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1.

MULTI-PATH OPERATION IN UE-TO-NW SIDELINK RELAY

      
Application Number 17906121
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Wu, Zhibin
  • Sirotkin, Alexander
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Palle Venkata, Naveen Kumar R
  • Nuggehalli, Pavan
  • Rossbach, Ralf
  • Vangala, Sarma V
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman
  • Chen, Yuqin

Abstract

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to multi-path operation. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a measurement report is transmitted to a base station on a first path between the UE and the base station, wherein the measurement report indicates channel quality information on one or more potential paths between the UE and the base station. A path addition command is then received from the base station, wherein the path addition command indicates the UE to add a path from one or more potential paths as a second path. The second path between the UE and the base station is then established based on the path addition command.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/12 - Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing based on transmission quality or channel quality
  • H04W 8/22 - Processing or transfer of terminal data, e.g. status or physical capabilities
  • H04W 40/24 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update
  • H04W 74/0833 - Random access procedures, e.g. with 4-step access

2.

Electronic Devices with Dynamic Brightness Ranges for Passthrough Display Content

      
Application Number 18490679
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pieri, Elizabeth
  • Baar, Teun R
  • Berardino, Alexander G
  • Cook, David M
  • Liu, Peng
  • Xia, Zuo

Abstract

A head-mounted device may include a camera that captures a live video feed of an environment. A display in the head-mounted device may display passthrough display content that includes the live video feed. Control circuitry may dynamically adjust a maximum allowable brightness for the passthrough display content during operation of the head-mounted device. Upon an initial donning of the head-mounted device, the passthrough display content may be permitted to use most or all of the achievable brightness range of the display. After a given time period, the user may be adapted to the brightness range of the display and the maximum allowable brightness for the passthrough display content may be reduced to allow additional headroom for rendered display content. The control circuitry may continue to adjust tone mappings for passthrough display content and rendered display content based on whether the display content favors real-world content or virtual content.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/00 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes

3.

PROVIDING DIRECTIONAL AWARENESS INDICATORS BASED ON CONTEXT

      
Application Number 18594032
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Temple, Brian W.
  • Chalmers, Devin W.
  • Salter, Thomas G.
  • Nie, Yiqiang

Abstract

Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that provides directional awareness indicators based on context detected in a physical environment. For example, an example process may include obtaining sensor data from one or more sensors of the device in a physical environment, detecting a context associated with a use of the device in the physical environment based on the sensor data, determining whether to present a directional awareness indicator based on determining that the context represents a state in which the user would benefit from the directional awareness indicator, and in accordance with determining to present the directional awareness indicator, identifying a direction for the directional awareness indicator, wherein the direction corresponds to a cardinal direction or a direction towards an anchored location or an anchored device, and presenting the directional awareness indicator based on the identified direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0346 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • H04M 1/72454 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for adapting the functionality of the device according to specific conditions according to context-related or environment-related conditions
  • H04W 4/024 - Guidance services

4.

ADJUSTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

      
Application Number 18593934
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-03
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Wang, Paul X.

Abstract

A wearable electronic device including a display and a support arm attached to the display. The support arm can define a sleeve and can include an extendable portion movable within the sleeve. The support arm having a retracted state and an extended state.

IPC Classes  ?

5.

DIGITAL ASSISTANT FOR PROVIDING GRAPHICAL OVERLAYS OF VIDEO EVENTS

      
Application Number 18587689
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-26
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Duffy, Gavin K.
  • Macharia, Raymond M.
  • Peck, Jessica J.
  • Schulman, Robert M.

Abstract

An example process includes while displaying, on a display, a video event: receiving, by a digital assistant, a natural language speech input corresponding to a participant of the video event; in accordance with receiving the natural language speech input, identifying, by the digital assistant, based on context information associated with the video event, a first location of the participant; and in accordance with identifying the first location of the participant, augmenting, by the digital assistant, the display of the video event with a graphical overlay displayed at a first display location corresponding to the first location of the participant.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G10L 15/18 - Speech classification or search using natural language modelling

6.

INTELLIGENT DELIVERY AND ACQUISITION OF DIGITAL ASSETS

      
Application Number 18591933
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chang, Christopher B.
  • Kelly, Sean B.
  • Manickam, Olagappan
  • Alsina, Thomas
  • Mirrashidi, Payam
  • Chu, Michael Kuohao
  • Lafferty, Kevin R.

Abstract

Improved techniques and systems for delivery and acquisition of digital assets are disclosed. The techniques and systems are especially suitable and useful for delivering digital assets (e.g., media assets) that are available for acquisition and electronic delivery from online stores to electronic devices. In accordance with one aspect, when a digital asset is acquired from an online store via an electronic device associated with a user, the digital asset can be arranged for delivery to a number of other of electronic devices also associated with the user. It will be appreciated that the digital asset can be delivered and acquired without requiring explicit user input or instruction in accordance with another aspect. Other aspects of the techniques and systems include customization of configuration and user interfaces that are provided to facilitate acquisition of digital assets in a more efficient manner.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06F 16/40 - Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor of multimedia data, e.g. slideshows comprising image and additional audio data
  • H04L 67/06 - Protocols specially adapted for file transfer, e.g. file transfer protocol [FTP]

7.

Displays Having Progressive Lenses

      
Application Number 18508004
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-13
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Keilbach, Kevin A.
  • Kruse, Barbara J.
  • Bhakta, Vikrant
  • Choi, Hyungryul

Abstract

A display may include a waveguide that directs image light towards an eye box within a field of view (FOV). A first lens may transmit world light to the waveguide and a second lens may transmit the world light and the image light to the eye box. One or more surfaces of the first and second lenses may collectively have a first region with a first optical power, a second region with a second optical power, a corridor with gradient optical power and constant astigmatism, and blending regions with variable astigmatism. The second region may be shifted downwards in elevation angle, the corridor may be elongated, and/or the blending regions may be disposed away from the FOV to prevent the blending regions from introducing astigmatism to the image light at the eye box.

IPC Classes  ?

8.

MEDIA BROWSING USER INTERFACE WITH INTELLIGENTLY SELECTED REPRESENTATIVE MEDIA ITEMS

      
Application Number 18592219
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Clarke, Graham R.
  • Bovet, Simon
  • Circlaeys, Eric M. G.
  • Devine, Lynne
  • Dye, Alan C.
  • Karlsson, Andreas
  • Lucas, Matthieu
  • Manzari, Johnnie B.
  • Ryan, Nicole R.
  • Sorrentino, Iii, William A.
  • Souza Dos Santos, Andre
  • Suzuki, Gregg
  • Tatarchuk, Sergey

Abstract

The present disclosure generally relates to navigating a collection of media items. In accordance with one embodiment, in response to receiving an input, a device displays a first view of a collection of media items, including concurrently displaying a representation of a first time period and a representation of a second time period. In accordance with a determination that a current time is associated with a first recurring temporal event: the representation of the first time period includes a first representative media item and the representation of the second time period includes a second representative media item. In accordance with a determination that the current time is associated with a second recurring temporal event, the representation of the first time period includes a third representative media item and the representation of the second time period includes a fourth representative media item.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/0485 - Scrolling or panning
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G06F 9/451 - Execution arrangements for user interfaces
  • G06F 16/432 - Query formulation
  • G06F 16/435 - Filtering based on additional data, e.g. user or group profiles
  • G06F 16/438 - Presentation of query results
  • G06F 16/44 - Browsing; Visualisation therefor

9.

Energy Absorbing Rail

      
Application Number 18592628
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ottaway, Luke T.
  • Jue, Derrick T.
  • Llamazares Domper, Arturo
  • Doan, Thuan D.
  • Buehler, Jesse T.
  • Sedlacek, Mikael P.
  • Golko, Albert J.

Abstract

A rail that includes an energy absorbing portion surrounded by an outer portion. A connector includes a first end configured to be coupled to a structure and a second end coupled to the rail.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60N 3/02 - Arrangements or adaptations of other passenger fittings, not otherwise provided for of hand grips or straps

10.

Head-Mounted Electronic Device with Display Recording Capability

      
Application Number 18488613
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-10-17
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcilree, James C
  • Wilson, Jacob
  • Decoodt, Jérôme
  • D'Herbemont, Pierre
  • Mirhosseini, Seyedpooya
  • Jiang, Xutao

Abstract

A head-mounted device is provided that includes a variety of subsystems for generating extended reality content, displaying the extended reality content, and recording the extended reality content. The device can include a graphics rendering pipeline configured to render virtual content, tracking sensors configured to obtain user tracking information, a virtual content compositor configured to composite virtual frames based on the virtual content and the user tracking information, cameras configured to capture a video feed, a media merging compositor configured to overlay the composited virtual frames and the video feed to output merged video frames having a first frame rate for display, and a recording pipeline configured to record content having a second frame rate different than the first frame rate. The recording pipeline can record content exhibiting a higher quality than the content being displayed. A portion of the recorded content containing sensitive information can optionally be blurred.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 13/156 - Mixing image signals
  • H04N 13/167 - Synchronising or controlling image signals
  • H04N 13/189 - Recording image signals; Reproducing recorded image signals
  • H04N 13/327 - Calibration thereof
  • H04N 13/383 - Image reproducers using viewer tracking for tracking with gaze detection, i.e. detecting the lines of sight of the viewer's eyes

11.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT/PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL OCCASION RETRANSMISSION

      
Application Number 17909325
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • He, Hong
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Provided is a method for a user equipment (UE). The method comprises receiving a downlink control information (DCI) that indicates a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) occasion retransmission; and performing retransmission for the PUCCH occasion and HARQ-ACK codebook associated with the PUCCH occasion based on the received DCI.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/1812 - Hybrid protocols; Hybrid automatic repeat request [HARQ]
  • H04L 1/1867 - Arrangements specially adapted for the transmitter end

12.

Object Detection

      
Application Number 18524460
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-30
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sewell, Jeffrey A.
  • Kwong, Joyce Y.
  • Sohnen, Julia M.
  • Dennis, Nathaniel J.
  • Costa, Paul J.
  • Mahr, Scott R.

Abstract

A system includes an infrared source is configured to transmit infrared waves. The system also includes a material that reflects infrared waves. An infrared receiver is configured to receive infrared waves reflected from the material.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 21/015 - Electrical circuits for triggering safety arrangements in case of vehicle accidents or impending vehicle accidents including means for detecting the presence or position of passengers, passenger seats or child seats, e.g. for disabling triggering
  • B60R 22/48 - Control systems, alarms, or interlock systems, for the correct application of the belt or harness

13.

ALIGNING SCANNED ENVIRONMENTS FOR MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

      
Application Number 18592586
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sommer, Bruno M.
  • Da Veiga, Alexandre
  • Ngo, Long H.
  • Herscher, Sebastian P.

Abstract

Various implementations provide a method for determining position data of a first device relative to a three-dimensional (3D) representation during a communication session. For example, a 3D representation is determined by a first device to correspond to a current physical environment of the first device. Then a spatial relationship is determined between the 3D representation and the current physical environment. Then position data is determined to correspond to a position of the first device relative to the 3D representation and based on a location of the first device in the current physical environment and the spatial relationship between the 3D representation and the current physical environment. The position data is then provided during a communication session between the first device and a second device with a view of the 3D representation including a representation of a user of the first device presented to a user of the second device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/33 - Determination of transform parameters for the alignment of images, i.e. image registration using feature-based methods
  • G06T 7/73 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras using feature-based methods
  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts

14.

ZERO LATENCY DIGITAL ASSISTANT

      
Application Number 18593432
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Stasior, William F.
  • Carson, David A.
  • Dasari, Rohit
  • Kim, Yoon

Abstract

An electronic device can implement a zero-latency digital assistant by capturing audio input from a microphone and using a first processor to write audio data representing the captured audio input to a memory buffer. In response to detecting a user input while capturing the audio input, the device can determine whether the user input meets a predetermined criteria. If the user input meets the criteria, the device can use a second processor to identify and execute a task based on at least a portion of the contents of the memory buffer.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06F 3/038 - Control and interface arrangements therefor, e.g. drivers or device-embedded control circuitry
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06F 3/06 - Digital input from, or digital output to, record carriers
  • G10L 15/08 - Speech classification or search
  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • G10L 15/28 - Constructional details of speech recognition systems
  • G10L 15/32 - Multiple recognisers used in sequence or in parallel; Score combination systems therefor, e.g. voting systems

15.

