Information on patent infringement charts; discussion of patent claims and how they are being infringed; summary of disruptive nature of the claims; white papers and descriptions of demonstrations and who attended, etc.
Discussion: Troyer Patent Claim Chart September 2013
pdated 12/ 2013 Presented by Diane Troyer Twitter: https://twitter.com/metatroyU
Definition of Patent Infringement? (Wikipedia) 2
List of Troyer Patents 2
Summary of the basic Troyer claims 3
Image Attributes According to Troyer Patent Claims 5
List of Infringements Companies 5
Companies Listed: Troyer Patent Claim Infringement Chart 6
Reflective Light Valve with laser: (DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, etc.) 6
Product Promotion: Indication 7
Future Infringement Issues 8
Needed Areas of Reverse Engineering 8
Laser projectors with other types of modulation shown not to work 9
Troyer patented reflective light valve architecture background 9
Summary: What Has Troyer Done About Infringements? 10
Troyer White Papers & Web Site’s 2003 and 2005 11
Standards Set on Basis of Troyer Patented Attributes 12
Appendix One: IF IT IS attributes transform display platforms 14
HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments/ Engine/ Edutainment 15
ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion (private / public/ non-profit franchises) 15
Appendix Two: Troyer Predictions 10 Years Ago Hold True Today 18
Appendix Three: Treatise on Color, Contrast & Imaging 21
Appendix Four: Grant for auto stereo images viewable from any angle 22
Note: Troyer calls laser projector camera —Meta Z*Tron Vision (Z*TV)
Definition of Patent Infringement? (Wikipedia)
Typically, a party (other than the patentee or licensee of the patentee) that manufactures, imports,
uses, sells, or offers for sale patented technology without permission/license from the patentee, during
the term of the patent and within the country that issued the patent, is considered to infringe the
In United States law, an infringement may occur where the defendant has made, used, sold,
offered to sell, or imported an infringing invention or its equivalent.
One also commits indirect
infringement if he actively and knowingly induces another to infringe, and is liable for that infringement.
Types of "indirect infringement" include "contributory infringement" and "induced infringement."
Mass Tackle: Many companies suddenly are building laser projectors for digital cinema/ Cinerama/
domes, each company spending over $10 million in developing their prototypes: Kodak, IMAX, Barco,
Christies, NEC, Sony, JVC, and RED, etc. Pico & smaller: Microvision. JVC (Rockwell Collins) did not spend
$10 million because they had direct help from Troyer. These companies saved much time and expense in
research and development being able to follow the Troyer paved path, their experts attending the
Metatron Laser Projector demonstrations. They have the Troyer patents and drawings and white paper
as easy blue prints to follow. Also some hired engineers & technicians that worked in the Troyer labs.
List of Troyer Patents
Canadian Patent: 2,372,833 January 15, 2013 Diane Troyer
United States Patent: 8113660 B1 February 14, 2012, Diane Troyer
Laser Projection Apparatus with camera and dimensional full spectrum colored sharp images
United States Patent: US 7,055,957 B2 Jun. 6, 2006; Diane Troyer
United States Patent: US 6,910,774 B2 June 28, 2005; Diane Troyer
Laser Projection Apparatus with Liquid-Crystal Light Valves and Scanning Reading Beam
Mexican Patent: PCT/US99/09501 November 18, 2004; Diane Troyer Mexican patent number: 224274
Indian Patent: IN/PCT/2000/00676/MUM; August 25, 2004, Diane Troyer
United States Patent: US 6,183,092 B1; February 5, 2001; Diane Troyer
Laser Projection Apparatus with Liquid-Crystal Light Valves & Scanning Reading Beam
*United States Patent: US 5,317,348 May 31, 1994; Dr. Randall J. Knize (owned by Diane Troyer)
Full color solid state laser projection system - (Troyer’s concept; Knize, solid-state laser expert)
Additional patent pending; submitted March 2006 Telecine and digital intermediate
• Provisional in process: (important breakthrough that adds value).
This is the summary of the basic Troyer claims
The Troyer patents and claims are listed and discussed in this document:
Expanded Laser beams are directed to a reflective light valve. The red laser is 635 nanometer or above
that mixes with the green and blue laser light. Spatially modulated non-crossing laser beams keep the
laser attributes to the screen (coherence and polarization). Laser images automatically adjust and are in
focus on any surface (dome, building, etc.).
Below is main claim in the Canadian patent issued January 15, 2013. Notice that this patent and patent
2006 and 2012 US make it clear that all reflective light valves are included (LCoS. DLP, MEMS, LED, etc.)
Canadian Patent: 2,372,833 January 15, 2013 Diane Troyer
1. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laser
light of wavelength equal to six hundred thirty-five nanometers or longer; a reflective light valve for modulating
the beam with a desired image; and means for directing the beam onto a face of the light valve to modulate the
beam with said desired image, wherein the laser projector is adapted to project the beam with non-crossing rays
and to preserve spatial modulation in the projected beam.
United States Patent: US 6,183,092 B1; February 5, 2001; Diane Troyer (claims)
1. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light of
wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective liquid-crystal light (Troyer note:
this broadens to reflective light valve in US 2006, 2012, Canada 2013—DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, or any other to be
invented) 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 laser light; and wherein the laser light of wavelength about 635
nanometers or longer mixes with the green and blue 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
visible speckle 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 a picture 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.
4. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for protecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light of
wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; and a reflective light valve for modulating
the beam with a desired image; wherein the laser light sometimes generates visible speckle 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 a picture; said suppressing means comprising means for displacing the beam substantially as a unit
during its projection
7. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for protecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light of
wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective light valve for modulating the
beam with a desired image; wherein the light valve has a beam-modulation stage for impressing the desired image
onto 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 for directing the beam onto successive selected portions of the
modulation stage, and for generally synchronizing the directing means with the image-writing means.
8. A laser projector for use in forming an image on an irregular projection medium having portions at distinctly
different distances from the projectors said projector comprising: (TROYER NOTE: This would be domes,
Cinerama, simulation, immersion, etc.) laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light
of wavelength about six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; a reflective light valve for modulating the
beam with a desired image; wherein the light valve operates by introducing at least partial disruption of the laser-
light coherence; and means for projecting the picture beam onto such irregular projection medium to form an
image that appears substantially sharp on said portions of distinctly different distances, notwithstanding said at
least partial disruption of coherence.
9. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting along a path a picture beam that includes laser light
which sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium, said path having
an axis; and means for at least partly suppressing visible speckle when in such a picture; and the suppressing
means comprising means for displacing the axis of the path during projection of beam.
10. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting along a path a picture beam that includes laser light
which sometimes generates visible speckle when used to form a picture on a projection medium; means for at
least partly suppressing visible speckle when in such a picture;
the suppressing means comprising means for displacing the path during projection of the beam; and
a liquid-crystal light valve having a beam-modulation stage for impressing an image onto the beam; and wherein:
the displacing means scan the beam over the beam-modulation stage during said projection.
United States Patent: US 6,910,774 B2 June 28, 2005; Diane Troyer
1. A laser projector comprising: laser apparatus for projecting a picture beam that includes visible laser light of
wavelength equal to six hundred thirty-five (635) nanometers or longer; and a reflective light valve for modulating
the beam with a desired image.
US Patent: 8113660 Feb. 14, 2012, Diane Troyer (Laser projector with camera projecting dimensional images)
1. A laser apparatus (projector) comprising: a camera having an image sensor for gathering an image;
a laser modulator for receiving a signal from the image sensor then projecting the image as a picture beam,
wherein the beam that is projected includes visible laser light having a wavelength of 635 nanometers red or
longer; a reflective light valve for modulating the beam; and means for addressing the laser beam on the face
of the light valve during projection of said desired image; wherein the projector produces collimated spatially
modulated laser beams that produce sharp images with depth.
3. 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 low power amplified-modulated lasers; means to scan modulated
lasers with multiple axis; said laser projector has a beam- modulation stage for imprinting images onto colored
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 the projected image; wherein the laser beams are
substantially parallel rays, and retain the inherent
polarization and collimation of the laser beam.
