Apple Wins 3D Goggles Patent – Experience IMAX Theater on the Go

Rafia Shaikh

Today Apple has been granted a patent for Apple 3D goggles which will let the user watch movies and videos while on the go. This head-mounted gadget will practically turn your head into an IMAX theater. Apple aims to replicate the home experience for consumers who hardly get any good viewing experience with portable devices.

This head-mounted 3D display goggles system will not only give a cinema viewing experience with privacy (since the view won't be available to anyone else) but it would also be perfectly portable like an iPod.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has today awarded a knockoutpatent to Apple for this head mounted display to view media and play games on a bigger screen than mobile devices' display 3d goggles

The technology is sophisticated enough to line up with your eyes and adjust for corrected vision if you wear glasses. It would also be able to connect to an iPod via a cable or wirelessly. Patent describes that Apple 3D goggle system could be used to identify users by tracking eyeballs, voice and fingerprints.



A goggle system for providing a personal media viewing experience to a user is provided. The goggle system may include an outer cover, a mid-frame, optical components for generating the media display, and a lens on which the generated media displayed is provided to the user. The goggle system, or head mounted display may have any suitable appearance. For example, the goggle system may resemble ski or motorcycle goggles. To enhance the user’s comfort, the goggle system may include breathable components, including for example breathable foam that rests against the user’s face, and may allow the user to move the display generation components for alignment with the user’s eyes. In some embodiments, the goggle system may include data processing circuitry operative to adjust left and right images generated by the optical components to display 3-D media, or account for a user’s eyesight limitations.

Apple had filed this patent in May 2008 suggesting Apple might just be ready now after years of mobile experience and consumer feedback.

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