From Patent Index, LLC:
Patents assigned to Apple, Inc.

As of: 12/21/2021

31 patent(s) in this week's alert:

Assignee Summary:
PatentsOwner
31 Apple
NOTE: sum of patent counts may exceed stated patent count for the week as some patents may be assigned to more than one entity.


Patent Class Summary:
PatentsClass Code
14 G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]
4 H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]
3 H04N [PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]...]
2 H04W [WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]...]
2 H01Q [AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05...]
1 H04L [TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC C...]
1 G09G [ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVI...]
1 H01H [ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECT...]
1 A61B [DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biologica...]
1 G01R [MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIAB...]
1 G02F [DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH...]


Patent Count History: (trailing 13 weeks)
WeekPatents
2021 - 09 - 21 36
2021 - 09 - 28 35
2021 - 10 - 05 47
2021 - 10 - 12 35
2021 - 10 - 19 47
2021 - 10 - 26 46
2021 - 11 - 02 41
2021 - 11 - 09 42
2021 - 11 - 16 54
2021 - 11 - 23 52
2021 - 11 - 30 52
2021 - 12 - 07 38
2021 - 12 - 14 32
2021 - 12 - 21 31


Details on individual patents:

#11202598 User interfaces for health monitoring
Applied:  09/27/2018, #16/143997
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1181 days App to Issue] Normal range: (667 to 2071)
Pat Class:  A61B [DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION (analysing biologica...]; there are 94121 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  48; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 29)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Christopher D. Soli (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health monitoring. Exemplary user interfaces for initial setup of health monitoring using a first electronic device and a second electronic device is described. Exemplary user interfaces for recording biometric information for use in health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for using an input device while recording biometric information for health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for viewing and managing aspects of health monitoring is described.
 

#11204384 Methods and systems for switchable logic to recover integrated circuits with short circuits
Applied:  09/21/2018, #16/138379
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1187 days App to Issue] Normal range: (613 to 1653)
Pat Class:  G01R [MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIAB...]; there are 37881 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Edgardo F. Klass (Palo Alto, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
In some embodiments, a system and/or method may test logic blocks for an integrated circuit. To alleviate problems associated with current methods of integrated circuit testing, a system may include a power switch control signal on a different voltage rail. In some embodiments, a Test VDD may be used to isolate the power switches from the rest of the logic cells in an integrated circuit. During testing, each logic block may be powered individually using the Test VDD to control the power switches to the logic blocks. When a logic block short is identified, the nonviable logic block may be isolated to such that the nonviable logic block is not used during the future and only viable logic blocks are used in the integrated circuit. This allows for use of logic within an integrated circuit that might otherwise have been discarded or destroyed because of one or more shorts.
 

#11204534 Displays with data lines that accommodate openings
Applied:  10/28/2020, #17/082613
Issued:  12/21/2021, [419 days App to Issue] Normal range: (552 to 1562)
Pat Class:  G02F [DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH...]; there are 30868 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (6 to 24)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Shin-Hung Yeh (Taipei, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
To minimize the width of a non-light-emitting border region around an opening in the active area, data lines may be stacked in the border region. Data line portions may be formed using three metal layers in three different planes within the border region. A metal layer that forms a positive power signal distribution path in the active area may serve as a data line portion in the border region. A metal layer may be added in the border region to serve as a data line portion in the border region. Data line signals may also be provided to pixels on both sides of an opening in the active area using supplemental data line paths. A supplemental data line path may be routed through the active area of the display to electrically connect data line segments on opposing sides of an opening within the display.
 

#11204636 Systems and methods for coherent power management
Applied:  07/23/2019, #16/519347
Issued:  12/21/2021, [882 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Joseph T. DiBene, II (Santa Cruz, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
In an embodiment, a system includes multiple power management mechanism operating in different time domains (e.g. with different bandwidths) and control circuitry that is configured to coordinate operation of the mechanisms. If one mechanism is adding energy to the system, for example, the control circuitry may inform another mechanism that the energy is coming so that the other mechanism may not take as drastic an action as it would if no energy were coming. If a light workload is detected by circuitry near the load, and there is plenty of energy in the system, the control circuitry may cause the power management unit (PMU) to generate less energy or even temporarily turn off. A variety of mechanisms for the coordinated, coherent use of power are described.
 

