Apple Patents

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

Apple granted patent on an advanced eye and gaze-tracking graphical user interface

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a patent for “Systems and methods for counteracting a perceptual fading of a movable indicator.”

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Apple patent application showcases an iPhone Home button that can transform into gaming joystick

Another day, another Apple patent application. This one is focused on the iPhone’s Home button, and a little bit of evolutionary steps to make it step out of its comfort zone.

Apple earns patent for GoPro-like camera system

Apple earns patent for GoPro-like camera system

Apple patents very rarely actually detail a system that’s coming down the pipe soon, or even “somewhat soon,” but they’re certainly a good way to see the ideas that Apple is at least toying around with.

Rockstar Consortium sells patent portfolio for $900 million

Rockstar Consortium sells patent portfolio for $900 million

The Apple-backed Rockstar Consortium has announced on Tuesday, December 23, that it has sold the remainder of its patent portfolio.

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Apple looking into enhanced Touch ID security by tracking finger movement

Touch ID, which utilizes the fingerprint of a user to secure one’s device, may be secure enough for most people, and Apple included, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be improved.

Apple files patent for flexible display that provides tactile feedback similar to Apple Watch

Apple files patent for flexible display that provides tactile feedback similar to Apple Watch

One of the defining features of the Apple Watch, “Force Touch,” could be getting a slight tweak for larger displays if a patent is any indication of the future.

Apple awarded patent for 3D iPhone user interface with motion gestures

Apple awarded patent for 3D iPhone user interface with motion gestures

Three-dimensional user interfaces have been the boon of science-fiction stories for quite some time, but as of yet the system hasn’t really taken off in the real world.

Mass transit mapping for Apple Maps hinted at in a pair of new patents

Mass transit mapping for Apple Maps hinted at in a pair of new patents

Ever since Apple’s first party Maps app replaced Google Maps as the stock mapping service on the iPhone, key features have been requested by users for Apple to implement.

Apple’s latest patent aims to protect your iPhone from drops by shifting it midair

Apple’s latest patent aims to protect your iPhone from drops by shifting it midair

Apple today was granted a patent for “Protective mechanism for an electronic device.” As evident from its name and described by Apple in the patent, the patented technology will allow the company to prevent its devices from expensive damages through accidental drops. 

Apple is still entitled to potential royalties from Samsung products that infringe on patents, according to judge

Apple is still entitled to potential royalties from Samsung products that infringe on patents, according to judge

The ongoing battle between Samsung and Apple rages on in the courtrooms, as another recent ruling aims to hand over more royalties to Apple.