Patents Assigned to Apple, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20220146271
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a map application that identities a transit mute that includes one or more transit legs between a starting location and a destination location. In response to a request to shirt navigating the identified transit route, the map application of some embodiments provides a first display area for displaying a set of navigation instructions, each of which describes a transit maneuver that is associated with a transit leg of the transit route. The map application also provides a second display area for displaying a map region presentation associated with the navigation instruction that is displayed in the first display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Usama M. Hajj, Marcel Van Os, Brian Andrich, Ian Leighton, Justin O'Beirne, David Hodge, Eleanor Cady Wachsman, Nathaniel V. Kelso, Aaron A. Reiner, Christine B. McGavran, Wesley Yue, Eric L. Grundstrom
  • Publication number: 20220149918
    Abstract: Some embodiments of this disclosure include systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media for use in a wireless network for configuring and implementing secondary cell beam failure recovery procedures. For example, some embodiments are directed to a user equipment (UE) that includes radio front end circuitry and processor circuitry coupled to the radio front end circuitry. The processor circuitry can be configured to detect that a first beam associated with a secondary cell (SCell) is misaligned. The first beam is associated with a first reference signal (RS). The processor circuitry can further be configured to configure a beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure for the SCell and perform the BFR procedure to replace the first beam with a second beam, wherein the second beam is associated with the SCell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Honglei MIAO
  • Publication number: 20220150809
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to selecting a Local Management Function (LMF) in a wireless communication network, a next generation Radio Access Network (NG-RAN) acquires a capability from a user equipment (UE), the capability indicating whether the UE is capable of supporting LMF in Radio Access Network (RAN). An access and mobility management function (AMF) is then notified whether the UE is capable of supporting LMF in RAN. An LMF selection is then received from the AMF. Then a response is transmitted to the UE based on the received LMF selection, the response indicating whether a positioning procedure to be carried out by the UE is based on LMF in RAN. In this manner, the capabilities of the UE are taken into consideration when selecting an LMF for a positioning procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yi GUO, Sudeep PALAT, Alexey KHORYAEV
  • Publication number: 20220150950
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for communicating in a wireless network based on a prioritization status. User equipment can receive a first signal that includes an indicator. The UE can determine a prioritization status for a second signal based on the prioritization indicator. The UE can communicate, with one or more radio access networks (RANs) of a network, the second signal, where the timeline of the second signal can be out of order respective of other signals communicated by the UE and the wireless network. The second signal can include data transmitted by an ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) service. The UE can communicate the second signal out of order with respect to one or more additional signals. The UE, based on the indicator, can communicate hybrid automated repeat request (HARQ) feedback before a HARQ feedback timeline of a non-urgent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Toufiqul ISLAM, Debdeep CHATTERJEE, Sergey PANTELEEV, Fatemeh HAMIDI-SEPEHR, Gang XIONG
  • Publication number: 20220150973
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media for use in a wireless network for facilitating radio access synchronization. The method includes receiving, from a user equipment (UE) a message having a media access control (MAC) control element (CE) format and comprising a MAC protocol data unit (PDU) structure, the message being formed by multiplexing one or more MAC service data units (SDUs). The method further includes generating a response message to the received message by multiplexing a MAC random access response (RAR) with one or more MAC SDUs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seau S. LIM, Yujian ZHANG, Anthony LEE, Youn Hyoung HEO, Gang XIONG, Sudeep PALAT
  • Patent number: 11326763
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for fabricating light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that include polarizing or wavefront-altering optical components are described in which additional optical components are added to the LED package to filter or modify the polarization of the emitted photons. Packaged LEDs that include polarizing or wavefront-altering optical components are also described. The packaged LEDs may emit infrared light that is polarized or otherwise altered by the optical components added during the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keenan Molner, Qiong Huang, Emanuele Mandelli, Edward A. Valko, Martin Haller, Tom Sengelaub
  • Patent number: 11330569
    Abstract: Embodiments for determining that a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource and a second PUCCH resource at least partially overlap are provided. The first PUCCH resource has a payload of a first size carrying a first uplink control information (UCI) in a first format, and the second PUCCH resource has a payload of a second size carrying a second UCI in a second format. Furthermore, the first UCI and the second UCI are multiplexed to form a combined payload to be carried by the first PUCCH resource in the first format or by the second PUCCH resource in the second format. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lopamudra Kundu, Gang Xiong, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 11330354
    Abstract: This disclosure includes several different features suitable for use in circumaural and supra-aural headphones designs. Designs that reduce the size of headphones and allow for small form-factor storage configurations are discussed. User convenience features that include synchronizing earpiece stem positions and automatically detecting the orientation of the headphones on a user's head are also discussed. Various power-saving features, design features, sensor configurations and user comfort features are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Christopher J. Stringer, Daniel R. Bloom, Michael E. Leclerc, David H. Narajowski, Kristopher P. Laurent, Daniele de Iuliis, Markus Diebel, Sung-Ho Tan
  • Patent number: 11327634
