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Timebase synchronization

In an embodiment, an integrated circuit such as an SOC (or even a discrete chip system) includes one or more local timebases in various locations. The timebases may be incremented based on a high frequency local clock that may be subject to variation during use due. Periodically, based on a... Apple Inc

Intergrated multi-touch surface having varying sensor granularity

This relates to an event sensing device that includes an event sensing panel and is able to dynamically change the granularity of the panel according to present needs. Thus, the granularity of the panel can differ at different times of operation. Furthermore, the granularity of specific areas of the panel... Apple Inc

Devices and methods for processing touch inputs over multiple regions of a touch-sensitive surface

An electronic device, while displaying a user interface that includes a first region corresponding to a first software application and a second region corresponding to a second software application, receives a first touch input, on a touch-sensitive display, that originates from the first region and extends to the second region.... Apple Inc

Character recognition on a computing device

In some embodiments, a device performs character recognition based on spatial and temporal components of touch input detected on a touch-sensitive surface. In some embodiments, a device provides feedback about handwritten input and its recognition by the device. In some embodiments, a device presents a user interface for changing previously-inputted... Apple Inc

Integrated gate driver circuit

A display device may include a plurality of rows of pixels configured to display image data on a display and a first gate driver circuit. The first gate driver circuit may couple a first voltage source to a first node associated with a first gate of a first switch upon... Apple Inc

Ambient and content adaptive pixel manipulation

Systems, methods, and computer readable media to improve the operation of display systems are described herein. In general, techniques are disclosed for ambient and content adaptive local tone mapping operations that improve display readability under bright ambient light conditions. More particularly, techniques disclosed herein improve contrast and brightness of dark... Apple Inc

Method and discovering trending terms in speech requests

Systems and processes are disclosed for discovering trending terms in automatic speech recognition. Candidate terms (e.g., words, phrases, etc.) not yet found in a speech recognizer vocabulary or having low language model probability can be identified based on trending usage in a variety of electronic data sources (e.g., social network... Apple Inc

Management of high-voltage lithium-polymer batteries in portable electronic devices

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery corresponding to a high-voltage lithium-polymer battery in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system monitors a cycle number of the battery during use of the battery with the portable electronic device, wherein the cycle number corresponds to... Apple Inc

Inductive power transmitter

An inductive power transmitter 2 comprising: at least one power transmitting coil 7 configured to generate an inductive power transfer (IPT) field, and an object detection (OD) system 200 configured to detect the presence of an object based on a change in energy decay or change in resonant frequency of... Apple Inc

Automatic association of authentication credentials with biometrics

A computing device may receive authentication information. Within a time-out period, a fingerprint may also be received. The computing device may assign one or more authentication credentials to the fingerprint based on authentication credentials associated with the received authentication information. In some implementations, the computing device may assign the authentication... Apple Inc

User interface for a device requesting remote authorization

The present disclosure generally relates to techniques for managing a remote authorization to proceed with an action, such as creating a secure network connection. In some examples, a requesting device receives selection of one or more options. The requesting device transmits a request to proceed with an action to an... Apple Inc

Liquid-resistant coating on an electronic device

An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further... Apple Inc

Pixel binning in an image sensor

Pixel binning is performed by summing charge from some pixels positioned diagonally in a pixel array. Pixel signals output from pixels positioned diagonally in the pixel array may be combined on the output lines. A signal representing summed charge produces a binned 2×1 cluster. A signal representing combined voltage signals... Apple Inc

Codec techniques for fast switching

A video streaming method for transitioning between multiple sequences of coded video data may include receiving and decoding transmission units from a first sequence of coded video data. In response to a request to transition to a second sequence of coded video data, the method may determine whether a time... Apple Inc

Compressed system information for link budget limited ues in a radio access network

Techniques are disclosed relating to broadcasting and receiving system information in a radio access network (RAN). In one embodiment, a base station includes at least one antenna, at least one radio, configured to perform cellular communication using a radio access technology (RAT), and one or more processors coupled to the... Apple Inc

Electronic device with liquid-resistant sim tray and audio module

An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing... Apple Inc

Forming white metal oxide films by oxide structure modification or subsurface cracking

The embodiments described herein relate to forming white appearing metal oxide films by forming cracks within the metal oxide films. In some embodiments, the methods involve directing a laser beam at a metal oxide film causing portions of the metal oxide film to melt, cool, contract, and crack. The cracks... Apple Inc

Scheduling device for customizable electronic notifications

An adjustable alarm indicator of an alarm application is described. The adjustable alarm indicator may be presented in connection with an alarm setting sequence. The adjustable alarm indicator may include a variable element having a variable annular shape, a first element associated with a first end of the variable element,... Apple Inc

Electronic devices with structural glass members

Electronic devices may be provided having internal components mounted to a structural glass support member. The structural glass support member may have a planar front surface that forms a front surface of the device. The structural glass support member may have bent portions that form sidewall surfaces of the device.... Apple Inc

Methods and apparatuses for dynamic power control

Exemplary embodiments of methods and apparatuses to provide a cooling arrangement for a system are described. The system includes a component coupled to a heat sink. A signal associated with a temperature control of the component is asserted. A target temperature of the heat sink is adjusted based on the... Apple Inc

Portable multi-touch input device

A portable input device is described. The portable input device can wirelessly send control signals to an external circuit. The control signals can derive from touch or gestures applied to a touch sensitive surface. The control signals can also include a mouse click equivalent control signal generated by mechanical manipulation... Apple Inc

Double-sided touch-sensitive panel with shield and drive combined layer

A multi-touch capacitive touch sensor panel can be created using a substrate with column and row traces formed on either side of the substrate. To shield the column (sense) traces from the effects of capacitive coupling from a modulated Vcom layer in an adjacent liquid crystal display (LCD) or any... Apple Inc

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for providing and interacting with notifications

An electronic device includes instructions for receiving a first communication; in response to receiving the first communication, generating a first notification for the first communication received at the device, the first notification including content of the first communication; receiving a second communication at the device; and in response to receiving... Apple Inc

Luminescence shock avoidance in display devices

A luminescence shock avoidance algorithm selectively limits the brightness level of a display device when the display device is activated in a dark environment to prevent the temporary vision impairment that can occur when a display device is activated in a dark environment. The algorithm receives the state of the... Apple Inc

Light emitting diode display with redundancy scheme

A display panel and method of manufacture are described. In an embodiment, a display substrate includes a pixel area and a non-pixel area. An array of subpixels and corresponding array of bottom electrodes are in the pixel area. An array of micro LED devices are bonded to the array of... Apple Inc

Battery charging with reused inductor for boost

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages use of a battery in a portable electronic device. During operation, the system provides a charging circuit for converting an input voltage from a power source into a set of output voltages for charging the battery and powering a low-voltage subsystem and... Apple Inc

