January Blowout Specials ends 1/31“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 13 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Without a doubt the granted patent that screams out this morning is one that relates to Apple’s forthcoming Tablet,” Purcher reports. “The focus of the patent is on the tablet’s proximity detection capabilities. The timing is unbelievable yet crucial in protecting Apple’s new technology for larger tablets.”

Purcher reports, “Other granted patent notables include a color management system and a crucial patent relating to Apple’s iChat.”

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