Apple Inc. has successfully managed to trademark the MagSafe technology for its products including iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac laptops.
According to tech website Slash Gear, Cupertino, California-based software behemoth has been granted trademark over MagSafe technology by the US Patent and Trademark Office, to make Apple’s products safe and sound with MagSave magnetic charge port system.
The MagSave magnetic charge port system, which was first introduced to the Apple products in 2006, has saved several Apple laptops from potential tragedies at the hands of users who by mistake trip over the charging cable. Instead of dragging the laptop or any other Apple device to the floor, the MagSafe connector jumps out of the port, saving the device in time.
“According to Apple's patent, the connector 62 may be a power connector such as the MagSafe power connector manufactured by Apple Inc. of Cupertino, Calif. The MagSafe power connector utilizes a magnetic attraction to help retain a corresponding connector thereto.” Patently Apple noted.
Apple has granted credit for MagSafe patent number 7,997,906, titled “ "Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements, "Techniques for coupling interfaces parts using moveable magnetic elements", to its founders Chris Ligtenberg, John DiFonzo, Bret Degner and John.