Apparatus and methods for wireless channel sounding

A technique of operating a wireless communication device includes receiving an assigned starting point index and an assigned reference signal bandwidth for a reference signal. The reference signal is then transmitted multiple times, beginning at an initial resource block that is associated with the assigned starting point index and in... Apple Inc

Switching between watches or other accessories

Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a... Apple Inc

Antennas for wireless earbuds

An accessory such as a wireless earbud may have an antenna for transmitting and receiving wireless signals. A housing for the earbud may have a main body portion and an extended portion that forms a stalk protruding from the main body portion. The earbud may have a speaker aligned with... Apple Inc

Baseband power estimation and feedback mechanism

This disclosure relates to techniques for estimating baseband power consumption and using the baseband power consumption estimation to select baseband operation features. According to some embodiments, one or more baseband power consumption modifiers occurring during an estimation window may be identified. Baseband power consumption of the wireless device during the... Apple Inc

Methods and optimizing paging mechanisms and publication of dynamic paging mechanisms

Methods and apparatus enabling a wireless network to dynamically change or implement paging mode operation, such as optimization based on one or more network parameters. In one embodiment, the wireless network is a cellular network (e.g., 3G UMTS or LTE), and both base stations and cellular user devices dynamically configure... Apple Inc

Enclosure with metal interior surface layer

An enclosure is formed by coupling an outer cover to a back enclosure piece. The enclosure defines an interior volume for receiving components of an electronic device. The back enclosure piece is formed from a metal frame component and a non-metal outer cover. A metal layer overlaps the metal frame... Apple Inc

Actuation lock for a touch sensitive input device

Touch sensitive mechanical keyboards and methods of configuring the depressibility of one or more keys of a keyboard are provided. A touch sensitive mechanical keyboard can accept touch events performed on the surface of the keys. Additionally, the keyboard can accept key depressions as textual input. The keyboard can be... Apple Inc

Proximity and multi-touch sensor detection and demodulation

The use of one or more proximity sensors in combination with one or more touch sensors in a multi-touch panel to detect the presence of a finger, body part or other object and control or trigger one or more functions in accordance with an “image” of touch provided by the... Apple Inc

Led structures for reduced non-radiative sidewall recombination

LED structures are disclosed to reduce non-radiative sidewall recombination along sidewalls of vertical LEDs including p-n diode sidewalls that span a top current spreading layer, bottom current spreading layer, and active layer between the top current spreading layer and bottom current spreading layer.... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097377

Electronic device and charging device for electronic device

An electronic device. The electronic device may include a battery, and a charging system in electronic communication with the battery. The charging system may be configured to charge at least a partially-depleted battery to a threshold charge value, discontinue the charging in response to the battery being charged to the... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097521

Method and calibration of voltage controlled oscillator

A method and apparatus for performing a two-point calibration of a VCO in a PLL is disclosed. The method includes determining a first steady state tuning voltage of the VCO with no modulation voltage applied. Thereafter, an iterative process may be performed wherein a modulation voltage is applied to the... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097920

Head-mounted display retaining a portable electronic device with display

Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098171

Spatial audio rendering for beamforming loudspeaker array

A process for reproducing sound using a loudspeaker array that is housed in a loudspeaker cabinet includes the selection of a number of sound rendering modes and changing the selected sound rendering mode based on changes in one or both of sensor data and a user interface selection. The sound... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098172

Spatial audio rendering for beamforming loudspeaker array

A process for reproducing sound using a loudspeaker array that is housed in a loudspeaker cabinet includes the selection of a number of sound rendering modes and changing the selected sound rendering mode based on changes in one or both of sensor data and a user interface selection. The sound... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098178

Methods, procedures and framework to provision an esim and make it multi-sim capable using primary account information

Some embodiments relate to methods for provisioning a secondary wireless device with an eSIM for wireless communication and activating multi-SIM functionality between the secondary wireless device and a primary wireless device having a subscribed SIM. The primary wireless device may act as a proxy in obtaining the eSIM for the... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098196

Harvesting labels for signifcant locations and updating a location fingerprint database using harvested labels

This disclosure describes embodiments for harvesting and serving labels for locations. In an embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, by one or more server computers, location data including wireless access point data and location labels associated with significant locations, the location data being harvested from a plurality of devices operating at... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098372

Extending use of a cellular communication capabilities in a wireless device to another device

Extending cellular telecommunication service from a first UE to another device. The first UE may register for cellular telecommunication service with a cellular network using a first cellular service account, using a cellular communication link via a cellular radio. A second device may be discovered and a communication link may... Apple Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098444

Components of an electronic their assembly

Various components of an electronic device housing and methods for their assembly are disclosed. The housing can be formed by assembling and connecting two or more different sections together. The sections of the housing may be coupled together using one or more coupling members. The coupling members may be formed... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180084873

Accessory contacts

A first connector assembly may be connectable to a second connector assembly using a sliding attachment process, in which a front portion of the first connector assembly is inserted into an end of a slot in the second connector assembly and slides laterally along the slot until electrical contacts on... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085786

Multi-core, multi-dimension electromagnet

In an embodiment, an electromagnetic reluctance actuator comprises: a core assembly including a plurality of magnetic cores arranged in a two-dimensional plane, each core comprised of ferromagnetic material and wound by a coil of conductive wire, the coils operable for producing magnetic flux density in response to electrical currents flowing... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085857

Hybrid substrate processing

A hybrid laser modulation and acid etch process for the creation of a patterned substrate. According to some embodiments, a hole is formed in a glass substrate by first modulating a portion of the substrate in the desired shape. A mask is coated on the glass substrate and is patterned... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086026

Sapphire and glass laminates with a gradient layer

A sapphire sheet is laminated to a glass sheet with a gradient layer that transitions from a composition of predominantly Al2O3 at the sapphire sheet to a composition of predominantly SiO2 at the glass sheet. The gradient layer chemically bonds to both the sapphire sheet and the glass sheet and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086662

Process for forming textured glass component with high bending strength

A method of processing a glass substrate including texturing the glass substrate to form a textured surface that includes a plurality of micro fractures extending from the textured surface into the substrate. And, thereafter, chemically etching the textured surface of the glass substrate to a depth sufficient to remove the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086663

Thermoformed cover glass for an electronic device

A property-enhanced cover sheet, and methods for forming a property-enhanced cover sheet, for a portable electronic device are disclosed. A property-enhanced cover sheet is formed by thermoforming a glass sheet into a specified contour shape while modifying one or more properties of the glass. Other property-enhanced sheets can be formed... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087767

Illuminated user interface architecture

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087922

Discovering points of entry to a location

Some embodiments provide a method for identifying one or more entrances to a point of interest or commercial entity (e.g., a shopping mall, a store, a business, etc.) using crowd sourced data received from a set of mobile devices over a specific period of time. The method identifies one or... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088067

Connection and corrosion detection

Methods, structures, and apparatus that are able to detect the presence of a connection to a contact of an electronic device and are also able to detect the presence of contamination at the contact.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088186

