Apple Patent Grants

Methods and apparatus for paging reception in multimode wireless networks

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794910
Methods and apparatus enabling a mobile device to receive paging notifications from multiple networks. In one embodiment of the present invention, a first device connected to a first network momentarily ignores the first network, to monitor a second network instead. The first device identifies and prioritizes a list of applications of the first network; the prioritized listing allows the first device to preempt one of its lower priority tasks to monitor the second network for paging…

Uplink control in a wireless communication network

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794938
A method and system are provided having an uplink control structure and a pilot signal having minimal signal overhead for providing channel estimation and data demodulation in a wireless communication network. The uplink control structures enable mobile terminals to communicate with corresponding base stations to perform various functions including obtaining initial system access, submitting a bandwidth request, triggering a continuation of negotiated service, or providing a proposed…

Cover for electronic communications device or the like

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: D800103

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: D800143

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: D800150

Electronic device

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: D800172

Opaque color stack for electronic device

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9790126
An opaque cover for a capacitive sensor is provided. The cover includes a transparent substrate and a black color stack disposed adjacent the transparent substrate. The black color stack includes a pigment stack having a first dielectric layer, a second dielectric layer, and a first light absorbing layer positioned between the first and second dielectric layers. The first dielectric layer has a first refractive index. The second dielectric layer has a second refractive index different…

Input device and user interface interactions

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792018
In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in…

Portable electronic device performing similar operations for different gestures

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792039
A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays an application on the touch-sensitive display; and when the application is in a predefined mode, performs a predefined operation in response to each gesture of a set of multiple distinct gestures on the touch-sensitive display. Another aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in…

Interaction of sound, silent and mute modes in an electronic device

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792083
This is directed to controlling the output of audio based on the mode of an electronic device. In particular, this is directed to an electronic device having a sound mode, silent mode, and mute mode controlling the output of audio along different audio output routes. In the sound mode, all audio can be output, while only registered or authorized audio can be output in the silent mode. In the mute mode, no audio can be output. The sound and silent modes can be enabled using an interface…

Software updating

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792109
A novel method for updating a bundle of files from an update package that minimize the free space requirement on disk is provided. The method segments the update of the entire package and performs the update in multiple passes. The method divide the archive payload of the entire update package into pieces and expand one piece of the archive in each pass. At the end of each pass, some embodiments remove from the disk the archive piece expanded in that pass in order to free additional…

System and method for managing a partitioned database of user relationship data

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792311
A system and method are described for storing and managing relationship data defining relationships between a plurality of users using a plurality of partitions. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: a relationship graph updater to fetch edge records defining user relationships on an online service from a plurality of queues at a specified time interval, each of the plurality of queues associated with a graph partition, the relationship graph…

Selective composite rendering

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792881
Systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products are described below for rendering a graphical user interface by selectively compositing display contents. In general for each of one or more content producers, where each content producer is associated with content storage containing display content, display content for output is identified depending on the content consumer to which the graphical user interface is being rendered.

Automatic generation of multi-camera media clips

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9792955
Some embodiments provide a media-editing application. The application receives a selection of several media clips for creating a multi-camera media clip. Based on metadata stored with the media clips that identifies sources of the media clips, the application automatically assigns the clips to at least two different groups in the multi-camera media clip. For each group of the multi-camera media clip, the application automatically orders the assigned clips along a timeline using timing…

Cell measurements in unlicensed frequency bands

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794015
This disclosure relates to performing cell measurements in unlicensed frequency bands and/or in channels with interference. According to some embodiments, a wireless user equipment (UE) device may define a reference symbol vector for a cell. Each respective element of the reference symbol vector may correspond to a respective subcarrier of the cell that carries a respective reference symbol. The UE may perform channel estimation at each respective element of the reference symbol vector.…

Adaptive channel state feedback estimation

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794024
Aspects of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods for adaptive channel state feedback (CSF) estimation techniques. Downlink transmissions can be received at a mobile device. The downlink transmissions can be received after the mobile device has entered a power saving mode of operation. The downlink transmission received can be a discontinuous downlink subframe and can include one or more pilot symbols. A channel variation factor of the transmission channel can be…

System and method for negotiating control of a shared audio or visual resource

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794134
Systems and methods for negotiating control of a shared audio or visual resource are disclosed. A request for control of a shared audio or visual resource is received at an arbiter. The arbiter maintains existing state information for ownership of the shared audio or visual resource and ownership transition conditions of the shared audio or visual resource. The request is received from one of a process executing on an embedded system and a process executing on a mobile computing device.…

Updating device behavior based on user behavior

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794402
Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for updating device behavior based on user behavior. For example, a user device may receive activity information of a user. Based on the activity information, the device may identify a first activity level of the user. The device may receive an indication that a second device is receiving an incoming call. After receiving the indication of the incoming call, the user device may identify a second activity level of the user. The…

Simultaneous LTE data and DSDA voice

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794403
Performing data communications by a Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) user equipment (UE), while simultaneously conducting two concurrent voice calls. The UE may receive a request to perform data communications while conducting a first voice call on a first radio and concurrently conducting a second voice call on a second radio. The UE may then determine whether one of the voice calls is currently on hold. The UE may perform the data communications using the radio on which the held call is…

Systems and methods for saving and restoring scenes in a multimedia system

Granted: October 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9794505
Systems and methods for saving and restoring scenes in a multimedia system with minimal configuration are provided. The techniques of the present invention can allow the states of the components in the multimedia system to be captured in a scene. Once the scene has been saved, the scene can be restored at a later time. A remote control system for recommending scenes by comparing states of components in the current scene with states of components in saved scenes is also provided. The…