Posts Tagged ‘patents’
 
 
 
Apple
 
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Apple Unsurprisingly Wants Your iPhone To Control Everything

Ah, Apple. Where everybody else is going all "open architecture" and "open source", you're still running with the closed architecture and the walled garden. Not that this is stopping Apple from adding to their walled garden, sp...
 
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itunes spiral
itunes spiral

Apple Patents Reveal New iTunes Spiral Interface

Ever been to an Apple store with a spiral staircase? They're awesome to look at from a design perspective. Now it looks like iTunes might be getting a similar look, as an Apple patent shows plans for a 'Spiral Interface'. It wo...
 
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touchscreen imac
touchscreen imac

Apple Patent Reveals A Touchscreen iMac

A website called PatentlyApple has uncovered, you guessed it, patents for a touchscreen iMac. The patent covers a multi-touch interface for Apple's all-in-one, including an orientation sensor. Thre's been rumors of an OSX/iOS c...

 
Solar Power
 
Solar iPhone Patent
Solar iPhone Patent
Solar iPhone Patent

Solar iPhone Patent

Solar infused cell phones are nothing new, but soon as a company like Apple is involved the world is all ears.  Their newly minted patent calls for an iPhone that uses a capacitive touchscreen with a layer of solar cells hidden...
 
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Apple iPhone Patent
Apple iPhone Patent

Apple Finally Gets Design Patent For iPhone 3G, 3GS

Hot on the heels of the leaked redesign for the iPhone 4G, Apple's gotten a legal lock on the design of its predecessor. USPTO patent number D615083 protects Apple's "ornamental design" for the 3G and 3Gs. Which means that the ...
 
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Apple Invisible Button
Apple Invisible Button

Apple Patent Promises Magic Invisible Buttons On Your Laptop

Apple's patents are usually pretty interesting, even if they haven't shown up in their products yet. So with that, we have the "Disappearing Button or Slider", a patent that was filed a couple years ago based on the last-gen Ma...

 
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Apple Concert Ticket Patent
Apple Concert Ticket Patent
Apple Concert Ticket Patent

Apple Patent Hints At Expansion Into Concert Ticket Sales

More Apple rumors! We know you love them just as much as us, though. This one comes from a patent filed September 2008 that has now been made available to the public. In it, Apple discusses new ways to interact with your concer...
 
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Apple Cover Flow Patent
Apple Cover Flow Patent
Apple Cover Flow Patent

Apple Files And Obtains Patent For ‘Cover Flow’

In continuing Apple world domination news, the company now has a patent on the Cover Flow technology that started in iTunes and is now a system standard since the arrival of OS Leopard. Labelled Apple patent D613,300, it covers...
 
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Apple Head Mounted Display
Apple Head Mounted Display
Apple Head Mounted Display

Apple Patent Shows Head Mounted Display

This is a big week for Apple: of course, the iPad is coming out Saturday, but they've also been filing some new patents that are popping up online. One such patent is for a head-mounted display system that communicates with a p...

 
Cell Phones
 
Nokia Self Charging Phone
Nokia Self Charging Phone
Nokia Self Charging Phone

Nokia Files Patent For Piezoelectric Self-Charging Phone

In this particular day and age, with climate change and global warming being plastered across the news and media, Nokia couldn't have chosen a better time to let slip details about a self-charging mobile phone. How it actually ...
 
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Apple Grab n Go Sync
Apple Grab n Go Sync
Apple Grab n Go Sync

New Apple Patent Called ‘Grab & Go’ Points To Wireless Sync On All Devices

Based on a patent filing, it looks like Apple is ready to enhance and elaborate on their wireless syncing system, MobileMe. While it's still not clear to which devices this would apply to - the application references everything...
 
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A New Apple Patent Might Hint At Removable Touchscreen Laptop

Today a new Apple patent emerged to address the issues associated with disconnecting a hard drive or USB drive before it has been officially unmounted from the system's OS.  You've probably had this experience when you've unplu...