SENSIO Announces Allowance of New Patent Application From the USPTO Relating to Quincunx Format Decoding
MONTREAL, Quebec — Jan. 21, 2010 — SENSIO Technologies Inc. (“SENSIO”) (TSX Venture Exchange Inc.: SIO) announced that it has received a notice of allowance for one of its pending patent applications by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the “USPTO”). The patent application allowed covers a fundamental method for high-quality decoding of quincunx (checkerboard) compressed stereoscopic formats. The decoding method covered can be integrated into various products; namely chips, DVDs, and Blu-rays which are specifically described in the patent application and represent part of SENSIO’s core business. The patent application protects the checkerboard decoding technique in multiple markets and applications, from D-cinema to mobile phones.
“Our first issued patent covers the whole method of compression, decompression, formatting and display of stereoscopic content in both 2D and 3D while this patent application is specifically targeted to quincunx decoding and its application for 3D. The quincunx format is widely recognized to provide the best quality of all spatial compression formats,” states Étienne Fortin, Chief Technology Officer at SENSIO. “The general method described in the patent application covers a wide family of efficient decoding algorithms.”
“The allowance of this patent application is the result of years of research in image processing. We believe that it will play a key role in protecting our IP as this is specifically protecting our decoding method and can be used for all quincunx formats already offered on the market,” says Nicholas Routhier, President and CEO.
After the allowance of the patent application, it is expected that the final patent grant and patent number will be received within three to four months.
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