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

As of: 02/27/2024

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

Assignee Summary:
PatentsOwner
50 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
15 G06F [ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING (computer systems base...]
11 H04W [WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS [2009.01]...]
5 H04R [LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ...]
4 G02B [OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes pre...]
3 H04L [TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC C...]
2 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 H01Q [AERIALS (radiators or aerials for microwave heating H05...]
1 H02J [CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS OR SYSTEMS FOR SUPPLYING OR DISTRI...]
1 G02F [DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH...]
1 A47F [SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, ...]
1 D03D [WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS...]
1 G01S [RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING ...]
1 H04M [TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling othe...]
1 G06K [RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRI...]


Patent Count History Chart:


Details on individual patents:

#11913143 Fabric with electrical components
Applied:  03/04/2020, #16/809445
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1455 days App to Issue] Normal range: (566 to 1958)
Pat Class:  D03D [WOVEN FABRICS; METHODS OF WEAVING; LOOMS...]; there are 1022 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  14; Normal range for this patent class is (5 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Kyle L Chatham (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=3, M=14
Abstract:
2000 char max
Interlacing equipment may be used to form fabric and to create a gap in the fabric. The fabric may include one or more conductive strands. An insertion tool may be used to align an electrical component with the conductive strands during interlacing operations. A soldering tool may be used to remove insulation from the conductive strands to expose conductive segments on the conductive strands. The soldering tool may be used to solder the conductive segments to the electrical component. The solder connections may be located in grooves in the electrical component. An encapsulation tool may dispense encapsulation material in the grooves to encapsulate the solder connections. After the electrical component is electrically connected to the conductive strands, the insertion tool may position and release the electrical component in the gap. A component retention tool may temporarily be used to retain the electrical component in the gap as interlacing operations continue.
 

#11913597 Product-display system
Applied:  12/01/2021, #17/539902
Issued:  02/27/2024, [818 days App to Issue] Normal range: (473 to 1495)
Pat Class:  A47F [SPECIAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS, OR ACCESSORIES FOR SHOPS, ...]; there are 3845 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  31; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (5 to 23)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C.
1st Invent:  Sheng Yang (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=9
Abstract:
2000 char max
A product-display system for displaying and securing a retail product. The system may include a retainer having a retainer bracket and a retainer body coupled to the retainer bracket. A retaining cable may be coupled to the retainer body at an opening in the retainer body. A fastener that may be unfastened to release the product from the retainer may only be accessed through the opening of the retainer body such that when the retaining cable is coupled to the opening, no fasteners of the retainer may be visible or accessible. The system may also include a display stem for holding the retainer and product. The display stem may include a recess for receiving at least a portion of the retainer body. The retaining cable may extend through the display stem and may simultaneously transmit power and data to a displayed product. The retainer may be returned to and held on top of the display stem using a retaining cable. The retainer may be oriented on top of the display stem in one or more predetermined positions through the use of magnetic forces.
 

#11914078 Calibration of a depth sensing array using color image data
Applied:  09/02/2019, #17/268963
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1639 days App to Issue] Normal range: (484 to 1748)
Pat Class:  G01S [RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING ...]; there are 13672 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kligler Associates Patent Attorneys Ltd.
1st Invent:  David Silver (Haifa, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Imaging apparatus ({b}22{/b}) includes a radiation source ({b}40{/b}), which emits pulsed beams ({b}42{/b}) of optical radiation toward a target scene ({b}24{/b}). An array ({b}52{/b}) of sensing elements ({b}78{/b}) output signals indicative of respective times of incidence of photons in a first image of the target scene that is formed on the array of sensing elements. An image sensor ({b}64{/b}) captures a second image of the target scene in registration with the first image. Processing and control circuitry ({b}56, 58{/b}) identifies, responsively to the signals, areas of the array on which the pulses of optical radiation reflected from corresponding regions of the target scene are incident, and processes the signals from the sensing elements in the identified areas in order measure depth coordinates of the corresponding regions of the target scene based on the times of incidence, while identifying, responsively to the second image, one or more of the regions of the target scene as no-depth regions.
 

#11914141 Electronic device with protected light sources
Applied:  06/27/2019, #16/455416
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1706 days App to Issue] Unusually Slow Normal range: (471 to 1445)
Pat Class:  G02B [OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes pre...]; there are 58860 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  14; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Fletcher R. Rothkopf (Los Altos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device such as a head-mounted device may have gaze tracking sensors and other circuits that include packaged light-emitting devices. The packaged light-emitting devices may each include a light-emitting component such as a light-emitting diode or laser that emits infrared light or light of other wavelengths. The packaged light-emitting devices may have protection circuitry. The protection circuitry of each device may include one or more sensors such as a package integrity sensor, a proximity sensor, a photodetector for measuring emitted light intensity, a temperature sensor for measuring a temperature associated with the light-emitting component, and a current sensor. A control circuit such as an integrated circuit containing a comparator or other analog circuitry and/or a digital control circuit may gather information from one or more of the sensors and may control the light-emitting component based on the sensor information to prevent elevated light emission intensities.
 

