Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Apple granted patent for a ‘virtual object kit’ for ‘Apple Glasses,’ other devices

Apple has been granted a patent (number 11,010,986) for a “virtual object kit” that includes a set of virtual object templates of a particular virtual object type. 

In the patent data, Apple notes that some devices are capable of generating and presenting computer-generated reality (CGR) environments. And the rumored “Apple Glasses” — an augmented reality/virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) would be one such device.

Some CGR environments include virtual environments that are simulated replacements of physical environments. Some CGR environments include augmented environments that are modified versions of physical environments. Some devices that present CGR environments include mobile communication devices such as smartphones, HMDs), eyeglasses, heads-up displays (HUDs), and optical projection systems. 

However, Apple says that most previously available devices that present CGR environments are ineffective at presenting representations of certain objects. For example, some previously available devices that present CGR environments are unsuitable for presenting representations of objects that are associated with an action. Apple wants to change this.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.