Spatially dependent correction of magnetic field sensor readings

In an embodiment, a method comprises: obtaining, by a sensing device on a ferromagnetic surface, a first magnetometer reading of magnetic flux density modified by the ferromagnetic surface in a first direction; obtaining, by the sensing device, a second magnetometer reading of magnetic flux density modified by the ferromagnetic surface... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088222

Time of flight estimation using an asymmetric scheme

Embodiments for accurately performing time of flight estimations are provided. These embodiments include using a first wireless device to monitor a wireless link and subsequently generate a wireless link estimation based on the monitoring. The embodiments also include deriving a correction metric based on the generated wireless link estimation and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088324

Systems and methods for relative representation of spatial objects and disambiguation in an interface

Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for interaction between a user and a machine. In one implementation, a system is provided that receives an input from a user of a mobile machine which indicates or describes an object in the world. In one example, the user may... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088532

Tactile switch for an electronic device

One embodiment of the disclosure includes an input module. The input module includes a switch, a rotatable and translatable input member operably connected to the switch and configured to actuate the switch, and an electrical contact operably connected to the switch and in electrical communication with the input member. During... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088588

Color filter array for machine vision system

A machine vision system having a first camera configured to be coupled to a vehicle, The camera includes an optical stack having a color filter array with a plurality of sections. Each section includes a first white filter portion, a yellow filter portion, a magenta filter portion, and a second... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088624

Master/slave control of touch sensing

Touch sensing can be accomplished using master/slave touch controllers that transmit drive signals to a touch surface and process sense signals including superpositions resulting from master/slave drive signals. The master/slave can drive and sense different sets of lines, respectively, of the touch surface. A communication link between master/slave can be... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088632

Dynamic function row customization

A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088660

Methods and recovering errors with an inter-processor communication link between independently operable processors

Methods and apparatus for an inter-processor communication (IPC) link between two (or more) independently operable processors. In one aspect, the IPC protocol is based on a “shared” memory interface for run-time processing (i.e., the independently operable processors each share (either virtually or physically) a common memory interface). In another aspect,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088667

Postponing the state change of an information affecting the graphical user interface until during the condition of inattentiveness

Triggering a state change includes displaying a first version of a series of frames based on a first setup configuration, obtaining a second setup configuration for the series of frames, in response to obtaining a second setup configuration, monitoring for a change in an eye status, and in response to... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088686

Domed orientationless input assembly for controlling an electronic device

Domed input assemblies for controlling an electronic device and methods for using domed input assemblies for controlling electronic device are provided.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088702

Pressure compensation for force-sensitive touch screen

Pressure compensation can be used to improve performance of force-sensitive touch screens. Changes in pressure, particularly transient, internal pressure changes in an electronic device due to an object applying force to a touch screen of the electronic device, can degrade force sensing performance of the touch screen. For example, when... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088717

Touch sensor panel with top and/or bottom shielding

A touch sensor panel is disclosed. The touch sensor panel can include a first substrate layer; a first electrode layer comprising one or more of a touch electrode and a trace configured to couple the touch electrode to sense circuitry, the first electrode layer located on a first side of... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180088728

Integrated force-sensitive touch screen

This relates to a force-sensitive touch screen including a metallization layer for force sensing. In some examples, the force-sensing metallization layer can be deposited between a color filter layer and a thin film transistor (TFT) layer (including an array of TFTs) of the touch screen. In some examples, the metallization... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088733

Low power touch sensing during a sleep state of an electronic device

An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device can sense touch on its touch screen while in a sleep state in a manner that allows the electronic device to respond to certain touch inputs, while consuming less power due to touch sensing than while in an awake state. For example,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088735

Location-based swing compensation for touch channel attenuation

Location-based swing compensation for touch sensor panels can improve touch sensing performance. Due to differences in impedance characteristics of touch nodes at different locations in a touch sensor panel (due to differences in routing to touch nodes and due to differences in impedance with respect to ground (loading effects) of... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088748

Dynamic function row item discovery and context

A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088750

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for creating and displaying application windows

In accordance with some embodiments, there is provided an electronic device that performs a method. The device displays a first user interface on the display. The device ceases to display one or more windows of a first application. While at least a portion of the one or more windows of... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088761

Dynamically adjusting touch hysteresis based on contextual data

The present disclosure generally relates to whether a user input at an electronic device should be processed as a scroll input or a tap input based on contextual data associated with the user input.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088776

Three dimensional user interface effects on a display

The techniques disclosed herein may use various sensors to infer a frame of reference for a hand-held device. In fact, with various inertial clues from accelerometer, pyrometer, and other instruments that report their states in real time, it is possible to track a Frenet frame of the device in real... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088787

Image data for enhanced user interactions

The present disclosure generally relates to using avatars and image data for enhanced user interactions. In some examples, user status dependent avatars are generated and displayed with a message associated with the user status. In some examples, a device captures image information to scan an object to create a 3D... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088793

Device, method, and graphical user interface for force-sensitive gestures on the back of a device

An electronic device with a front side including a touch-sensitive display, a back side that does not include a display, and sensor(s) to detect contact intensities on the front and back side displays, on the touch-sensitive display, a user interface including objects. While displaying the user interface, the device detects... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088794

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for a unified annotation layer for annotating content displayed on a device

An electronic device displays a first user interface of a first application. The first application is a respective application of a plurality of applications, and the first user interface including first application content. While displaying the first user interface, and in response to detecting a first input, the device continues... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088795

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for selecting and interacting with different device modes

A method is performed at a mobile device with a display. The method includes displaying a first mode of a plurality of modes of the device. The first mode of the device is active when a first set of time and/or device location criteria are met and the second mode... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088797

Watch theater mode

The present disclosure generally relates to receiving a user input corresponding to a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism and in accordance with the user input, adjusting a brightness level of a display screen during a brightening configuration session.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088798

Dynamic function row constraints

A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088799

Dynamic function row management

A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088821

Providing memory usage analysis by attributing memory allocations to development components

Described are a system and technique for collecting stack trace information of devices and analyzing this information to provide metrics with respect to memory usage. The memory analysis includes attributing the memory usage to particular development components by traversing a stack trace. For example, the development components may correspond to... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180088896

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for media playback control using intensity-based user inputs

A method is performed at an electronic device. While media is playing, the device detects a contact at a touch-sensitive surface location associated with a first media playback control. If the device is operating in a first media playback mode, the device performs a media playback operation associated with the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088933

Automated discovery and notification mechanism for obsolete display software, and/or sub-optimal display settings

Techniques for managing a display device coupled to a media processing (MP) device are described. An MP logic/module implemented by the MP device can retrieve data from a display device and identify information characterizing the display device in a database based on the retrieved data. The MP logic/module can compare... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088961

Booting and power management

A computing device may comprise a first processor and a secondary processor. The first processor may initiate a power management process transitioning the first processor from a first state to a second state and, upon reaching a predetermined step in the power management process, notify the secondary processor of the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088985

