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Patents: A/V systems for the iPod

updated 11:55 pm EDT, Thu June 19, 2008

Patents for AV systems

The US Patent and Trademark Office unveiled two non-Apple iPod-related patents today from two separate parties, demonstrating several styles of audio-visual headwear for the device. The first patent, submitted by Aaron M. Philips of Granite Bay, California, shows a headband with integrated speakers that features a dedicated place for the iPod shuffle. The configuration is also illustrated in a cap-style design. Philips specifically refers to the iPod shuffle in his diagrams and paperwork.

Marcio Mar Abreu of North Haven, Connecticut offers his idea of Oakley's-style sunglasses with an integrated screen, with earphones as well, but illustrates the concept in dozens of hypothetical, and some ridiculous, scenarios.

Abreu illustrates his concept as a football helmet, wide-brimmed hat, and so on, as well as a portable unit that seems to incorporate a keyboard at chest heart.

by MacNN Staff



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