“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.]