Patents Assigned to Apple, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20240172018
    Abstract: Some aspects include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for radio resource management measurement prioritization for reduced capacity (RedCap) user equipment (UE). A RedCap UE may be use Half-Duplex Frequency Division Duplex (HD-FDD) for wireless communications. When performing communications with a network, the RedCap UE may make several measurements, including Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP), Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (SINR), and Reference Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) measurements. To obtain these measurements, the RedCap UE may measure Synchronization Signal Block (SSB), Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI), and/or Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) symbols. Difficulties may arise when a RedCap UE's serving cell signal timing is not synchronized with a neighboring cell. The RedCap UE may be configured to prioritize measurements over uplink transmissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jie CUI, Hong HE, Yang TANG, Qiming LI, Xiang CHEN, Manasa RAGHAVAN, Dawei ZHANG, Huaning NIU, Chunxuan YE, Haitong SUN
  • Publication number: 20240169481
    Abstract: Embodiments ralte to a multi-mode demosaicing circuit able to receive and demosaic image data in a different raw image formats, such as Bayer raw image format and Quad Bayer raw image format. The multi-mode demosaicing circuit demosaics Quad Bayer image data by interpolating a green channel of the image data along each of a plurality of directions, generating a gradient of the image data along each of the plurality of directions, modifying the interpolated green channels based on respective gradients to generate full-resolution green channel image data, which is combined with red and blue image data to generate the demosaiced image data. Interpolation is performed for non-green pixels based on neighboring green pixels along a specified direction, modified by a residual value based upon valued of one or more nearby same-color pixels and a correlation between values of the same color pixels and neighboring green pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sarvesh SWAMI, David R. POPE, Sheng LIN, Amnon D. SILVERSTEIN
  • Publication number: 20240171891
    Abstract: A low-profile earbud is disclosed that sits securely within an ear of a user. The earbud includes a protruding portion that passes through a channel defined by the tragus and anti-tragus of the ear. In some embodiments, the protruding portion can take the form of a cable configured to supply power and transfer data to the earbud. In some embodiments, the protruding portion can provide additional space for electrical components and sensors supporting the earbud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Glenn K. Trainer, Scott C. Grinker, Ethan L. Huwe, Craig M. Stanley
  • Patent number: 11991571
    Abstract: An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) includes processing circuitry, where to configure the UE for conditional handover between a source base station (SBS) and a target base station (TBS) in a wireless network, the processing circuitry is to decode measurement configuration information from the SBS. The measurement configuration information indicating a measurement event and a first threshold associated with the measurement event to trigger measurement reporting. A measurement report is encoded for transmission to the SBS, the measurement report triggered based on the first threshold. RRC signaling is received from the SBS. The RRC signaling includes a conditional handover command indicating a second threshold for the measurement event, the second threshold being higher than the first threshold. A handover from the SBS to the TBS is performed based on the conditional handover command after detecting that the measurement event satisfies the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Candy Yiu
  • Patent number: 11986322
    Abstract: A device for determining a heart rate of a user has a PPG sensor and an accelerometer to compensate for acceleration artifacts within the PPG signal. The device transforms time domain PPG and accelerometer signals into the frequency domain using a Fourier transformation and utilizes the Fourier coefficient magnitudes as indicative of the probability of candidate heart rate values. Candidate heart rate values are determined at sampling times over a time interval and a most probable heart rate path during the time interval is determined using a reward/penalty algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ehsan Maani, Daniel J. Culbert, Ian R. Shapiro
  • Patent number: 11991566
    Abstract: A device implementing the subject technology may include at least one processor configured to transmit an allocation request requesting allocation of a group communication session with a plurality of devices and receive an allocation response in response to the allocation request, the allocation response including credential information for the device to use to join the group communication session. The at least one processor may be further configured to transmit an allocation bind request with the credential information to join the group communication session using the credential information and receive an allocation bind success response in response to the allocation bind request, the allocation bind success response indicating that the device has joined the group communication session. The at least one processor may be further configured to provide a join notification to the plurality of devices via an intermediary device to notify that the device has joined the group communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe S. Abuan, Ian J. Baird, Xiaosong Zhou, Christopher M. Garrido, Dazhong Zhang, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Yan Yang, Patrick Miauton, Eric L. Chien, Berkat S. Tung, Karthick Santhanam
  • Patent number: 11988995
    Abstract: An electronic device has a housing and a rotatable and translatable input mechanism. The housing has an aperture and the rotatable and translatable input mechanism has a shaft positioned at least partially within the aperture and a manipulation structure coupled to the shaft. The manipulation structure may be manipulated to rotationally and translationally move the shaft to provide rotational and translational input to the electronic device. A compressible seal is positioned in a gap between the housing and the rotatable and translatable input mechanism. The compressible seal may resist and/or prevent passage of contaminants into the aperture and/or obscure one or more internal components. The compressible seal may be configured to collapse or bend when the rotatable and translatable member translates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Colin M. Ely
  • Patent number: 11991771
    Abstract: Inter-cell mobility may include decoding a first radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message received from a first cell. The first RRC reconfiguration message may comprise a first portion of configuration information for performing a cell change to a second cell. A cell change message received from the first cell may be decoded. The cell change message may indicate that a cell change to the second cell is to be performed. A cell change acknowledgment may be encoded for transmission to the second cell. A second RRC reconfiguration message received from the second cell may be decoded. The second RRC reconfiguration message may comprise a second portion of configuration information for performing the cell change to the second cell. The second portion of configuration information may comprise a remaining portion of configuration information to perform the cell change to the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fangli Xu, Chunhai Yao, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Qiming Li, Wei Zeng, Yang Tang, Yuqin Chen, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11991808
