Posts Tagged ‘patents’

Apple Patents Flexible Display Input Methods

apple-display Apple has patented a way for a computing device to pick up input when a flexible display is bent or reshaped in some way, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The patent details a process by which new flexible displays can receive input triggers via bending, allowing it to send an MMS message specifically upon receiving a bending cue. The system details… Read More

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Apple Patents Flexible Display Tech That Turns Screens Into Buttons, Microphones And More

ipad-air-display Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that describes various control mechanisms that could be used with flexible displays, to replace components such as physical buttons with more durable and resilient alternatives, and to create alternate means for detecting sound output, providing haptic feedback and even performing other tricks like making it easier to open… Read More

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Apple Patents Stronger Sapphire Displays And Illuminated Sapphire Controls

iphone5s-display Apple has a few new patent applications with the USPTO (via AppleInsider), all relating to sapphire glass displays and elements for its use in mobile devices. The patents cover a method for making sapphire glass display covers stronger, a way to create illuminated buttons with sapphire, and a way to embed markings below a sapphire layer. The strengthening patent may be the most interesting,… Read More

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Apple Patents Stronger Sapphire Displays And Illuminated Sapphire Controls

iphone5s-display Apple has a few new patent applications with the USPTO (via AppleInsider), all relating to sapphire glass displays and elements for its use in mobile devices. The patents cover a method for making sapphire glass display covers stronger, a way to create illuminated buttons with sapphire, and a way to embed markings below a sapphire layer. The strengthening patent may be the most interesting,… Read More

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Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications

ipad-mini-smart-cover Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details both active Smart Cover notifications that would use built-in LEDs or electroluminescent displays, and passive versions that could support pass-through transmission of light from the iPad display… Read More

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Apple Patents A Weightlifting Tracking Sensor With Possible iWatch Integration

IMG_0164 Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO that relates to health tracking (via AppleInsider). It describes a standalone sensor that can be attached to weightlifting bars or other in-gym equipment to track repetitions and measure frequency, quality of movement and more using onboard accelerometers and processors. It would also be able to work with a remote display, including one described… Read More

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Apple Patents Power Efficient, Sensor-Filled Noise Cancelling Earbuds

apple-earpods Apple has a couple of new patent applications (via AppleInsider) for headset tech that could drastically reduce the power consumption of noise cancelling earbuds, which could also stop or start music automatically based on whether they’re in or out of your ear. The two applications cover different aspects, but all use sensors embedded in earbuds to make more efficient use of… Read More

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Apple Patents Power Efficient, Sensor-Filled Noise Cancelling Earbuds

apple-earpods Apple has a couple of new patent applications (via AppleInsider) for headset tech that could drastically reduce the power consumption of noise cancelling earbuds, which could also stop or start music automatically based on whether they’re in or out of your ear. The two applications cover different aspects, but all use sensors embedded in earbuds to make more efficient use of… Read More

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Apple Patents LiquidMetal And Sapphire Mobile Device Construction Method

iPhone5c-back-camera Apple has just renewed its exclusive licensing deal with LiquidMetal, a fairly exotic metal alloy that behaves like plastic, and today it was granted a patent by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) for use of that material combined with glass displays, including those made by sapphire. The patent describes the process of bonding a display to a LiquidMetal device case, which could form the basis for… Read More

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Samsung Wearable Patents Feature Circular Face, Gesture Controls And Image Recognition

samsung-smartwatch Samsung has a group of new patent applications it filed recently related to wearable tech (via 9to5Google), and these could describe an initial foray into Android Wear, which Samsung has said it would support in addition to its Tizen-powered Gear devices depict a device with a circular face, much like the one featured in Motorola’s Android Wear-powered Moto360, and can work with a variety… Read More

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