“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 23 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“In this particular report we cover five design patents that were granted to Apple today in addtion to focusing on one key invention relating to an embedded heart rate monitor,” Purcher reports. “The invention states that beyond it being embedded into a future iPhone, the heart rate monitor could be embedded into an accessory.”
“Earlier this year Apple’s CEO and other team members were spotted wearing Nike’s FuelBand,” Purcher reports. “This led to speculation that Apple’s newly published wristband computer invention (that is popularly thought of as a future wearable computer or iWatch) would be an ideal device for embedding a health monitoring system. That makes this granted patent a possible key component of any such future device.”
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