Apple won 56 Patents today Covering the Apple Watch/iPhone ECG App, Watch Fall Detection & Magnetized Apple Pencil
Last September Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Four of Apple's Patent Applications published today Cover iDevice User Interfaces for Health Monitoring, ECG & more." Today Apple was granted this patent under number 10,624,550. The images below are from that patent.
Apple Watch Fall Detection
In April 2019 Patently Apple posted a patent application report titled "Apple's Patent behind the Apple Watch Series 4 Feature known as 'Fall Detection' was Published Today." Apple was granted this patent today under number 10,629,048. Apple's patent FIG. 1 below is a diagram of an example system for determining whether a user has fallen and/or may be in need of assistance.
Apple Pencil Magnetically Attaches to iPad for Charging
Apple was granted patent 10,627,923 today for touch-based input devices, such as a stylus (Apple Pencil) that can receive tactile input from a user. The tactile input functions can be performed by a touch sensor, such as a capacitive sensing device. A touch sensor can be integrated into a stylus in a low-profile form. Wireless charging and magnetic coupling with a host device are also facilitated.
Patently Apple first covered this concept back in a 2017 patent report titled "Apple Reveals new Attachment and Recharging Solutions for the Next Generation of Apple Pencil." Below are images from that patent report.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
As always, we wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.