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    Default New Apple Patent Details Wireless "Desk Free" Computer System with Projection Display


    Apple has recently been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office detailing a wireless “desk-free” computer system that consists of only a computer housing with a built-in unique smart projector including advanced capabilities. The patent, which was originally filed in 2008, details a computer system housing a unique projector with advanced technology that would hold the same power as a desktop or laptop. The smart projector would allow the “computer” to be set up anywhere, allowing any suitable user surface to be used for a display screen. The following was mentioned in the patent regarding the system:

    The computer systems and methods described herein may achieve a synergy that is not possible with conventional computers and projectors, which may be realized in terms of the operating system, system interaction, and/or performance. This may stem, for example, from the computer system's knowledge of the computer system's projection output and the surface on which it is projecting. The operating system may be designed to include larger icons and/or text and/or a different style based on the knowledge that the user is likely further away from the displayed image than conventional computer experiences.
    The projector would also be configurable to run solely for certain purposes such as turning off all components, except the DVD drive and the projector to run as a mobile cinema, or turning off certain components to run like a normal computer. The projector itself would also be able to automatically calibrate and perform keystoning on itself to provide the best picture possible based on sensor data, even as going as far as to color correct and discard lesser pixels to display a high-resolution image. Apple describes the computer system as also allowing for peripherals such as a wireless mouse or keyboard to be connected, with the device as a whole being powered in a number of potential ways, such as having a single power cord to connect to power supply or through the inclusion of an inductive wireless charge system or integrated batteries.

    As of right now, it isn’t known whether Apple plans to create such a product or not, but the company has researched unique projector technology before. We’ll have to wait and see if Apple releases something like this in the future.

    Source: USPTO via AppleInsider

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    So they're patenting wireless technology and projectors now?!

    US Patent office is a joke.

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    Patents curtail innovation

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    Wow. What makes it so diff from current projection tech? That means you always need a wall. I'd rather have an iMac..you can plug that thing in outside and use it if you wanted to. I can understand the above for tutorials and classes but not so practical for most users.

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    How can this be patented? I had the same setup years ago! This is nothing new....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
    How can this be patented? I had the same setup years ago! This is nothing new....
    Apples Lawyers should be contacting you imminently

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
    Wow. What makes it so diff from current projection tech? That means you always need a wall. I'd rather have an iMac..you can plug that thing in outside and use it if you wanted to. I can understand the above for tutorials and classes but not so practical for most users.
    If you have a place to live, you have walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsjarvis View Post
    apples lawyers should be contacting you imminently
    hahahaha!

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