On Tuesday, Apple was granted U.S. Patent No. 9,250,734 for “Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation,” which allows for photodiodes or other proximity sensing hardware to work in tandem with standard multi-touch displays to initiate user interaction beyond the screen of a device. This method works close to 3D Touch, but receives input in an opposite direction along the z-axis relative to an iPhone’s screen. Read more
Apple was granted a new application that allows future iPhones to utilize two cameras with different focal lengths. When users take a photo, the patent describes a method where the iPhone would capture two images at the same time. Read more
Published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s newest patent reveals “Liquid expulsion from an orifice.” This method transports water from the device, and is designed to dispose liquids within an acoustic cavity by varying their respective surface charges.
U.S. District Court Judge William M. Conley gave his decision on Monday, agreeing with a jury’s finding that Apple infringed on Patent No. 5,791,752 with their A7 and A8 designs. The jury turned in their decision earlier this month. Read more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published Apple’s patent, which is described as a method of fine-tuning and operational based tapping. This is supposed to help address an issue that users encounter by creating a method with granular users screen manipulation with multi-finger touch display.
When a company makes something new, and could prove to be quite useful in the future, they usually patent the ideal so that it can translate into a product later on down the road. In addition, Apple recently made a patent, which covers solar cells and touch display that resembles an iPhone that retains more power.
In recent news, Apple has been given or assigned 26 of Privaris’ 31 patents, which was a specialty of theirs. This news comes from CNN, which did a report on it and also noted that the last transaction had closed since October 2014. Read more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Apple’s U.S Patent “Managing states of location determination.” This will help with determining an iPhone’s location and providing precise and good directions whether you are in a car, outside or even in a building.
On Thursday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a new Apple patent application titled “Spatially interactive computing device.” The filing describes an advanced display system that can produce both 2D and 3D images at the exact same time, without the need for special glasses. Read more
On Monday, The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said that they have ruled that Samsung violated Apple’s design patents but did not infringe on Apple’s trade dress intellectual property. Read more