Apple Patents

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets smartphones, tablets and personal computers, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac. It also produces the iPod, Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as the operating systems and applications that support these devices. The company also sells digital content and applications through its iTunes Store, App Store, Mac App Store, iBooks Store and Apple Music.

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  • 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: 11329519
    Abstract: An inductive power transmitter 2 comprising: at least one power transmitting coil 7 configured to generate an inductive power transfer (IPT) field, and an object detection (OD) system 200 configured to detect the presence of an object based on a change in energy decay or change in resonant frequency of a resonant circuit integrated with or coupled to the transmitting coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 11329827
    Abstract: A method of unlocking a second device using a first device is disclosed. The method can include: the first device pairing with the second device; establishing a trusted relationship with the second device; authenticating the first device using a device key; receiving a secret key from the second device; receiving a user input from an input/output device; and transmitting the received secret key to the second device to unlock the second device in response to receiving the user input, wherein establishing a trusted relationship with the second device comprises using a key generated from a hardware key associated with the first device to authenticate the device key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad Sauerwald, Alexander Ledwith, John Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal, Wade Benson, Gregory Novick, Noah Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 11325491
    Abstract: A charging station for an electric vehicle includes a passive alignment mechanism that includes a longitudinal translation stage that allows motion in a longitudinal direction, a charging plug connected to the passive alignment mechanism, and a releasable connector. The releasable connector resists motion of the longitudinal translation stage in a connected position when a magnitude of an external force applied in the longitudinal direction is below a threshold. The releasable connector moves from the connected position to a released position to allow motion of the longitudinal translation stage when the magnitude of the external force applied in the longitudinal direction is above the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew M. Torok, Foster D. Collins, William M. Price
  • Patent number: 11330296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operational efficiency of a video encoding system used to encode image data are provided. In embodiments, a video encoding system includes image processing circuitry configured to receive source image data and derive full-resolution image data and low-resolution image data from the source image data. The video encoding system also includes a low resolution pipeline configured to receive the low-resolution image data and determine one or more low resolution inter prediction modes based on the low-resolution image data. Furthermore, the video encoding system includes a main pipeline configured to encode the full-resolution image data based on the one or more low resolution inter prediction modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Côté, Athanasios Leontaris, Muge Wang
  • Patent number: 11329801
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for generating and utilizing improved initialization vectors (IVs) when performing encryption and authentication in wireless communications. In some scenarios, a wireless communication device may generate one or more pseudorandom multi-bit values, e.g., using a respective plurality of key derivation functions (KDFs). A first portion of each value may be used as a respective key for encryption or authentication of traffic on the user plane or the control plane. A second portion of each value may be used as a nonce value in a respective IV for use with a respective key for encryption or authentication of traffic on the user plane or the control plane. In some scenarios, the nonce values may instead be generated as part of an additional pseudorandom value (e.g., by executing an additional KDF), from which all of the IVs may be drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dawei Zhang, Fangli Xu, Haijing Hu, Huarui Liang, Lijia Zhang, Robert K. Kitchens, Samuel D. Post, Shu Guo, Xiangying Yang, Yannick L. Sierra, Yuqin Chen
  • Patent number: 11327648
    Abstract: While displaying a user interface that includes a plurality of application icons, a first input is detected on a first application icon associated with a first application. If the first input meets application-launching criteria which require that the first input has ended without having met a first input threshold, the first application is launched in response to the first input. If the first input meets menu-presentation criteria which require that the first input meets the first input threshold before an end of the input is detected, a contextual content object and a respective affordance that is associated with the contextual content object are concurrently displayed in response to the first input. The contextual content object includes contextually selected content automatically selected from the first application. The respective affordance, when activated, is configured to add the contextual content object to a user interface that includes information for multiple applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss
  • Patent number: 11327787
    Abstract: Techniques for linking managed object (MO) operations and lifecycle operations associated with VNFs (Virtual Network Functions) are discussed. In various actions, MO operations can trigger associated lifecycle operations, or lifecycle operations can trigger associated MO operations. In some aspects, MO instance creation by an EM (Element Manager) can trigger associated VNF instantiation by a VNFM (VNF Manager), or vice versa. In the same or other aspects, MO instance deletion by an EM can trigger termination of an associated VNF by a VNFM, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Patent number: 11328456
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method includes: while causing presentation of video content having a current plot setting, receiving a user input indicating a request to explore the current plot setting; obtaining synthesized reality (SR) content associated with the current plot setting in response to receiving the user input; causing presentation of the SR content associated with the current plot setting; receiving one or more user interactions with the SR content; and adjusting the presentation of the SR content in response to receiving the one or more user interactions with the SR content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ian M. Richter, Daniel Ulbricht, Jean-Daniel E. Nahmias, Omar Elafifi, Peter Meier
  • Patent number: 11327896
