U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave Apple 60 new patents today. Our latest completed report of the day covers an important autonomous car system that can filter out gray light that can interfere with the vehicle's navigation system. Apple was also given some design patents, including Beats headphones and more. We unpack this week's approved patent report with our traditional listing of the remaining granted patents issued to Apple today.
Project Titan: A Vehicle Camera Shading System That Eliminates Blending Light Glare
Patently, Apple filed a patent application report back in March 2018 entitled "Apple Reveals a Vital Security System for Autonomous Vehicles Focused on Eliminating Dazzling Light Gloss." Today, Apple was granted the patent.
Apple notes in his granted patent that imaging devices, such as cameras, focus light from one scene to an image sensor. Some vehicles use one or more cameras in a car's vision system to help, for example, with track changes, parking, and rear while performing a reverse maneuver. These vehicle vision systems can provide additional information to a vehicle operator so that the operator can make safe driving decisions.
Glare is something that can interfere with a car's vision system. As an example, Apple notes that glare from the sun or off the road can affect the car's vision system. Changes in lighting conditions can occur suddenly and affect the scene captured by the imaging systems. Therefore, an autonomous car system should be able to perform in many types of lighting conditions.
Apple's invention and assigned patent cover systems and methods that can be used to regulate light received at an image sensor, and ultimately as part of the maneuvering of an autonomous vehicle.
n Apple's patent Fig. 7 below, we can see a top view of autonomous vehicle # 700 which may include a front part # 702, rear part # 704, driver side # 706, passages side # 708 and roof no. 71
For more details, check out our original patent application report here or see Apple's assigned patent 10,356,335 issued today by the US Patent Office.
Key Design Patents Issued Today
Remaining Patents Given to Apple Today
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