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10.4 - Patent Application

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Today the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals an invention relating to a Near-Field Communications (NFC) antenna operating through the display of devices ranging from a laptop through to the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Pendant. The Apple Watch body may be worn as pendant type device with a pin such as spring clip structure 29 (noted in our cover graphic) that could be pinned to the user's clothing.


Apple notes that "A flexible printed circuit containing coils of metal signal lines that form a near-field communications loop antenna may be interposed between the ferromagnetic shielding layer and the display pixel layer. A non-near-field antenna such as an inverted-F antenna may have a resonating element mounted on an inner surface of the display cover layer. The resonating element may be interposed between the transparent display member and the display cover layer." For more details, review patent application 20150311960.


Yesterday we learned about Apple's perfectionism machine. Here we learned about an invention no one even knew existed. Apple called it the 'Speaktenna.'



In that same article we learned that Apple has a top antenna team that came up with the new antenna design and today we see yet another design in the making from that same design team.


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