Scheduler and cpu performance controller cooperation

In one embodiment, an application programming interface (API) is defined that enables a thread scheduler to communicate thread information to the CPU performance controller when dispatching a thread to a processor or processor core. When dispatching a thread, the scheduler may communicate thread information including thread state information, a general... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088986

Peer-to-peer distributed computing system for heterogeneous device types

Described is a framework (or technique or method) and system for providing a distributed computing network including different types of devices. The framework allows peer devices to transmit “packages” of information (e.g. messages) throughout the network as conceptual units of a job or data. The framework allows portable code, which... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088996

Systems and methods of memory allocation for neural networks

A method may include accessing a data processing architecture associated with a neural network to determine dependencies between intermediate data layers of the neural network; obtaining dimensions of the intermediate data layers in the neural network; calculating a minimum number of data storage portions for executing the neural network based... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089033

Performing data backups using snapshots

The embodiments set forth a technique for carrying out a backup of data managed at a computing device. According to some embodiments, the technique can include the steps of (1) receiving a request to carry out the backup of the data, (2) in response to the request, generating a current... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089090

Instruction predication circuit control system

In some embodiments, a system includes an execution unit, a register file, an operand cache, and a predication control circuit. Operands identified by an instruction may be stored in the operand cache. One or more entries of the operand cache that store the operands may be marked as dirty. The... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089118

Methods and aggregating packet transfer over a virtual bus interface

Methods and apparatus for data aggregation and multiplexing of one or more virtual bus interfaces via a physical bus interface. Various disclosed embodiments are configured to: (i) multiplex multiple logical interfaces over a single physical interface, (ii) exchange session management and logical interface control, (iii) manage flow control, (iv) provide... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089166

User interface for providing text prediction

The present disclosure generally relates to providing text prediction. In one example process, a keyboard comprising a plurality of keys is provided. Each key of the plurality of keys is configured to register a respective character of a symbolic system on a displayed user interface. User input corresponding to one... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089206

Performing live updates to file system volumes

The described embodiments set forth techniques for performing live updates to file system volumes (e.g., operating system (OS) file system volumes) of computing devices through the utilization of snapshots. In particular, the techniques enable a computing device to remain active while a majority of an update process is performed, which... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089434

Preserving trust data during operating system updates of a secure element of an electronic device

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for preserving trust data during operating system updates of a secure element of an electronic device are provided.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089441

Using biometric verification to grant access to redacted content

Some embodiments provide an electronic device with a novel content redaction engine. The content redaction engine of some embodiments determines whether to redact content for output based on whether a user is biometrically verified. When the content redaction engine receives verification data indicating that the user is biometrically verified, the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089465

Method for rate-limiting interactions based on dynamically calculated values by supplying problems of varying difficulty to be solved

Systems and methods are described for rate-limiting a message-sending client interacting with a message service based on dynamically calculated risk assessments of the probability that the client is, or is not, a sender of a spam messages. The message service sends a proof of work problem to a sending client... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089563

Decision making for autonomous vehicle motion control

A behavior planner for a vehicle generates a plurality of conditional action sequences of the vehicle using a tree search algorithm and heuristics obtained from one or more machine learning models. Each sequence corresponds to a sequence of anticipated states of the vehicle. At least some of the action sequences... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089660

Making anonymous payments

The systems and methods disclosed herein provide features that allow a user (e.g., sender) to make anonymous direct person-to-person payments to a recipient (e.g., another user). In some cases, the recipient may be someone that the sender of the payment does not know. Thus, the sender and/or recipient of the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089691

Secure element having multiple users

Techniques are disclosed relating to secure data storage. In various embodiments, a mobile device includes a wireless interface, a secure element, and a secure circuit. The secure element is configured to store confidential information associated with a plurality of users and to receive a request to communicate the confidential information... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089713

Redeeming multiple redeemable codes in a single transaction

The systems described herein include a system and method for redeeming multiple redeemable codes. For example, a mobile device can be configured to enable redemption of multiple redeemable codes in a single transaction. In some implementations, the mobile device can store the plurality of redeemable codes for obtaining discounts on... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089794

Resource layout randomization for gpu execution

The embodiments disclosed herein relate to the field of graphics processing and, without limitation, the use of hardware and software in the memory layout of graphics items to prevent the malicious use of graphics resources. In greater particularity, embodiments of the disclosure provide varying software and hardware arrangements for transforming... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089796

Fixed size scope overlay for digital images

Systems and methods are disclosed for processing a digital image. In some embodiments, a digital image may be output to a display. A scope overlay may be provided that includes a cursor window, a viewing window having a fixed size relative to the display, and a target source size. The... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089799

Methods and systems for spatially localized image editing

This invention provides methods for spatially localized image editing. For example, an input image is divided into multiple bins in each dimension. For each bin, a histogram is computed, along with local image statistics such as mean, medium and cumulative histogram. Next, for each tile, a type of adjustment is... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089800

Fast and edge-preserving upsampling of images

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for fast and edge preserving upsampling of a small data image based on one or more guide images. During the upsampling process, selected data from the one or more guide images are combined with data from the data image to generate an upsampled pixel... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089816

Multi-perspective imaging system and method

A system includes a processor to capture a first image of a scene by a first imaging device of the array of imaging devices, capture a second image of the scene by a second imaging device of the array of imaging devices, perform image analysis of the first image and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089879

Synchronizing display of multiple animations

Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for concurrently presenting two synchronized animations based on an input value that is received through an input interface of a device. The method defines, based on the received input, a first animation that presents a first animated object, and then uses a... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089880

Transmission of avatar data

In an embodiment a method of online video communication is disclosed. An online video communication is established between a source device and a receiving device. The source device captures a live video recording of a sending user. The captured recording is analyzed to identify one or more characteristics of the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089890

Tessellation edge shaders

Systems, methods, and computer readable media to implement tessellation edge shaders. Various embodiments receive tessellation patch information that includes patch information and shared edges for the patches. Based on the received patch information, edge tessellation levels for the shared edges may be determined and used to modify edge tessellation levels... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089899

Adaptive vehicle augmented reality display using stereographic imagery

An AR system that leverages a pre-generated 3D model of the world to improve rendering of 3D graphics content for AR views of a scene, for example an AR view of the world in front of a moving vehicle. By leveraging the pre-generated 3D model, the AR system may use... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089900

Augmented virtual display

A VR system for vehicles that may implement methods that address problems with vehicles in motion that may result in motion sickness for passengers. The VR system may provide augmented or virtual views that match visual cues with the physical motions that a passenger experiences. The VR system may project... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089901

Immersive virtual display

A VR system for vehicles that may implement methods that address problems with vehicles in motion that may result in motion sickness for passengers. The VR system may provide virtual views that match visual cues with the physical motions that a passenger experiences. The VR system may provide immersive VR... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090027

Interactive tutorial support for input options at computing devices

The described embodiments set forth techniques for providing interactive tutorial support for input options at computing devices. According to some embodiments, an interactive tutorial manager of a given application can analyze input information against various available interactive tutorials to identify an appropriate interactive tutorial to be displayed. The interactive tutorial... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180090042

