The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 37 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The first ten granted patents were covered in our first patent report of the day relating to newly granted design patents. In this report we cover Apple's granted patents relating to their iOS notification system and others. We close out our report providing you with a list of the remaining granted patents that covers matters such as beacon-based geofencing and more.
Apple Granted Patent for Managing Notification Service Connections and Displaying Icon Badges
Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to the field of mobile device processing; and more specifically, to managing notification service connections of mobile devices and displaying icon badges.
Apple's patent FIG. 7 noted above illustrates an exemplary graphical user interface for a portable device in context with notification Messages. Patent FIG. 8 below is a block diagram that illustrates an exemplary architecture of an iDevice in context with a process of notification messages.
Apple credits Chris Marcellino and Justin Santamaria as the inventors of granted patent 8,396,463 which was originally filed in Q1 2012 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple Granted Patent for the MacBook Pro's Borderless Display
Apple has been granted a patent today for their invention relating to the edges of the MacBook Pro's display module that may be aligned with the edges of the peripheral housing sidewalls to create the appearance of a borderless display.
Apple's granted patent 8,395,722 was originally filed in Q3 2011 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple Granted another Patent for the iPad Smart Cover
Apple was granted three iPad Smart Cover patents last week and they've won another one today.
Apple's granted patent 8,395,465 was originally filed in Q4 2010 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple Granted another Clickwheel Patent
Apple has been granted a patent which relates to input devices, including input devices with shared contact switch and touch sensor lines.
Apple's granted patent 8,395,590 titled "Integrated contact switch and touch sensor elements" was originally filed in Q2 2009 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The Remaining Patents that were granted to Apple Today
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