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Topic: patent

Apple hasn't abandoned Touch ID in flagship iPhones yet

01/21/2020, 07:01 am

Apple is researching a version of Touch ID would use sensors behind an OLED screen rather than via a specific button -- and Apple includes a laptop in its examples of touchscreen devices.

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Apple hints that it isn't ruling out touchscreen MacBooks

01/16/2020, 06:01 am

A new patent describing the use of applications across multiple screens, such as iPhone and MacBook Pro, suggests that Apple hasn't completely eliminated the possibility of a touchscreen MacBook Pro.

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Future Apple Pencil may feature full touch-sensitive controls

01/09/2020, 11:01 am

Alongside the existing double-tap feature, Apple Pencil may gain the ability to recognize gestures such as swiping, via a more comprehensive touch-sensitive control.

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Apple's future keyboards may employ colored backlight for user feedback

01/07/2020, 06:01 am

While color backlit keyboards are common, Apple is researching how to use that color dynamically on individual keys to provide feedback to the user.

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$439M VirnetX judgment is 'legally wrong and grossly unfair' Apple tells Supreme Court

01/03/2020, 08:01 am

The Federal Circuit's decision to side with VirnetX in January 2019 as part of a long-running patent infringement case is "grossly unfair," Apple insists to the Supreme Court, claiming the "whopping" $439 million judgment involved the Federal Circuit making "two fundamental legal errors" to justify the size.

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Apple researching HomePod-like audio for future MacBook Pro

12/31/2019, 11:12 am

Apple could manipulate traditional speakers into creating sound that appears to come from somewhere else, such as one from around a MacBook user instead of at the keyboard, to give a better audio experience.

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Apple Pencil could better simulate drawing on paper with haptic feedback

12/19/2019, 07:12 am

Adding onto research on tablet screens that could simulate a textured surface, Apple is looking at ways to include sensors and haptics in the tip of a stylus to better simulate the feel of paper underneath the Apple Pencil.

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Apple wants you to share data between iPhones by pointing them at each other

12/05/2019, 07:12 am

Rather than the way AirDrop can send to any device nearby, Apple is investigating how to share data between iPhones by pointing one device at another, and then adjusting when one is moved.

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Future Apple Watch may help treat Parkinson's Disease or diagnose tremor symptoms

12/05/2019, 06:12 am

Apple is researching the use of new sensors in the Apple Watch to provide continuous monitoring of dyskinesia and tremors which could help clinicians treat Parkinson's Disease better.

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Apple's 'iRing,' AR headset resurface in Augmented Reality filings

11/14/2019, 08:11 am

In a trio of new patents about Augmented Reality, Apple reveals that it is continuing to work on using a smart ring to help with detecting a user's motion, as well as new systems for playing relevant audio, and positioning virtual objects in the real world.

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Future versions of Apple's Siri may interpret your emotions

11/14/2019, 06:11 am

Future versions of Apple's Siri may go beyond voice recognition to enhance accuracy, taping into FaceTime cameras in the company's devices to simultaneously analyze facial reactions and emotions as users engages in dialog with the voice assistant.

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Red prevails over Apple in Rawcode patent challenge

11/11/2019, 08:11 am

Apple's request for a review of a patent owned by high-performance camera maker Red relating to Rawcode RAW has failed, and Red claims that its relationship with Apple is stronger than ever.

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WARF fails to convince Supreme Court to reinstate $506M award from Apple

10/07/2019, 11:10 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an attempt by the University of Wisconsin's Patent licensing arm to try and reverse an appeal from Apple that overturned a $506 million patent infringement ruling, with the court electing not to listen to Wisconsin's arguments.

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Federal court uncertain it can uphold $600M VirnetX ruling against Apple

10/07/2019, 07:10 am

Part of a $600 million judgment against Apple over alleged patent infringement may not necessarily be heading to VirnetX, with a Federal Circuit panel suggesting it may not be able to uphold part of the award due to ongoing litigation that could invalidate patent claims at hand.

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Apple countersuing to knock out iPhone keyboard patent claim

10/04/2019, 04:10 pm

Apple has filed a lawsuit to force the courts to declare that it isn't violating a patent that is being used against it in another lawsuit, seemingly related to the touchscreen keyboard on an iPhone or iPad.

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AirPods with biometric sensors need to be accurate - and Apple is working on that

10/03/2019, 07:10 am

Apple is continuing work on the use of biometric sensors within a future model of AirPods, with the latest being sensors to monitor blood flow volume changes with the use of orientation detection to insure accurate results.

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Apple sued over AirPods recharging & connectivity patents

09/21/2019, 08:09 am

Handsfree headphone maker Pinn claims that AirPods knowingly infringe multiple patents do with operation, recharging in a case, use of a smart phone, and how they connect to a host device.

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Apple working on biometric identification beyond Touch ID and Face ID

09/12/2019, 07:09 am

Apple apparently isn't settling on just Face ID and Touch ID for biometric identification, and is continuing work on identifying a palm placed on a device to authenticate a user.

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Apple refining methods to reset & calibrate future iPhone toxic gas sensors

08/22/2019, 08:08 am

Apple is continuing work on iPhone-embedded poisonous gas sensors, with its latest invention being a way to calibrate and lengthen the life of the consumable materials used to detect the toxins.

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Apple demands review of Red's Rawcode format patent

08/16/2019, 08:08 am

Apple has requested for a review to potentially invalidate a patent owned by high-performance camera maker Red relating to its proprietary Rawcode RAW recording format, a legal argument that could enable Apple to use Rawcode in its products without paying a licensing fee.

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