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1 US10699444B2
Point cloud occupancy map compression
Publication/Patent Number: US10699444B2 Publication Date: 2020-06-30 Application Number: 16/198,635 Filing Date: 2018-11-21 Inventor: Mammou, Khaled   Su, Yeping   Singer, David W.   Tourapis, Alexandros   Robinet, Fabrice A.   Wu, Hsi-jung   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: G06T7/20 Abstract: A system comprises an encoder configured to compress attribute information and/or spatial for a point cloud and/or a decoder configured to decompress compressed attribute and/or spatial information for the point cloud. To compress the attribute and/or spatial information, the encoder is configured to convert a point cloud into an image based representation. Also, the decoder is configured to generate a decompressed point cloud based on an image based representation of a point cloud. A block/sub-block organization scheme is used to encode blocks and sub-blocks of an occupancy map used in compressing the point cloud. Binary values are assigned to blocks/sub-blocks based on whether they contain patches projected on the point cloud. A traversal path is chosen that takes advantage of run-length encoding strategies to reduce a size of an encoded occupancy map. Also, auxiliary information is used to further improve occupancy map compression.
2 US10756622B2
Power management system switched capacitor voltage regulator with integrated passive device
Publication/Patent Number: US10756622B2 Publication Date: 2020-08-25 Application Number: 16/231,904 Filing Date: 2018-12-24 Inventor: Dabral, Sanjay   Secker, David A.   Zhai, Jun   Schmitt, Ralf M.   Ramachandran, Vidhya   Mao, Wenjie   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: H02M3/07 Abstract: Power management systems are described. In an embodiment, a power management system includes a voltage source, a circuit load located within a chip, and a switched capacitor voltage regulator (SCVR) coupled to voltage source and the circuit load to receive an input voltage from the voltage source and supply an output voltage to the circuit load. The SCVR may include circuitry located within the chip and a discrete integrated passive device (IPD) connected to the chip.
3 US2020229270A1
DETERMINING AND COMMUICATING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020229270A1 Publication Date: 2020-07-16 Application Number: 16/638,333 Filing Date: 2018-08-09 Inventor: Chatterjee, Debdeep   Xiong, Gang   He, Hong   Kwak, Yongjun   Davydov, Alexei   Kwon, Hwan-joon   Lee, Dae Won   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: H04W88/06 Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may receive information, via radio resource control (RRC) signaling, regarding a search space of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) for obtaining downlink control information (DCI) from a radio access network (RAN) node. Based on a slot format (SF) index in the DCI, the UE may determine a slot format for communicating with the RAN node, and communicate with the RAN node in accordance with the slot format. Additionally, a UE may communicate UE capability information, which may include a maximum number of blind decode attempts (BDAs), to the RAN node. The UE may determine shortened channel control elements (sCCEs) to be used, by the RAN node, to transmit shortened downlink control information (sDCI) via a shortened physical downlink control channel (sPDCCH), obtain sDCI by monitoring the sPDCCH in accordance with the determined sCCEs, and communicate with the RAN node in accordance with the sDCI.
4 US10621115B2
System and method for communication link management in a credit-based system
Publication/Patent Number: US10621115B2 Publication Date: 2020-04-14 Application Number: 16/024,063 Filing Date: 2018-06-29 Inventor: Mathews, Gregory S.   Keil, Shane J.   Nukala, Lakshmi Narasimha   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: G06F13/16 Abstract: A system and method for communication link management in a credit-based system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes first and second functional circuit blocks implemented on an integrated circuit and being able to communicate with one another through establishment of source synchronous links. The first functional circuit block includes a write queue for storing data and information regarding write requests sent from the second functional circuit block. The write queue includes credit management circuitry arranged to convey one or more credits to the second functional circuit block responsive to receiving one or more write requests therefrom. Responsive to receiving the one or more credits and in the absence of any pending additional requests, the second functional circuit block may deactivate a link with the first functional circuit block.
