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

As of: 10/04/2022

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

Assignee Summary:
PatentsOwner
42 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
11 G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]
7 H04W [WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]...]
3 H04N [PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION [4]...]
3 H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]
3 G09G [ARRANGEMENTS OR CIRCUITS FOR CONTROL OF INDICATING DEVI...]
2 G10L [SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEEC...]
2 F21V [FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR S...]
2 H04B [TRANSMISSION [4]...]
2 H04L [TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC C...]
1 G01B [MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSION...]
1 G02F [DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH...]
1 G06T [IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.0...]
1 H01L [SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT...]
1 H01M [PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONV...]
1 H02J [CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRI...]
1 H03L [AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABIL...]


Patent Count History Chart:


Details on individual patents:

#11460169 Electronic device with low profile optical plate for outputting visual feedback
Applied:  06/16/2021, #17/349782
Issued:  10/04/2022, [475 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast Normal range: (517 to 1435)
Pat Class:  F21V [FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR S...]; there are 20645 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  23; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Rong Liu (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device such as a voice-controlled speaker device may have a housing. A speaker and other input-output components and control circuitry may be mounted within the housing. Light-emitting components may emit light that passes through a curved upper top cap portion or other housing structure. Some of the light-emitting components may be rotated to improve color balance. Optical structures such as a dual-shot injection molded light control plate may be disposed over the light-emitting components to promote light mixing, reduce hotspots, and improve contrast on the top cap. The light control plate may have an upper clear layer with bell-shaped cavity portions configured to help spread light in the lateral direction and may have a reflective lower layer with dish-shaped portions configured to reflect and diffuse light back towards the top cap. The surface of the dish-shaped portions may be provided with microtextured structures to help scatter light.
 

#11460293 Surface quality sensing using self-mixing interferometry
Applied:  12/16/2020, #17/124132
Issued:  10/04/2022, [657 days App to Issue] Normal range: (558 to 1526)
Pat Class:  G01B [MEASURING LENGTH, THICKNESS OR SIMILAR LINEAR DIMENSION...]; there are 16153 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Tong Chen (Fremont, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device is described. The electronic device includes a housing, a set of one or more SMI sensors attached to the housing, and a processor. The set of one or more SMI sensors includes a set of one or more electromagnetic radiation emitters having a set of one or more resonant cavities and configured to emit a set of one or more beams of electromagnetic radiation. The set of one or more SMI sensors also includes a set of one or more detectors configured to generate indications of self-mixing within the set of one or more resonant cavities. The processor is configured to characterize, using the indications of self-mixing, an optical field speckle of a target. The processor is also configured to characterize, using the characterization of the optical field speckle, a surface quality of the target.
 

#11460622 Voice-controlled speaker device with visual feedback
Applied:  06/17/2021, #17/351099
Issued:  10/04/2022, [474 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast Normal range: (517 to 1435)
Pat Class:  F21V [FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR S...]; there are 20645 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  25; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Rong Liu (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=5, M=10
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device such as a voice-controlled speaker device may have a housing. A speaker and other input-output components and control circuitry may be mounted within the housing. Light-emitting components may emit light that passes through a curved upper top cap portion or other housing structure. The light-emitting components may be interconnected using a flex circuit on a curved substrate or may be mounted on a planar circuit board. A subset of the light-emitting components may be rotated to improve color balance. Optical structures such as light guides, lens, microlenses, and/or a diffuser layer may be disposed over the light-emitting components to promote light mixing, to reduce hotspots, and to improve contrast on the top cap. The diffuser layer may be suspended using a support structure having baffle members to constraint the angular spread of the emitted light. Illuminated or persistently visible glyphs may be displayed in or near the top cap portion.
 

