Apple granted patent for the original iPod
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Apple granted patent for the original iPod


Apple has been granted a patent (20120281344) for the original, click wheel iPod. The patent is for a "media player with a machined window undercut and transparent wall disposed therein."

Per the patent, the media player can include a housing having an opening and an area of reduced thickness around the opening. The media player can also include a transparent wall having a flange. Alternatively, the transparent wall may not require a flange but rather can be a flat, substantially transparent piece of material such as plexiglass or glass. The flange can be adhered to a surface of the area of reduced thickness in order to form a transparent protective cover for the display screen.

The inventors are Douglas J. Weber, Pinida Jan Moolsintong and Stephen P. Zadesky.

Also appearing today at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office are:

° Patent number 20120284688 for systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for obfuscating a computer program;

° Patent number 20120284337 for invitation to bind to a device. A server device sends a list of account holders together with an invitation to bind to the server. A client device can decide to present the invitation to a user for decision only if the client device finds a match between the list and the user.

° Patent number 20120280957 for display edge seal improvement;

° Patent number 20120280934 for an apparatus for testing a touch panel is disclosed;

° Patent number 20120279877 with packaging with multiple function after opening;

° Patent number 20120280563 for time-domain multiplexing of power and data;

° Patent number 20120280934 for simulating single and multi-touch events for testing a touch panel;

° Patent number 20120280965 for techniques for controlling the slew rate of a signal independently of RC time constants are disclosed;

° Patent number 20120281312 for a method and device for hard drive shock event detection;

° Patent number 20120281346 for the assembly of a handheld electronic device;

° Patent number 20120281354 for a cooling system for mobile handheld devices;

° Patent number 20120281561 for adaptive fast dormancy in a mobile device;

° Patent number 20120281917 for an architecture for exporting digital images;

° Patent number 20120284560 for dynamic compass calibration in a portable device;

° Patent number 20120281312 for reading XF instructions for processing vectors;

° Patent number 20120284774 for techniques for remotely viewing a presentation;

° Patent number 20120284779 for electronic devices having adaptive security profiles and methods for selecting the same.

 
AAPL
$100.99
Apple Inc.
+0.88
GOOG
$574.86
Google Inc.
-1.50
MSFT
$46.27
Microsoft Corpora
-0.17
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

It Came From Canada: Angry Birds: Transf...
Anyone afraid that throwing Transformers into the Angry Birds mix would result in a Michael Bay-level of childhood pillaging can rest easy. While Rovio’s famous fowls may be a 21st century staple, Angry Birds: Transformers wears its affection for the 80s on its sleeve. But is mere retro reverence enough to justify this crossover? We find out in... | Read more »
Galaxy Trucker Review
Galaxy Trucker Review By Rob Thomas on September 30th, 2014 Our Rating: :: IN FOR THE LONG HAULiPad Only App - Designed for the iPad We got a great big convoy, rockin’ through the night… the endless night of outer space, that is. And the ships are made out of pipes. Don’t question it. It’s Galaxy Trucker and it’s now on iPad! | Read more »
Moon and Sun – children’s book Review
Moon and Sun – children’s book Review By Amy Solomon on September 30th, 2014 Our Rating: Moon and Sun is a fable-like children’s book with lush illustrations.   Developer: Marcio Monteiro Price: $3.99 Version: 1.0 App Reviewed on: iPad 3 | Read more »
Kairosoft Finally Brings The Pyraplex to...
Kairosoft Finally Brings The Pyraplex to iOS Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 30th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Yeti’s Parole Officer Review
Yeti’s Parole Officer Review By Jennifer Allen on September 30th, 2014 Our Rating: Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Yeti’s Parole Officer proves that looks aren’t everything in this entertaining, if plain, piece of interactive fiction.   | Read more »
Record Keeper and World Wide Words – Two...
Record Keeper and World Wide Words – Two New Final Fantasy Games Arrive on iOS in Japan Posted by Ellis Spice on September 30th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
iPollute Review
iPollute Review By Nadia Oxford on September 30th, 2014 Our Rating: :: iPOLLUTE, uPOLLUTEUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad iPollute is a delightful-looking pollution simulator, though it’s a bit light on “game” content.   | Read more »
This Week at 148Apps: September 22-26, 2...
Your Source For The Latest App Reviews   | Read more »
Kill Shot Review
Kill Shot Review By Jennifer Allen on September 29th, 2014 Our Rating: :: OCCASIONAL MISFIRESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Kill Shot is often satisfying, but its more than pushy in-app purchases will leave you feeling a little bummed.   | Read more »
It Came From Canada: Vainglory
I’m going to be straight you with folks. I don’t know much about MOBAs, and I’m certainly no professional. That means I don’t know how well Vainglory, the upcoming multiplayer online battle arena showcased in the most recent Apple keynote, compares to titans like League of Legends or DotA 2 in terms of depth and control. However, in this edition... | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.