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Sony Patent Shows Product Like Google Glass

March 25, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 6:43 AM

Competition for Google Glass?A patent filed recently by Sony shows that the electronics company may be getting ready to compete with Google and its Google Glass product in the wearable eyeglass technology arena.

Patent application no. 20130069850 was filed by Sony in November, and published on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s website on March 21st. It outlines a head-mounted display apparatus that allows the wearer to view the display out of both eyes, compared to Google Glass, which only allows one eye to view the display.

The most recent patent is a continuation of patent filings undertaken by Sony in 2008 and 2009.

A prototype sketch of Sony’s wearable device shows adjustable lenses and earbuds mounted on the arms of the glasses-like contraption – see below for drawing from the patent filing.

Sony has not yet made any announcement about wearable glasses-like devices.

Patent drawing from Sony application.