    Abstract: Context-specific user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, provide, inter alia, indications of time and, optionally, a variety of additional information. A user interface screen including a current time indicator and a first platter is displayed. The first platter is at a first position, is associated with a first application, and displays a first set of information obtained from the first application. The first set of information relates to a first temporal context of the current day. In response to detecting a user input, the first platter is displayed at a second position and a second platter is displayed at the first position. The second platter is associated with a second application and displays a second set of information obtained from the second application. The second set of information relates to a second temporal context of the current day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni M. Agnoli, Kevin Will Chen, David Schimon, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11330351
    Abstract: A portable electronic device can include a housing defining an aperture and a display positioned in the aperture. The display and the housing can define an internal volume and a speaker assembly can be positioned in the internal volume. The speaker assembly can include a speaker enclosure sealed to the housing within the internal volume, the speaker enclosure and the housing defining a speaker volume, and a speaker module in fluid communication with the speaker volume, the speaker module including a diaphragm positioned at an aperture defined by the speaker volume, the diaphragm defining multiple ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephanie Y. Su, Brittany Judoprasetijo, Andrew Deng, Dale Setlak, Carli E. Oster, Melody L. Kuna, Andrew W. Joyce, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 11327640
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in display of an electronic device. A client application can create a data object according to a template to efficiently select how the data object is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the electronic device can receive new data and determine which template to use. The data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 11330184
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for displaying representations of media (an image, video).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Behkish J. Manzari, Graham R. Clarke, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Samir Gehani, Teun R. Baar
  • Patent number: 11330241
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for focusing in virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) devices based on gaze tracking information are described. Embodiments of a VR/AR head-mounted display (HMD) may include a gaze tracking system for detecting position and movement of the user's eyes. For AR applications, gaze tracking information may be used to direct external cameras to focus in the direction of the user's gaze so that the cameras focus on objects at which the user is looking. For AR or VR applications, the gaze tracking information may be used to adjust the focus of the eye lenses so that the virtual content that the user is currently looking at on the display has the proper vergence to match the convergence of the user's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: D. Amnon Silverstein
  • Patent number: 11327273
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein include techniques for maintaining multiple cameras in focus on same objects and/or at same distances. In some examples, a subordinate camera may be configured to focus based on the focus of a primary camera. For instance, a focus relationship between the primary camera and the subordinate camera may be determined. The focus relationship may characterize the trajectory of the lens position of the subordinate camera with respect to the lens position of the primary camera. In various examples, the focus relationship may be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Baer, Andrew David Fernandez, Santiago Alban
  • Patent number: 11330668
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a user equipment device (UE) to perform methods for Fifth Generation New Radio (5G NR) frequency range two (FR2) based communications beam management. The UE may configure, via communications with a base station, serving the UE, a group ID for PUCCH resources within a group of PUCCHs, e.g., for FR2 based communications. The UE may receive, from the base station, an update to one or more PUCCH resources within the group of PUCCHs via a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) that may include one of a resource ID indicating an update to a PUCCH resource or the group ID to update the group of PUCCH resources. The UE may update, based on the MAC-CE, the one or more PUCCH resources within the group of PUCCHs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Haitong Sun, Dawei Zhang, Hong He, Jia Tang, Pengkai Zhao, Tianyan Pu, Wei Zeng, Wei Zhang, Yuchul Kim, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11327300
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein include optical aberration control for a camera system. Such a camera system may implement optical aberration control, e.g., by combining one or more variable focus devices with one or more actuators (e.g., a voice coil motor actuator) for moving a lens stack of the camera system to provide autofocus (AF) and/or optical image stabilization (OIS) functionality. A variable focus device may have variable optical power to achieve AF, OIS, and/or introduce optical aberrations such as spherical aberration. In some implementations, the variable focus device may be driven to introduce optical aberrations, and the actuator for moving the lens stack may be driven to compensate for the optical power from the variable focus device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Gross
  • Patent number: 11327316
    Abstract: A head-mountable device can provide an optical module that removes particles from an optical pathway and captures the particles so they do not interfere with the user's view of and/or through optical elements. For example, the display element and/or another optical element can be moved in a manner that releases particles on a viewing surface thereof. The optical module can include a particle retention element that securely retains the particles so that they remain outside of the optical pathway. Such particle removal and retention can improve and maintain the quality of a user's visual experience via the optical module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan S. Marić, Devin M. Zettler, Jan K. Quijalvo, David S. Gragnolati, Jia Tao
  • Patent number: 11327561
    Abstract: An apparatus for image viewing and eye tracking in virtual or mixed reality systems that includes two or more display panels (e.g., a top display panel and a bottom display panel) for each eye with left and right prisms located between the display panels and the user's eyes. S- and P-polarizing filters are located between the display panels and first and second surfaces of the prism. For each eye, the polarized light from the top and bottom display panels is redirected by a respective prism to form exit pupils for top and bottom images at a plane at or near the eye. At least one eye-tracking camera is located in front of each prism and between the top and bottom display panels so that the cameras have a direct or near-direct view of the user's eyes through the eyepieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Saito, Yoshikazu Shinohara
  • Patent number: D951204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D951271
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Coffman, Christopher P. Foss, Andrew S. Kim, Jeffrey Dustin Tanner