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Apple Granted 29 Patents, Awarded Rights to First iPad Design

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Other patents granted relates to photo management on iOS devices and crack-resistant glass.

Apple has been granted 29 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including one crediting late co-founder Steve Jobs and other Apple employees for the original iPad design.

The majority of the patents awarded relates to components and techniques, with the standout patent being one pertaining to the original iPad. No. D670,286 covers the "ornamental design for a portable display device." It credits Apple lead designer Jony Ive, Jobs and several other employees.

Other patents Apple was granted includes two wireless patents the firm acquired from Nortel and a patent based on FileVault, a method for carrying out encryption and decryption on Macs. Another design patent relates to retail packaging, which is called "the ornamental design for a display apparatus."

Elsewhere, Apple received a patent for crack-resistant glass for portable devices, a few for hardware cooling systems, and one relating to photo management for iOS devices. Techniques to adjust the audio output of devices joins the granted patents for Apple, as does the following:

  • 8,307,287 -- Heads-up-display for use in a media manipulation operation
  • 8,305,125 -- Low latency synchronizer circuit
  • 8,305,897 -- Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments
  • 8,306,034 -- Method for updating and managing synchronization identifier by using release messages or status request and response
  • 8,306,367 -- Method and apparatus for managing image-processing operations
  • 8,306,475 -- Method and apparatus for configuring a wireless device through reverse advertising
  • 8,306,772 -- Method for estimating temperature at a critical point
  • 8,306,918 -- Use of media storage structure with multiple pieces of content in a content-distribution system (Relates to Digital Rights Mgmt. System)
  • 8,307,107 -- Titled "Methods and apparatuses to extend header for transferring data." Apple's invention relates to the field of multimedia data transmission.
  • 8,307,134 -- Multiple communication interfaces on a portable storage device
  • 8,307,146 -- Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device
  • 8,307,224 -- Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control
  • 8,307,236 -- Oversampling-based scheme for synchronous interface communication
  • 8,307,366 -- Post-processing phase in a distributed processing system using assignment information
  • RE43,796 -- Receptacle connector
  • 8,307,292 -- Method and apparatus for binding user interface objects to application objects
  • 8,307,004 -- Manipulating electronic backups
  • 8,306,252 -- Integrated microphone assembly for personal media device

 

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    vaughn2k , November 8, 2012 4:38 AM
    "Elsewhere, Apple received a patent for crack-resistant glass for portable devices"
    "Method for estimating temperature at a critical point"
    I thought you can own the invention (Patent) if its too obvious or being used already elswhere? These two items is NOT Apple first!
  • 18 Hide
    ushyperion , November 8, 2012 4:42 AM
    Zak Islam, when will you stop the iTard posts, we don't want them.
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    techcurious , November 8, 2012 5:02 AM
    I wonder how long it will take for Apple to launch 29 new lawsuits..
    hmmm.. I know this is unrealistic and irrational of course, but at this point I am really wishing (or daydreaming) everyone that's getting sued by Apple (and sued by Apple in the past) would get together and sue the US Patent Office out of existence!
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  • 23 Hide
    vaughn2k , November 8, 2012 4:38 AM
    "Elsewhere, Apple received a patent for crack-resistant glass for portable devices"
    "Method for estimating temperature at a critical point"
    I thought you can own the invention (Patent) if its too obvious or being used already elswhere? These two items is NOT Apple first!
  • 18 Hide
    ushyperion , November 8, 2012 4:42 AM
    Zak Islam, when will you stop the iTard posts, we don't want them.
  • 5 Hide
    Darkerson , November 8, 2012 4:54 AM
    ushyperionZak Islam, when will you stop the iTard posts, we don't want them.


    Might as well just get over it and just skip the articles in question. It would be nice if he would write about other stuff, I agree, but I doubt it will happen. Apple is pretty much all over the place here, anymore. :( 
  • 8 Hide
    Chairman Ray , November 8, 2012 5:00 AM
    I'm a little worried about the "crack-resistant glass for portable devices" part. Hopefully this does not mean what I think it means...
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    techcurious , November 8, 2012 5:02 AM
    I wonder how long it will take for Apple to launch 29 new lawsuits..
    hmmm.. I know this is unrealistic and irrational of course, but at this point I am really wishing (or daydreaming) everyone that's getting sued by Apple (and sued by Apple in the past) would get together and sue the US Patent Office out of existence!
  • 10 Hide
    esrever , November 8, 2012 5:05 AM
    This is just pathetic...
  • 10 Hide
    dauntekong , November 8, 2012 5:06 AM
    Lets see what has already been done by Android and Windows...

