Google’s Project Glass seems to be moving closer and closer to reality, with the granting of 7 more patents today. Last week, I pointed out 4 patents related to the project in Google Glasses Design Patents and Other Wearables. Of those, 3 were design patents filed to protect the look and feel of the glasses, … Read more More Google Glasses Patents: Beyond the Design
Google was granted three different design patents for augmented reality glasses today, showing slightly different looks from one to the other. The first one includes lenses, while the second and third show variations of the glasses without lenses. A fourth granted patent describes how augmented reality glasses could be used with IR reflective painted markers, … Read more Google Glasses Design Patents and Other Wearables
It’s not related to search, or to SEO, but it’s one of the more unusual and interesting patents that I’ve seen come out of Google in a while, and Google Founder Sergey Brin is listed as one of the co-inventors. Google was granted a patent today on a device that could allow someone to view … Read more Google Patents Seeing with your Hand
An interesting new patent filing from Yahoo raises a couple of interesting questions about the future of the company. It describes a wearable computing device that could be used in many ways and the patent application provides a number of examples that sound like something out of a science fiction novel I read a year … Read more Yahoo Exploring Virtual Reality?
In these days of increasing mobile phone usage, including phones that have cameras and can connect to the web, I found myself enthralled by a paper which described the path to Yahoo’s Zonetag. Imagine if you take a researcher who has been studying how people use mobile phones (and mobile camera phones) and team her … Read more Yahoo’s Studies on Mobile Camera Phones and Geo-Referencing Images