Apple Granted 45 Patents Today Covering Technologies behind the iPad Smart Cover, the iPhone 5 Design and more
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 45 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover two granted patents relating to Apple's iPad Smart Cover accessory and the iPhone 5 design. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
Granted Patents: Magnetic Systems and Sensor Fusion
Apple has gained two granted patents today relating to the technologies found in their iPad Smart Cover accessory. Apple's first granted patent for the iPad cover is for its "Magnetic Systems." Apple's iPad cover includes a plurality of segments where the first segment includes a first plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a first edge of the flap and where a second segment includes a second plurality of edge attach magnets arrayed along a second edge of the flap opposite the first edge.
Apple's second granted patent is for "Sensor Fusion." Apple's invention describes the use of multiple sensors in combination to confirm a status of an accessory device in relation to an electronic device. This is Apple's second granted patent for sensor fusion. The first was granted to Apple in January 2014.
Apple Granted a Design Patent for the iPhone 5
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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