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updated 01:50 PM EST 12.26.12
Apple nabs patent on curved glass production technique
Another USPTO patent granted to Apple this week, joining one for SIM card connectors, describes a method of manufacturing curved glass for electronics. The company remarks that older dropout and vacuum methods for shaping glass can create problems because of the fixed alignment systems they depend on. Examples include "perimetrical flanges" on the edges that need to be ground off, or else stretches and cracks, and the need for potentially dangerous chemicals.