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iPhone X用接近感測器、泛光照明器:專利、產品製圖

iPhone X Proximity Sensor and Food Illuminator - Patent to Product Mapping

出版商 Knowmade 商品編碼 673526
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 110 Slides
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iPhone X用接近感測器、泛光照明器:專利、產品製圖 iPhone X Proximity Sensor and Food Illuminator - Patent to Product Mapping
出版日期: 2018年08月09日內容資訊: 英文 110 Slides
簡介

2017年11月發表的iPhone X搭載各種新技術、功能,而其中,含TOF (Time of 包Flight) 方式的接近感測器,及3D影像用泛光照明器等。

本報告提供iPhone X接近感測器及泛光照明器 (光源設備)的相關技術、專利的趨勢相關分析,主要企業的專利環境 (專利申請、認證趨勢,專利糾紛的動向等) 和目前技術策略、產品化趨勢,各領域的詳細的專利認證、活用狀況等資訊彙整,為您概述為以下內容。

簡介

分析方法

市場區隔

專利環境分析

  • SIMicroelectronics的IP (知識產權) 組合
    • 專利公開的隨時間變化的發展
    • 按專利的分佈情形:法律上的狀態
    • 已認證專利和正在審理中專利的製圖
    • 專利引用分析
  • Philips的IP組合
  • Lumentum的IP組合

專利、產品製圖

  • 包裝
  • SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) 檢測器
  • 接近感測器用VCSEL (垂直共振腔面射雷射)
  • 泛光照明器用VCSEL

結論

關於KNOWMADE

目錄

Apple iPhone X: a trove of new tech sensors

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Released in November 2017, the Apple iPhone X marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone product line. With this new generation come several new technologies that make the iPhone X unique. Among the main new features we find are the screen design, OLED display, advanced true-depth camera, and optical array sensors (which enable facial ID). In addition to these new features, the iPhone X has an impressive number of sensors, especially those that are integrated into a small space at the top of the iPhone X screen. The sensor panel includes an infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, and an ambient light sensor, along with a front camera, dot projector, speaker, and microphone. To achieve such a complex solution, Apple successfully built and managed a strong network comprised of many players.

The iPhone X's time of flight (ToF) proximity sensor and flood illuminator are good examples of this network's aptitude. Indeed, manufacturing these two devices required the work of three companies: STMicroelectronics, Philips, and Lumentum. In such a complex network, understanding each player's patented features, IP position, and strategy was critical.

With a CAGR of 82% from 2016 - 2023 (according to Yole Développement), the consumer market will drive the development of 3D imaging and sensing technologies. Today, the iPhone X's sensors are part of the first generation of imaging and sensing devices to be integrated in a cellphone, but many will follow. In this report, Knowmade and its partner, System Plus Consulting, join forces and provide key information for understanding the roles, dynamics, and IP strategies of the players involved in the manufacturing of the iPhone X's proximity sensor and flood illuminator. Included in the same package, both components have been torn down and analyzed by System Plus Consulting, revealing their main characteristics. Based on this teardown analysis, Knowmade has identified the closest patents to these technologies and described the main proprietary features.


THIS REPORT'S METHODOLOGY

To reveal the main features of the Apple iPhone X's proximity sensor and flood illuminator, Knowmade has analyzed the patent portfolios of STMicroelectronics, Lumentum, and Philips. For each player, Knowmade has performed:

  • A selection of relevant and related patents
  • A global IP analysis in order to understand each player's IP strategy and position
  • A deep analysis of patents related to the Apple iPhone X product

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THIS REPORT'S MAIN ASSETS

Identify the IP players involved in manufacturing the Apple iPhone X's proximity sensor and flood illuminator

Understand these players' strategy and position in the IP landscape

From STMicroelectronics' patent portfolio to Lumentum's VCSEL-focused portfolio, more than 500 inventions related to ToF sensors and VCSEL have been identified. A global IP analysis allows us to understand the position of each player by positioning their patents within their IP competitive landscape and highlighting their actual IP dynamic regarding patent publication and geographic coverage.

Analyzing IP players' product-related patents

This report provides an understanding of the key features asserted by the patents of STMicroelectronics, Lumentum, and Philips. Each patent related to the Apple iPhone X's sensor is detailed. Main characteristics and their impact on the manufacturing process, device performance, cost, etc. are highlighted too.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Market trends
  • Scope of the report
  • Key features of the report
  • Related reports
  • Company profiles

METHODOLOGY

  • Teardown analysis and patent mapping
  • Search equations
  • Patent database and tools
  • Terminology for patent analysis

TEAR DOWN

PATENT LANDSCAPE OVERVIEW

  • SIMicroelectronics IP portfolio
    • Time evolution of patent publications
    • Patent distribution by legal status
    • Mapping of granted patents and pending applications
    • Patent citations analysis
  • Philips IP portfolio
    • Time evolution of patent publications
    • Patent distribution by legal status
    • Mapping of granted patents and pending applications
    • Patent citations analysis
  • Lumentum IP portfolio
    • Time evolution of patent publications
    • Patent distribution by legal status
    • Mapping of granted patents and pending applications
    • Patent citations analysis

PATENT-TO-PRODUCT MAPPING

  • Packaging
  • SPAD detector
  • VCSEL for proximity sensor
  • VCSEL for flood illuminator

CONCLUSION

KNOWMADE PRESENTATION

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