Edge column differential sensing systems and methods

Electronic displays, systems, and methods that perform display panel sensing are provided. An electronic device may include processing circuitry that generates image data based at least in part on display panel sensing feedback and an electronic display. The electronic display may display the image data on pixels coupled to one... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090074

Threshold voltage hysteresis compensation

Electronic devices, storage medium containing instructions, and methods pertain to determining a target boosted threshold voltage level based at least in part on a target emission threshold voltage level. Using the determined target boosted threshold voltage level, a light emitting diode (LED)-controlling transistor is submitted to voltage stress to boost... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090075

Display pixel charge accumulation compensation systems and methods

Systems and methods for improving displayed image quality of an electronic display including a display pixel that displays an image frame based at least in part on an analog electrical signal supplied to the display pixel are provided. In some embodiments, control circuitry instructs the electronic display to display the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090084

Internal gamma correction for electronic displays

Devices and methods for useful in providing localized synchronized and/or dynamic in-band internal gamma code adjustment per frame period are provided. By way of example, a display panel includes a data driver, which includes a first DAC configured to provide an internal gamma voltage signal to cause a first adjustment... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090102

Reduced footprint pixel response correction systems and methods

Systems and methods for improving displayed image quality of an electronic display including a display pixel and a display driver are provided. A display pipeline receives input image data that indicates target luminance of the display pixel when displaying an image frame on the electronic display; determines a first bit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090103

Temperature sensor on display active area

An apparatus is disclosed. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a display panel comprising a plurality of display pixels. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a plurality of temperature sensors disposed at different portions the display panel, wherein the plurality of temperature sensors comprise ratioed pairs of thin film transistors... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090109

Display adjustment

An electronic device includes an electronic display, whereby the electronic display includes an active area that includes a pixel having a display behavior that varies with temperature. The electronic display also includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may, when in operation, generate image data to send to the pixel and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090143

Intelligent automated assistant

Systems and processes for operating an automated assistant are disclosed. In one example process, an electronic device provides an audio output via a speaker of the electronic device. While providing the audio output, the electronic device receives, via a microphone of the electronic device, a natural language speech input. The... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090150

Ambience extraction from stereo signals based on least-squares approach

Ambience extraction from a multichannel input signal is provided. The multichannel input signal is converted into a time-frequency representation. A cross-correlation coefficient is computed for each time and frequency in the time-frequency representation of the multichannel input signal. An autocorrelation is computed for each time and frequency in the time-frequency... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090171

Automated seamless video loop

Techniques and devices for creating an AutoLoop output video include identifying optimal loops within short videos or within a series of image. The AutoLoop output video may be automatically created using casually shot, handheld videos, and may include an AutoLoop pipeline that may comprise obtaining an input video, stabilizing the... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180090172

Automated seamless video loop

Techniques and devices for creating an AutoLoop output video include performing pregate operations. The AutoLoop output video is created from a set of frames. Prior to creating the AutoLoop output video, the set of frames are automatically analyzed to identify one or more image features that are indicative of whether... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090173

Automated seamless video loop

Techniques and devices for creating an AutoLoop output video by adding synthetic camera motion to the AutoLoop output video. The AutoLoop output video is created from a set of frames. After generating the AutoLoop output video based on a plurality of loop parameters and at least a portion of the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090175

Seamless forward-reverse video loops

Techniques and devices for creating a Forward-Reverse Loop output video and other output video variations. A pipeline may include obtaining input video and determining a start frame within the input video and a frame length parameter based on a temporal discontinuity minimization. The selected start frame and the frame length... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090253

Integrated gap sensing electromagnetic reluctance actuator

In an embodiment, a system comprises: a electromagnet having a core and a coil wrapped around the core; and a gap sensing circuit coupled to the coil, the gap sensing circuit operable to determine a gap distance between the electromagnet and a ferromagnetic target based on a change of inductance... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090526

Stacked backside illuminated spad array

A back-illuminated single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) image sensor includes a sensor wafer stacked vertically over a circuit wafer. The sensor wafer includes one or more SPAD regions, with each SPAD region including an anode gradient layer, a cathode region positioned adjacent to a front surface of the SPAD region, and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090536

Stacked backside illuminated spad array

A back-illuminated single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) image sensor includes a sensor wafer stacked vertically over a circuit wafer. The sensor wafer includes one or more SPAD regions, with each SPAD region including an anode gradient layer, a cathode region positioned adjacent to a front surface of the SPAD region, and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090553

Display with power supply mesh

An organic light-emitting diode display may have an array of pixels. The pixels may each have an organic light-emitting diode with a respective anode and may be formed from thin-film transistor circuitry formed on a substrate. A mesh-shaped path may be used to distribute a power supply voltage to the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090730

Flexible battery structure

A number of different battery cell configurations are disclosed. Flexible battery cells are used to form a flexible structure capable of bending and flexing to accommodate movement of components of an electronic device. In some embodiments, the flexible battery cells can include cathode and anode layers joined together by a... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090733

Modified u-tab for accommodating indeterminate battery tab locations

Battery assemblies, as well as methods and processes for forming same. A battery assembly can include a first tab electrically connected to a first terminal of a battery and a second tab electrically connected to a second terminal of the battery. A battery assembly can also include a first conductive... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090767

Current collectors incorporating electrohydrodynamically deposited carbonaceous material

Exemplary energy storage devices, battery cells, and batteries of the present technology may include a cathode active material disposed on a cathode current collector. The devices may also include an anode active material disposed on an anode current collector. At least one current collector of the cathode current collector or... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090816

Electronic device with millimeter wave antenna arrays

An electronic device may be provided with wireless circuitry. The wireless circuitry may include one or more antennas. The antennas may include millimeter wave antenna arrays formed from arrays of patch antennas, dipole antennas or other millimeter wave antennas on millimeter wave antenna array substrates. Circuitry such as upconverter and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090817

Electronic devices having housing-integrated distributed loop antennas

An electronic device may include a metal housing and a distributed loop antenna. The antenna may include a dielectric carrier. The antenna may include a distributed loop antenna resonating element that extends around the carrier and a loop antenna feed element on the carrier. Portions of the feed element and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090825

Radio frequency transparent patterns for conductive coating

Methods and devices useful in radio frequency (RF) signal transmission are provided. By way of example, a wireless electronic device may include a transceiver, and an enclosure in which the transceiver is disposed. The enclosure may include an RF transparent layer and an RF opaque coating disposed on the RF... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090826

Wristwatch antennas

An electronic device such as a wristwatch may have a housing with metal sidewalls and a dielectric rear wall. The metal sidewalls may form an antenna ground for an antenna. The antenna may include an antenna resonating element formed from conductive traces patterned directly onto an interior surface of the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090847

