US Patent No. 11,109,797

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN INTEGRATED BIO-SENSOR


Patent No. 11,109,797
Issue Date September 07, 2021
Title Portable Electronic Device Having An Integrated Bio-sensor
Inventorship Qiliang Xu, Livermore, CA (US)
Richard G. Huizar, Sunnyvale, CA (US)
Assignee Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,109,797


1. A portable electronic device, comprising:an upper enclosure;
a display positioned within the upper enclosure;
a lower enclosure pivotally coupled to the upper enclosure and comprising:a translucent layer defining an external surface; and
an opaque layer coupled to the translucent layer and defining an array of micro-perforations;

a keyboard positioned within the lower enclosure;
a bio-sensor positioned within the lower enclosure below the array of micro-perforations and comprising:a light source operable to transmit light through the array of micro-perforations into a body part of a user; and
a light receiver operable to receive reflected light from the body part of the user; and

a processing unit, communicably coupled to the light receiver and operable to determine a health metric based on the reflected light.