Image Attributes According to Troyer Patent Claims
Lasers addressed to a reflective light valve (includes LCoS, ILA, DLP, MEMS, LED or any
to be invented) – broad claim reinforced in patent US 2006 and 2012 and Canada.
Lasers 635 nanometer red or above with blue & green for full color spectrum images.
Cyan (near 488 nm.) added to RGB for better blacks and whites.
The spatially modulated deeper 635 nm red and cyan (488 nm) images reduce speckle.
The laser beam is expanded (safer for the eye than a direct laser beam out of lens).
Expanded beam unit: images retain polarized non-crossing rays with spatial modulation, each
pixel obtaining depth of focus imaging, which creates better 3D (dimensional images).
The expanded spatially modulated laser beam creates a square image on the screen with even
distribution of light across the dome, irregular surface or flat screen (no hot brighter centers).
The laser images automatically adjust in real time to any irregular surface.
The laser attributes of coherence and collimation and inherent polarization are retained in the
modulated image to the screen and provide better sharp vivid images and better 3D.
Modulated laser images with reflective light valve keep their inherent quality to screen.
The laser beams modulated by a reflective light valve create always in focus and innately
sharp vivid images automatically on any irregular surface such as a Cinerama or domes.
Laser apparatus with camera and projector – the camera in real time captures subject (image)
which is amplified on the big screen.
Dimensional and holographic images are captured by the control stage camera sensor and
modulated and amplified by the reflective light valve into colored laser beams.
Microscopic, telescopic, multi-phase images, etc. are captured by camera and modulated and
amplified by the reflective light valve into one or more colored laser beams.
Telecine pictures are camera scanned and captured (film, slides, prints) and transformed to
laser full spectrum color with high resolution and high contrast images.
Telecine images can transform to dimension depth appearing Cinerama on flat screens.
Images are captured on a performance stage (or microscopic stage) and are transformed to
dimensional laser images that are projected on a big screen or streamed to other monitors.
List of Infringements Companies
Pico (hand held/ mobile with lasers) Microvision, Aaxa, BenQ,
Pico (vehicle; navigation; etc.) Microvision/ Pioneer (vehicle)
Smart TV with laser: LG, Sony, Intel (Microvision)
Red (HDI), Light Blue Optics (LBO)
Medical None—that we have located
Digital Laser Cinema Sony, Kodak, IMAX, NEC, Barco,
Christies, Red, LIPA (non-profit)
Domes/ Planetarium IMAX (claim rights), Rockwell Collins
Simulation, Signage JVC, Rockwell Collins
Companies Listed: Troyer Patent Claim Infringement Chart
PICO: Microvision (Pioneer), Aaxa, BenQ
Small/ medium: LG, Sony, HDI, RED. JVC, Microvision (Intel)
Digital Cinema: LIPA, IMAX/Kodak/ Barco, NEC, Christies, Sony, Digital Projection
Dome: Planetarium/Simulation: Rockwell Collins, JVC, IMAX
Reflective Light Valve (RLV) with laser light (DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, etc.)
Projectors Pico SmartTV Digital Cinema Simulation Domes
Full color red >635 nm (all) X X X X X
Add Cyan (assumed) X X X X X
Better blacks, less speckle
Infinite focus (IF) X implies IF implies IF X implies IF
Ability for short throw X X X X X
Polarized Coherent (3D) X X X X X
Reflective Light Valve (all) LCoS/MEMS LCoS//DLP/LED DLP/LCoS LCoS LCoS/ DLP
RLV Spatial modulated (all) X X X X X
Eye safe expanded Beams X X X X X
Beam directed to RLV X X X X X
Background of the Technology and Troyer’s background
This is an overview of the technology and how it was invented with background.
Explanation of technology to John Deere
Laser Device: Camera/ Projector: February 14, 2012
More Eye Safe: The Troyer patent claims suggest using laser expanded beams (but not limited to).
Expanded laser beams are more eye safe. Dangerous for the eyes are direct pointed laser beams out of
lens. In the Troyer sub claims it is taught that the laser beam is not a point but is expanded (optically
spread) to a slot/ line. The fast moving line has been shown to be as eye safe as peering into a bright
lamp. The laser beams are spatially modulated by a reflective light modulator and then the expanded
beams are reflected out of the lens. The bright image does not contain pointed laser beams. The lines
contain spatially modulated pixels (with depth). The laser images keep the laser attributes of
polarization, collimation and coherence. The spatially modulated full color spectrum images keep the
laser attributes in each pixel on the line. Prior laser projection art did not teach an eye safe method.
Troyer’s Patents: Troyer’s patents cover these areas: Laser apparatus, projector, camera and projector
with full color, high contrast dimensional infinite focused images. The claims also cover the Telecine and
Digital Intermediate processing of images. The Troyer patented process is KISS (simple & streamlined)
and 10 times less expensive and more user friendly that any other method on the market. Most
important the dome images are 10 times better than other images.
Product Promotion: Indication
Note: In 2013 other descriptions are used instead of “always in focus”
AAXA Technologies, Inc: http://www.aaxatech.com The AAXA L1 - the world’s first laser powered
pocket projector. The AAXA L1 v2 pocket updated design improves the performance -- unique three-
color laser light source enables images amazing color saturation that are always in focus combines a
revolutionary laser light source, proprietary despeckling technology, and an LCoS imager (reflective light
valve): 20 lumens, 800×600 resolution; Eliminating pixilation problem found in other projectors.
Microvision: promotional sheet: With the MicroVision SHOWWX+™, the world’s first laser projector is
now even brighter – our PicoP® display engine allows you to enjoy deep, rich color projection with bright
and vivid laser images that are always in focus. Even on curved surfaces. We call this ‘infinite focus’
Microvision Blog: http://www.microvision.com/displayground/uncategorized/moving-the-
Because our PicoP display engine uses a raster scan method to create a picture pixel by pixel, line by line,
it knows at any given time where those pixels are being painted by the engine. This allows us to couple a
photo detector with the engine which then can be used to track a reflective surface by tracking the XY
coordinate of the light that is reflected back. 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)
Pioneer: http://www.microvision.com/displayground/tag/pioneer/ MicroVision & Pioneer signed a
memorandum (MOU) for future manufacturing and commercial distribution of MicroVision’s PicoP-
based display engines. Microvision Laser Engine: Pioneer uses the Microvision process (Troyer’s patent)
for vehicle window holographic type images. (Note: Troyer was in discussion with Rockwell Collins under
Non-disclosure (NDA) about vehicle displays-- cockpit, tanks, etc.).
Intel and Mircrovision: Intel’s former CTO, Justin Rattner stated that laser TV was the next Smart TV.
Suggested was a larger version (like Microvision) for gamers, home theater, etc. The basic Troyer
patented design also works with medical, instrumentation, scientific; signage, 3D dome, HIVE platforms.
Future Infringement Issues
It can be shown that many infringers spent a fortune trying to write around Troyer’s patents to no avail.
Laser apparatus with projector and camera applications (Feb. 14, 2012) patent
Areas where laser images are used in immersive space and venues and on curved surfaces, etc.
Lasers are used for projection, immersive gaming, home theater, and signage
Projection mapping is not needed with the Troyer laser approach (sides of buildings, etc.)
Lasers are considered substitute for lamps in digital cinema
Lasers create ability for more realistic images with dimensional images w/o glasses
Laser images on water, fog, cloud screens and weather balloons in sky
Troyer patented approach most KISS: streamlined, user friendly, less costly
Troyer approach: best image with vivid sharp full color spectrum- best blacks (contrast)
Real time domes, Cinerama, simulations, augmented realities, themed venues, etc.
Telecine: copying images (slides, film, etc.), transforming images with full color and depth.
Lasers create best auto stereo: Images are most effective when shown on a curved/ dome screen
instead of a flat screen. Curved screens provide X (width), Y (height) and Z (depth) in the curve.
Some Suggested Areas of Reverse Engineering
LCD Laser projectors and Laser Plasma projectors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU7-kfE0Il4
Note: the hybrids are not as effective as straight laser and do not have the special laser attributes.
Reverse engineering will be done on projectors for homes and gaming such as the Casio laser projectors
and the Sony laser hybrid projector. When they suggest LED/ Laser images, these companies do not
discuss how used. What modulator do they use? Sony is certainly using their LCoS.
