Marchon3D™ announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark office has issued U.S. patent 7,854,506 for its curved M3D™ 3D lenses. Specifically, the patent protects the invention of curved lenses configured to decode three-dimensional content.
Marchon3D, a division of Marchon Eyewear, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of quality eyewear, is using the patented M3D technology to roll out several lines of cutting-edge, passive 3D eyewear for use in movie theaters, 3D gaming consoles and passive 3D televisions and computers.
The patent is directed to the curved lenses as well as the assembled frames and also the method of manufacturing the curved lenses.
The lenses are inserted into designer and premium-style frames that offer superior fit, comfort and an unparalleled 3D viewing experience. M3D lenses also provide 100 percent UVA/UVB/UVC protection, allowing wearers to use Marchon3D eyewear as sunglasses. Additionally, Marchon3D eyewear is certified by RealD, the leading global licensor of 3D technologies, ensuring the best 3D viewing experience possible.
“This patent represents another milestone for Marchon3D,” said David Johnson, President of Marchon3D. “The grant of our first patent by the U.S. Patent Office is key not only to our portfolio of intellectual property, but assures broad protection for both our existing and future innovations and products. The scope of protection afforded by this patent allows us to further establish ourselves as the industry leader in bringing passive 3D content to consumers.”
The issuance of this patent prohibits the unauthorized manufacturer production of lenses falling within the broad scope of this patent. This patent covers not only products manufactured or sold in the U.S., but also products manufactured abroad and imported into the U.S. Additionally, Marchon3D has other pending applications in the United States and other countries worldwide relating to different aspects of the M3D lenses.
“The marketplace has quickly become crowded with 3D products. We have always believed that M3D provides the best-in-breed solution for consuming passive 3D content and now consumers can rest assured that we not only have the leading innovations but also the protection of our patent behind us. They now know that when they put on a pair of 3D glasses with M3D technology, they are getting the best 3D experience out there,” said Mr. Johnson.