January 22, 2013
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. 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.” 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: For other recent Apple patents, click here.