The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a list of 26 newly granted Apple patents, according to Patently Apple.

The first relates to the capacitive multi-touch sensor panels that debuted with the original iPhone in 2007. These panels have rows and columns that form a rectilinear pattern.

Patent for capacitive multi-touch sensor panels

Patent for capacitive multi-touch sensor panels

The patent for the Magnifying Loupe covers context-sensitive “automated use of a magnification loupe to facilitate management and manipulation of user interface content and small user interface elements via gestures on a touch-sensitive surface.”

Patent for iOS Magnifying Loupe

Patent for iOS Magnifying Loupe

Other patents published today include one for noise cancellation techniques that improve headset-based audio communications using a portable host device, and a design patent for iPad packaging.

The additional patents, as published by Patently Apple are:

New Apple Patents

New Apple Patents

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