Apple is working on something special for its Apple glass project, looking for a self-contained way to remove dust that blocks the owner’s view. Those who regularly wear glasses are aware of the importance of putting a garment nearby. Even in the best of conditions, glasses are in fifth place. While customers will almost certainly need to clean their Apple Glass devices, Apple is working to replace that. As with new patent applications, the company is looking for a way to make the application more personal.
A recently issued patent, “Particle Control for a Headphones”, discusses how a device can automatically remove dust or other debris, which Apple refers to as “optical modules”. The patent application states, “The visual quality provided by the optical module may depend on the cleanliness of the roadway between the source of the image and the user interface”. In more digestible terms, this means that the lenses become more clear when something is on them.
The problem is that certain particles, such as dust, dirt or other foreign objects along the path of the user image may eventually alter the image provided to the user. The application further states, “Essentially, where a display partition with a high resolution, the type of particles on the surface of the display partition can block all pixels and / or pixels, as the image distributed to the user will change from its intended form ”.
This is to say that Apple is looking to remove users from the problem of particles blocking simple screen viewing. Apple argues that this problem only increases during the life of the device. This problem can even occur if the device is plugged in to prevent particles from collecting. In addition, “corrosion, corrosion, friction, wear, and / or aging of cars” means that “particles can be ejected,” or absorbed within the exposure range.
With the problem of particles, Apple’s solution is having the device itself in size to remove dust. Apple aims to handle the stated particles, so that they do not interfere with the users working with the product. This can be done by shaking. The material suggests that either the display element or the optical element can be placed in a fashion that will remove particles from the surface view of the device.
Essentially, Apple Glass may have the ability to shake free dust from the device. The device will have the ability to capture the specified particles somewhere in the user interface. This alert can be an automated process, or it can be up to the user to activate the feature. Five different founders received credit for the patent, including Ivan S. Maric. Previous work by Maric with the design of a MacBook Pro that adopts a HomePod style of environmental technology. While it may still be a little too early to fully understand what the future holds for Apple Glass, it seems that the Cupertino company is not short on ideas.