REFERENCE SIGNALS IN ACTIVE TCI SWITCHING

      
Application Number 17778078
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cui, Jie
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • He, Hong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Raghavan, Manasa
  • Li, Qiming
  • Chen, Xiang
  • Tang, Yang

Abstract

Techniques discussed herein can facilitate the use of reference signals in active TCI switching. One example aspect is a user equipment (UE), comprising: a memory interface; and processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the memory interface and configured to: receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) message that includes an activation command indicating a target transmission configuration indicator (TCI) state; decode the activation command within a decoding period, where the decoding period is a time period allocated for the UE to decode the activation command; receive a TCI resource where the TCI resource is a reference signal; perform time and frequency tracking associated with the target TCI state according the TCI resource; and switch to the target TCI state after performing time and frequency tracking.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H04W 72/23 - Control channels or signalling for resource management in the downlink direction of a wireless link, i.e. towards a terminal

16.

Unified TCI Framework

      
Application Number 17906223
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raghavan, Manasa
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Li, Qiming
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Cui, Jie
  • Chen, Xiang
  • Tang, Yang

Abstract

A user equipment (UE) is configured to receive a command for a transmission configuration indicator (TCI) state change for a joint TCI state including uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) signals, decode the joint TCI state command and performing measurements necessary to receive and transmit with the target TCI state, the measurements including a pathloss (PL) measurement for an UL channel and switch to receive the DL signals and transmit the UL signals with the target TCI state no later than a time duration for a switching delay.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04B 17/309 - Measuring or estimating channel quality parameters

17.

Enhancements to Support TRP Specific Beam Failure Recovery

      
Application Number 17906225
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raghavan, Manasa
  • Cui, Jie
  • Li, Qiming
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Tang, Yang
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Chen, Xiang
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Yang, Weidong

Abstract

A user equipment (UE) is configured to establish a connection to a base station, wherein the base station configures the UE with a first beam corresponding to a first transmission reception point (TRP) and a second beam corresponding to a second TRP, wherein the first and second beam are in frequency range 2 (FR2) and wherein the UE does not support simultaneous reception of multiple beams in FR2, detect a beam failure during a beam failure detection (BFD) evaluation period, identify one or more candidate beams during a candidate beam detection (CBD) evaluation period and transmit a beam failure recovery (BFR) request to the base station.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 7/06 - Diversity systems; Multi-antenna systems, i.e. transmission or reception using multiple antennas using two or more spaced independent antennas at the transmitting station

18.

Display Devices with Bridge Emitters and Sensors

      
Application Number 18505570
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-09
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Islam, Nurul
  • Northcott, Malcolm J

Abstract

An electronic device may include a first and second projectors, first, second, and third waveguides, light sources, and optical sensors. The sources may emit calibration light into the third waveguide, which splits the calibration light between the first and second waveguides. Couplers on the third waveguide may couple the calibration light out of the third waveguide and partial reflectors on the first and second waveguides may reflect the calibration light back towards the optical couplers as reflected light. The couplers may provide the reflected light to the sensors, which generate electrical signals using the reflected light. Control circuitry may compare the electrical signals between different sensor locations to identify relative angles between the first waveguide, the second waveguide, the first projector, and/or the second projector. The control circuitry may use the identified relative angles to adjust projector images to compensate for optical misalignments over time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • G03B 21/20 - Lamp housings

19.

Systems and Methods for Providing and Interacting with Application-Update Objects on a Mobile Device

      
Application Number 18587833
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-26
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lemay, Stephen O.
  • Kelly, Sean B.

Abstract

A mobile device with a display receives one or more inputs to install an application on the mobile device. The mobile device initiates a download of the application to the mobile device. While the application is downloading to the mobile device, the mobile device displays, on a home screen of the display, a placeholder object associated with the application. The mobile device displays, at the placeholder object on the home screen of the display, an indicator showing progress of installation of the application.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 8/61 - Installation
  • G06F 9/451 - Execution arrangements for user interfaces
  • G06Q 20/12 - Payment architectures specially adapted for electronic shopping systems
  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]

20.

Context-Aware Voice Guidance

      
Application Number 18593043
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bennett, Jonathan A.
  • Lemay, Stephen O.
  • Van Os, Marcel
  • Forstall, Scott
  • Moore, Bradford A.
  • Vulcano, Emanuele
  • Pylappan, Seejo K.

Abstract

A context-aware voice guidance method is provided that interacts with other voice services of a user device. The voice guidance does not provide audible guidance while the user is making a verbal request to any of the voice-activated services. Instead, the voice guidance transcribes its output on the screen while the verbal requests from the user are received. In some embodiments, the voice guidance only provides a short warning sound to get the user's attention while the user is speaking on a phone call or another voice-activated service is providing audible response to the user's inquires. The voice guidance in some embodiments distinguishes between music that can be ducked and spoken words, for example from an audiobook, that the user wants to pause instead of being skipped. The voice guidance ducks music but pauses spoken words of an audio book in order to provide voice guidance to the user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04R 5/04 - Circuit arrangements
  • G01C 21/34 - Route searching; Route guidance
  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers
  • G06F 3/04815 - Interaction with a metaphor-based environment or interaction object displayed as three-dimensional, e.g. changing the user viewpoint with respect to the environment or object
  • G06F 3/04845 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range for image manipulation, e.g. dragging, rotation, expansion or change of colour
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06F 16/432 - Query formulation
  • G06F 16/44 - Browsing; Visualisation therefor
  • G06F 16/68 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G10L 15/08 - Speech classification or search
  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • G10L 17/22 - Interactive procedures; Man-machine interfaces
  • G10L 21/00 - Processing of the speech or voice signal to produce another audible or non-audible signal, e.g. visual or tactile, in order to modify its quality or its intelligibility
  • H04R 5/00 - Stereophonic arrangements

21.

MOBILE KEY ENROLLMENT AND USE

      
Application Number 18595238
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kramar, Vitalii
  • Dargan, Dorian D.
  • Van Os, Marcel

Abstract

A computer system performs techniques related to displaying a representation of a secure credential and using the secure credential. In some embodiments, a computer system detects that the computer system is physically near a vehicle. In some embodiments, a computer system permits a user access to use one or more functions of a vehicle using a secure credential.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B60R 25/24 - Means to switch the anti-theft system on or off using electronic identifiers containing a code not memorised by the user
  • B60K 35/00 - Arrangement or adaptations of instruments
  • B60K 35/10 - Input arrangements, i.e. from user to vehicle, associated with vehicle functions or specially adapted therefor
  • B60R 25/01 - Fittings or systems for preventing or indicating unauthorised use or theft of vehicles operating on vehicle systems or fittings, e.g. on doors, seats or windscreens
  • B60R 25/25 - Means to switch the anti-theft system on or off using biometry
  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit

22.

DEVICES, METHODS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR PROVIDING MULTITOUCH INPUTS AND HARDWARE-BASED FEATURES USING A SINGLE TOUCH INPUT

      
Application Number 18586262
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-23
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Seymour, Eric T.
  • Fleizach, Christopher B.

Abstract

An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays, on the display, a first visual indicator. The electronic device receives a first single touch input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to the first visual indicator; and, in response to detecting the first single touch input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to the first visual indicator, replaces display of the first visual indicator with display of a first menu. The first menu includes a virtual touches selection icon. In response to detecting selection of the virtual touches selection icon, the electronic device displays a menu of virtual multitouch contacts.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures

23.

Memory Device Bandwidth Optimization

      
Application Number 18588406
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-27
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mathews, Gregory S.
  • Keil, Shane J.

Abstract

Techniques for scheduling memory operations are disclosed in which alternate read/write commands within a multi-bank memory operation are delayed beyond a minimum timing parameter in order to increase memory data bus utilization. The remaining read/write commands are not delayed beyond the minimum timing parameter. Every other clock cycle (e.g., even clock cycles) within the memory operation is reserved for activate commands, while other commands such as sync and read/write are scheduled on the intervening clock cycles (e.g., odd clock cycles). For memory devices for which a sync command (which causes a clock of the memory data bus to start) is to precede a corresponding read/write command by a number of clock cycles that would place it in a cycle reserved for activate commands, a particular operation mode is disclosed in which the memory device internally delays a received sync command.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 13/16 - Handling requests for interconnection or transfer for access to memory bus
  • G06F 1/06 - Clock generators producing several clock signals

24.

Block-Based Predictive Coding For Point Cloud Compression

      
Application Number 18397737
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-27
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mammou, Khaled
  • Flynn, David
  • Tourapis, Alexandros
  • Kim, Jungsun

Abstract

An encoder is configured to compress point cloud information using a blocks of nodes determined from a prediction tree. A prediction tree is generated for a point cloud. Segments of the prediction tree are identified. The segments are divided into blocks that are predicted by predecessor blocks within the segments. The blocks of the prediction tree may then be encoded and may be provided for transmission to a decoder that can regenerate the point cloud from the blocks of the prediction tree.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/20 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using video object coding
  • G06T 9/00 - Image coding
  • G06T 9/40 - Tree coding, e.g. quadtree, octree
  • H04N 19/119 - Adaptive subdivision aspects e.g. subdivision of a picture into rectangular or non-rectangular coding blocks
  • H04N 19/12 - Selection from among a plurality of transforms or standards, e.g. selection between discrete cosine transform [DCT] and sub-band transform or selection between H.263 and H.264
  • H04N 19/124 - Quantisation
  • H04N 19/136 - Incoming video signal characteristics or properties
  • H04N 19/176 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object the region being a block, e.g. a macroblock
  • H04N 19/189 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the adaptation method, adaptation tool or adaptation type used for the adaptive coding
  • H04N 19/50 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using predictive coding
  • H04N 19/61 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding in combination with predictive coding
  • H04N 19/64 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding using sub-band based transform, e.g. wavelets characterised by ordering of coefficients or of bits for transmission

25.

LOWER LAYER CONTROL SIGNAL FOR DOWNLINK POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNAL

      
Application Number 18431850
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-02
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Zhang, Dawei

Abstract

The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods for lower-layer activation and release of dynamic downlink positioning reference signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/51 - Allocation or scheduling criteria for wireless resources based on terminal or device properties
  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04W 72/23 - Control channels or signalling for resource management in the downlink direction of a wireless link, i.e. towards a terminal
  • H04W 80/02 - Data link layer protocols

26.

HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER CONVERTER

      
Application Number 18068366
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dalena, Francesco Maria
  • Silvestri, Simone

Abstract

A high efficiency battery charger can include a resonant switched capacitor converter that receives an input voltage and input current from a power source and produces an intermediate voltage that is a fraction of the input voltage and an intermediate current that is a corresponding multiple of the input current and a buck regulator that receives the intermediate voltage and the intermediate current and produces an output battery charging voltage and an output battery charging current, wherein the output voltage is less than the intermediate voltage. The resonant switched capacitor converter can include one or more resonant switched capacitor stages.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/07 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using resistors or capacitors, e.g. potential divider using capacitors charged and discharged alternately by semiconductor devices with control electrode
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02M 1/00 - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF - Details of apparatus for conversion
  • H02M 3/158 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode using devices of a triode or transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only with automatic control of output voltage or current, e.g. switching regulators including plural semiconductor devices as final control devices for a single load

27.

SWITCHED CAPACITOR CONVERTER WITH TAP-CHANGE CAPABILITY

      
Application Number 18068331
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Phadke, Vijay G

Abstract

A switched capacitor converter battery charging circuit can include an input that receives an input current, an output that delivers an integer multiple of the input current to a battery, a plurality of flying capacitor stages disposed between the input and output, and controller circuitry coupled to the flying capacitor stages that selectively enables or disables one or more of the flying capacitor stages to select the integer multiple responsive to a voltage supplied at the input. The flying capacitor stages can include a first plurality of flying capacitor stages forming a first phase of the converter and a second plurality of flying capacitor stages forming a second phase of the converter. The first and second phases can be operated in an interleaved manner to reduce current or voltage ripple. The converter can include three flying capacitor stages, providing for selection of integer multiples of 4×, 3×, 2×, or 1×.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/07 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using resistors or capacitors, e.g. potential divider using capacitors charged and discharged alternately by semiconductor devices with control electrode
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02M 1/14 - Arrangements for reducing ripples from dc input or output

28.

