Apple Patent Applications

Selection of a Shared Channel Based on a Channel Occupancy Measurement

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220386306
Some aspects of this disclosure relate to apparatuses and methods for implementing techniques for a first wireless device to select a channel to a second wireless device among a set of channels to the second wireless device shared by a set of wireless devices of the wireless network, and further transmit data to the second wireless device over the selected channel. The first wireless device can perform a measurement to determine a channel occupancy during a measurement period for a…

HEADPHONES WITH AN ANTI-BUCKLING ASSEMBLY

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220386009
This disclosure includes several different features suitable for use in circumaural and supra-aural headphones designs. Designs that include earpad assemblies that improve acoustic isolation are discussed. User convenience features that include automatically detecting the orientation of the headphones on a user's head are also discussed. Various power-saving features, design features, sensor configurations and user comfort features are also discussed.

FOLDABLE AND RIGID DOCKING STATIONS FOR CHARGING MULTIPLE DEVICES

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220385106
Wireless chargers that can properly align and securely hold an electronic device, provide power to more than one electronic device, and fold into a compact shape. One example can provide a wireless charger having an alignment feature to align an electronic device to the wireless charger. The wireless charger can include a first leaf having first charging components for charging a first electronic device and a second leaf having a charging puck that includes second charging components for…

GENERATION OF CUSTOMIZED PERSONAL HEALTH ONTOLOGIES

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220384023
A computer system may generate a curated health ontology. The curated health ontology may be used by a requesting system. The curated health ontology generated from on a set of standard health codes combined with augmentation information, which supplements and/or otherwise changes the standard health codes. Once generated, the curated health ontology may be transmitted to the requesting system.

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING COGNITIVE LOAD

Granted: December 1, 2022
Application Number: 20220383189
Methods and systems are provided for predicting cognitive load. A computing device receives sensor measurements from sensors. The sensor measurements correspond to characteristics of a user during the performance of a task. For each sensor, the computing device derives, from the sensor measurements of the sensor, a set of features predictive of the cognitive load of the user; generates, from those features, a self-attention vector that characterizes each feature of the set of features…

METHOD FOR TRACKING REFERENCE SIGNAL (TRS) ENHANCEMENT

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220376855
Some embodiments include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for tracking reference signal (TRS) support of high speed use cases of 5G communications in a single frequency network (SFN), where a user equipment (UE) can measure a Doppler offset of a combined signal from two or more transmission reception points (TRPs) of the 5G communications system. A 5G node B (gNB) node can transmit a periodic, semi-persistent (SP), or aperiodic TRS with high measurement density that the…

MECHANISM OF MEASUREMENT SHARING AND RESTRICTION FOR CSI-RS AND SSB BASED UE ACTIVITIES IN NR

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220377755
Measurement resources are often limited in 5G and 4G-LTE communications. As a result, SMTC and CSI-RS measurement windows will occasionally be assigned to the same resource elements of a signal frame. This results in a collision that must be resolved, since both measurements cannot be performed simultaneously. The collision can be resolved using restriction, where overlapping resource elements are assigned to either the SMTC or the CSI-RS measurements, or can be resolved using…

MECHANISMS OF SEARCHER NUMBER EXCHANGE FOR CELL DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT IN NEW RADIO (NR)

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220377651
Some embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for implementing mechanisms for exchanging a searcher number between an electronic device (for example, a UE) and a network for cell detection and measurement. For example, some embodiments relate to an electronic device including a transceiver and a processor communicatively coupled to the transceiver. The processor determines a searcher number associated with the electronic device. The searcher number is greater than…

METHOD FOR LOW LAYER INTER-CELL MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220377622
Some embodiments include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for using low layer protocols for inter-cell mobility management in a 5G wireless communications system. A serving 5G node B (gNB) can configure reports that a user equipment (UE) transmits to the serving gNB to make handover decisions. The serving gNB can configure a group of Transmission Configuration Indication (TCI) states (e.g., a group of beams) that correspond a physical cell, and the report includes layer…

ROBUST UPLINK AND DOWNLINK BEAM INDICATION

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220376880
An exemplary unified framework that is disclose for identifying which communication beams are to be uplink and/or downlink communication beams. This exemplary unified framework can utilize one or more universal Transmission Configuration Indication (TCI) states to identify the one or more communication beams that are to be utilized for uplink and/or downlink communication. The one or more universal TCI states can be used identify the one or more communication beams. And the one or more…

EFFICIENT DATA ENCODING

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220376704
Circuits, methods, and apparatus for efficiently implementing encoding and decoding between binary and multilevel data.

