Today the U.S. Patent Office granted Apple a series of 12 design patents. Our report covers the more notable ones relating to another Apple Store glass staircase design, a few Apple Watch designs and more.
Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or any other Patent Office, don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. All we're given is a series of simple photos and/or line-art graphics of what was actually registered.
Another Glass Staircase Design Patent
Today we start off with another one of Apple's granted patents relating to a glass staircase under design patent # D747, 002. It would appear that the staircase patent could relate to either their Barcelona Apple Store (noted below) or perhaps one of the Apple Stores in China.
Apple's first glass staircase patent was granted back in 2007 covering their NY Fifth Ave Store design with Steve Jobs being listed as one of the designers. Other glass staircase designs were granted to Apple in 2013 and 2014.
Apple Granted Three Apple Watch Design Patents
Apple was granted two design patents today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office relating to their new Apple Watch. The first is design patent # D746,868 as noted below covering the basic Apple Watch body.
The second granted patent relating to the Apple Watch covers the Leather Loop Band as noted below under design patent #D746,718.
The third Apple Watch granted patent # D746,707 is for a "Wearable Device" shown below with a Milanese Loop Band.
Some of Apple's other Granted Design Patents
Below you'll find illustrations relating to a number of Apple's other noteworthy design patents that were granted to them today. In December Apple was granted a patent for the Mac Pro and today they were granted a design patent to go along with it. Other granted design patents cover adapters and retail packaging.
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