Apple Patent Grants

Display stand

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: D843144

Audio listening system

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: D843345

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: D843405

Variable response key and keyboard

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10234960
An electronic device can include a key and/or a keyboard system. In one embodiment, magneto-rheological materials are employed to provide a variable response keyboard of an electronic device.

Music user interface

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235014
The present disclosure relates to music user interfaces. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing and playing music. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of a music application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing playlists, an affordance for a list of artists, and an affordance for accessing a list of songs.

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for content navigation and manipulation

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235035
An electronic device presents a first portion of structured content on a display. The structured content includes a plurality of sections and the first portion includes content from a first section of the plurality of sections. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface, detects an increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact, and detects a movement of the contact. In response to detecting the increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact and the…

System and method for downgrading applications

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235152
Disclosed herein is a technique for downgrading applications to placeholder applications in order to free up storage space in a user device. Based on a variety of heuristics, a number of installed applications are identified as candidates for a downgrade. The downgrading of the identified applications involves creating a placeholder application for each of the identified applications. The identified applications are temporarily deleted while keeping the user data associated with the…

Smart location-based reminders

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235863
A method and device for providing a reminder to a user of a mobile device are provided. The method includes receiving a request to establish a first geographical area for the mobile device for triggering a first location-based reminder, the request including a flag indicating that other sensor information is to be used to determine when to provide the first location-based reminder to the user. A location of the mobile device is monitored to identify whether the first geographical area is…

On-chip clock calibration systems and methods for electronic device displays

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235927
Aspects of the subject technology relate to electronic devices with displays. A display may include display control circuitry including an internal oscillator and one or more counters. The counters may be used to calibrate a display line time to a system line time to ensure that each displayed frame is synchronized with received display data frames from system circuitry for the electronic device. The counters may include a first counter that maintains a current-row count during operation…

Luminance uniformity correction for display panels

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235936
This application relates to systems, methods, and apparatus for reducing non-uniform luminance of an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel. In order to reduce non-uniform luminance, the display panel can compensate for an amount of voltage drop that is occurring across a line of the display panel. The voltage drop can be estimated based on image data provided to the display panel and one or more calibration constants stored by the display panel. The calibration constants can…

Managing user information—authorization masking

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10236079
Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing user information. For example, data of the user may be stored in a memory. A request for a user to authorize access of at least a portion of the data may be provided. The authorization may be for an application to access the portion of the data. In some examples, a response to the request may be received, and an indication that the request was provided to the user may be provided without indicating whether the user…

Method and apparatus for controlling downlink HARQ timing in TDD environment

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237040
The present specification relates to a method and an apparatus for controlling downlink HARQ timing. A method for controlling downlink HARQ timing according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: configuring, by a base station, different duplex modes for a PCell and an SCell and transmitting the configuration information to a terminal; transmitting, by the base station, a PDSCH in subframe n?k of the SCell; and receiving, by the base station, HARQ response…

Method and system for combining DFT-transformed OFDM and non-transformed OFDM

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237106
Methods and systems are provided that enable an OFDM transmitter to be used for transmitting conventional OFDM or a form of transformed OFDM. A technique is provided for transforming a coded and modulated sequence of samples prior to an IFFT that enables the transformed sequence of samples to be transmitted using conventional OFDM or transformed OFDM. The selection of a transform function for transforming the coded and modulated sequence of samples may be based on optimizing the…

Prioritizing short-range wireless packets for time-sensitive applications

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237193
In embodiments, a client station operates to identify and prioritize time-sensitive short-range wireless packets, such as time-sensitive Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) packets, in a congested wireless environment. The client station may identify time-sensitive packets using, e.g., the type of device providing the packets, a state of the device providing the packets, and/or the type of data included in the packets. The client station may prioritize the time-sensitive packets in various ways,…

Depth map calculation in a stereo camera system

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237473
A method for generating a depth map is described. The method includes obtaining a first image of a scene from a first image capture unit, the first image having a first depth-of-field (DOF), obtaining a second image of the scene from a second image capture unit, the second image having a second DOF that is different than the first DOF. Each pixel in the second image has a corresponding pixel in the first image. The method also includes generating a plurality of third images, each…

Systems with keyboards and head-mounted displays

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237509
A system may be provided in which input is gathered from a user with input-output devices. The input-output devices may include physical keyboards, touch screen displays, data gloves, and other input-output devices. Control circuitry in the system may use a head-mounted display, a display on a keyboard, and a display in a tablet computer or other electronic device to display images. Virtual reality content may be presented to a user with the head-mounted display. The virtual reality…

Deformable ear tip for earphone and method therefor

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237640
A removable component for use with an earphone is disclosed. As an example, the removable component can be an ear tip. According to one aspect, an improved ear tip can be provided for use with a headphone. The ear tip is suitable for in-ear operation and can have a cosmetic deformable outer member. The deformable outer member can enable the ear tip to readily conform to a user's ear. The ear tip can also include an inner member to structurally support the outer member and to facilitate…

Enhancing a listening experience by adjusting physical attributes of an audio playback system based on detected environmental attributes of the system's environment

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237644
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for enhancing a user's listening experience by adjusting physical attributes of an audio playback system based on detected environmental attributes of the system's environment.

Audio systems with smooth directivity transitions

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10237645
An audio system includes a loudspeaker cabinet defining a longitudinal axis. Several loudspeaker transducers are distributed around the longitudinal axis. The audio system includes an audio rendering processor to cause the loudspeaker transducers to emit a sound field approximating a desired contour. The desired contour can be decomposed into a combination of several constituent modal beam components, and the audio rendering processor can render a truncated version of the decomposition…

Shield structures with reduced spacing between adjacent insulation components and systems and methods for making the same

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10238018
Shield structures with reduced spacing between adjacent insulation components and systems and methods for making the same are provided. In some embodiments, different insulation components of different layers of a stack may be attached to the same surface of a shield component during a single attachment (e.g., lamination) operation to attenuate the spacing between the different insulation components attached to the shield component. Limiting the size of a spacing between adjacent…