#11460746 Electronic devices having electrically adjustable optical shutters
Applied:  12/11/2020, #17/119878
Issued:  10/04/2022, [662 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; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 24)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Michael W. Firka (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=6
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device has an electrically adjustable shutter. The shutter may be placed in a transparent state or a nontransparent state. The shutter may overlap a portion of a display, may overlap a liquid contact indictor or a structure with text in a device, or may overlap an optical component such as an optical proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, visible light-emitting diode or laser, infrared light-emitting diode or laser, visible light image sensor, or infrared light image sensor. Control circuitry in the electronic device may place the shutter in an opaque state to hide an overlapped component from view or may place the shutter in a transparent state to allow the overlapped component to transmit or receive light. The adjustable shutter may exhibit changes in its transmission spectrum in different modes of operation and may be used as a camera filter or neutral density filter.
 

#11460892 Glass cover member for an electronic device enclosure
Applied:  02/25/2021, #17/185723
Issued:  10/04/2022, [586 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Joseph C. Poole (Hayward, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
The disclosure provides members formed from multiple layers as well as enclosures and electronic devices that include the members. The members include glass members formed from multiple layers of glass. In some cases, the members include a protruding feature provided over a camera assembly of the electronic device. The member may define one or more through-holes that extend through the protruding feature. The protruding feature may define a textured region that may be configured to provide a matte or glossy appearance.
 

#11460925 User interfaces for non-visual output of time
Applied:  05/03/2021, #17/306342
Issued:  10/04/2022, [519 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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:  27; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Christopher B. Fleizach (Gilroy, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=3, M=14
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present disclosure generally relates to providing time feedback on an electronic device, and in particular to providing non-visual time feedback on the electronic device. Techniques for providing non-visual time feedback include detecting an input and, in response to detecting the input, initiating output of a first type of non-visual indication of a current time or a second type of non-visual indication of the current time based on the set of non-visual time output criteria met by the input. Techniques for providing non-visual time feedback also include, in response to detecting that a current time has reached a first predetermined time of a set of one or more predetermined times, outputting a first non-visual alert or a second non-visual alert based on a type of watch face that the electronic device is configured to display.
 

#11460933 Shield electrode for input device
Applied:  09/24/2020, #17/031549
Issued:  10/04/2022, [740 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kubota Basol LLP
1st Invent:  Daniel Jacob Benjamin Bechstein (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=4, M=9
Abstract:
2000 char max
In some examples, a stylus can include a conductive shield. In some examples, the conductive shield can include a plurality of traces along an edge of a printed circuit board (PCB) including the stylus circuitry. In some examples, the conductive shield can include a shield can coupled to the PCB and disposed around the components of the stylus circuitry. In some examples, the conductive shield can include a hollow portion into which the stylus circuitry can be disposed and a solid portion that can act as a reference electrode. In some examples, the conductive shield can include a hollow sleeve disposed around the stylus circuitry. In some examples, the conductive sleeve can be attached to the PCB. In some examples, the conductive sleeve can be disposed between layers of a housing of the stylus. In some examples, the conductive sleeve can be integrated with the stylus housing.
 

#11460946 Electronic device having a touch sensor, force sensor, and haptic actuator in an integrated module
Applied:  06/28/2021, #17/360970
Issued:  10/04/2022, [463 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Qiliang Xu (Livermore, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device includes an input device. The input device has an input/output module below or within a cover defining an input surface. The input/output module detects touch and/or force inputs on the input surface, and provides haptic feedback to the cover. In some instances, a haptic device is integrally formed with a wall or structural element of a housing or enclosure of the electronic device.
 

#11460964 Opaque thin film passivation
Applied:  02/07/2020, #16/785277
Issued:  10/04/2022, [970 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:  16; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kubota Basol LLP
1st Invent:  Seung Jae Hong (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
A touch sensitive device that includes a touch sensor having an opaque passivation layer is disclosed. The opaque passivation layer can be made from an organic or inorganic material, such as acrylic. The opaque passivation layer can be positioned in the touch sensitive device between the cover material of the device and conductive traces located on the touch sensor to hide the conductive traces from the user''s view and protect the conductive traces from corrosion. Processes for making the touch sensitive devices that include a touch sensor having an opaque passivation layer are also disclosed.
 

