Beam-Tilting Light Source Enclosures

Utility Patent Application (A1)

March 26, 2020

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Applicants: Apple Inc.

Inventors: Michael K. McCord, Mehmet Mutlu, Ryan J. Linderman

An optical module includes a beam-tilting light source enclosure. The enclosure is coupled to a substrate that includes a light emitter connected thereto. The enclosure has a geometry such that the enclosure has a first surface configured to couple substantially flat to the substrate and a second surface tilted with respect to the first surface and configured to couple substantially flat to a component of an electronic device through which the light is to project. The enclosure is optically transmissive and covers the light source when coupled to the substrate. In this way, the enclosure may be assembled and used in the electronic device by coupling the first surface to the substrate and coupling the second surface to the component.