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Apple won 56 utility patents today covering a Future Vision Pro Headset with Variable Adjustment Mechanisms and more

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Apple was granted 46 Patents today covering Future Smartglasses with a dual gaze Tracking System and more

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Apple wins a Smartglasses patent covering an Optical System with Dispersion Compensation that delivers quality AR Imagery

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Apple has won a Patent that relates to a Future version of Vision Pro that works with a Drone and/or a Robotic Avatar

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Last week, Patently Apple posted a report titled "With Project Titan being Cancelled, Apple's Crystal Ball Points to developing Home Robotics." The report noted that "The robotics work is happening within Apple’s hardware engineering division and its AI and machine-learning group, which is run by John Giannandrea. Matt Costello and Brian Lynch — two executives focused on home products — have overseen the hardware development." While this seems like an odd project for Apple to pursue, a newly granted patent today points to a part of such a project. Apple notes at one point in their patent that the invention relates to "a drone or robotic avatar"  that appears to work with a future version of Vision Pro.

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially granted Apple a patent that relates to health monitoring and, in particular, to systems, methods, and devices for monitoring the health of a user in a computer-generated reality environment. This is a difficult patent to get your head around and so to better understand Apple's granted patents, it's best to simply dive in to the examples that Apple provides.

In Apple's patent FIG. 4A below we see a CGR environment #400 based on a real environment surveyed by a scene camera of a device at a first time. In various implementations, the scene camera is part of a device that is worn by the user and includes a display that displays the first CGR environment. In various implementations, the device includes more than one scene camera. Thus, in various implementations, the user is physically present in the environment. In various implementations, the scene camera is part of remote device (such as a drone or robotic avatar) that transmits images from the scene camera to a local device that is worn by the user and includes a display that displays the CGR environment.

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At the second time, shown patent FIG. 4B above, the CGR environment #400 includes a reminder window #431 indicating that the user has not taken a scheduled dose of medication. Further, at the second time, the CGR environment includes a glow 432 directing the attention of the user to the medicine bottle 416.

Apple's patent FIG. 4E below illustrates the CGR environment #400 of FIG. 4A at a fifth time. At the fifth time, the CGR environment includes an options window #433 including a yes affordance #434 and a no affordance #435. The options window indicates to the user that the user is intoxicated and presents options for calling a rideshare vehicle (via the yes affordance #434) and dismissing the options window #433 (via the no affordance #435).

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Apple's patent FIG. 4F above illustrates the CGR environment #400 of FIG. 4A. This time, the user's hand (#490) is interacting with the no affordance #435 of the options window #433.

Apple's patent FIG. 4H below presents another example wherein the CGR environment #400 is adjusted to be brighter and/or sharper (e.g., the HMD increases the brightness, sharpness, saturation, and/or contrast of the display). In this example the  CGR environment includes a notification window #436 indicating that the CGR environment 400 has been adjusted and including an OK affordance #437.

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Apple's patent FIG. 4i below illustrates the CGR environment includes a navigation window #438 indicating that the HMD is navigating the user to water and a navigation arrow #439 (pointing out the door #418) indicating a direction for the user to follow to obtain water.

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For full details, review granted patent 11961290. If Apple's robotics  project is for real, then we're bound to see more patents surface over time.

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Today Apple was granted 53 patents covering a Possible new MagSafe Accessory Device for iPhones and iPads, more

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Apple won a Flexible Display patent for future Foldable Devices that includes a new Spring Layer concept to alleviate stresses in the fold

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Apple won 59 utility patents today covering a Barometric Vent for Apple Watch that Improves Underwater Performance & more

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Apple wins a patent for Smartglasses that could double as a pair of Meditation Glasses, include a Satellite Navigation System & more

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Apple wins A Patent for Retail Table Security Stands for iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch

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Apple wins Patent for a new Ultra-Accurate Object Tracking System using Radar for MacBooks, Smart Glove, Smart Display & more

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Apple was Granted 61 Utility Patents today covering GUIs for setting up Spatial Audio, Apple Watch Cardio Activity Monitoring & more

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Apple wins a patent for a Smart Ring that could open documents, permit authorized individuals access to restricted areas of a Mac & much more

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Apple wins a Finger Device patent covering sensors with submicron resolution that detect the tiniest of movements to control HMDs, Macs+

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Apple Invents an Adaptive Exterior Display for Mobile Devices that's designed to Block Out 90% of Bright Sunlight

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Apple was Granted 65 Utility Patents covering the Studio Display's Reconfigurable Stand, a Retail Store Display Stand & more

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Today Apple was granted 38 patents covering another U.S. Design Patent for 'Vision Pro,' plus 2 new Vision Pro Utility Patents & more

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Apple Invents a Camera System for Bendable Devices and a MacBook to assist in capturing 3D images & 3D Air Gestures

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Apple invents an all-new Handheld Smart Device that could control and/or interact with other devices in Proximity of the user

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Apple wins a Patent for Magneto-Inductive Charging & Communications for Underwater and Underground Environments

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Today Apple was granted 62 utility patents covering a wide range of inventions including Vision Pro's Intuitive Control Interface

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A new Apple patent reveals next-gen 'Smart Gesturing' on iDevices that could be used in grocery stores, museums, on sight-seeing tours+

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Apple wins a utility patent for an Advanced Under-Display Optical Fingerprint Sensor System & another Design Patent for 'Vision Pro'

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While Xiaomi introduced their first EV Smart Car in Barcelona today, more Apple Vehicle Patents came to light

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This week 12 more interesting Apple Vision Pro & Smart Glasses Patents were published covering a collapsible Head Cap, Camera Systems+

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Apple won 68 patents today covering multiband adjustable vehicle lights, Apple Displays with illuminated borders and more

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Today Apple was granted 61 patents covering the method behind Vision Pro's EyeSight Feature and more

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Apple has won their second patent for a possible future MacBook that integrates an Apple Pencil that also replaces F-Keys

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Apple won 61 patents Tuesday covering Vision Pro's optical system with ghost image mitigation, spatially designating private content and more

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Apple has been Granted their third Patent for a possible future iPhone with an Expandable Display

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