The two patents asserted by HumanEyes—U.S. Patent Nos. 6,665,003 and 7,477,284—are both based on inventions made at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by world-renowned Computer Vision expert and HumanEyes co-founder Professor Shmuel Peleg and his students. Professor Peleg and his team discovered a breakthrough new method for generating 3D panoramic images by combining portions of multiple images recorded by an ordinary camera. This discovery makes it possible to bring inexpensive 3D photography to digital cameras and mobile devices and was the basis for founding HumanEyes Technologies.
Sony’s decision to incorporate HumanEyes’ patented technology into its cameras and mobile devices comes after multiple communications between HumanEyes and Sony employees dating back to 2004 and after numerous citations by Sony in its own patents and patent applications to Professor Peleg’s work and the two asserted HumanEyes patents. HumanEyes explained in its ITC complaint that taking legal action to defend its intellectual property rights against Sony is necessary to protect HumanEyes’ own investments in the U.S. market for creating and displaying 3D images.
“HumanEyes remains committed to working with interested camera and other device manufactures to incorporate HumanEyes’ innovative 3D imaging technology into devices under agreements that respect HumanEyes’ intellectual property rights” said CEO Vered Levy-Ron.
HumanEyes Technologies provides complete, end-to-end solutions for easy content creation, design and production of 3D projects, including its Capture3D, Creative3D, Producer3D, and Snapily3D software and its Snapily and SnapilyPro printing services. HumanEyes Technologies applies vast experience and knowledge in the 3D lenticular printing market to engineer software and provide services that noticeably enhance creativity and productivity without compromising efficiency or practicality. HumanEyes Technologies is driven by a strong and diversified pool of talent, with worldwide expertise in computer graphics, printing, sales, and marketing. For more information, please go to www.humaneyes.com.
Launched in 2008, HumanEyes’ Snapily service is the only online provider offering consumers and professionals fast and affordable ways to easily create and share custom printed 3D images, animated photos, and flip effects. Snapily's production is handled exclusively by facilities in the United States, and products can be shipped worldwide. For more information, please go to www.snapily.com.