#11204656 Fabric sensing device
Applied:  07/10/2020, #16/926569
Issued:  12/21/2021, [529 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  17; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Atty: Kendall P. Woodruff
1st Invent:  Daniel A. Podhajny (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A touch-sensitive textile device that is configured to detect the occurrence of a touch, the location of a touch, and/or the force of a touch on the touch-sensitive textile device. In some embodiments, the touch-sensitive textile device includes a first set of conductive threads oriented along a first direction, and a second set of conductive threads interwoven with the first set of conductive threads and oriented along a second direction. The device may also include a sensing circuit that is operatively coupled to the first and second set of conductive threads. The sensing circuit may be configured to apply a drive signal to the first and second set of conductive threads. The sensing circuit may also be configured to detect a touch or near touch based on a variation in an electrical measurement using the first or second set of conductive threads.
 

#11204692 User interface camera effects
Applied:  01/03/2020, #16/733718
Issued:  12/21/2021, [718 days App to Issue] Normal range: (530 to 1974)
Pat Class:  H04N [PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]...]; there are 110107 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  60; the normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Behkish J. Manzari (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=13
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces. In some examples, the electronic device provides for transitioning between simulated lighting effects. In some examples, the electronic device applies a simulated lighting effect to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides user interfaces for applying a filter to an image. In some examples, the electronic device provides for a reduced filter interface. In some examples, the electronic device provides a visual aid displayed in a viewfinder.
 

#11204695 Providing a remote keyboard service
Applied:  04/17/2020, #16/851351
Issued:  12/21/2021, [613 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  18; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Invoke
1st Invent:  Alexander D. Sanciangco (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
 

#11204733 Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for wireless pairing with peripheral devices and displaying status information concerning the peripheral devices
Applied:  03/19/2020, #16/824506
Issued:  12/21/2021, [642 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  42; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP
1st Invent:  Arian Behzadi (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device having a display, radio frequency (RF) circuitry, and one or more input devices, displays a first user interface on the display. While displaying the first user interface, the electronic device detects a pairing request to pair a first peripheral with the electronic device. In response to detecting the pairing request, the electronic device pairs the first peripheral with the electronic device, and after the first peripheral is paired with the electronic device, the electronic device concurrently displays status information of the first peripheral and a second peripheral, wherein the first peripheral is coupled to the second peripheral, or the first peripheral and second peripheral are both coupled to a third peripheral.
 

#11204749 State machines for installation management
Applied:  09/20/2016, #15/270654
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1918 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  52; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Invoke
1st Invent:  Dana J. DuBois (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
A job state machine may transition to a downloading state in response to a start message on the job pipeline, wherein the job object causes job data to be downloaded to the device when the job state machine is in the downloading state. The job state machine may transition to an installing state in response to an assertion message on the job pipeline, wherein the job object causes downloaded job data to be installed on the device when the job state machine is in the installing state. The job state machine may transition to a finished state when the job data is installed on the device. The job state machine may be recoverable to the waiting state, the downloading state, or the installing state in response to a job object failure while the job state machine is in the waiting state, downloading state, or installing state, respectively.
 

#11204774 Thread-group-scoped gate instruction
Applied:  08/31/2020, #17/008518
Issued:  12/21/2021, [477 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Benjiman L. Goodman (Cedar Park, TX)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques are disclosed relating to a thread-group-scoped gate instruction. In some embodiments, graphics processor circuitry is configured to execute, for multiple SIMD groups of a thread group, a graphics program that includes a gate instruction. During execution of the gate instruction for a first SIMD group, the processor accesses state information to determine that a threshold number of other SIMD groups in the thread group have not yet executed the gate instruction. Based on the determination, the processor executes a particular set of instructions of the graphics program for the first SIMD group (that is not executed by one or more other SIMD groups that reach the gate instruction after the first SIMD group). For example, the particular set of instructions may be a utility program that performs one or more operations for the entire thread group but is only executed by a subset of the SIMD groups.
 

#11204783 Method and device for process data sharing
Applied:  08/22/2019, #16/548065
Issued:  12/21/2021, [852 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  30; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Fernando Partners, LLP
1st Invent:  Ranjit Desai (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
In one implementation, a method of accessing shared data among processes is performed by a device including processor(s), non-transitory memory, and an image acquisition interface. The method includes obtaining image data acquired by the image acquisition interface. The method further includes determining pose data based at least in part on inertial measurement unit (IMU) information measured by the image acquisition interface. The method also includes determining a gaze estimation based at least in part on eye tracking information obtained through the image acquisition interface. Based at least in part on characteristics of processes, the method includes determining an arrangement for the image data, the pose data, and the gaze estimation. The method additionally includes determining an access schedule for the processes based at least in part on at least one of: the arrangement, the characteristics of the processes, and hardware timing parameters associated with the device.
 

