Apple receives two patents including one for a handset with a flexible display

Apple receives two patents including one for a handset with a flexible display
Apple has received a pair of patents from the USPTO for mobile devices including one with an augmented reality display. The patented technology allows a digital display made up of one or more touch screens, to be placed over a screen showing real-life images. Similar to other augmented reality devices, the user will get to see information about real-life places and things in the user's environment. For example, at a museum, the screen could show information about a painting that the user is looking at through the device.

The patent, called "Transparent electronic device," was filed in November 2014. It is U.S. Patent No. 9,367,093 and credit is given to Aleksandar Pance as inventor.

A second patent awarded to Apple, U.S. Patent No. 9,367,095, was handed out for an "Electronic device with wrap around display." The device offers a huge AMOLED screen on a compact handset. Like phones being worked on by Lenovo and Samsung, this display is flexible and can wrap around the entire handset. Face tracking technology is employed so that the phone knows exactly what part of the screen the user is looking at.

Like the other patent, multiple layers of screens are used, this time to create a 3D effect. This patent was originally filed in April 2015, and Scott A. Myers is named as the inventor.

source: USPTO (1), (2) via AppleInsider


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