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1AF 55 COVER SIRI GRANTED DESIGN PATENT

 

Yesterday we posted an IP report titled "Apple Granted 8 Design Patents Covering Next-Gen Apple Stores." Today's report covers two of Apple's newly granted design patents for Siri that were issued on Friday in Hong Kong China. One is for a single visual cue for Siri while the second design covers a series of 8 animated phases of Siri on an iDevice. 

 

Unlike "patent applications," design patents published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and/or any other Patent Office, don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. All we are given is a series of simple photos and/or line-art graphics of what was actually registered.

 

China Design Patent 1502550.5M001 Siri Visual Cue    

2AF 55 - SIRI - HONG KONG DESIGN PATENT 5M001

 

China Design Patent 1502550.5M002 Siri Visual Cues    

 

In Apple's second granted design patent we're shown a series of eight stages of Siri representing the animation associated with Siri. No explanation is given to why there are 8 stages. Whether these phases collectively represent a user's question being captured by Siri on an OS device is unknown – and that's the problem with design patents not filling in the blanks for us even on basic questions.

 

3AF 88 MULTIPLE STAGES OF SIRI

One of two granted patent certificates in-part for Apple's Siri related design patent issued on Friday by the Hong Kong Patent Office. The Patent Office notes "animated user interface…"

 

4af 55 granted design patent certificate re Siri

A Note for Tech Sites covering our Report: We ask tech sites covering our report to kindly limit the use of our graphics to one image. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation. 

 

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