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1 US10534452B2
Highly portable media device
Publication/Patent Number: US10534452B2 Publication Date: 2020-01-14 Application Number: 16/052,556 Filing Date: 2018-08-01 Inventor: Jobs steve   Fadell, Anthony M.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/16 Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
2 US2020150785A1
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2020150785A1 Publication Date: 2020-05-14 Application Number: 16/741,616 Filing Date: 2020-01-13 Inventor: Jobs steve   Fadell, Anthony M.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/0362 Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
3 US2019025943A1
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2019025943A1 Publication Date: 2019-01-24 Application Number: 16/052,556 Filing Date: 2018-08-01 Inventor: Jobs steve   Fadell, Anthony M.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/0362 Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
4 US10178546B2
Mobile device activation
Publication/Patent Number: US10178546B2 Publication Date: 2019-01-08 Application Number: 14/486,968 Filing Date: 2014-09-15 Inventor: Bush, Jeffrey   Forstall, Scott   Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Cue, Eddy   De, Atley Dallas   Jobs steve   Gautier, Patrice   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04W4/00 Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.
5 US10440561B2
Mobile device activation
Publication/Patent Number: US10440561B2 Publication Date: 2019-10-08 Application Number: 14/486,968 Filing Date: 2014-09-15 Inventor: Bush, Jeffrey   Forstall, Scott   Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Cue, Eddy   De, Atley Dallas   Jobs steve   Gautier, Patrice   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04W4/00 Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.
6 USD816691S1
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Publication/Patent Number: USD816691S1 Publication Date: 2018-05-01 Application Number: 29/479,212 Filing Date: 2014-01-13 Inventor: Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Ma, Jeffrey   Jobs steve   Goldeen, Rachel   Dudey, Greg   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC:
7 US10061478B2
Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player
Publication/Patent Number: US10061478B2 Publication Date: 2018-08-28 Application Number: 15/081,748 Filing Date: 2016-03-25 Inventor: Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Jobs steve   Wasko, Timothy   Christie, Greg   Chaudhri, Imran   Assignee: APPLE INC.   IPC: G06F3/048 Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
8 US2018152549A1
HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CABLE GROUNDING
Publication/Patent Number: US2018152549A1 Publication Date: 2018-05-31 Application Number: 15/882,010 Filing Date: 2018-01-29 Inventor: Schlub, Robert W.   Zörkendörfer, Rico   Whang, Eugene Antony   Stringer, Christopher J.   Seid, Calvin Q.   Satzger, Douglas B.   Rohrbach, Matthew Dean   Nishibori, Shin   Kerr, Duncan Robert   Jobs steve p   Ive, Jonathan P.   Howarth, Richard P.   De, Iuliis Daniele G.   Coster, Daniel J.   Andre, Bartley K.   Mittleman, Adam D.   Tan, Tang Yew   Dinh, Richard Hung Minh   Hill, Robert J.   Jenks, Kenneth A.   Wang, Erik L.   Hobson, Phillip Michael   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H01Q9/04 Abstract: A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver circuitry may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. Ferrules may be crimped to the coaxial cables. A bracket with extending members may be crimped over the ferrules to ground the coaxial cables to the housing and other conductive elements in the ground plane. The ground plane may contain an antenna slot. A dock connector and flex circuit may overlap the slot in a way that does not affect the resonant frequency of the slot. Electrical components may be isolated from the antenna using isolation elements such as inductors and resistors.
9 US9690447B2
Dynamically changing appearances for user interface elements during drag-and-drop operations
Publication/Patent Number: US9690447B2 Publication Date: 2017-06-27 Application Number: 13/681,385 Filing Date: 2012-11-19 Inventor: Ording, Bas   Jobs steve p   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/048 Abstract: A user interface includes elements whose appearance dynamically changes in dependence upon functions associated with the elements. In the case of an icon that is the destination for a drag-and-drop operation, the image displayed for the icon changes in accordance with the object being dragged to it, to represent the task that will be performed as a result of the drag-and-drop operation. The appearance of other elements involved in drag-and-drop operations can also be varied, to reflect the task at hand. As a result, the user is provided with more intuitive feedback regarding the functions that will be performed by the computer as a result of a drag-and-drop operation.
