The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Last week Apple was granted a patent for the Mac Pro and today Apple was granted yet another patent for their workstation that is likely to take on a new form factor later this year. Our cover graphic covers a possible new wearable device in the works or an alternative Apple Watch design. Apple first filed for this patent in 2016, was granted a first patent for this in August 2018 and their second granted patent was issued today. The other two patents highlighted in our report below covers Apple Pay’s user interface for payments and the iPad’s virtual ruler. We wrap up this week’s granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.
Apple Pay: User Interface for Payments
Apple’s newly granted patent (#10,255,595) covers their invention relating to using Apple Pay with an iPhone. In one example process, the device receives first authentication data, such as fingerprint authentication information, and second authentication data, such as a bank authorization code. The device then transmits a transaction request for a payment transaction.
In Apple’s patent FIG. 10D below, a user is placing a credit card in the field of view of the camera sensor and the electronic device performs optical character recognition of one or more of (1) an account number displayed on the credit card, (2) an expiration date displayed on the credit card, (3) an account holder’s name displayed on the credit card.
The iPad’s Virtual Ruler
Apple’s newly granted patent (#10,254,939) covers their invention relating to the iPad’s virtual ruler. Patently Apple first covered this as a patent application in a report posted on December 10, 2016. You could check out more details from our report here.
The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today
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