Chinontec Licenses Fergason Patents Related to High Dynamic Range
Menlo Park CA, June 15, 2007 Chinontec Industries, Inc. and Fergason Patent Properties (FPP) announced the completion of a licensing agreement under which FPP has licensed certain rights related to U.S. patents 5,717,422 and 6,816,141 to Chinontec. The patents and IP relate to System Synchronized Brightness Control (SSBC™) technology that is used to simultaneously adjust lamp brightness and color and increase the shades of color levels in a video signal to improve the dynamic range and contrast in projectors and LCDs.
Chinontec has introduced several new projection engine products integrating the SSBC features to its customers who are major branders and manufacturers of front and rear projection systems.
Dr. James Fergason, founder of FPP, said, “We are proud that Chinontec has chosen to adopt SSBC and we look forward to seeing their products in the market.”
Chinontec becomes the seventh licensee for SSBC IP, a group that includes Panasonic, LG.Philips LCD, Seiko Epson, Sharp, and Samsung.
About Chinontec Industries, Inc. Chinontec, located in the Nagano area of Japan is a manufacturer of optical components and projection engines and systems. It is a leader in the design and manufacture of 3LCD projection engines that are commonly used in home theater systems.
About Fergason Patent Properties. FPP is actively developing technology and licensing IP related to displays and LCDs. Currently, the company is supporting more than ten licensees with a primary focus on high dynamic range LCD applications. For more information, see www.fergasonpatents.com or contact Chuck McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.