NanoLumens today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company six new patents, covering a broad range of areas surrounding the company’s Nixel technology, according to NanoLumens Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Strategy Ted Heske. The awards bring to 28 the number of patents issued to NanoLumens with new applications filed monthly and more than two-dozen additional patent applications pending.
According to Heske, the six new patents issued since May 2017 include:
- US D801,300 Linear Shaped Digital Display Issued Oct. 31, 2017
- US D798,247 Round Light Emitting Display Issued Sep. 6, 2017
- US 9,754,518 Front Serviceable Mounting Apparatus & Methods Issued Sep. 5, 2017
- US D791,235 Digital Display Issued Jul. 7, 2017
- US 9,651,724 Photo-luminescent Display System and Methods Issued May 16, 2017
- US 9,640,516 Flexible Display Apparatus and Methods Issued May 2, 2017
Additional information about each area covered by the six new patents issued to NanoLumens include the following:
Flexible Displays — Creating displays that seamlessly integrate with an underlying curved structure, and doing so in a way that is free from any visual aberrations is the focus of this patent family. Numerous innovations have been introduced, solving long-standing industry problems at the device, board, module, and even system level. The company’s flexible systems can seamlessly tile a compound curved surface thereby creating high impact upon viewers.
Lightweight Displays — Lightweight display modules enable a much greater range of potential applications than what was formerly known in the industry. Innovations in this family touch upon several different components of NanoLumens’ modular display systems to deliver a full up system of dramatically lower installed weight. Substantial weight savings enable installation into environments that formerly would not be considered, thereby expanding the company’s potential market.
Mobile Displays — Large mobile displays are useful in many venues and circumstances, especially when the installed location is temporary. Patents in this family address problems in achieving person-sized displays that are large enough to make a significant visual impact yet must be mobile to suit their usage. Rapid deployment, configuration, and redeployment of large displays are improved by innovation in this area.
Uniquely Shaped Displays — Patents in this family address numerous features of a visual display system that contribute to its impact upon viewers, especially the shape of a display and its three dimensional configuration. The variety of eye-catching shapes and configurations continues to expand in this family.
Interactive Displays — Patents in this family extend the company’s display technology into the realm of interactive display technology. Innovations here enable improved tele-presence by reducing latency and creating more realistic interactions due to head-on viewing, correct perspective and human scale display. A better quality of interaction and an enlarged effective tele-presence zone is thereby enabled.
Display Installation and Serviceability – Patents in this family address numerous features of a display system that are of interest to the owners and operators of such systems. NanoLumens’ innovations in this area improve ease of installation, ease of service and ease of configuration in a variety of installation environments including rigid structure mounting, self-supported and suspension mounting.