Apple granted patent for Liquidmetal screws that could be used in Apple Car

“The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 29 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In this particular report we cover another Liquidmetal based patent covering the making of superior strength and fitting screws,” Purcher reports. “When you see inventions covering the making of the tiniest parts for an Apple device with such precision, you see the maniacal focus of Jonathan Ive’s team in creating great Apple products from the inside out.”

“The perfect-fitting screws that are created using a liquid metal process could be used in Apple Watch and other Apple computing devices,” Purcher reports. “Apple credits Stephen Zadesky, Christopher Prest, Matthew Scott, Dermot Stratton, Joseph Poole and Richard Heley as the inventors of this granted patent.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The Wall Street Journal reported in February that Apple has several hundred employees working secretly toward creating an Apple-branded electric vehicle in a project code-named “Titan” which is led by Vice President Steve Zadesky. Zadesky is a former Ford engineer who helped lead the Apple teams that created the iPod and iPhone.

7 Comments

  1. This headline is rather annoying clickbait. There is no reference to application in automobile manufacturing in this patent, only electronics. It does specifically mention watches and clocks though.

  2. All I could get from reading the original article is that Apple has patented the ability to “Machine” Liquid Metal, which normally produces cast parts. I didn’t know that Liquid Metal was not previously suitable for secondary machining.

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