Apple Gets 39 Patents, Covering Home Button Mechanics, Shock Protection and Liquid Metal Tech

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Apple got a number of patents immediately, from your US Patent and Trademark Office, that included some inventions the need to when using the Home Button, Liquid Metal technologies and iDevice shock protection. In whole 39 patents received.


The new patent for that Home button covers the technical side of the famous button. It covers a switch assembly for the electronic device, that includes a circular button, bracket offset in addition to a flexible pcb, that’s fixed over the vertical wall. The cylindrical switch mechanisms has the ability to tell from good presses and false presses, with a special switch assembly design.


The shock protection patent involves viscoelastic material, that protects device components from impacts by surrounding them and absorbing shock. Finally, Apple was granted a new liquid metal patent, that is going to employ a “cold chamber die casting of amorphous alloys using cold crucible induction melting techniques”. The concept should be to cast an alloy employing a special mechanism as well as an induction heating structure.

Seeing the Home button is rumored to die in a few years, the initial patent doesn’t exactly impress.


via patentlyapple

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