The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 granted patents for Apple Inc. today. One of the patents is titled "Unwrapping 3D meshes into low-distortion texture maps." According to Apple, the invention covers techniques for generating and using a conformal or UV mapping between an object's 3D representation (e.g., a polygonal mesh model) and a corresponding 2D representation (e.g., texture memory). One of inventors listed on the patent has since moved on to Facebook's Oculus team which provides us with a hint that the invention could also be applied to a future headset. Read MoreThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  Read More