Laser projectors with other types of modulation shown not to work
1. AOM (acoustic optical modulation)—RF frequencies: TRW (former war room walls): Too many optics;
The AOM is not optically efficient; reduces brightness; The AOM is not user friendly; Placing the laser
beam is like putting a thread through the eye of a needle. The Air Force stopped using the AOM in 1990,
when they discontinued the TRW AOM laser projectors in the war rooms command & control.
2. Grated Light Valve (GLV): Silicon Light Machine (Sony, Evans & Sutherland, Rockwell Collins); Kodak
Grated Light Valve (many patents based on this method). The testing finally proved the GLV is the
wrong light valve for modulation for laser projectors. Sony, Kodak and Evans & Sutherland stopped using
the GLV soon after 2004 (realized Troyer’s patented approach better). Rockwell Collins purchased rights
to the Evans & Sutherland laser projector for simulation in 2006 for $72.5 million (got Utah buildings
also). Rockwell was very aware that the E&S GLV laser projector did not work and mothballed. Now
Rockwell states licensing purchase as reason to produce laser planetariums and simulation, etc.
Sony and Kodak attempted to correct the corrupted GLV laser beams, but found that their correction
was not KISS (streamlined). Kodak dumped their GLV light valve approach and used the Troyer patented
process for their first laser projection demonstrations in late 2011 and 2012. JVC helped Kodak behind
the scenes with laser projection using the Troyer patented process.
Troyer patented reflective light valve architecture background
More optically efficient image; not as many optics needed; KISS—more streamlined
Does not disrupt the laser beam quality; keeps polarization, collimation, and coherence of beam.
This video of the Metatron Laser projector in 2000 shares the patented attributes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yCTJQirAv8 (history from TRW to Troyer MetaZtron patents)
Videos with infringement with images or descriptions
Then IMAX/ Kodak/ Barco: Dec. 2013; http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/imax-sasaki-kogyo-
ink-deal-662669 -- placing laser theaters in Japan does not eliminate the infringement issues.
JVC and Rockwell Collins (Rod Sterling): laser projector (Infringing) ---Rod Sterling is the JVC engineer
and is demonstrating the JVC laser projector. Sterling and Dr. Bleha worked with us to set up and test
the 10 Hughes JVC ILA projector bases in preparation to install the lasers and the Troyer designed optic
box. These projectors were assembled for the waiting clients: Griffith Park Planetarium; Williams Air
Force Base for “out of window pilot training” (Raytheon-NDA); Famous Players (Canada); Sister
European Company (owned by Vivendi); - in discussion with Universal City Walk for dome. Metatron
Inc. (California) was the OEM for JVC. We used the JVC as a base projector for the lasers. Troyer
introduced JVC Rod Sterling to Rockwell as her vendor. Both JVC and Rockwell were under NDA with
Troyer and her companies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRoiz913nk&list=TL57EBxb-iLTQ
Boeing: deal to work with JVC high resolution for military simulation. Is this also with Rockwell
Boeing 360 degree video with “constant resolution” –patented screen:
Hollywood’s Variety: Christies Laser Projector in Paul Allen’s Seattle Cinerama—to be installed:
Barco: Barco and D3D Cinema to Present Giant Screen 4K 3D Laser Projection Demo at 2nd Annual
Moody Digital Cinema Symposium
IMAX and KODAK and BARCO: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1222364361001/imax-ceo-on-laser-
NEC: Projectors – Laser – NEC showcased its laser-based digital cinema projector at the recent
CineEurope 2013 conference in Barcelona, Spain. NEC NC1040L was shown and discussed
Microvision Blog: http://www.microvision.com/displayground/uncategorized/moving-the-
Microvision/ Pioneer: http://www.microvision.com/displayground/tag/pioneer/
AAXA Technologies, Inc.: Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.aaxatech.com Product
Name: L1 v2 LCOS Projector
Light Blue Optics (Stopped manufacturing and selling – founders left—no patents)
The founders raised over $150 million. They left the company when they found they had infringed on
the Troyer patent. They did not have patents to cover the laser TV approach.
LG Laser Projector: 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9q-co7Li9I -- LG Laser Projector: 2013
Note: Added--- news release March 3, 2014
Laser-Projecto.aspx Christies, one of the digital cinema companies infringing, announces finding a
solution for a more color balanced image. Troyer teaches to use the three primary colors (red, green,
and blue) plus cyan and other wave lengths (secondary) to achieve better color, whites and blacks and
to get rid of speckle. Keeping the polarization throughout the system is KISS- simplifies and creates
better 3D. Missing is discussion: the ability to always be in focus if collimation, polarization, and
coherence are kept in the image to the screen.
Summary: What Has Troyer Done About Infringements?
LIPA Consortium: The LIPA consortium members consist of Kodak, Sony, IMAX, NEC, Dolby, Disney, THX,
Christies, Barco and Texas Instrument, Digital Projection, etc. The LIPA consortium was marketing
Troyer’s patented KISS approach (keep it simple: streamline). LIPA represented that their members
devised the new laser display approach, even though representatives from most of these companies
have attended the Metatron Laser Projector demonstrations with great interest and received white
papers (documented). Metatron now is called MetaZtron Vision–MZTV.
The Kodak representative attended a private demonstration at our Lexel Laser Lab in 2000. In 2003
Kodak received a leapfrog patent in Europe (addition to the Troyer patent claims). In 2011 Kodak
demonstrated a prototype laser projector based on the Troyer patents. Troyer through email (published
on her blog) informed Peter Lude of Sony (was chairman of LIPA) that LIPA members were promoting
Troyer’s patented process. Lude held a meeting with the members to discuss. Troyer received an email
back that LIPA is not responsible for their members and to approach each individually. Copies are
published on the Troyer Metatroy blog. http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/409/
Since the Troyer letter was received, LIPA has changed their promotion and are not active. Pete Lude
was laid off from Sony digital cinema and is not active in the LIPA Consortium today.
LIPA Consortium Companies: The LIPA Companies have each invested more than 10 million in building
digital cinema laser projector prototypes. It appears that Sony, Barco, and Christies and NEC and others
have had demonstrations that share projectors ready for market for the digital cinema arena. These
companies mostly follow the stereo two channel approach. They are attempting to fit into the theaters
that already exist with flat screens. Christies, however, has had a dome demonstration in Russia and is
doing an installation in Paul Allen’s Cinerama Theater in Seattle, so showing true colors.
Troyer was accusing the LIPA group of providing misinformation. The LIPA members were not the first
to create laser projection. The LIPA members do not have patents covering the basic laser projector
architecture. After receiving letter, LIPA stopped promoting Laser Projection. Sony did not
commercialize their commercial laser projector as promised. (See more information about LIPA below).
Troyer has been writing comments about IMAX for quite some time, since her projectors were stolen on
the way to be installed with customers: Air Force—Raytheon, Griffith Park Planetarium, Famous Players
(Canada) and European sister company owned by Vivendi. An example of IMAX misrepresentation to
their stock holders: Press Release: May 2003 IMAX announced they would deliver digital projectors for
their theaters and dome (IMAX CEO, Phil Anschutz (AEG) and James Cameron announcement). Troyer
later in 2012 informed IMAX and Kodak of the infringement in her letter to the LIPA consortium. Copies
are published on Troyer Metatroy blog. http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/409/
NDA and Discussions: Symbol, Motorola, Dell, SAIC, Telcordia, Rockwell Collins, JVC.
