In December we posted a report titled "Apple's "Glass Lantern" Store in Istanbul Turkey Wins Top Structural Award for 2014." The Structural Awards 2014 ceremony culminated in the presentation of the ultimate accolade - the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence. It was awarded to structural design company, Eckersley O'Callaghan. The design was noted as being the purest form of structural glass design. Today, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple with a design patent for this Glass Lantern "Architectural Structure."
Granted Patent: Architectural Structure
Apple credits engineers from Great Britain James O'Callaghan, Graham Coult, Vladimir Marinov, Stefan Behling, David Summerfield, David Nelson, Rafe Bertram, Michaela Fuchs, Thomas Oberniedermayr, Lorenzo Poli and California engineers, Robert Bridger and Johnathan Siegel as the inventors/designers of granted patent D726,334 which was originally filed in Q1 2014 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
On March 28, 2015, Apple was Granted Two Design Patents for their Apple Store in Zhongjie Joy City, China.
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