#11914152 Video compression methods and apparatus
Applied:  02/04/2022, #17/665324
Issued:  02/27/2024, [753 days App to Issue] Normal range: (471 to 1445)
Pat Class:  G02B [OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes pre...]; there are 58860 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Geoffrey Stahl (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A mixed reality system including a head-mounted display (HMD) and a base station. Information collected by HMD sensors may be transmitted to the base via a wired or wireless connection. On the base, a rendering engine renders frames including virtual content based in part on the sensor information, and an encoder compresses the frames according to an encoding protocol before sending the frames to the HMD over the connection. Instead of using a previous frame to estimate motion vectors in the encoder, motion vectors from the HMD and the rendering engine are input to the encoder and used in compressing the frame. The motion vectors may be embedded in the data stream along with the encoded frame data and transmitted to the HMD over the connection. If a frame is not received at the HMD, the HMD may synthesize a frame from a previous frame using the motion vectors.
 

#11914158 Head-mounted display with adjustment mechanism
Applied:  05/17/2021, #17/321725
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1016 days App to Issue] Normal range: (471 to 1445)
Pat Class:  G02B [OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes pre...]; there are 58860 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C.
1st Invent:  Killian J. Poore (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
A head-mounted display to be worn by a user includes a housing, and an eye chamber to be positioned adjacent to eyes of the user. A support assembly includes a headband and an adjustment mechanism that is operable to change fit of the headband relative to the head of the user in response to a control signal, wherein the adjustment mechanism includes a feedback component, and the control signal is generated based on output from the feedback component.
 

#11914201 Mechanisms that transfer light between layers of multi-chip photonic assemblies
Applied:  05/20/2022, #17/750082
Issued:  02/27/2024, [648 days App to Issue] Normal range: (471 to 1445)
Pat Class:  G02B [OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS (G02F takes pre...]; there are 58860 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  24; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Jeremy D. Witmer (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A multi-chip photonic assembly includes first and second photonic integrated circuits having first and second waveguides vertically stacked such that first vertical dimensions of the first and second waveguides occupy different horizontal planes in the stack. At least one of the first and second waveguides has a region that has a second vertical dimension that is larger than the first vertical dimension and either horizontally overlaps the other waveguide and/or vertically contacts the other waveguide. Light moving through one of the waveguides from the first vertical dimension to the other vertical dimension changes modes vertically so that the light moves from one waveguide to the other.
 

#11914259 Transparent structure with controllable lighting
Applied:  02/06/2023, #18/165042
Issued:  02/27/2024, [386 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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:  24; Normal range for this patent class is (6 to 24)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Young Basile Hanlon MacFarlane, P.C.
1st Invent:  Clarisse Mazuir (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Aspects of the present disclosure involve a transparent structure. The structure may include at least one light source, a transparent light-carrying guide layer optically coupled with the at least one light source. The structure may include refractive layers where a light absorbing feature is operably associated with the light-carrying guide layer to absorb any light not internally reflected in the light guide layer, at least adjacent the light source.
 

#11914419 Systems and methods for prompting a log-in to an electronic device based on biometric information received from a user
Applied:  07/12/2022, #17/863189
Issued:  02/27/2024, [595 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:  30; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP
1st Invent:  Raymond S. Sepulveda (Portland, OR)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=12
Abstract:
2000 char max
An example method is performed at a device with a display and a biometric sensor. While the device is in a locked state, the method includes displaying a log-in user interface that is associated with logging in to a first and second user account. While displaying the log-in user interface, the method includes, receiving biometric information, and in response to receiving the biometric information: when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the first user account and the first user account does not have an active session, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the first user account; and when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the second user account and the second user account does not have an active session on the device, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the second user account.
 

#11914500 Debugging of accelerator circuit for mathematical operations using packet limit breakpoint
Applied:  02/03/2022, #17/591888
Issued:  02/27/2024, [754 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C.
1st Invent:  Liran Fishel (Raanana, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to debugging of an accelerator circuit using a packet limit breakpoint. A vector circuit reads a subset of instruction packets from an instruction memory and receives a portion of input data from a data memory corresponding to the subset of instruction packets. The vector circuit executes a set of vector operations in accordance with multiple instruction packets from the subset using data from the received portion of input data identified in the multiple instruction packets to generate output data. A program counter control circuit coupled to the instruction memory triggers a breakpoint in a program stored in the instruction memory causing the accelerator circuit to stop executing remaining instruction packets in the program following the multiple instruction packets responsive to a number of instruction packets executed in the program from a time instant of an event reaching a predetermined number.
 

