Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Who is Lenny Lipton?

Lipton wrote the lyrics to the song Puff the Magic Dragon in 1959.

He is also the most prolific inventor in the field of 3D video and film with at least 31 patents  and another 40 pending applications in the area of stereoscopic displays. Lipton almost single-handedly created the electronic stereoscopic display industry.

Starting  in 1980 he founded StereoGraphics Corporation and in  1981 was granted a patent the first flicker-free electronic stereoscopic display (U.S. Patent No. 4,523,226)

In 1996 he received an award from the Smithsonian Institution for this invention of CrystalEyes, the first practical electronic stereoscopic product for computer graphics and video applications. StereoGraphics was acquired by Real-D Cinema in 2005.

In July of 2007 Lipton was the featured physicist in Physics World magazine because of his contributions to stereoscopic displays.

Lipton served as Chief technical officer of RealD through 2008 and has  The RealD 3D system now showing in theaters uses technology he invented. It is based on the push-pull electro-optical modulator called the ZScreen. More recently, he left RealD to start a new venture, Oculus3D, that has developed a low-cost 3D theatrical format that works with the installed base of 35mm movie projectors.


Wikipedia: Lenny Lipton

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1 comment:

Golda said...

Mr. Lipton did you go to PS 189 in Brooklyn? t think we were in 6th grade together, Just curious. sharon resnick