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Topic: patent

One of Apple's next moves in health care could be this blood pressure instrument

06/07/2018, 10:06 am

Continuing Apple's push into the health space, the company has done some research on a low-profile blood pressure measurement system compatible with technologies like the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Apple's Siri could decline phone calls with context-sensitive text responses in the future

05/24/2018, 08:05 am

Declining a call on an iPhone could be a more pleasant experience in the future for both parties, with Apple looking into ways for Siri to help provide the caller with a reason for why the call was rejected in a text message.

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Future Apple biometric security may include scanning veins in a user's face

05/15/2018, 10:05 am

Apple's Face ID could become even more secure in the future, after the revelation the iPhone X producer has explored the possibility of scanning the pattern of veins in a user's face as another form of biometric authentication, one that could potentially tell identical twins apart.

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Apple considered offering separate views of dual rear iPhone cameras

05/10/2018, 09:05 am

Apple once contemplated providing access to both sensors on the back of a dual-camera iPhone, allowing users to see the live view at different zoom ranges at the same time on an iPhone's display, and the potential capturing of images from both views simultaneously.

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Apple's work on circular screens could lead to round-face Apple Watch

05/08/2018, 11:05 am

The Apple Watch device family could potentially include a round-faced variant in the future, following the discovery that Apple has worked on a way to produce displays for devices with curved edges, an element crucial to the creation of such a circular-shaped wearable device.

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Apple's ongoing legal battle with Smartflash involving iTunes technology likely over

04/13/2018, 10:04 am

The legal saga of Apple and its battle with technology holding company Smartflash took another turn in Apple's favor this week

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Apple granted patent using hinged OLED screen as a dynamic iPad or Mac keyboard

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

Apple's new "dual display" patent could potentially allow for a future MacBook or iPad to use a second screen in place of a keyboard, eschewing physical keys.

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Apple's $119.6 million victory in iPhone utility patent battle with Samsung finally upheld

11/06/2017, 02:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a Samsung appeal over slide-to-unlock, text prediction, and other utility patents of Apple's that it was found to have used, and a $119.6 million dollar ruling is still in place.

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Apple concept would let users customize display viewing angles for privacy

08/03/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple is working on a way to allow users to control when they want a narrow field of view on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac screen to maintain privacy and limit the amount of users who can see what's being presented.

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Apple exploring combination of quantum dot and OLED technologies for future iPhone displays

08/03/2017, 09:08 am

Future Apple devices could merge the enhanced power efficiency of quantum dot LED and speed of response of OLED screens in one unit, offering the best of both worlds in terms of battery life and image quality.

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Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute, agree to multi-year license

05/23/2017, 06:05 am

Apple and Nokia on Tuesday said they have reached settlement in a five-month legal dispute over patent licensing practices, with the Cupertino tech giant agreeing to a multi-year license on the former top cellphone maker's intellectual property.

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Four filings exhort Supreme Court to re-examine Apple vs. Samsung 'slide to unlock' patent trial

04/13/2017, 02:04 pm

Several interested parties have filed amicus curae briefings with the Supreme Court, urging the body to discuss the second Apple versus Samsung patent trial, and specifically evaluate the "obviousness" of Apple's Slide-to-unlock patent, and how it may have been misinterpreted by lower courts.

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Patent used by Sportbrain in Apple Watch infringement suit under review by US Patent Office

02/16/2017, 11:02 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to review the validity of a patent owned by Sportbrain Holdings relating to how wearable devices operate, shortly after the company sued Apple by alleging the Apple Watch infringes the patent.

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Apple lawsuit accuses Nokia of being at core of patent licensing conspiracy

12/21/2016, 03:12 pm

Nokia's legal action against Apple appears that it may be a defensive measure, as Apple has also filed suit against nine Nokia-aligned patent aggregators, alleging that the group is guilty of trying to squeeze money out of Apple with abusive licensing terms for standards-essential patents.

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Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

12/03/2015, 06:12 am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like nylon are interwoven into conventional textiles, literally creating a woven display for use with devices like Apple Watch.

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Apple invention lets users control time-sensitive notifications with their eyes

11/17/2015, 04:11 am

An Apple patent published on Tuesday shows continued work into so-called "gaze detection" technology, particularly as a means to control certain user interface events like autocorrect pop-ups, app notifications and more.

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Apple patents smart smoke detection system for iPhone

09/01/2015, 02:09 am

According to a patent granted to Apple on Tuesday, iPhones, iPads and other branded equipment could one day sport onboard smoke detection hardware to alert users, and interested parties, of a potentially dangerous situation.

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Apple outlines Apple Pay, NFC operation in comprehensive patent filing

10/09/2014, 05:10 am

For a major mobile payment platform on the verge of launch, not much is known about the nuts and bolts behind Apple Pay. A new patent application discovered on Thursday, however, offers a detailed look at how NFC, secure enclaves and software come together to make safe transactions a reality.

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Samsung: no disputing we sold Apple's property and owe a 'huge sum of money'

11/13/2013, 04:11 pm

In his opening comments of the patent damages retrial, Samsung's attorney Bill Price told the jury a very different story about his client's patent infringement, admitting guilt and acknowledging the price would be high.

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Apple, Inc. market cap up $11.7 billion after news of Samsung ITC import ban

08/12/2013, 04:08 pm

One week after the Obama administration's veto of an import ban affecting Apple helped to send the company's stock up $6.9 billion, news of an import ban affecting Samsung has again helped Apple's market value gain ground, this time by almost twice as much.

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