The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 59 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we focus on a single patent that covers a new touch technology. Apple’s invention describes light-based touch controls that could be applied to many surface materials from leather to smart fabrics, textiles, ceramics, plastic and aluminum.
View the original article here: Apple Wins a Patent for Next-Gen Light-Based Touch Buttons & Controls for the iMac, Trackpads, Keyboards, Car Dashboards+
The article was originally posted on Patently Apple.
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