    8,305,897 -- Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments *Andriod and Windows*

    8,306,772 -- Method for estimating temperature at a critical point *Android*

    8,306,918 -- Use of media storage structure with multiple pieces of content in a content-distribution system (Relates to Digital Rights Mgmt. System) *C'mon now,everyone knows Android is King for this*

    8,307,134 -- Multiple communication interfaces on a portable storage device *Android*
    8,307,146 -- Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device *Android*

    8,307,224 -- Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control *Android*

    8,306,252 -- Integrated microphone assembly for personal media device *Android*
  • 11 Hide
    stickmansam , November 8, 2012 5:11 AM
    chairman rayI'm a little worried about the "crack-resistant glass for portable devices" part. Hopefully this does not mean what I think it means...

    We are screwed if Apple actually sues everyone else with this and wins
  • 11 Hide
    ttcboy , November 8, 2012 6:01 AM
    "Elsewhere, Apple received a patent for crack-resistant glass for portable devices"

    What will happen to the gorilla glass that we come to love ?????
  • 10 Hide
    barockberg , November 8, 2012 6:19 AM
    I don't want to read stuff like this. At first I though, give this guy Zak a break - but I'm beginning to miss the old Tom's.

    Please, cut back on the apple-related short posts.
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    widj , November 8, 2012 6:36 AM
    I don't know why a lot of people criticize Zak Islam, the guy is just posting Apple news, I don't see anything wrong about this, someone has to do it no?

    Before reading Toms' hardware news I had a neutral/decent opinion about Apple, and since the lawsuits started, my opinion about Apple is now negative and keep getting down

    I guess I see it like a TV show, where I want to see how far each parties will go and at what cost (PR, and point if any)

    From what I've read so far I just guess that the reason why Apple is spending so much money on lawsuits and not R&D is because they know that they can't compete with Android for now and the only way they can compete is actually slowing down Android sales thanks to the lawsuits

    Google said that they acquired patents to protect themselves and not to attack other companies, and so far they are successful with their products, is Apple a dying brand?
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    kartu , November 8, 2012 6:53 AM
    DarkersonMight as well just get over it and just skip the articles in question. It would be nice if he would write about other stuff, I agree, but I doubt it will happen. Apple is pretty much all over the place here, anymore.

    It would be nice if he wouldnät write at all.
    You can open article about samsung and discover it's also zakislamed to hell.
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    cycletronic , November 8, 2012 7:51 AM
    "RE43,796 -- Receptacle connector"

    Excellent, they patented a more efficient way to toss it in the trash ca... I mean, receptacle.
  • 8 Hide
    abbadon_34 , November 8, 2012 8:15 AM
    I wonder how much paid in bribes, or if it's just modern flirting "hey, I'm from Apple, what are you doing tonight?"
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    dormantreign , November 8, 2012 8:34 AM
    If all the hates join together and start talking c.rap about mac products we may be able to destroy apples credibility. Like when someone says they want a ipad, you say...i don't, id rather the more powerful "Insert anything but apple here". Then they'll ask why and you tell em. We need to bury mac/apple, and if we can't we need to direct its products to the elderly to destroy this fad trend we are all seeing. That's what i'm doing at wal-mart right now. Someone comes in and asks for a ipad i tell them they should get a android tab or the new surface instead.
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    dormantreign , November 8, 2012 8:35 AM
    dormantreignIf all the haters join together and start talking c.rap about mac products we may be able to destroy apples credibility. Like when someone says they want a ipad, you say...i don't, id rather the more powerful "Insert anything but apple here". Then they'll ask why and you tell em. We need to bury mac/apple, and if we can't we need to direct its products to the elderly to destroy this fad trend we are all seeing. That's what i'm doing at wal-mart right now. Someone comes in and asks for a ipad i tell them they should get a android tab or the new surface instead.

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    cookoy , November 8, 2012 9:23 AM
    More bullets for the patent wars. We the consumers are the collateral damage. The lawyers run off with the spoils of war.
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    Unolocogringo , November 8, 2012 10:18 AM
    We need a very serious overhaul of the patent office.
    ICrap should of never recieved most of the patents,
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    billgatez , November 8, 2012 10:57 AM
    dauntekongLets see what has already been done by Android and Windows...8,305,897 -- Quality of service control in multiple hop wireless communication environments *Andriod and Windows*8,306,772 -- Method for estimating temperature at a critical point *Android*8,306,918 -- Use of media storage structure with multiple pieces of content in a content-distribution system (Relates to Digital Rights Mgmt. System) *C'mon now,everyone knows Android is King for this*8,307,134 -- Multiple communication interfaces on a portable storage device *Android*8,307,146 -- Communication between a host device and an accessory via an intermediate device *Android*8,307,224 -- Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control *Android*8,306,252 -- Integrated microphone assembly for personal media device *Android*


    Are these ideas panted by Microsoft or Google? Because if not Apple can panted them and sue for ideas that have been around for years.
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    fuzzion , November 8, 2012 1:04 PM
    The Patent office is clearly in dire need of a flushing.
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