Apple was granted a whopping seventeen U.S. patents on Tuesday. Most notably among the group was a filing for a form of wireless synchronization. This freshly granted patent focuses on automatically syncing information between a host computer and a media player over a wireless connection. This type of tech is currently implemented in Apple’s iTunes and iCloud ecosystem, which allows users to sync content between wireless devices — such as their iPad, iPod touch or iPhone, and their computer. Originally filed in 2004, it’s likely that Apple is holding patent 8,150,937 as a safeguard against competitors that may attempt a similar offering.