#11914511 Decoupling atomicity from operation size
Applied:  06/22/2020, #16/907740
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1345 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Francesco Spadini (Sunset Valley, TX)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
In an embodiment, a processor implements a different atomicity size (for memory consistency order) than the operation size. More particularly, the processor may implement a smaller atomicity size than the operation size. For example, for multiple register loads, the atomicity size may be the register size. In another example, the vector element size may be the atomicity size for vector load instructions. In yet another example, multiple contiguous vector elements, but fewer than all the vector elements in a vector register, may be the atomicity size for vector load instructions.
 

#11914521 Cache quota control
Applied:  06/29/2022, #17/809822
Issued:  02/27/2024, [608 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Wolfgang H. Klingauf (Morgan Hill, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
A mechanism for cache quota control is disclosed. A cache memory is configured to receive access requests from a plurality of agents, wherein a given request from a given agent of the plurality of agents specifies an identification value associated with the given agent of the plurality of agents. A cache controller is coupled to the cache memory, and is configured to store indications of current allocations of the cache memory to individual ones of the plurality of agents. The cache controller is further configured to track requests to the cache memory based on identification values specified in the requests and determine whether to update allocations of the cache memory to the individual ones of the plurality of agents based on the tracked requests.
 

#11914532 Memory device bandwidth optimization
Applied:  03/17/2022, #17/655324
Issued:  02/27/2024, [712 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Gregory S. Mathews (Saratoga, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques for scheduling memory operations are disclosed in which alternate read/write commands within a multi-bank memory operation are delayed beyond a minimum timing parameter in order to increase memory data bus utilization. The remaining read/write commands are not delayed beyond the minimum timing parameter. Every other clock cycle (e.g., even clock cycles) within the memory operation is reserved for activate commands, while other commands such as sync and read/write are scheduled on the intervening clock cycles (e.g., odd clock cycles). For memory devices for which a sync command (which causes a clock of the memory data bus to start) is to precede a corresponding read/write command by a number of clock cycles that would place it in a cycle reserved for activate commands, a particular operation mode is disclosed in which the memory device internally delays a received sync command.
 

#11914537 Techniques for load balancing with a hub device and multiple endpoints
Applied:  04/12/2022, #17/718984
Issued:  02/27/2024, [686 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Jared S. Grubb (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques are disclosed for managing the connection assignments of a plurality of accessory devices to one or more hub devices. In one example, a user device acting as a leader device receives an assignment request from an accessory device. The user device may obtain information corresponding to hub attributes from the one or more hub devices. The user device may also obtain accessory traits from the accessory device. The user device can compare the accessory traits with the hub attributes to determine a connection score for each hub device. The user device can then assign the accessory device to the hub device with the highest connection score.
 

#11914646 Generating textual content based on an expected viewing angle
Applied:  06/27/2022, #17/850093
Issued:  02/27/2024, [610 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:  21; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fernando Partners, LLP
1st Invent:  Geoffrey Stahl (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
In accordance with some implementations, a method is performed at an electronic device including one or more processors, a non-transitory memory, a positional sensor, a rendering system, and a display. The method includes while displaying, on the display, first textual content according to an initial viewing angle, determining an expected viewing angle based on the initial viewing angle and positional data from the positional sensor. The positional data indicates a positional change of the electronic device. The initial viewing angle is different from the expected viewing angle. The method includes, in accordance with a determination that the expected viewing angle satisfies a render criterion, generating, via the rendering system, second textual content based on the expected viewing angle. The method includes displaying, on the display, the second textual content according to the expected viewing angle.
 

#11914737 Authenticated and encrypted archives
Applied:  04/27/2021, #17/242105
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1036 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; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Frederic Jacobs (Canton of Vaud, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments described herein provide a compressed container format that enables the container to be decrypted and decompressed in a streaming manner. One embodiment provides a container format for encrypted archives in which data is compressed and encrypted in a segmented manner. A segment of the archive can be decompressed, decrypted, and checked for integrity before the entire archive is received. Metadata for the encrypted archive is also encrypted to secure details of data stored within the archive.
 

#11914772 Motion and gesture input from a wearable device
Applied:  06/30/2022, #17/855497
Issued:  02/27/2024, [607 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
1st Invent:  Nicholas Paul Joseph Allec (Champaign, IL)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
This disclosure relates to detecting hand gesture input using an electronic device, such as a wearable device strapped to a wrist. The device can have multiple photodiodes, each sensing light at a different position on a surface of the device that faces skin of a user. Examples of the disclosure detect hand gestures by recognizing patterns in sensor data that are characteristic of each hand gesture, as the tissue expands and contracts and anatomical features in the tissue move during the gesture.
 

