“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 40 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“In this particular report we cover patents relating to a self-adapting haptic device, a virtual tools application and a auto exposure for iOS cameras,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s granted patent [for self-adapting haptics] covers iPhone alerts, haptics for games and two distinct user experience scenarios covering classroom/board meetings and an iDevice alert in a purse.”
Purcher reports, “Apple has been granted a camera patent today for their invention relating to scene adaptive auto exposure. Specifically, the patent covers systems, methods, and a computer readable medium for an improved automatic exposure algorithm attempt to classify an image into a particular “scene category,” and, based on the determined scene category, meter the scene according to a generated metering weighting matrix.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.