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Amazon CEO Patents Idea to Protect Dropped Phones Using Airbags

Amazon CEO Patents Idea to Protect Dropped Phones Using Airbags

Posted August 12, 2011 at 6:37pm by iClarified · 9983 views
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and VP Greg Heart have patented an idea to protect dropped phones from damage using airbags.

A patent filing discovered by The Register details:

A method for protecting a portable device that includes an airbag deployable from a side of the portable device, comprising: detecting that the portable device will impact a surface; prior to impact with the surface, determining if a risk of damage to the portable device from the impact exceeds a damage threshold; when the risk of damage to the portable device exceeds the damage threshold: altering the orientation of the portable device such that the air bag first impacts the surface; and deploying the airbag prior to impact with the surface.

Variations on this concept using airbags, springs, and thrusters as the protection system are also detailed in the filing.

Read More [via TheRegister] [via TNW]


Amazon CEO Patents Idea to Protect Dropped Phones Using Airbags
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Dt
Dt - August 14, 2011 at 12:40pm
This patent is obviously a insult from Amazon to Apple mocking how fragile the iPhone is. Imagine designing such a beautiful product only to see billions being made by third party iPhone cover/protector companies that cover and uglify your precious design. Instead of making the iPhone ever so much faster, I personally wish Apple would put some effort into making it water-resistant and shatter-resistent.
iPorwin
iPorwin - August 13, 2011 at 2:59pm
This CEO is insane. Should kill himself
Buggsy2
Buggsy2 - August 13, 2011 at 3:48am
Shouldn't this be dated April 1?
Someone
Someone - August 13, 2011 at 12:58am
This guy could use these on his brains ... If he had any...?
MikeKrotch
MikeKrotch - August 12, 2011 at 11:08pm
How about a hover iPhone. Like back to the future. Lol
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