The USPTO has officially revealed a series of six newly Issued Apple Patents today in addition to two Design Patent wins for the iPod Classic and App Store logo. There are two notable Issued Patents today which include one for the assembly of Apple’s iPod nano and one key patent detailing Apple’s forthcoming solar power technology that will be used in future portable devices.
Key Solar Power Patent
Apple has won a key solar power technology patent. According to Apple’s documentation, their solar power technology could apply to a variety of devices including future iterations of the iPhone, iPod and MacBook line-up.
Apple’s patent FIG. 4 noted above is a schematic diagram illustrating systems for operating an electronic device with solar power.
Apple lists Wendell B. Sander (Los Gatos, CA) and Daniel A. Warren (San Jose, CA) as the inventors of the patent titled Portable devices having multiple power interfaces, originally filed for in 2006.
Design Patent Wins
Apple has been Issued Design Patents for the iPod Classic – which is simply referred to as the “Electronic Device,” and the Apple “App Store” logo, shown below within an outline.
The Inventors of iPod Classic include CEO Steve Jobs, Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jonathan P. Ive and the following engineers: Andre; Bartley K. (Menlo Park, CA), Coster; Daniel J. (San Francisco, CA), De Iuliis; Daniele (San Francisco, CA), Howarth; Richard P. (San Francisco, CA), Ive; Jonathan P. (San Francisco, CA), Jobs; Steve (San Francisco, CA), Kerr; Duncan Robert (San Francisco, CA), Nishibori; Shin (San Francisco, CA), Rohrbach; Matthew Dean (San Francisco, CA), Satzger; Douglas B. (Menlo Park, CA), Seid; Calvin Q. (Palo Alto, CA), Stringer; Christopher J. (Portola Valley, CA), Whang; Eugene Antony (San Francisco, CA).
The Inventors of the App Store Logo Include: Chaudhri; Imran A. (Santa Cruz, CA), Carrera; Cesar (Sunnyvale, CA) and Coleman; Patricia J. (Montara, CA).
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Jack Purcher, MacNN Senior Patent Editor.
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