Today, The US Patent and Trademark Office published a unique granted patent of Apple's which has yet to surface that could prove to be a very powerful tool for consumers and professionals on the go. The concept involves using an iPhone to control a home computer remotely while on the road, at the office or elsewhere. According to the patent, an iPhone user will be able to remotely control the movements of a cursor on an iMac or MacBook to select a software application (e.g., email) from a menu or desktop icon, launch applications, control a printer or any other peripheral. Apple's patent describes how the iPhone could have a keypad that is mapped to specific functions - as noted in the graphic above. The patent even points to an expanding application use for Voice Controls, which are limited today. This granted patent is definitely the star of today's patent line-up and worthy of being a separate report to emphasize its importance.