#11461002 List scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display
Applied:  01/24/2022, #17/582692
Issued:  10/04/2022, [253 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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:  57; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Bas Ording (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: No name resolution.
Abstract:
2000 char max
In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected. In response to detecting the movement, an electronic document displayed on the touch screen display is translated in a first direction. If an edge of the electronic document is reached while translating the electronic document in the first direction while the object is still detected on or near the touch screen display, an area beyond the edge of the document is displayed. After the object is no longer detected on or near the touch screen display, the document is translated in a second direction until the area beyond the edge of the document is no longer displayed.
 

#11461165 Techniques for repairing an inoperable auxiliary device using another device
Applied:  10/07/2020, #17/065492
Issued:  10/04/2022, [727 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP
1st Invent:  Bob Bradley (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
The embodiments set forth a technique for enabling a computing device to cure a configuration issue associated with an auxiliary computing device. According to some embodiments, the technique can include the steps of (1) receiving, from the auxiliary computing device, a request to repair the configuration issue, where the request includes device information associated with the auxiliary computing device, and (2) in response to determining, based on the device information, that the auxiliary computing device is known to the computing device: (i) establishing a secure communication link with the auxiliary computing device, (ii) identifying at least one problem associated with the configuration issue, (iii) generating repair information based on the at least one problem, and (iv) transmitting the repair information to the auxiliary computing device over the secure communication link to cause the auxiliary computing device to cure the at least one problem.
 

#11461275 Compression techniques for vertices of graphic models
Applied:  11/22/2019, #16/692840
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1047 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP
1st Invent:  Lars M. Lindberg (Bjaerred, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Methods for lossy and lossless pre-processing of image data. In one embodiment, a method for lossy pre-processing image data, where the method may include, at a computing device: receiving the image data, where the image data includes a model having a mesh, the mesh includes vertices defining a surface, the vertices including attribute vectors, and the attribute vectors including values. The method also including quantizing the values of the attribute vectors to produce modified values, where a precision of the modified values is determined based on a largest power determined using a largest exponent of the values, encoding pairs of the modified values into two corresponding units of information. The method also including, for each pair of the pairs of the modified values, serially storing the two corresponding units of information as a data stream into a buffer, and compressing the data stream in the buffer.
 

#11461279 Share pools for sharing files via a storage service
Applied:  09/28/2018, #16/146588
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1467 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP
1st Invent:  James F. Lockwood (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
This application relates to a client-server architecture that enables file sharing between an instructor and a class. The files are stored in a storage service accessible via a network, and a separate copy of each file can be shared with each student in the class. In order to facilitate the sharing of multiple copies of the file, a share pool is created in a partition of the storage service allocated to the instructor. The share pool includes a number of stub files that are placeholders for clones of the shared file. A share handler service receives a request to share a file with a class, requests a number of stub files from the share pool, and utilizes the number of stub files to generate clones of the shared file in the partition of the storage service. Students are then granted access to the clones in the partition.
 

#11461397 Column interface for navigating in a user interface
Applied:  05/11/2020, #16/872274
Issued:  10/04/2022, [876 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:  33; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kubota Basol LLP
1st Invent:  Marcel Van Os (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=8
Abstract:
2000 char max
The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device provides, for display on a display device, a user interface including a first set of columns, two or more columns in the first set of columns each including two or more menu items. The electronic device receives a selection input. In response to receiving the selection input, in accordance with a determination that the selection input corresponds to selection of a first column the electronic device provides, for display on the display device, a second set of columns, two or more of the columns in the second set of columns corresponding to different subsets of menu items that were displayed in the first column that was selected in response to the selection input.
 

#11461935 Point cloud compression
Applied:  12/04/2020, #17/112532
Issued:  10/04/2022, [669 days App to Issue] Normal range: (533 to 1695)
Pat Class:  G06T [IMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL [2006.0...]; there are 24026 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (9 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Khaled Mammou (Vancouver, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A system comprises an encoder configured to compress attribute information for a point cloud and/or a decoder configured to decompress compressed attribute information for the point cloud. Attribute values for at least one starting point are included in a compressed attribute information file and attribute correction values used to correct predicted attribute values are included in the compressed attribute information file. Attribute values are predicted based, at least in part, on attribute values of neighboring points and distances between a particular point for whom an attribute value is being predicted and the neighboring points. The predicted attribute values are compared to attribute values of a point cloud prior to compression to determine attribute correction values. A decoder follows a similar prediction process as an encoder and corrects predicted values using attribute correction values included in a compressed attribute information file.
 

