Display device with a moveable...
Computer controlled display device
The patents for computer cases span from the 1980s to the present, including some of the very early Macintosh designs like those in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Method and apparatus for use of...
Graphical user interface and methods...
Handheld device housing
White electronic device
Highly portable media device
Mr. Jobs's name appears on 85 iPod and iPod-related patents. Apple introduced these "media players" in 2001 with a chunky box, and the patent for its "ornamental design" appears here.
User programmable switch for portable...
Voicemail manager for portable...
Touch screen device, method, and...
Portable display device
Electronic device with graphical user...
The iPhone was unveiled in 2007 on a date that roughly coincides with several of these patents, and the file for a "Portable display device" from January 2010 precedes the release of the iPad by about four months.
The laptop patents bearing Mr. Jobs's name usher in an era of sleek, minimalist laptop design at Apple, which has become the company's ethos.