Apple granted 31 U.S. patents covering NFC, infrared beacons, the Magic Mouse, and more

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a whopping 31 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Earlier we covered a Key Swipe Gestures Patent for Virtual Keyboards, another covering a Telephonic MacBook with a Rotatable Display along with an Industrial Design Patent for Apple’s Upper West Side NY Apple Store that credited Steve Jobs and one of designers,” Purcher reports. “In our last report of the day, we cover an eclectic mix of interesting patent wins ranging from a first NFC patent win to one covering location technologies including Infrared beacons.”

Purcher reports, “Additionally we cover conductive paints and foils used in the iPhone and another design win for Steve Jobs on the Magic Mouse.”

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