“On June 21, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of utility centric patent applications from Apple that cover security, display luminance, flash memory, mobile device simulation and more,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In the big picture, the vast majority of Apple’s annual patent-count is derived from utility patents,” Purcher writes. “These are the kinds of patents that take care of all the tiniest of details behind Apple’s most popular products, processes and manufacturing. They might not represent the visionary side of Apple, but they sure keep the trains running on time.”

More info, including Apple patent placation illustrations, in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]