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Apple wins rights to 16 new US patents

updated 03:55 pm EDT, Tue August 23, 2011

Covers solar charging, multi-touch, other tech

Apple has won 16 new patents through the US Patent and Trademark Office, says Patently Apple. These cover a variety of different fields, one notable example however being Switched Capacitor Projection Scan Multi-Touch Sensor Array. The document describes technology needed to build touch sensors into a single surface of a touch substrate, a design concept essential to Apple's handhelds.

Others describe things like camera functions and the iPhone 3G dock. One reinforces Apple's recurring interest in solar power. By building solar panels into mobile devices Apple could significantly improve the battery life of its devices; the common expectation is that Apple may eventually build solar cells into its displays, making them inconspicuous while retaining structural integrity.




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  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    And a few...

    are saying that Apple has nothing new after the iPad. Fact is, they are NEWING themselves ALL the time. It must be a riot to work in R&D at Apple where the scientists talk to each other and say, "Wait until they get a load of this!"

  1. SockRolid

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Apple innovates. This requires patents.

    Google copies. This requires a defense. So far Google has none.

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