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for storing and accessing sparse data is disclosed. A sparse array circuit may receive information indicative of a request to perform a read operation on a memory circuit that includes multiple banks. The sparse array circuit may compare an address included in the received information to multiple entries that correspond to address locations in the memory circuit that store sparse data. In response to a determination that that the address matches a particular entry, the sparse array may generate one or more control signals that may disable the read operation, and cause a data control circuit to transmits the sparse data pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Seningen, Ben D. Jarrett, Edward M. McCombs, Greg M. Hess
  • Patent number: 11328497
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of intermingling stereoscopic and conforming virtual content to a bounded surface is performed at a device that includes one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and one or more displays. The method includes displaying a bounded surface within a native user computer-generated reality (CGR) environment, wherein the bounded surface is displayed based on a first set of world coordinates characterizing the native user CGR environment. The method further includes displaying a first stereoscopic virtual object within a perimeter of a first side of the bounded surface, wherein the first stereoscopic virtual object is displayed in accordance with a second set of world coordinates that is different from the first set of world coordinates characterizing the native user CGR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Clement P. Boissiere, Samuel L. Iglesias, Timothy Robert Oriol, Adam Michael O'Hern
  • Patent number: 11327237
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and a display. The housing defines an interior cavity and includes an optically-transmissive housing component. The display is disposed in the interior cavity and is viewable through the optically-transmissive housing component. An optoelectronic component is disposed in the interior cavity. An optical fiber extends between a first end positioned adjacent the optoelectronic component and a second end positioned adjacent the optically-transmissive housing component. The optical fiber defines a non-linear optical path between the first end and the second end. At least a portion of the optical fiber is laterally offset from a lateral edge of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tong Chen, Mark T. Winkler, Michael K. McCord, Tingjun Xu, Xianwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 11329696
    Abstract: A wireless power system has a wireless power transmitting device and a wireless power receiving device. The devices in the wireless power system may communicate using in-band communication. The wireless power transmitting device may transmit data to the wireless power receiving device using frequency-shift keying (FSK) modulation. The wireless power receiving device may transmit data to the wireless power transmitting device using amplitude-shift keying (ASK) modulation. While transmitting data to the wireless power receiving device using FSK modulation, the wireless power transmitting device may monitor for ASK modulation from the wireless power receiving device. In response to detecting the ASK modulation from the wireless power receiving device, the wireless power transmitting device may abort the FSK data transmission and process the detected ASK modulation to receive data from the wireless power receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Louis, Zaid A. AbuKhalaf
  • Patent number: 11330182
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a damper arrangement that may be used to dampen motions of a dynamic component. In some embodiments, the damper arrangement may be used in a camera module that includes a stationary component and a dynamic component. For instance, the dynamic component may hold a lens such that the lens moves together with the dynamic component. In various examples, the damper arrangement may include an interface member that extends from the stationary component or the dynamic component to at least partially into a viscoelastic material within a pocket configured in the stationary component, the dynamic component, or both. The interface member may be configured to traverse within the viscoelastic material to dampen motion of the dynamic component, for example, during operation of a lens actuator to move the dynamic component along an optical axis of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Xu, Qiang Yang, Yoshiyuki Takase, Aurelien R. Hubert
  • Patent number: 11330538
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to reporting channel state information (CSI) when synchronization state is altered. In some embodiments, a UE starts a timing alignment timer (TAT) in response to a time alignment command (TAC) from a cellular network for one or more serving cells. In some embodiments, the UE stores a configuration for a semi-persistent (SP) channel state information (CSI) report for the apparatus over a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). In some embodiments, the UE activates the SP-CSI report based on downlink control information (DCI) from the network. In some embodiments, the UE transmits one or more SP-CSI reports according to the configuration. In some embodiments, in response to expiration of the TAT, the UE deactivates all active stored configurations of SP-CSI reports that use the PUSCH and that correspond to the one or more serving cells. In some embodiments, this may avoid collisions with PUSCH transmissions from other UEs, e.g., when the UE returns to an in-sync state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuqin Chen, Haijing Hu, Fangli Xu, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11328352
    Abstract: In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for provisioning an electronic device with an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing usage information of an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing visual feedback on a representation of an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing the tracking of a category are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing a transfer of items are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing an authentication credential connected with an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for activating a physical account object are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing balance transfers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Michael Artemiw, Alan C. Dye, Jarad M. Fisher, Richard W. Heard, Christine Franco, Pedro Mari, Mischa McLachlan, Aaron Melim, Ashish C. Nagre, Glen W. Steele, Akila Suresh
  • Patent number: 11330708
    Abstract: An electronic device may include electrical components and other components mounted within an interior of a housing. The device may have a display on a front face of the device and may have a glass layer that forms part of the housing on a rear face of the device. The glass layer may be provided with regions having different appearances. The regions may be textured, may have coatings such as thin-film interference filter coatings formed from stacks of dielectric material having alternating indices of refraction, may have metal coating layers, and/or may have ink coating layers. Textured surfaces may be formed on thin glass layers and polymer films that are coupled to the glass layer. A glass layer may be formed from a pair of coupled glass layers. The coupled layers may have one or more recesses or other structures to visually distinguish different regions of the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Prest, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11325860
