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 Apple's granted patent 9,430,077 for a tunable shock mount system designed to sit between the cover glass and the body of an iPhone like how an air bag system works in a vehicle. The specialized mount could be instantly inflated if the device senses a drop event determined by its internal accelerometer. Apple's patent describes using exotic materials that could protect the glass from shattering. Patently Apple covered Apple's original patent application in September 2011. You could view the report in full here for more details and added graphics.
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