Troyer White Papers & Web Site’s 2003 and 2005
Web Site 2003 (not changed) http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/Contents.htm
Any of these articles can be read to see the 2003 roadmap. The below are suggested for best overview
White Paper 1998 for patent attorney —published 2003 on web site
Working with military 2000: http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/bio.htm
Holodeck playpen plan 2002: http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/paperholodeck.htm
White Paper 2004: provided for Intel; shared with Warner and other potential clients at demonstrations
and updated for Intel at their request (shared on the Metatroy blog)
http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2012/08/ (see comments)
2005 web site: proposal for themed edutainment for Iowa City/ Coralville; NDA with Rockwell Collins;
Planned support for MetaSphere (Dr. Gurnett’s space sounds synced with NASA and Jet Propulsion
dimensional space images http://www.metatronvision.com/ZTV.html
http://www.bname.ru/analysis/metatroy.wordpress.com/ (Russians are sharing Troyer’s blog)
NOTE: Other technical white papers (auto dimensional) etc. (on request and with NDA)
DCI Sets Standards for Color Based on Troyer Patent Attributes:
DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative): Troyer’s patent claims created the standard for laser full broadband
color. Troyer demonstrated that it is possible to have full color spectrum digital projection (2000 -
2004). The DCI committee was worried because arc lamp digital projectors were not capable of full
spectrum film like color. Howard Lukk (head of technology DCI) viewed and measured Metatron
laser projector specifications at IVC (International Video Convergence), Burbank (2002). Realizing
full broadband colored images were possible, the DCI consortium mandated digital cinema full
spectrum color. Another suggested mandate is to add cyan (near 488 nm) to RGB. Troyer’s claims
state laser red (635 nm or over) is needed for full color spectrum. Adding cyan (near 488 nm) creates
fuller color and better whites and blacks (better contrast) and less speckle. The lasers are directed to a
reflective light valve where the images are spatially modulated into the expanded beams.
Troyer patented laser projector and camera device produces photo-realistic images. The projection
replicates dimensional capture (not possible with other devices). Red over 635 nm includes infrared,
used in sensors (Kinect) and 3D scanning. The patents teach how to achieve best image (color,
resolution, contrast, dynamic range, pure white and black - star field quality). The laser light does not
bleed into the black areas (better contrast). The replicated images are amplified without pixel
artifacts and projected easily on 4 ft. wide to 80 ft. curved screens. The viewer enjoys full field of view
from any angle, the picture always sharp and focused.
Laser image attributes provide spatially modulated Z depth and IF IT IS (IF infinite focus, IT
instant transfer, IS innate sharpness). Multiplexed images are formed without speckle or causing eye
strain. Expanded laser beams spatially modulate a group of pixels (slot/line) at the same time, which
eliminates the need for higher frame rate, reduces blurriness and judder and makes the images more
eye safe (no pointed laser beam) and eye comfortable. There are no “perceptual artifacts”: Troyer
teaches how to eliminate pixel artifacts in the image and how to have even light distribution on the
curved screens. Arc lamp projectors create hot spots in the middle of curved screens. Troyer teaches
that always focused images with great dynamic range (full spectrum color) and spatially modulated Z
depth in each pixel is the basis for creating the holographic process. The instant transformation (IF
IT IS) is accomplished with fast moving “clean” expanded modulated laser beams. Solid state lasers
(diodes) take very little power and have long lives (years) compared to other light processes.
MetaZtron HIVE (holographic immersive virtual engine) can be used as a telecine and DI (digital
intermediary) post house tool kit. This combined with the IF IT IS attributes of the projector
presents IT (instant transfer) real time KISS (streamlined) end to end solutions.
Further Discussion and Details
Troyer is an independent inventor, meaning she is not associated with a big company or institution. The
claim chart lists companies that are infringing on the Troyer patents. Troyer has been offered upfront
payment by patent brokers and the king NIH (not invented here) companies that have been quite
successful in helping patent holders receive a great return from infringers. They do not pay to play
unless they know they can win.
License instead of selling: Those experts who understand this patent area state that if handled correctly,
the Troyer patents are a gold mine. Troyer is receiving offers from many quarters. Her Canadian patent
attorney has advised Troyer, since there is so much interest, that she hires a well-respected strong
attorney in her inventions niche area that is adept at making deals and licensing.
Model: License instead of selling the patent portfolio: Locate strategic vendor parties to demonstrate
the most advanced Troyer models; strategic partner supports the assembly/ manufacturer/ etc.
Strategic partner has corporative agreements to further the commercialization. Deals are made with
companies that infringers are tackled from large dome, digital cinema, industrial, smart TV (Zuitcase) to
Pico. Deal examples: Motorola Mobility (R&D Google), Dell Microsoft X Box, Sony PlayStation.
Digital Cinema and Dome 3D: Troyer has demonstrated her patented big laser TV to main players. Some
of these companies formed a Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) set up to promote and
market their laser projectors they are building for digital cinema.
Question? Is LIPA - the Laser Projector Consortium marketing laser projectors with infinite focus?
Answer: Yes if they are providing vivid 3D images. They produce infinite sharp images by keeping the
laser’s attributes of polarization and coherence in the expanded laser beam. You cannot deliver laser
images with good 3D unless you retain the laser beam attributes. Kodak provided the first LIPA
demonstration. Kodak definitely used the Troyer patented process and thus delivered great more
realistic 3D images with sharp vivid focused images (Troyer’s patented process with IF IT IS- - infinite
focus, instant transfer, innate sharpness). Since then laser digital cinema demonstrations have been held
by Sony, NEC, Barco, Christies, and RED. IMAX has licensed the Kodak patents and is blatantly claiming
to have rights to provide full color spectrum domes. So far no one has found a better way than the
Troyer patented architecture to create laser KISS- streamlined images.
Infringement Today: We have blogs and social media, so blatant infringements by companies and
blatant representations by a consortium formed by these companies is not as likely to work. It is in fact
the classic example of why innovation is threatened. Why should those watching the Troyer struggle try
to innovate? Why have inventions if the big companies can copy and get by with infringement?
Troyer’s Patents: Laser apparatus, projector, camera and projector with full color, high contrast
dimensional infinite focused images. The claims also cover the Telecine and Digital Intermediate
processing of images. The Troyer patented process is KISS (simple & streamlined) and 10 times less
expensive and more user friendly than any other method on the market. Most important the dome
images are 10 times better than other images.
Smaller Projectors & Pico: Motorola interested – attorneys worked with Troyer to evaluate if
Microvision was infringing. Smart TV (Internet TV): next big market after smart phone and tablet we call
the suitcase for home, consumer, industrial. Gamers and consumers call for auto stereo (3D without
glasses). Steve Jobs stated he would be delivering dimensional laser TV, but he did not have the
patents. There is a race now to see who delivers the next hot consumer smart TV and gaming device:
Apple TV, Google TV, Microsoft, VIZIO, Samsung, Sony, Dell, etc. LG, Sony and Casio have delivered laser
TV for the home. Troyer’s patents represent IF IT IS- infinite focus, instant transformation, and innate
sharpness — attributes that deliver the long awaited auto dimensional TV (w/o glasses). Troyer and
team are now aligning with experts to help market and negotiate deals with the interested parties.
All Crave Dimensional Imaging: Gamers and consumers call for a KISS smart TV that can take Internet
streaming and translate to auto dimensional images. The military and government and educational
institutions want a more realistic immersive training and simulation. Planetariums and dome theaters in
museums and digital cinema theaters want more naturalistic real time best images instead of dim
picture and headaches with the 3D of today. They want a KISS solution (simple/ streamlined) that is less
costly and can sell more tickets. Science centers, museums, planetariums, institutional and municipality
screens should be sustainable and not depend on constant fund raisers and charity.
IMAX Dome Demonstration 2000: Troyer and team shared the video MetaZtron Laser projector on the
IMAX dome in San Jose Tech Museum. The images automatically adjusted to the 85 ft. curved dome
screen. This was breakthrough and the clients stood up screaming. It is still breakthrough. No one has
accomplished such a feat since. http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/worlds-first-laser-video-
Pico: The Microvision Pico laser projector infringes Troyer’s patent claims. Intel and Pioneer have
recently signed to be OEM and sell Microvision laser engine. Intel’s former CEO stated they want to take
the Microvision designs to a bigger screen for gamers, home theater, etc. Aaxa is delivering to the
market Pico projectors with the Troyer design. The basic Troyer patented design also works with
medical, instrumentation, scientific, signage, 3D dome. The keystone evolves the HIVE platforms.
