Apple Won 63 Patents Today covering an Insanely Detailed AirPods Pro Case Hinge, an Apple Pencil Design Patent & more


The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 63 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover and insanely detailed AirPods Pro Case Hinge. Who knew that such a small part of a case would receive so much attention and detail? Apple was also granted a design patent for Apple Pencil today with the design of the pencil being the one with built-in magnetics for attaching to an iPad and recharging. As always, we wrap up this week’s granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.


Hinge for AirPods Pro Case


This insanely detailed granted patent covers an AirPods Pro system with a focus on the hinge system of the AirPods Pro case. Apple’s patent claims  overwhelmingly supports this focus with 16 out of the 20 claims focused on just the hinge. Who could have ever dreamed that so much work went into just designing a hinge for lid of Apple’s AirPods Pro case?  


Apple’s patent FIG. 1B below is a simplified illustration of an exemplary portable electronic listening device system having a host device configured as a smart phone, a case, and a pair of wireless listening devices configured as earbuds; FIG. 27 is a perspective view illustration of an exemplary bistable hinge.


2 AirPods Pro Case Hinge system granted patent


To view the mind-numbing details behind this invention, review granted patent 10,785,553 here.


Apple Won Apple Pencil Design Patent


3 Design patent for Apple Pencil


The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today


4 -  Apple's Remaining Granted Patents for Sept 22  2020


10.52FX - Granted Patent Bar

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