A few weeks back the Wall Street Journal reported that Google was likely to drop Texas Instruments for Intel to power their next generation Google Glass wearable device in 2015. While Google Glass received a lot of bad press this past year, they've persevered. We covered a recent patent of Google's regarding Google Glass and the use of biometrics. Yesterday Google was granted three new design patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to Google Glass. One covers a relatively new slick design while the other two covered a more traditional look that could be used with prescription glasses as noted in our cover graphic.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. We can look at the design and appreciate it for what it projects, but we'll never discover which materials may be used to construct the design. We'll never know what unique internal components may be hidden within the device or learn about any unique features that we could look forward to. All we get is the simple visual of what could be coming down the pipeline. Today we take a look at Google's new Google Glass design patent figures.
New Look for Google Glass Gets a Granted Design Patent
This new Google Glass design is more balanced and could technically allow for prescription lenses. This design could also accommodate sunglasses, prescription or not. In this design Google abandons the pirate-look.
Traditional Styling for Google Glass gets a Granted Patent
Google was granted a design patent yesterday for their traditional styled version of Google Glass that could better blend in to society with – and one that could support prescription lenses.
It should be noted that the latter image isn't officially a part of the design patent. It was taken from the web as an example of Google's more traditional form of Google Glass that the design patent covers.
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