A new Microsoft Patent describes the addition of a Kickstand to their Reinvented Surface Duo Foldable Smartphone
While the EU Commission Charges that Apple has breached the Digital Markets Act, Apple is confident that their plan complies with the law

A New Apple patent describes Smart Gestures and AI being used in a Future Apple Watch

1X -Apple-Watch-patent-report

At the Apple WWDC24 event introduced Apple Intelligence, Apple's version of AI. While the focus of the event was about all things related to AI coming to iOS 18, a new Apple patent published on June 20 revealed that Apple Intelligence is coming to Apple Watch.

The patent specifically states: "In some embodiments, the smart gesture may be identified without the use of a personal electronic device.  For instance, a premises may have a camera system programmed to detect and identify (e.g., via artificial intelligence) the smart gesture."

In the future, Apple Intelligence will work with smart gesturing which will facilitate smart shopping and other contactless experiences by enabling a user to perform a natural gesture toward one or more desired items with or while wearing a wearable or non-wearable electronic device.

The electronic device, such as an Apple Watch may identify the smart gesture, and determine the one or more desired items are indicated by the smart gesture.

Apple Watch may identify the desired items by receiving location data of multiple items, determining a vector based on a first position a second position of the smart gesture, extending the vector to a location, and using the location data to determine which item or items correspond to the location.

If more than one item is indicated by the smart gesture, Apple Watch may enable selection of the items and, if at least one item is selected, provide information on the selected items or enable additional interaction with the selected items.

Apple's patent FIG. 3 below is a perspective diagram of a smart gesture; FIG. 4 is a flowchart of a method for identifying the smart gesture of FIG. 3;  FIG. 7 is a perspective diagram illustrating identifying a target item in a UWB beacon system; FIG. 8 is a flowchart of a method for identifying the target item in the UWB beacon system of FIG. 7.


Apple's patent FIG. 15 above is a perspective diagram of smart gesturing operation in a smart gesture-enabled art gallery; FIG. 16 is a flowchart of a method for facilitating smart gesturing in the smart gesture-enabled recreational premises, such as the smart-gesture enabled art gallery of FIG. 15.

Apple's patent FIG. 17 above is a perspective diagram of smart gesturing operation to facilitate information collection while sightseeing:  FIG. 18 is a flowchart of a method for enabling smart gesturing to facilitate the information collection of FIG. 17.

To review the full details of this invention, check out patent application 20240202787. Apple mentions "Artificial Intelligence" under patent point #0051.

10.51FX - Patent Application Bar