    Abstract: An electronic device may be operated in ambient light. The electronic device may have a color ambient light sensor that is configured to produce color ambient light sensor data based on the ambient light. The electronic device may also have a flicker sensor that has a faster response time than the color ambient light sensor and that is used in detecting dynamic changes in the ambient light. Control circuitry in the electronic device may analyze flicker sensor data to identify the number of light sources producing the ambient light. The control circuitry may apply a frequency transform to the flicker sensor data or make measurements with the flicker sensor in multiple directions. Based on this information, the control circuitry may identify the number of light sources and may use this information in retrieving an ambient light spectrum associated with the ambient light using the color ambient light sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Po-Chieh Hung, Serhan O. Isikman
  • Patent number: 11986318
    Abstract: A wearable consumer electronic product includes at least a housing arranged to carry operational components comprising a processor and a band having a pliable band body and a securing means arranged to secure the band body to the housing. In one embodiment, the pliable band body has a size and shape suitable for wrapping around an individual appendage and that includes an opening that leads to a cavity within the band body suitable for accumulating an amount of water and a band sensor embedded within the band body in communication with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Cardinali, William C. Lukens, Katherine E. Tong, Trevor J. Ness
  • Patent number: 11987097
    Abstract: A system includes a heat-generating component, a heat-absorbing component, a liquid coolant reservoir for receiving and distributing a liquid coolant, a first liquid loop, and a second liquid loop. The first liquid loop is connected to the liquid coolant reservoir and includes a first valve to control recirculation or return of the liquid coolant to the liquid coolant reservoir. The second liquid loop is connected to the liquid coolant reservoir and includes a second valve downstream from the second functional component to control recirculation or return of the liquid coolant to the liquid coolant reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vincent G. Johnston, Damjan Puljic, Kegan J. Connick, Anup M. Vader
  • Patent number: 11987203
    Abstract: A restraint system includes a restraint, an anchor coupled to the restraint and movable along an anchor guide, an anchor energy-absorbing (EA) device configured to control movement of the anchor along the anchor guide, and a controller that includes a processor configured to receive information indicative of an imminent event, receive information indicative of a recline angle being above a recline threshold, and send a command to enable the anchor to move along the anchor guide under control of the anchor EA device based on the information indicative of the imminent event and the recline angle being above the recline threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Arturo Llamazares Domper, Nathaniel J. Dennis, Alexander M. Zoellner
  • Patent number: 11988523
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to using a medial axis of an overlap or gap to assign portions of the gap or overlap to adjacent polygons. For example, a computer system may identify a subject polygon defined by a first polygon and a second polygon. The computer system may determine a plurality of line segments within the subject polygon and that define a medial axis of the subject polygon. The computer system may assign a first face of the plurality of faces to the first polygon. The computer system may update a first boundary of the first polygon to include a first face area corresponding to the first face. The computer system may cause rendering, on a display, of a map view that includes the updated first boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santanu Bhowmick, Gianluca Donato, Joseph B. Wearing
  • Patent number: 11988524
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to adjust sets of bounded polygons in a predictable and automated manner. For example, a computer system may access a first set of polygons of a first type and a set of polylines of a second type. The computer system may group polygons from the first set of polygons into face groups. The computer system may determine that a first face group is anomalous based on a perimeter of the first polygon and first property of a first polyline of the set of polylines. The computer system may, for the first face group, compute a set of push vectors and apply the set of push vectors to the first face group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santanu Bhowmick, Gianluca Donato
  • Patent number: 11989826
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for navigating a three-dimensional model using deterministic movement of an electronic device. An electronic device can load and provide an initial display of a three dimensional model (e.g., of an environment or of an object). As the user moves the electronic device, motion sensing components can detect the device movement and adjust the displayed portion of the three-dimensional model to reflect the movement of the device. By walking with the device in the user's real environment, a user can virtually navigate a representation of a three-dimensional environment. In some embodiments, a user can record an object or environment using an electronic device, and tag the recorded im and orientation of the programmable device relative to the three-dimensional object at the first time responsive to detection of movement ages or video with movement information describing the movement of the device during the recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Tsai, Andrew Just, Brandon Harris
  • Patent number: D1027940
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Abidur Rahman Chowdhury, Clara Geneviève Marine Courtaigne, Markus Diebel, Alexandre B. Girard, Jonathan Gomez Garcia, M. Evans Hankey, Anne-Marie Heck, Moises Hernandez Hernandez, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Kainoa Kwon-Perez, Nicolas Pedro Lylyk, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang
  • Patent number: D1027950
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Abidur Rahman Chowdhury, Clara Geneviève Marine Courtaigne, Markus Diebel, Jonathan Gomez Garcia, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Joe Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang
  • Patent number: D1027981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Capela, Gary William Gehiere, Alexander Charles MacLean, Ryan Olshavsky, Evan Torchin
  • Patent number: D1027986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin James Crick, Richard R. Dellinger, YunJae Kim, Eileen Y. Lee, Joseph Mark Willoughby Luxton, Shedrick Turner
  • Patent number: D1027991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Lyons, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson