We all joke about how Apple usually rushes to get a patent on just about anything smart phone related but one patent they may need to hurry up and register seems to already be happening on some HTC smartphones. The ability to stop a bullet! It seems that Florida’s Winter Garden Police (a suburb of Orlando) are reporting that a gas station only received minor injuries when a robber fired a shot at his stomach and his Sprint HTC device stopped most of the energy of the bullet. The report on Fox News says it was a revolver but the caliber is not mentioned. I’m thinking the clerk is lucky that it wasn’t a Dirty Harry signature series .44 Magnum!