“The US Patent & Trademark Office published today a new series of five Liquidmetal patent applications from Apple which were originally filed in Q2 2012,” 3Ders.org reports.
“Two of Apple’s inventions are related to 3D printing,” 3Ders reports. “They are methods of construct[ing] a part with [bulk] metallic glasses (BMG – Liquidmetal) layer by layer.”
According to Apple’s patent applications, “The patent[s] can be used for producing poducts such as smart phone like iPhone, TV monitor, electronic-book reader, an iPad, and a computer monitor,” 3Ders reports. “It can also be used to make DVD player, video game console, music player, such as a portable music player (e.g., iPod), etc. It can be a part of a remote control for an electronic device, or a part of a computer or its accessories, such as the hard drive tower housing or casing, laptop housing, laptop keyboard, laptop track pad, desktop keyboard, mouse, and speaker.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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