Interesting

By: Maynard Handley (name99.delete@this.name99.org), June 27, 2019 1:55 pm
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I present for your consideration:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=10,240,947.PN.&OS=PN/10,240,947&RS=PN/10,240,947

The short summary is that it's a patent for a connection mechanism between devices (think successor to Lightning) that's based on mm waveguides rather than wires touching connectors. The win is better protection from the environment (ie dust+waterproofing) and (perhaps) higher data rates for a small volume.

The point however, the reason I bring it to people's attention, is that it's more than a little interesting in terms of the claims that mm-wave RF is an extremely complicated tech, and that while Apple might be able to put together a basic 5G modem, the newer parts (like 5G NR) represent something beyond their experience and expertise...


Exploring when this patent leads is also interesting. For example, look at this guy, filed 2011! (I remind you that aWatch was released 2015)
https://patents.google.com/patent/USD790517S1/en?inventor=Kallman;+Benjamin&oq=Kallman;+Benjamin
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