Apple granted comprehensive iWatch patent

Apple granted comprehensive iWatch patent

In what amounts to one of the more telling signs that Apple could be working on the so-called “iWatch” smartwatch, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with an exhaustive patent for an electronic wristwatch and various possible implementations of the device.

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Apple files for user behavior patent, suggesting future iPhones could have improved anti-theft measures

Apple files for user behavior patent, suggesting future iPhones could have improved anti-theft measures

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a new patent filing on Thursday for an Apple invention that relates to notifications being generated based on changes in user behavior. It is possible that Apple could use this technology in a future iPhone so that the smartphone can recognize when it is being used differently and respond accordingly. 

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Apple granted patent for fused glass housings, allowing for all-glass iOS devices

Apple granted patent for fused glass housings, allowing for all-glass iOS devices

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with U.S. Patent No. 8,773,848 for a fusing process that joins multiple glass pieces together to create seamless, all-glass electronic device casings. The new housing structure could be used for smartphones, media players, televisions, computer monitors and other equipment, as outlined in the patent description. 

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New patents describe auto-adjustment of iPhone alarms and notifications using wearable sensors

New patents describe auto-adjustment of iPhone alarms and notifications using wearable sensors

A few new patents were published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office this morning which describe a variety of iPhone-controlled systems that Apple might use to track the activity and habits of the user via a variety of accessory sensors. Some of the more obvious potential here would be using a wearable device to track the user and adjust some everyday settings on the phone automatically.

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Apple granted patent for iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

Apple granted patent for iWatch-enabled weightlifting tracker

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent for a sensor-laden device that attaches to a weightlifting bar for counting and displaying repetitions. The body bar sensing system may include a standalone display for showing the repetition count, providing more evidence that Apple is working on the oft-rumored iWatch set to unveil later this year.

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Apple gets patent for embedding sapphire glass display in a LiquidMetal chassis

Apple gets patent for embedding sapphire glass display in a LiquidMetal chassis

The USPTO has just awarded Apple a patent which allows the blending of the sapphire glass display with the LiquidMetal chassis, possibly for implementation with the upcoming iPhones. The patent is over six years old, but its certification has come ahead of the release of next generation iPhone, which has been rumored to come with a sapphire display. Apple very recently extended its contract with LiquidMetal Technologies until February 2015.

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Apple Patent Adds Multitouch, Flexible Displays to Solar Panel Invention

Apple Patent Adds Multitouch, Flexible Displays to Solar Panel Invention

Apple was granted a patent in February 2013 for solar panels integrated in portable devices, but it was mostly aimed at multimedia devices such as the iPod. Today, a new report says that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple an extended version of this patent, widening its scope to include devices with multitouch and flexible displays.

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Apple reportedly looking to settle all patent disputes with Samsung out of court

Apple reportedly looking to settle all patent disputes with Samsung out of court

Apple and Samsung have been fighting courtroom battles for quite some time now. A new report however claims that the company is looking to settle all its disputes with the Korean manufacturer out of court rather than dragging it in courts even further.

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Apple granted patent that prevents you from sending embarrassing messages to the wrong person

Apple granted patent that prevents you from sending embarrassing messages to the wrong person

Apple has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called “Generation of a user interface based on contacts”, which reveals the company is working on a user interface that dynamically changes its background based on who you’re talking to in Messaging applications.

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Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones

Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones

A new Apple patent published by the US Patent & Trademark Office has revealed the company is working on camera technologies for future iOS devices like the iPhone, which could be used to create super-resolution images.

The technology could make use of optical image stabilization (OIS) system that takes a burst of photos that are stitched together using an image processing engine to create the super-resolution image.

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