The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 31 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on what could be a revolutionary new Apple device that they refer to as a digital periodical. The unit can also act as an advertising display for a retail store application and beyond. Apple reveals that the new device would use an advanced form of MMS to deliver the content to this new kind of device.
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple's patent for making a curved touched display. The most likely use for such a display could be in the form of Apple's future fitness-band (wrist computer or iWatch).
On May 22, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals their ongoing work on future flexible OLED displays. Apple's invention covers the implementation of bendable metal traces that won't break or crack under conditions of the display that require bending or curvature. This supports Apple's patent application regarding hollow structures that include a possible future iPhone. Bendable metal traces represent a key attribute to assist the design of durable flexible displays for future devices.
Late yesterday Patently Apple discovered a unique patent application from Apple that was published in Europe. The patent contains a feast of cool new ideas floating around Cupertino's R&D labs. Apple's many inventions are illustrated on both MacBooks and a possible future iPen. Apple discusses varying flex display designs and a new illumination process that is very cool. Some of the features described in this latest patent filing could easily be applied to future wearable devices from Apple. All-in-all Apple's European patent application was a lot of fun to explore and I think that you'll really enjoy our report covering its many highlights.
On February 13, 2014, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple titled "Flexible Displays." Apple's work on flexible displays began to surface back in August 2012 and several key patent pending flexible display inventions have surfaced since. Earlier this week a Korean report surfaced suggesting that Apple may be working on a bezel-free version of the iPhone. Today's patent revelations revolve around the technical techniques of reducing a display border by bending the sides of a display surface. The invention could apply to a future iPhone, iPad or wearable smartwatch-like computer and beyond.
On Thursday the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of ten original patent applications from Apple. While there wasn't a single invention that stood out as a consumer oriented hit, there were a few that could be of interest to various niches within the Apple community. Today's report provides you with a brief overview of each of the ten patents and links to them for those wishing to explore them further. As the week ended, Patently Apple's ongoing patent research was able to uncover yet another hidden gem and our report shines a light on one specific new feature that Apple's engineers had worked on last year regarding transparent windows.
This week the European Patent Office published one of Apple's patent applications for flexible displays filed in Korea. In further researching this and other related patent applications in the EU database we stumbled upon a hidden filing. Hidden filings are those filed by Apple's engineers under their individual names (usually as a team of engineers working on an Apple project) without listing Apple as the official assignee. This way the invention remains off the public's radar screen under "Apple Inc." until the very last moment when it's granted and Apple take's legal assignment of it at that time. Sometimes we're lucky to stumble onto one of these little gems before they're granted, and today we're going to review one of them that relates to possible future flexible display configurations that will allow a device to be folded in various configurations.