USER INTERFACES FOR SUPPLEMENTAL MAPS

      
Application Number 18473256
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Arroyo, Vincent P.
  • Luis, Giovanni S.
  • Killick, James
  • Kossovsky, Yuval
  • Crouigneau, Guillaume
  • Araya, Sebastian A.
  • Marusich, Daniel E.
  • Appel, Neil M.
  • Robbin, Gregory S.
  • Frick, Brian R.
  • Figueroa, Hollie R.
  • Sinitsyn, Konstantin
  • Apuy, Ryan W.
  • Li, Linghao
  • Khoo, Boon Tat

Abstract

In some embodiments, an electronic device displays supplemental map information in a primary map application. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays curated navigation directions using supplemental maps. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays virtual views of a physical location or environment using supplemental maps. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays media content in a map application. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays map information in a media content application. In some embodiments, an electronic device adds annotations to maps which are shared to a second electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates a way to obtain access to supplemental maps via a map store user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays one or more routes associated with a supplemental map. In some embodiments, an electronic device utilizes one or more artificial intelligence modules to generate a supplemental map.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01C 21/36 - Input/output arrangements for on-board computers

29.

Measurement Design for Next Radio (NR) and Long Term Evolution (LTE)

      
Application Number 18399097
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cui, Jie
  • Tang, Yang
  • Huang, Rui
  • Zhu, Yuan
  • Tian, Shuang

Abstract

An invention to perform a method of cell measurement in a wireless network, wherein the wireless network comprises a plurality of frequency layers, the invention configured to: determine a Measurement Gap Length, MGL, for each one of the plurality of frequency layers operational in the wireless network; determine a gap bitmap to indicate a measurement gap availability in a time sequence for each one of the plurality of frequency layers of the wireless network; and transmit gap assistance information for each one of the plurality of frequency layers of the wireless network to a User Equipment, wherein the gap assistance information comprises at least the determined Measurement Gap Length and the determined gap bitmap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/10 - Scheduling measurement reports
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04W 28/06 - Optimising, e.g. header compression, information sizing
  • H04W 36/00 - Handoff or reselecting arrangements

30.

NEIGHBOR CELL TRANSMISSION CONFIGURATION INDICATOR (TCI) STATE SWITCH

      
Application Number 18593849
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Raghavan, Manasa
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Cui, Jie
  • Li, Qiming
  • Chen, Xiang
  • Tang, Yang

Abstract

The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods to perform a switch of a TCI state from a serving cell to a neighbor cell. A UE determines whether the state of the neighbor cell is known or unknown and whether the neighbor cell's TCI state is known or unknown. The total delay time to perform the TCI state switch can impacted by this the known/unknown statuses. Other factors can also contribute to the total delay time. The UE may also signal its capability to monitor the TCI state of the neighbor cell and its capability to switch to such a TCI state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/06 - Reselecting a communication resource in the serving access point
  • H04W 36/00 - Handoff or reselecting arrangements
  • H04W 36/08 - Reselecting an access point

31.

REPRESENTING FLAT SURFACES IN POINT-BASED REPRESENTATIONS OF PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS

      
Application Number 18582757
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-21
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ngo, Long H.
  • Da Veiga, Alexandre

Abstract

Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that generate a 3D representation of a physical environment by generating a point cloud and selectively replacing some of the points. For example, points representing flat surfaces (e.g., walls and ceilings) may be replaced with planar elements that are “painted” using image data. In contrast, points representing non-flat portions (e.g. furniture, curtains, wall hangings, etc.) are left as points in the model or altered in a different way. Selectively altering the 3D representation may provide (a) a cleaner feeling and/or (b) a more compact 3D representation for more efficient and faster communication and/or rendering.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 17/20 - Wire-frame description, e.g. polygonalisation or tessellation

32.

SMART SHOPPING AND INFORMATION COLLECTION BY NATURAL GESTURE USING UWB

      
Application Number 18589144
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-27
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hauspy, Tom Bert Etienne
  • Badic, Biljana
  • Drewes, Christian
  • Mucke, Christian W.

Abstract

Smart gesturing may facilitate smart shopping and other contactless experiences by enabling a user to perform a natural gesture toward one or more desired items with or while wearing a wearable or non-wearable electronic device. The electronic device may identify the smart gesture, and determine the one or more desired items are indicated by the smart gesture. The electronic device may identify the desired items by receiving location data of multiple items, determining a vector based on a first position a second position of the smart gesture, extending the vector to a location, and using the location data to determine which item or items correspond to the location. If more than one item is indicated by the smart gesture, the electronic device may enable selection of the items and, if at least one item is selected, provide information on the selected items or enable additional interaction with the selected items.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06Q 30/0601 - Electronic shopping [e-shopping]
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices

33.

Electronic Device with Centralized User Experience Manager

      
Application Number 18535797
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-11
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Jun, David M
  • Kannan, Arun
  • Raghunath, Kaushik
  • Sharma, Nikhil
  • Duggineni, Venu M

Abstract

An electronic device may include software and hardware subsystems that are centrally controlled by a user experience manager. The user experience manager can identify a current user context and enforce a corresponding power and performance policy for the various subsystems that is optimized for the current user context. The user experience manager can provide a set of restrictions at the launch of a user experience, can allow the various subsystems to vary their dynamic behavior based on current operating conditions as long as the dynamic adjustments do not violate the restrictions, and can perform a series of thermal mitigation operations as the internal temperature of the electronic device varies. The centralized user experience manager can also be configured to predict a user context based on monitored states of the subsystems and monitored application usage on the electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/3287 - Power saving characterised by the action undertaken by switching off individual functional units in the computer system
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G06F 1/20 - Cooling means

34.

Soft Switching Voltage Divider Circuit

      
Application Number 18156382
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-01-18
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Dalena, Francesco

Abstract

A switched-capacitor circuit for use in a high-efficiency power subsystem is disclosed. The switched-capacitor circuit includes a resonant circuit and multiple switches that couple the resonant circuit between an input power supply node and an output node to generate a voltage on the output node that is less than the voltage of the input power supply node. A sense circuit measures the current flowing through the resonant circuit and a control circuit opens and closes different ones of the multiple switches in response to a determination that the current flowing through the resonant circuit is less than a threshold value.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 1/00 - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS; CONVERSION OF DC OR AC INPUT POWER INTO SURGE OUTPUT POWER; CONTROL OR REGULATION THEREOF - Details of apparatus for conversion

35.

User Equipment Having Multiple Subscriber Identity Modules with Improved Suspend / Resume Operation

      
Application Number 18596748
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lovlekar, Srirang A.
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman
  • Shikari, Murtaza A.
  • Nimmala, Srinivasan
  • Kodali, Sree Ram
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Chen, Yuqin
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Xing, Longda
  • Wang, Zhiwei
  • Yan, Yaoqi
  • Dhanapal, Muthukumaran
  • Wang, Beibei
  • Cui, Lele

Abstract

Devices and associated methods for operating a dual-subscriber identity module (SIM) dual-standby (DSDS) user equipment device (UE) configured with a first SIM and a second SIM. The UE performs communications with a first cellular network using the first SIM and a first radio resource control (RRC) connection, and receives a request to perform a higher priority communication using the second SIM. In response to the request to perform the higher priority communication, the UE transmits a request to the first network to suspend the first RRC connection. After transmission of the request to suspend the first RRC connection, the UE receives a message from the first network to place the first RRC connection in an inactive state, and initiates a timer, wherein the timer is used to determine whether the first RRC connection remains in the inactive state or transitions to an idle state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61L 2/24 - Apparatus using programmed or automatic operation
  • A61L 2/10 - Ultraviolet radiation
  • A61L 2/22 - Phase substances, e.g. smokes, aerosols

36.

Warped Perspective Correction

      
Application Number 18286522
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-03-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Barakat, Samer
  • Nepveu, Bertrand
  • Gosch, Christian W.
  • Piuze-Phaneuf, Emmanuel
  • Chapdelaine-Couture, Vincent

Abstract

In one implementation, a method of performing perspective correction of an image is performed by a device including an image sensor, a display, one or more processors, and non-transitory memory. The method includes capturing, using the image sensor, an image of a physical environment. The method includes obtaining a plurality of initial depths respectively associated with a plurality of pixels of the image of the physical environment. The method includes generating a depth map for the image of the physical environment based on the plurality of initial depths and a respective plurality of confidences of the plurality of initial depths. The method includes transforming, using the one or more processors, the image of the physical environment based on the depth map and a difference between a perspective of the image sensor and a perspective of a user. The method includes displaying, on the display, the transformed image.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 3/18 - Image warping, e.g. rearranging pixels individually
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06T 7/55 - Depth or shape recovery from multiple images

37.

Electronic Device Frame Antennas

      
Application Number 18505715
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-09
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Niakan, Nahal

Abstract

A head-mounted device may include displays that display images to a user while worn. The device may include a conductive frame having a front portion and temple portions. Waveguides may be mounted to the front portion for directing image light to eye boxes. Projectors that emit the image light may be coupled to the temple portions. The frame may include gaps that divide the frame into segments. Two or more of the segments may be fed radio-frequency signals to form one or more antennas in the temple portions, the front portion, or between the temple portions and front portion and/or to form isolation elements. A conductive ring may be disposed between the waveguide and a transparent layer and may extend along a lateral periphery of the waveguide to form one or more conductors for one or more antennas and/or isolation elements between two or more antennas.

IPC Classes  ?

38.

COORDINATING OPERATIONS OF MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION CHIPS VIA LOCAL HUB DEVICE

      
Application Number 18592108
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • O'Shea, Helena Deirdre
  • Sauer, Matthias
  • Rivera Espinoza, Jorge L.
  • Adler, Bernd

Abstract

Embodiments relate to coordinating the operations of subsystems in a communication system of an electronic device where a coexistence hub device monitors the state information transmitted as coexistence messages over one or more multi-drop buses, processes the monitored coexistence messages and sends out control messages as coexistence messages to other systems on chips (SOCs). The coexistence hub device can also update the operations of the communication system. The coexistence hub device may receive an operation policy from a central processor and may execute the operation policy without further coordination of the central processor. The coexistence hub device broadcasts the control messages as coexistence messages according to the executed operation policy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 13/36 - Handling requests for interconnection or transfer for access to common bus or bus system

39.

Display Panel Brightness Control Based on Gaussian Edges

      
Application Number 18540613
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-14
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miscuglio, Mario
  • Xu, Yang
  • Jariwala, Snehal T.
  • Qiao, Yi
  • Guillou, Jean-Pierre S.
  • Hu, Jenny
  • Xu, Ming
  • Xin, Wanqing
  • Xia, Zuo
  • Zheng, Xin
  • Ryu, Jie Won
  • Williams, Graeme M.
  • Brahma, Kingsuk

Abstract

Systems and methods described herein may utilize a non-linear scaling relationship to scale brightness of selective portions of the display in a manner that reduces or eliminates perceivable banding effects. By non-linearly controlling changes in brightness of the display, a viewer may perceive a more uniform, linear dimming towards the relatively dimmer region without perceiving banding, leading to improved user experience when viewing the electronic display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/3208 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix using controlled light sources using electroluminescent panels semiconductive, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] organic, e.g. using organic light-emitting diodes [OLED]

40.

