The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover one of Apple's original Apple Pencil patents. 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 Patent: Relates to Apple Pencil
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to Apple Pencil. The invention covers a device configured to communicate with an input device. The computing device includes a processor and a touch interface in communication with the processor. The system may include an input device, such as a stylus, and a touch screen interface. The stylus may transmit one or more signals using two or more frequencies and the touch screen may select a particular frequency for receiving the one or more signals.
The touch interface of an iOS device is configured to detect an input signal corresponding to an object approaching or contacting a surface and includes a plurality of sensing lines and a plurality of driving lines. The touch interface is configured to conduct a touch scan and an input device scan. The patent also covers a method for transmitting data from an input device to a capacitive sensing grid of a computing device as seen in our cover graphic.
Patently Apple originally covered this invention in a patent report as a patent application back on January 30, 2014. See our original report for more details and graphics here. Apple's granted patent 9,310,923 titled "Input device for touch sensitive devices" was originally filed in July 2012 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple Granted a Design Patent for an Apple Store Display Structure
Apple was granted a design patent today for an Apple Store table / display structure (D753,419) as noted below. Apple was also granted three design patents covering Beats audio system protective covers. One of the designs (D753,632) are noted further below.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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