Apple Patent Grants

Packaging

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: D782327

Band

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: D782358

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: D782512

Dynamic voltage margin recovery

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606605
In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes multiple instances of a component (e.g. a processor) and a control circuit. The instances may be configured to operate in various modes. Some of the modes are incapable of presenting a worst-case load on the power supply. The control circuit may be configured to monitor the instances and detect the modes in which the instances are operating. Based on the monitoring, the control circuit may request to recover a portion of the voltage margin…

Multiple stimulation phase determination

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606663
Determination of phases of multiple stimulation signals to be simultaneously applied to a touch sensor panel is disclosed. A matrix may be determined that is invertible and has a gain greater than one, where each row of the matrix may represent a single step among multiple steps needed to compute values for generating an image of touch, each column of the matrix may represent a drive line of the touch sensor panel to be stimulated, and each element of the matrix may represent the phase…

Mode-based graphical user interfaces for touch sensitive input devices

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606668
A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method further includes activating one or more GUI elements based on the user interface mode and in response to the detected touch.

Color labeling in a graphical user interface

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606698
A method for providing visual cues to a user of a graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer system is disclosed. The visual cues indicate a relationship with an icon having text and/or image elements. In some embodiments, the method receives a color for labeling an icon that has a text-element and an image-element. The method applies the color to a background-region of the text-element of the icon without applying the color to the image-element. In some embodiments, the method does…

Techniques for capturing and displaying user interaction data

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606705
User interface (“UI”) event data, including successful and unsuccessful touches, is accumulated and stored in a database. The data that is stored in the database typically includes the location on the display that the touch occurred and the application page with which the user was interacting. Subsequently, an analyst can query the database to determine a suitable data set for analysis. For a given application page, some sort of representation of the spatial distribution of…

Battery usage tracking user interface

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606706
A portable electronic device having a user interface for displaying battery usage of the device over a given time period, with the battery usage from various subsystems. The various subsystems including at least one hardware subsystem and the battery usage attributed to a plurality of software applications based on activity of the plurality of software applications, while battery usage of the various subsystems was monitored.

Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for moving on-screen objects without using a cursor

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606715
A technique is performed at a computing device with a touch screen display. The technique displays a plurality of objects on the touch screen display, detects a single finger contact on the touch screen display, and creates a touch area that corresponds to the single finger contact, the touch area including a perimeter. The technique determines a respective point within the touch area and, for an object in the plurality of objects, determines whether the object overlaps with the touch…

Integrated word N-gram and class M-gram language models

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9606986
Systems and processes for discourse input processing are provided. In one example process, a discourse input can be received from a user. An integrated probability of a candidate word in the discourse input and one or more subclasses associated with the candidate word can be determined based on a conditional probability of the candidate word given one or more words in the discourse input, a probability of the candidate word within a corpus, and a conditional probability of the candidate…

ANC system with SPL-controlled output

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9607602
An anti-noise signal is produced in accordance with an active noise cancellation process (ANC), at an input of a speaker so as to control how much background noise a user can hear. Strength of the anti-noise signal is adjusted gradually, rather than abruptly, in proportion to decreasing or increasing sound pressure level (SPL) of the background noise, during inactivation or activation of the ANC process. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.

Metadata driven dynamic range control

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9607624
A system for encoding and applying Dynamic Range Control/Compression (DRC) gain values to a piece of sound program content is described. In particular, a set of DRC gain values representing a DRC gain curve for the piece of content may be divided into frames corresponding to frames of the piece of content. A set of fields may be included with an audio signal representing the piece of content. The additional fields may represent the DRC gain values using linear or spline interpolation.…

EDRAM/DRAM fabricated capacitors for use in on-chip PMUS and as decoupling capacitors in an integrated EDRAM/DRAM and PMU system

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9607680
One or more integrated circuits including at least one integrated circuit that is fabricated in a DRAM fabrication process. Capacitors in the DRAM-fabricated integrated circuit can be used for decoupling for logic components of the integrated circuits, and may be used for fine-grain on-chip PMUs. The capacitors may be physically placed near the logic components for which the capacitors are providing decoupling capacitance, in an embodiment. The capacitors may be series connections of at…

Memory internal comparator testing system

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9607715
In some embodiments, a system includes a memory testing circuit configured to perform a test of an internal comparator of a memory circuit by performing operations. The operations may include causing a first value to be stored at the memory circuit as a current data value. The operations may further include subsequently causing the first value to be sent to the memory circuit as a current comparison data value. The operations may further include causing the internal comparator to compare…

Battery pack with cells of different capacities electrically coupled in parallel

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608242
The disclosed embodiments provide a battery pack for use with a portable electronic device. The battery pack includes a first set of cells with different capacities electrically coupled in a parallel configuration. Cells within the first set of cells may also have different thicknesses and/or dimensions. The first set of cells is arranged within the battery pack to facilitate efficient use of space within a portable electronic device. For example, the first set of cells may be arranged…

Audio jack with included microphone

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608389
A connector for receiving a cylindrical plug includes a body defining a plug aperture and a cavity for receiving the cylindrical plug. A plurality of electrical contacts in communication with the cavity make electrical connections with the cylindrical plug and retain the cylindrical plug. A microphone is coupled to the body such that the plug aperture and the cavity provide an acoustic path to the microphone. The microphone may be at an end of the connector opposite the plug aperture or…

Wireless charger for an electronic device

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9608475
A wireless charger includes a base having a base opening and an interior cavity defined by upper and lower shells and an inner sidewall extending between the upper and lower shells to define the base opening. An aperture is formed through the inner sidewall between the interior cavity and the base opening and a hinge is connected to the base within the interior cavity and extends through the aperture. The charger further includes a wireless charging assembly pivotably attached to the…

Method of detecting sound using a micro-electro-mechanical system optical microphone

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9609439
A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) optical sensor, method of detecting sound using the MEMS optical sensor and method of manufacturing. The MEMS optical sensor including a substrate having a base portion and a vertically extending support portion. The sensor further including a top plate having a compliant membrane configured to vibrate in response to acoustic waves, the top plate connected to the support portion and having a reflective surface. The sensor also includes a back…

Method and system for monitoring speaker temperature for speaker protection

Granted: March 28, 2017
Patent Number: 9609450
A method of monitoring speaker temperature for speaker protection starts by generating a low level inaudible noise signal and injecting the low level inaudible noise signal in an audio signal. The voice coil resistance estimate that estimates a resistance of a voice coil of a speaker is then computed. The voice coil resistance estimate changes while the speaker is being driven by the audio signal that includes the low level inaudible noise signal. The temperature estimate is then…