Apple Patent Grants

Electronic devices with beam-steered infrared light sensing

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513003
An electronic device may include sensors such as a visible-light image sensor for capturing images. The sensors may also include optical sensors that operate at other wavelengths. An infrared light sensor may be used to gather an infrared light spectrum of a target object. The infrared light sensor may have a beam steerer and other adjustable components such as adjustable lenses and adjustable polarizers. During operation, an infrared beam emitted by the infrared light sensor may be…

Power adapter housing with snaps capable of bidirectional deflection

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11516929
A power adapter is disclosed. The power adapter includes housing parts that carries electronic components. To secure the housing parts together, one housing part includes snaps and another housing part includes protrusions and rails. During assembly, the protrusions slide under the snap, causing the snap to deflect in one direction, while the rails slide over the snap, which keeps the snap partially flat but also causes the snap to deflect in another direction. The engagement (during…

Enhanced application preview mode

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513557
Techniques for enhancing the viewing of applications in a preview provider are provided. A method includes receiving an indication to provide a preview mode on a display of the computing device, providing screenshots of a plurality of applications in the preview mode such that the screenshots are accessible for viewing by a user. The method also includes identifying the first application to provide the first screenshot in an updated mode and changing a state of the first application from…

Accessory cover for a portable electronic device

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513556
An accessory device for a portable electronic device is described. The accessory device includes a front cover connected to a back cover. The front cover includes multiple segments rotatable with respect to each other. The segments include magnets that allow the segments, through magnetic coupling, to couple with another segment or with the portable electronic device. When the front cover engages the back cover, a user may remove, or pull away, a segment from the back cover, causing the…

Electronic devices having displays with borders of image transport material

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513554
An electronic device may have a housing. A pixel array may be mounted in the housing to display an image. The pixel array may have a central portion surrounded by a peripheral portion. Display cover layer structures may overlap the pixel array. A central portion of the display cover layer structures may overlap the central portion of the pixel array. A peripheral portion of the display cover layer structures may overlap the peripheral portion of the pixel array. A border structure of…

Direct-lit backlight units with optical films

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513392
A display may have a pixel array such as a liquid crystal pixel array. The pixel array may be illuminated with backlight illumination from a direct-lit backlight unit. The backlight unit may include an array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on a printed circuit board. The display may have a notch to accommodate an input-output component. Reflective layers may be included in the notch. The backlight may include a color conversion layer with a property that varies as a function of position.…

Electronic device display assembly

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513383
An electronic device can include a housing that at least partially defines an exterior surface and an internal volume of the electronic device, and a display assembly at least partially disposed in the internal volume. The display assembly can include a transparent cover that at least partially defines the exterior surface of the electronic device, a backlight unit disposed between the cover and the housing, a frame coupling the cover to the backlight unit, a portion of the frame at…

Estimating device position in multipath environments

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513234
A device implementing a system for estimating device position includes at least one processor configured to receive a first sensor measurement of a device at a first time, the first sensor measurement having a first variance in measurement error, and to receive a second sensor measurement of the device at a second time, the second sensor measurement having a second variance in measurement error. The at least one processor is further configured to determine a speed of the device based on…

Magnetometer with integrated reset coils

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513169
Disclosed is a magnetometer architecture that couples one or more coils to a magnetic yoke to allow the reset of the magnetic yoke and one or more magnetic field sensors simultaneously after, for example, exposure to a large stray magnetic field. Also, disclosed is a magnetometer architecture that integrates separate magnetic pole pieces offset from the yoke that are each wound by a reset coil to allow reset of the one or more magnetic field sensors.

Terahertz spectroscopy and imaging in dynamic environments

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11513004
Embodiments are disclosed for terahertz spectroscopy and imaging in dynamic environments. In an embodiment, a transmitter of an electronic device emits a continuous electromagnetic (EM) wave in the terahertz (THz) frequency band into a dynamic environment that includes a transmission medium that changes over time. A receiver of the electronic device, receives an EM wave reflected off an object in the environment and determines a spectral response of the reflected EM wave. The spectral…

Electronic device

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971170

Titanium part having an etched surface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11511519
This application relates to a part for a portable electronic device. The part includes a titanium alloy substrate including a network of branching channels. The branching channels include a first channel and a second channel, where the first channel is defined by a first channel wall that extends away from a first opening in the exterior surface, and the second channel is defined by a second channel wall that extends away from a second opening in the first channel wall.

Wearable computer with fitness machine connectivity for improved activity monitoring

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: 11511155
Embodiments are disclosed for a wearable computer with fitness machine connectivity for improved activity monitoring. In an embodiment, a method comprises: establishing, by a processor of a wireless device, a wireless communication connection with a fitness machine; obtaining, by the processor, machine data from the fitness machine; determining, by the processor, a workout session according to the machine data; initiating the workout session on the wireless device; during the workout…

Electronic device with graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971258

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971249

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971248

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971239

Electronic device with graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971234

Electronic device with animated graphical user interface

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971231

Electronic device

Granted: November 29, 2022
Patent Number: D971171