Apple was Granted 24 Patents today covering a new Apple Pencil Security Attachment, a Health Glove, the AirPods Case & More
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 24newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we briefly cover patents for a health glove using smart fabrics; the eighth AirPods case patent in the last year; determining the location of a parked vehicle; and a design patent for a possible future Apple Pencil accessory for a security attachment. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
Fabric Devices with Force Sensing
Apple's newly granted patent (#10,180,721) covers their invention relating to force sensing and, more particularly, to items such as fabric-based items with force sensing capabilities. Patently Apple just covered this patent as a patent application on December 20, 2018. This has to be the fastest patent application to granted patent Patently Apple has ever recorded at 26 days.
Apple's patent reveals a health glove that integrates smart fabrics with integrated circuity and force sensors. The glove works in conjunction with an Apple device like Apple Watch or iPhone. Specialty sensors within the glove could include a blood pressure sensor, a respiration sensor, a heart rate sensor and more. The data is sent from the glove and an iDevice to present results. For more details, review our original report here.
Apple's newly granted patent (#10,182,282) covers their invention relating to their AirPods charging case. In 2018 Apple was granted a least 7 patents relating to Apple's popular AirPods case accessory (01, 02, 03). Apple had updated their patent claims that you could review here. The most notable changes were made to patent claims #1, #8 and #15.
Determining Location of Parked Vehicle
Apple's newly granted patent (#10,182,316) covers their invention relating to determining the location of a parked vehicle. A determination of an exit can be used to determine a parking location or determine whether navigation instruction mode needs to be switched, e.g., from a driving mode to a walking mode. For more details on Apple's granted patent, click here.
Design Patent Issued
As illustrated below, Apple was granted design patent D838,202 for an Apple Pencil Security Attachment.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today