Patent published on August 15, 2023

See Through Screen: The Dylan Appel-Oudenaar's Magic Display that Shows Real and Pretend Things Together

"Dylan Appel-Oudenaar, known for his creative approaches to technology advancements, has recently patented something that has grabbed the attention of tech enthusiasts around the world. According to patent number US11729303B2, the company's latest development is a see-through screen that lets you witness both reality and imagination together. This striking invention is set to redefine the way we perceive technology.

Imagine viewing your favorite series on a screen that also allows you to keep track of reality behind it, everything from your beloved pet snoozing on the sofa to your spouse making coffee in the kitchen. It's like watching a show on your windowpane; magical, isn't it? Well, this magic is what Dylan Appel-Oudenaar's new patent is all about.

At first glance, it may look like a regular touch screen, think your smartphone or tablet. With the touch of a finger, you can interact with the screen, open apps, watch videos, or browse the web. But there's more. This screen, observing figures like FIG. 1A, 1B and 1C - showing device having a handheld form factor in the form of a smartphone and viewing media along with virtual content - is anything but regular. It lets you see through it while displaying digital, i.e., made-up stuff, a function manifested more notably when observing FIG. 2, portraying a tablet computer juxtaposed with a real-world tree. This unusual screen works due to a unique way it’s built to reflect light from a projector onto its front.

Housed inside the screen is a small pocket that increases the effectiveness of the reflector, enabling the two screens to work together to showcase both your reality and your digital content. This can be better understood using FIG. 3 and FIG. 4, showing sectional views of devices with touch-sensitive optical displays and including substrates separated by a gap.

This type of technology could come with a multitude of applications. You could practically immerse yourself in any augmented reality game without losing touch with your surroundings. Or maybe watch a football match on your living room window. The possibilities and potential seem endless.

While we do have this promising patent in front of us, it's important to remember that as a patent, this is just an indication of what could be ahead. There's no surety it will materialize in the form of a marketable product. It's not uncommon for companies to patent ideas as a safety measure. As of now, Dylan Appel-Oudenaar hasn't released any product where this technology may be used.

In either case, this patent by Dylan Appel-Oudenaar opens up an exciting view of what the future of display technology might look like, further bridging the gap between the real and the virtual world. And as we wait for the time when we may hold such extraordinary technology in our hands, we can but dream of the possibilities it presents."

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