SMART ADVICE TO CHARGE NOTIFICATION

      
Application Number 18590290
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • De La Cropte De Chanterac, Cyril
  • Stanley-Marbell, Phillip
  • Venkatraman, Katrik
  • Kapoor, Gaurav

Abstract

Systems and methods are disclosed for advising a user when an energy storage device in a computing system needs charging. State of charge data of the energy storage device can be measured and stored at regular intervals. The historic state of charge data can be queried over a plurality of intervals and a state of charge curve generated that is representative of a user's charging habits over time. The state of charge curve can be used to generate a rate of charge histogram and an acceleration of charge histogram. These can be used to predict when a user will charge next, and whether the energy storage device will have an amount of energy below a predetermined threshold amount before the next predicted charging time. A first device can determine when a second device typically charges and whether the energy storage device in the second device will have an amount of energy below the predetermined threshold amount before the next predicted charge time for the second device. The first device can generate an advice to charge notification to the user on either, or both, devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 11/32 - Monitoring with visual indication of the functioning of the machine
  • G06F 1/3203 - Power management, i.e. event-based initiation of a power-saving mode
  • G06F 1/3212 - Monitoring battery levels, e.g. power saving mode being initiated when battery voltage goes below a certain level

41.

PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL RELIABILITY ENHANCEMENT

      
Application Number 17906113
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • He, Hong
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) reliability enhancement. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a processor of a UE receives, from a BS associated with a first TRP and a second TRP, a first message for configuring a PUCCH resource to be used by the UE to perform a PUCCH transmission with the BS. In this case, the first message indicates a first configuration corresponding to the first TRP and the first configuration comprises at least one power control parameter associated with the first TRP. The message further indicates a second configuration corresponding to the second TRP and the second configuration comprises at least one power control parameter associated with the second TRP. The processor performs the PUCCH transmission with the BS via the first and second TRPs based on the first message. In this way, the reliability and robustness of the PUCCH transmission for multiple TRP is enhanced.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 52/08 - Closed loop power control
  • H04W 52/14 - Separate analysis of uplink or downlink
  • H04W 52/38 - TPC being performed in particular situations

42.

SIDELINK TRANSMISSION COORDINATION

      
Application Number 17906116
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong

Abstract

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to sidelink transmission coordination. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, a processor of a user equipment (UE) configured to perform operations comprising: receiving, via a transceiver of the UE and from a second UE, coordination information concerning a transmission from the UE. The coordination information indicates a resource set preferred for the UE to perform resource selection. The operations further comprise determining at least one target resource for the transmission based on the resource set and at least one of the following: measured power of a signal associated with a resource in the resource set, reception time of the coordination information, and a reception scheduled for the UE on a resource in the resource set.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/40 - Resource management for direct mode communication, e.g. D2D or sidelink
  • H04W 72/02 - Selection of wireless resources by user or terminal
  • H04W 72/542 - Allocation or scheduling criteria for wireless resources based on quality criteria using measured or perceived quality
  • H04W 72/563 - Allocation or scheduling criteria for wireless resources based on priority criteria of the wireless resources

43.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING OBJECTS AND PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO IDENTIFIED OBJECTS

      
Application Number 18516766
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-21
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Rosenblatt, Michael Nathaniel

Abstract

Systems and methods for identifying an object and presenting additional information about the identified object are provided. The techniques of the present invention can allow the user to specify modes to help with identifying objects. Furthermore, the additional information can be provided with different levels of detail depending on user selection. Apparatus for presenting a user with a log of the identified objects is also provided. The user can customize the log by, for example, creating a multi-media album.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06V 30/142 - Image acquisition using hand-held instruments; Constructional details of the instruments
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06V 10/46 - Descriptors for shape, contour or point-related descriptors, e.g. scale invariant feature transform [SIFT] or bags of words [BoW]; Salient regional features
  • H04L 67/02 - Protocols based on web technology, e.g. hypertext transfer protocol [HTTP]
  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording

44.

LENTICULAR IMAGE GENERATION

      
Application Number 18067604
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bacim De Araujo E Silva, Felipe
  • Bedard, Noah D.
  • Zhang, Bosheng
  • Miller, Brett D.
  • Kim, Seung Wook

Abstract

Methods and apparatus for generating images to be displayed on lenticular displays. In these methods, a fixed mesh is generated offline, and in real-time texture information is mapped to the fixed mesh. In an offline process, texture and 3D mesh information for an object is used to render UV map views for multiple viewpoints of the object, view maps are generated from display calibration data, and a lenticular to UV map is generated from the UV map views and view maps. In real-time, texture information is captured, and a composite process is performed that generates a lenticular image for multiple viewpoints by sampling pixels from the texture based on the lenticular to UV map. The lenticular image is then displayed on the lenticular display. Detected positions of persons in the environment may be used to limit the number of viewpoints that are generated during the real-time composite process.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 30/27 - Optical systems or apparatus for producing three-dimensional [3D] effects, e.g. stereoscopic images by providing first and second parallax images to an observer’s left and right eyes of the autostereoscopic type involving lenticular arrays
  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06T 15/00 - 3D [Three Dimensional] image rendering
  • H04N 13/275 - Image signal generators from 3D object models, e.g. computer-generated stereoscopic image signals

45.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE (MBS) SERVICE IN NON-TERRESTRIAL NETWORK (NTN)

      
Application Number 17905113
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Bar-Sade, Idan

Abstract

The disclosure relates to system and method for supporting Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) SERVICE in Non-terrestrial network (NTN). In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) device may comprises: at least one antenna; at least one radio, configured to perform wireless communication using at least one radio access technology; and one or more processor coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio and the one or more processor are configured to receive Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) data, wherein the one or more processor are configured to case the UE device to: receive, from a network device, a timing offset indicating a slot offset for a Hybrid Automatic Repeat request (HARQ) feedback transmission; and determine a transmission timing for an HARQ feedback transmission for the MBS data based on the timing offset.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/1867 - Arrangements specially adapted for the transmitter end
  • H04L 1/1812 - Hybrid protocols; Hybrid automatic repeat request [HARQ]
  • H04W 72/30 - Resource management for broadcast services

46.

Handling High Data Rates in Protocol Stack when Using High Frequency Spectrum

      
Application Number 18590808
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Palle Venkata, Naveen Kumar R
  • Rossbach, Ralf
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Chen, Yuqin
  • Wu, Zhibin
  • Vangala, Sarma V.
  • Nimmala, Srinivasan
  • Lovlekar, Srirang A
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman

Abstract

To accommodate a mix of high frequency carriers and lower frequency carriers, a protocol stack may include a radio link control (RLC) entity that allows configuration of status reporting control parameters on per carrier, or per subcarrier spacing. Alternatively, a protocol stack may include two RLC entities, one for handling high frequency carriers, and another for handling lower frequency carriers. (High frequency carriers and lower frequency carriers may be distinguished based on a frequency threshold.) Furthermore, a user equipment may transmit (to the network) an indication of its L2 buffer size. The network may configure the UE and/or control scheduling, to ensure the UE's L2 buffer does not overrun. Alternatively, the UE may indicate that it can support a percentage of a maximum buffer size. The network may configure the UE and/or control scheduling so that the UE's buffer occupancy does not exceed the percentage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 28/02 - Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
  • H04L 1/1812 - Hybrid protocols; Hybrid automatic repeat request [HARQ]
  • H04W 80/02 - Data link layer protocols

47.

CHROMA QUANTIZATION IN VIDEO CODING

      
Application Number 18596008
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-05
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tourapis, Alexandros
  • Cote, Guy

Abstract

A method of signaling additional chroma QP offset values that are specific to quantization groups is provided, in which each quantization group explicitly specifies its own set of chroma QP offset values. Alternatively, a table of possible sets of chroma QP offset values is specified in the header area of the picture, and each quantization group uses an index to select an entry from the table for determining its own set of chroma QP offset values. The quantization group specific chroma QP offset values are then used to determine the chroma QP values for blocks within the quantization group in addition to chroma QP offset values already specified for higher levels of the video coding hierarchy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 19/124 - Quantisation
  • H04N 19/126 - Quantisation - Details of normalisation or weighting functions, e.g. normalisation matrices or variable uniform quantisers
  • H04N 19/13 - Adaptive entropy coding, e.g. adaptive variable length coding [AVLC] or context adaptive binary arithmetic coding [CABAC]
  • H04N 19/136 - Incoming video signal characteristics or properties
  • H04N 19/15 - Data rate or code amount at the encoder output by monitoring actual compressed data size at the memory before deciding storage at the transmission buffer
  • H04N 19/157 - Assigned coding mode, i.e. the coding mode being predefined or preselected to be further used for selection of another element or parameter
  • H04N 19/159 - Prediction type, e.g. intra-frame, inter-frame or bidirectional frame prediction
  • H04N 19/172 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object the region being a picture, frame or field
  • H04N 19/176 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being an image region, e.g. an object the region being a block, e.g. a macroblock
  • H04N 19/186 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using adaptive coding characterised by the coding unit, i.e. the structural portion or semantic portion of the video signal being the object or the subject of the adaptive coding the unit being a colour or a chrominance component
  • H04N 19/30 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using hierarchical techniques, e.g. scalability
  • H04N 19/51 - Motion estimation or motion compensation
  • H04N 19/61 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using transform coding in combination with predictive coding
  • H04N 19/70 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals characterised by syntax aspects related to video coding, e.g. related to compression standards
  • H04N 19/86 - Methods or arrangements for coding, decoding, compressing or decompressing digital video signals using pre-processing or post-processing specially adapted for video compression involving reduction of coding artifacts, e.g. of blockiness
  • H04N 19/96 - Tree coding, e.g. quad-tree coding

48.

UNIFIED ACCESS CONTROL

      
Application Number 17802803
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Yuqin
  • Sirotkin, Alexander
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Agnel, Mona
  • Palle Venkata, Naveen Kumar R.
  • Nuggehalli, Pavan
  • Rossbach, Ralf
  • Vangala, Sarma V.
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman
  • Manithara Vamanan, Sudeep
  • Wu, Zhibin

Abstract

Provided is a method by a user equipment (UE), comprising: receiving, from a base station (BS), one or more messages providing different barring configurations for different access identities in an access identity set, the UE has at least one access identity, and the at least one access identity is from the access identity set and indicates that the UE is a disaster inbound roamer with respect to the BS; and performing, by the UE, an access barring check based on the one or more messages.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/02 - Access restriction performed under specific conditions
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring

49.

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE

      
Application Number 18085442
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-20
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pope, Benjamin J.
  • Wong, Wing Shan

Abstract

A mobile phone may include a housing structure defining a peripheral wall and a front cover formed of glass and coupled to the housing structure and defining at least a portion of a front exterior surface of the mobile phone. The mobile phone may further include a display below the front cover, a circuit board assembly coupled to the housing structure, and a removable rear cover assembly coupled to the housing structure and including a rear cover formed of glass, a rear-facing camera window, a charging coil coupled to the rear cover and configured to wirelessly receive power for charging the mobile phone, and an electrical connector conductively coupling the rear cover assembly to the circuit board assembly. The mobile phone may further include a supplemental housing component configured to be coupled to the housing structure in place of the removable rear cover assembly.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04M 1/02 - Constructional features of telephone sets

50.

USER EQUIPMENT AGGREGATION FOR UPLINK COMMUNICATIONS

      
Application Number 17802811
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Zeng, Wei

Abstract

The present application relates to devices and components including apparatus, systems, and methods for UE aggregation for uplink communications in wireless networks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/21 - Control channels or signalling for resource management in the uplink direction of a wireless link, i.e. towards the network
  • H04W 72/232 - Control channels or signalling for resource management in the downlink direction of a wireless link, i.e. towards a terminal the control data signalling from the physical layer, e.g. DCI signalling
  • H04W 72/25 - Control channels or signalling for resource management between terminals via a wireless link, e.g. sidelink

51.

USER EQUIPMENT MOBILITY BASED ON NETWORK SLICE CONSIDERATIONS

      
Application Number 18083334
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Venkataraman, Vijay
  • Prabhakar, Alosious Pradeep
  • Matolia, Rohit R.

Abstract

Methods and apparatuses for a user equipment (UE) to perform reselection using slice information. In some embodiments, the UE comprises one or more processors configured to perform operations comprising: accessing UE-specific slice information while in the idle or inactive state; and performing cell reselection based on the UE slice information associated with individual slices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 36/00 - Handoff or reselecting arrangements

52.

METHODS FOR IMPROVING USER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

      
Application Number 18473239
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-23
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kawashima, Ieyuki
  • Hylak, Benjamin
  • Weinberg, Garrett L.
  • Ford, Joshua R.
  • Uzan, Maxime
  • Dudrenov, Pavel V.
  • Kolombatovich, Katherine W.
  • Yerkes, Giancarlo
  • Broughton, Lee S.