#11914780 Finger-mounted device with sensors and haptics
Applied:  08/11/2022, #17/886360
Issued:  02/27/2024, [565 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Paul X Wang (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=10
Abstract:
2000 char max
A finger-mounted device may include finger-mounted units. The finger-mounted units may each have a body that serves as a support structure for components such as force sensors, accelerometers, and other sensors and for haptic output devices. The body may have sidewall portions coupled by a portion that rests adjacent to a user''s fingernail. The body may be formed from deformable material such as metal or may be formed from adjustable structures such as sliding body portions that are coupled to each other using magnetic attraction, springs, or other structures. The body of each finger-mounted unit may have a U-shaped cross-sectional profile that leaves the finger pad of each finger exposed when the body is coupled to a fingertip of a user''s finger. Control circuitry may gather finger press input, lateral finger movement input, and finger tap input using the sensors and may provide haptic output using the haptic output device.
 

#11914782 Quiet hours for notifications
Applied:  02/10/2023, #18/167808
Issued:  02/27/2024, [382 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:  51; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kubota Basol LLP
1st Invent:  Imran A. Chaudhri (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
In some implementations, a computing device can be configured to automatically turn off notifications when generating a notification would cause a disturbance or be unwanted by a user. The device can be configured with quiet hours during which notifications that would otherwise be generated by the computing device can be suppressed. In some implementations, quiet hours can be configured as a time period with a start time and an end time. In some implementations, quiet hours can be derived from application data. For example, calendar data, alarm clock data, map data, etc. can be used to determine when quiet hours should be enforced. In some implementations, the device can be configured with exceptions to quiet hour notification suppression. In some implementations, the user can identify contacts to which the quiet hours notification suppression should not be applied.
 

#11914848 Providing relevant data items based on context
Applied:  10/11/2022, #17/963516
Issued:  02/27/2024, [504 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:  54; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US)
1st Invent:  John L. Blatz (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In one example, a plurality of data items selected by a user are received, wherein a plurality of confidence values corresponding to the plurality of data items are identified. The plurality of data items is ordered. The first data item is displayed, and updated context information associated with the electronic device is received. An update to the plurality of confidence values is detected, wherein the updated plurality of confidence values includes a third confidence value associated with a third data item of the plurality of ordered data items. In accordance with a determination that the third confidence value is higher than a first confidence value of the first data item, an order of the plurality of ordered data items is modified, and the third data item of the plurality of ordered data items is displayed.
 

#11914973 Performing multiple bit computation and convolution in memory
Applied:  11/19/2020, #16/953093
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1195 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Shahzad Nazar (Fremont, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=5
Abstract:
2000 char max
A compute-memory circuit included in a computer system includes multiple data storage cells and multiplier circuits. The data storage cells store weight values associated with a first operand. The multiplier circuits are coupled to a global bit line and receive the weight values via local bit lines coupled to the data storage cells. Using the received weight values and activation signals indicative of a second operand, the multiplier circuits modify a voltage level of the global bit line. The resultant voltage level on the global bit line is indicative of a product of the first and second operands, and can be converted to a digital value using an analog-to-digital converter circuit.
 

#11914983 Virtual restructuring for patching compressed disk images
Applied:  08/29/2022, #17/898013
Issued:  02/27/2024, [547 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Christian T. Martelock (Los Gatos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Aspects and features include using a virtual disk image to improve computational performance when applying a software patch. Compressed extents within a stored disk image are detected. The compressed extents are virtually reordered to form compressed forks within a virtual disk image and the compressed forks are selected for decompression based on code to be patched. A decompressed fork with the patch is virtually written to the same or another virtual disk image as an updated fork, and the virtual disk image is used to write to storage, either to overwrite the same stored disk image or to produce an updated, compressed disk image. In some examples, the virtual disk image is validated prior to writing to the compressed image by comparing an output hash from the compressed disk image with a known hash to validate the virtual disk image.
 

#11915097 Visual marker with user selectable appearance
Applied:  01/07/2021, #17/143411
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1146 days App to Issue] Normal range: (568 to 1736)
Pat Class:  G06K [RECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRI...]; there are 79157 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  21; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Thompson Hine LLP
1st Invent:  Mohamed Selim Ben Himane (Milpitas, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=8
Abstract:
2000 char max
Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that provide color visual markers that include colored markings that encode data, where the colors of the colored markings are determined by scanning (e.g., detecting the visual marker using a sensor of an electronic device) the visual marker itself. In some implementations, a visual marker is detected in an image of a physical environment. In some implementations, the visual marker is detected in the image by detecting a predefined shape of a first portion of the visual marker in the image. Then, a color-interpretation scheme is determined for interpreting colored markings of the visual marker that encode data by identifying a set of colors at a corresponding set of predetermined locations on the visual marker. Then, the data of the visual marker is decoded using the colored markings and the set of colors of the color-interpretation scheme.
 

