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Apple has bet heavily on VR; patents, large team and acquisitions
Feb01

Apple has bet heavily on VR; patents, large team and acquisitions

Confirmation of acquisition of virtual reality and augmented reality startup Flyby Media by Apple fueled fresh rounds of reports that Cupertino has bet heavily on VR. Even before the acquisition, Apple has been working on VR and has even managed to garner quite a few VR patents. There have been reports that Apple has hired Doug Bowman, who ran the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech and is known for his research in...

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Apple invents a new Dual Camera Zoom Lens System for Future iDevices & beyond
Jan06

Apple invents a new Dual Camera Zoom Lens System for Future iDevices & beyond

Apple has been working on a new zoom lens system for iDevices for some time now. In February we posted a report titled “Apple Reveals a Zoom Lens Breakthrough for Future iDevices,” and in March we posted a granted patent report titled “Apple Granted a Major Camera Patent that could lead to a True Zoom Lens for future iDevices, Macs and TVs.” Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent...

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Apple and Ericsson end legal battle over wireless patents
Dec21

Apple and Ericsson end legal battle over wireless patents

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson says its legal battle with Apple is over after striking a global licensing agreement covering wireless patents used in the iPhone. Apple and Ericsson have struck to a global licensing agreement for wireless patents held by each company covering 2G, 3G and 4G wireless standards. The pair have been locked in disputes in US and European courts after countersuing each other last January to settle a dispute...

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Apple Patents Self-Healing Elastomer For Waterproofing iPhones
Dec14

Apple Patents Self-Healing Elastomer For Waterproofing iPhones

USPTO has published a patent that was filed by Apple in June 2014. And now that the patent has become public, it is highly possible that Apple could start developing a waterproofing system for its iPhone. It was recently being said that the iPhone 7 could come with waterproof body, so the aforementioned patent goes in line with the previous rumors. According to the patent , Apple has developed a self-healing elastomer (a type of...

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IP: Apple smart strap patent hints at new direction in wearable tech
Dec06

IP: Apple smart strap patent hints at new direction in wearable tech

In a patent Apple filed and the Patent and Trademark Office published this week, we get a glimpse of yet another new product that could be launched under Tim Cook’s command. While the first such device was the Apple Watch, doing pretty well on the market, this second product that’s going to be entirely branded with Tim Cook innovation is unsurprisingly useless. The patent describes a new Apple device that is a wearable strap made of a...

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Apple could be working on virtual reality projector, patents show
Dec02

Apple could be working on virtual reality projector, patents show

Apple could be working on a new augmented reality projector, which would allow it to make computers without even adding a screen. The company has been granted a patent for an “adaptive” projector, reports Patently Apple. The patents seem to refer to a tool that would be able to scan spaces and then project certain images onto surfaces. The invention appears to be made up of a camera, mounted on top of a computer, that is able to scan...

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Apple Wins a 3D Mapping Patent Related to Gaming
Nov25

Apple Wins a 3D Mapping Patent Related to Gaming

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 31 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover a 3D imaging related patent. Apple has been, via Primesense, creating a vast library of 3D related patents over the last year ( One , two , three , four , five and more). One aspect of the invention relates to 3D imaging for a gaming console. Primesense technology was used in...

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