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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2796304
(54) English Title: THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIEWER
(54) French Title: VISUALISEUR TRIDIMENSIONNEL
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • G02B 27/02 (2006.01)
  • G02B 27/22 (2018.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • KHASMINSKY, GENE (Canada)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • NOW INNOVATION INC. (Canada)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • NOW INNOVATION INC. (Canada)
(74) Agent: NA
(45) Issued: 2014-04-08
(22) Filed Date: 2012-11-13
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 2013-02-18
Examination requested: 2012-12-17
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

English Abstract

A viewer to give a 3D effect based on two or more two-dimensional images has an area for inserting and securing a back-lit screen for displaying images, the screen mounted in the housing and facing into the viewing area and divided into two or more screen portions, and has two or more translucent planes, stacked in relation to the viewing aperture, each plane mounted within the viewing area adjacent to a screen portion and angled to project one or more images from the screen portion out through the viewing aperture, wherein images on planes closer to the viewing aperture appear superimposed over images on planes further from the viewing aperture. Another embodiment has one or more translucent planes defining a viewing area, and a back-lit screen for displaying images facing into the viewing area, wherein the one or more planes are angled from the screen.


French Abstract

Un visualiseur donne un effet tridimensionnel fondé sur au moins deux images bidimensionnelles et présente une surface d'insertion et de fixation d'un écran rétroéclairé pour afficher des images; l'écran est installé dans le logement, faisant face à la surface de visionnement, et divisé en au moins deux portions et comporte au moins deux plans translucides, empilés par rapport à l'ouverture de visionnement; chaque plan est installé dans la surface de visualisation adjacente à une portion d'écran et à angle pour projeter au moins une image de la portion d'écran vers l'ouverture de visionnement, où les images sur les plans à proximité de l'ouverture de visionnement semblent superposées aux images des plans éloignés de l'ouverture de visionnement. Une autre réalisation comporte au moins un plan translucide définissant une surface de visionnement et un écran rétroéclairé pour afficher des images faisant face sur la surface de visionnement, dans laquelle le un ou plusieurs plans sont à angle par rapport à l'écran.


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Claims
1. A three-dimensional viewer comprising:
a. a screen for displaying images, the screen divided into two screen
portions; and
b. a first plane projecting from the screen;
c. a second plane projecting from the screen opposing the first plane, such
that the first
and second planes form a V-configuration above the screen;
wherein each screen portion corresponds to a particular plane and the image
from the
screen portion is partially reflected in the corresponding plane.
2. The viewer of claim 1 wherein the planes are translucent.
3. The viewer of claim 1 wherein the planes are transparent.
4. The viewer of claim 1 wherein the screen is a portable device screen.
5. The viewer of claim 1 wherein the planes are symmetrical.
6. The viewer of claim 1 wherein the planes are asymmetrical.
7. The viewer of claim 1 further comprising a screen controller that splits
a screen image into at
least two images for display on two screen portions corresponding to the two
planes.
8. The viewer of claim 1 wherein angles of the first and second planes are
adjustable.
9. A three-dimensional viewer comprising:
a. a screen for displaying images, the screen divided into four or more
screen portions; and
b. a first set of two or more planes projecting from the screen;
c. a second set of two or more planes projecting from the screen opposing
the first set,
such that the first and second set of planes form a V-configuration above the
screen;
wherein each screen portion corresponds to a particular plane and the image
from the screen
portion is partially reflected in the corresponding plane.
10. The viewer of claim 9 further comprising a screen controller that splits a
screen image into at
least two images for display on two or more screen portions corresponding to
the two or more
planes.
11. The viewer of claim 9 wherein angles of the first and second set of planes
are adjustable.
12. The use of the viewer of claims 1 and 9 for gaming.



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Title Date
(22) Filed 2012-11-13
Examination Requested 2012-12-17
(41) Open to Public Inspection 2013-02-18
(45) Issued 2014-04-08
Lapsed 2017-11-14

Payment History

Fee Type Anniversary Year Due Date Amount Paid Paid Date
Filing $200.00 2012-11-13
Request for Examination $400.00 2012-12-17
Final $150.00 2014-01-27
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 2 2014-11-13 $250.00 2015-11-13
Maintenance Fee - Patent - New Act 3 2015-11-13 $50.00 2015-11-13

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Representative Drawing 2013-02-07 1 19
Claims 2013-12-17 1 40
Cover Page 2013-02-25 1 50
Claims 2013-06-20 2 69
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Claims 2013-10-28 2 51
Representative Drawing 2014-03-14 1 22
Cover Page 2014-03-14 1 51
Prosecution-Amendment 2012-12-17 1 46
Correspondence 2012-12-17 2 56
Correspondence 2012-12-24 1 13
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-03-20 3 156
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-02-25 1 19
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-06-20 10 394
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-07-25 2 96
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-10-28 4 117
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-11-15 2 74
Prosecution-Amendment 2013-12-17 2 78
Correspondence 2014-01-27 1 31
Correspondence 2015-01-08 4 141
Correspondence 2015-02-06 2 256
Correspondence 2015-02-09 2 330
Fees 2015-11-13 1 22
Correspondence 2016-11-16 1 28
Correspondence 2016-11-25 1 23
Correspondence 2016-11-25 1 30