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20. Granted Patents - LARGE


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 30 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover a few of Apple's granted patents. One covers motion-based device operations, another covers Gradient Refractive Index Optics (GRIN) Technology for iDevice camera lenses and more. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.


Granted Patent: Motion-Based Device Operations


Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to motion-based operations of a mobile device.


More specifically, Apple's granted patent covers methods, program products, and systems of motion-based device operations are described. A mobile device can coordinate operations of a motion sensor and a proximity sensor. The mobile device can determine a gesture event using the motion sensor. The mobile device can determine a proximity event using the proximity sensor. The mobile device can use the gesture event and proximity event to confirm one another, and determine that the mobile device has moved in proximity to a target object following a specified gesture. Upon confirmation, the mobile device can perform a specified task.


Apple's patent FIG. 1 noted below is a diagram that provides an overview of exemplary motion-based device operations.



Apple credits Christopher Moore, Christopher Mullens, Gregory Novick, Ronald Huang and William Vieta as the inventors of granted patent 8,952,895 which was originally filed in Q and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office. To review today's 24 granted patent claims and details, see Apple's patent.


Apple was granted their first Magic Trackpad patent back in 2012, their second patent in 2014. Today Apple is granted their third Magic Trackpad patent under number 8,952,915.

3.1 Final - magic trackpad

In August 2013 we covered Apple's patent application regarding a camera design for thinner iDevices using Gradient Refractive Index Optics or GRIN Technology (GRIN) Technology. Today Apple was granted that patent under number 8,953,083. See our previous report for details.


The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today


3AF - Apple's Remaining Granted Patents for Feb 10, 2015


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