Tag Archive: Patent

Apple Publishes Historic ‘Tap To Focus’ Camera Patent

In a world in which the iPhone camera is good enough to be most people’s primary camera, the days of low-grade cellphones pics are a thing of the past (for Apple users at least.) But it’s not simply a matter…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Will Use Biometric Data To Connect All Your Devices [Patent]

A new patent, published Thursday, describes a method for carrying out wireless pairing and communication between Apple devices using biometric data. The patent was filed August 31, 2012, and features several possible implementations of the technology, designed to increase security…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Wins Dismissal Of $2.2 Billion Patent Troll Suit

Apple has won the dismissal of a 1.57 billion-euro ($ 2.2 billion) German lawsuit, relating to an IPCom patent it was supposedly infringing upon. While no oral explanation has been given for the verdict, the court in Mannheim, Germany decided that Apple…Read more ›    [Read More…]

How The iMac Cooling Fan Stays So Silent [Patent]

Ever wonder how your iMac stays so silent, despite being equipped with three separate fans? A new patent application, published Thursday, details the innovative computer fan used in present generation Macs and MacBooks. The patent application describes several different embodiments…Read more ›    [Read More…]

iPhone UI Designer Tells The Story Behind iOS Text Selection Patent

This week saw the publishing of one of the iPhone’s most recognizable patents. Arriving with iOS 3 in June 2009 was the ability to select, copy, and paste text using two draggable selection handles displayed on screen. Miles ahead of…Read more ›    

Apple’s Wrap-Around Display Tech Could Kill Off Those Pesky Bezels [Patent]

A patent application published Thursday reveals how Apple could incorporate flexible OLED displays into future devices to improve their function without sacrificing strength. The technology could get Apple closer to producing bezel-less devices in existing product lines such as the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Granted Patent Related To iPhone Text Selection [Patent]

It’s easy to forget just how much the iPhone changed things. Today saw the publishing of one of the iPhone’s most familiar patents — its gesture/touch-based text selection tool. Describing a new way of selecting text using gestures on a…Read more ›    [Read More…]

You Could Purge Shatner From Star Trek With Google’s New Video Magic [Patent]

Love Star Trek but cringe every time William Shatner opens his mouth? Google’s new method for customizing video could allow you to mute Captain Kirk’s melodramatic monologues, skip scenes in which the character appears, or even change the channel every…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple Wants To Save You From Embarrassing Autocorrect Errors [Patent]

We’ve all likely done it: you’re sending a text message — only to find out after hitting the “send” button that your carefully crafted comments have fallen victim to some embarrassing autocorrect abomination. Clearly someone at Apple has had the…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Apple’s Radical New File System May One Day Replace The Mac’s Finder [Patent]

A new Apple patent describes an invention that may one day replace the Mac’s Finder. Referring to a method for classifying documents in such a way as to allow for a multi-dimensional graphical representation of their contents, the patent would…Read more ›    [Read More…]