#11204787 Application integration with a digital assistant
Applied:  01/05/2018, #15/863523
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1446 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  45; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Carey E. Radebaugh (Los Gatos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and processes for application integration with a digital assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes receiving an audio input including a natural-language user input and identifying an intent object of a set of intent objects. The intent object may be derived from the natural-language user input. The method further includes identifying a software application associated with the intent object of the set of intent objects, providing the intent object to the software application to cause the software application to perform a task associated with the intent object, receiving a result response indicating whether the task was successfully performed, and providing an output indicating whether the task was performed.
 

#11204806 Systems and methods for user adaptive resource management
Applied:  12/14/2018, #16/220811
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1103 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  25; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kubota Basol LLP
1st Invent:  Maxwell Shane Swadling (Coffs Harbour, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
User adaptive memory management can improve the user experience by allowing an electronic device including a data processing system to efficiently, proactively, and selectively allocate memory resources (particularly to keep or release large resources in memory), which improves application launch times for some applications and reduces or prevents delays from loading resources into memory for system services. User adaptive memory management can track past use of one or more applications and/or one or more system services (requiring one or more resources) by one or more users. Heuristics can be used to determine when to keep resources in memory and when to release resources in an adaptive way to improve user performance for launching applications (or other memory intensive operations) and for using system services with large resources without delays induced by reactive memory management of resources.
 

#11205021 Securing accessory interface
Applied:  05/03/2019, #16/403259
Issued:  12/21/2021, [963 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  19; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Loukas Kalenderidis (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=9
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques are disclosed relating to securing an accessory interface on a computing device. In various embodiments, a computing device detects a connection of an accessory device to an accessory interface port and, in response to the detected connection, evaluates a policy defining one or more criteria for restricting unauthorized access to the accessory interface port. Based on the evaluating, the computing device determines whether to disable the accessory interface port to prevent communication with the connected accessory device. In some embodiments, the computing device includes an interconnect coupled between the processor and the accessory interface port, and the interconnect includes a hub circuit configured to facilitate communication between a plurality of devices via the interconnect. In some embodiments, the computing device, in response to determining to disable the accessory interface port, instructs the hub circuit to prevent traffic from being conveyed from the accessory interface port.
 

#11205039 Locking spreadsheet cells
Applied:  12/18/2015, #14/975299
Issued:  12/21/2021, [2195 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  21; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
1st Invent:  Matthew Ross Lehrian (Pittsburgh, PA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
In some embodiments, an option to lock one or more associated cells is provided with respect to each different group of cells in a single sheet of a spreadsheet application. One or more locked cells of a group of cells do not scroll out of view at least while a portion of the group of cells is viewable in a given display view.
 

#11205363 Electronic display cross-talk compensation systems and methods
Applied:  09/09/2020, #17/016282
Issued:  12/21/2021, [468 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  9; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
1st Invent:  Myungjoon Choi (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic display may include pixel circuitry to display an image based on image data compensated for voltage variations within the pixel circuitry. Image processing circuitry may generate a compensation value to compensate the image data for cross-talk (e.g., electromagnetic coupling between an electrode of touch sensor circuitry and an electrode of the pixel circuitry) that may cause the voltage variations. Additionally or alternatively, the image processing circuitry may generate another compensation value to compensate the image data for another cross-talk (e.g., electromagnetic coupling between two electrodes of the pixel circuitry). The image processing circuitry may generate the compensated image data based on the first compensation value and/or the second compensation value.
 

#11205378 Dynamic uniformity compensation for electronic display
Applied:  09/06/2019, #16/563610
Issued:  12/21/2021, [837 days App to Issue] Normal range: (669 to 1883)
Pat Class:  G09G [ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVI...]; there are 42238 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
1st Invent:  Maofeng Yang (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A system may include an electronic display panel having pixels, where each pixel emits light based on a respective programming signal applied to the pixel. The system may also include processing circuitry to determine a respective control signal upon which the respective programing signal for each pixel is based. The processing circuitry may determine each respective control signal based at least in part on approximations of respective pixel brightness-to-data relationship as defined by a function having variables stored in memory accessible to the processing circuitry.
 

