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New Japan Patent Recognizes Enhancements to HoloTouch® HMI Technology, Forecasting Virtual HMIs Larger than Underlying Hardware

Stamford, Connecticut, June 21, 2011 – R. Douglas McPheters, President of HoloTouch, Inc., announced today that the Japan Patent Office has granted the company Japan Patent Number 4741488 dated May 13, 2011 with respect to substantial sophistications of the company’s core technology, invented by McPheters.

Japan Patent Number 4741488 validates the use of composite holograms in connection with the company’s core touchless, holographic actuation and control technology.  HoloTouch core technology is already the subject of Canada Patent 2,160, 245, Japan Patent Number 4130957, US Patent 6,377,238 and UK Patent 2292711.  Substantial enhancements to HoloTouch technology, in both compactness and durability, are subject to US Patent 7,054,045 and Australia Patent 2004258513 while additional patent applications are pending in Canada, the European Union, Japan and the United States.

McPheters observed, “Japan Patent 4741488 protects the use of composite holograms in virtual human-machine interfaces, making use of HoloTouch technology ideal for virtual, intuitive HMIs, floating freely in the air, which are larger than underlying hardware.  Innovative use of these enhancements to our core technology forecasts a wide variety of comfortable virtual interfaces even as the size of hardware continues to shrink beyond the size of human fingers.  We continue to innovate in order to offer technology with which to build creative, virtual HMIs.”

HoloTouch, Inc. licenses its HoloTouch technology for use in specific devices and offers design, engineering and manufacturing services needed to build prototypes of those devices.

HoloTouch, Inc. is a Connecticut Technology Council and Fast Track company and has been repeatedly recognized by industry groups and publishers for its technological excellence, innovation and product development including readers and editors of Control Engineering, Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Connecticut Technology Council, Product Development and Management Association and International Hologram Manufacturers Association.


HoloTouch, Inc.
R. Douglas McPheters, President

Incorporated in Delaware by entrepreneur, inventor and veteran R. Douglas McPheters, HoloTouch, Inc.  licenses its widely patented technology for use in interactive holographic controls that float in thin air to manufacturers for specific applications.  The company offers design, engineering and manufacturing services needed to provide turn-key solutions utilizing its revolutionary technology.  For more information about HoloTouch technology, licensing and product opportunities and how HoloTouch can provide turn-key solutions for customized HMI applications, please call 203.588.9808 or write to info@holotouch.com.