Summary: The siren call is for a Smart TV that can take the Internet streaming and translate to auto
dimensional images (3D with no glasses). MetaZtron Vision (MZTV) covers laser TV from Pico (small hand
held) to large 3D dome theaters. All digital cinema projectors use reflective light valve (RLV). Troyer’s
patents provide the simplest (KISS), best and cheapest laser images. Gamers and home theater owners
and digital cinema theater audiences want full spectrum colored dimensional infinite focused images
that are Z*Rama (dimensional Cinerama). The military and government and educational institutions
want more realistic immersive training and simulation. Sensors have evolved with Moore’s law. Displays
have stayed in the dark ages. The experts have qualified the Troyer patents as the solution for
dimensional dome theaters. This is because she has patented the most KISS streamlined solution for
modulated image to adjust to a dome, simulation, Cinerama, or irregular screen. The Troyer claims cover
modulating Z depth into laser beams creating curved space real time dimensional images w/o glasses.
Appendix One: IF IT IS attributes transform display platforms
Gamers, consumers and workers have a portable inexpensive suitcase smart TV (Z-Case)
Digital Cinema audiences and big dome themed edutainment: images more like nature.
Museums, Science Centers, Labs, Planetariums, Institutions, Municipalities, Community
Military/ government wait for HIVE (evolved CAVE) immersive training/ simulation
Simulation; Augmented & virtual realities: Holodeck playpen training/learning/playing
Signage: innovative approach with depth of focus (real time feeds on curved screens)
Opera/ Broadway/ music tour, staging and backsets for performance/ content productions
Telecine & DI (digital intermediate) evolve: post house & consumer copying film, video, any feed
Medical: dimensional images (ex. Endoscopic) not distorted on flat screens, but viewed as
captured (contrast, resolution, colors, depth, always in focus—MRI slices combined in real time
dimensional vivid images). HIVE rehabilitation, healing, biofeedback, behavior modification
Scientific/ Instrumentation/ Microscopic/
Linchpin KISS: augmented & virtual realties, immersion, holodeck playpen (imagination the limit)
HIVE: Holographic Immersive Virtual Environments/ Engine/ Edutainment
HIVE platforms: MetaZtron Vision (MZTV) is the linchpin for the HIVE – as important as the printing
press was to publishing. The images can be projected in 3D curved space. HIVE platforms create more
realistic images. The HIVE is the Smart TV (Internet TV) that interconnects devices using the current
infrastructure. Gamers and consumers want HIVE auto-dimensional vivid bright images in curved space.
Open Architecture: Many applications will be created and streamlined with the HIVE open architecture
platforms. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality/ CAVE/ Telepresence. KISS (streamlined) immersive
learning and training can be available at reasonable costs. Participants create apps for the HIVE
platforms. The HIVE platforms make possible the MetaShell performance studio and the Holodeck
Playpen with real time dimensional images in curved space --- 10 times less costly, 10 times better
picture, 10 times more user friendly (10x10x10x) than any other platform available . HIVE platforms
provide dimensional transformations for location based edutainment, themed park entertainment,
immersive training and learning, etc. Community Center Portals, Institutions, Municipalities, Science
Labs, Planetariums, Museums, Opera staging, Gaming theaters, etc.
ZELF: Zone Enhanced Location Fusion (private / public/ non-profit franchises)
MetaZone gaming immersive mini theaters
WarpZone & Z*Pod (dome clear cover): mash up arcades, edutainment, gamification.
Bucket of Dreams: advanced Chucky Cheese type franchise (imagine the transformation)
Teen Green Screen with MetaShell (big curved screen) and Holodeck content tool kits: create
local games, horror interactive movies, merchandising; fractal immersion rooms; traveling to
different times in history or in space: a teaching play space where all ages congregate,
collaborate, celebrate, create content and experience with hands on participation.
STEAM TEAMS: Placing art (A) into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)
ZPA (healing spa devices and pod immersion): laser light healing /sports injury healing/ aging
beautification / animal healing/ get rid of arthritis/ cleansing/ group game healing/reprogramming
HIVE holodeck playpen: biofeedback, behavior modification, right left brain balance,
neurological adjustments ridding phobias, increasing mental acuteness & brain connections
(dementia, Parkinson, autism, etc. Ex: burn victims heal much faster in iceberg VR & AR.
MetaStation: dome train rides (great immersive canvas; visual graphics artists & special effects).
MetaSphere: combination Dome Screens for Z*Rama movies (dimensional Cinerama),
Planetarium, Designing and building backset staging for performance/ extravaganzas.
ZELF (Zone Enhanced Location Fusion) lab attached to MetaSphere: applications for the HIVE.
Karaoke backsets/ Performance clubs: Automatic backsets with performer interacting in the
world (small MZTV projector camera—capture; etc. Performer can design their own worlds.
Zeons (trained in the art) form STEAM TEAMS to accomplish their missions: edutainment.
Example One: Christies is infringing using the Troyer patented process. Their first US permanent
installation is planned for the Seattle Cinerama Theater owned by Paul Allen. Paul Allen has been
informed for the last 10 years with different proposals about Troyer’s solution for digital Cinerama.
Alex Stedman (Hollywood’s Variety) stated on 8/26/2013 “Laser-driven movie projectors have long
been a tech Holy Grail, but now they’re finally going commercial”. Laser-driven projectors are
expected to solve many of the problems of dark and muddy imagery that have plagued digital 3D
projection throughout the history of the format. http://variety.com/2013/film/news/laser-movie-
Cinerama: The laser projector is to be placed in the Seattle Cinerama owned by Microsoft co-founder
Paul Allen. In 2010 Troyer submitted to Paul Allen’s Vulcan Company a Cinerama proposal with her
patented Metatron laser projector. The doorkeepers rejected it. The proposal was also emailed to the
Seattle Cinerama, but it is not known if it was reviewed. The original proposal was written for Digital
Domain to provide for Paul Allen’s Cinerama Theater built in the Experience Museum.
Dome Venues: The Themed Entertainment Gallery slide share document describes edutainment dome
themed venues (Cinerama, HIVE, simulation, etc.). Any feature or video can be shown on a Cinerama
screen in real time. Suggested is to use 3 to 4 aspect ratio like IMAX dome screens so the image feeds do
not have to be altered. The Motion Control Cinerama screen (30 ft. high and 70 ft. wide) has the
specifications the architect had built into the Experience Museum (page 16). In this case it is better to
use 3 to 6 merged projectors than one high end laser projector.
Motion Control Cinerama Theater: “The Three J’s”: Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janet Joplin left
this earth before they were 27. They come back in the virtual world to give some advice. This is a
modified version that Troyer wrote for Digital Domain. They had the contract to develop Paul Allen’s
digital Cinerama planned for the Experience Museum in Seattle. Paul Allen is a Jimmy Hendrix fan and
also loves Cinerama. It was a great disappointment that the Experience Cinerama never happened and
they tore down the theater. Paul Allen, 13 years later, is now getting his digital Cinerama. Christies is
infringing the patented Troyer laser projector. Included is a patent infringement chart explaining the
claims. Maybe Paul Allen can at least finally read “Three Jays” (page 16) written for him.
Paul Allen was a big investor in DreamWorks. This is the 2001 invitation to DreamWorks to see the
Metatron Laser Projector demonstration: http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/studio.htm
Example Two: Troyer had NDA with Rockwell Collins and JVC. Metatron Inc. was the JVC OEM (1998 –
2003). Troyer introduced Rockwell Collins to her vendors including JVC. JVC and Rockwell are now
working together (NDA with both). Telcordia helped prepare for Rockwell Collins contract by evaluating
the upgraded MetaZtron model. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRoiz913nk
Rockwell Collins: Troyer moved permanently to Iowa in 2004. Rockwell Collins expressed great interest
in the technology and a NDA (non- disclosure agreement) was signed. The Rockwell Collins point person
wanted white papers and specific descriptions in addition to discussing in detail the patent drawings and
claims. He asked and was introduced to Troyer’s experts and vendors. Strong indications were that
Rockwell Collins was interested in a strategic partnership or licensing based on the Troyer invention.
Models Discussed With Rockwell Collins: Troyer worked in seven different areas with Rockwell: 1. Small
dimensional vivid cockpit/ vehicle displays. 2. Kiss designs for curved simulation immersion and screens.
