Facebook granted design patent for its Oculus VR headset

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Last month Facebook was granted a design patent for its Oculus VR touch controller. This week, The United States Patents & Trademark Office granted another design patent to Facebook for its Oculus VR headset. The design patent is titled “Head-mounted display.”

The patent application was initially filed by Facebook in August 2018.

Facebook claims the design as “The ornamental design for a head-mounted display, as shown and described.”

This patent does not describe any functionality of the invention as this is a design patent. Figures showing the design are presented in the patent.  

Facebook’s figure 1 is a perspective view of the Oculus VR headset.

Facebook’s figure 2 is a front view of the headset.

Facebook’s figure 3 is a rear view of the headset.

Facebook’s figures 4 & 5 are left and right side views respectively of the headset.

Facebook’s figure 6 is a top view of the headset.

Facebook’s figure 7 is a bottom view thereof of the headset.

Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Shane Michael Ellis, Peter Wesley Bristol and Mauricio Romano are named as the inventors of this VR headset design. The term of this design patent is 15 years.

Meanwhile, Facebook signs a deal to get VR versions of Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed games on its Oculus VR headsets.

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