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Second US HoloTouch Patent Deepens and Expands its IP Portfolio

Darien, Connecticut, June 5, 2006 – R. Douglas McPheters, President of HoloTouch, Inc., announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  recently issued US Patent 7,054,045, arising out of the discoveries of McPheters, John Breitenbach and John F.W. Perry.  Patent 7,054,045 has been assigned by the inventors to HoloTouch, Inc.  HoloTouch® technology is already the subject of US Patent 6,377,238, UK Patent No. 2292711 and Canadian Patent 2,160,245, with additional patent applications pending in the European Union and other major industrialized countries worldwide.

Reached at his Darien office, McPheters explained: “US Patent 7,054,045 greatly enhances our intellectual property portfolio by protecting our ability to provide increasingly compact touchless, holographic human-machine interfaces (“HMIs”), to provide touchless, holographic HMIs that have the functional equivalent of touch screens, to offer interactive “heads up” HMIs in automotive, aviation and other cockpits and laying the foundation for virtual holographic HMIs which are larger than the electronics they control”

McPheters also noted that the company’s generic evaluation kit, BeamOne, available with USB and serial port as well as relay output, has been purchased by a number of leading OEMs, in order to familiarize their engineers, marketing personnel and potential customers with the flexibility of HoloTouch and the relative ease of integrating it into their products.

BeamOne projects 1-inch square floating holographic images of its “keys” several inches in front of the hardware. A standard PC sees BeamOne as a keyboard. This device is programmable and comes with all necessary software and the infrared sensors needed to detect an operator’s interaction with its floating holographic images as well as free support.

Contact:
HoloTouch, Inc.
R. Douglas McPheters, President
203.462.3302
rdmcpheters@holotouch.com

About HoloTouch – incorporated in Delaware in 2002 by entrepreneur and inventor R. Douglas McPheters, HoloTouch, Inc. is licensing its interactive holographic controls that float in thin air to manufacturers for specific applications that provide value and providing the design, engineering and manufacturing services needed to provide turn-key solutions utilizing its revolutionary technology. HoloTouch technology is protected by US Patents 6,377,238 and 7,054,045, UK Patent 2292711 and Canadian Patent 2,160,245, with additional patent applications pending in the European Union and other major industrialized countries. HoloTouch is a registered trademark. For more information about HoloTouch technology, licensing opportunities and how HoloTouch can provide turnkey solutions for specific interface applications, please call 203.462.3302 or send a message to info@holotouch.com.

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