Apple Files for Patents Covering a Miniature Optical Projector and Biometrics for Online Commerce
Today, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office published a series of patent application from Apple revealing various inventions worth noting. Two of the inventions relate to 3D depth mapping that stems from their acquisition of Israel's PrimeSense. The first invention touches on their continuing work on a miniature optical projector with integrated photonics while the second invention relates to projection and capture of optical radiation. A third invention covers Apple's biometrics in context with online commerce in-depth.
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