Last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Google that revealed a future smart device such as a smartphone or tablet that could transfer data to a smart wall or a large flat display using a built-in laser beam.
Sometimes inventions have a simple message like this one. Google's patent FIG. 2 noted below is a block diagram illustrating an electronic device that may utilize visual representation, which conveys information relating to connections with other devices, to visually interact with other objects. Referring to FIG. 2, there is shown an electronic device #200 and a target object #210 using a light or laser beam, according to Google's patent filing.
Once the relative location of the target device or object is determined, the electronic device may use that information in configuring the light or laser beam such that it may be directed at the target device or object. This may be achieved by configuring the light or laser source to generate and/or emit the light or laser beam directionality to project from the electronic device towards (i.e., directed to point at) the target device or object.
For example, in instances where the connection visual indicator #220 comprises a light or laser beam, user of the electronic device may use the beam to interact with the target object #210, such as by pointing and/or moving the electronic device in a manner that controls and/or alters the projection point of the beam on the target object to create a trace #230 resulting from the movement of the beam projection point for example. Here the user can control content on the display and/or control video controls such forward, back and stop.
Google's patent FIG. 3 noted below is a block diagram illustrating an electronic device that supports use of visual representation in conveying connectivity related information.
Google patent application which was published last week was originally filed back in Q1 2012. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.
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