#11462163 Display with light-emitting diodes
Applied:  12/20/2021, #17/555694
Issued:  10/04/2022, [288 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Chin-Wei Lin (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
A display may have an array of pixels each of which has a light-emitting diode such as an organic light-emitting diode. A drive transistor and an emission transistor may be coupled in series with the light-emitting diode of each pixel between a positive power supply and a ground power supply. The pixels may include first and second switching transistors. A data storage capacitor may be coupled between a gate and source of the drive transistor in each pixel. Signal lines may be provided in columns of pixels to route signals such as data signals, sensed drive currents from the drive transistors, and predetermined voltages between display driver circuitry and the pixels. The switching transistors, emission transistors, and drive transistors may include semiconducting-oxide transistors and silicon transistors and may be n-channel transistors or p-channel transistors.
 

#11462194 Position sensors for system with overlapped displays
Applied:  07/30/2018, #16/049643
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1527 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; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Paul X. Wang (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=6
Abstract:
2000 char max
A system may include electronic devices that communicate wirelessly. When positioned so that a pair of devices overlap or are adjacent to one another, the devices may operate in a linked mode. During linked operations, devices may communicate wirelessly while input gathering and content displaying operations are shared among the devices. One or both of a pair of devices may have sensors. A capacitive sensor or other sensor may be used to measure the relative position between two devices when the two devices overlap each other. Content displaying operations and other linked mode operations may be performed based on the measured relative position between the two devices and other information.
 

#11462215 Multi-modal inputs for voice commands
Applied:  12/26/2018, #16/232855
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1378 days App to Issue] Normal range: (559 to 1947)
Pat Class:  G10L [SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEEC...]; there are 16475 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  57; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dentons US LLP
1st Invent:  Philippe P. Piernot (Palo Alto, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In one example process, a first input including activation of an affordance is received. A domain associated with the affordance is determined. A second input including user speech is received, where a user intent is determined based on the domain and the user speech. A determination is made whether the user intent includes a command associated with the affordance. In accordance with a determination that the user intent includes a command associated with the affordance, a task in furtherance of the command is performed.
 

#11462232 Methods and systems for visualizing audio properties of objects
Applied:  06/17/2021, #17/350244
Issued:  10/04/2022, [474 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast Normal range: (559 to 1947)
Pat Class:  G10L [SPEECH ANALYSIS OR SYNTHESIS; SPEECH RECOGNITION; SPEEC...]; there are 16475 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fernando Partners, LLP
1st Invent:  Jue Wang (San Mateo, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
In one implementation, a method of playing audio is performed at a device including one or more processors coupled to non-transitory memory. The method includes playing audio associated with an object at a frequency-dependent volume based on a distance between a user location and an object location, an object orientation with respect to the user location, and the frequency-dependent three-dimensional audio emission pattern. In various implementations, methods of visualizing the frequency-dependent three-dimensional audio emission pattern and changing properties thereof are disclosed.
 

#11462461 System in package for lower z height and reworkable component assembly
Applied:  06/03/2020, #16/892126
Issued:  10/04/2022, [853 days App to Issue] Normal range: (439 to 1445)
Pat Class:  H01L [SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT...]; there are 238386 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  15; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Aikin Gallant, LLP
1st Invent:  Leilei Zhang (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
Electronic package structures and assembly methods are described. In an embodiment, an electronic package includes a die mounted face up on a bottom side of a package substrate, and a plurality of components on a top side of the package substrate. The plurality of components may be unmolded, and available for rework. Additional structures are included within the package substrate to provide mechanical rigidity and robustness to the package for warpage control.
 

