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September 24, 1996 | Barbara Murphy
Columbine Financial Corp., a Utah corporation that has just moved to Westlake Village, has changed its name to Synthonics Technologies Inc. Columbine's new name is intended to more closely identify the holding company with its new Synthonics Inc. subsidiary, which develops and licenses advanced three-dimensional virtual-reality imaging technology for use in personal computer and Internet applications.
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July 7, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village, has secured a patent for a PC-based computer graphics technology that streamlines the 3-D image creation process for a variety of applications, including electronic commerce, computer games and medical diagnostics. The new patent covers techniques for "morphing" generic 3-D models to create an unlimited number of variations rapidly.
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BUSINESS
December 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies, based in Westlake Village, will have a comprehensive listing in Standard & Poor's Corporation Records after being approved by the publication's editorial board. The company's listing will start with the December issue. Standard & Poor's Corporation Records, published by McGraw-Hill, is a recognized securities manual that meets the requirements for secondary trading in most states.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Westlake Village-based Synthonics Inc. has been issued another patent--this one for techniques used to change a standard motion picture into an undistorted, stereoscopic 3-D film. The U.S. Patent Office assigned the award for a process developed by Synthonics founder Charles Palm to automate the conversion of sequential movie frames into accurately synchronized 3-D images. According to Synthonics executives, the award means that any movie, no matter how old or new, can become more lifelike.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village, has secured a patent for a PC-based computer graphics technology that streamlines the 3-D image creation process for a variety of applications, including electronic commerce, computer games and medical diagnostics. The new patent covers techniques for "morphing" generic 3-D models to create an unlimited number of variations rapidly.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A number of museum officials, from the Getty Museum in Malibu to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have a newfound perspective on Eli Whitney's 200-year-old cotton gin. It's a 3-D perspective, provided by the folks at Synthonics Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthonics Inc. of Westlake Village.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies has licensed Rapid Virtual Reality, an imaging technology used to create three-dimensional models of any object or environment, to KnowledgeLINK, a developer of online buying systems. Both companies are based in Westlake Village. KnowledgeLINK will use Synthonics software to create interactive 3-D images of client products and add them to Web sites the company develops--many of which include Internet-based online catalogs and electronic storefronts.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Westlake Village-based Synthonics Inc. has been issued another patent--this one for techniques used to change a standard motion picture into an undistorted, stereoscopic 3-D film. The U.S. Patent Office assigned the award for a process developed by Synthonics founder Charles Palm to automate the conversion of sequential movie frames into accurately synchronized 3-D images. According to Synthonics executives, the award means that any movie, no matter how old or new, can become more lifelike.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to create a multimedia CD-ROM that will let consumers use a home computer to experience hundreds of artifacts housed in the institute's 16 museums. Featured as the centerpiece of the CD-ROM will be many artifacts presented as accurate 3-D replicas.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village, a developer of 3-D virtual reality imaging technology, has added three directors to its board as work begins on a major CD-ROM project for the Smithsonian Institution. The new board members are Timothy G. Paulson, vice president and treasurer of Litton Industries; Timothy J. Andrews, senior vice president at Oaktree Capital Management; and Thomas K. Carpenter, vice president of sales and marketing for Odyssey Software. The additions bring Synthonics' board membership to nine.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies has licensed Rapid Virtual Reality, an imaging technology used to create three-dimensional models of any object or environment, to KnowledgeLINK, a developer of online buying systems. Both companies are based in Westlake Village. KnowledgeLINK will use Synthonics software to create interactive 3-D images of client products and add them to Web sites the company develops--many of which include Internet-based online catalogs and electronic storefronts.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village, a developer of 3-D virtual reality imaging technology, has added three directors to its board as work begins on a major CD-ROM project for the Smithsonian Institution. The new board members are Timothy G. Paulson, vice president and treasurer of Litton Industries; Timothy J. Andrews, senior vice president at Oaktree Capital Management; and Thomas K. Carpenter, vice president of sales and marketing for Odyssey Software. The additions bring Synthonics' board membership to nine.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1997 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to create a multimedia CD-ROM that will let consumers use a home computer to experience hundreds of artifacts housed in the institute's 16 museums. Featured as the centerpiece of the CD-ROM will be many artifacts presented as accurate 3-D replicas.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1997 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A number of museum officials, from the Getty Museum in Malibu to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., have a newfound perspective on Eli Whitney's 200-year-old cotton gin. It's a 3-D perspective, provided by the folks at Synthonics Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Synthonics Inc. of Westlake Village.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies, based in Westlake Village, will have a comprehensive listing in Standard & Poor's Corporation Records after being approved by the publication's editorial board. The company's listing will start with the December issue. Standard & Poor's Corporation Records, published by McGraw-Hill, is a recognized securities manual that meets the requirements for secondary trading in most states.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1996 | Barbara Murphy
Columbine Financial Corp., a Utah corporation that has just moved to Westlake Village, has changed its name to Synthonics Technologies Inc. Columbine's new name is intended to more closely identify the holding company with its new Synthonics Inc. subsidiary, which develops and licenses advanced three-dimensional virtual-reality imaging technology for use in personal computer and Internet applications.
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