#11915373 Attribute value compression for a three-dimensional mesh using geometry information to guide prediction
Applied:  05/17/2022, #17/663794
Issued:  02/27/2024, [651 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Khaled Mammou (Vancouver, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
A system comprises a prediction module configured to predict an attribute value, such as a texture coordinate, for a vertex of a triangle in a two-dimensional (2D) attribute representation based on known positions of vertices of a corresponding triangle in a three-dimensional (3D) geometric representation. In some embodiments, the prediction module adaptively selects a prediction technique between multiple available prediction techniques based on availability of vertices information in the 3D geometric representation and in the 2D attribute representation and further based on compression efficiency and distortion minimization. The prediction module enables compression of attribute information being signaled for volumetric visual content, such as a mesh with texture.
 

#11915460 Machine learning assisted image prediction
Applied:  07/07/2022, #17/860030
Issued:  02/27/2024, [600 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:  23; Normal range for this patent class is (9 to 27)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: BAKERHOSTETLER
1st Invent:  Carlos E. Guestrin (Seattle, WA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=9
Abstract:
2000 char max
A device implementing a system for providing predicted RGB images includes at least one processor configured to obtain an infrared image of a subject, and to obtain a reference RGB image of the subject. The at least one processor is further configured to provide the infrared image and the reference RGB image to a machine learning model, the machine learning model having been trained to output predicted RGB images of subjects based on infrared images and reference RGB images of the subjects. The at least one processor is further configured to provide a predicted RGB image of the subject based on output by the machine learning model.
 

#11916048 Light emitting device reflective bank structure
Applied:  05/31/2022, #17/804707
Issued:  02/27/2024, [637 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:  20; Normal range for this patent class is (7 to 25)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Aikin Gallant, LLP
1st Invent:  Kapil V. Sakariya (Los Altos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Reflective bank structures for light emitting devices are described. The reflective bank structure may include a substrate, an insulating layer on the substrate, and an array of bank openings in the insulating layer with each bank opening including a bottom surface and sidewalls. A reflective layer spans sidewalls of each of the bank openings in the insulating layer.
 

#11916247 Battery pack heat dispensing systems
Applied:  10/28/2021, #17/452683
Issued:  02/27/2024, [852 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:  14; Normal range for this patent class is (5 to 23)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Josef L. Miler (Oakland, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=7
Abstract:
2000 char max
Battery packs according to some embodiments of the present technology may include a first longitudinal beam and a second longitudinal beam. The battery packs may include a plurality of cell blocks disposed between the first longitudinal beam and the second longitudinal beam. The plurality of cell blocks may include first and second cell blocks each characterized by a first side surface proximate the first longitudinal beam, a second side surface, a third side surface proximate the second longitudinal beam, and a fourth side surface. The battery packs may include a first interface material thermally coupling the first side surface of the first cell block with the first longitudinal beam. The battery packs may also include a second interface material thermally coupling the third side surface of the second cell block with the second longitudinal beam.
 

#11916311 Electronic devices having folded antenna modules
Applied:  04/30/2021, #17/246290
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1033 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:  12; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 26)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Lucas R. Compton (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
An electronic device may be provided with a conductive housing sidewall and a phased antenna array that conveys radio-frequency signals at frequencies greater than 10 GHz. Each antenna in the array may radiate through a respective aperture in the sidewall. The antenna module may include a folded flexible printed circuit having a first portion and a second portion that extends from an end of the first portion and that is folded with respect to the first portion. The antennas in the phased antenna array may have antenna resonating elements that are distributed between the first and second portions. Forming the antenna module from a folded flexible printed circuit in this way may serve to minimize the thickness of the antenna module, thereby allowing the antenna module to fit between a ledge of the sidewall and a rear housing wall without occupying excessive space within the device.
 

#11916406 Techniques for wireless power systems power delivery
Applied:  06/02/2022, #17/830722
Issued:  02/27/2024, [635 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Wynand Malan (Auckland, )
Inventors:  Genders: No name resolution.
Abstract:
2000 char max
A wireless power system has a wireless power transmitting device and a wireless power receiving device. The wireless power transmitting device may include a coil and wireless power transmitting circuitry coupled to the coil. The wireless power transmitting circuitry may include impulse response measurement circuitry that measures the inductance of the power transmitting coil and the quality factor of the power transmitting coil. The measured inductance and quality factor may subsequently be used to determine a position of the wireless power receiving device relative to the wireless power transmitting device. The determined position of the wireless power receiving device relative to the wireless power transmitting device may be used to estimate an expected power loss associated with the power transmitting coil. The power transfer operations may be adjusted based on expected and actual power losses.
 

