The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-nine newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our second granted patent report of the day we cover the original iPad design which credits the late CEO Steve Jobs, two Nortel patents that Apple acquired for ODFM technology and list out the remainder of today's granted patents in our Final Patent Round Up section.
Apple Wins Design Patent for Original iPad
Apple has been granted two design patents today which cover retail packaging and the original iPad. The original iPad patent credits include the late CEO Steve Jobs.
Apple credits include the late CEO Steve Jobs, VP Industrial Design Jonathan Ive and team members Jody Akana Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer as the inventors of Granted Patent D670,286 originally filed in Q4 2010.
Apple Granted Two Wireless Related Patents that were acquired from Nortel
Apple has been granted two patents that were originally acquired from Nortel. The first granted patent is 8,305,949 Titled "System and method for spatial multiplexing-based OFDM broadcast/multicast transmission" and the second is 8,306,488 Titled "Signal transmitter linearization." These patents were acquired as part of huge portfolio of telecommunication patents to defend the iPhone 5's use of LTE technology against competitors. Our September report sheds more light on this subject matter.
Apple Granted a Patent Relating to FileVault
Apple has been granted a patent relating to FileVault under number 8,307,425 Titled "Portable computer accounts." FileVault is a method of using encryption with volumes on Mac computers. Encryption and decryption are performed on the fly.
Today's granted patent more specifically relates to computer account management.
Final Patent Round-Up
Over and above the granted patents that were specifically reported on today, we present you with links to remaining granted patents in our Final Patent Round-Up as follows:
8,307,287 - Heads-up-display for use in a media manipulation operation ( Just in case you're thinking it – No, this patent has nothing to do with video glasses.)
8,305,125 - Low latency synchronizer circuit
8,305,897 - Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments
8,306,034 - Method for updating and managing synchronization identifier by using release messages or status request and response
8,306,367 - Method and apparatus for managing image-processing operations
8,306,475 - Method and apparatus for configuring a wireless device through reverse advertising
8,306,772 - Method for estimating temperature at a critical point
8,306,918 - Use of media storage structure with multiple pieces of content in a content-distribution system (Relates to Digital Rights Mgmt. System)
8,307,107 – Titled "Methods and apparatuses to extend header for transferring data." Apple's invention relates to the field of multimedia data transmission. In particular, the present invention in one exemplary embodiment relates to multimedia data transmission of real-time transfer protocol (RTP) packets using real time streaming protocol (RTSP) in a computer network environment.
8,307,134 - Multiple communication interfaces on a portable storage device
8,307,146 - Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device
8,307,224 - Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control
8,307,236 - Oversampling-based scheme for synchronous interface communication
8,307,366 - Post-processing phase in a distributed processing system using assignment information
RE43,796 - Receptacle connector
8,307,292 - Method and apparatus for binding user interface objects to application objects
8,307,004 - Manipulating electronic backups
8,306,252 - Integrated microphone assembly for personal media device
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