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Vuzix Looks to its Next-Gen AR Smart Glasses

Smart glasses/AR technology brand Vuzix has announced that it was granted a series of patents and patents pending focused on wearable computer and augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. The Vuzix patent portfolio has grown from 90 patents and patents pending to 166 over the last 36 months, and it encompasses a range of IP including waveguides with holographic optics, laser and micro LED display integration, fashion-forward industrial designs and optics that support low-cost single-layer waveguides to multilayer, large-field-of-view solutions.

“Vuzix IP includes our patent portfolio and the secret sauce for the manufacturing in volume of the IP contemplated. This portfolio further expands Vuzix protection of our augmented reality technology and is cornerstone to delivering our current and, most importantly, our next-generation smart glasses under development,” said Paul Travers, Vuzix president and CEO, in the announcement statement.

The company’s current product portfolio includes personal display and wearable computing devices that offer users a portable high-quality viewing experience, and it is a solutions-provider for mobility, wearable displays and augmented reality.