Apple granted 40 patents covering a self-adapting haptic device, scene adaptive auto exposure, a virtual drafting tools application and much more

“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.


  1. All very good. But what use are they if other companies can challenge the patents and copy the IP and the courts can’t, don’t or won’t stop the infringement.

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