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As shown by the sharp eyes at Patently Apple, the US Patent and Trademark Office has publish a special patent which involves using your iPhone to control a home computer while at the office, or on the road and everywhere in between.
Supposedly, an iPhone user will be able to move the cursor and open applications, control a printer, or any other similar function. You will even be able to control the voice functions on your Mac with your iPhone, so you can speech-control your Mac from anywhere.
Eight more patents have also been published for Apple, including descriptions of a patent that has to do with advanced sensory technology in contest with portables, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, a one-piece iPod connector, another related to Electromagnetic Interference Shielding used in the iPhone, and other products. Lastly, there was an industrial design win for the second generation iPod Nano as well.