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[관심특허] 애플, 노트북 닫은 상태에서 볼 수 있는 히든 디스플레이 특허

by 허성원 변리사 2012. 9. 28.

애플, 노트북 닫은 상태에서 볼 수 있는 히든 디스플레이 특허

 

노트북 덮개의 외표면에 히든 디스플레이가 장착되어 있다.

이 디스플레이를 통해 덮개를 열지 않고도 최소한의 필요한 정보를 볼 수 있다. 예를 들어 아직 읽지 않은 이메일이 몇 건이나 있는지 등..

 

Apple reveals that a laminate extends over the back surface of the lid providing an operatively outer surface for the lid. In this embodiment, the laminate extends continuously over the entire back of the lid, to provide a continuous flat surface. A frame member provided by a layer of black ink in the laminate defines a rectangular aperture 422 aligned with the mini display to allow the passage of light through the laminate when the display is activated and emits light. A further optical component in the form of a passive infrared (PIR) proximity sensor 426 is mounted in the recess 418.

The mini display may be connected to the proximity sensor to automatically activate the mini display in response to sensing of the presence of an object such as a human hand. The presence of the recess and its optical components are visually obscured when the mini display is inactive, due to the trapping of light by operation of the linear polarizer and the wave plate forming part of the laminate.

Apple states that the aperture will therefore emit no or little light and appear black, thus being indistinguishable from the black appearance of the notebook's lid provided by the layer of black ink so that the lid of the notebook has an unbroken black appearance. However, when a user brings a hand close to lid its presence is sensed by the proximity sensor and the auxiliary mini display is automatically activated.

The display may be arranged to display information a user may wish to access without opening and switching on the computer, such as, for example, information regarding a user's e-mail account, when the display is implemented to indicate, for example, a number of unread e-mail messages.

 

출처 : http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2012/09/apple-reveals-new-laminate-notebook-with-hidden-display-in-lid.html

 

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