Patents by Inventor Ahmad Al-Dahle

Ahmad Al-Dahle has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20190268714
    Abstract: A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless, data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 10285000
    Abstract: A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 10247816
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a method for determining a road vehicle velocity and slip angle. The current disclosure presents a technique for identifying a vehicle's velocity and slip angle, in the vehicle's coordinate frame. In one embodiment, two or more sensors are orthogonally located on the underside of the vehicle in order to obtain longitudinal and lateral velocity information for slip angle determination. In another embodiment, the two or more sensors can include an array of elements for beam steering and receiver beamforming. Spatial diversity is leveraged in identifying at least a slip angle and/or velocity of the vehicle. Doppler mapping is used as a means for slip angle determination and the clutter ridge of the Doppler map is embraced for identifying the slip angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel M. Hoffmann, Christopher D. Gadda, David A. Stronks, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Gregory E. Rogers
  • Publication number: 20190087051
    Abstract: A self-capacitive touch sensor panel configured to have a portion of both the touch and display functionality integrated into a common layer is provided. The touch sensor panel includes a layer with circuit elements that can switchably operate as both touch circuitry and display circuitry such that during a touch mode of the device the circuit elements operate as touch circuitry and during a display mode of the device the circuit elements operate as display circuitry. The touch mode and display mode can be time multiplexed. By integrating the touch hardware and display hardware into common layers, savings in power, weight and thickness of the device can be realized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Weijun YAO, Wei Hsin YAO, Yingxuan LI, Bingrui YANG, Marduke YOUSEFPOR, Abbas JAMSHIDI-ROUDBARI, Ahmad AL-DAHLE
  • Publication number: 20190080180
    Abstract: Automated capture of image data for points of interest may be implemented for points of interest in an environment external to a vehicle. Sensors implemented as part of a vehicle may collect sensor data for an environment. Processing of the sensor data may be performed to detect points of interest in the environment. In response to detecting a point of interest, image data may be captured by one or more of the sensors implemented at the vehicle. Different types of image data may be captured, such as panoramic images and three-dimensional reconstructions of a scene. Metadata may be generated for captured image data which may describe the point of interest that is captured by the image data. The image data and the metadata may be stored locally at the vehicle or to a remote data store. The image data may also be shared with other computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Lyon, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Xinyu Xu
  • Publication number: 20190077299
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a vehicle which includes a one or more sets of light emitter devices and sensor devices included in a common element assembly of the vehicle which includes a common window element via which the light emitter devices and sensor devices can interact with an external environment in which the vehicle is located. The sensor devices and light emitter devices can be communicatively coupled, and operation of the light emitter devices and sensor devices can be adjustably controlled to mitigate interference by the light emitter devices with sensor data representations generated by the sensor devices. The window element can include a reflection-mitigating layer which mitigates reflection of light beams emitted by one or more light emitter devices in an assembly towards one or more sensor elements of one or more sensor devices included in the same assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Jean-Marie Bussat
  • Patent number: 10209813
    Abstract: A self-capacitive touch sensor panel configured to have a portion of both the touch and display functionality integrated into a common layer is provided. The touch sensor panel includes a layer with circuit elements that can switchably operate as both touch circuitry and display circuitry such that during a touch mode of the device the circuit elements operate as touch circuitry and during a display mode of the device the circuit elements operate as display circuitry. The touch mode and display mode can be time multiplexed. By integrating the touch hardware and display hardware into common layers, savings in power, weight and thickness of the device can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Weijun Yao, Wei Hsin Yao, Yingxuan Li, Bingrui Yang, Marduke Yousefpor, Abbas Jamshidi-Roudbari, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Publication number: 20180260635
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an autonomous navigation system which autonomously navigates a vehicle through an environment based on predicted trajectories of one or more separate dynamic elements through the environment. The system identifies contextual cues associated with a monitored dynamic element, based on features of the dynamic element and actions of the dynamic element relative to various elements of the environment, including motions relative to other dynamic elements. A monitored dynamic element can be associated with a particular intention, which specifies a prediction of dynamic element movement through the environment, based on a correlation between identified contextual cues associated with the monitored dynamic element and a set of contextual cues which are associated with the particular intention. A predicted trajectory of the dynamic element is generated based on an associated intention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad AL-DAHLE, Bruno A. HEXSEL
  • Patent number: 10043469
    Abstract: Systems and method of performing touch and force sensing in an electronic device. The device includes a cover and an array of touch-sensor electrodes disposed below the cover. The first array of electrodes may be configured to sense a touch on the cover using a capacitive sensing scheme. The device also includes a force-sensor drive electrode disposed below the first array of electrodes and a force-sensor sense electrode disposed below the force-sensor drive electrode. The force-sensor drive and sense electrode may be configured to sense a force on the cover. The device also includes a shared drive circuit having an output that is operatively coupled to the array of touch-sensor electrodes and the force-sensor drive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Yingxuan Li, Marduke Yousefpor, Weijun Yao
  • Publication number: 20180208209
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an autonomous navigation system which can navigate a vehicle through an environment according to a selected comfort profile, where the comfort profile associates a particular set of occupant profiles and a particular set of driving control parameters, so that the vehicle is navigated based on the particular set of driving control parameters. The comfort profile is selected based on a determined correlation between the occupants detected in the vehicle interior and the occupants specified by the set of occupant profiles included in the comfort profile. The driving control parameters included in a comfort profile can be adjusted based on monitoring occupants of the vehicle for feedback when the vehicle is being autonomously navigated according to the comfort profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Byron B. Han
