Apple Patent Applications

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC TOUCH SCREEN DEVICE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170168637
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. Circuitry configured to transmit and receive signals may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. The electronic device may have an integrated touch screen display in which a user can control the device by interacting directly with the display.

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC TOUCH SCREEN COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170857
A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. Transceiver circuitry, such as radio frequency (RF) transceiver circuitry configured to transmit and receive RF signals, may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. The electronic device may have an integrated touch screen display in which a user can control the device by interacting directly with the display.

Accessory Case for Wireless Electronic Device

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170170859
A removable case may have a body that is configured to receive an electronic device. The case may be coupled to the electronic device using wired and wireless paths. The case may include circuitry that receives wireless power from external equipment. The circuitry that receives the wireless power may receive wireless power at microwave frequencies. Received power may be supplied to the electronic device through wired and wireless paths. The removable case may also include circuitry that…

Packet Switched Voice Service Registration Techniques with Reduced Overhead

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170171256
This disclosure relates to techniques for reducing overhead associated with packet switched voice service registration. According to some embodiments, a cellular network entity associated with a cellular network may receive a request relating to packet switched voice service from a wireless device. It may be determined whether subscription information for the wireless device indicates that packet switched voice service from the cellular network is permitted to the wireless device. A…

TESSELLATED INDUCTIVE POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM COIL CONFIGURATIONS

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170163092
A system for inductive power transmission includes at least one interface surface and a plurality of triangular coil elements positioned underneath the interface surface such that at least one edge of the respective triangular coil element is adjacent to an edge of at least one other of the triangular coil elements. Each of the triangular coil elements may be operable to inductively transmit power to at least one coil of at least one electronic device and/or inductively receive power…

MANAGING NOTIFICATION SERVICE CONNECTIONS

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170164292
A method and apparatus to manage notification service connections. In one embodiment of the invention, a mobile device schedules a notification service connection message transmission interval for each of a plurality of notification service connections. The mobile device also associates a notification service connection message transmission window with each notification service connection message transmission interval. The mobile device synchronizes transmission of notification service…

GROUND CONTACTS FOR REDUCED-LENGTH CONNECTOR INSERTS

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170155213
Connector inserts having a high signal integrity and low insertion loss by shielding signal contacts. One example may provide one or more ground contacts between a front opening and signal pins of a connector insert. These ground contacts may have sufficient lever arm to provide a good contact to a corresponding contact in a connector receptacle. To avoid excessive length in the connector insert, embodiments of the present invention may stack a portion of the ground contact above the…

CONFIGURING COMPUTING DEVICES USING A BOOTSTRAP CONFIGURATION

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170155554
In the described embodiments, a device configuration file is used to set configuration settings on a computing device during a configuration operation (e.g., an initial configuration or a re-configuration of the computing device). The device configuration file is retrieved from a location where the device configuration file is hosted using a reference to the location from a bootstrap configuration. The bootstrap configuration is provided by a bootstrap configuration server and is…

MANAGING USER INFORMATON - BACKGROUND PROCESSING

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170147757
Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing user information. For example, subscription information may be received from an application that identifies a data type associated with information of a user. The application may be launched as a background process at least in response to receipt of a portion of the information that corresponds to the data type. In some examples, the application may be relaunched as the background process at least until receipt of a…

FACILITATING ACCESS TO LOCATION-SPECIFIC INFORMATION USING WIRELESS DEVICES

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170150305
A host device (e.g., mobile device) and a wearable device can cooperate to provide location-specific information to a user. For example, a host device can maintain a store of location-specific information records. When the host device detects that its current location corresponds to a relevant location for one of the records, the host device can send the record (or a portion thereof) to a paired wearable device. The wearable device can present information content from the record to a…

CONNECTOR INSERT ASSEMBLY

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170141522
Connector inserts having retention features with good reliability and holding force. These connector inserts may include ground contacts that provide an insertion portion having a reduced length. These connector inserts may be reliable, have an attractive appearance, and be readily manufactured.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAY MIRRORING

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170131963
A computing system that supports the use of multiple displays in display mirroring mode and extended display mode may automatically determine a display mode in which to configure the system (with little or no user input) based on various characteristics of the displays in the system. For example, the system may determine that a television, projector, or other presentation type display is connected in the system, and in response, may determine that the system should be configured in a…

SURFACE CONNECTOR WITH SILICONE SPRING MEMBER

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133785
Contact structures for devices, where contacts in the contact structures may provide a sufficient normal force to provide a good electrical connection with corresponding contacts while consuming a minimal amount of surface area, depth, and volume in a device, and where the contact structures may prevent or limit the ingress of fluid or debris into the device. On example may provide a contact structure having a frame. The frame may be arranged to be placed in an opening in a device…

FLEXIBLE AND BREAKAWAY MECHNISIMS FOR CONNECTIONS

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133787
Connectors that are able to withstand force and are easy to manufacture. The connectors may include connecting portions that may move relative to other portions of the connectors to absorb force. The connectors may be designed to partially break in order to protect devices that may be connected to. The connectors may be further designed to break in a controlled manner to prevent springs or other components that may be under compression from being dislodged from the connectors.

CONNECTOR ILLUMINATION FOR INSERTION IN LOW-LIGHT CONDITIONS

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133792
Connector systems that may facilitate the insertion of connector inserts into connector receptacles, may eliminate the need for dedicated contacts to detect a connection, and may provide connector inserts that are rotatable even when the functions of the contacts on the connector inserts are not symmetrical.

HIGH-SPEED CONNECTOR INSERTS AND CABLES

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133798
High speed connector inserts and cables having improved heat conduction, high strength, and may be manufactured in a reliable manner. One example may provide a connector insert having several paths by which heat may be removed from circuitry in the cable insert. In one example, heat may be removed from one or more circuits by forming a thermal path between a circuit and a shield of the connector insert. Another path may include one or more pads on a side of an integrated circuit board…

HIGH-SPEED CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133799
Connector receptacles that may have a desired form factor to fit in a stylized device enclosure. These stylized connector receptacles and corresponding connector inserts may also be capable of high-speed performance. Examples may also provide circuitry for these connector inserts and connector receptacles that support these high speeds.

ILLUMINATED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS FOR CONNECTORS

Granted: May 11, 2017
Application Number: 20170133800
Connectors that may provide illumination at an opening in order to facilitate the mating to a corresponding connector by a user. The illumination may be generated on a tongue of a connector insert or in a connector receptacle. For connector receptacles, illumination may be guided to illuminate an opening of the connector receptacle, it may be guided out of a front edge of a tongue in the connector receptacle, or it may be guided in other directions. For connector inserts, illumination…

CONTACT CORROSION MITIGATION

Granted: May 4, 2017
Application Number: 20170124010
Methods, structures, and apparatus that limit the amount of dendritic growth and metal migration between contacts in order to prevent an erroneous detection of a connection and/or functional failure. One example may reduce dendritic growth and metal migration by limiting an amount of time that a connection detection voltage is applied to CC contacts of a USB Type-C connector when an electronic device is detecting a connection. This and other examples may further limit dendritic growth by…

HYDROPHOBIC MESH COVER

Granted: May 4, 2017
Application Number: 20170127163
A screen having a hydrophobic portion to resist the entry of liquid into an acoustic module and a hydrophilic portion to aid in the removal of liquid from an acoustic chamber is described. The screen is placed in an orifice in the acoustic module between the external environment and the internal acoustic chamber.