U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially released a series of 53 newly issued patents for Apple Inc. today. In this specific report we cover Apple's second patent winner for future AR glasses, a 3D scanner / dot projector with extended range recording capabilities and automatic icon task on an iPhone home screen under special conditions. Finally, Apple was also granted a patent for Apple Watch Digital Crown. We unpack this week's approved patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents issued to Apple today.
Apple's recently granted patent (# 1
3D Mapping Scanning Projectors
Apple's recently granted patent (# 10,218,963) covers their invention related to methods and apparatus for efficient projection of patterns, especially for 3D mapping. The Dot Projector is far stronger than Apple's current Face ID dot projector, as it is capable of capturing users remotely. Apple's first approved patent for this invention was issued in 2015. The first granted patent had 56 claims. Today's other patents grant a new list of claims and are limited to 20 claims.
An intelligent iPhone home screen
Apple's recently granted patent (# 10,217,064) covers their invention related to the iPhone home screen that can automatically move an application's icon to a prominent position in an operating system user interface in response to determining that specified conditions related to that application are too currently satisfactory
Apple's patent Fig. 9 is a block diagram illustrating an example of a mobile device having a user interface with multiple virtual display operations, which can automatically move or create user interface elements in response
An example is when a user enters an airport, iOS will then move relevant via GPS information. pps on iPhone to front page as a passport, boarding pass, tickets. Rules can be inserted to turn on "Flight mode" and disable telephony and music automatically. For more on this, check out one of Apple's latest licensed patents here.
Apple was also granted patent 10,216,147 today covering Apple Watch Digital Crown.
The remaining patents given to Apple Today
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