Apple takes time patenting all kinds of products and systems in order to include them in their own devices, but occasionally surprises us with so little foreign patents , or too specific - specific object that deal.
It is the case of a recent patent application for a method for producing paper bags in a specific way and that apparently is being used for some time in several physical stores of Apple.
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The request indicates that this bag may" consist entirely of paper, with the potential exception of adhesive that join different portions of the bag. This can help reduce any environmental impact from the production to the use and disposal of bag.
It therefore appears that this production system oriented Apple would manufacture ecological paper bags, and indeed the text states that "the bag might be a bag for shopping at high - end, container the bag may be formed by at least 60% recycled content, pointing to bags actually produced with recycled paper.
US patent all kinds of products and developments is normal, but it often happens that that facility to patent also becomes a dangerous weapon against competition. Patent too general ( or absurd ) allow "patent trolls" trying to cash suing all types of businesses for some unspecific violation of intellectual property. Apple is no exception: he got the pantente for a rectangle with rounded corners very peculiar. Do you remember which one?