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New Apple Patents

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. D_o_S

    D_o_S Moderator

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    First, Apple has filed a patent for a handle with an integrated heatpipe - Patent No. 7508662. Most probably, this will appear in some future MacBooks. Of course, the heatpipe poses a limitation in the sense that it cannot get too hot, otherwise the "handle" function could not be fulfilled. Apple could use the heatpipe to cool the chipset or similar, low-power, low heat-output components.

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    The second patent concerns biometric security and is described in detail here.
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    The biometric identification should work by simply placing your finger on the touch screen in the case of an iPhone or iPod - in the case of a notebook, a palmrest, touchpad and webcam could be used. Alternatively, saying something to the microphone, or tilting the iPhone in a pre-defined sequence could also be used as a security measure.

    Source: Cult of Mac and Apple Insider
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    They'd look ugly as hell with that handle.
     
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    Yes, I'm sure an Apple product would look "ugly as hell" these days. I mean their design department really sucks doesn't it? I'm sure it would be covered in some way and look sharp.
     
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    First it was the MacBook with a huge circle/wheel for a keyboard.. now this? They seriously need to fire a lot of people.
     
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    I'm kinda surprised that every patent Apple makes is headline news.



    If it's really indicative of a big change, maybe it's worth it.... but I don't see how this would really count.
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Bah the stainless steel is getting old. Next they will make them out of cardboard and it will be stylish.
     
  7. my_name_is_earl

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    Recently I've seen some of Apple's ideas being ripoff by other company like finger gesture and look alike contest. It's just ridiculous how people want to make money off something like that. Even worst? They're not even improving it, they just copying it and most of the time make that function worst. It's good that Apple patent this kind of stuff. They should have done it before they even release information about their devices/software. As far as I can see, Apple is the only company that make better use of their own technologies and ideas everything else is just plain ripoff copy. Don't even get started a fanboy post. I own a PC but I like Apple product like iphone so I guess I'm a Micrapple?
     
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    Dude.........

    That was a joke, it was from the Onion, its not real.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I thought of integrated fluid cooling back in 2006. XD


    I prefer magnesium alloy myself. Why? It is 20 times stronger than ABS plastic. ;)

    Pretty much all ruggedized notebook computers are made with magnesium alloy rather than aluminium.
     

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    The patent of twisted metal is stupid. These people are lucky the ' wheel ' was not patent.
    Everytime i come across a shitty patent I cant help but feel the Pirate in me arise.
     
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    ohh, that's shame point
     

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