#11916673 Network coding at the packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer to increase communication reliability
Applied:  04/10/2020, #17/437754
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1418 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:  19; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fish Richardson P.C.
1st Invent:  Gabriel Arrobo Vidal (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A method for network coding at a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer by a next-generation NodeB (gNB) includes selecting a coding coefficient from a location in a Vandermonde matrix. The method includes setting an identifier value identifying the location in the Vandermonde matrix corresponding to the selected coding coefficient. The method includes encoding one or more packets each comprising a PDCP data unit. The encoding of at least one of the one or more packets includes applying a function to data in the packet, the function including the coding coefficient. The method includes generating a message comprising the at least one encoded packet. The method includes transmitting the message to a user equipment (UE).
 

#11916785 Symmetric routing in virtualized networks
Applied:  09/24/2021, #17/484871
Issued:  02/27/2024, [886 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: FLETCHER YODER PC
1st Invent:  Chirag Wighe (Milpitas, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments disclosed herein relate to source-based symmetric routing of network traffic in virtual networks. In particular, a source of network traffic in the virtual network is equipped with a routing table that causes the source of the network traffic to route the network traffic symmetrically across zones of the virtual network.
 

#11916861 Displaying interactive notifications on touch sensitive devices
Applied:  11/24/2021, #17/535534
Issued:  02/27/2024, [825 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:  39; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  APPLE (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Morgan, Lewis Bockius LLP
1st Invent:  Matthew E Shepherd (Mountain View, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=7
Abstract:
2000 char max
The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing interactive notification elements. A device receives a first message. The device displays a first notification element in a first area of a user interface. The first notification element comprises information about the received first message. While displaying the first notification element, the device displays a first user interface (UI) element for initiating a reply to the first message. The first UI element includes a text entry field and an audio entry button for initiating recording of audio; and responsive to receiving a selection of the first UI element. In accordance with a determination that the selection includes selection of the audio entry button, the device initiates recording of audio and replacing the text entry field with a representation of the audio being recorded.
 

#11917030 Push notification distribution system
Applied:  03/26/2021, #17/214774
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1068 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:  27; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: BAKERHOSTETLER
1st Invent:  Huan He (Cupertino, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=10
Abstract:
2000 char max
A push notification distribution system centralizes the management and delivery of push notifications to applications executing on electronic devices. Registration requests to register applications for push notifications may be aggregated and sent as an aggregated registration request. The delivery priority of push notifications may be managed according to specified preferences. Upon receiving a push notification intended for an electronic device, a delivery priority of the push notification may be changed if an application identifier associated with the push notification is found on a list of application identifiers with designed delivery priorities.
 

#11917107 System and method for processing voicemail
Applied:  07/12/2022, #17/863102
Issued:  02/27/2024, [595 days App to Issue] Normal range: (530 to 1980)
Pat Class:  H04M [TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION (circuits for controlling othe...]; there are 37969 other patents in this class since 2005.
Claims:  51; Unusually More Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 30)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: DLA Piper LLP (US)
1st Invent:  Marcel Van Os (San Francisco, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
In one example, a recorded voicemail is first converted from speech to text, and a proposed action to be performed by the user is extracted from the voice message. For example, in the voicemail ''this is John, call me at 650.987.0987 at 9 am tomorrow,'' the action is to call John. At least one action parameter for undertaking the action is determined. For example, the action parameters may include the 650.987.0987 telephone number and the 9 am time the following morning, The at least one action parameter may be extracted from the voicemail message or it may be determined by other means, e.g., from a user''s contact book. Finally, the user is presented with a prompt to facilitate undertaking the action using the at least one the parameter. For example, the user may be given the option to set a reminder to call John the following morning at 9 am.
 

#11917350 Loudspeaker having collapsible lead wire
Applied:  08/23/2021, #17/409485
Issued:  02/27/2024, [918 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Aikin Gallant, LLP
1st Invent:  Christopher Wilk (Los Gatos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
A loudspeaker having a compressible lead wire is described. The lead wire carries an electrical audio input signal to a voice coil. The electrical audio input signal drives the voice coil to oscillate in an axial direction. The compressible lead wire includes an elastic portion that stretches and compresses in the axial direction to allow the voice coil to oscillate freely. The elastic portion includes several compressible elements that are located within a cavity of the loudspeaker. The compressible elements extend through the cavity in the axial direction. Other aspects are also described and claimed.
 

#11917354 Force-activated earphone
Applied:  08/27/2022, #17/897149
Issued:  02/27/2024, [549 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: 32533 (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.
 

#11917355 Force-activated earphone
Applied:  08/27/2022, #17/897152
Issued:  02/27/2024, [549 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: 32533 (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.
 

