According to Foreign Media news, Samsung’s sci-fi patent announcement, weather, time and other information can be displayed through “air projection.”
It is understood that as early as the end of 2018, Samsung Electronics applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the patent of “three-dimensional imaging electronic equipment”, which was officially released on September 19, 2019.
The technology of displaying stereoscopic images in the air has existed for a long time, but few consumers pay attention because the products are too expensive and display resources are not many. Samsung’s patent demonstrates that this technology can convert 2D images into “air projection.” According to the patent specification, the patented technology is much cheaper than currently available solutions; and the solution is not content dependent on the developer.
The solution uses three main components: a full-screen display (mobile phone), a half mirror and retroreflective elements. Simply put, just put your phone in a dedicated docking station. As can be seen from the patent image, this patent can display many “air projections” such as time, weather, electricity, and news. Foreign Media said that it is also possible to control “air projection” by air gesture.