Hybrid electronic device antennas having parasitic resonating elements

An electronic device may have a hybrid antenna that includes a slot resonating element formed from a slot in a ground plane and a planar resonating element formed over the slot. A parasitic element may be disposed over the planar element. A switch may couple the parasitic element to the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090867

Spring-loaded contacts

Spring-loaded contacts having an improved reliability. One example may provide spring-loaded contacts having a reduced likelihood of entanglement between a spring and a plunger. For example, a piston may be placed between a plunger and a spring. The piston may have a head portion that is wider than the diameter... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090869

Gated connector receptacles

Connector receptacles that are arranged to avoid inadvertent connections. One example may provide contacts for a first connector receptacle that may be located behind a movable gate. The first connector receptacle may be combined with a second connector receptacle that is user accessible to save space and simplify device assembly.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090878

Magnetic rf connectors

Connector systems that may be easy to use, may be used to make connections in a limited area, may provide a stable and consistent connection, may provide good impedance matching, and may provide a good user experience. Various embodiments of the present invention may provide connector systems for conveying radio... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090884

Reliable connector receptacles having high signal quality

Connector receptacles and connector inserts that may be reliable, may readily manufactured, and may provide high signal quality for high speed signals with minimized signal noise, distortion losses, radiation, and interference. An example may provide a reliable connector receptacle by including a plurality of contacts, where each contact includes a... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090886

Modular connector receptacles having printed circuit board tongues

Connector receptacles that may be modular, may be reliable and durable, and may provide a high signal quality. Examples may provide modular connector receptacles having a shielded housing around a tongue supporting a number of contacts. They may provide a high signal quality by using printed circuit boards as tongues... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090890

Accessory contacts

A first connector assembly may be connectable to a second connector assembly using a sliding attachment process, in which a front portion of the first connector assembly is inserted into an end of a slot in the second connector assembly and slides laterally along the slot until electrical contacts on... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090898

Use and application dielectric lubricant in an electrical connector

A method of applying a dielectric lubricant to an electrical connector of a consumer electronic device. The method includes inserting a dielectric lubricant delivery device apertures for delivering the dielectric lubricant to the electrical connector into a receptacle of the electronic device; applying pressure to a chamber including the dielectric... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090944

Charger-converter with single inductor and downstream low-dropout regulator

A charger-converter circuit in an electronic device detects whether an external power supply is coupled to the electronic device. The charger-converter circuit uses an inductor in an inductor-switch circuit to economize on volume occupied by the charger-converter circuit. The charger-converter circuit includes a low drop out voltage regulator (LDO) to... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090945

Multi-phase buck-boost charger

A battery charger has at least two phases and coupled switches that are controlled using switch mode power supply (SMPS) techniques. One of the phases is part of a buck-boost circuit that includes a high side switch, which is coupled between a near end of the phase and the input,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090954

Wireless charging mats for portable electronic devices

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including a housing having a charging surface and first and second walls defining an interior cavity, and a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity and configured to generate a time-varying magnetic flux and an electric field during wireless power transfer, where each... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090955

Wireless charging mats with multi-layer transmitter coil arrangements

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including: a housing having an outer perimeter and a charging surface within the outer perimeter, the housing including a first wall and a second wall that define an interior cavity; and a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity and below the planar... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090956

Structural framework for wireless charging mats

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including: a housing having a charging surface and first and second walls that define an interior cavity; a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity, an interconnection structure positioned within the interior cavity below the transmitter coil arrangement, the interconnection structure including a... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090970

Magneto-inductive charging and communication in electronic devices

Methods and devices useful in performing magneto-inductive charging and communication in the absence of a cellular and/or internet network connection are provided. By way of example, an electronic device includes inductive charging and communication circuitry configured to receive a signal configured to induce a charging function based at least in... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090971

Faraday cage for wireless charging devices

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including: a housing having a planar charging surface and one or more walls that define an interior cavity; a transmitter coil arrangement positioned within the interior cavity; and a faraday cage enclosing the transmitter coil arrangement. The faraday cage includes: an electromagnetic shield positioned... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090972

Interconnections for multi-layer transmitter coil arrangements in wireless charging mats

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device including: a housing having a charging surface, the housing including first and second walls defining an interior cavity; a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity; a plurality of cowlings for confining the plurality of planar transmitter coils in their respective positions; an... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180090973

Wireless charging mat with a transmitter coil arrangement including inner and outer coils having different structures

Embodiments describe a wireless charging device that includes: a housing having an outer perimeter and one or more walls defining an interior cavity; a charging surface within the outer perimeter of the housing; a transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior cavity below the planar charging surface, the transmitter coil... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090974

Electromagnetic shielding for wireless power transfer systems

Embodiments describe electromagnetic shielding for wireless charging systems. A wireless charging system includes a transmitter coil configured to generate a magnetic flux, a receiver coil positioned coaxial with the transmitter coil to receive the generated magnetic flux, where electrical interaction between the transmitter coil and the receiver coil generates electric... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090991

Bobbin structure and transmitter coil for wireless charging mats

Embodiments describe a wireless charging transmitter coil includes: a support structure having an outer perimeter surrounding a contact housing and having first and second channels extending from the outer perimeter to the contact housing; first and second contacts positioned within the contact housing; and a wire wound around the outer... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090998

Interconnection structures for wireless charging mats

Embodiments describe apparatuses for wireless charging. An interconnection structure for a wireless charging device includes: a first contact configured for coupling with a first component of the wireless charging device; a second contact disposed below the first contact and configured for coupling with a second component of the wireless charging... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090999

Wireless charging mat with multiple coil arrangements optimized for different devices

Embodiments describe apparatuses for wireless charging. A wireless charging device for wirelessly charging a plurality of different electronic devices having different wireless power receiving characteristics includes: a housing having a charging surface and one or more walls defining an interior cavity; a first transmitter coil arrangement disposed within the interior... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091000

Multi-layer transmitter coil arrangement for wireless charging mats

Embodiments describe a transmitter coil arrangement for a wireless charging device including: a first layer of transmitter coils, each transmitter coil in the first layer of transmitter coils is arranged in a first radial direction; a second layer of transmitter coils, each transmitter coil in the second layer of transmitter... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091051

Control and detection of average phase current in switching dc-dc power converters

A method for dc-dc power conversion using a switching phase. While a high side switch of the phase is closed, detecting that a high side current of the phase has risen to a set peak limit, and in response opening the high side switch. While the high side switch is... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091054

Synchronous buck converter with current sensing

A power converter includes a buck converter with a low-side switch. During a discharge mode, current passes through the low-side switch to form a current loop. The low-side switch is typically closed synchronously with the opening of a high-side switch coupled to an input voltage level to the buck converter.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091056

Integrated bi-directional driver with modulated signals

According to some embodiments, a bi-directional converter is configured to operate in a boost mode or a buck mode. The bi-directional converter includes a hysteresis control unit that includes a comparator that can be configured to determine whether the reference voltage has a positive slope or a negative slope in... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091215