    Abstract: A colored sapphire material and methods for coloring sapphire material using lasers are disclosed. The method for coloring the sapphire material may include positioning the sapphire material over an opaque substrate material, exposing the opaque substrate material to a laser beam passing through the sapphire material to impact the substrate material, and inducing a chemical change in a portion of the sapphire material exposed to the laser beam. The method may also include creating a visible color in the portion of the sapphire material as a result of the chemical change. The colored sapphire material may include a first transparent portion, and a second, colored portion substantially surrounded by the first portion. The second, colored portion may have a chemical composition different than that of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael M. Li, Christopher R. Fagan, Anubhav Prasad
  • Patent number: 11327650
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to context-specific user interfaces. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an electronic device that includes a user interface having a collection of complications. In some embodiments, a watch user interface is displayed on a display, the watch user interface including an analog clock face area and one or more complications having metrics related to data from an application. In some embodiments, one of the complications is replaced with another complication in response to a sequence of one or more inputs that correspond to a request to add a complication to the watch face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Jonathan P. Ive, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Wilson, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Patent number: 11328481
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein generate a mesh representing the surfaces in a physical environment. The mesh is generated using multi-resolution voxels based on detected depth information, e.g., from a depth camera. The techniques may use multiple hash tables to store the multi-resolution voxel data. For example, the hash tables may store each voxel's 3D position and a truncated signed distance field (TSDF) value corresponding to each voxels' distance to a nearest surface. Each of the multiple hash tables may include data corresponding to a different level of resolution and those resolutions may depend upon distance/noise or other factors. For example, voxels close to a depth camera may have a finer resolution and smaller size compared to voxels that are further from the depth camera. Techniques disclosed herein may involve using a meshing algorithm that combines multi-resolution voxel information stored in multiple hash tables to generate a single mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Maxime Meilland, Andrew Predoehl, Kyle L. Simek, Ming Chuang, Pedro A. Pinies Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20220137625
    Abstract: Signals usable to determine a path of a vehicle towards a particular stopping point in a vicinity of a destination are detected from an individual authorized to provide guidance with respect to movements of the vehicle. Based at least in part on the signals and a data set pertaining to the external environment of the vehicle, one or more vehicular movements to be implemented to proceed along the path are identified. A directive is transmitted to a motion control subsystem of the vehicle to initiate one of the vehicular movements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Herz, Sawyer I. Cohen, Samuel B. Gooch, Wolf Kienzle, Karlin Y. Bark, Jack J. Wanderman
  • Publication number: 20220137177
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for utilizing a hybrid of ultra-wideband (UWB) and narrowband (NB) signaling to provide more efficient operating range and operating efficiency. In one example, a first subsystem of a first device may determine parameter data for a ranging round (e.g., UWB and/or NB-assisted (NBA) UWB multi-millisecond (MMS) ranging), and transmit the parameter data to a second subsystem of the first device. The parameter data may indicate a first time associated with a first time domain for performing ranging. The second subsystem may determine a second time based on the first time, whereby the second time is associated with a second time domain for performing NB signaling (e.g., via a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol). The first device may transmit via an NB signal an advertisement packet that indicates the second time. The first device may then initiate the ranging round at the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim S. Hammerschmidt, Santhoshkumar Mani, Eren Sasoglu
  • Publication number: 20220141738
    Abstract: Some embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for applying mobility robustness optimization (MRO) and automatic network slice creation in 5G Self-Organizing Networks (SON). A network system may identify user equipment (UE) performing a handover from a first node to a second node. The network system may apply a MRO function to identify a target parameter corresponding to the handover. The network system may monitor connection measurements and/or radio link failure reports to identify the handover as failing to meet the target parameter. The network system may then modify the target parameter to facilitate the handover to the second node. For the automatic creation of a network slice instance (NSI), a network system may receive network slice specifications and apply the specifications to an automatic NSI creation function. The network system may instantiate network functions according to the automatic NSI creation function to create an NSI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joey CHOU, Yizhi YAO
  • 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: D951226
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brunner, Christopher Kuh
  • Patent number: D951234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Marine C. Bataille, Jeremy Bataillou, Markus Diebel, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Julian Jaede, Duncan Robert Kerr, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Sung-Ho Tan, Clement Tissandier, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D951235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 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: D951246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Molly Anderson, Bartley K. Andre, Shota Aoyagi, Anthony Michael Ashcroft, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Hoenig, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Benjamin Andrew Shaffer, Mikael Silvanto, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D951268
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D951269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Baumann, Richard Dellinger, Angela Guzman Suarez, Raymond Sepulveda
  • 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
  • Patent number: D951287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo F. Caro, Dmitri Cavander, Matthew Wagner Crowley, Charmian Naguit
  • Patent number: D951288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Park