Apple granted 9 US patents for telephony, iPod UI, glass staircase, and more

“On January 23, the US Patent & Trademark Office published nine of Apple’s newly granted patents. This patent report briefly covers all nine patents which present inventions ranging from a telephone conferencing application to a peek at one aspect of Apple’s iPod UI, and believe it or not, to a patent which covers Apple’s famous glass staircase which is located in its Fifth Avenue Store in Manhattan. For the record, Steve Jobs is actually listed as one of the inventors of this unique staircase,” neo reports for MacNN.

neo details the patents in his full article here.

20 Comments

  1. Neo saw the iPhone coming from day one.

    His New Wave of the Internet series of articles described the
    iPhone as it was first being designed, and patents filed.

    Neo caught all the patents relevants to the iPhone:

    Touchscreen, multi-touch user interfaces, OS X on a pod:

    He should stop being an assistant clerk writing about patents,
    in a descriptive, boring, and unopinionated way – and tell us
    what he thinks of the iPhone and how it fits with the Next
    Wave of the Internet.

    Come on, Neo, tell us how Apple is going to change the world.

  2. Neo saw the iPhone coming from day one.

    His New Wave of the Internet series of articles described the
    iPhone as it was first being designed, and patents filed.

    Neo caught all the patents relevants to the iPhone:

    Touchscreen, multi-touch user interfaces, OS X on a pod:

    He should stop being an assistant clerk writing about patents,
    in a descriptive, boring, and unopinionated way – and tell us
    what he thinks of the iPhone and how it fits with the Next
    Wave of the Internet.

    Come on, Neo, tell us how Apple is going to change the world.

  3. Neo saw the iPhone coming from day one.

    His New Wave of the Internet series of articles described the
    iPhone as it was first being designed, and patents filed.

    Neo caught all the patents relevants to the iPhone:

    Touchscreen, multi-touch user interfaces, OS X on a pod:

    He should stop being an assistant clerk writing about patents,
    in a descriptive, boring, and unopinionated way – and tell us
    what he thinks of the iPhone and how it fits with the Next
    Wave of the Internet.

    Come on, Neo, tell us how Apple is going to change the world.

  4. Would any of you walk up/down a glass stair conceived by Ballmer and his crew? I know I would not!

    I’m ready for the Steve Jobs iHouse, the iCar, the line of iClothing (although I’m afraid it would only be jeans and black mock turtlenecks). Bring it on Steve, you and Jon Ives work brilliantly together.

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