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Modern Day Inventor

Wednesday 17 August 2016 at 6:41 pm

Danny Mattijetz is my first cousin on my mother's side of the family.  The Mattijetz family was a close knit family so we saw each other often as we grew up.  We continued to stay in touch. Recently, we both started posting on Facebook, and that is where Danny found out I was looking for Wends who had been awarded patents.  Danny contacted me and told me that he had been awarded a patent.  The search was on, and  I found his patent.

Danny's patent is number US 6,330,107 B1 and is titled "Multi-image display screen".  Danny has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from California State University in Los Angeles (Cal State LA), and used his knowledge to develop his idea.  Danny designed a lens and screen system that used his knowledge of light and optical refraction to make a 2 dimensional image appear to be 3 dimensional.  Danny submitted his design to the US Patent Office on March 4, 1999 and was awarded his patent on December 11, 2001.  In an email, Danny told me "it was a fun project that probably would have worked, but it cost more and more money to pursue, so I finally gave it up.  The end result would have been a television that could produce 3D without glasses or any other viewer."  Below is Danny's description of his design.

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