5 US2020105291A1
REAL-TIME FEEDBACK DURING AUDIO RECORDING, AND RELATED DEVICES AND SYSTEMS
Publication/Patent Number: US2020105291A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-02 Application Number: 16/147,138 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Sheaffer, Jonathan D.   Raffensperger, Peter A.   Deshpande, Ashrith   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: G10L21/10 Abstract: An audio appliance can include a microphone transducer configured to receive sound from an environment and to convert the received sound into an audio signal and a display. The audio appliance can include an audio analytics module configured to detect an audio-input impairment by analyzing the audio signal and output a detection signal identifying the audio-input impairment in real-time. The audio-input impairment can include, for example, a poor-intelligibility impairment, a microphone-occlusion impairment, a handling-noise impairment, a wind-noise impairment, or a distortion impairment. The audio appliance can also include an impairment module configured to identify and emit a user-perceptible alert corresponding to the identified audio-input impairment in real-time; and an interactive guidance module configured to present a suggested action to address the audio-input impairment in real-time. Related aspects also are described.
6 US202026327A1
ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH GLASS HOUSING MEMBER
Publication/Patent Number: US202026327A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 20/191,640 Filing Date: 2019-05-01 Inventor: Degner, Brett W.   Garelli, Adam T.   Hendren, Keith J.   Wang, Paul X.   Mathew, Dinesh C.   Ligtenberg, Christiaan A.   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: G06F3/041 Abstract: An electronic device may include a glass housing member that includes an upper portion defining a display area, a lower portion defining an input area, and a transition portion joining the upper portion and the lower portion and defining a continuous, curved surface between the upper portion and the lower portion. The electronic device may include a display coupled to the glass housing member and configured to provide a visual output at the display area. The electronic device may include an input device coupled to the glass housing member and configured to detect inputs at the input area. The electronic device may include a support structure coupled to the glass housing member and configured to support the computing device.
7 US2020026327A1
ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH GLASS HOUSING MEMBER
Publication/Patent Number: US2020026327A1 Publication Date: 2020-01-23 Application Number: 16/401,004 Filing Date: 2019-05-01 Inventor: Hendren, Keith J.   Wang, Paul X.   Garelli, Adam T.   Degner, Brett W.   Ligtenberg, Christiaan A.   Mathew, Dinesh C.   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: G06F1/16 Abstract: An electronic device may include a glass housing member that includes an upper portion defining a display area, a lower portion defining an input area, and a transition portion joining the upper portion and the lower portion and defining a continuous, curved surface between the upper portion and the lower portion. The electronic device may include a display coupled to the glass housing member and configured to provide a visual output at the display area. The electronic device may include an input device coupled to the glass housing member and configured to detect inputs at the input area. The electronic device may include a support structure coupled to the glass housing member and configured to support the computing device.
8 US2020107096A1
LIQUID-RESISTANT PACKAGING FOR ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Publication/Patent Number: US2020107096A1 Publication Date: 2020-04-02 Application Number: 16/146,983 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Minervini, Anthony D.   Wilkes, Jr. David S.   Vitt, Nikolas T.   Hrudey, Peter C.   Dave, Ruchir M.   Younes, Amin M.   Assignee: Apple Inc   IPC: H04R1/08 Abstract: A liquid-resistant microphone assembly includes a substrate defining a sound-entry region and a microphone transducer coupled with the substrate. The transducer has a sound-responsive region acoustically coupled with the sound-entry opening defined by the substrate. A liquid-resistant port membrane spans across the sound-entry opening defined by the substrate. The membrane is gas-permeable. An adhesive layer is positioned between the substrate and the liquid-resistant port membrane, coupling the liquid-resistant port membrane with the substrate and spacing the liquid-resistant port membrane from the substrate to form a gap between the membrane and the substrate. The adhesive layer defines an aperture having a periphery extending around and positioned outward of the sound-entry region. Modules and electronic devices incorporating such a microphone transducer also are disclosed.
