Apple Wins a Thermal Regulation Patent designed to keep a user's face cool while they enjoy content in an MR Headset
Patently Apple posted a patent application report back in March titled "Apple Invents a Thermal Regulation System for their Head Mounted Display System." A lot of heat is generated within the eye chamber of a head mounted display (HMD) device and Apple has created a mini thermal regulation system in order to keep the eye chamber cooler and more comfortable to the skin for future users.
Apple's patent FIG. 1 below is a perspective view illustration showing a head-mounted display; FIG. 2B is a top view showing the head-mounted display worn by the user; FIG. 12 is a front cross-section view of a head-mounted display including thermal regulation components
You could review our original report for more details and patent figures here or check out granted patent 10,492,346 issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Jae Hwang Lee: Product Design Manager; Lead a product design team focused on defining new category of products
Fletcher Rothkopf: Senior Director of Product Design, Technology Development Group
Holly Gerhard: Research Science Manager
Laura Campo: Thermal Product Design Engineer
Sivesh Selvakumar: Product Design Engineer