Apple is awarded patents for a thinner speaker system and a fabric that can be used as a display
posted by Alan F. / Dec 20, 2016, 3:56 PM
With the design, small sub-panels are divided by backing frames allowing each one to have a different resonant frequency. Voice coil motors and magnets produce the movement necessary for the sound to be generated. If Apple does employ this in upcoming iPhone models, it could open up some space for a heftier battery, one of the big wishes that iPhone users have been seen speaking to Santa about for a long time.
A second patent, No. 9,521,885, was awarded today to Apple for a Woven Display. This patent covers a method that allows light transmissive fibers to be woven inside fabric; this creates a display that could be used in conjunction with a device like the Apple Watch. The fabric could also be used as material to house an electronic device.
source: USPTO (1), (2) via AppleInsider
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Apple is awarded(in US of course) also with patent for 'time machine', but have no clue how to make it. They just wait some real tech company to invent it, and Apple and the presstitutes come. LOL
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 4:04 PM 19
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Send your resume to Apple, get hired and then you can show them what "real tech" is all about.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 4:26 PM 3
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You don't understand what Klinton's trying to say yes? Apple's applying for patent that doesn't exist. There, I made it easy for you and kiko. People say their opinion and you give them a general argument that doesn't fit. You need some little schooling from darkjed and rebel.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 4:49 PM 7
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"You don't understand what Klinton's trying to say yes?" No. We understand him perfectly fine actually. "Apple's applying for patent that doesn't exist" Look up what a patent is son. Thank me later.... "There, I made it easy for you and kiko." Apparently Google didn't make it easy for you though. "People say their opinion and you give them a general argument that doesn't fit." Learn what a general argument is while researching patents. "You need some little schooling....." Let me stop you right here. A) Don't name drop others, it's in terrible taste and completely negates your point. B) You have to know what you're talking about to "school" anyone....
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 5:07 PM 1
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Enough of this thinness bulls**t.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 4:06 PM 7
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This sounds like actual tech. The fabric display sounds a bit like the invisibility fabric that other companies have been developing and showing off for several years now. The speaker tech sounds like it could be based off the bone conduction speaker tech. However as is usually the case with Apple the were probably awarded patents to tech other companies have already been developing and prototyping for years.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 4:37 PM 0
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The USPTO shouldn't have awarded Apple a patent for its woven display. Many companies have developed and done this kind of invention not just in fabric. BTW, the drawing, blueprint, and image (or whatever you call them) looks awful. How come they accept such incomprehensible drawings? It should be detailed like architectural and engineering drawings.
posted on Dec 21, 2016, 12:51 PM 0
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And as usual, they won't do anything with, but license it out. Hate em or love em, Apple knows how to get that dough. I'm not mad at em.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 6:15 PM 1
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I even don't mock at them(even if looks like sometimes). As long as they hold the sheep inside the fold, and are Wall Street darling, they have any right to do such things. BTW any OEM will do same, if posses the sheep part of the population and all the media is with them. Why should they innovate or spend money for newest tech for the fans, if this make no difference, but just cut the profit? Like all normal ppl, I mock at the Unique Breed only(like Tim Cook did BTW)
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 7:15 PM 1
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how can anyone be awarded a patent based on concept drawing? a valid working model should be inspected and validated as a working model before handing out any patent, NAF schemetic drawing.
posted on Dec 20, 2016, 6:49 PM 0
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