Apple Patent Grants

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: D787533

Method of lower profile MEMS package with stress isolations

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9656856
MEMS packages, modules, and methods of fabrication are described. In an embodiment, a MEMS package includes a MEMS die and an IC die mounted on a front side of a surface mount substrate, and a molding compound encapsulating the IC die and the MEMS die on the front side of the surface mount substrate. In an embodiment, a landing pad arrangement on a back side of the surface mount substrate forms and anchor plane area for bonding the surface mount substrate to a module substrate that is…

Electronic device with display backlight unit and display assembly

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658479
An electronic device may be provided with electrical components mounted in an electronic device housing. A display module may be attached to a display cover layer with a layer of adhesive to form a display module assembly. The display module assembly may include a display module assembly chassis. The display module assembly chassis may include a plastic display module assembly chassis molded over a metal display module assembly chassis. The display module assembly and a backlight unit…

Under voltage detection and performance throttling

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658634
An under voltage detection circuit and method of operating an IC including the same is disclosed. In one embodiment, an IC includes an under voltage protection circuit having first and second comparators configured to compare a supply voltage to first and second voltage thresholds, respectively, with the second voltage threshold being greater than the first. A logic circuit is coupled to receive signals from the first and second comparators. During operation in a high performance state…

Cosmetically self-centering removable module tray

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658641
This application relates to methods and apparatus pertaining to a SIM tray that includes a deformable portion. When the SIM tray is subjected to stresses that result from tolerance stacking, the deformable portion accommodates the differences tolerance errors by allowing the non-deformable portion of the SIM tray to move substantially independently from one another. Creating the deformable portion can be accomplished by utilizing materials with lower relative moduli of elasticity,…

Flexible printed circuit cables with service loops and overbending prevention

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9658648
An electronic device may have a signal cable formed from a flexible printed circuit. A service loop may be formed in the signal cable. The bend may be formed in a desired location on the flexible printed circuit by contraction of an elastic member having ends attached to the flexible printed circuit. The elastic member may be conductive to carry signals and provide shielding. Structures may be attached to the flexible printed circuit to promote bending in a desired location and…

Context-based alerts for an electronic device

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659482
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for providing an output for an electronic device. In certain embodiments, an alert is output in accordance with a current alert mode, which are selected based on one or more environmental conditions. The environmental conditions may be detected using one or more environmental sensors. The alert can optionally include one or more of: an audio component, a haptic component and a visual component. One or more of alert…

Remote control configuration using a remote control profile

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659487
Utilizing remote control profile information for configuration of a remote control device. A media processing device may store a remote control profile, locally or on a server accessible via a wide area network, which may include information for configuring a remote control device to utilize one or more wireless remote control commands for controlling the media processing device. The media processing device may also detect one or more wireless remote control commands for controlling one…

Configuration fuse data management in a partial power-on state

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659616
In an embodiment, an apparatus may include a plurality of circuit blocks, a plurality of fuses and circuitry. The circuitry may be configured to determine a state for each of the plurality of fuses in response to transitioning from an off mode to a first operating mode. A first number of circuit blocks may be enabled in the first operating mode. The circuitry may also be configured to initialize the first number of circuit blocks dependent upon the states of one or more of the plurality…

Accessory controller with switch module

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659723
An accessory may be provided with a button controller having a microphone and switches. Plastic structures for the accessory may be formed by injection molding. Plastic structures may be molded around switch terminals. Switches may be formed using dome switch members and the switch terminals. A printed circuit with components may be mounted in the plastic structures. Recesses in the structures may be configured to receive the dome switch members, components on the printed circuit board,…

Double side mounting memory integration in thin low warpage fanout package

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9659907
Packages and methods of formation are described. In an embodiment, a package includes a redistribution layer (RDL) formed directly on a top die, and a bottom die mounted on a back surface of the RDL.

Flexible displays with strengthened pad area

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660004
An electronic device may have a flexible display with portions that can be bent. The display may include an array of display pixels in an active area. Contact pads may be formed in an inactive area of the display. Display circuitry in the active area may exhibit a given stack height, whereas display circuitry in the inactive area may exhibit a stack height that is less than the given stack height. In particular, the contact pads may be formed directly on a multi-buffer layer that sits…

Connector insert having a cable crimp portion with protrusions and a receptacle having a label in the front

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9660376
A magnetic connector system having a durable and reliable construction and a reduced height while maintaining sufficient holding strength. A connector insert may utilize a crimping piece to crimp a braiding of a cable. The crimping piece may be fixed to an attraction plate and a board in the insert for mechanical reliability. Retention clips may be used to fix a shell to the attraction plate. A connector receptacle may employ a magnetically conductive label to improve holding strength.

Methods and apparatus for error rate estimation

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661350
Methods and apparatus for estimating received error rates. In one embodiment, the estimation of received error rates is conducted in relation to a bus interface such as a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) interface, and the method utilizes corrupted symbols that violate TMDS symbol rules, the corrupted symbols being easily detected and counted. In one exemplary implementation, a symbol error rate (SER) can be estimated from the number of detected invalid symbols. The…

Integrated MEMS microphone and vibration sensor

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661411
MEMS microphone and vibration sensor dies and packages are described. In an embodiment, a MEMS microphone and vibration sensor die includes a die substrate, a MEMS microphone on the die substrate and a MEMS vibration sensor on the die substrate. The MEMS vibration sensor may include a plurality of beams with different proof masses corresponding to different resonant frequencies, wherein the different proof masses comprise a same material as the die substrate.

Moving coil motor arrangement with a sound outlet for reducing magnetic particle ingress in transducers

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661420
An electromechanical transducer including a magnetic circuit having a magnet configured to generate a magnetic field and a magnetic gap into which a voice coil associated with a diaphragm is at least partially inserted, the magnetic field having a primary flux component and a secondary flux component. The transducer further including a housing positioned around the magnetic circuit, the housing having an acoustic spout whose sound outlet opening is positioned outside of a portion of the…

Device activation method and system

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661495
A method of activating a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device pairing with a second device; receiving a connection request from a second device; connecting to the second device; opening a communication channel to the second device; transmitting an activation package to the second device; receiving an activation payload from the second device; and performing an activation using information from the activation payload.

Data traffic bearer selection based on backhaul statistics

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661530
An apparatus, system, and method for selecting a connection for a real time application. In one embodiment, a mobile device may communicate with a cellular network over a cellular connection and a WiFi network over a WiFi connection. The mobile device may determine backhaul data of the WiFi connection. The mobile device may generate a plurality of statistics from the backhaul data to generate backhaul statistics. Based on the plurality of statistics passing one or more thresholds, the…

Method and apparatus for cell reselection

Granted: May 23, 2017
Patent Number: 9661531
A method of reselecting a mobile wireless communication device to a network subsystem before initiating a connection with a wireless communication network. A connection request is received by the mobile wireless communication device in response to a user input. Attributes of signals received by the mobile wireless communication device from multiple network subsystems in the wireless communication network are measured over a period of time. The mobile wireless communication device is…