Abstract

In some embodiments, a computer system displays virtual content illustrating an area of likely interaction, and displays immersive virtual content. In some embodiments, a computer system reduces visual prominence of immersive virtual content and displays an area of likely interaction. In some embodiments, a computer system generates alerts associated with physical objects in an environment of a user. In some embodiments, a computer system changes the visual prominence of people in a three-dimensional environment based on one or more attention-related factors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/0485 - Scrolling or panning
  • G06T 7/70 - Determining position or orientation of objects or cameras
  • G06V 40/10 - Human or animal bodies, e.g. vehicle occupants or pedestrians; Body parts, e.g. hands
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition
  • G10L 25/78 - Detection of presence or absence of voice signals

53.

WEATHER USER INTERFACE

      
Application Number 18593825
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-03-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yang, Lawrence Y.
  • Wan, Wan Si
  • Dye, Alan C.
  • Foss, Christopher Patrick
  • Lynch, Kevin
  • Schmitt, Brian
  • Wilson, Christopher

Abstract

Reduced-size user interfaces for providing weather information are disclosed. At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, indications of a location and a temperature at the location may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a touch on the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to display additional weather information, such as weather information for another location, another temperature, another time, and so forth. In some examples, the device may obtain data representing an upcoming activity, determine whether the activity is to begin within a threshold amount of time, and display weather information based on the upcoming activity. In some examples, the device may display an affordance at a position to indicate the time of day for which a weather condition is provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0485 - Scrolling or panning
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0362 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of 1D translations or rotations of an operating part of the device, e.g. scroll wheels, sliders, knobs, rollers or belts
  • G06F 3/04847 - Interaction techniques to control parameter settings, e.g. interaction with sliders or dials
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • H04M 1/72451 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for adapting the functionality of the device according to specific conditions according to schedules, e.g. using calendar applications
  • H04M 1/72454 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for adapting the functionality of the device according to specific conditions according to context-related or environment-related conditions
  • H04M 1/72457 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for adapting the functionality of the device according to specific conditions according to geographic location

54.

Handling High Data Rates in Protocol Stack when Using High Frequency Spectrum

      
Application Number 18590741
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Palle Venkata, Naveen Kumar R.
  • Rossbach, Ralf
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Chen, Yuqin
  • Wu, Zhibin
  • Vangala, Sarma V.
  • Nimmala, Srinivasan
  • Lovlekar, Srirang A.
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman

Abstract

To accommodate a mix of high frequency carriers and lower frequency carriers, a protocol stack may include a radio link control (RLC) entity that allows configuration of status reporting control parameters on per carrier, or per subcarrier spacing. Alternatively, a protocol stack may include two RLC entities, one for handling high frequency carriers, and another for handling lower frequency carriers. (High frequency carriers and lower frequency carriers may be distinguished based on a frequency threshold.) Furthermore, a user equipment may transmit (to the network) an indication of its L2 buffer size. The network may configure the UE and/or control scheduling, to ensure the UE's L2 buffer does not overrun. Alternatively, the UE may indicate that it can support a percentage of a maximum buffer size. The network may configure the UE and/or control scheduling so that the UE's buffer occupancy does not exceed the percentage.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 28/02 - Traffic management, e.g. flow control or congestion control
  • H04L 1/1812 - Hybrid protocols; Hybrid automatic repeat request [HARQ]
  • H04W 80/02 - Data link layer protocols

55.

METHOD FOR CONTROL SIGNALING FOR MULTI-BEAM PUSCH REPETITION TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number 17911129
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong

Abstract

A method is provided for a base station (BS) in communication with a user equipment (UE). The UE is configured with codebook based transmission or non-codebook based transmission for multi-beam physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) repetition. Various options are provided for the UE to derive uplink precoders for the multi-beam PUSCH repetition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 7/0456 - Selection of precoding matrices or codebooks, e.g. using matrices for antenna weighting
  • H04L 25/02 - Baseband systems - Details
  • H04W 72/23 - Control channels or signalling for resource management in the downlink direction of a wireless link, i.e. towards a terminal

56.

Channel Access Mechanisms in Wireless Communication

      
Application Number 18428244
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-31
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • He, Hong
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Kim, Yuchul
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Tang, Yang
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Cui, Jie
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Wei

Abstract

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for selecting channel access mechanisms in wireless communications, and particularly in 3GPP NR-U. For example, an appropriate listen-before talk (LBT) channel access category (Cat) may be defined for certain messages, such as certain DL and/or UL control messages and certain RACH messages. For other messages, an appropriate Cat may be signaled by the base station, e.g., in a DCI message or SIB. Mechanisms are provided for the base station to signal to the UE certain channel access profile parameters, such as an appropriate LBT Cat, CAPC, and/or CP extension. Mechanisms are also provided for adjustment of contention window duration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 74/0816 - with collision avoidance
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04W 72/0446 - Resources in time domain, e.g. slots or frames
  • H04W 74/00 - Wireless channel access, e.g. scheduled or random access
  • H04W 74/08 - Non-scheduled access, e.g. random access, ALOHA or CSMA [Carrier Sense Multiple Access]

57.

GLOBAL NONLINEAR SCALER FOR MULTIPLE PIXEL GAMMA RESPONSE COMPENSATION

      
Application Number 18509592
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-15
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Miscuglio, Mario
  • Brahma, Kingsuk
  • Ryu, Jie Won
  • Gao, Shengkui
  • Che, Yuchi
  • Williams, Graeme M
  • Qiao, Yi
  • Yao, Wei H
  • Guillou, Jean-Pierre S

Abstract

In a display characterized by regions with different pixel responses due, for example, to local pixel density variation, voltage-to-luminance matching may be non-universal. Therefore, in order to avoid visual artifacts that may hinder a desired visualization of displayed content, it may be advantageous to compensate the different gamma responses. In some cases, such as with electronic devices having a single pixel density across the display, optical calibration may be performed to determine voltage-to-luminance matching. However, in electronic devices with local pixel density variations, it may be disadvantageous to perform optical calibrations for each region with a different pixel density. Instead of using two distinct gamma curves which may include dedicated optical calibration, a global nonlinear scaler (GNLS) compensation may be applied. Embodiments may pertain to techniques for applying a per-channel and band-global gamma-to-voltage compensation to reduce or minimize a relative luminance error amongst different responses of display regions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/3208 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix using controlled light sources using electroluminescent panels semiconductive, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] organic, e.g. using organic light-emitting diodes [OLED]
  • G09G 3/32 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix using controlled light sources using electroluminescent panels semiconductive, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED]

58.

NETWORK SLICE SPECIFIC AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION (NSSAA) 5G NEW RADIO (NR) PROCEDURES

      
Application Number 18404136
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-04
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Koshta, Nirlesh
  • Kiss, Krisztian
  • Pangi, Pradeep
  • Prakasam, Sridhar
  • Venkataraman, Vijay

Abstract

Disclosed are embodiments for disabling N1 mode in response to several scenarios including an S-NSSAI failure, searching NR PLMNs after a loss of coverage in an attempt to maintain network slices, and triggering a UE to reattempt authentication of a rejected S-NSSAI when authentication credentials change and the UE either has N1 mode enabled or is camped on LTE PLMN that might be the same as the NR PLMN through which the S-NSSAI was rejected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 48/18 - Selecting a network or a communication service
  • H04W 8/12 - Mobility data transfer between location registers or mobility servers
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04W 60/04 - Affiliation to network, e.g. registration; Terminating affiliation with the network, e.g. de-registration using triggered events
  • H04W 60/06 - De-registration or detaching
  • H04W 76/18 - Management of setup rejection or failure
  • H04W 84/04 - Large scale networks; Deep hierarchical networks

59.

BUCK-FED QUASI-RESONANT CURRENT MULTIPLIER

      
Application Number 18068338
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-12-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Phadke, Vijay G

Abstract

A buck-fed current multiplier battery charging circuit can include a buck converter having an input configured to receive an input voltage and an output configured to deliver a regulated current, a current multiplier having an input configured to receive the regulated current from the buck converter and an output configured to deliver a multiple of the regulated current to a battery, wherein the current multiplier comprises one or more flying capacitor stages each including a resonant tank circuit; and controller circuitry coupled to the buck converter that operates switches of the buck converter to produce the regulated current and coupled to the current multiplier that operates switches of the current multiplier to deliver the multiple of the regulated current to the battery.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • H02M 3/07 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output without intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using resistors or capacitors, e.g. potential divider using capacitors charged and discharged alternately by semiconductor devices with control electrode

60.

System-on-Chip with DVFM Protection Circuit

      
Application Number 18522324
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Rajwan, Doron
  • Schwartzman, Ami
  • Zimet, Lior

Abstract

A system includes multiple hardware circuits and protection circuitry. The multiple hardware circuits are coupled to respective power domains having respective sets of domain-specific power settings. The protection circuitry is configured to monitor requests in which one or more of the hardware circuits request transitions between the domain-specific power settings, to determine, from among multiple system-level combinations of the domain-specific power settings, a subset of system-level combinations that could potentially be traversed in performing the requested transitions, and to initiate a responsive action upon detecting that any of the system-level combinations in the subset is specified as invalid.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 1/28 - Supervision thereof, e.g. detecting power-supply failure by out of limits supervision

61.

Sliding Window for Image Keypoint Detection and Descriptor Generation

      
Application Number 18444524
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pope, David R.
  • Fishel, Liran
  • Metuki, Assaf
  • Wang, Muge

Abstract

Embodiments relate to extracting features from images, such as by identifying keypoints and generating keypoint descriptors of the keypoints. An apparatus includes a pyramid image generator circuit, a keypoint descriptor generator circuit, and a pyramid image buffer. The pyramid image generator circuit generates an image pyramid from an input image. The keypoint descriptor generator circuit processes the pyramid images for keypoint descriptor generation. The pyramid image buffer stores different portions of the pyramid images generated by the pyramid image generator circuit at different times and provides the stored portions of the pyramid images to the keypoint descriptor generator circuit for keypoint descriptor generation. When first portions of the pyramid images are no longer needed for the keypoint descriptor generation, the first portions are removed from the pyramid image buffer to provide space for second portions of the pyramid images that are needed for the keypoint descriptor generation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 5/76 - Television signal recording
  • G06T 1/60 - Memory management
  • G06T 7/246 - Analysis of motion using feature-based methods, e.g. the tracking of corners or segments
  • H04N 1/21 - Intermediate information storage

62.

FREQUENCY HOPPING ENHANCEMENT FOR PARTIAL FREQUENCY SOUNDING

      
Application Number 17910561
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Provided is a method for a base station, includes: generating, for transmission to at least one UE, control information associated with SRS transmission, wherein the control information indicates an SRS band including a plurality of RBs for the SRS transmission, the control information indicates a first subband for a first UE and a second subband for a second UE in a same SRS band for an SRS transmission occasion; receiving, from the at least one UE, SRS on a plurality of SRS transmission occasions according to the control information, wherein a location hopping parameter is applied to the plurality of SRS transmission occasions, wherein a first starting location of the first subband for the first UE on a first SRS transmission occasion and a second starting location of the first subband for the first UE on a second SRS transmission occasion are determined based on the location hopping parameter.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path

63.

MULTIPLE CDRX CONFIGURATIONS AND DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION SWITCHING FOR XR TRAFFIC

      
Application Number 17909328
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-20
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Provided is a method for a user equipment (UE). The UE obtains a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) switching command from a network device and switches, based on the DRX switching command, from a current first Connected Mode DRX (cDRX) configuration to a different second cDRX configuration. Each of the first cDRX configuration and the second cDRX configuration is a configuration selected from a group consisting of: a default cDRX configuration; and at least one non-default cDRX configuration. Each non-default cDRX configuration of the at least one non-default cDRX configuration comprises a cDRX periodicity and a cDRX offset corresponding to a periodicity and an offset of a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) or Configured Grant (CG) configuration, respectively.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 76/28 - Discontinuous transmission [DTX]; Discontinuous reception [DRX]
  • H04W 72/11 - Semi-persistent scheduling

64.