3. Designing and human factors 4. HIVE platforms and situation awareness for pilots and for immersive
training. 5. Suitcase model for Command & Control on the ground and situation awareness 6. Dome big
screen immersive training, planetarium, Command & Control walls, Backset staging for conferences and
arenas, etc. 7. Meta Z*box: server, storage, image enhancement, scalability, VFX tools, etc.
Prior Work: Much of the work had been done with Williams Air Force base (Raytheon) who reviewed
and endorsed and ordered the Metatron simulation model. Zuddites thwarted the delivery.
Holodeck Playpen: Troyer and colleagues have been exploring situation awareness with HIVE platforms
since the middle 80’s. In order to design a holodeck playpen for gaming or a MetaShell for live
performance staging, situation awareness is part of the process.
COTS and Lasers: While working with Troyer and strongly insinuating their great interest in Troyer’s
patents, Troyer was the good potential strategic partner for Rockwell Collins, making sure that her
patented laser projector was COTS (all parts off the shelf). Missing were lasers. She had solid state lasers
custom made in China to fit in the updated model projector in her Iowa City lab. Her engineering
support was from Softronics in Marion, Iowa. She paid for the $80,000 using her farm land as collateral.
Delivered were 5 watts each red, green and blue solid state lasers that plugged into the wall socket and
were air cooled (breakthrough). Very specific specifications were provided. She proved to Rockwell that
indeed lasers were mature (guaranteed for > 15,000 hours). Troyer had lasers custom made because she
could not find any lasers to purchase that were not cost prohibitive and with the right power and color.
KISS: Troyer introduced Rockwell to expert, Dr. Adam Drobot at Telcordia (former Baby Bell) and owned
by SAIC. Drobot had evaluated the Metatron demonstration for clients in Burbank and also evaluated
the Troyer patents. He also was asked to see behind the scene R&D by other companies working on
laser projection. He was able to verify that indeed the Metatron patented architecture was the KISS
(streamlined) approach with best images.
Telcordia: Troyer and Telcordia engineer made arrangements for a review of her upgrades and to
prepare further to work with Rockwell. She spent a day in New Jersey where the Telcordia experts asked
questions and evaluated her designs. They had done their homework—read white papers, etc. Included
was an optic physicist, three engineers and a business consultant and Troyer’s point person. Dr. Drobot
also attended the afternoon session of the meeting. The laser physicist and point person visited Troyer’s
lab in Iowa City when they traveled to visit Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids.
Rockwell Collins Announcement: Rockwell purchases the Evans & Sutherland (E&S) area that included
exclusive rights to the E&S laser projector for $71.5 million. This was especially perturbing to Troyer
because she knew the E&S laser projector would not work from previous experience.
1. Evans & Sutherland head engineer and head of business visited the Metatron Lab in Fremont (Silicon
Valley) 2000. They went back to their CEO and told him that they were on the wrong path and that the
Troyer architecture was the KISS (streamlined) solution. The CEO declined. E&S had paid $10 million for
the simulation rights to Silicon Light Machine (SLM) grated light valve. Sony had paid $30 million for the
rights for entertainment. The SLM grated light valve limits the brightness and corrupts the laser beam.
No IF IT IS, so no ability to automatically adjust to the curved screen. Real time feeds were not possible.
Note: Kodak’s patents are mainly based on practicing laser projectors around a grating light valve.
2. When the Metatron projectors were stolen, Griffith Park Planetarium had to find a solution. They
were closed for refurbish. Evans & Sutherland (E&S) had laser projectors. John Mosley who had viewed
the Metatron was in charge and was hoping the E&S laser projector was somewhat near the Metatron
best images. The Troyer team was charging Griffith Park $350,000 for one planetarium projector. There
needed to be two E&S laser projectors for the dome for more brightness. E&S charged more than $6
million dollars each and was a year late in delivering. They were essentially custom making the laser
projectors. John Mosley kept calling Troyer to see if she had located the lost projectors. It was too late
for Metatron because the Zuddites also closed down the Lexel lasers for pennies on the dollar, taking
the 30 lasers, material, and machinery and JVC had closed down their ILA digital cinema projector line.
3. Williams Air Force Base: Troyer kept in touch with the engineers working with the Evans & Sutherland
grated light valve projector for out of window pilot training. Troyer heard blow by blow descriptions of
the problems with grated light valves and the dismay about not working with the Troyer KISS solution.
Rockwell Collins actively engaged Troyer for three years in having her provide information and
answering engineer's questions. This is the consequence of informing Rockwell Collins that JVC was the
best company to go with as far as our prototyping and assembly models. Rod Sterling (who worked with
Metatron laser projector describes the JVC copy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRoiz913nk
Symbol and Motorola NDA: In 2007 Troyer had NDA with Telcordia, SAIC, Symbol and Dell. A Telcordia
engineer introduced Troyer to Symbol to help solve and overcome their Pico laser projector limitations.
Her patented process would solve the problems. Before any deal was made Motorola purchased
Symbol. The signed NDA was transferred to Motorola corporate. This group spent quite a bit of time
discussing Troyer’s patented process, but decided to not follow through.
Appendix Two: Troyer Predictions 10 Years Ago Hold True Today
Troyer’s 2003 web site is kept on line so that Troyer and interested parties can check on the roadmap
that was set from 2000 – 2003. These were the concept platforms for the “Studio of the Future” and the
MetaShell/ holodeck playpen. Also for the tools needed in the Z*Kit box. In early 2000 Troyer described
a Kinect camera concept for creating situation awareness tools with infra- red sensors and designed
software. http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/studio_of_future.htm (written 2002).
Clicking on table of contents provides 10 year retrospect from the perspective of the 2003 articles.
Surveying the material, it might be considered uncanny that the Troyer soothsaying for the future 10
years hits the mark. It is also uncanny to realize the technological advancements – Moore’s law worked.
Troyer’s coined HIVE acronym (evolved CAVE) is just beginning to peculate (holographic immersive
virtual environments/ engine/ edutainment). Troyer’s main thesis is shown to be true. Needed are laser
based platforms to create HIVE platforms, just as lasers are needed to create holograms.
Troyer preached the natural evolution of the HIVE MetaShell platforms with the users creating the tools
needed for the Holodeck Playpen for staging and immersive teaching and learning. With the HIVE tool-
kit the participant can be placed with perspective in a virtual surrounding environment. Troyer felt
Microsoft savvy in commercializing the Kinect and keeping the architecture open for building
applications (apps), providing the important infrared sensor camera tool for situation awareness for
gaming/ immersive training/ etc. Many other tools are being developed (also exponentially).
More than a decade later laser projection with infinite focus (real time Cinerama) is now being installed
in Seattle. Paul Allen’s Vulcan Company and the Seattle Cinerama would not pay attention to Troyer’s
pleas to support for laser Cinerama—starting with the proposal through Digital Domain for Paul Allen’s
Experience Museum (2000). The script (Three Jay’s) with dimensional personalities would be great
In prediction list: The importance of lay people creating apps to create more realistic content is
stressed. Content is delivered by local people through separate channels (You Tube). Troyer stated that
commercializing the Metatron Laser Projector would be the catalyst for the expanded CAVE with
situation awareness, augmented and virtual realties and immersive 3D. The MetaZtron is the linchpin
and keystone for the HIVE, only possible using laser imaging attributes of IF IT IS -- infinite focus; instant
transfer (real time) and innate sharp images. The Zuddites were wise—saving their stock from crashing
by making sure Troyer’s disruptive assembled laser projectors were not installed. When all else failed,
criminal methods were used to thwart & steal the “Holy Grail.” This was very disheartening for Troyer
and team. Setting up shop in Iowa did open paths, still with Zuddite interference. Rockwell Collins saw
higher stock potential and jumped in with JVC playing the bait and switch game for more information.
The heavy lifting was done by Troyer and team in the decade before (90’s). In the early 2000’s Troyer
demonstrated to the industry that it is possible to produce video full color film like images with spatially
modulated reflective light valve images. She proved that full color spectrum video could be created with
laser light. The work was patented so she was very happy to share the information. Today the industry
agrees but the Zuddites have done a good job of canceling out big dome laser dimensional installations.
