toggle

AAPL Stock: 119 ( + 1.4 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple granted patents for Dashboard, iPod nano, more

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Wed May 6, 2009

Apple gets 11 new patents

Apple has been granted 11 new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office, all covering minor and/or existing technologies. These include the Mac OS X Dashboard, the design of the second-generation iPod nano, and an instant messaging-based file-sharing system. The Dashboard patent is dubbed User interface element with auxiliary function and was originally filed for in March 2006.

The Nano patent describes the shape of the second-gen device, which slimmed down the dimensions of the first-gen player even further. The third patent is labeled File sharing using near real time messaging, and elaborated on as "a system and method for providing file sharing using an instant messaging application." Though sharing some similarity with iChat, the technology is here slotted under the name QuickTime Web Conference. The patent application was originally submitted in 1996.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

IDrive cloud backup and sync service

There are a lot of cloud services out there, and nearly all of them can be used for backing up key files and folders. A few dedicated ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

MaxUpgrades 512GB Retina MacBook Pro SSD

Apple's Retina line of MacBook Pro notebooks have been impressive, right from their debut in 2012. Thinner than the previous model, t ...

toggle

Most Commented