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Broad, New Japan Patent Validates Enhancements to HoloTouch® HMI Technology, Projecting Compact, Intuitive, Touchless, Holographic HMIs

Stamford, Connecticut, January 6, 2013 – R. Douglas McPheters, President of HoloTouch, Inc., announced today that the Japan Patent Office has granted the company Japan Patent Number 5113922, covering several ways to apply HoloTouch touchless, holographic HMI technology, invented by McPheters, to increasingly smaller, more compact and less expensive controls and other electronics. 

HoloTouch technology and its sophisticated refinements were already the subject of Australia Patent 2004258513, Canada Patents 2,160, 245 and 2,530,987, Japan Patents 4130957 and 4741488, US Patents 6,377,238 and 7,054,045 as well as UK Patent 2292711.  An additional patent application is pending in the European Union.  The company’s intellectual property is now fully protected in major commercial markets.

McPheters observed “the granting of Japan Patent 5113922 is particularly encouraging because it recognizes a variety of sophistications to our core technology by the Japanese IP protection scheme.  The Japan Patent Office is well-known for its attention to detail and demanding standards for recognizing novelty in patent application, factors which make the granting of this far-reaching and important patent even more satisfying.  Innovative use of these intuitive but touchless human-machine interfaces, employing 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 to build creative, virtual HMIs with no moving parts to fail under use or abuse and no contamination transfer issues.”

HoloTouch, Inc. works with licensees of its HoloTouch technology to apply it to their specific devices and offers design, engineering and manufacturing services needed to build prototypes of those devices. 

HoloTouch, Inc. is a Connecticut Technology Council and FastTrack 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.