24 Results for

'381 patent


Apple patent application ups the ante on noise-canceling headphones

The company is looking into bone conduction technology that would improve voice communications in a wireless earphone system.

By August 27, 2015


UnlimitedHand controller wants to add sense of touch to virtual reality

Japanese developer H2L is making a controller for VR gaming that simulates the feeling of touch, hoping to release it by May 2016.

By October 6, 2015


Apple figures out way to help you more easily move objects on a touchscreen

A newly-granted patent describes a way to move text and other items on the screen of a mobile device by tapping the side of the device rather than using your big fingers.

By July 21, 2015


Apple patents headphones that can monitor your vital stats

The device would be able to track your heart rate, temperature, perspiration, and more.

By February 18, 2014


Apple's touch-screen patent upheld by US Patent Office

So-called Steve Jobs patent reaffirmed after the Patent Office invalidated all 20 claims in the patent last December.

By October 17, 2013


Correction: USPTO upholds Apple's touch-screen patent

This story originally misstated the outcome of the '381 patent examination. Three of the 20 claims were upheld.

By October 17, 2013


Apple proposes earbuds that react to your voice

A freshly published patent filing points to more advanced earbuds that can turn on noise suppression and other features in response to your voice.

By April 3, 2014


Apple envisions environmental sensors for wearables

Two patent applications describe environmental and temperature sensors that could be outfitted into "wrist-watch devices" as well as other wearable gadgets.

By April 24, 2014


Powdered alcohol approved (hiccup or hooray?)

In a decision that some might deem surprising, the Treasury Department has approved a patent for a product called Palcolhol, a powdered form of vodka and other drinks. And yes, you just add water.

By April 21, 2014


Samsung denied new trial over Apple's 'bounce-back' patent

Amid planning for the damages retrial, Judge Koh rules that there will not be another new trial over the '381 patent.

By August 22, 2013