Adjusting Signal Settings for a Display Using a Light Sensor

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220375430
In some implementations, a mobile computing device may participate in the calibration of an output signal of a media device. This calibration process includes storing device-specific calibration data which is related to properties of a light sensor of the mobile device. The mobile device then detects of properties of light emitted by the display device during a presentation to obtain sensor values related to light emitted by the display device during the presentation. The calibration…

DECISION MAKING FOR MOTION CONTROL

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220374712
A behavior planner for a vehicle generates a plurality of conditional action sequences of the vehicle using a tree search algorithm and heuristics obtained from one or more machine learning models. Each sequence corresponds to a sequence of anticipated states of the vehicle. At least some of the action sequences are provided to a motion selector of the vehicle. The motion selector generates motion-control directives based on the received conditional action sequences and on data received…

AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Granted: November 24, 2022
Application Number: 20220373338
An autonomous navigation system which enables autonomous navigation of a vehicle along one or more portions of a driving route based on monitoring, at the vehicle, various features of the route as the vehicle is manually navigated along the route to develop a characterization of the route. The characterization is progressively updated with repeated manual navigations along the route, and autonomous navigation of the route is enabled when a confidence indicator of the characterization…

HEADPHONES

Granted: November 17, 2022
Application Number: 20220369015
This disclosure includes several different features suitable for use in circumaural and supra-aural headphones designs. Designs that include earpad assemblies that improve acoustic isolation are discussed. User convenience features that include automatically detecting the orientation of the headphones on a user's head are also discussed. Various power-saving features, design features, sensor configurations and user comfort features are also discussed.

VOICE COIL MOTOR OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION

Granted: November 17, 2022
Application Number: 20220368814
Some embodiments provide an apparatus for controlling the motion of a camera component. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an actuator module. The actuator module includes a plurality of magnets. Each magnet of the plurality of magnets is poled with magnetic domains substantially aligned in the same direction throughout each magnet. The apparatus further includes a coil rigidly disposed around a lens. Each magnet of the plurality of magnets contributes to the forces to adjust…

IDENTITY RECOGNITION UTILIZING FACE-ASSOCIATED BODY CHARACTERISTICS

Granted: November 17, 2022
Application Number: 20220366727
Techniques are disclosed for providing a notification indicating an identity of a first person based on face-associated body characteristics. For example, a device performs facial recognition to identify the identity of the first person shown in a first video feed. The device also identifies and stores physical characteristic information of the first person from the first video feed, the stored information associated with the identity of the first person based on the recognized face.…

TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTION/NOTIFICATION OF PACKAGE DELIVERY AND PICKUP

Granted: November 17, 2022
Application Number: 20220366182
Systems, computer-readable media, methods, and approaches described herein may identify delivery and/or pickup of packages. For example, packages may be identified within the areas captured by images and/or video. Based on the identification of the packages, it may be determined whether the package was delivered or picked up. A notification may be initiated that indicates that a package has been delivered and/or picked up.

INTEGRATED ACCESSORY CONTROL USER INTERFACE

Granted: November 10, 2022
Application Number: 20220360748
An integrated accessory control system can integrate functionality (services) of multiple disparate accessories and provide a unified user interface for interacting with the system via a controller device. An integrated accessory control system can include one accessory that can detect an event or action and send a notification to the controller device and at least one other accessory, such as an Internet Protocol (IP) camera, that can be operated in response to the notification. In…

ACCESS CONTROL

Granted: November 10, 2022
Application Number: 20220361088
Provided is a method for a user equipment (UE), comprising: acquiring a notification for participating in an access control process for an multicast/broadcast service (MBS) session; and participating in an access control process for the MBS session by using MBS specific configuration information.