#11917379 Home sound localization and identification
Applied:  01/10/2023, #18/152633
Issued:  02/27/2024, [413 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: DORSEY WHITNEY LLP
1st Invent:  Paul G. Puskarich (London, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
A system for sound localization can include a first electronic device having a microphone to detect a sound, and a second electronic device. A processor can be in communication with the first electronic device and the second electronic device. The processor can receive a first signal from the first electronic device corresponding to the detected sound, determine a location of origin of the detected sound based at least in part on the first signal, and provide a second signal to the second electronic device based at least in part on the location of origin.
 

#11917387 MEMS speaker
Applied:  01/27/2023, #18/102667
Issued:  02/27/2024, [396 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: BAKERHOSTETLER
1st Invent:  Gokhan Hatipoglu (Santa Clara, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices having speakers such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) speakers. A MEMS speaker can include an electrostatically driven, corrugated MEMS structure to move air without a magnet, coil, or traditional speaker membrane, and thus provide a low-power, compact speaker with a large acoustically active area in a small volume. Neighboring folds in the corrugated MEMS structure may form pairs of MEMS electrodes that can be pushed together and/or pulled apart to deform the MEMS structure in a breathing motion that generates pressure differentials on opposing sides of the corrugated MEMS structure to generate sound. Additional modes of operation are described.
 

#11917424 Signaling a quasi-colocation update with aperiodic reference signals
Applied:  09/16/2020, #17/437540
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1259 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Yushu Zhang (Beijing, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
This disclosure relates to techniques for signaling a quasi-colocation (QCL) update in a wireless communication system. A network or base station may indicate to a UE to change a spatial relationship for transmission/reception. The base station may provide aperiodic reference signals for the UE to use in beam tracking according to the new spatial relationship. Optionally, the base station may also provide aperiodic reference signals for time, frequency, and/or phase tracking. Thus, the network may configure the UE to change to the new spatial relationship and use the aperiodic reference signals to quickly complete initial tracking operations.
 

#11917464 5G NR efficient FR1/FR2 operation
Applied:  05/26/2021, #17/331331
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1007 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Muhammad Saad (Sachse, TX)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=4
Abstract:
2000 char max
Apparatuses, systems, and methods for RACH procedures to avoid excessive handover/secondary cell group failures. A base station may declare a handover and/or secondary cell group (SCG) failure and may determine that a failure threshold has been met. The base station may perform a remedial action in response to meeting the failure threshold. The failure threshold may be multi-dimensional, where a first dimension is associated with a number of handover/SCG failures and where a second dimension is associated with a time period in which the number of handover/SCG failures occurred. Further, a third dimension may be associated with a UE mobility state and a fourth dimension may be associated with whether the UE is using FR1 or FR2. The remedial action in response to meeting the failure threshold may include the base station suspending transmission of measurement object configurations for a specified period of time.
 

#11917517 Power-efficient synchronization for long-range device-to-device communications
Applied:  07/19/2021, #17/379458
Issued:  02/27/2024, [953 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Treyz Law Group, P.C.
1st Invent:  Jan Ellenbeck (Gruenwald, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
A communications network may include user equipment (UE) devices. When a first UE device becomes off-grid and has an emergency message, the first UE device may transmit device-to-device signals for receipt by a second UE device. The signals may include one or more preambles that precede the emergency message and that are used by the second UE device to perform synchronization with the first UE device. The second UE device may periodically activate a receiver during a series of windows to listen for the signals, may receive a preamble sequence during one of the windows, and may synchronize its timing to the first UE device for receipt of the emergency message based on the preamble sequence. This may allow the UE devices to be synchronized for transfer of the emergency message over long distances while consuming a minimal amount of power on the second UE device.
 

#11917532 Handling transmit and receive blanking for multi-RAT and DSDA capable wireless devices
Applied:  09/21/2021, #17/481262
Issued:  02/27/2024, [889 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Junzhen Qin (Beijing, )
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
This disclosure relates to techniques for multi-RAT and DSDA capable wireless devices to handle frame blanking in a wireless communication system. A wireless device may establish wireless links according to a first radio access technology and a second radio access technology. The wireless device may determine to perform transmit and receive blanking for one or more antennas of the wireless device for the first radio access technology to perform sounding reference signal transmissions for the second radio access technology based at least in part on a band combination for the wireless links. The wireless device may determine a modification to channel state feedback reporting for the first radio access technology based at least in part on the transmit and receive blanking. The wireless device may perform channel state feedback reporting using the determined modification.
 

#11917537 Power management in wireless modems
Applied:  01/08/2021, #17/144398
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1145 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:  18; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Eschweiler Potashnik, LLC
1st Invent:  Firouz Behnamfar (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
Techniques discussed herein can facilitate power management at a User Equipment (UE) via selection of a power management stage based on a current power status. One example aspect is a UE comprising one or more processors configured to: monitor a temperature of the UE via one or more temperature sensors and a power usage of the UE; determine a power status of the UE based at least in part on the temperature of the UE and the power usage of the UE; select, based at least in part on the determined power status, a power management stage of a plurality of power management stages; and implement one or more power management techniques associated with the selected power management stage. A notification can be triggered to alert a user that the processor is implementing the one or more power management techniques prior to implementation.
 

