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Apple Car and AR/VR headsets: Apple granted 73 patents in one day

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First spotted by the team over at Patently Apple, we now know that Apple has patented technology for a head mounted display lens system with 3D LiDAR sensors, as well as a series of patents related to Apple Car. There are also several other miscellaneous inventions amongst the 73 that were granted today. We have added a table of patents at the end of the article, provided by Patently Apple.

Here are some details about the patents published today, starting with Apple’s head mounted display (or HMD):

“The US Patent & Trademark Office published a granted patent issued to Apple for a future [head mounted display] with lenses being able to adjust visuals by using liquid filled lenses system to provide sharp focus of images. Another key aspect of this invention is the use of using 3D LiDAR sensors. Each lens element may be formed from any desired transparent material (e.g., glass, a polymer material such as polycarbonate or acrylic, a crystal such as sapphire, etc.).” - Patently Apple

There was also some interesting information discovered about Apple Car (or ‘Project Titan’):

“Apple's Project Titan covers Apple's development of future vehicle and/or vehicle components that are primarily designed for Semi or fully autonomous vehicles that may also include electric vehicles. Every aspect of a vehicle is being reinvented.” - Patently Apple

Some of the patents granted for Apple Car include: "Movable panel assemblies", "Electrical connections using vehicle brake lines", "Windows with active layers" and "Sensor enclosure and glass panels for sensor enclosures".

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