U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially released a series of 85 newly issued patents for Apple Inc. today. Earlier today, we have released three patent reports (01, 02 and 03) covering five smart apparel patents with biometric sensors, future earphones, a video headset, collapsible smartphones, and more.
In today's latest patent report, we cover two patents. The first covers the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro which could eventually be extended to the desktop keyboards and Apple's Magic Trackpad. The second patent covers the Apple Watch feature, called "raise gesture," which turns on watchOS from sleep. We unpack this week's approved patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents issued to Apple today.
Touch Bar for MacBook Pro and beyond
Apparently, Apple first discovered Apple's initial patent application to the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar in Europe back in February 2017, which you can review here for more photos and details.
Today, the US Patent Office has granted Apple patent 10,303,289 and it shows that it was filed in the United States in July 2017 or 5 months after we published our report of the European patent.
Apple's patent goes beyond having the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro to include it in an iMac Keyboard, a Magic Trackpad, and independent device as shown below in FIG. 2D.
For technical details, check out patents 10, 303,289 here.
Apple Watch Raise Gesture Detection
In January 2016, Patently sent a patent application report entitled "The Apple Watch" Raise Gesture & # 39; the invention comes to light. "You could see our past Post here for more details and patent figures.
Today, the US Patent Office has granted Apple patent 10,303,239 entitled" Raise gesture detection in a device. Apple originally filed for this invention back in 2014.
Apple's Patent Figures 1A and 1B below present an everyday example of an office worker who increases the arm to check the time turning on the "Increase Gesture" feature of Apple Watch to turn on The interface from sleep that saves energy.
Apple's patent Fig. 3 above shows an example of a device-relative coordinate system for a portable portable device, fig. 4 is Flow
Design Patents Issued
Today, the US Patent Office granted Apple design patent D849,401 covering the technical aspects of Apple's patented patent. Apple has also received a design patent for Apple Watch Digital Crown.
Remaining patents granted to Apple Today