Quick relay interface and transport selection

When direct communication, such as via Bluetooth, is unavailable, a communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device and/or a recipient communication device to establish a communication session via a cloud-based relay server. Establishing the communication session, such as a phone call or video streaming, includes setting up at... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091298

Extended anti-replay token

A device may include a secure processor and a secure memory coupled to the secure processor. The secure memory may be inaccessible to other device systems. The secure processor may store some keys and/or entropy values in the secure memory and other keys and/or entropy values outside the secure memory.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091326

Generating suggestions for scenes and triggers by resident device

In some implementations, a resident device can automatically generate scene suggestions and/or trigger suggestions based on historical data aggregated from multiple user devices. For example, a resident device can be a user device that is (e.g., mostly) kept in the home environment. Therefore, the resident device is able to collect... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091327

Anomaly detection by resident device

In some implementations, a user device (or resident device) can notify the user of anomalous accessory states. For example, the user device can determine which accessory states and contexts represent normal accessory states in the respective contexts. Similarly to scene suggestions, the user device can analyze historical accessory state data... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091340

Most likely estimation coded gmsk

Systems and methods for efficient estimation of a most likely sequence are provided. In one embodiment, an electronic device includes most likely receiver circuitry that receives a convolutional encoded signal, generates a linearized representation of the convolutional encoded Gaussian minimum-shift keying signal, resulting in a pseudo-symbol stream, estimates a most... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091348

System and constrained peak cancellation

Embodiments include a method, computer program product, and system for utilizing a system for peak cancellation for a received Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol to reduce the peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR). The system detects M sets of clipping noise samples of the symbol where each set includes one of... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091381

Generating suggestions for scenes and triggers

In some implementations, a user device can automatically generate scene suggestions and/or trigger suggestions. For example, a scene can be a collection of accessories and corresponding accessory states. When the scene is invoked, the user device can cause the accessories associated with the scene to assume the corresponding accessory states.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091466

Differential privacy for message text content mining

Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether a message received by a client may be spam, in a computing environment that preserves privacy. The message may be encrypted. A client invokes the methods when a message is received from a sender that is not known to the client. A... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091490

Authentication framework for a client of a remote database

Disclosed herein is a technique for authenticating an application operating on a client device with an authentication server device based on user credentials associated with an identity provider. In particular, the authentication server device facilitates the authorization process between the application and the identity provider without exposing, to the application,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091538

Managing credentials of multiple users on an electronic device

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing credentials of multiple users on an electronic device are provided.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091600

Quick relay session management protocol

When direct communication between devices, such as via Bluetooth, is unavailable, a communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device and/or a recipient communication device to establish a communication session via a cloud-based relay server. This communication protocol efficiently allocates (or binds) the initiating communication device, the recipient communication... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180091601

Quick relay traffic management for cloud messaging

A quick relay communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device (such as a wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart watch) and/or a recipient communication device (such as a companion electronic device to the wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer or a laptop computer) to... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091643

Voice-to-text mode based on ambient noise measurement

Some embodiments relate to a smart phone or a wearable device, such as a smart watch, and associated methods for enabling the UE device to switch from a normal mode to/from a voice-to-text mode and/or a text-to-voice mode. The transition to/from voice-to-text mode and/or text-to-voice mode may be conducted automatically... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091655

Method, device, and system to notify a call transfer event from a first device to a second device

Method, device, and system being performed by a first station. The method includes receiving a first call identification of a first communication session between the first station and a second station. The method further includes receiving a request, from a third station, to allow the first communication session to be... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091717

Camera shades

An imaging device can include an image sensor, a control unit coupled to the image sensor, and a light blocking element coupled to the control unit. The control unit can be configured to adjust the light blocking element in response to image information received from the image sensor. The light... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091728

Devices, methods, and graphical user interfaces for capturing and recording media in multiple modes

A device displays a camera user interface including a live view from a camera. While displaying the live view from the camera: the device records media images that are captured by the camera, while continuing to display the live view from the camera; and the device further displays representations of... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091732

Avatar creation and editing

The present disclosure generally relates to creating and editing user avatars. In some examples, guidance is provided to a user while capturing image data for use in generating a user-specific avatar. In some examples, a user interface allows a user to intuitively customize a user avatar. In some examples, avatars... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091743

Automated seamless video loop

Techniques and devices for creating an AutoLoop output video include performing postgate operations. The AutoLoop output video is created from a set of frames. After generating the AutoLoop output video based on a plurality of loop parameters and at least a portion of the frames, postgate operations determine one or... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091773

Feed-forward and feed-back metadata exchange in image processing pipelines to improve image quality

Techniques are disclosed for improving operation of image processing systems. A first component generates metadata representing its operational parameters. The metadata is relayed to another component of the image processing pipeline and the other component alters an operational parameter of its operation based on the metadata. In one embodiment, the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091811

Region-based processing of predicted pixels

A method for decoding a compressed video data sequence containing one or more coded pixel blocks. The compressed video sequence is buffered. Prediction information for each of the coded pixel blocks is reviewed. One or more groups of coded pixel blocks are formed based on the reviewed prediction information such... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091812

Video compression system providing selection of deblocking filters parameters based on bit-depth of video data

Techniques are disclosed for selecting deblocking filter parameters in a video decoding system. According to these techniques, a boundary strength parameter may be determined based, at least in part, on a bit depth of decoded video data. Activity of a pair of decoded pixel blocks may be classified based, at... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091815

Multi-bin decoding systems and methods

Systems and methods for improving decoding of encoded image data using parallel multi-bin decoding are provided. In one embodiment, multiple context bins per cycle are decoded for a set of syntax elements, by decoupling and/or retiming particular syntax parsing and/or arithmetic decoding tasks of the decoding process.... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091827

Multiple transcode engine systems and methods

Systems and methods for improving determination of encoded image data using a video encoding pipeline, which includes a first transcode engine that entropy encodes a first portion of a bin stream to determine a first bit stream including first encoded image data that indicates a first coding group row and... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091878

Subwoofer with multi-lobe magnet

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091879

Annular support structure

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091881

Shock mounted transducer assembly

An electronic device comprising having an enclosure with an enclosure wall separating a surrounding environment from an encased space. The enclosure wall includes a top portion having an acoustic channel extending from the encased space to the surrounding environment and a bottom portion. A microphone assembly module positioned within the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091883

Acoustically summed reference microphone for active noise control

A headphone including a circumaural or supra-aural ear cup having an ear cup housing wall which forms an interior chamber within the ear cup. A transducer is positioned within the interior chamber for producing an acoustic output to a user and an active noise control assembly positioned within the interior... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091884

Wireless headset carrying case with digital audio output port

A case for a portable wireless listening device (e.g., a pair of wireless earbuds) is configured to house a pair of wireless earbuds and charge the earbuds when they are in the case. The case is further configured to receive media received by the wireless earbuds and transmit the media... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091887