#11462608 Large panel displays with reduced routing line resistance
Applied:  01/07/2021, #17/143939
Issued:  10/04/2022, [635 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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:  15; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Shinya Ono (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device may include a display with pixels formed using light-emitting diodes, thin-film silicon transistors, thin-film semiconducting-oxide transistors, and capacitors. The silicon transistors, semiconducting-transistors, and capacitors may have control terminals that are coupled to gate or routing lines that extend across the face of the display and that are formed in a low resistance source-drain metal routing layer. Forming routing/gate lines using the low resistance source-drain metal routing layer dramatically reduces the resistance of the gate lines, which enables better timing margins for large display panels operating at higher refresh rates.
 

#11462736 Surface stabilized cathode material for lithium ion batteries and synthesizing method of the same
Applied:  02/26/2020, #16/802347
Issued:  10/04/2022, [951 days App to Issue] Normal range: (746 to 1974)
Pat Class:  H01M [PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONV...]; there are 37760 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  11; Normal range for this patent class is (5 to 23)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: BakerHostetler
1st Invent:  Hongli Dai (Los Altos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=3, M=8
Abstract:
2000 char max
A compound represented by Li{subscript}a{/subscript}Co{subscript}(1-x-2y){/subscript}Me{subscript}x{/subscript}(M1M2){subscript}y{/subscript}O{subscript}{/subscript}, (Formula (I)) wherein Me, is one or more of Li, Mg, Al, Ca, Ti, Zr, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ru and Sn, and wherein 0x0.3, 0y0.4, 0.951.4, and 1.902.10 is disclosed. Further, particles including such compounds are described.
 

#11462950 Wireless charging system with object detection
Applied:  12/03/2019, #16/702372
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1036 days App to Issue] Normal range: (674 to 1636)
Pat Class:  H02J [CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRI...]; there are 20244 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 23)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Antoin J. Russell (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
A wireless power transmitting device transmits wireless power signals to a wireless power receiving device using an output circuit that includes a wireless power transmitting coil. Measurement circuitry is coupled to the output circuit to help determine whether the wireless power receiving device is present and ready to accept transmission of wireless power. The measurement circuitry includes a measurement circuit that is coupled to the output circuit and that measures signals while oscillator circuitry supplies the output circuit with signals at a probe frequency. The measurement circuitry also includes a measurement circuit that is coupled to the output circuit and that measures signals while the oscillator circuitry sweeps signals applied to the output circuit between a first frequency and a second frequency to detect sensitive devices such as radio-frequency identification devices. Impulse response circuitry in the measurement circuitry is used to make inductance and Q factor measurements.
 

#11463095 Frequency generation and synchronization systems and methods
Applied:  09/26/2019, #17/268204
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1104 days App to Issue] Normal range: (402 to 1168)
Pat Class:  H03L [AUTOMATIC CONTROL, STARTING, SYNCHRONISATION, OR STABIL...]; there are 6848 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (9 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Eschweiler Potashnik, LLC
1st Invent:  Zdravko Boos (Munich, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
A clock generator can include a Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) oscillator and a phased-locked loop (PLL). The FinFET oscillator can generate a FinFET signal. The PLL can generate an output clock signal based on a reference clock signal and the FinFET signal.
 

#11463141 Codebook design for beamformed CSI-RS for FD-MIMO
Applied:  06/08/2020, #16/895143
Issued:  10/04/2022, [848 days App to Issue] Normal range: (574 to 1856)
Pat Class:  H04B [TRANSMISSION [4]...]; there are 69080 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  30; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 29)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Eschweiler Potashnik, LLC
1st Invent:  Alexei Davydov (Nizhny Novgorod, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Codebook designs are disclosed for full-dimensional multiple-input-multiple output (FD-MIMO) wireless cellular systems. The FD-MIMO cookbooks employ channel state information reference signals (CSI-RS). The codebook designs are used in beamforming CSI-RSs by the enhanced nodeB (eNB), where the CSI-RS is sent to the user equipment (UE), enabling the UE to perform channel estimation. The codebooks support beam selection, co-phasing between polarizations, and beam combining.
 

