On September 6, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Remote controller and FM reception arrangement. Apple's patent generally relates to remote communication devices such as multimedia players, cell phones, radios (either mobile or stationary) and personal digital assistants. More specifically, the invention describes a user configurable modular communications system. Apple's first patent on this subject was published just days prior to Steve Jobs introduction of the iPod Radio Remote back in January 2006. Today's patent may or may not shed more light on the subject.