#11917540 Target wake time scheme for multicast communication
Applied:  05/06/2019, #16/403983
Issued:  02/27/2024, [1758 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein Fox P.L.L.C.
1st Invent:  Jarkko L. Kneckt (Los Gatos, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=3
Abstract:
2000 char max
Some embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for implementing a target wake time (TWT) technique for multicast communication. For example, some embodiments relate to a method including configuring a target wake time (TWT) process for delivering one or more multicast packets to a group of electronic devices. The method further includes determining that a service period associated with the TWT process has started and transmitting, in accordance with the TWT process, the one or more multicast packets during the service period, where the one or more transmitted multicast packets are addressed to the group of electronic devices.
 

#11917626 Uplink transmission for multi-panel operation
Applied:  10/25/2021, #17/510196
Issued:  02/27/2024, [855 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:  18; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Fish Richardson P.C.
1st Invent:  Gang Xiong (Portland, OR)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
Methods, systems, and storage media are described for uplink transmission for multi-panel operation. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
 

#11917642 Enhancement of performance of ultra-reliable low-latency communication
Applied:  03/11/2022, #17/692673
Issued:  02/27/2024, [718 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:  26; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Debdeep Chatterjee (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=0, M=1
Abstract:
2000 char max
The disclosure describes mechanisms for reliability enhancement on control channel and data channel and mechanisms in URLLC. An apparatus of a RAN node for URLLC includes baseband circuitry to configure at least one DCI for scheduling transmission of at least one PDSCH content having same information. For each DCI, the baseband circuitry determines a CORESET for transmitting the DCI. The disclosure further describes mechanisms for the support of low latency transmission in URLLC. To improve peak data rate and spectrum efficiency in FDD system, the RAN node configures a DCI for scheduling data transmission using blank resources of a self-contained slot structure. Further, CBG-based transmission with separate HARQ-ACK feedback is provided to configure a DCI for scheduling data transmission of a TB and to divide the TB into multiple CBGs, and to configure uplink control data to carry separate HARQ feedback for the CBGs.
 

#11917652 Carrier aggregation in a high speed mode of a user equipment
Applied:  09/14/2021, #17/439511
Issued:  02/27/2024, [896 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP
1st Invent:  Jie Cui (San Jose, CA)
Inventors:  Genders: F=2, M=2
Abstract:
2000 char max
The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods to provide SCell activation. In one example, a UE may support carrier aggregation in a high speed mode, such FR1 CA in HST. Serving cells can be particularly configured for the carrier aggregation based on the UE''s capability to support carrier aggregation in the high speed mode. Additionally or alternatively, an SCell activation procedure can be performed based on this capability.
 

#11917663 Physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) repetition transmission for reliable communications
Applied:  01/10/2023, #18/152552
Issued:  02/27/2024, [413 days App to Issue] Unusually Fast 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: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Dorsey Whitney LLP
1st Invent:  Honglei Miao (Munich, )
Inventors:  Genders: No name resolution.
Abstract:
2000 char max
Technology for user equipment (UE) operable for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) repetition communication is disclosed. The UE can comprise one or more processors configured to: decode information from a first transmission from a PDSCH and information from one or more repeated transmissions from the PDSCH; decode a repetition parameter value; and determine whether a first transmission configuration indicator (TCI) state for the first transmission and one or more additional TCI states for the one or more repeated transmission are different based on the repetition parameter value.
 

#11917701 Gateway arrangements for wireless communication networks
Applied:  01/13/2022, #17/575464
Issued:  02/27/2024, [775 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:  18; Normal range for this patent class is (8 to 28)
Assignee:  Apple (Cupertino, CA) with total patents of: 32533 (since 2005)
Counsel:  Firm: Kowert, Hood, Munyon, Rankin Goetzel, P.C.
1st Invent:  Meghashree Kedalagudde (Hillsboro, OR)
Inventors:  Genders: F=1, M=0
Abstract:
2000 char max
Embodiments related to gateway arrangements for wireless communication networks are disclosed herein. For example, in some embodiments, a network controller computing system may include serving gateway (SGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of an SGW, packet data network gateway (PGW) control plane circuitry to virtualize control plane functions of a PGW, first communication circuitry to establish a first secure communication link between the SGW control plane circuitry and an SGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of an SGW, and second communication circuitry to establish a second secure communication link between the PGW control plane circuitry and a PGW user plane computing system that is to perform user plane functions of a PGW. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.