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Apple was Granted 27 Patents today covering GUI Depth-Based Annotation and more

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Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 27 newly granted patents for Apple Inc., one of the smallest counts in some time.  In this particular report we briefly cover a single patent relating to a future feature for iPad that will allow users to augment photos or videos in their library by adding a graphic, text and more. And as always, we wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple this week. 

GUI's Depth-Based Annotation

 Apple's granted patent 11632600 relates to computer systems with improved methods and interfaces for augmenting media data. Such methods and interfaces optionally complement or replace conventional methods for augmenting media data.

While displaying playback of a first portion of a video in a video playback region, a device receives a request to add a first annotation to the video playback. In response to receiving the request, the device pauses playback of the video at a first position in the video and displays a still image that corresponds to the first, paused position of the video. While displaying the still image, the device receives the first annotation on a first portion of a physical environment captured in the still image. After receiving the first annotation, the device displays, in the video playback region, a second portion of the video that corresponds to a second position in the video, where the first portion of the physical environment is captured in the second portion of the video and the first annotation is displayed in the second portion of the video.

2 Augment photos and videos

Apple provides a huge selection of scenarios of how users will be able to augment photos and video. Above we see  a user tapping on a GUI control that will allow Apple Pencil to draw on a cup that's in a photo to create a new image. For more, review Apple's granted patent here.

Today’s Remaining Granted Patents

3 WEEKLY APPLE GRANTED PATENTS FOR Apr 18  2023

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