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Amazon awarded patent for laptop 'airbag'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos awarded patent for "Air Bag Technology" for your laptop or cell phone.

Charles Gantt | Dec 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm CST (0 mins, 33 secs time to read)

We all have lost an expensive device due to a fall onto a hard object. Amazon's Jeff Bezos is looking to change that with an idea he co-invented with Gregory Hart.

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The device senses a fall, calculates the damage such a fall would create and decides whether or not to deploy an airbag to cushion the fall. All of this happens within a split second and has the potential to save your expensive toy.

The patent was awarded on December 11th 2012. In short the patent states that it is "a method for protecting a portable device that includes an airbag deployable from a side of the portable device..."

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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