A new pressure-sensitive touchscreen from Apple detailed in a application patent

Although the touchscreen displays found on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch have wonderfully responsive screens, they can’t detect different levels of pressure, but this thing can change soon. Recently, a patent application issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals how a device that uses the same type of multitouch display... 

Apple Patents Curved Touch Surface Technology and Display

Apple is on a patent spree, since they’ve patented quite a few innovations recently, including a technology for making curved touch displays and surfaces The US Patent and Trademark Office awarded Apple today with a patent for manufacturing curved touch surfaces. This means that the company may be experimenting with and preparing finalized products... 

New Apple Technology Allows Fans to Get Autographs on Ebooks, Music and More

After the frenzy of people having their iPads signed onscreen by president Obama, it appears Apple has developed a new technology tailored for those autograph moments. Apparently, now you’ll get able to get autographs on ebooks, movies and music albums. There’s a brand new patent landed at the USPTO, describing a way for an author or artist... 

Apple “Smart Bezel” Technology Hides Part of a Device’s Screen

The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a very interesting patent this week, one that involves a touch sensitive bezel, that can serve as a secondary way of input. It’s used for devices with small screens and change from transparent to opaque when it senses the user’s finger. This would solve the problem of edge to edge displays,... 

Apple Patent Hints at Wireless Charging Pad Integrated in Smart Cover

The Apple Smart Cover is a nice invention on its own, but it could become even cooler if it got a double purpose: wireless charging pad and tablet protection. And another cool thing: while being placed over the iPad, the cover can also charge the iPhone, if it’s placed on it. A recently discovered patent shows that there’s such an accessory... 

Apple Gets Patent for Virtual Page Turn, E-Reader Makers Beware!

After the patent for rectangular devices with rounded edges, Apple gets another ridiculous intellectual property, this time for virtual page turn. We’ve seen it on a ton of tablets and e-readers and we already dread the number of lawsuits that could be generated by this. You’re probably used to that animation of turning a page of a book... 

Apple Finally Did It: They Got the Patent for the Rectangle with Rounded Corners…

At some point during the huge Apple versus Samsung lawsuit scandal someone said as a joke that Apple should patent the rectangle. Well, they’re close to it, since they’ve just received the patent for rectangle with rounded corners basically. The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number D670,286 to Apple yesterday, regarding the... 

Japanese Court Rules that Samsung’s Galaxy Phones and Tablet Don’t Infringe Apple Patents

Apple’s lawsuit against Samsung didn’t only take place in USA, as the two are suing each other in more than one country. They brawled in court in Germany, Australia, Netherlands and even South Korea, but Apple didn’t usually win as big as they did in USA. Now one of the suits from Asia, in Japan ended up with Samsung’s innocence... 

Apple Receives Patent for Scratch-Proof Coating; Could Lead to More Durable iDevices

Apple has just received the patent for scratch-proof coatings, that will be applied to stainless steel devices, possibly making future iPhones, iPads and Macs more durable. The technology uses a nitride layer and it’s a cost effective system that will protect metal surfaces from scratches and blemishes. This protective layer won’t change... 

Apple Wants the “Disappearing Button” Patent

Apple is going after the newest technologies on the market, having recently applied for a “disappearing button” patent. This can be compared to the sleep indicator light on the front of a new MacBook Pro, the one that disappears when the notebook is active. Apple wants to apply this technology to buttons, through a system that would make... 

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