Apple has been granted five design patents, which cover their Cinema Display, iPod Shuffle retail packaging, MacBook Air Reinstall Drive, a battery related design and an interface design related to the iPod Nano.
Apple has been granted a patent titled “Antenna for handheld devices with conductive bezels” that relates to the iPhone’s stainless steel antenna that’s a part of the iPhone 4′s design.
Those were a few patents out of the all that were granted today. You can check out the rest of the patents below:
8,170,216 Techniques for validating and sharing secrets: A security centric patent.
8,171,498 Adaptive service for handling notifications and synchronizing directories of a file system.
8,170,266 Portable computer speaker grill structures
8,171,432 Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying and selecting application options: Relates to Apple’s Maps + Compass.
8,171,326 L1 flush mechanism to flush cache for power down and handle coherence during flush and/or after power down
8,167,126 Button mechanisms for electronic device cases
8,167,625 Integrated noise reduction connector
8,168,319 Portable computer battery structures
8,169,587 Methods and systems for strengthening LCD modules
8,171,322 Portable electronic devices with power management capabilities
8,171,318 Reporting flash memory operating voltages
8,171,293 Receiver non-repudiation via a secure device
8,171,277 Method and apparatus for booting from a flash memory without prior knowledge of flash parameter information
8,169,806 Power converter system with pulsed power transfer
8,171,258 Address generation unit with pseudo sum to accelerate load/store operations
8,169,764 Temperature compensation in integrated circuit
8,171,240 Misalignment predictor
8,171,195 Media player communication with an accessory using a display remote lingo
8,171,194 Accessory communication with a media player using a display remote lingo
8,171,177 Enhancements to data-driven media management within an electronic device
8,169,236 Frequency detection mechanism for a clock generation circuit
8,169,235 Receiver to match delay for single ended and differential signals
8,171,085 Methods and apparatuses for authenticating electronic messages
8,171,042 Method and apparatus for searching metadata
8,170,828 Test method using memory programmed with tests and protocol to communicate between device under test and tester
8,170,623 Charging arrangement for electronic accessories
8,170,606 Dynamic thermal control for wireless transceivers
8,170,588 Contact information updating via SMS
8,169,246 Dynamic-to-static converter latch with glitch suppression
8,169,388 Color correction apparatus
What do you make of these patents?
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