Apple Patents

Apple gets patent for embedding sapphire glass display in a LiquidMetal chassis

Apple gets patent for embedding sapphire glass display in a LiquidMetal chassis

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 Patent Adds Multitouch, Flexible Displays to Solar Panel Invention

Apple Patent Adds Multitouch, Flexible Displays to Solar Panel Invention

Apple was granted a patent in February 2013 for solar panels integrated in portable devices, 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 reportedly looking to settle all patent disputes with Samsung out of court

Apple reportedly looking to settle all patent disputes with Samsung out of court

Apple and Samsung have been fighting courtroom battles for quite some time now. A new report however claims that the company is looking to settle all its disputes with the Korean manufacturer out of court rather than dragging it in courts even further.

Apple granted patent that prevents you from sending embarrassing messages to the wrong person

Apple granted patent that prevents you from sending embarrassing messages to the wrong person

Apple has been granted a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office called “Generation of a user interface based on contacts”, which reveals the company is working on a user interface that dynamically changes its background based on who you’re talking to in Messaging applications.

Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones

Apple working on ‘Super-resolution’ camera technology using Optical Image Stabilization for future iPhones

A new Apple patent published by the US Patent & Trademark Office has revealed 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 of optical image stabilization (OIS) system that takes a burst of photos that are stitched together using an image processing engine to create the super-resolution image.

Apple-Samsung Jury recalculates damages, but final amount of $119 million remains unchanged

Apple-Samsung Jury recalculates damages, but final amount of $119 million remains unchanged

The jury in the second round of the Apple-Samsung trial reached a 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 wins Patent for new Camera Autofocus System

Apple wins Patent for new Camera Autofocus System

Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO, which reveals that the company is working on a way to reduce the size of a camera autofocus component for the iPhone and iPad.

The patent titled “MEMS autofocus actuator” talks about the use of micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS) technology to drive autofocus systems in future iOS devices.

Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

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 patents new headphones with built-in active voice recognition feature

Apple patents new headphones with built-in active voice recognition feature

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.

Here are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole in new patent trial

Here are the 5 iOS features Apple claims Samsung stole in new patent trial

Apple and Samsung have been embroiled in a legal battle over allegations of patent infringement since quite a few years. The two companies now find themselves in a California court again, where Apple is claiming $2 billion in damages.