Apple files patent application for Retina display on video glasses

Apple files patent application for Retina display on video glasses
Apple has been fiddling around with video glasses since 2006 B.I. on the Silicon Valley calendar (that's B.I. as in before iPhone). Back as early as that year, Apple was messing around with the idea of video glasses and even received a patent. Earlier this month, the Cupertono based firm was awarded a second patent on the project. Now, the USPTO has received an application from Apple for a method to deliver Retina display quality images to video glasses using a single lens.

If the design looks strange to you and you're telling your buddies that you wouldn't be caught dead wearing this, relax. The important thing to understand here is that this is not a design patent which means the final product should look a lot different. What Apple is seeking to protect is the concept of using some delivery method to send a Retina display quality image to video glasses. The patent application was filed January 20th, 2011 and the invention is credited to one Edward Craig Hyatt who assigned it to Apple.

source: USPTO via PatentlyApple



1. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Google, please release your glasses within a year. Apple is going to say some bullsh*t about how they came first and start suing. A patent for high quality images? Really?

11. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

correct. Google glass should be materialized ASAP before apple steal the show!

3. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Not again. As much as I liv my iPhone, I'm beginning to hate Apple as a brand, strangling the techno innovationS with their "inventions" without any working prototypes

31. galaxyisking

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 18, 2011

(B I) SO G A A A Y.......... yea when they us to innovate would sound better.

5. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

And I stand to be corrected here. Since when does Apple make their own screens and displays?

6. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lol, a delivery method to deliver Retina display quality images? How freaking vague can you this? This is basically saying that no one else can use HD in video glasses using one glass...if the USPTO gives this patent then USPTO is full of GARBAGE and then some. How in the hell can you even try to patent displaying HD visuals on a lens, the method you can probably say is yours, but HD visuals is not your idea, nor should it be allowed to be put under patent just because you applied it to your fancy monocle. This company would attempt to patent how iFans gasp when they see a new iDevice if they could...given the USPTO track record I can see that actually being awarded to them. I wouldn't put it past them, they did try to claim trademark on the word App, bunch of losers.

37. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Look at the silver bitten fruit..... I need that.... no i want that.... apple apple apple.... please if i don't have that i will die... lol... this is a they typical kid who sees there friends have a iPod, iPhone, or iPad and the reason they want one is be there friends have it.. any apple is full of it.... seems like they saw the prototype work Google did on project glass and were like we need something to trump them, ahh lets try to pantent retina on a micro display... also if you reply i did read article and i hope you did 2.. so don't give me a they were doing this in 2006 because i'm stating on the jan 20th 2011 Patent filing. Please world we need some type of Alliance to combat all the patents wars...maybe call it Alliance for Technology and Innovations.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1270; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Cr@pp1e proved that even if you are filthy rich, you can behave as cheap as anything... Oh you rotten half-eaten fruit, GOD is watching you... Don't forgot that...

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh look! Apple is going to come through and shake up the market with neato glasses! oh wait...

9. CypherCross

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

screw this s**t i'm gonna go unpack my old nintendo virtual boy and play now.

12. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Maybe this has some motive behind the apple maps? either way Google need to establish google glass and market them well. Apples marketing is the best in the business

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So basically, what Apple is doing is bringing back a concept they never brought to fruition before, and it's because of Google's public and successful hype for their prototypes. And now they're basically setting themselves up so that no one else can have Retina resolution imagery on their wearable computer. Nice one, Apple. Continue to be anti f**king competitive. "Well, ours might not do nearly as much, but it has a higher resolution than yours, and you can never match that because if you do we'll ban you, hyuck hyuck."

16. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Umm they filed the patents in 2006. What's your issue?

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The patent for a retina resolution display is recent, which is why it's news. Duh. And if the original patents for such a device were filed in 2006, it means that Apple did f**k all with the idea until now, when Google is building genuine excitement for Project Glass. It's simple really. My issue is that this "most innovative company in the world," as you call them, is not really innovating. They're gearing up to follow in Google's footsteps.

18. CypherCross

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

So what? Japan has been playing around with video glasses concept technology and virtual glasses since the 90s.... again, already existed tech/idea... as for high def resolution image on the glass. SONY already released a personal 3d viewer device with HD resolution on each glass. Nothing new here, move along! Apple SUCK!

33. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

My engineering professor had wore something like this in the 1970s... and he did patent it well before Apple did. thestar[dot]com/news/gta/article/1228500--toronto-​cyborg-steve-mann-says-he-was-assaulted-in-paris-m​cdonald-s

21. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

and also eric schmidt is in apple's board that year. coincidence?

14. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

''I sense that Vegeta has gone to Super Saiyan'' lmfao xD

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Vegeta should use his Gallot Gun attack against Apple's patent

38. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Vageta is a Super Saiyan, what would he be using a gun for?

15. CypherCross

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 25, 2012

"It's over 9000!!!" that will be the price of this thing.

20. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

it makes andGoat boiled haha

24. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Now what apple?. I can't use my eyes anymore?

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Apple will sue.

25. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Dragonball Z should sue Apple stealing their scouters !!! That'll teach Apple a thing or 2

39. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Dragonball Z doesnt own anything on scouters if they did google would of been sued

27. Reepa

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I had to check on that....your so abt mr Eric being a apart of apple board....get d drift people. The glasses idea wasn't google's to begin with. Eric stole Apple's idea.......smh

28. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Patents in this type of field are garbage. It's got to stop. I'm going to patent a hammer. A hammer that can hammer nails into some new fangled board that no one knows about yet. And that encompasses any and all future unknown materials. No sorry you can't do that... why not? Apple does that....

29. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

They are gearing up to sue Google when they release Google Glasses to the public. This is getting out of hand from Apple. I hope the company goes down for trying to stifle competition.

30. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Anything incremental should never ever receive a patent. Just 'adding more' is not innovative in any way shape or form. Could you imagine all the patents that could have filed when PC's were competing with escalating processor speeds?!

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