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Apple wins a Design Patent for their ‘MagSafe’ Connector from the Hong Kong Patent Office and more

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This week Apple was granted a couple of design patents. The first was for the ‘MagSafe” connector was granted in Hong Kong while the second was granted in the U.S. for the iPhone GUI representing ‘Activity Summary’ as part of the ‘Close Your Rings’ feature on Apple Watch.


Unlike "patent applications" that provide the public with an abstract, summary and details of an invention, design patents published around the world are limited to only providing the public with design patent figures. No additional specifics of the design are made available.


Hong Kong Granted Design Patent for: MagSafe Connector


Apple claims priority of the design under #29/811,979 filed on October 18, 2021. The Hong Kong Patent Office Registered the design (Granted) on April 11, 2022 and officially made public Friday, June 17, 2022. Apple included MagSafe in their new MacBook Air design introduced at WWDC22.


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2 AX - MacBook Air 2022 - with MagSafe


Apple’s design was filed under Locarno Classification 13-03 covering “Equipment for Distribution or Control of Electric Power.” This class covers “connectors and more.


2 x Apple M2 MacBook Air - MagSafe connector granted design patent


U.S. Granted Design Patent for: Activity Summary


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Apple was granted a design patent this week relating to “Activity Summary” that’s part of Apple’s “Close Your Rings” for Apple Watch. The Activity Summary design relates to the associated GUI that is found on an iPhone as presented below.


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4 Apple's U.S. Patent Office design patent granted for Activity Summary for iPhone


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