Electronic device with cover

      
Application Number 29887186
Grant Number D1031726
Status In Force
Filing Date 2023-03-17
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Akana, Jody
  • Anderson, Molly
  • Andre, Bartley K.
  • Aoyagi, Shota
  • Ashcroft, Anthony Michael
  • Bataille, Marine C.
  • Bataillou, Jeremy
  • Chowdhury, Abidur Rahman
  • Courtaigne, Clara Geneviève Marine
  • Diebel, Markus
  • Gomez Garcia, Jonathan
  • Hankey, M. Evans
  • Howarth, Richard P.
  • Ive, Jonathan P.
  • Jaede, Julian
  • Kerr, Duncan Robert
  • Russell-Clarke, Peter
  • Shaffer, Benjamin Andrew
  • Silvanto, Mikael
  • Tan, Sung-Ho
  • Tissandier, Clement
  • Whang, Eugene Antony

65.

Holographic video sessions

      
Application Number 17539524
Grant Number 12015758
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Vondran, Jr., Gary L.
  • Lelescu, Dan C.
  • Molholm, Robert K.
  • Scapel, Nicolas V.
  • Berkner-Cieslicki, Kathrin
  • Kim, Seung Wook

Abstract

Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that provide images for displaying a 3D appearance of a tracked object on a view dependent device. In some implementations, a set of multiple images of the object from different capture positions is provided and then adjusted such as to render the object in focus when using the adjusted images for display on the view dependent device. In some implementations, the set of multiple images is provided that includes virtual images generated using virtual image sensors that may improve the appearance of out of focus regions (e.g., outside the 3D object appearance) on the view dependent device. In some implementations, the set of multiple images of a person provides a hologram of the person (e.g., left and right eye views provide the appearance of a 3D person) where the images are adjusted to improve gaze direction of eyes of the person.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 13/279 - Image signal generators from 3D object models, e.g. computer-generated stereoscopic image signals the virtual viewpoint locations being selected by the viewers or determined by tracking
  • H04N 13/25 - Image signal generators using stereoscopic image cameras using image signals from one sensor to control the characteristics of another sensor
  • H04N 13/282 - Image signal generators for generating image signals corresponding to three or more geometrical viewpoints, e.g. multi-view systems
  • H04N 13/31 - Image reproducers for viewing without the aid of special glasses, i.e. using autostereoscopic displays using parallax barriers
  • H04N 13/344 - Displays for viewing with the aid of special glasses or head-mounted displays [HMD] with head-mounted left-right displays

66.

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29841279
Grant Number D1031745
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-06-03
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Caro, Pablo F.
  • Naguit, Charmian
  • Vinnakota, Vidya

67.

Electronic device with graphical user interface

      
Application Number 29818034
Grant Number D1031759
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Behzadi, Arian
  • Garcia, Iii, Robert
  • Guzmán, Aurelio
  • Scapel, Nicolas V.

68.

Light-control panel with layered optical components

      
Application Number 17733424
Grant Number 12013605
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kingman, David E.
  • Monroe, Donald R.
  • Masschelein, Peter F.
  • Mazuir, Clarisse

Abstract

Light-control panels including layered optical components are described in this application. An example of a light-control panel includes first, second, and third glazing layers, first and second switchable components extending between the first and second glazing layers, and a third switchable component extending between the second and third glazing layers. The switchable components include a polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal (PDLC) device having a clear state and a hazy state, a guest-host liquid-crystal (GHLC) device having a clear state and a tinted state, and a light-guide device having a clear state and a bright state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02F 1/1334 - Constructional arrangements based on polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, e.g. microencapsulated liquid crystals
  • G02F 1/1347 - Arrangement of liquid crystal layers or cells in which the final condition of one light beam is achieved by the addition of the effects of two or more layers or cells
  • G02F 1/1362 - Active matrix addressed cells
  • G02F 1/137 - Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour based on liquid crystals, e.g. single liquid crystal display cells characterised by the electro-optical or magneto-optical effect, e.g. field-induced phase transition, orientation effect, guest-host interaction or dynamic scattering
  • G02F 1/1335 - Structural association of cells with optical devices, e.g. polarisers or reflectors

69.

Systems and methods for annotating media

      
Application Number 17336164
Grant Number 12014540
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Puskarich, Paul G.

Abstract

A media annotation and feedback system can be provided to help a user annotate multimedia content (e.g., photos, videos, portraits, documents, records). Using multiple modes of interaction (e.g., speech, voice, text, handwriting, song), autobiographical and biographical stories can be created. These stories can help a user attribute knowledge and information relating to artifacts that they feel are meaningful and wish to share with others in the future. Such media annotation can facilitate the creation and sharing of stories regarding a person, family, or other group.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 16/587 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually using geographical or spatial information, e.g. location
  • G06F 16/58 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
  • G06V 20/20 - Scenes; Scene-specific elements in augmented reality scenes

70.

Methods and devices for improved inverse iterative warping

      
Application Number 16983201
Grant Number 12014472
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-03
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor Mirhosseini, Seyedkoosha

Abstract

In some implementations, a method includes: obtaining a reference image frame and forward flow information; for a respective pixel within a target image frame, obtaining a plurality of starting points within the reference image frame with different depths; generating a plurality of intermediate warp results based on the plurality of starting points and the forward flow information, wherein each of the plurality of intermediate warp results is associated with a candidate warp position and an associated depth; selecting a warp result for the respective pixel from among the plurality of intermediate warp results, wherein the warp result corresponds to the candidate warp position associated with a closest depth to a viewpoint associated with the reference image frame; and populating pixel information for the respective pixel within the target image frame based on pixel information for a reference pixel within the reference image frame that corresponds to the warp result.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 3/00 - Geometric image transformation in the plane of the image
  • G06T 3/18 - Image warping, e.g. rearranging pixels individually
  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts

71.

Contextual information delivery system

      
Application Number 17816184
Grant Number 12014100
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-18
Grant Date 2024-06-18
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Puskarich, Paul G.
  • O'Leary, Fiona P.

Abstract

Electronic devices are used to provide content data and information to users based on their positional and user contexts. Methods and systems herein determine locations of the devices and provide content data from the devices based on their locations and based on content delivery settings, categories, and classifications. Some methods include distribution systems for providing content data and settings to a devices based on their locations. Thus, content data delivered by the devices is prioritized to improve the utility of the devices and the information they present. When multiple electronic devices are brought into proximity with each other, they can also interact to provide content data in different ways, including splitting up the content data, showing extensions, enlargements, or expansions of the content data, or otherwise differentiating the data provided by each device to improve the utility of the information provided by the devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/14 - Digital output to display device
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/0346 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors
  • G06V 20/50 - Context or environment of the image
  • G06V 40/10 - Human or animal bodies, e.g. vehicle occupants or pedestrians; Body parts, e.g. hands

72.

Virtual Presentation Rehearsal

      
Application Number 18286527
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-11
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hylak, Benjamin
  • Burns, Aaron M.
  • Mulliken, Grant H.
  • Pyc, Mary A.
  • Gitter, Nathan
  • Sastre Miguel, Pau
  • Marchette, Steven A.

Abstract

In one implementation, a method of assisting in the rehearsal of a presentation is performed at a device including a display, one or more processors, and non-transitory memory. The method includes obtaining a difficulty level for a rehearsal of a presentation. The method includes displaying, on the display, one or more slides of the presentation. The method includes displaying, on the display in association with a volumetric environment, one or more virtual objects based on the difficulty level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 17/00 - 3D modelling for computer graphics
  • G06V 40/16 - Human faces, e.g. facial parts, sketches or expressions
  • G06V 40/20 - Movements or behaviour, e.g. gesture recognition
  • H04N 13/388 - Volumetric displays, i.e. systems where the image is built up from picture elements distributed through a volume

73.

USER SUGGESTIONS BASED ON ENGAGEMENT

      
Application Number 18286744
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-12
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Akmal, Shiraz
  • Burns, Aaron M.
  • Herman, Brad K.

Abstract

Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant are provided. An example method includes, at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory, receiving a biometric signature of a user, determining, based on the biometric signature, a wellness level associated with the user, in accordance with a determination that the wellness level associated with the user is below a predetermined threshold, providing a first output to the user to stop engaging with the first electronic device, wherein the first electronic device is capable of producing a virtual environment, and after a predetermined time, causing a second output to be provided to the user with a second electronic device to begin engaging with the first electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • A61B 5/16 - Devices for psychotechnics; Testing reaction times
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06T 19/00 - Manipulating 3D models or images for computer graphics
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment

74.

Lens Mounting Systems

      
Application Number 18326540
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-05-31
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Trekell, Blake N
  • Zimmerman, Aidan N
  • Oldenbo, Clas Magnus Oscar
  • Nichols, Andrew
  • Adebayo, Ransomed I
  • Pilarz, Peter
  • Melrose, Jesse

Abstract

A head-mounted device may include optical assemblies for presenting images to a user. The optical assemblies may each have a display for generating an image and a lens that presents the image to a corresponding eye box for viewing by a user. The optical assemblies may have lens barrels. Each lens barrel may have a first end to which a display is mounted and may have an opposing second end. A mount may be used to attach the lens to the second end of the lens barrel. The mount may have at least one flexure. The flexure may have a U-shaped cross-sectional shape. The mount may have a ring-shaped flexure that extends around a peripheral edge of the lens, may have flexure segments, or may have a set of three discrete flexures located at different positions along the edge of the lens.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G02B 7/02 - Mountings, adjusting means, or light-tight connections, for optical elements for lenses

75.

Systems With Deformable Controllers

      
Application Number 18425210
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hossain, Muhammad F.
  • Resnick, Samuel A.

Abstract

A controller may be provided for use with electronic equipment. The electronic equipment may include a head-mounted device that uses user input to control displayed images, a computer stylus or other accessory, a handheld device such as a remote control, and/or other electronic devices. The controller may have a nub-shaped housing. The housing may be formed from a flexible housing wall that has an elongated dome shape extending along an axis. User finger input may be provided to the controller during operation. Sensor circuitry in the flexible housing may be used in detecting user finger input such as multitouch touch input, force input in which a user's finger presses against the flexible housing, and deformation input in which the flexible housing is bent away from the axis or otherwise deformed by a user's finger.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/044 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means by capacitive means
  • G06F 3/03 - Arrangements for converting the position or the displacement of a member into a coded form
  • G06F 3/0346 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of the device orientation or free movement in a 3D space, e.g. 3D mice, 6-DOF [six degrees of freedom] pointers using gyroscopes, accelerometers or tilt-sensors

76.

Location Systems for Electronic Device Interactions with Environment

      
Application Number 18425529
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-01-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Adam S.
  • Tsoi, Peter C.
  • Kerr, Duncan Robert
  • Hankey, Martha Evans
  • Morrell, John B.
  • Foster, James H.

Abstract

An electronic device may be provided with control circuitry, wireless transceiver circuitry, and a display. The electronic device may be used to provide information to a user in response to being pointed at a particular object. The control circuitry may determine when the electronic device is pointed at a particular object using wireless control circuitry and/or motion sensor circuitry. In response to determining that the electronic device is pointed at a particular object, the control circuitry may take suitable action. This may include, for example, displaying information about an object when the electronic device is pointed at the object, displaying control icons for electronic equipment when the electronic device is pointed at the electronic equipment, and/or displaying a virtual object when the electronic device is pointed at real world object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04N 23/63 - Control of cameras or camera modules by using electronic viewfinders
  • G06F 3/00 - Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information

77.

Device With Molded Polymer Structures

      
Application Number 18444114
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Patton, Christopher
  • Oudenhoven, Michael J.
  • Gopalan, Suresh C.

Abstract

A head-mounted device may have a head-mounted frame with lens openings. The head-mounted device may have left and right lenses mounted in the lens openings. The lenses may include waveguides that help guide images from projectors to eye boxes for viewing by a user. The frame may include a metal frame member that supplies the frame with structural support. Circuitry such as strain gauge circuitry and cabling may be coupled to the metal frame member. A protective polymer such as thermoset epoxy may be used to encapsulate and protect the circuitry. The protective polymer may encapsulate the strain gauge, the cabling, and/or other circuitry so that this circuitry need not be exposed to elevated temperatures during subsequent injection molding operations. Injection molding may be used to apply one or more shots of thermoplastic polymer to the metal frame member to form the head-mounted frame.