#11205548 Waterproof button assembly
Applied:  04/01/2019, #16/371301
Issued:  12/21/2021, [995 days App to Issue] Normal range: (525 to 1435)
Pat Class:  H01H [ELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECT...]; there are 12829 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (6 to 22)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP
1st Invent:  Pierre M. Teplitxky (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
A waterproof button assembly. The waterproof button assembly may include a housing including an opening and a button. The button may be positioned at least partially within the housing via the opening. The assembly may also include a plurality of engagement components positioned on opposite-distal ends of the button. The plurality of engagement components may be configured to retain the button within the housing. The engagement components may extend distally from the button, such that a portion of the engagement components may be positioned within apertures formed in the sidewall of the housing. The assembly may also include a plurality of supports, a tactile dome in contact with the button and at least one of the plurality of supports. A sensing component of the assembly may be positioned adjacent the housing and in alignment with the button and/or tactile dome for sensing actuation of the button within the assembly.
 

#11205832 Electronic device with near-field antenna operating through display
Applied:  10/08/2019, #16/596593
Issued:  12/21/2021, [805 days App to Issue] Normal range: (538 to 1558)
Pat Class:  H01Q [AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05...]; there are 18006 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Miroslav Samardzija (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=6
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device may have a display. A display cover layer and a transparent inner display member may overlap a display pixel layer. The display pixel layer may have an array of display pixels for displaying images for a user. A touch sensor layer may be interposed between the display pixel layer and the transparent display member. A ferromagnetic shielding layer may be mounted below the display pixel layer. A flexible printed circuit containing coils of metal signal lines that form a near-field communications loop antenna may be interposed between the ferromagnetic shielding layer and the display pixel layer. A non-near-field antenna such as an inverted-F antenna may have a resonating element mounted on an inner surface of the display cover layer. The resonating element may be interposed between the transparent display member and the display cover layer.
 

#11205834 Electronic device antennas having switchable feed terminals
Applied:  06/26/2018, #16/019322
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1274 days App to Issue] Normal range: (538 to 1558)
Pat Class:  H01Q [AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05...]; there are 18006 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Enrique Ayala Vazquez (Watsonville, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device may include a conductive housing and an antenna. The antenna may include an arm formed from a first segment of the housing. A gap may separate the first segment from a second segment. The antenna may include a feed coupled to a transmission line having a signal conductor. The feed may include first and second positive terminals on the first segment and a third positive terminal on the second segment. An adjustable component may be coupled between the first and third terminals. The signal conductor may be coupled to the first terminal. A wide conductive trace may be coupled between the signal conductor and the second terminal. A switch may be interposed on the signal conductor. The second terminal may cover a cellular low band when the switch is open. The first terminal may cover the cellular low band and higher bands when the switch is closed.
 

#11206004 Automatic equalization for consistent headphone playback
Applied:  09/16/2020, #17/023340
Issued:  12/21/2021, [461 days App to Issue] Normal range: (514 to 1716)
Pat Class:  H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]; there are 19297 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
1st Invent:  Navneet Gandhi (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
Automatic equalization for consistent headphone may take place in a playback mode of operation in which ANC is turned off and there is no direct feedback from an internal microphone (to the input of a speaker). An automatic user content equalization process is active during that mode of operation which adapts a filter AEQ to restore a flat or other desired frequency response at the output of the speaker despite variation in headphone fit. An estimate of a transfer function of a path S is determined, wherein the path S is from i) the input of the speaker of the headphone to the internal microphone signal. The filter AEQ is adapted based on the estimate of the transfer function of the path S while it filters user content audio that drives the input of the speaker of the headphone. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
 

#11206201 Detection of a network issue with a single device
Applied:  11/04/2019, #16/673223
Issued:  12/21/2021, [778 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Marc J. Krochmal (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
Methods and systems are provided for detecting network device configurations using a single device. The methods and system include establishing a first connection to a network device using a first device identifier. Upon detecting that a condition has been satisfied; a second connection to the network device can be established. A data packet can be transmitted over one of the first connection or the second connection, the data packet being addressed to the network address associated with the other connection. Upon detecting whether the data packet is received over the other connection, an error message can be transmitted when the data packet is not received over the other connection.
 