9 US10528709B1
Notifying applications of screen recording
Publication/Patent Number: US10528709B1 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 16/125,385 Filing Date: 2018-09-07 Inventor: Shekhtman, Gennadiy   Kasarabada, Vikrant   Shah, Mohammad A   Bushell, John Samuel   Chapman, Gregory R   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: H04N9/80 Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can notify a media application when a screen recording may be in progress. For example, the computing device can be configured to send media content provided by the media application for presentation on the display of the computing device to a second destination (e.g., a file, a remote playback device, a remote recording device, etc.) that may result in a recording of the display screen of the computing device. To allow the media application an opportunity to protect the media content from unauthorized recording, the computing device can notify the media application that the media content being sent to the second destination may be recorded. In response to receiving the notification, the media application can modify the presentation of the media content to prevent or downgrade any recording that may be performed.
10 US10529285B2
System and method for external pixel compensation
Publication/Patent Number: US10529285B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 16/136,076 Filing Date: 2018-09-19 Inventor: Vahid, Far Mohammad B.   Richmond, Jesse A.   Bi, Yafei   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: G09G3/3258 Abstract: An electronic device includes a display panel. The display panel includes a number of pixels, each of which includes a driving thin-film-transistor (TFT) and a light-emitting diode. Compensation circuitry external to the display panel applies offset data to pixel data for each pixel of the plurality of pixels before the pixel data is provided to the plurality of pixels.
11 USD872115S1
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Publication/Patent Number: USD872115S1 Publication Date: 2020-01-07 Application Number: 29/649,916 Filing Date: 2018-06-03 Inventor: Azzi, Mario   Davydov, Anton   Dye, Alan C.   Felton, Nicholas   Guzmán, Aurelio   Lemay, Stephen O.   Maclean, Alexander Charles   Mitchell, Wyatt R.   Van, Os Marcel   Wilson, Christopher   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC:
12 US10531808B2
Method of detecting the wearing limb of a wearable electronic device
Publication/Patent Number: US10531808B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 16/059,851 Filing Date: 2018-08-09 Inventor: Dusan, Sorin V.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: A61B5/0452 Abstract: A wearable device configured to acquire and process electrocardiographic measurements, detect lead inversion and correct the acquired measurements for lead inversion is provided. In one example, the wearable device can detect lead inversion by first assessing whether the P-wave of a given electrocardiographic measurement has a negative amplitude, and if the P-wave is found to be negative, the device can determine if the magnitude of the R-wave is smaller than the maximum of the magnitudes of the S-wave and the Q-wave. In another example, the device can be put through an enrollment procedure in which electrocardiographic measurements are taken with the device being worn at known locations on the body. Once the enrollment procedure is completed, when the device is being used, any electrocardiographic results obtained can be compared against the measurements taken during the enrollment phase, and the location of the device on the body can be determined.
13 US10534533B2
Messaging sticker applications
Publication/Patent Number: US10534533B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 15/389,219 Filing Date: 2016-12-22 Inventor: Peterson, Adele C.   Sarma, Bhaskar P.   Lindeman, Kevin J.   Garcia, Roberto   Carter, David Alex   Thirumala, Gokul   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: G06F3/0484 Abstract: A messaging system in one embodiment includes a messaging app and one or more sticker extension apps configured to create a sticker image and render a sticker image that is displayed in a view hosted by the messaging app. The messaging app can launch, from a browsable view that includes one or more sticker extension apps, one or more of the sticker extension apps, and a sticker image created by one of the sticker extension apps can be communicated between the sticker extension app and the messaging app through an interprocess communication.