  • Publication number: 20180206064
    Abstract: A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Publication number: 20180025694
    Abstract: Systems and method of performing touch and force sensing in an electronic device. The device includes a cover and an array of touch-sensor electrodes disposed below the cover. The first array of electrodes may be configured to sense a touch on the cover using a capacitive sensing scheme. The device also includes a force-sensor drive electrode disposed below the first array of electrodes and a force-sensor sense electrode disposed below the force-sensor drive electrode. The force-sensor drive and sense electrode may be configured to sense a force on the cover. The device also includes a shared drive circuit having an output that is operatively coupled to the array of touch-sensor electrodes and the force-sensor drive electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Yingxuan Li, Marduke Yousefpor, Weijun Yao
  • Publication number: 20170363430
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an autonomous navigation system which enables autonomous navigation of a vehicle along one or more portions of a driving route based on monitoring, at the vehicle, various features of the route as the vehicle is manually navigated along the route to develop a characterization of the route. The characterization is progressively updated with repeated manual navigations along the route, and autonomous navigation of the route is enabled when a confidence indicator of the characterization meets a threshold indication. Characterizations can be updated in response to the vehicle encountering changes in the route and can include a set of driving rules associated with the route, where the driving rules are developed based on monitoring the navigation of one or more vehicles of the route. Characterizations can be uploaded to a remote system which processes data to develop and refine route characterizations and provide characterizations to one or more vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Matthew E. Last, Philip J. Sieh, Benjamin Lyon
  • Patent number: 9836165
    Abstract: An integrated Silicon-OLED display and touch sensor panel is disclosed. The integrated Silicon-OLED display and touch sensor panel can include a Silicon substrate, an array of transistors, one or more metallization layers, one or more vias, an OLED stack, color filters, touch sensors, and additional components and circuitry. Additional components and circuitry can include an electrostatic discharge device, a light shielding, a switching matrix, one or more photodiodes, a near-infrared detector and near-infrared color filters. The integrated Silicon-OLED display and touch sensor panel can be further configured for near-field imaging, optically-assisted touch, and fingerprint detection. In some examples, a plurality of touch sensors and/or display pixels can be grouped into clusters, and the clusters can be coupled to a switching matrix for dynamic change of touch and/or display granularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunwoo Henry Nho, Hopil Bae, Weijun Yao, Yingxuan Li, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 9832603
    Abstract: A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 9779676
    Abstract: Systems and method of performing touch and force sensing in an electronic device. The device includes a cover and an array of touch-sensor electrodes disposed below the cover. The first array of electrodes may be configured to sense a touch on the cover using a capacitive sensing scheme. The device also includes a force-sensor drive electrode disposed below the first array of electrodes and a force-sensor sense electrode disposed below the force-sensor drive electrode. The force-sensor drive and sense electrode may be configured to sense a force on the cover. The device also includes a shared drive circuit having an output that is operatively coupled to the array of touch-sensor electrodes and the force-sensor drive electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Al-Dahle, Yingxuan Li, Marduke Yousefpor, Weijun Yao
  • Patent number: 9773446
    Abstract: An electronic display includes a display panel, which includes an array of pixels and a driver configured to activate and deactivate the emission of light from each of the pixels in the array. The electronic display also includes a panel driver configured to generate and transmit an emission interrupt signal to the driver, wherein the emission interrupt signal causes the driver to deactivate the emission of light from all pixels in the array for a set period of time prior to a refresh of a line of pixels in the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei H. Yao, Yafei Bi, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 9690432
    Abstract: Systems and processes for encoding and decoding touch signals output by a touch sensor are provided. In one example system, switching circuitry can be used to selectively couple each of the sense lines of a touch sensor to a positive terminal or a negative terminal of a sense amplifier based on the values of the elements of a matrix. The touch signals can be amplified and converted into digital form using a single sense amplifier and an ADC before being decoded using decoding circuitry. The decoding circuitry can decode the digital encoded touch signals by multiplying the digital encoded touch signals by each column of an inverse of the matrix used to encode the touch signals. The result of the decoding can be a set of signals that are representative of the touch signals output by the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weijun Yao, Yingxuan Li, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 9678609
    Abstract: Systems and processes for stimulating a touch sensor panel using orthogonal frequencies are provided. In one example process, the drive lines of the touch sensor panel can be stimulated with stimulation signals having orthogonal frequencies. The orthogonal frequencies can be separated by a frequency that is inversely proportional to an integration time of the touch sensor panel. The touch signals generated in response to the stimulation signals can be amplified, converted into digital form, demodulated using the orthogonal frequencies, and integrated over the integration time. Integrating the demodulated signals over a length of time that is inversely proportional to the frequency spacing between the orthogonal frequencies reduces or eliminates interference in the touch signals caused by the stimulation signals having different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weijun Yao, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Yingxuan Li, Wei Hsin Yao
  • Publication number: 20170139539
    Abstract: A self-capacitance touch screen. In some examples, the touch screen comprises a plurality of display pixels, a first display pixel of the plurality of display pixels including a first touch electrode of a plurality of touch electrodes, and a gate line coupled to the first display pixel, wherein the gate line is configured such that a voltage at the gate line substantially follows a voltage at the first touch electrode. In some examples, the gate line is coupled to a resistor, the resistor being configured to decouple the gate line from ground. In some examples, the gate line is coupled to an AC voltage source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Weijun YAO, Ahmad AL-DAHLE, Hyunwoo NHO, Taif A. SYED, Wei Hsin YAO, Yingxuan LI