Apple Patent Grants


Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: D776471

Electronic device

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: D776653

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: D776705

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: D776711

System and method for touchscreen knob control

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547428
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for controlling a user interface. A system configured to practice the method displays a user interface element, such as a knob, on a touch-sensitive display. The system receives input from a user associated with the user interface element via the touch-sensitive display. For example, the user can provide input to the knob via a tap, twist, flick, press-and-hold, drag, slide, or other touch-based…

Method and system for scanning preview of digital media

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547437
A device configured for a scanning preview of digital media includes: a database, a touch-sensitive display, and a processor. The database is configured to store a plurality of media files and a plurality of images, each image of the plurality of images corresponding to a media file of the plurality of media files. The touch-sensitive display is configured to display an indicator and a two-dimensional grid, the two-dimensional grid including the plurality of images the indicator…

Power shutdown prediction for non-volatile storage devices

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547574
A method includes, in a host that stores data in a storage device, detecting an event that is indicative, statistically and not deterministically, of an imminent power shutdown in the host. A notification is sent to the storage device responsively to the detected event, so as to cause the storage device to initiate preparatory action for the imminent power shutdown.

Voice-based media searching

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547647
Methods and systems for searching for media items using a voice-based digital assistant are described. Natural language text strings corresponding to search queries are provided. The search queries include query terms. The text strings may correspond to speech inputs input by a user into an electronic device. At least one information source is searched to identify at least one parameter associated with at least one of the query terms. The parameters include at least one of a time…

Application suggestion features

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547683
This application relates to features for a mobile device that allow the mobile device to assign utility values to applications and thereafter suggest applications for a user to execute. The suggested application can be derived from a list of applications that have been assigned a utility by software in the mobile device. The utility assignment of the individual applications from the list of applications can be performed based on the occurrence of an event, an environmental change, or a…

Secure public key acceleration

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547778
In an embodiment, a system is provided in which the private key is managed in hardware and is not visible to software. The system may provide hardware support for public key generation, digital signature generation, encryption/decryption, and large random prime number generation without revealing the private key to software. The private key may thus be more secure than software-based versions. In an embodiment, the private key and the hardware that has access to the private key may be…

Intelligent automated assistant

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548050
The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain information or perform various actions. The system can be implemented using any of a number of different platforms, such as the web, email, smartphone, and the like, or any combination thereof. In one embodiment, the system is based on sets of interrelated domains and tasks, and employs additional…

Micro device transfer head array

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548233
A micro device transfer head array and method of forming a micro device transfer array from an SOI substrate are described. In an embodiment, the micro device transfer head array includes a base substrate and a patterned silicon layer over the base substrate. The patterned silicon layer may include a silicon interconnect and an array of silicon electrodes electrically connected with the silicon interconnect. Each silicon electrode includes a mesa structure protruding above the silicon…

Dynamic backoff in Wi-Fi calling

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549337
In order to improve the quality of a telephone call communicated over a wireless local area network (WLAN), an electronic device (such as a cellular telephone) may obtain one or more performance metrics based on communication with another electronic device (such as an access point) via a connection in the WLAN. For example, the electronic device may receive the one or more performance metrics from the other electronic device and/or may determine the one or more performance metrics based…

Methods and apparatus for efficient spectral usage in extensible carrier deployments

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549344
Methods and apparatus for providing efficient spectral usage in extensible carrier deployments. In one embodiment, the deployment comprises a long-term evolution (LTE) or LTE-advanced (LTE-A) network, and a reference carrier resource and one or more extensible carrier resources are configured based at least in part on a time and/or frequency separation. In one exemplary implementation, one or more reference carriers are combined with one or more carrier extensions/segments. The resulting…

Reducing power consumption through reduced measurement frequency

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549359
A method for reducing power consumption by a wireless communication device is disclosed. The method can include the wireless communication device performing a first measurement of an alternative cell during a first measurement gap; sending a first measurement report generated based on the first measurement to the serving cell; storing the first measurement report; determining a mobility state of the wireless communication device; comparing the mobility state to a mobility threshold…

Adjusting radio dormancies in electronic devices based on receipt of unsolicited incoming packets

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549372
The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes incoming network packets to an electronic device. The system includes an analysis apparatus that maintains a list of accepted incoming packet attributes for the electronic device based on outgoing packets from the electronic device. The system also includes a management apparatus that uses the list to classify an incoming packet to the electronic device as a solicited incoming packet or an unsolicited incoming packet. If the…

Method for waking a data transceiver through data reception

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549373
A method for managing power in a system, in which the system may include a first device configured to transmit serial data and a second device, coupled to the first device. The second device may include a transceiver and interrupt logic, and may be configured to activate the interrupt logic and enable a reduced power mode for the transceiver. Power consumption of the transceiver operating in the reduced power mode may be less than power consumption of the transceiver in an operating…

Operating-mode transitions based on advertising information

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549375
In order to reduce the power consumption of a receiving electronic device, received advertising beacons may be filtered so that the receiving electronic device selectively transitions from a power-saving mode to a normal operating mode. For example, the receiving electronic device may receive a beacon with advertising information for a transmitting electronic device. If the advertising information is changed relative to a previous version of the advertising information for the…

Electronic device with reduced power consumption

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549376
In order to improve the management of the power consumption of electronic devices (such as cellular telephones), the operating mode of an interface circuit in an electronic device may be changed when certain commands are received. In particular, when one or more commands are received that disable data communication via the interface circuit and a cellular-telephone network and/or enable communication via another interface circuit in the electronic device and a wireless local area network…

Techniques for reducing interference in communications using conducted RF links

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9549387
The present techniques relate to reducing interference on conducted RF links by utilizing country information to determine where an electronic device is located, and using such information to select sub-bands or channels that are not available for wireless transmission to be used for transmission of signals via the conducted RF links. Because the conducted RF links operate on frequency bands that are different from the frequency bands used for wireless communications in a given country,…