14 US10542405B2
Bluetooth profile fast connect
Publication/Patent Number: US10542405B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 16/240,911 Filing Date: 2019-01-07 Inventor: Srivatsa, Akshay Mangalam   Cotte, Ariane   Dooley, Craig P.   Phan, Duy N.   Ganapathi, Batta Ganesha Adkasthala   Shin, Hyundoo   Sun, Kang   Gillette, Matt I.   Giles, Michael Jason   Watson, Robert D.   Wilson, Sean P.   Hariharan, Sriram   Viswanathan, Sujatha   Wheeler, Todd   Wong, Yilok L.   Shaw, David John   Ranade, Sarang S.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: H04W4/80 Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
15 USD873264S1
Electronic device
Publication/Patent Number: USD873264S1 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 29/649,601 Filing Date: 2018-05-31 Inventor: Akana, Jody   Andre, Bartley K.   Aoyagi, Shota   Ashcroft, Anthony Michael   Bataillou, Jeremy   Coster, Daniel J.   De, Iuliis Daniele   Hankey, M. Evans   Hoenig, Julian   Howarth, Richard P.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Kerr, Duncan Robert   Rohrbach, Matthew Dean   Russell-clarke, Peter   Shaffer, Benjamin Andrew   Silvanto, Mikael   Stringer, Christopher J.   Whang, Eugene Antony   Zörkendörfer, Rico   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC:
16 USD873263S1
Electronic device
Publication/Patent Number: USD873263S1 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 29/637,137 Filing Date: 2018-02-14 Inventor: Akana, Jody   Andre, Bartley K.   Aoyagi, Shota   Ashcroft, Anthony Michael   Bataillou, Jeremy   Coster, Daniel J.   De, Iuliis Daniele   Hankey, M. Evans   Hoenig, Julian   Howarth, Richard P.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Kerr, Duncan Robert   Rohrbach, Matthew Dean   Russell-clarke, Peter   Shaffer, Benjamin Andrew   Silvanto, Mikael   Stringer, Christopher J.   Whang, Eugene Antony   Zörkendörfer, Rico   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC:
17 USD873287S1
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Publication/Patent Number: USD873287S1 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 29/668,271 Filing Date: 2018-10-29 Inventor: Akana, Jody   Chaudhri, Imran   Jon, Tiffany   Karunamuni, Chanaka   Lemay, Stephen O.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC:
18 US10532428B2
Interlocking flexible segments formed from a rigid material
Publication/Patent Number: US10532428B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 15/645,780 Filing Date: 2017-07-10 Inventor: Russell-clarke, Peter N.   Nashner, Michael S.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: B23K26/38 Abstract: A method for creating a flexible portion or bending portion within a rigid structure. The method can also be used for creating a flexible structure from a rigid material. The method includes providing a substantially rigid material, such as, but not limited to, metals, alloys, hard plastics, and the like, and selectively removing portions of the rigid material defining a geometric pattern in the rigid material. A bending radius of the flexible portion is defined by the geometric pattern. The rigid structure may be used to create an enclosure, a cover for an electronic device, one or more hinges, or the like.
19 US10534481B2
High aspect ratio capacitive sensor panel
Publication/Patent Number: US10534481B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 15/228,942 Filing Date: 2016-08-04 Inventor: Badaye, Massoud   Mondal, Sudip   Vaze, Sagar Rajiv   Lin, Albert   Zhao, Qian   Tung, Chun-hao   Kang, Sunggu   Zhong, John Z.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: G06F3/044 Abstract: High aspect ratio touch sensor panels are disclosed in which multiple row electrode blocks can be formed in a single row within an active area of the touch sensor panel, each row electrode block including a plurality of vertically adjacent row electrodes, or in some instances only one row electrode. In addition, each column electrode can be separated into multiple column electrode segments, each column electrode segment being vertically oriented and formed in a different column. The column electrode segments associated with any one column electrode can be spread out so that each of these column electrodes segments can be co-located and associated with a different row electrode block.
20 US10541716B1
Radio frequency front-end circuitry amplifier gain calibration systems and methods
Publication/Patent Number: US10541716B1 Publication Date: 2020-01-21 Application Number: 16/146,064 Filing Date: 2018-09-28 Inventor: Vazny, Rastislav   Hur, Joonhoi   Dimpflmaier, Ronald W.   Assignee: Apple inc   IPC: H04B1/40 Abstract: Systems and methods for improving operational efficiency of a radio frequency system, which includes an antenna amplifier unit that amplifies a data stream while the data stream is being wirelessly communicated and another antenna amplifier unit that amplifies another data stream while the other data stream is being wirelessly communicated. The radio frequency system includes a transceiver amplifier unit coupled to the antenna amplifier unit via an electrical connector, in which the transceiver amplifier unit amplifies the data stream while the data stream is being wirelessly communicated, another transceiver amplifier unit coupled to the other antenna amplifier unit via another electrical connector, in which the other transceiver amplifier unit amplifies the other data stream while the other data stream is being wirelessly communicated, and an electrical connector switching device coupled between antenna-sides of the electrical connector and the other electrical connector.