Apple applies for patent for metal-looking material that allows better reception

A lot of Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus find the plastic antenna lines unsightly, especially when the dye in your jeans ruined the colour of these lines. Although an eyesore, these bands are essential, since they allow for better reception. If a patent application sees the light of day, you may never […]

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 LG trademarks names for its flagship smartphones until 2020

LG has secured the names of its coming flagships with the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office), which was spotted by Phandroid. LG has trademarked the names LG G3, LG G4, LG G5, LG G6, LG G7, LG G8, and LG G9 names, which were granted to the South Korean firm last August. This means that […]

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 Galaxy J3, J5, J7, and E3 trademarked

It looks like we’ll be seeing smartphones from Samsung, as the Korean tech giant has just trademarked the “Galaxy J3,” “Galaxy J5,” “Galaxy J7,” and “Galaxy E3” with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office). Let’s start with the J-series. Samsung launched the Galaxy J back in December of 2013. It sports a 5-inch screen, […]

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 Apple patents stylus that can write on any surface and transmit images to an iPhone or iPad

The USPTO has granted Apple a new patent for a stylus or smart pen that allows users to write or draw on any surface and transmit these images to the screen of an iPhone or iPad. We can see a number of applications to this technology. An example would be teachers writing or drawing on a […]

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 Patent reveals BlackBerry cooking up a smartphone with hidable keyboard

A patent granted to BlackBerry by the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office) reveals that the Canadian phone maker is cooking up a smartphone with a hidable keyboard. Patent images: Title: Using the addressing, protocols and the infrastructure of email to support real-time communication Abstract: Transmitting time-based media, intended for a recipient, as the media […]

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 Apple patent application shows iPad cover that shows information when closed

Apple is applying for a new patent with the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) for an iPad cover that shows users information even when closed. Patent “INTEGRATED VISUAL NOTIFICATION SYSTEM IN AN ACCESSORY DEVICE” Abstract “The described embodiments relate generally to an accessory device for a tablet device. The accessory device takes the form […]

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 Apple granted patent that allows it to make a sapphire display and a liquid metal chassis into one piece

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has just granted Apple a patent that allows the Cupertino firm to make a sapphire display and liquid metal chassis into one component. So what does this mean? It means that future iPhones will no longer have the display glued to the chassis. This means a more […]

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 Samsung wants to trademark ‘Galaxy V:,’ ‘Galaxy Adore,’ and ‘Galaxy S Fitness’

Recently, we came across news revealing Samsung’s intentions of trademarking the monikers “Gear Solo” and “Gear Now” with the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office), which seem to be wearable devices. Now PhoneArena has uncovered more trademark applications, with the Korean tech giant applying for the trademarks “Galaxy V:” (colon included in the trademark), “Galaxy […]

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 Samsung applies for ‘Gear Solo’ trademark in the US – is this the rumoured 3G smartwatch?

In an earlier report, we came across a rumour saying Samsung was planning to launch a 3G-capable smartwatch soon after the launch of the Samsung Gear 2. The rumoured smartwatch is said to allow users to make and receive calls, without pairing with a smartphone. The Korean tech giant has now filed a trademark application […]

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