Apple Wins 47 Patents Today Covering a Project Titan Component and the iOS 'Jiggle' UI for Moving & Deleting Apps
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 47 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover two patents. The first covers a vehicle component invented by an ex-Ford engineer. The second patent covers Apple's iOS 'Jiggle's UI for moving and deleting apps. Our report also covers a series of design patents a headset and much 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: Vehicle Hinge Pin
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to a hinge pin with electrical connection through a cylindrical pin body used in context with a vehicle.
Apple notes that Hinges are commonly used in automotive applications to connect movable components to structures such as a vehicle body or a vehicle frame of a vehicle. As one example, a hinge can be used to connect a side door of the vehicle to the vehicle body. As another example, hinges can be used to connect a rear hatch of the vehicle to the vehicle body as noted in patent figure below.
Apple's granted patent 9,935,413 was originally filed in Q1 2017 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
The inventor noted on the patent is Sam Fowle, Product Design Engineer. Mr. Fowle came to Apple via Ford where he wore many hats over 3 plus years: A chassis engineer, a vehicle integration engineer, a Noise/Vibration/Harshness (NVH) engineer, a Vehicle Dynamics CAE (Computer-Aided Engineer) engineer.
Granted Patent: iDevice Reconfiguration Mode UI
Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to their jiggle reconfiguration UI that's used when a user wants to move or delete an icon on an iPhone or iPad as illustrated in Apple's patent figures below. If you happen to be visiting from another planet and have never seen this action occur before you can review this YouTube tutorial and laugh at how primitive humans really are.
Apple's granted patent 9,933,913 was originally filed in Q1 2009 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The history of the invention dates back to 2005 before the iPhone came to market.
The Key Design Patents Granted Today
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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