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

“The notables within this group include patents covering the design of the iPod nano; Apple’s fun and goofy photo booth application; another core multi-touch patent gift wrapped for their legal team and finally, a granted patent for a future built-in multi-positional stand for the iPad,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s proposed stand would provide users with superior angulation for typing on the iPad’s virtual keyboard in landscape mode.”

Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Arline M." for the heads up.]