#11206309 User interface for remote authorization
Applied:  08/06/2020, #16/987003
Issued:  12/21/2021, [502 days App to Issue] Normal range: (587 to 1927)
Pat Class:  H04L [TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC C...]; there are 129823 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  54; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Marcel Van Os (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=7
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present disclosure generally relates to techniques for managing a remote authorization to proceed with an action, such as creating a secure network connection. In some examples, a requesting device receives selection of one or more options. The requesting device transmits a request to proceed with an action to an authenticating device. The authenticating device concurrently displays an indication of the request to proceed with the action, information about the selected one or more options, and an indication of the requesting device. The authenticating device receives authorization to proceed with the action and transmits a response to the requesting device regarding the request to proceed with the action.
 

#11206371 Techniques to overcome communication lag between terminals performing video mirroring and annotation operations
Applied:  04/24/2017, #15/495095
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1702 days App to Issue] Normal range: (530 to 1974)
Pat Class:  H04N [PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]...]; there are 110107 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  18; the normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: BakerHostetler
1st Invent:  Chris Y. Chung (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques are disclosed for overcoming communication lag between interactive operations among devices in a streaming session. According to the techniques, a first device streaming video content to a second device and an annotation is entered to a first frame being displayed at the second device, which is communicated back to the first device. Responsive to a communication that identifies the annotation, a first device may identify an element of video content from the first frame to which the annotation applies and determine whether the identified element is present in a second frame of video content currently displayed at the first terminal. If so, the first device may display the annotation with the second frame in a location where the identified element is present. If not, the first device may display the annotation via an alternate technique.
 

#11206415 Selectable transcode engine systems and methods
Applied:  09/14/2020, #17/020708
Issued:  12/21/2021, [463 days App to Issue] Normal range: (530 to 1974)
Pat Class:  H04N [PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]...]; there are 110107 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Fletcher Yoder, P.C.
1st Invent:  Athanasios Leontaris (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device includes a video encoding pipeline configured to encode source image data. The video encoding pipeline includes a first transcode engine and a second transcode engine. The electronic device also includes processing circuitry configured to determine a target throughput for a bin stream and determine whether to encode the bin stream using only the first transcode engine or both the first and second transcode engines based on the target throughput. The processing circuitry is also configured to cause only the first transcode engine to encode the bin stream or both the first and second transcode engines to encode the bin stream based on determining whether to encode the bin stream using only the first transcode engine or both the first and second transcode engines.
 

#11206470 Electronic speaker with a planar foot
Applied:  10/09/2020, #17/067617
Issued:  12/21/2021, [438 days App to Issue] Normal range: (514 to 1716)
Pat Class:  H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]; there are 19297 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Alexander R. Gould (Campbell, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic speaker can include: a device housing that defines an interior housing cavity; an audio driver disposed within the interior housing cavity; and a foot assembly coupled to the device housing and operable to support the electronic speaker. The foot assembly can include: a foot assembly sidewall having an outer sidewall perimeter extending outwardly away from a central neck; a planar foot having an outer foot perimeter proximate the outer sidewall perimeter where an upper surface of the planar foot cooperates with an interior surface of the foot assembly sidewall to create an internal cavity within the foot assembly; a suspension system disposed within the foot assembly internal cavity and coupling the planar foot to the foot assembly sidewall. The suspension system can include: an isolator plate disposed within the internal cavity of the foot assembly and mechanically coupled to the planar foot where the isolator plate includes a channel projecting perpendicularly away from the planar foot towards the device housing; an isolator stop fitted within the channel and having an aperture formed through the isolator stop aligned with a length of the channel; and an isolator fastener coupled to the foot assembly sidewall and disposed within the channel. The isolator fastener can extend through the isolator aperture formed through the isolator stop and can be operable to allow the foot assembly sidewall to translate with respect to the planar foot.
 

#11206472 Multi-layer porous shielding
Applied:  09/26/2019, #16/584920
Issued:  12/21/2021, [817 days App to Issue] Normal range: (514 to 1716)
Pat Class:  H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]; there are 19297 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton
1st Invent:  Benjamin A. Cousins (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments describe an acoustic shielding component including a stiffener formed of a rigid material providing structural integrity to the acoustic shielding component, a cosmetic mesh comprising a plurality of interlaced wires, and an acoustic mesh disposed between the stiffener and the cosmetic mesh. The stiffener includes first and second walls extending along a length of the stiffener and a plurality of ribs spaced apart from each other and extending between the first and second walls. The cosmetic mesh includes a mesh cover disposed over the stiffener and having an outer surface and an inner surface, and a mesh wall extending from an outer periphery of the inner surface of the mesh cover and defining a tab.
 

