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HP Is Granted a US Patent For See-Though Screen Technology

     
2:23 pm on Jul 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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At last, Star Trek-type displays.

Imagine how education, public information, and museums, etc, could benefit from this.

HP Is Granted a US Patent For See-Though Screen Technology [bbc.com]
Hewlett Packard has been granted a US patent for its see-through screen technology.

The firm describes a system to create transparent displays that would allow users to see both the screen's computer graphics and the backdrop of the room or an object behind the device.

Possible uses include navigation data shown on vehicle windscreens and adverts shown on windows.

Samsung is also known to be working on similar technology.

2:33 pm on July 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Some on just reinvented HUD ( again ) ..and as they were in the USA ..got a patent on it..
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In world war 2, Fighter planes where equiped with a see through plastic/perspex gunsite that enabled the pilot to see the target aircraft, and visual ranging an aiming device to target the opponent aircraft,


And all this advanced further in latter years, a la proper HUD(as said above), one has got to wonder,,
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What they've patented is the way they've achieved it. I agree, HUD has been around, but it's not really practical for low cost applications, nor is it cost-effective, not to mention its relatively-poor color rendering. This new display will be much brighter, and with the addition of a touch screen it'll give lots of other options.
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Well, perhaps the defence industry may test the said patent soon enough