Lightspeed Design, Inc. Receives U.S. Patent For DepthQ® CineBright™ High Brightness 3D Polarization


BELLEVUE, Wash.Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 9,494,805 “Stereoscopic light recycling device” for its DepthQ® CineBright™ 3D high brightness passive polarization product.

Chris Ward, President of Lightspeed Design said, “The issue of this patent validates the unique design of our DepthQ® CineBright™ product and establishes it as a legitimate alternative for theater owners who want to present royalty-free, high-brightness, high-quality 3D. Our innovative invention brings renewed competition to the U.S. cinema market, where to date alternative suppliers of high-brightness polarization have been barred from entering or being sold in the U.S.”

“Lightspeed Design thanks and recognizes the critical support of our long time liquid crystal supplier LC-Tec Displays AB whose patented and precisely manufactured fast-switching polarization technology plays an important role in supporting our now patented product.”

DepthQ CineBright is a high-brightness passive polarization solution for 3D digital cinema. The system delivers a dramatically brighter 3D image for a cinema’s guests while maintaining DepthQ’s superior optics, speed, sharp focus, low-crosstalk, advanced heat protection and 5 year optical warranty. In the key intellectual property territories of Canada and the European Union, CineBright includes patented and patent-pending technologies: CA 2907565A1, EP 2959341A1.

The DepthQ CineBright 3D high brightness passive polarization product is also covered by worldwide intellectual property insurance through Lloyd’s cover holder, Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corporation (IPISC).  The minimum one million dollar policy was only made available after an extensive and sophisticated legal analysis, reviewed by independent third party intellectual property experts.

IPISC has been in the business of protecting client’s IP assets for 25 years and is a worldwide leader in intellectual property insurance and services. Lloyd’s is the world’s insurance and reinsurance market specialist.

LC-Tec Displays AB is a technology company specializing in optical components based on liquid crystal (LC) technology. Located in Borlänge, Sweden, LC-Tec has over 25 years’ experience of designing and manufacturing a wide range of LC-based products, including optical shutters, variable ND filters, and polarization modulators.

Lightspeed Design, Inc. is an experienced and trusted technology provider who has successfully commercialized numerous products, including digital cinema equipment, virtual reality, surgical display technology, video capture & playback software, and portable 3D video projectors. Lightspeed developed technology for digital cinemas that is now being used in 2,000 movie theaters around the world and is certified by six major Hollywood studios.

DepthQ® is our respected stereoscopic technology brand, trusted by the most discerning clientele. DepthQ is a registered trademark of Lightspeed Design, Inc.

For further information, please contact: Chris Ward, President, Lightspeed Design, Inc.: +1-425-637-2818, or visit the website or contact the sales department at

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