#11463180 Systems and methods for handgrip and case detection for multi-carrier wireless systems
Applied:  07/01/2021, #17/365801
Issued:  10/04/2022, [460 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast Normal range: (574 to 1856)
Pat Class:  H04B [TRANSMISSION [4]...]; there are 69080 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  19; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 29)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Rajesh Bezawada (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and methods for multi-carrier frequency grip detection are described. For example, a method may include determining a first signal strength of a first signal received using a first antenna from a source device; determining a second signal strength of a second signal received using a second antenna from the source device; comparing the first signal strength with the second signal strength; and detecting a detuned condition for a device including the first antenna and the second antenna based on the comparison of the first signal strength with the second signal strength.
 

#11463212 Methods of frequency domain intra-orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol multi RX-beam measurement and dynamic RX beam sweeping
Applied:  12/29/2017, #16/768460
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1740 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:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Zhibin Yu (Unterhaching, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
A communication device comprises a receiver including at least two receive antennas and configured to receive at least one reference signal of a plurality of reference signals, each reference signal being transmitted from at least one base station at a predefined reference signal transmission time; a controller configured to switch between at least two receive configurations of the at least two antennas during a reception period of the at least one reference signal; and a signal quality determiner configured to determine a parameter indicative of a first signal quality of the received reference signal for each receive configuration.
 

#11463230 Accurate period measurement and synchronization through sensor stream interface
Applied:  07/26/2021, #17/385773
Issued:  10/04/2022, [435 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Shoichiro Sengoku (Dublin, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: No name resolution.
Abstract:
2000 char max
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for sensor systems, in which one or more sensors are linked with a host processor. The sensors may transmit a sequence of frames, such as video frames to the host processor. The methods may include determining and/or adjusting a period or frequency of a first clock or oscillator in a sensor device, based on two signals applied by the sensor to a sequence of frames. The host processor may use its own clock or oscillator to determine an elapsed time between the two signals to determine the period or frequency of the first clock and may apply an adjustment to the sensor''s clock. Other embodiments are directed to sensor systems in which two or more sensors may transmit respective sequences of frames to the host processor. The methods may provide the host processor a means to synchronize transmission of the frames from the sensors. The systems, methods, and devices may avoid the need for dedicated timing or synchronization lines.
 

#11463695 Method for encoding/decoding image signal, and device for same
Applied:  03/10/2021, #17/197442
Issued:  10/04/2022, [573 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:  4; Unusually Few Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fish Richardson P.C.
1st Invent:  Bae Keun Lee (Seongnam-si, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
An image decoding method according to the present invention includes: a step for dividing the current picture into a plurality of tiles; a step for decoding division information indicating a slice defining method; and a step for determining a first slice on the basis of the division information.
 

#11463707 Techniques of multi-hypothesis motion compensation
Applied:  05/20/2020, #16/879007
Issued:  10/04/2022, [867 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:  56; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: BakerHostetler
1st Invent:  Alexandros Michael Tourapis (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present disclosure describes techniques for coding and decoding video in which a plurality of coding hypotheses are developed for an input pixel block of frame content. Each coding hypothesis may include generation of prediction data for the input pixel block according to a respective prediction search. The input pixel block may be coded with reference to a prediction block formed from prediction data derived according to plurality of hypotheses. Data of the coded pixel block may be transmitted to a decoder along with data identifying a number of the hypotheses used during the coding to a channel. At a decoder, an inverse process may be performed, which may include generation of a counterpart prediction block from prediction data derived according to the hypothesis identified with the coded pixel block data, then decoding of the coded pixel block according to the prediction data.
 

#11463723 Method for encoding/decoding image signal and device therefor
Applied:  12/26/2019, #17/056307
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1013 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:  10; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fish Richardson P.C.
1st Invent:  Bae Keun Lee (Seongnam-si, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
An image decoding method according to the present invention may comprise the steps of: generating an affine mergence candidate list for a current block; specifying one of multiple affine mergence candidates contained in the affine mergence candidate list; deriving affine seed vectors of the specified mergence candidate; deriving a sub-block motion vector for a sub-block in the current block by using the affine seed vectors, wherein the sub-block is smaller in size than the current block; deriving offset data for the sub-block; and generating a sub-prediction block for the sub-block on the basis of the affine vector and the offset data.
 

