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Apple's new patent shows that Apple pencil can change shape to make users feel comfortable in the future

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/12/11 1:00:44     readed:574

Future versions of Apple pencil may be customized to provide comfort, and parts of the stylus can be expanded or reshaped to suit a user's specific painting or writing style。 One of the problems with apple pencil and many other pens, pencils and similar items is that its static shape is not necessarily the most comfortable for all users, so the fixed size and shape of Apple pencil may make users uncomfortable when working for a long time.

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Granted by the U.S. patent and Trademark Office on TuesdayAppleThe patent "adjustable hand-held stylus" proposes some methods to change the holding area of Apple pencil to better adapt to different sizes of users' hands. By setting a part around the pen body and overlapping at a certain point, you can control the expansion and contraction of the part between different states, thus changing the amount of overlap in the process. The system can use a motor with a stator on one part and a rotor attached to the second part. Although bearing elements can also be used, the torque is used to move the outermost point around the circumference above the lower layer. In the case of a motor, this can also help to provide the user with a tactile feedback element.

In other words, in the future, apple pencil will not only change the length according to users' needs, but also become a triangle rather than a circle. For this reason, apple can use shape memory materials that are affected by heat or electroactive materials that change with electric field to make pen body. Apple pencil can also be used to provide tactile feedback. These techniques are not limited to the body of the stylus, as the patent also recommends that it be used to adjust the tip of the pen to switch between a fine point and a more rounded sphere. Apple submits a large number of patent applications every week, but patents or applications do not guarantee that the idea will be used in future products or services.

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