Apple nabs more patents for multitouch, iWork

iPhone,iPod | Thursday August 25 2011 3:42 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple nabs more patents for multitouch, iWork

A depiction of Apple 's latest patent related to multitouch


As the patent battles and bubbles continue to grow, Apple has secured the rights to several more patents of its own.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a series of 16 patents now owned by the Cupertino, Calif.-based company, according to Patently Apple .

Here’s a rundown on some of the patents that stand out and where we could see them implemented within the Apple empire:

A multitouch related patent designed to reduce the manufacturing cost and performance of these types of displays. (Likely for the iPhone , iPad and iPod touch collection, but possibly for a new Mac desktop series too?)A patent for Numbers, the spreadsheet app within the iWork productivity software suite.A patent for “Methods and systems for providing sensory information to devices and peripherals.”(Possibly for iPhone /Mac accessories such as wireless keyboards and headphones)An iOS camera-related patent about rotating the display orientation of a captured image.A … [Read more]

Apple nabs more patents for multitouch, iWork

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