Apple Patent Grants

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: D790574

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: D790575

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: D790581

Temperature compensating transparent force sensor having a compliant layer

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690413
An optically transparent force sensor that may compensate for environmental effects, including, for example, variations in temperature of the device or the surroundings. In some examples, two force-sensitive layers are separated by a compliant layer. The relative electrical response of the two force-sensitive layers may be used to compute an estimate of the force of a touch that reduces the effect of variations in temperature. In some examples, piezoelectric films having anisotropic…

Glove touch detection

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690417
The dynamic adjusting of the conditions for identifying inputs as touching a touch-sensitive device is discloses. In some examples, in addition to using a signal density make threshold to identify an input patch as touching the surface, a signal density stability threshold can be used to identify the input patch as touching the surface. In some examples, a weighted average of peak signal density contributions from recent identified touches can be computed to dynamically adjust the make…

Touch receiving channel re-use scheme with receiver signal coding

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690432
Systems and processes for encoding and decoding touch signals output by a touch sensor are provided. In one example system, switching circuitry can be used to selectively couple each of the sense lines of a touch sensor to a positive terminal or a negative terminal of a sense amplifier based on the values of the elements of a matrix. The touch signals can be amplified and converted into digital form using a single sense amplifier and an ADC before being decoded using decoding circuitry.…

Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying structured electronic documents

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690446
A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture…

Dynamically changing appearances for user interface elements during drag-and-drop operations

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690447
A user interface includes elements whose appearance dynamically changes in dependence upon functions associated with the elements. In the case of an icon that is the destination for a drag-and-drop operation, the image displayed for the icon changes in accordance with the object being dragged to it, to represent the task that will be performed as a result of the drag-and-drop operation. The appearance of other elements involved in drag-and-drop operations can also be varied, to reflect…

Touch event model

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690481
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to methods, software, devices and APIs for defining touch events for application level software. Furthermore, some embodiments are directed to simplifying the recognition of single and multiple touch events for applications running in multi-touch enabled devices. To simplify the recognition of single and multiple touch events, each view within a particular window can be configured as either a multi-touch view or a single touch view.…

Performance management based on resource consumption

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9690685
A method and apparatus of a device for performance management by terminating application programs that consume an excessive amount of system resources is described. The device receives a resource consumption threshold and a detection period. The device further monitors a resource usage of an application program. The device determines whether the resource usage of the application program exceeds the resource consumption threshold for the detection period. The device further terminates the…

Apparatus and method for restricted range memory calibration

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691470
An apparatus and method for a restricted range calibration is disclosed. A system includes a memory coupled to a memory controller. The memory controller is coupled to receive a clock signal, and is configured to operate in different performance states corresponding to different frequencies of the clock signal. The memory controller provides a data strobe signal to synchronize transfers of data to and from the memory. When operating in a first performance state, the memory controller may…

Modular tactile switch

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691570
Modular button components are described that comprise a tactile switch coupled to a center portion of the modular button component and at least one electrical contact. A bracket extends beyond a length of the center portion of the modular component. In various embodiments, the tactile switch, the bracket and the at least one electrical contact are insert molded into a single assembly to form the modular button component that is detachably coupled to a printed circuit board.

SOC with integrated voltage regulator using preformed MIM capacitor wafer

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9691701
In some embodiments, a method and/or a system may include an integrated circuit. The integrated circuit may include a semiconductor die. The integrated circuit may include a plurality of wiring layers. At least one metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitor may be formed within the plurality of wiring layers. The integrated circuit may include a circuit. The circuit may include at least an inductor and a voltage regulator which, with the MIM capacitor, forms a voltage regulator for the…

Antenna on sapphire structure

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692113
An antenna on a sapphire structure. The antenna includes a sapphire structure having a first side, and a second side positioned opposite the first side. The antenna also includes a first antenna trace positioned on the first side of the sapphire structure, and a second antenna trace positioned on the second side of the sapphire structure. Additionally, the antenna includes at least one via formed through the sapphire structure. The at least one via electrically connects the first antenna…

High-speed electrical connector

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692186
A high-speed electrical connector employs a plurality of electrical contacts held together by a dielectric frame. The contacts are electrically coupled to a substrate within the connector. A gasket may be disposed between the dielectric frame and the substrate and configured to block the flow of an overmold material between the dielectric frame and the substrate such that voids are formed between the contacts. The dielectric frame and the overmold may be made from materials containing…

Tube hydroforming of jointless USB stainless steel shell

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692199
Methods for forming seamless and jointless metal parts suitable in a manufacturing environment are disclosed. The metal parts can be used in the manufacture of electronic devices and accessories of electronic devices, such as connectors. In particular embodiments, the methods involve forming a seamless cylindrical tube. The seamless cylindrical tube can then undergo a series of shaping processes that retain and exterior seamless surface of the tube. In some embodiments, the shaping…

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: D790560