Christmas came early for Apple, as the company was awarded more than 40 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, including one covering a system for compositing an augmented reality construct based on image recognition.

The patent (US 9,824,495) covers a system for capturing a real-world image, detecting an object in that image, “geometrically reconstructing” a virtual representation of that object, and then placing that virtual object in the real-world view as an AR object. Various methods and applications for this system are described in the patent documentation. For… more

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