Apple Patents

Patent Hints at a Whispering Siri

Patent Hints at a Whispering Siri

Apple has expanded the way to interact with Siri since its inception, and now word is there might be another way coming down the pipe.

Another Apple Patent Details Using the Apple Pencil With an iPhone

Another Apple Patent Details Using the Apple Pencil With an iPhone

The Apple Pencil is one of the more popular accessories for the iPad Pro, and there are some who want to bring that functionality to the iPhone lineup, too.

Apple Patent Points to TrueDepth Camera That Supports Gesture Controls for Macs

Apple Patent Points to TrueDepth Camera That Supports Gesture Controls for Macs

Using gestures to control our devices has been conceptualized in one way or another for years. It’s even come to fruition a few times.

Apple Patent Hints at Foldable iPhone Using micro-LED Display and Liquid Metal

Apple Patent Hints at Foldable iPhone Using micro-LED Display and Liquid Metal

The latest patent application from Apple published by the US Patent & Trademark Office points to the company patenting a foldable display. Samsung has long been rumored to be working on its own foldable smartphone, though we have heard rumors about Apple working with LG on a foldable smartphone as well.

Apple’s Lawsuit Against Samsung Over Design Patent Infringement Will Get a New Trial

Apple’s Lawsuit Against Samsung Over Design Patent Infringement Will Get a New Trial

U.S. District Court Judge, Lucy Koh, who has been part of the Apple v Samsung lawsuit regarding design patent infringement has ordered that there should be a new trial to ascertain whether the quantum of the penalties awarded to Apple is adequate or if adjustments should be made to the amount. As it stands, Samsung is required to pay $399 million as damages for copying the iPhone’s design with a number of Samsung smartphones.

Apple Ordered to Pay $439.7 Million in Damages Over VirnetX Patent Dispute

Apple Ordered to Pay $439.7 Million in Damages Over VirnetX Patent Dispute

Apple has been fighting it out in the courtrooms for the past few years over a patent infringement case leveled by VirnetX. The company claimed that Apple was infringing on some of its patents with FaceTime and iMessage.

Apple Interested in ‘Intelligent Blood Monitoring Technology’

Apple Interested in ‘Intelligent Blood Monitoring Technology’

Apple has had another patent application surfaced, and this one indicates Apple is interested in even more health-related technology.

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

Apple Considering Self-Adjusting Watch Straps for the Apple Watch

A new patent filed by Apple talks about how the company could automize strap adjustment based on fit and shape, rather than leave the choice to the users. This method will save users the trouble of finding the right fit, and also ensure that the device sensors interact correctly with the user’s hand.

New Patent Talks About Using Your iPhone Backlight to Strobe During Music Playback or Jogging

New Patent Talks About Using Your iPhone Backlight to Strobe During Music Playback or Jogging

An Apple patent that has come to light today talks about how an iPhone’s backlight can be strobed during music playback or while jogging as a safety feature. The first implementation discusses how the backlight can be set to strobe according to the music you’re playing. This strobing feature can also be used as a safety measure while you’re running in the dark with the phone tied to your arm.

New Apple Patent Describes Using the iPhone Front Camera and Sensors for Capturing Advanced Health Data

New Apple Patent Describes Using the iPhone Front Camera and Sensors for Capturing Advanced Health Data

A new Apple patent spotted online talks about using the front facing camera, light sensor, and the proximity sensor to measure the health data of a user. The patent also provides provisions for more advanced implementations like embedding electrical contacts capable of measuring body fat or ECG (electrocardiogram).