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Apple granted five design patents

updated 11:30 am EDT, Tue May 1, 2007

Five Apple patents

Apple has won five design patents for its iMac, black as well as white video iPods, iPod nano, and iPod armband. The company's latest patent win is a reissue patent titled "Systems and methods for replacing open windows in a graphical user interface," which discusses springing already open windows to a new location on a display space and then returning that window to its original location. Apple details the springing operation, which initializes to capture information used to return the sprung window after tracking the relocation of various windows to ensure each is returned to its original location.

by MacNN Staff





  1. cblackmo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Not that the general public even appreciates this level of attention to detail. They'd rather stare at sliding gray outlines I suppose.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Now if only apple could fix the finder so that windows open where they last were, we'd be set!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: appreciation

    Oh, and what are the 'sliding gray outlines' you speak of?

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