Google has so many Project Glass patents flying out of the US Patent Office that it's hard to tell one idea from the other. Yet two new ideas were indeed discovered lately in one of their patents that conveyed new mental images of what we may come to expect from Project Glass over time. Google tells us that there will be at least two known applications for Project Glass: email and a web browser. The invention describes these apps as being projected onto a micro-display connected to the frame of the eyewear. Moreover, Google states that while the information may be viewed by the user in 2 or 3D imagery, the imagery may in fact "appear as a ring or cloud of icons around the user. The user may then touch a touch pad" found on the frame of the eyewear that will "enable the user to spin the ring." A second visual found in this latest invention is described below.
Google Envisions their Eyewear Utilizing Curved Glass One Day
The second new visual about Project Glass that Google describes in one of their recent patent filings is that they may use curved glass one day. Google states that "The display information (500, such as email) may then curve around the user's face such that the angle between the touch pad axis and the display information decreases as the display information curves in the direction of the user's ear, as shown in patent FIG. 6 above. The curve causes the outer side of the display information to appear longer than the inner side as if the display information is moving toward the user. Google states that "In this embodiment, the user appears to be viewing the display information 500 from the interior of a sphere."
Well, if anything, their engineers are pretty good dreamers. Then again, Larry Page demands that their engineers step outside the box and take daring "Moon Shots." Time will tell if they ever come to be.
Google's patent application was originally filed in Q2 2011 under serial number 173750 and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office in the last 90 days.
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