The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of six newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The notables within this group include one related to Apple’s video conferencing system known as iChat along with a group of three design wins covering the iPod Classic, third generation iPod nano and Apple’s wireless keyboard. Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ives are amongst the listed design team of sixteen responsible for all of today’s noted design wins.
Industrial Design Wins
The Design Team Credited for all Three Design Wins: Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard Howarth, Jonathan Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas Satzger, Vincent Keane, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Anthony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer and Calvin Seid. All three patents were originally filed for in August 2007. For Details, see granted patents D598,424 for the iPod Classic, D598,425 for the iPod nano and D598,451 for Apple’s wireless keyboard.
Another Noteworthy Granted Patent Published Today: > Apple has won a patent related to iChat titled “Digital image coding system having self-adjusting selection criteria for selecting a transform function.”The patent relates to coding digital video images and more particularly to reducing loss of image information by automatically adjusting operating parameters utilized in the coding process.
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Researched and Written by Jack Purcher
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