Patent Number: 6,169,629

Title: Method and apparatus for three-dimensional image recording/reproduction

Abstract: A three-dimensional image recording/reproduction method, and an apparatus therefor. An opaque light control panel having a large number of fine light transmission portions at predetermined locations is placed between an object and a recording panel, and a large number of small images of the object are formed on the recording panel through the minute light transmission portions. The small images recorded on an picture display panel are reproduced to display the three-dimensional image of the object. An opaque panel having an opening is disposed around the object or between the object and the light control panel, and a conversion operation is carried out so as to reverse the small image of the opening formed on the recording panel point-symmetrically by 180 degrees with respect to a point, at which a line connecting the center of the opening of the opaque panel to each fine light transmission portion, being the point of symmetry. The cubic image is formed in front of the light control panel.

Inventors: Otsubo; Makoto (Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 806, JP)

Assignee: Otsubo; Makoto

International Classification: G03B 35/00 (20060101); G03B 35/08 (20060101); G03B 35/24 (20060101); G03B 35/18 (20060101); G02B 27/22 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); G02B 027/22 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018