Apple Patents New Building Method for iOS Devices Made Entirely of Glass

After getting cozy with architecture and new ways to shape glass into an UFO shaped building, Apple is once again playing with methods to work with glass. This time they have a patent out for methods of building all glass iOS devices, including monitors and TV sets. The Cupertino company was granted this week a US patent that covers a method of fusing... 

Apple Gets 52 Patents Related to a Dual Connector iPad, Hybrid iPhone Display, 3D Remote

Apple just got a bunch of patents this week, related to quite a few of its products, including the iPad and iPhone. The US Patent and Trademark Office published a series of the 52 newly granted patents for Apple, with the most interesting one being a hybrid electronic paper and video display. This invention related to displaying visual content on a... 

Apple Patents New Display Technology for Improved “iPen” Detection

Back in the day when Steve Jobs was at the helm of Apple he didn’t hesitate to express his lack of sympathy for the stylus concept. He called the whole thing dumb and didn’t see a point for it, but now it appears we’re getting closer and closer to the iPen. In the future lawyers or medics will be able to mark up documents on their... 

Apple Patents 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input Support (Video)

Apple has patented a new 3D hologram technology, that also includes gesture input in the mix. The concept is based on the mirror box type design, working with digital images instead of physical objects. The 3D display is able to project a hologram-like image above a light source. For that task it uses a combo of two parabolic mirrors, joined like an... 

Apple Patent Hints at Solar Powered Touchscreens, Dual Screen Laptops

Apple has a very strange patent outed, one that seems to refer to a dual screen laptop with a second screen mounted on the outside of the casing. That screen would have multiple laminated layers, that offer a touchscreen interface and also sollar cell functionality. This means Apple could be considering new laptops that are solar powered and with touchscreen... 

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... 

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