IPC Classes  ?

78.

Devices, Methods, and Graphical User Interfaces for Interacting with Three-Dimensional Environments

      
Application Number 18444386
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dascola, Jonathan R.
  • Lemay, Stephen O.
  • Pastrana Vicente, Israel
  • Anton, Peter D.
  • Bauerly, Kristi E.S.

Abstract

A computer system displays a first view of a three-dimensional environment, including a first and second user interface objects at distinct first and second positions. While displaying the first view, the computer system detects a first gaze input directed to a first region in the three-dimensional environment corresponding to the first position. While detecting the first gaze input, the computer system detects first movement of a hand meeting first gesture criteria. In accordance with a determination that the first movement is detected after the first gaze input meets first gaze criteria requiring the gaze to be held at the first region for at least a first preset extended amount of time, the computer system selects the first user interface object; and in accordance with a determination that the first movement is detected before the gaze meeting the first gaze criteria, the computer system forgoes selecting the first user interface object.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output

79.

BATTERY CELLS WITH TABS AT RIGHT ANGLES

      
Application Number 18444465
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Campbell, Christopher T.
  • Anandarajah, Nivay
  • Braff, William A.
  • Dondelewski, Oskar
  • Mclellan, Russell A.

Abstract

Batteries according to embodiments of the present technology may include a housing including a first terminal disposed on a first side of the housing and a second terminal disposed on the first side of the housing. The batteries may include an electrode stack positioned within the housing. The electrode stack may include an anode current collector. The anode current collector may define an anode tab along a second side of the anode current collector, and be electrically coupled with the first terminal. The electrode stack may include a cathode current collector. The cathode current collector may define a cathode tab along a second side of the cathode current collector. The cathode tab and anode tab may extend in a direction normal to a direction facing the first side of the housing. The cathode tab may be electrically coupled with the second terminal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01M 50/531 - Electrode connections inside a battery casing
  • H01M 50/505 - Interconnectors for connecting terminals of adjacent batteries; Interconnectors for connecting cells outside a battery casing comprising a single busbar
  • H01M 50/55 - Terminals characterised by the disposition of the terminals on the cells on the same side of the cell

80.

BUTTON FUNCTIONALITY

      
Application Number 18444544
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-16
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Foss, Christopher Patrick
  • Davydov, Anton M.
  • Edwards, Dylan Ross
  • Chaudhri, Imran
  • Dye, Alan C.
  • Ive, Jonathan P.
  • Lemay, Stephen O.
  • Lynch, Kevin M.
  • Yang, Lawrence Y.
  • Park, Dennis S.

Abstract

Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/0362 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of 1D translations or rotations of an operating part of the device, e.g. scroll wheels, sliders, knobs, rollers or belts
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G06F 3/0338 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of limited linear or angular displacement of an operating part of the device from a neutral position, e.g. isotonic or isometric joysticks
  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0487 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06Q 20/08 - Payment architectures
  • G06Q 20/32 - Payment architectures, schemes or protocols characterised by the use of specific devices using wireless devices
  • H04M 1/2746 - Sorting, e.g. according to history or frequency of use
  • H04M 1/72412 - User interfaces specially adapted for cordless or mobile telephones with means for local support of applications that increase the functionality by interfacing with external accessories using two-way short-range wireless interfaces

81.

Display Systems With Strain Gauge Circuitry

      
Application Number 18444869
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Patton, Christopher
  • Oudenhoven, Michael J
  • Huang, Rick Y

Abstract

A head-mounted device may have a head-mounted frame. The head-mounted frame may have an internal frame member such as a metal frame member (metal frame structure). Frame structures such as polymer frame structures may be molded over the internal frame member and may be provided with lens openings. The head-mounted device may have lenses with waveguides that are mounted in the lens openings. The waveguides may be used in guiding images received from projectors to eye boxes for viewing by a user. Strain gauge circuitry may be attached to a central portion of the internal frame member. During operation of the head-mounted device, the strain gauge circuitry may measure for deformation of the internal frame member, so that image warping operations may be performed or so that other actions may be taken to correct for image distortion arising from the measured deformation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 27/01 - Head-up displays
  • G01B 7/16 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of electric or magnetic techniques for measuring the deformation in a solid, e.g. by resistance strain gauge

82.

Device Alignment Systems

      
Application Number 18444945
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-19
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Chih Jen
  • Lau, Brian S.
  • Patton, Christopher

Abstract

A head-mounted device may have display projectors that provide images. Waveguides may be used in conveying the images to eye boxes. Optical couplers such as prisms may be used to couple the images from the projectors into the waveguides. The waveguides may guide the images to output couplers that couple the images toward eye boxes for viewing by a user. During operation of the head-mounted device, sensor circuitry may be used to measure for potential misalignment between optical components such as projectors, couplers, and waveguides. Control circuitry may provide control commands to zero hold power piezoelectric actuators or other positioners based on the sensor measurements, thereby tilting and otherwise repositioning the optical components relative to each other to correct for optical component misalignment.

IPC Classes  ?

83.

Display with a Transmitter Under an Active Area

      
Application Number 18476892
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yang, Shyuan
  • Hsieh, Cheng-Chih
  • Beck, Jonathan H.
  • Che, Yuchi
  • Tsai, Tsung-Ting
  • Rieutort-Louis, Warren S.
  • Jamshidi Roudbari, Abbas
  • Chang, Ting-Kuo
  • Chang, Shih Chang
  • Lalgudi Visweswaran, Bhadrinarayana
  • Choi, Jae Won
  • Kim, Kyounghwan

Abstract

A light emitter that operates through a display may cause display artifacts, even when the light emitter operates using non-visible wavelengths. To mitigate artifacts caused by a light emitter operating through a display, the display may have a higher density of thin-film transistor sub-pixels than emissive sub-pixels. This allows for a region in the display to include emissive sub-pixels but be free of thin-film transistor sub-pixels. The light emitter may operate through this region in the display. Additionally, to reduce the amount of space occupied in the inactive area of a display by gate driver circuitry, at least a portion of the gate driver circuitry may be positioned in the active area of the display. To accommodate the gate driver circuitry, emissive sub-pixels may be laterally shifted relative to corresponding thin-film transistor sub-pixels.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09G 3/20 - Control arrangements or circuits, of interest only in connection with visual indicators other than cathode-ray tubes for presentation of an assembly of a number of characters, e.g. a page, by composing the assembly by combination of individual elements arranged in a matrix
  • H10K 59/131 - Interconnections, e.g. wiring lines or terminals

84.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TRANSITIONING DISPLAY OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT BASED ON TILT

      
Application Number 18522953
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lutter, Gregory
  • Clement, Manuel C.

Abstract

Some examples of the disclosure are directed to systems and methods for transitioning an object between orientations in a three-dimensional environment. In some examples, an electronic device presents a three-dimensional environment including a virtual object that is displayed in a first orientation in the three-dimensional environment. While displaying the three-dimensional environment, the electronic device detects movement of a viewpoint of a user of the electronic device. In response to detecting the movement of the viewpoint, the electronic device moves the virtual object based on the movement of the viewpoint. In accordance with a determination that the movement of the viewpoint exceeds a threshold movement, the electronic device displays the virtual object in a second orientation in the three-dimensional environment. In accordance with a determination that the movement of the viewpoint does not exceed the threshold movement, the electronic device maintains display of the virtual object in the first orientation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G06F 3/04815 - Interaction with a metaphor-based environment or interaction object displayed as three-dimensional, e.g. changing the user viewpoint with respect to the environment or object
  • G06F 3/0487 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
  • G06T 15/06 - Ray-tracing

85.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORRELATION BETWEEN ROTATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND ROTATION OF A VIEWPOINT OF A USER

      
Application Number 18523024
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-11-29
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lutter, Gregory
  • Clement, Manuel C.

Abstract

Some examples of the disclosure are directed to systems and methods for correlating rotation of a three-dimensional object to rotation of a viewpoint of a user. In some examples, an electronic device presents a computer-generated environment that includes an object. In some examples, while presenting the computer-generated environment, the electronic device detects an input that includes rotation of a viewpoint of a user of the electronic device relative to the computer-generated environment. In response to detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the rotation of the viewpoint is in a first direction, the electronic device rotates the object in a first respective direction, based on the first direction, relative to the viewpoint. In accordance with a determination that the rotation of the viewpoint is in a second direction the electronic device rotates the object in a second respective direction, based on the second direction, relative to the viewpoint.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 19/20 - Editing of 3D images, e.g. changing shapes or colours, aligning objects or positioning parts

86.

Respiratory Measurement System

      
Application Number 18526514
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-12-01
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chatterjee, Anirban
  • Kim, Juseong

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to a wearable device that can include a housing, a touch-sensitive display coupled to the housing, a band coupled to the housing and configured to secure the housing to a user, and a plurality of electrodes that contact the user when the wearable device is worn by the user. The wearable device can be configured to cause the plurality of electrodes to apply electrical signals to the user, measure the electrical signals from the user using the plurality of electrodes, generate a set of impedance data from the measured electrical signals, and identify one or more respiratory cycles using the set of impedance data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/053 - Measuring electrical impedance or conductance of a portion of the body
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/256 - Wearable electrodes, e.g. having straps or bands

87.

SHARING USER-CONFIGURABLE GRAPHICAL CONSTRUCTS

      
Application Number 18583787
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-21
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Block, Eliza
  • Agnoli, Giovanni M.
  • Guzman, Aurelio
  • Lynch, Kevin
  • Wilson, Christopher
  • Wilson, Eric Lance
  • Salzman, Paul W.
  • Carr, Vera

Abstract

Methods for sharing user-configurable graphical constructs, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. The methods described herein allow for sharing user-configurable graphical constructs that contain independently configurable graphical elements and graphical assets. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text
  • G06F 1/16 - Constructional details or arrangements
  • G06F 3/0354 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • G06F 3/04817 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance using icons
  • G06F 3/0482 - Interaction with lists of selectable items, e.g. menus
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object, an image or a displayed text element, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • G06F 9/00 - Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
  • G06F 9/451 - Execution arrangements for user interfaces
  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04N 1/00 - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION - Details thereof
  • H04W 4/08 - User group management
  • H04W 4/18 - Information format or content conversion, e.g. adaptation by the network of the transmitted or received information for the purpose of wireless delivery to users or terminals
  • H04W 4/21 - Services signalling; Auxiliary data signalling, i.e. transmitting data via a non-traffic channel for social networking applications
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication

88.

Wearable Devices

      
Application Number 18584146
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Wang, Paul X.
  • Hatfield, Dustin A.
  • Martinez, Liam R.
  • Atom, Kristine S.
  • Kollgaard, Adam Y.
  • Shaffer, Benjamin A.
  • Hoover, Joshua A.
  • Withrow, Jenna L.
  • Tang, Robert V.
  • Helbert, Kendall L.
  • Luo, Geng

Abstract

A wearable device includes a support and a cushion that is coupled to the support, the cushion including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a first stiffness, the second portion having a second stiffness, and the first stiffness is at least four times greater than the second stiffness.

IPC Classes  ?

89.

Presentation Features for Performing Operations and Selecting Content

      
Application Number 18584480
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-22
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor Flider, Mark J.

Abstract

The present disclosure generally relates to techniques for presenting operations in a presentation. A technique is provided for allowing a user to insert media items on consecutive slides. During a presentation mode, the media items are determined to be two instances of a same media item, and matched such that the media item plays continuously across multiple slides. Another technique is provided to allow a user to utilize a user input to override a linearly-defined set of actions within a presentation. Another technique is utilized to temporarily select a visually obstructed object in a graphic editing interface such that the visually obstructed object may be manipulated during the temporary selection mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 16/438 - Presentation of query results
  • G06F 16/483 - Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually using metadata automatically derived from the content
  • G06T 13/80 - 2D animation, e.g. using sprites

90.

DETECTING NOTABLE OCCURRENCES ASSOCIATED WITH EVENTS

      
Application Number 18585886
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-23
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Duffy, Gavin K.
  • Macharia, Raymond M.
  • Peck, Jessica J.
  • Schulman, Robert M.

