Four new Apple Liquidmetal-related patents revealed in Europe

Patently Apple is the first to discover four new yet painfully detailed patents in Europe on this subject matter,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“These extremely difficult reads were more about the science behind Liquidmetal than products and yet at the heart of each we were able to find a few interesting trickles of new thinking of how Apple could translate this material into elements related to future products,” Purcher reports. “In fact, one of the four patents delves into Liquidmetal as it relates to plastics and more particularly, to plastic injection molding. It makes you wonder if there’s a connection between Apple’s new iPhone 5c and Apple’s work with Liquidmetal.”

Purcher reports, “All four of the patents relating to Liquidmetal there found in Europe today contain the very same products that we’ve covered on this subject over the years. So there’s a basic foundation that is understood and repeated. Under ‘Electronic Devices’ in all four patents they cover these products: the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV. Liquidmetal may be used in future products such as: a watch, clock, TV monitor, ebook reader, video game console, laptop housing, tower housing, mouse, speaker, desktop keyboard and many more.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. The thought that next year might see a completely new design of iPhone, using Liquidmetal and the A8 processor, along with an IZGO display, almost has me reaching for a box of tissues!

      1. How about 2 different forms of liquid metal integrated into the full outside cover. One will be more “metallic” than the other, allowing the more “metallic” version to act as antennae for S/R signals. So, instead of hindering EMG signals, it would actually be increasing S/R ability. (Kind of like the metal band on the iPhone 4, except it is going to be the whole phone.)

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  2. “As a result, amorphous alloys can be used for making sports equipment, medical devices, electronic components and equipment, and thin films. Thin films of amorphous metals can be deposited as protective coatings via a high velocity oxygen fuel technique.”

    Seems like they are going for a comprehensive use of liquid metal from all angles. Apple isn’t just a consumer tech company: they are able to develop new tech in a variety of areas.

  3. “It makes you wonder if there’s a connection between Apple’s new iPhone 5c and Apple’s work with Liquidmetal.”

    No, there is not. Apple has a lot of plastic injection molding research. It does not necessary has anything to do with LM.

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