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Apple won 44 Patents Today Covering the iPhone's Dual Lens Lighting Module, MagSafe to USB-C Adapter for MacBooks & more

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 44 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this particular report we cover the lighting module for dual lens iPhone cameras, a MagSafe to USB-C Adapter for MacBooks and another liquid metal related invention. We wrap up this week's granted patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents that were issued to Apple today.


Patent: Dual Lens Camera Focusing Lighting Module


Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to lighting modules which can emit a collimated beam of light, including, without limitation, flash modules used to illuminate subjects in images captured by a camera device.


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Apple's patent FIG. 5 illustrates an electronic device, which includes a lighting module and a user interface which enables user-initiated commands to implement particular adjustments of the collimated light beam generated and directed by the lighting module included in the electronic device, according to some embodiments;


Our report's cover graphic represents patent FIG. 2A which illustrates an electronic device which includes a camera module which captures images within a camera field of view and a lighting module which adjustably directs a light beam to selectively illuminate a particular limited region of the camera field of view.


Apple's granted patent 9,992,396 was originally filed in Q1 2015 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


A few of he inventors noted on this patent include Angelo Alaimo, Apple Manager, Camera HW Engineer; and Florian Fournier, Optical Design Engineer.


Patent: MagSafe Adapter for MacBooks using USB-C


Apple's newly granted patent covers their invention relating to a connector adapter that may have a MagSafe connector receptacle and a Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector insert. This may allow MagSafe chargers to be used to charge devices having Universal Serial Bus Type-C connector receptacles. This also may provide the breakaway characteristic of a MagSafe connector system for a device that does not include a MagSafe connector receptacle. Other adapters may have other types of magnetic connector receptacles and connector inserts.


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Apple's granted patent 9,991,657 was originally filed in Q1 2016 and published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office.


A certain niche of Apple fans always want to follow new Liquid Metal patents and one was granted today that you could check out here titled "Continuous moldless fabrication of amorphous alloy pieces.


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The Remaining Patents granted to Apple Today


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