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Apple Granted 21 Patents Covering ‘Find my iPhone’ Plus Design Patents for iPad & Apple Watch
Feb10

Apple Granted 21 Patents Covering ‘Find my iPhone’ Plus Design Patents for iPad & Apple Watch

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 21 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple’s invention known as “Find my iPhone” and two design patents. We wrap up this week’s granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today. Granted Patent: Find my iPhone Apple’s newly...

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Apple Patent Tips iPhone Home Button With Trackpad Functionality
Feb08

Apple Patent Tips iPhone Home Button With Trackpad Functionality

Apple has been granted a new patent, which suggests company’s future plans for its iconic circular home button on the iPhone and iPad. The patent, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last week, gives an insight how Apple might use the home button as a trackpad on future iOS devices. The patent titled “Force-Sensitive Fingerprint Sensing Input” filed on March 15, 2013 suggests that the...

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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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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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