invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of ten newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The notable that stands out amongst all is Apple’s first solar powered portable device patent,” Purcher reports. “The patent pertains to all portables from MacBooks to the iPhone. The patent presents methods of adding solar power into the power mix of portables via a voltage converter.”

Purcher reports, “This is Apple’s forth solar powered patent and is now seen as a bona fide emerging trend for future portables.”

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