Apple's ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED IN CERAMIC MATERIAL
The first three claims of Apple's application ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED IN CERAMIC MATERIAL
1. An electronic device, comprising: a housing; a cover glass affixed to the housing; and an electronic component embedded within the cover glass.
2. The electronic device of claim 1, wherein: a trench is defined within the cover glass; the electronic component is located within the trench; and a retention element occupies a remainder of the trench, thereby embedding the electronic component with the cover glass.
3. The electronic device of claim 2, wherein: the cover glass is formed from sapphire; and the retention element is formed from one of sapphire or alumina.
4. The electronic device of claim 3, wherein the retention element is molecularly bonded to the cover glass.