In an official publication by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, Apple was granted 41 patents, majorly consisting of next-generation technology.
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One of these patents, which we believe is soon to be implemented in Apple devices, was under the name "Learning-Based Estimation of Hand and Finger Pose."
If this invention sounds somewhat familiar, that's because Apple's patent is one of many obtained in a $350 million acquisition deal in November 2013 for Primesense, a 3D sensing technology company based in Tel Aviv. Primesense was the same company behind the Microsoft Kinect, released for the Xbox 360 in 2010.
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The patent, filed in March 6, 2013, credits former Primesense engineers Shai Litvak, Leonid Brailovsky and Tomer Yanir for the invention.