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Apple Granted 55 Patents today covering a 3D Mapping Processor & Apple Watch Designs

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 55 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we point you to yet another granted patent relating to 3D Depth Mapping that Apple inherited when acquiring PrimeSense. Earlier today we posted another PrimeSense related patent covering In-Air Hand Gesturing for Controlling Future Macs & Apple TV based on 3D mapping. Today's second 3D Depth Mapping patent focuses on the actual processor behind this 3D engine. Our report also covers a series of design patents issued to Apple today covering four Apple Watch designs with others covering the iPod nano, Apple TV and more. 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: Integrated Processor for 3D Mapping


Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to methods and systems for three-dimensional (3D) mapping, and specifically to processing devices for generation and processing of 3D mapping data. The core of the patent is about the 3D mapping processor found in Apple's patent FIG. 4 noted below showing the schematic detailing of the depth processor #62.


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To learn about all of the details of this granted patent, click here.


Apple's Key Design Patents for Today


Apple was granted 12 design patents today. The key designs noted below cover the Apple Watch, two Apple Watch interfaces, the iPod nano, Apple TV and a graphical user element I'm not familiar with that seems to point to diversity of sorts.


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The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today


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