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New Apple patents surface

updated 12:45 pm EDT, Thu October 5, 2006

Apple files new patent

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office today published Apple's patent application titled "Efficient techniques for modifying audio playback rates," which relates to audio playback and efficient playback rate adjustment on a portable media device. Apple filed for its "iPod" trademark in Europe, and listed its Hong Kong application as the Priority date in the filing. The European application mirrors the Hong Kong application's International Classes which are noted as 9, 16, 28, 35, 38, 40, 41 and 42. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office today also published Apple's patent application for a "Method and apparatus for detecting a router that improperly responds to ARP requests," which was originally filed in April of 2005.

by MacNN Staff




  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Playback rate

    Is this the same technology they showed at the developers conference IE the screen reader?

  1. fritzw1957

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: playback rate

    Apparently so...

    Looks like it from where I sit.

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