Wireless headset carrying case with wireless transmitter

A case for a wireless electronic listening device (e.g., a pair of wireless earbuds) is configured to house a pair of wireless earbuds and charge the earbuds when they are in the case. The case is further configured to receive media received by the wireless earbuds and transmit the media... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091888

Speaker back volume extending past a speaker diaphragm

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091889

Speaker back volume extending past a speaker diaphragm

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

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03/29/18 / #20180091892

Valve for acoustic port

A portable electronic device including an enclosure having an enclosure wall that forms an interior chamber. A speaker module is positioned within the interior chamber and includes a speaker and a module wall forming a back volume chamber of the speaker. The back volume chamber includes an acoustic vent port... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091893

Earphone having a controlled acoustic leak port

An earphone comprising an earphone housing having a wall comprising (1) a front side that joins (2) an end portion in which a primary sound output opening is formed, which joins (3) a face portion in which a secondary output opening is formed, which joins (4) a back side which... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091894

Airflow exit geometry

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091896

Audio driver and power supply unit architecture

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091897

Audio driver and power supply unit architecture

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091901

User interface cooling using audio component

This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091902

Transducer having a conductive suspension member

A speaker including a frame, and a magnet assembly coupled to the frame. The magnet assembly forms an air gap through which a magnetic flux is directed. The speaker further including a voice coil suspended in the air gap, a diaphragm coupled to the voice coil and a compliant suspension... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091910

Pressure gradient microphone for measuring an acoustic characteristic of a loudspeaker

A differential pressure gradient micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) microphone for measuring an acoustic characteristic of a loudspeaker. The microphone includes a MEMS microphone housing and a compliant membrane mounted in the MEMS microphone housing, the compliant membrane dividing the MEMS microphone housing into a first chamber and a second chamber. The... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091920

Producing headphone driver signals in a digital audio signal processing binaural rendering environment

A number of candidate binaural room impulse responses (BRIRs) are analyzed to select one of them as a selected first BRIR that is to be applied to diffuse audio, and another one as a selected second BRIR that is to be applied to direct audio, of a sound program. A... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091922

Coordinated tracking for binaural audio rendering

A binaural sound reproduction system, and methods of using the binaural sound reproduction system to dynamically re-center a frame of reference for a virtual sound source, are described. The binaural sound reproduction system may include a reference device, e.g., a mobile device, having a reference sensor to provide reference orientation... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091923

Binaural sound reproduction system having dynamically adjusted audio output

A binaural sound reproduction system, and methods of using the binaural sound reproduction system to dynamically re-center a frame of reference for a virtual sound source, are described. The binaural sound reproduction system may include a head-mounted device, e.g., headphones, having a device sensor to provide device orientation data corresponding... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091924

Systems and methods for determining estimated head orientation and position with ear pieces

Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for determining an estimated orientation and/or position of a user's head using worn ear pieces and leveraging the estimated head orientation and/or position to provide information to the user. In one exemplary method, first and second spatial positions of respective first... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091928

Networked sensor array

An electronic device is disclosed. In some examples, the electronic device comprises a first sensor configured to measure a first type of sensor data at a first sampling rate. In some examples, the electronic device comprises a communication interface configured to: detect a proximity of one or more network capable... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091951

Sharing location information among devices

Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products that include, on a first device executing a first instance of a location application, receiving an indication to begin sharing data describing a path traveled by the first device, receiving location data describing the path traveled by the first device, the location data... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091952

Precise indoor localization and tracking of electronic devices

Methods and devices useful in performing precise indoor localization and tracking are provided. By way of example, a method includes locating and tracking, via a first wireless electronic device, a plurality of other wireless electronic devices within an indoor environment. The method also includes performing front-back detection, performing stationary node... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091962

Context-dependent allocation of shared resources in a wireless communication interface

Resource allocation logic in a user device can determine allocation of a shared resource among different communication modules supporting a number of different communication types (e.g., GNSS, cellular, Wi-Fi, and/or Bluetooth communications) in a context-dependent manner. For example, the logic can determine an operating context of the user device. Based... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091965

Broadcasting a device state in a wireless communication network

Apparatuses, systems, and methods broadcast a device state in a wireless communication network. A wireless audio output device is configured to be paired with a second wireless device via a first piconet connection, wherein the second wireless device comprises a source of audio data to be output by the wireless... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092007

Dynamic rat selection

According to techniques described herein, a UE (which may be link budget limited) may be connected to a network using a first RAT. The UE may be configured to determine a first resource requirement for communication on the network using the first RAT and a second resource requirement for communication... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092098

Communication resource allocation systems and methods

A channel descriptor management message is transmitted on a broadcast connection to a mobile terminal. The channel descriptor management message provides a format for a frame. The frame includes a resource space. The channel descriptor management message defines a plurality of channels within the resource space and allocates at least... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092109

Laa/wifi coexistence for 5ghz antenna sharing

A wireless communication device (UE) includes a cellular processor configured to conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band, wherein the first RAT is a cellular RAT, the first frequency band is in an unlicensed spectrum,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092119

Flexible nan availability schedule indications

Embodiments relate to wireless stations that operate to configure direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. In embodiments, a wireless station may transmit, to a first peer wireless station, a first availability schedule that may include one or more types of committed availability and receive,... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092145

Master device for using connection attribute of electronic accessories connections to facilitate locating an accessory

A connection-indicative signal can be received at a master electronic device from an electronic accessory. The connection-indicative signal can include a connection attribute indicative of a presence or characteristic of a connection between the electronic accessory and at least one other electronic accessory of the master electronic device. A location... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092209

System with field-assisted conductive adhesive bonds

Components may have substrates with metal traces that form mating contacts. The components may be bonded together using anisotropic conductive adhesive bonding techniques. During bonding, conductive particles may be concentrated over the contacts by application of magnetic or electric fields or by using a template transfer process. Gaps between the... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092210

Pcb assembly with molded matrix core

Methods and devices related to the design and fabrication of molded cores for printed circuit board assemblies and system-on-package (SIP) devices are discussed. The discussed printed circuit board assemblies may have multiple electrical components embedded in a molded core matrix and forming electrical connections with one or more printed circuit... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092212

Stackable passive component

Methods and systems for producing circuitry using stackable passive components are discussed. More specifically, the present disclosure provides designs and fabrication methods for production of stackable devices that may be used as components in circuitry such as filters and impedance matching adaptors. Such components may be used to save space... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092213

Stacked printed circuit board packages

The present disclosure is related to printed circuit board packages and methods of assembly that may be used in the fabrication of electrical devices. Printed circuit board packages may be manufactured by stacking printed circuit board assemblies. Each printed circuit board assembly may have multiple printed circuit boards supported by... Apple Inc

03/29/18 / #20180092241

Thermal transfer between electronic device and case

An electronic device case with a thermal dissipation system is disclosed. The electronic device case is configured to draw heat out of an electronic device disposed therein. The electronic device case includes a connector plug configured to engage a connector receptacle of the electronic device. The thermal dissipation system includes... Apple Inc








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