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.
Apple was granted a patent in February 2013 for solar panels integrated in portable devices,Â 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.
Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones
A new Apple patent published by theÂ US Patent & Trademark Office has revealedÂ 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 ofÂ optical image stabilization (OIS) system that takes a burst of photos that are stitched together using an image processing engine toÂ create the super-resolution image.
The jury in the second round of the Apple-Samsung trial reached aÂ unanimous verdict last week, awarding Apple $119.6 million in damages. Following the ruling, however, the jury was asked to recalculate the damages, after it was found that they didn’t include damages for one of the Apple patents Samsung infringed.
Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO, which reveals that the company is working on a way to reduce the size ofÂ a camera autofocus component for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.
Apple has applied for a patent pertaining to a new pair of headphones with some advanced technology inside. The filing reveals that these new generation headphones will come with microphones to automatically record voice output when the wearer starts talking. They will also come with a noise cancellation feature by default to blur out background noise. This will be achieved thanks to the dedicated second microphone on the headphones.