Texas Patent of the Month – August 2022

While software and electronic displays have pervaded our everyday life, these technologies still face certain challenges. Nearly every display is set up to show 2-dimensional data simply because 3D interfaces are quite difficult to create. In fact, creating a 3D interface is a massive time and resource commitment, which means less time spent on developing the other functionalities and features of the application. Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. has tackled this problem, developing and patenting a simpler method for creating 3D displays so that your developing time can be better spent elsewhere.

Embarcadero focuses on building the tools and capabilities needed by elite developers and those responsible for building and maintaining the world’s most critical applications. It’s this expertise that led to their patented 3D display methodology. The 3D user interface (UI) can be generated using a virtual light source and a virtual camera. These two key components are combined into a Hyper-Real Holographic (HRH) UI. 

By tracking changes of perspective, the rendered image can be adjusted in terms of both the real-time lighting and shading. Both the light and shade components are modified by 3D mesh controls. For instance, if a smart-watch is creating this HRH visual, any shift in the wrise and the orientation of the watch will be accounted for by an accelerometer and gyroscope. Cameras can also track eye motion to better adjust to the user’s positioning. The camera and light source dynamically change to generate and project the holographic visual.

The HRH delivers a holographic 3D visual experience with a greater sense of realism and interactivity. This HRH tool can provide a range of scenes and 3D UI controls for any developer, ensuring they can more efficiently plug-and-play their existing visual data to generate a 3D visual. 

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