The United States Patent and Trademark Office or what we cool kids like to call USPTO (kidding) has granted Apple a couple of patents right before the big announcement. So you know what this means. Apple will unleash its team of lawyers on to anyone that tries to borrow from their patents. However the patent which really piqued our interest was patent number 7,653,883 which basically revolves around a proximity-sensing multitouch screen.The patent describes a touchscreen which will be able to detect an object like a stylus before it even makes contact with the actual screen. So you can browse through your files without even touching the screen and leaving dirty fingerprints. Now this is what I call revolutionary.