#11463796 Force-activated earphone
Applied:  02/16/2021, #17/176310
Issued:  10/04/2022, [595 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; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Nahid Harjee (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
An earphone includes a housing that defines a force input surface opposite a touch input surface. A spring member in the housing includes a first arm that biases a touch sensor toward the touch input surface. The spring member also includes a second arm that biases a first force electrode toward the housing and allows the first force electrode to move toward a second force electrode when a force is applied to the force input surface. A non-binary amount of the force is determinable using a change in a mutual capacitance between the first force electrode and the second force electrode. The mutual capacitance between the first force electrode and the second force electrode may be measured upon detecting a touch using the touch sensor.
 

#11463797 Force-activated earphone
Applied:  03/31/2021, #17/219799
Issued:  10/04/2022, [552 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; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Nahid Harjee (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
An earphone includes a speaker housing; a speaker positioned in the speaker housing; a stem extending from the speaker housing, the stem defining an input surface; a conductive object disposed within the stem; a flexible circuit positioned between the stem and the conductive object; a member positioned between the flexible circuit and the conductive object operable to allow the flexible circuit to move with respect to the stem; a force sensor electrode disposed within the flexible circuit; and a controller operable to determine an input to the earphone using a change in capacitance detected using the force sensor electrode, the change in capacitance corresponding to a non-binary amount of a force applied to the input surface. In some examples, the earphone further includes a touch sensor electrode disposed within the flexible circuit.
 

#11463799 Force-activated earphone
Applied:  06/17/2021, #17/351133
Issued:  10/04/2022, [474 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Nahid Harjee (Sunnyvale, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
An earphone includes a housing that defines a force input surface opposite a touch input surface. A spring member in the housing includes a first arm that biases a touch sensor toward the touch input surface. The spring member also includes a second arm that biases a first force electrode toward the housing and allows the first force electrode to move toward a second force electrode when a force is applied to the force input surface. A non-binary amount of the force is determinable using a change in a mutual capacitance between the first force electrode and the second force electrode. The mutual capacitance between the first force electrode and the second force electrode may be measured upon detecting a touch using the touch sensor.
 

#11463883 Cellular service account transfer for accessory wireless devices
Applied:  08/24/2020, #17/001575
Issued:  10/04/2022, [771 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dickinson Wright RLLP
1st Invent:  Anish Kumar Goyal (Milpitas, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
This Application describes efficient cellular service transfer mechanisms to move cellular services that are based on cellular service credentials, e.g., eSIMs, between accessory wireless devices under various scenarios, including in some embodiments transfer of multiple eSIMs. The first and second accessory wireless devices and the primary wireless device are associated with a common user account. Transfer of credentials for cellular service access can occur between two accessory wireless devices via the primary wireless device, where the primary wireless device and the accessory wireless devices interact with applicable network-based servers.
 

#11463938 Managing control plane latency for integrated access and backhaul
Applied:  09/25/2019, #17/275108
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1105 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Yujian Zhang (Beijing, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and methods of reducing control plane latency in a 5G IAB network are described. SRs transmitted between nodes indicate that a control plane PDU is to be transmitted. The SRs use periodic resources or OCCs reserved for control plane signaling and are initiated by an RRC message or RACH from the UE. The SRs are initiated if the LCID field in the MAC subheader of the RRC message indicates the CCCH or the DCCH logical channel. If the PDU is available after the original resource, a resource is used that is provided via another grant, which is periodically provided or automatically initiated due to failure to transmit on the original grant. The SR or RRC message can also specify a delayed timeslot for the grant. For contention-based procedures the RACH preamble is randomly selected or selected from among a set of RACH preambles assigned for RRC procedures.
 

#11463999 Aperiodic CSI reference signals (CSI-RS) with aperiodic report triggering
Applied:  05/25/2020, #16/882675
Issued:  10/04/2022, [862 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Alexei Davydov (Nizhny Novgorod, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Dynamic transmission of non-zero power channel state information resource signals and interference measurement resources is described. Such dynamic transmission reduces or eliminates a need to buffer and store channel and interference measurements The described approach also reduces the overhead due to transmission of those resources and enables flexible time-domain channel state information requests.
 

