Mar, 21 2013

Earlier, we learned about a patent Google secured that detailed a way to control and interact with real-world objects through the use of augmented reality. That particular patent was an early glimpse into several possibilities Google Glass might enable, but it wasn’t necessarily something Google was promising would come to the unit in working capacity.

Welp, another patent was secured today, and it’s one of the most important of them all. It’s patent applicationĀ 20130070338, and it details the eyepiece that will feed all the information you require straight to your eye. Without it, Google Glass isn’t Google Glass, so we’re sure a big sigh of relief made its rounds around the research and design offices at Google’s Mountain View campus once they were informed of its acceptance.

The patent is quite large in scope, detailing 28 different claims and detailing how the eye-piece is functional at a very technical level. For a typical casual techie, reading the patent application is like reading Latin, but the gist of it is that there isn’t much anyone can do to hurt Google when it comes to this tech — it’s theirs, and they’re putting it to work quite quickly. You can check out the application in full here if you’re curious.

[via Patent Bolt]

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