iMove™ Granted New Patent for Panoramic Imaging
The patent extends iMove’s intellectual property in panoramic image seaming
March 25, 2000
Portland, Ore. – iMove™ Inc., the provider of Multiview Interactive VideoTM, today announced it was granted a new patent recognizing its technique in creating panoramic photographic images. iMove’s technology seams together multiple overlapping photographs taken using a sub-hemispheric fisheye lens. The patent number 6,031,540, “Method and Apparatus for Simulating Movement in Multidimensional Space with Polygonal Projections from Subhemispheric Imagery,” was issued on February 29, 2000.
“iMove has been involved in aggressive research and development in areas relating to panoramic imaging and Multiview Interactive Video,” said Kermit Yensen, CEO of iMove. “The award of a patent is the culmination of extensive research and development efforts and recognizes the uniqueness and commercial value of our work.”
iMove is working to extend the science of computer visualization and has a variety of other patent applications in progress. The company will continue to build a valuable portfolio of intellectual property in the area of panoramic imaging, Multiview Interactive Video and streaming media.
iMove’s Multiview Interactive Video transforms video from a passive to an active experience for the Internet and interactive TV. iMove provides a production and delivery system that enables users of video content to select different camera angles, including a 360-degree spherical view, control playback speed and direction, rewind and freeze frames and delve into audio, text and website hotspots. Founded in 1995 and located in Portland, Ore., iMove is the only provider of Multiview Interactive Video for interactive sports, news/entertainment and e-commerce markets. For more information, consult the iMove website at www.imoveinc.com or call 503-221-2449.
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