#11464002 Hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) based on codeblock groups in new radio systems
Applied:  08/11/2020, #16/990629
Issued:  10/04/2022, [784 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Hong He (Beijing, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE), Generation Node-B (gNB) and methods of communication are disclosed herein. The UE may receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) that schedules a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a slot, and on a component carrier (CC) of a plurality of CCs. The PDCCH may include a total downlink assignment index (DAI) and a counter DAI for hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) feedback of the PDSCH. The total DAI may indicate a total number of pairs of CCs and slots for the HARQ-ACK feedback. The UE may encode the HARQ-ACK feedback to include a bit that indicates whether the PDSCH is successfully decoded. A size of the HARQ-ACK feedback may be based on the total DAI, and a position of the bit may be based on the counter DAI.
 

#11464065 Enhanced cellular connectivity via opportunistic extension of RRC connected mode
Applied:  06/18/2020, #16/905620
Issued:  10/04/2022, [838 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:  19; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  No Firm or Attorney on Patent. Could be inside counsel.
1st Invent:  Tarakkumar G. Dhanani (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and methods for extending connectivity with a cellular network are disclosed herein. A UE may monitor a serving cell of the UE and a neighbor cell of the UE to determine whether there is a network condition wherein the UE is to transition to an out-of-service (OOS) state if it were to fall to an Radio Resource Control (RRC) Idle state. The UE may react by, before expiration of an inactivity period corresponding to a transition to an RRC Idle mode, initiating signaling activity with a radio access network (RAN) node of the serving cell. In other embodiments, the UE may determine, based on a number of secondary devices connected to the UE, to initiate signaling with the RAN node of the serving cell before expiration of an inactivity period and according to whether a maximum number of extensions of an extension activity period has been reached.
 

#11464069 Communications network
Applied:  10/07/2019, #16/595260
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1093 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Gahima S. Mbonye (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
A communications network may be used to convey Short Message Service (SMS) messages using the Internet Protocol (IP). User equipment may transmit an SMS-over-IP Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message to wireless equipment over a high-bandwidth communications link. The wireless equipment may route the SMS-over-IP SIP message to the ePDG. When the high-bandwidth link is unavailable, the user equipment may transmit a compressed message to the proxy server over a low-bandwidth communications link. The proxy server may convert the compressed message into an SMS-over-IP SIP message that is transmitted to the ePDG. The proxy server may serve as a proxy for the first user equipment from the perspective of the ePDG. This may allow SMS message data to continue to be conveyed through the communications network even when the high-bandwidth communications link becomes unavailable.
 

#11464075 Method and apparatus for configuration of reference signal
Applied:  09/10/2018, #16/646176
Issued:  10/04/2022, [1485 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:  12; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Eschweiler Potashnik, LLC
1st Invent:  Yushu Zhang (Beijing, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Provided herein are method and apparatus for configuration of a Reference Signal (RS) and a Tracking Reference Signal (TRS). An embodiment provides an apparatus for an access node including a radio frequency (RF) interface; and processing circuitry configured to: determine a time density of a Tracking Reference Signal (TRS) based on a subcarrier spacing of a bandwidth part (BWP) in a current component carrier for a user equipment (UE); determine a frequency density of the TRS based on a bandwidth of the TRS; determine a quasi co-location (QCL) relationship of the TRS; and encode the TRS based on at least one of the time density, the frequency density and the QCL relationship for transmission to the UE via the RF interface. At least some embodiments allow for beam management, and allow for fine time and/or frequency offset tracking.
 

#11464126 Offset control for assembling an electronic device housing
Applied:  09/25/2020, #17/033117
Issued:  10/04/2022, [739 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 28424 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  David Pakula (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Housings for electronic devices are disclosed. According to one aspect, adjoining surfaces of electronic device housings can be mounted or arranged such that adjoining surfaces are flush to a high degree of precision. The electronic devices can be portable and in some cases handheld.
 


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