Apple patents are a great way to see the types of ideas that are floating around within the Cupertino headquarters, and an even better way to start dreaming of new devices for the future.
Apple patents smoke detectors that could work in a range of devices, notify emergency services and more
A few weeks ago, Bose sued Apple’s Beats Electronics over patents related to technologies used in noise-cancelling headphones. Today, Bloomberg reports that the two companies have settled the patent suit, and asked the International Trade Commission to stop its investigation.
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.