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Apple Granted a Patent for Devices with a Transparent Display


The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover Apple's granted patent relating to electronic devices with transparent touch displays. Users will be able to see objects, people or scenery behind their display while working.  


Devices with Transparent Displays


Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to a method and system for displaying images on a transparent display of an electronic device. The display may include one or more display screens as well as a flexible circuit for connecting the display screens with internal circuitry of the electronic device. Furthermore, the display screens may allow for overlaying of images over real world viewable objects, as well as a visible window to be present on an otherwise opaque display screen. Additionally, the display may include active and passive display screens that may be utilized based on images to be displayed.


2af displaying images on a transparent display

Apple credits Aleksandar Pance as the sole inventor of granted patent 8,890,771 which was originally filed in Q1 2010 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Patently Apple first covered this as a patent application back in July 2011. See our report for more details. Below is an example of such a transparent display which was shown as a prototype by Samsung back at CES 2009



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