Judder: Industry is attempting to find a solution for faster frame rate to get rid of “Judder.” Troyer’s
2004 white paper is reprinted on her Metatroy blog: http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2012/08/
Intel LCoS chip in 2004 & Warner: LCoS for the home/ industrial market. An Intel associate working with
the project requested the Troyer White paper that she was providing for her potential clients 04. The
white paper was upgraded from the white paper provided for the Warner technologists when they
attended the Metatron demonstration in the Burbank lab in 2001. Troyer explained why lasers would be
the choice for best color, contrast, no blurring, and sharp focused images with a large field of view.
Troyer taught that lasers create the best pictures. The Warner high tech group attended the
demonstration at their post-production lab in Burbank to verify the Troyer teaching that judder, blurring
and ghosting were eliminated in fast moving images (a problem still being tackled today). The Warner
group viewed the demonstration and stated, “You did it!” Chris Cookson was a high end Warner
technologists who attended the demonstration. Chris Cookson is now President of Sony Pictures
technologies (Sony 3D Techno Center). In 2009 Troyer attempted to have communications not only
directly, but through an advocate Sony contact. Chris Cookson (Sony now dismissed Cookson and
section) demanded that Troyer and her parties stop “contacting” him. Evidently he did not want to
discuss laser projection since Sony was working on laser projectors based on the Troyer patents, since
their grated light valve approach did not work.
JVC USA with CEO Mueller History on request: http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2011/releases/mueller.html
Save a Fortune: The global technologists now know that lasers provide the best 3D images. Very few
realize that laser projection can save a fortune presenting real time always in focus and sharp images for
Cinerama, domes, simulation, and themed edutainment. Laser projection with the right architecture and
optic train finally present the most realistic dimensional images that are the linchpin to virtual and
augmented realties and the dawn of KISS immersion for many KIS applications. Troyer has been
preaching this and demonstrating this since 2000 with the Metatron patented laser projector. Troyer
and team proved that laser video images could be placed on domes and replace IMAX film for clients in
2000 at the Haworth dome at the Tech Museum for innovation in San Jose. She was quite excited about
the demonstration knowing that many high end Silicon Valley companies supported the museum
(Museum of Innovation). She soon learned that was wishful thinking and very Pollyanna (for Millennium
and Gen-X, Gen-Y. Gen-Z readers-- that means naïve).
IMAX dome: Troyer and team shared the solution demonstrated with the MetaZtron Laser projector on
the IMAX dome in San Jose Tech Museum. The images automatically adjusted to the 85 ft. curved dome
screen. This was breakthrough and the clients stood up screaming. It is still breakthrough. No one has
accomplished such a feat since with one projector and real time dimensional images.
The Haworth Dome still has the heavy IMAX film prints. Who knows maybe the Silicon Valley could
finally show innovation after many years and install the MetaZtron patented laser projector? Read the
Metatroy blog about the first laser projector dome demo: http://metatroy.wordpress.com/2013/06/
What does such a feat mean? It means that the Troyer patented formula provides spatially modulated
images that have IF IT IS – infinite focus, instant transfer, innate sharp images with a reflective light
valve. Reflective light valves are used in digital cinema (DLP, LCoS, MEMS, LED, etc.). Before laser images
were modulated with RF frequencies (acoustic optical modulators- AOM). Spatially modulated break
though creates images more KISS: 10 times more streamlined, more user friendly and less costly.
HIVE Time: Finally today there is the “perfect storm”- the right timing for more naturalistic images.
Cameras capture dimensional images in space. It is imperative to show these images in their true
brilliance. The sensors have evolved with Moore’s law. Displays are still in the dark ages. Security agents
and those using command and control on the ground need to see vividly the dimensional images
translated from the drone camera for instant situation awareness. The surgeon needs to see clearly the
real time endoscopic (3D) image. Sensor dimensional captured images are distorted on flat screens.
MetaZtron depth dimensional imaging eliminates the flat screen distortion and makes possible true
vivid depth images viewed in real time. Troyer’s patented laser images are brilliant, not blurry and dim.
The MRI, the satellite or security cameras, the images from Mars are more viewable and vivid and can
be read clearly. Real time inexpensive dome venues are created with patented MetaZtron lynch pin
KISS: The Troyer invention is KISS (streamlined eye safe design). Designing this projector and receiving
patents took years of research and dedication from 1990 until now. The soothsayers are right when they
state it is not easy to initiate disruptive technology. Finally we have the perfect storm. The Zuddites
(modern Luddites) have lost their grip to control the next phase and enhance their stocks —from IMAX
to JVC and Rockwell Collins. Troyer and team were ready to deliver to customers (commercialize) at two
different time periods, but each time were stopped by Zuddite operatives at great cost to Troyer’s team,
family, vendors and Troyer. But remember the third time is a charm. Troyer has been open to licensing
agreements with IMAX, Rockwell, JVC, Intel, etc. When companies start understanding the potential and
scope, they decide to infringe and pay the consequences. Evidently they feel that it is worth the risk and
that Troyer as an independent might not have the ability to monetize and enforce her patents.
Appendix Three: Treatise on Color, Contrast & Imaging
Nature’s Color: From the first captured image until today, the goal is to be as photo realistic as possible.
Nature’s images are full spectrum with fuchsias, deep purples and mustards. Lasers make possible for
images on the digital big screen or in the home to portray nature’s colors. Using lasers also allows the
copying of art, slides, and film to have the full color spectrums of the original images.
Full Spectrum RED: Troyer patent for laser apparatus projector states that laser images need to produce
broader spectrum color instead of the art stated in patents at that time to use 610 nm orange red that
matched the NTSC color chart and was thought be brighter to the eyes. NTSC color chart has orange
red, because that was the red that phosphors delivered. Arc lamps for digital cinema are also not
capable of producing the deeper reds, thus audiences are not seeing the full range of film colors when
they view arc lamp light images. The industry has filled the theaters with projectors that cannot provide
film like images with full color spectrum. 3D filters and glasses dim and muddy the images further.
DCI Mandates: In early 2000 Troyer demonstrated the Metatron Laser Projector to industry
technologists and preached that lasers produce sharper more vivid saturated images with fuller color
spectrum and higher contrast (better blacks and whites). The Troyer team showed that keeping the laser
attributes canceled the ghosting in fast moving images. In 2001 Warner experts validated these facts
attending a Metatron Laser demonstration at IVC (International Video Convergence) – a Warner post
house in Burbank, California. Chris Cookson was on the Warner team and later became VP at Sony
Pictures. Howard Lukk (head engineer at IVC) tested the Metatron images. He was head of technology
for DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative). After realizing that indeed the capability existed for film-like colors,
Lukk stressed that full color spectrum be part of the DCI mandate. Also included in the mandates is the
suggestion to add cyan (range of 488 nm blue green). Troyer’s teaches that adding cyan with RGB
produces fuller colors, better black and whites and reduces the laser speckle. The laser deeper reds
(635 nm & over) with added cyan are spatially modulated by a reflective light valve. The expanded laser
beam line/slot increases the contrast, eliminating ghosting (blurring) in fast moving images.
No Blurring/Judder/Ghosting—not even with 3D: Image information is spatially modulated into an
expanded laser beam by a reflective light valve. The classic laser flying spot method (moving from left to
right) is not used. A complete section (slot/ line) of pixels is gathered in each sweep of expanded laser
beam, the sweeping line moving at 60 cycles per second or greater. The laser slot/ line method is more
effective and eliminates the need to use faster frame rates to eliminate ghosting and blurring in 3D
imaging. The laser’s attributes of collimation, coherence and polarization are retained enhancing the
dynamic range, thus producing sharp focused laser slots/lines that do not bleed into the black. Lasers
create best dynamic range for photo realistic images, night imaging and planetarium star field blacks for
space imaging. Flooding with arc lamps diminishes the contrast because of seepage of light.
No Sweet Spot or Center Hot Spot: IF IT IS attributes allow viewing from any place in the environment--
room, arena, theater, staging backsets, dome, Cinerama, etc. There is no sweet spot. Vivid full color
images are in focus from any view. The even light distribution of the expanded laser beam creates
smooth brightness on the curved screen. Arc lamps cause hot spots in the center of curved screens.
DCI mandate: full color spectrum images for digital cinema are not provided today with arc lamps. The
only way this mandate can be met is with the saturated vivid laser colors. The best KISS-- streamlined
images are created with retained laser attributes, as taught in the Troyer patented process.
