toggle

AAPL Stock: 124.75 ( -1.42 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple files for patent covering projector systems

updated 05:45 pm EDT, Tue March 16, 2010

Projector could be built into remotes

Apple has filed for a patent covering a variety of technology relating to projector systems. The filing, titled "Projection Systems and Methods," describes ways to use projectors for interacting with other devices. Many of the embodiments are focused on improvements to viewing or controlling presentations remotely.

"Conventional projector systems are local to the presentation, for example, typically located in the same room as the source of the presentation data, such as the computer," the filing reads. "While video conferencing equipment may also be present and make it possible to view the presentation remotely, interaction and viewing is limited to the video conferencing equipment."

The company appears to be exploring the idea of integrating projectors into existing devices such as the iPhone or MacBook, or new gadgets such as dedicated remote controls. "In some cases, the projection system may include a wireless router and act as a hub," the filing suggests, pointing toward the company's AirPort products.

The patent art shows an iPhone interface with several virtual buttons for interacting with the projection system. Users could watch a presentation, send it to others, review content, or control the audio and camera functions.

It remains unknown if Apple plans to utilize the projector technology in its upcoming products. [via Patently Apple]











by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. ilovestevejobs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Apple the patent troll

    'nuff said

  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Patent troll

    Yeah, 'cause it's not like Apple ever releases any product that use these patents...

    /sarcasm

  1. ilovestevejobs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Don't care

    They're still a patent troll

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Griffin Twenty

A few years ago Griffin launched the original Twenty, a small digital amp that used an AirPort Express to turn any set of passive spea ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill th ...

toggle

Most Commented