#11206473 Magnet array for securing wireless listening devices
Applied:  09/26/2019, #16/584929
Issued:  12/21/2021, [817 days App to Issue] Normal range: (514 to 1716)
Pat Class:  H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]; there are 19297 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  19; the normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton
1st Invent:  Qigen Ji (Fairfield, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments describe a magnetic securing component including a set of magnets positioned laterally adjacent to one another and having a curved top surface defined by individual curved top surfaces of each magnet in the set of magnets. The set of magnets includes: first and second magnets positioned laterally adjacent to one another, where the first and second magnets each have a polarity that is oriented parallel to a vertical dimension; and third and fourth magnets laterally positioned from the first and second magnets, where the third magnet is positioned adjacent to the first magnet and the fourth magnet is positioned adjacent to the second magnet, the third and fourth magnets each having a magnetic polarity that is oriented at an angle with respect to the vertical dimension.
 

#11206544 Checkpoint identity verification on validation using mobile identification credential
Applied:  02/19/2021, #17/180509
Issued:  12/21/2021, [305 days App to Issue] Normal range: (621 to 1979)
Pat Class:  G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]; there are 484200 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  19; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Daniel A. Boyd (Arlington, VA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=3, M=9
Abstract:
2000 char max
An embodiment includes a method to increase the efficiency of security checkpoint operations. A security checkpoint kiosk serves as a Relying Party System (RPS). The RPS establishes a secure local connection between the RPS and a User Mobile-Identification-Credential Device (UMD). The RPS sends a user information request to the UMD, via the secure local connection, seeking release of user information associated with a Mobile Identification Credential (MIC). The RPS obtains authentication of the user information received in response to the user information request. The RPS retrieves user travel information based on the user information. The RPS determines that the user travel information matches the user information. When the user travel information matches the user information, the RPS approves the user to proceed past the security checkpoint kiosk.
 

#11206582 Fast return to Wi-Fi
Applied:  05/12/2017, #15/593686
Issued:  12/21/2021, [1684 days App to Issue] Normal range: (499 to 1771)
Pat Class:  H04W [WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]...]; there are 82871 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  24; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C.
1st Invent:  Venkateswara Rao Manepalli (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments for performing a fast return to Wi-Fi following completion of a cellular voice call are provided. These embodiments include detecting that a device has switched from communicating over a Wi-Fi interface to communicating over a cellular interface; determining the earliest time that the device can switch back to Wi-Fi; and instituting the switch. In some embodiments, the process of performing a fast return to Wi-Fi is carried out by devices having small form factors, such as smartwatches and other wearables, which may be susceptible to coexistence and peak power problems. The fast return to Wi-Fi embodiments disclosed herein allow a device to perform a voice call over a cellular interface when Wi-Fi calling is not available, and switch over to a Wi-Fi interface immediately upon completion of the voice call in order to conserve battery life, achieve higher data speeds, and avoid high costs associated with cellular data transmissions.
 

#11206701 Methods and apparatus to access services of multiple wireless networks by a single-radio, multi-SIM wireless device
Applied:  06/01/2020, #16/889732
Issued:  12/21/2021, [568 days App to Issue] Normal range: (499 to 1771)
Pat Class:  H04W [WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]...]; there are 82871 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; the normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA)
Counsel:  Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP
1st Invent:  Abhishek Walia (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=7
Abstract:
2000 char max
Apparatus and methods to support access to services of multiple wireless networks by a single-radio, multiple subscriber identity module (SIM)/electronic SIM (eSIM) wireless device are disclosed. To send or receive voice communications for multiple SIMs/eSIMs, when an active voice connection for a first SIM/eSIM uses wireless circuitry to connect to a first cellular wireless network via a first radio access network, the single-radio, multi-SIM/eSIM wireless device uses alternative data transports, such as via a wireless local area network (WLAN) or by tunneling through the first radio access network of the first cellular wireless network to connect to services of additional cellular wireless networks associated with the multiple SIMs/eSIMs.
 


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