Apple was Granted 48 Patents Today Covering the eSIM that was just introduced with Apple Watch Series 3 and more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 48 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the e-SIM used in the Apple Watch series 3. Apple introduced the new eSIM during their presentation in September. The eSIM is what connects you to the same network as your iPhone. For a monthly fee, your Apple Watch LTE gets to spoof your phone number, connect to the internet and work as a phone without an iPhone present.
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: Framework to Provision an eSIM and make it Multi-SIM Capable using Primary Account Information
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to wireless communication, including provisioning a secondary wireless device, such as a smart watch, with an eSIM for wireless communication using account information from a primary wireless device having a subscribed SIM. The first mobile device may receive, from the cellular communication network, an indication that the multi-SIM functionality has been initiated for the SIM of first mobile device and the SIM of the second mobile device.
Apple's patent FIG. 4 noted above is that of a flow diagram illustrating example operation of provisioning an eSIM to a secondary wireless device or initiating multi-SIM functionality using a carrier system.
Apple's granted patent 9,843,885 was originally filed in Q2 2016 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple Wins Design Patent for Apple TV Remote
Apple was granted design patent D805,058 today for the Apple TV Remote.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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