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Two optical and photonic technologies are among the latest patent awards that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted to Apple. The company has been awarded patents for an integrated photonics device, as well as a “folded camera” that could be used in small form factor cameras — such as those the company uses in its iPhones.
The patent that pertains to the integrated photonics device was filed in late September 2018 and granted July 13. The patent abstract describes a device, including a frequency stabilization subsystem, for monitoring and/or adjusting the wavelength of light emitted by one or more light sources.
The rest of the patent abstract reads, “The device can include one or more…READ MORE