Appendix Four: Mandate from SHO (IARPA) for auto stereo w/o glasses
What is the Holy Grail pursuit? Of course it is finding the best inexpensive safe energy source. Another
lower on the totem pole is finding the key to auto dimensional imaging. Many have tried to no avail.
The quest is ongoing for auto dimensional features. Auto stereo has not been cracked yet. No one
seems to have the solution—many are attempting to solve the problem. We have a patented solution
not only for best auto dimensional (3D w/o glasses), but for a HIVE immersive platform. We provide
holographic immersive virtual environments.
Call For solution: auto stereo 3D w/o glasses, best synthetic holographic image with dynamic range
(good blacks and whites). No picture artifacts and full field of view (for all the viewers)
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity- IARPA: The program aims to deliver
dynamic, high-performance, synthetic holographic 3D workstation display systems, simultaneously
viewable by multiple people with the unaided eye, with very low power, no perceptual display artifacts,
and no eye strain. Roenigk is the SHO Program Manager.
Grants for HIVE: This grant is an example of support money that is available for developing the HIVE
(evolved CAVE) solution and auto dimensional images. The Troyer patented process could also be a
contender in delivering Dr. Karl Roenigk's SHO Program mandate for IARPA. Needed for a successful
HIVE platform (holographic immersive virtual environments/engine) are the basic attributes listed for
the Roenigk IARPS SHO Program.
Winner of Grant Award 2012: IARPA provided a $58 Million grant to Ostendo:
Ostendo statement: “Ostendo's proprietary Quantum Photonic Imager (QPI®) device with its low power,
very high resolution, brightness and fast response time enables a very high angular density full parallax
light field display that promises to meet or exceed all the SHO program requirements.”
Troyer’s comment: I looked at the Ostendo patents and I do not see the basis for finally delivering the
Air Force mandates. Included is a review of the Ostendo technology in 2010. Maybe $58 million will
provide great results? Money is imperative for improvement, but if Ostendo is not starting from the
right premise (design) there is no way to finally deliver. Maybe each laser pixel can create the
dimensional image-- it will be interesting to see what they come up with in 2015.
No HIVE platforms: Maybe Ostendo has a special formula for very high end monitors that is
breakthrough for Holography? But the Ostendo method will not provide the long awaited platforms for
HIVE environments: holographic immersive virtual environments / engine/ edutainment.
Prime Mover: Darryl Hooper of the Wright Patterson Air Force Research Lab was a prime mover in
getting this grant for Ostendo ($58 million). Hooper is an associate of Fred Meyer with Air Force
Research. Fred Meyer has seen many proposals for auto stereo and much money invested.
Advocate: Fred Meyer (Air Force R&D labs, Wright Patterson Base) is a strong advocate—but is unable
as an R&D Air Force person to endorse publically. Troyer feels that having Fred Meyer’s guidance in the
project is imperative and that he can lend a lot in helping provide the HIVE with 3D w/o glasses.
He has investigated the Troyer patents and the HIVE approach when Troyer sent him personally her SBIR
paper she had written. It is a very thorough step by step plan to share how the IF IT IS - infinite focus,
instant transformation and innate sharp attributes are amplified to create more dimension depth in the
images (both 2D and 3D). The paper was written to fast track the HIVE (holographic immersive virtual
engine) with auto dimensional images. The MetaZtron is a keystone for the HIVE which makes possible
immersive platforms for training, teaching and gamification. (Copy on request).
Vehicle/ Cockpit displays: Troyer’s patents cover the small Pico holographic display. An application is for
automobile windshields and cockpits and other vehicles/ equipment. These projected images can also
be used in areas of augmented realties and with testing human factors and many other applications.
Rockwell Collins was to be the project’s sponsor. That did not happen, so Troyer sent the SBIR grant
directly to Meyer to make sure her paper was evaluated and not suppressed. Troyer had written the
SBIR in order to work with Rockwell Collins and the Air Force R&D lab in a Cooperative Research &
Development Agreement (CRADA). She also provided the paper for her Rockwell Collins point person
and later for an Iowa economics grant. Jack Harris of Rockwell Collins was on the committee and wrote
an email stating there was no interest in this area. This video shares that indeed Rockwell Collins is very
interested in laser projection. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXRoiz913nk&list=TL57EBxb-iLTQ
CRADA Strategic Partner? Fred Meyer at R&D Air Force -Wright Patterson Base suggests that Troyer
again locates a strategic partner for a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) in
order to fast track the HIVE--- immersive platforms for training, teaching, gamification. Also for
command & control (C2) on the ground --suitcase model with situation awareness.
Many Frustrated Customers: Fred Meyer (Air Force R&D labs, Wright Patterson Base) and many others
are quite frustrated that we have not been able to start working on the "missing link" for the HIVE
(evolved CAVE). Many are waiting for 10X10X10X images in curved space -- 10 times better images that
are 10 times cheaper and more user friendly. Now it is a technician’s nightmare to set up and keep great
images in domes, simulation, curved screens. Laser image attributes are needed: IF IT IS: infinite focus,
instant transfer and innate sharpness.
MetaShell HIVE: holographic immersive virtual environments / engine/ edutainment. The MetaShell is a
HIVE platform creating real time backset staging for performance and content production. The users
develop apps for the HIVE platforms that provide the evolution of the Holodeck Playpen. The military,
industrial, medical, educational institutions, municipalities want the ability to create KISS (streamlined)
training worlds so that first responders and many others can actually train in a realistic space. Sensors
and apps (software) create situation awareness with human factors built into HIVE environments. This
paves the way for HIVE platforms where training and learning and healing can take place.
Road Mapping: Needed is a continuity approach to auto dimensional HIVE breakthrough using IF IT IS
attributes. Phobias can be conquered in immersive space such as fear of heights and panic attacks. The
immersive interactivity of the holodeck playpen platforms can create neurological adjustments after
brain injuries and for Parkinson, dementia, autism, etc. Example: studies have shown that burn victims
heal much faster in iceberg virtual environments. What better vehicle for tackling the great problem of
post-traumatic stress that the returning soldiers are experiencing? b
Apps: The Kinect sensors capture data: RGB, depth, voice, skeleton movements working with one or
more persons-- interacting with the display images. Group gamers play in the holodeck playpen as new
apps develop exponentially. Command and Control on the ground platforms are enhanced with
situation awareness apps created by gamers. First responder and medical disaster training and many
other immersive applications are furthered with Kiss- streamlined simulation.
Strategic HIVE Partner: What company would be best partner to work with the Air Force R&D labs and
HIVE platforms? CRADA? Working with the Air Force was the Rockwell Collins roadmap with Troyer, but
they walked, evidently deciding to target commercial markets.
Rockwell Collins purchase: In 2007 Rockwell purchased for $72.5 M and the rights to the Evans &
Sutherland simulation with the laser projector they were building. Rockwell received buildings also in
Utah with the engineers working on the project. The Evans & Sutherland laser projector was a known
lemon (dull, not optically efficient, no infinite focus) and Rockwell immediately mothballed the
projectors. Troyer had explained to her Rockwell Collins point person that the Evans & Sutherland
projector was not competitive and could not provide best image or replace the Metatron projector.
Air Force has been waiting since 2000: The Air Force has followed Troyer’s upgrades of the TRW
command & control laser projectors. In 2000 Raytheon and the air force signed NDA with Troyer and
sent evaluators to the Silicon Valley lab to see the patent pending Metatron laser projector prototype.
They were very impressed with the image and user friendly improvements. Mostly they were impressed
with the ability to focus on the simulators curved windows with no need for manipulation of the images.
It was decided that the R&D would be done at the Air Force base. They ordered a model for their lab at
the William’s Air Force Base for “out of window pilot training”. Unfortunately the Metatron projector
was not delivered because the Air Force projector was one of the 10 assembled projectors that were
stolen. The Air Force started working with the Evans & Sutherland projectors. Troyer received reports
from the Williams Air Force engineers about why the process was not working. 2003 website: Check this
article to understand Metatron 2003. http://home.earthlink.net/~metatroy/bio.htm .