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Xybernaut receives patent in Japan

Posted: 14 Aug 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:xybernaut? computing hardware? portable computing? communication systems? computer?

Xybernaut Corp., a provider of wearable/mobile computing hardware, software and services, has been granted a patent by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) for protective garments integrated with portable computing/communications systems.

The Japan patent, which relates to the Xybernaut U.S. patent No. 6,507,486 entitled, "Wearable Computer and Garment System," highlights a wide variety of current and potential military, government, commercial, and recreational applications.

The patent includes uses of protective clothing commonly referred to as "body armor." The armored garment would protect both the user and the computing/communications device(s). Protective garment and computing systems described in this patent have the potential to be programmed with generic data or programmed with mission-specific information that is tailored to each operator.

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