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1. Apple Granted 36 Patents including Dashboard, Keyboard Illumination & More
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of thirty-six newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Our report highlights three of these patents along with two design patents that Apple received today. To top off our report, we present you with a complete list of the remaining granted patents for those wishing to further explore Apple's winning technologies.


Apple Receives Granted Patent for Interfacing Portable Media Devices and Sports Equipment


Apple has received a Granted Patent that technically relates to circuits, methods, and apparatus that allow sports or other equipment, such as gym or other cardio equipment, to write data to a media player. Examples further provide the uploading of this data to a computer and third-party website. To monitor progress, the third-party website could be used to track workout data over time. The third party-website could also collect data from other users, which is particularly useful for providing a competitive environment. This data could then be graphically displayed in various ways to provide encouragement.


2. Apple wins patent for interfacing portable media devices & Sporting Equipment


Apple credits Jesse Dorogusker, Scott Krueger, Lawrence Bolton, Emily Schubert, Gregory Lydon, Debbie Lambert, Michael Hailey, and Donald Ginsberg as the inventors of this patent.


Apple Receives Granted Patent for Dashboard


Apple has received their fourth Granted Patent relating to "Dashboard." Dashboard is an application for Apple's Mac OS X operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. First introduced in OS X Tiger, it is a semi-transparent layer that is invisible to the user unless activated by clicking its icon in the Dock.


3. Apple granted their fourth patent for the OS X dashboard app


Apple credits Imran    Chaudhri, John Louch, Andrew Grignon and Gregory Christie as the inventors of this patent. Some of the other granted patents for Dashboard could be viewed here and here.


Apple Receives Granted Patent for Keyboard Illumination


Apple has been granted a patent relating to the MacBook's keyboard illumination.


4. Apple Granted a patent relating to keyboard illumination


Apple credits Chad Bronstein and Peter Mahowald as the inventors of this patent.


Apple Received Two Design Patent Wins Today


Apple has been granted two design patents today. The first relates to Sir's icon (D671,558), designed by Freddy Anzures and Francesco Alessandro.


5. Apple wins design patents for Siri icon & iTunes master volume


The second relates to iTunes Master Volume Sliders for Multiple Speakers (D671,550), designed by Elbert Chen and Christopher Sanders.


A List of the Remaining Patents that were granted to Apple Nov. 27, 2012


6. Apple - A list of the remaining granted patents nov 27, 2012


Apple Wins Design Patents for "Lightning" Cable Packaging in Hong Kong


Apple has been granted a series of design patents in Hong Kong relating to retail packaging of "Lightning" cables. Interesting to note that Apple filed for them on November 23, 2011 and granted on November 16 2012. 


7. Apple Wins Designs for Lighting cabling packaging in Hong Kong



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