Abstract

An example process includes concurrently displaying: a primary region displaying a first user interface; and a virtual affordance having a first display state and display content, where the display content represents an event and includes updates of the event; while concurrently displaying the primary region and the virtual affordance: detecting a predetermined type of occurrence associated with the event; in response to detecting the predetermined type of occurrence, modifying the first display state to a second display state; after modifying the first display state to the second display state, receiving a speech input; and determining, using context information determined based on the second display state, whether the speech input corresponds to the virtual affordance; and in accordance with a determination that the speech input corresponds to the virtual affordance, replacing, in the primary region, the display of the first user interface with a display of the event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • H04N 21/2187 - Live feed
  • H04N 21/431 - Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering

91.

Devices, Methods, and User Interfaces for Interacting with User Interface Objects via Proximity-based Inputs

      
Application Number 18587740
Status Pending
Filing Date 2024-02-26
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hauenstein, Mark K.
  • Bernstein, Jeffrey T.
  • Missig, Julian
  • Bereza, Marek A.

Abstract

An electronic device with a display and sensor(s) to detect location of an input object displays a first user interface object. The device detects an input object at a first hover location that meets first hover proximity criteria with respect to the first user interface object. After detecting the input object at the first hover location, the device detects movement of the input object away from the first hover location. In response to detecting movement of the input object away from the first hover location: in accordance with a determination that the input object meets first augmented hover proximity criteria, the device performs a first operation associated with the movement of the input object; and in accordance with a determination that the input object does not meet the first augmented hover proximity criteria, the device forgoes performing the first operation.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06F 3/041 - Digitisers, e.g. for touch screens or touch pads, characterised by the transducing means
  • G06F 3/0354 - Pointing devices displaced or positioned by the user; Accessories therefor with detection of 2D relative movements between the device, or an operating part thereof, and a plane or surface, e.g. 2D mice, trackballs, pens or pucks
  • G06F 3/04842 - Selection of displayed objects or displayed text elements
  • G06F 3/0486 - Drag-and-drop
  • G06F 3/0488 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
  • G06F 3/04883 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures for inputting data by handwriting, e.g. gesture or text

92.

BEAM FAILURE RECOVERY WITH UPLINK ANTENNA PANEL SELECTION

      
Application Number 17904310
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Zeng, Wei

Abstract

Disclosed is a user equipment (UE) configured to perform beam failure recovery with uplink antenna panel selection. In some embodiments, the UE determines a first UE antenna panel corresponding to a candidate beam detection (CBD) reference signal (RS); reports to a gNB a beam failure recovery request (BFRQ), the BFRQ including UE antenna panel information for the first UE antenna panel; and after receiving from the gNB a response to the BFRQ, changes from a second UE antenna panel to the first UE antenna panel and corresponding configuration for uplink transmission.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 76/19 - Connection re-establishment
  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04W 74/00 - Wireless channel access, e.g. scheduled or random access
  • H04W 74/0838 - using contention-free random access [CFRA]

93.

Radio Link Control Cumulative Mode for New Radio

      
Application Number 17904547
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-02
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Vangala, Sarma V.
  • Sirotkin, Alexander
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Xu, Fangli
  • Hu, Haijing
  • Palle Venkata, Naveen Kumar R.
  • Nuggehalli, Pavan
  • Rossbach, Ralf
  • Gurumoorthy, Sethuraman
  • Chen, Yuqin
  • Wu, Zhibin

Abstract

A user equipment (UE) configured to receive a first cumulative acknowledgement (ACK) from a protocol stack of the UE at a first time, store the first cumulative ACK in a queue, receive a second cumulative ACK from the protocol stack at a second time, wherein the second time occurs after the first time, store the second cumulative ACK in the queue, discard the first cumulative ACK from the queue based on the second cumulative ACK being received after the first cumulative ACK and encapsulate the second cumulative ACK to form a radio link control (RLC) packet data unit (PDU) that is to be transmitted over the air.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 1/1607 - Arrangements for detecting or preventing errors in the information received by using return channel in which the return channel carries supervisory signals, e.g. repetition request signals - Details of the supervisory signal
  • H04L 47/32 - Flow control; Congestion control by discarding or delaying data units, e.g. packets or frames

94.

METHODS FOR UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL CARRIER SWITCHING

      
Application Number 17905215
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

PUCCH carrier switching at a UE may include decoding an RRC configuration including a time-domain pattern indicating a reference cell and a target PUCCH cell for one or more PUCCH transmissions at a given point in time. The reference cell may include a reference cell slot numerology and the target PUCCH cell may include a target PUCCH cell slot numerology. A slot for PUCCH transmissions may be determined based on the reference cell slot numerology. The determined slot may be used for transmission of at least one of an SR, a CSI, and a HARQ-ACK. The determined slot of the reference cell may be mapped to a corresponding slot of the target PUCCH cell. A PUCCH resource may be determined for performing a PUCCH transmission using the corresponding slot of the target PUCCH cell. The PUCCH resource determination may be based on a PUCCH configuration of the target PUCCH cell.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 72/1268 - Mapping of traffic onto schedule, e.g. scheduled allocation or multiplexing of flows of uplink data flows
  • H04B 7/06 - Diversity systems; Multi-antenna systems, i.e. transmission or reception using multiple antennas using two or more spaced independent antennas at the transmitting station
  • H04L 1/1812 - Hybrid protocols; Hybrid automatic repeat request [HARQ]
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes
  • H04W 72/0446 - Resources in time domain, e.g. slots or frames
  • H04W 72/11 - Semi-persistent scheduling

95.

METHOD FOR GROUP BASED L1-SINR MEASUREMENT AND REPORT

      
Application Number 17905218
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Zeng, Wei

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for group based Layer 1 Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (L1-SINR) measurement and report. The system according to the present disclosure includes at least a network device and a wireless device. A network device (such as a gNB) including at least a first Transmission and Reception Point (TRP) and a second TRP may generate a message used for a wireless device (such as a user equipment (UE)) to perform L1-SINR measurement, wherein the L1-SINR measurement is related to inter-beam interference for beams associated with the first TRP and the second TRP. The message may at least include: (1) a first channel measurement resource (CMR) set including multiple CMRs for the first TRP, and a first interference measurement resource (IMR) set including multiple IMRs for the first TRP, which is corresponding to the first CMR set; (2) a second CMR set including multiple CMRs for the second TRP, and a second IMR set including multiple IMRs for the second TRP, which is corresponding to the second CMR set; and (3) relation information, indicating the relation between the first CMR set and the second IMR set, and the relation between the second CMR set and the first IMR set. The network device sends the message to the wireless device, such that the wireless device may perform the L1-SINR measurement with respect to multiple CMR pairs at least based on the received message and then send corresponding report of the L1-SINR measurement to the network device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/10 - Scheduling measurement reports
  • H04B 7/06 - Diversity systems; Multi-antenna systems, i.e. transmission or reception using multiple antennas using two or more spaced independent antennas at the transmitting station
  • H04B 17/336 - Signal-to-interference ratio [SIR] or carrier-to-interference ratio [CIR]
  • H04W 56/00 - Synchronisation arrangements

96.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALNG AND STATE TRANSITION FOR PDCCH SKIPPING AND SSSG SWITCHING

      
Application Number 17905284
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Systems and methods provide for physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring adaptation. A user equipment (UE) may monitor a default search space set group (SSSG) for downlink control information (DCI) from a base station in the PDCCH. In response to a first DCI trigger, the UE switches from monitoring the default SSSG to monitoring a first non-default SSSG associated with a first timer. In response to a second DCI trigger, the UE switches from monitoring the first non-default SSSG to monitoring a second non-default SSSG associated with a second timer. The first non-default SSSG may be a non-empty SSSG including a search space set with at least one associated search space. The second non-default SSSG may be an empty SSSG with no associated search space to emulate PDCCH skipping.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path

97.

INDICATION OF SIMULTANEOUS RX BEAMS CAPABILITY AND RELATED MEASUREMENT RESOURCE COORDINATION

      
Application Number 17905289
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-24
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner APPLE INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Cui, Jie
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • He, Hong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Raghavan, Manasa
  • Li, Qiming
  • Chen, Xiang
  • Tang, Yang
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

The present disclosure is related to indication of simultaneous RX beams capability and related measurement resource coordination. In an embodiment, a UE is configured to receive, from a base station, a measurement configuration comprising a measurement period for performing measurements on one or more carriers. The UE is further configured to assign measurement resources to the one or more carriers based on a simultaneous RX beams capability, wherein the measurement resources comprise searchers and RX beams during each measurement occasion. The UE is further configured to determine a measurement period scaling factor for the one or more carriers based on the assigned resources. With this capability, the UE can complete L1 and/or L3 measurements and transmit a measurement report to the base station earlier.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 8/22 - Processing or transfer of terminal data, e.g. status or physical capabilities
  • H04W 16/28 - Cell structures using beam steering
  • H04W 24/10 - Scheduling measurement reports
  • H04W 76/15 - Setup of multiple wireless link connections

98.

Machine Learning-Based Beam Selection

      
Application Number 17756841
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-07
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhang, Yushu
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Niu, Huaning
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Yang, Weidong

Abstract

A user equipment (UE) is configured to select a beam. The UE receives, from a base station of a wireless network, a beam pattern configuration, reports, to the base station, a subset of beams on which measurements will be performed, performs measurements on the subset of beams, updates a beam search space (BSS) based on the measurements, reports the updated BSS to the base station and selects a beam from the updated BSS to switch to.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 7/06 - Diversity systems; Multi-antenna systems, i.e. transmission or reception using multiple antennas using two or more spaced independent antennas at the transmitting station
  • H04W 24/10 - Scheduling measurement reports

99.

New Radio Wakeup Radio

      
Application Number 17908839
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-06
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Oteri, Oghenekome
  • Fakoorian, Seyed Ali Akbar
  • He, Hong
  • Sun, Haitong
  • Yang, Weidong
  • Yao, Chunhai
  • Ye, Chunxuan
  • Ye, Sigen
  • Zeng, Wei
  • Zhang, Dawei
  • Zhang, Yushu

Abstract

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wakeup radio in a wireless communication system, e.g., in 5G NR systems and beyond. An RRC state is introduced to support a wakeup radio/, including defining transition mechanisms to/from existing RRC states. Further, signaling is introduced to activate a wakeup radio/activate an RRC low power state. Additionally, a bandwidth part framework for a wakeup signal is defined in which a base station may configure one or more time/frequency resources or a wakeup signal for a wakeup radio. In addition, various mechanisms are introduced to switch a wakeup radio on as well as to switch a wakeup radio off. Also, mechanisms are introduced for multiplexing multiple wakeup signals in a time/frequency resource, configuring a wakeup signal bandwidth, and configuring which beam a wakeup signal may be received on.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 76/27 - Transitions between radio resource control [RRC] states
  • H04W 52/02 - Power saving arrangements

100.

Electronic Devices With Movable Optical Assemblies

      
Application Number 18328082
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-06-02
First Publication Date 2024-06-13
Owner Apple Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Matzinger, Thomas R
  • Maric, Ivan S
  • Azzano, Guilhem S
  • Zimmerman, Aidan N
  • Babiarz, Kristina A
  • Chakraborty, Bijeta
  • Von Schulmann, Alexander B
  • Seadat Beheshti, Matin

Abstract

A head-mounted device may include optical assemblies for presenting images to a user. Motors may be used to adjust the spacing between the optical assemblies to accommodate different interpupillary distances. The force with which the motors move the optical assemblies towards a central nose bride portion of the device may be limited. The force may be limited using a clutch such as a magnetic clutch or a physical clutch based on structures that decouple from each other to limit the force. The force may also be limited by monitoring the force and halting the motors in response to detection of a given amount of force. Sensor measurements and electrical motor load measurement may be used in measuring the force. If desired, motor operation may be controlled by a user-operated button.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G02B 7/02 - Mountings, adjusting means, or light-tight connections, for optical elements for lenses
  • G02B 27/00 - Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups ,
  • H02K 49/10 - Dynamo-electric clutches; Dynamo-electric brakes of the permanent-magnet type
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