Apple Granted 46 Patents Today Covering Push-to-Talk, Avatars, a more advanced version of Slide-to-Unlock and Much More

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 46 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover Apple’s patent relating to a possible future Push-to-Talk iPhone and/or iDevice feature. We also cover a more advanced version of Apple’s famed Slide-to-Unlock and two patents relating to avatar creation and editing for social networking, video conferencing and gaming. We wrap up this week’s granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.

 Apple Granted another Slide-to-Unlock Patent

 Apple has been granted a patent today by the US Patent Office for their invention relating to their famed slide-to-unlock feature. This relates to one of the patents that Apple is charging Samsung of infringing in their current trial, though it’s not the actual patent in the case. Apple’s first patent claim for this current granted patent is noted below:

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