Apple Granted Design Patents for their Shanghai Apple Store Glass Entrance, Beats Headphones and More
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of five granted design patents for Apple Inc. today which includes their Shanghai Apple Store glass entrance. Apple filed for a patent for this invention/design back in April 2012. Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs is noted as being one of the co-designers.
Apple Granted Five Design Patents Today
Apple was granted five design patents today covering their Shanghai Apple Store Glass entrance, Beats headphones (D732,000), EarPods (D732,008), Lightning to USB cable (D732,035), and the original iPod Nano (D732,018). This is the second Beats related design patent over the last month. The first was noted in our granted report for May 12, here.
Today's top invention/design relates to the Shanghai Apple Store glass entrance which includes a plurality of glass layers that are curved. The building also includes glass fins and glass beams for support, and a glass roof. The glass building panels, glass fins, glass beams, and glass roof may be connected together by a plurality of fittings.
An embodiment of the present invention discloses a building panel, including a single, or monolithic glass piece, wherein the glass piece is substantially rectangular and includes two opposing long sides extending in a height direction and two opposing short sides extending substantially in a width direction, and wherein the glass piece forms a circular arc when viewed from either of the two opposing short sides.
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