Apple is set to make a big splash into the mobile payments industry with Apple Pay when the service launches this month, although details surrounding the platform have remained fairly limited until now. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application that sheds some additional light on how NFC-based mobile payments work in conjunction with secure enclaves and software for safe transactions.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent for a mobile electronic device, such as an iPhone or iPad, with an adaptively responsive flexible display that could retrieve information from a server over a wireless network or complete other data requests based on flexing the display or other gestures.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent related to a glasses-free interactive holographic display device that utilizes laser beams, micro lenses and sensors to show holographic images of objects. The futuristic sounding invention has a two-dimensional panel that is capable of supporting touch screen technology.
Dating all the way back to November, 2012, Apple was hit with a $368.2 million judgment in their case against VirnetX, dealing with VPN and how Apple handled it for FaceTime and other areas. Now, almost two years later, that judgment has been tossed out.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple with a patent for the iconic design of its Fifth Avenue glass cube retail store in New York, eight years since the award-winning store first opened its doors. Apple originally filed for the patent in October 2012, crediting late co-founder Steve Jobs and a half dozen others as inventors.