Global patent index - EP 1084448 A2

EP 1084448 A2 2001-03-21 - IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE AND METHOD

Title (en)

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE MOTION PICTURE THEATRE AND METHOD

Title (de)

KINOTHEATER UND VERFAHREN FÜR EIN UMFASSENDES ERLEBNIS

Title (fr)

SALLE DE CINEMA D'IMMERSION ET PROCEDE

Publication

EP 1084448 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99915419 A

Priority

  • CA 9900343 W
  • US 6700098 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956173A2] An "immersive experience" motion picture theatre is provided either as a purpose-built structure or as a "retro-fit" of an existing domed theatre. The theatre of the invention has an audience seating deck (20) which slopes downwardly towards a screen (22) of part-cylindrical shape. The screen slopes upwardly and extends above the seating deck as well as wrapping around the sides of the seating deck. A projector (26) located within the seating deck (20) projects images onto the screen (22) about an upwardly oriented projection axis, through an orthographic fisheye lens which minimizes distortion of centre regions of the images. In this way, motion pictures that have been shot for showing on domed screens can be successfully projected onto the curved screen (22) of the invention.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G03B 21/56; G03B 21/52; G03B 35/18; G03B 37/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

E04H 3/22 (2006.01); G03B 21/52 (2006.01); G03B 21/56 (2006.01); G03B 35/16 (2006.01); G03B 35/18 (2006.01); G03B 37/06 (2006.01); H04N 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 13/0434 (2013.01); G03B 21/52 (2013.01); G03B 21/56 (2013.01); G03B 35/16 (2013.01); G03B 37/06 (2013.01); H04N 13/0459 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9956173A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT LU

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956173 A2 19991104; WO 9956173 A3 19991229; AU 3403699 A 19991116; CA 2330292 A1 19991104; EP 1084448 A2 20010321; JP 2002513170 A 20020508

INPADOC legal status

2009-05-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20081108

2008-07-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20080627

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001106

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT LU