“On December 12, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office insanely published 204 patent applications from Apple today covering a lot of territory,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“While I’m sure that IP professionals and engineers of every stripe will have something interesting to nibble at within this massive group of patents, there were few that would interest the general consumer,” Purcher reports. “The exception perhaps would be a new Siri related patent that holds a lot of potential for communicating with future accessories and secondary devices like Apple TV and iOS for the Car.”
“The invention, that’s about Siri on an iPhone, is focused on one device communicating with ‘another device’ or a secondary device,” Purcher reports. “The second device could be any of the following: a desktop computer, a laptop computer, a server, a media player (such as an MP3 player), an appliance, a subnotebook/netbook, a tablet computer, a smartphone, a cellular telephone, a piece of testing equipment, a network appliance, a set-top box, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a toy, a controller, a digital signal processor, a game console, a computational engine within an appliance, a consumer-electronic device, a portable computing device, a personal organizer, and/or another electronic device. The latter could also apply to a wrist band computer.”
More details, including Apple’s patent application diagram, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]