Has Samsung's new wearable leaked in these patent applications?

Has Samsung's new wearable leaked in these patent applications?
On Friday, we told you about Samsung's next Tizen flavored smartwatch that is supposed to be able to make/take calls, and send/receive email without being paired to another device. The watch is also supposed to include a heart rate monitor, GPS, a camera and Bluetooth. And now, thanks to the release of some Samsung patent applications, we have an idea what this device just might look like. With its round face, the watch in the applications filed with the USPTO by Samsung, looks like the brother of the Motorola Moto 360.

Some of the patents are related to the gestures that control the functions of the wearable. One image in the patent applications shows the watch user moving two fingers apart, in front of a reader that is apparently located on the back of the band.

The patent applications released by the USPTO include: 20140143678 – GUI Transitions on Wearable Electronic Device, 320140143737 – Transition and Interaction Model for Wearable Electronic Device, 220140143784 – Controlling Remote Electronic Device with Wearable Electronic Device, 20140143785 – Delegating Processing from Wearable Electronic Device, 20140139637 – Wearable Electronic Device, 20140139486 – Placement of Optical Sensor on Wearable Electronic Device, 20140139454 – User Gesture Input to Wearable Electronic Device Involving Movement of Device, and 20140139422 – User Gesture Input to Wearable Electronic Device Involving Outward-Facing Sensor of Device.

While the timing of the release of these patent applications coincides with the leak about Samsung's new wearable, the patent covers a device that gets its network connectivity from pairing with a smartphone or tablet. That would go against the stand alone features we've been hearing about the new smartwatch. So it could turn out that these patent applications have nothing to do with the leaked wearable expected from the company this summer. On the other hand (no pun intended), there still could be a connection between these patents and the upcoming device, even if it is just the GUI, or the design of the watch.

To see images from Samsung's wearable patent applications, check out the slideshow below.

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source: SammyToday



1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung is relentless. I like it.

3. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Agree. Maybe a lot of duds, but not afraid to try new things. Best part....if you don't like 'em, don't buy 'em

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I agree. So many people get bent out of shape because they release so many products. Waiting for a full year in this industry is only asking for trouble. I haven't bought any of their smart watches because I'm waiting for Google wear that would work across various Android devices; not just Samsung . Samsung is not putting a gun to my head to buy one.

12. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Samsung doesn't have too many weaknesses to make fun of. So, trolls make fun of Samsung devices having too many features, and too many choices. Unfortunately for them, generally public likes having features and choices.

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's the only way to properly test things. Release it. You can test it in a controlled environment until pigs fly but you still get antenna gate, Apple maps, and IOS 7 in general.

4. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Looks good.. But will never happen, this is what Samsung does the make prototypes that look good, patent devices that look good and then release ugly things!! The Note 3 is the prettiest device they've made it years..

6. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

What you mean is this company has no clue and is a straight up copy cat. 4 watches in 8 months and the all are square and rectangle. The see Moto 360 and bam! We have a round watch. Let's see how much you like it if Apple comes out with a round watch.

7. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

You do realize it takes a long time to apply for and get a patent. There is no way they could have known about the Moto 360 when they applied for this. Blind hatred is stupidity, stop being stupid.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung didn't get the info from the Moto patent. The got the info via industrial espionage, something Samsung is legendary for in Korea and China.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

not really if you did some fact checking there are smart watches out now in japan and china that are round been out for 3 years, moto 360 is a concept that is trying to come out samsung did not try they did. suck it.

16. willard12 unregistered

Wow, round watches didn't exist until the moto 360. That's news. Good thing it only take 15 minutes to submit a patent application and have it released by the USPTO. If the inventors of the square phone with rounded corners comes out with a round watch I think it will be great. Afterall, they did invent pattern unlock. http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/04/17/iphone-android-pattern-unlock-apple-patent/

18. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Check the date of patent filing. August 30, 2013 That should answer your question.

2. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Did I miss when it was filed? Wonder if this is a design clue, or they just used a generic shape for the filing. Idk about style, but functionally a watch works best with a small profile..ala Gear fit...imho

8. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Filed August 30, 2013 for one of the patents mentioned above. http://www.latestpatents.com/samsung-patent-applications-published-on-22-may-2014/ I'm guessing it's a generic shape for the filing, round watches are common so that would fit a general image to portray what the patent is aiming to accomplish.

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

if this is what i think it is it will bring a new look, feel and make a smart watch worth it, what i am thinking is a camera on the bottom side of the band and using your fingers to move around the screen like a air mouse. pinch fingers and open to open or zoom in on something, very nice, if you think about it without the big screen smartwatches can be great and without phone pairing.

11. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Features are for real but I think the design won't be like this.

13. Sauce unregistered

The next smallest thing is here Brought to you by an asian company

21. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

hahahahah they're doing the circles so let's do the circles, too. that's samsung for you!

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