10 HK1151125A1
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: HK1151125A1 Publication Date: 2017-01-20 Application Number: 11105077 Filing Date: 2008-04-10 Inventor: Woodson, Morgan   Jobs steve   Lindahl, Aram   Girish, Muthya K   Ive, Jonathan P   Fadell, Anthony M   Assignee: APPLE INC.   IPC: G11B
11 US2017210535A1
Packaging
Publication/Patent Number: US2017210535A1 Publication Date: 2017-07-27 Application Number: 15/482,497 Filing Date: 2017-04-07 Inventor: Andre, Bartley K.   Coster, Daniel J.   De, Iullls Daniele   Howarth, Richard P.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Jobs steve   Kerr, Duncan Robert   Nishibori, Shin   Rohrbach, Matthew Dean   Russell-clarke, Peter   Satzger, Douglas B.   Seid, Calvin Q.   Stringer, Christopher J.   Whang, Eugene Antony   ZÖrkendÖrfer, Rico   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: B65D77/26 Abstract: Packaging comprising a base having an interior space for receiving an item, wherein the base includes a bottom surface and one or more side surfaces; a ledge formed along a side surface; and a holder supported by the ledge, wherein the holder includes a retaining mechanism for retaining the item.
12 US9299329B2
Graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player
Publication/Patent Number: US9299329B2 Publication Date: 2016-03-29 Application Number: 11/608,211 Filing Date: 2006-12-07 Inventor: Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Jobs steve   Wasko, Timothy   Christie, Greg   Chaudhri, Imran   Assignee: APPLE INC.   IPC: G06F21/31 Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface are provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
13 US2016313873A1
Graphical User Interface and Methods of Use Thereof in a Multimedia Player
Publication/Patent Number: US2016313873A1 Publication Date: 2016-10-27 Application Number: 15/081,748 Filing Date: 2016-03-25 Inventor: Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Jobs steve   Wasko, Timothy   Christie, Greg   Chaudhri, Imran   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/0482 Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
14 US2016149995A1
Transfer and synchronization of media data
Publication/Patent Number: US2016149995A1 Publication Date: 2016-05-26 Application Number: 14/950,560 Filing Date: 2015-11-24 Inventor: Heller, David   Robbin, Jeffrey L.   Cue, Eddy   Wysocki, Christopher R.   Jobs steve   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: H04L29/08 Abstract: Improved methods and systems that facilitate transfer and synchronization of data, namely, media data, between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., portable media player) are disclosed. By coupling the portable media device to different host devices at different times, media data can be transferred between the different host devices. Synchronization of media data between a host device and a portable media device can also take into consideration one or more user synchronization related settings.
15 EP2261909B1
Method and apparatus for use of rotational user inputs
Publication/Patent Number: EP2261909B1 Publication Date: 2016-05-25 Application Number: 10011447.9 Filing Date: 2002-10-22 Inventor: Robbin, Jeffrey   Jobs steve   Schiller, Philc/o Apple. Inc. Ms 3-pat   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G11B20/10 Abstract: Improved approaches for users of computing devices to interact with graphical user interfaces are described. According to one aspect, a rotational user action supplied by a user at a user input device is transformed into linear action with respect to a graphical user interface. According to another aspect, a portion of an extended list of items is displayed by a graphical user interface and, through rotational user actions at a user input device, the portion of the list being displayed can be varied with welcomed ease of use. Although the type of computing device can vary, the improved approaches are particularly well-suited for use with a portable media player.
16 EP2256741B1
Highly portable media device
Publication/Patent Number: EP2256741B1 Publication Date: 2016-04-20 Application Number: 10177433.9 Filing Date: 2005-12-21 Inventor: Ive, Jonathan P   Fadell, Anthony M   Jobs steve   Woodson, Morgan   Lindahl, Aram   Girish, Muthya K   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G11B27/34 Abstract: A portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
17 HK1151126A1
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: HK1151126A1 Publication Date: 2016-01-22 Application Number: 11105078 Filing Date: 2008-04-10 Inventor: Woodson, Morgan   Jobs steve   Lindahl, Aram   Girish, Muthya K   Ive, Jonathan P   Fadell, Anthony M   Assignee: APPLE INC.   IPC: G11B
18 USD748622S1
Portable display device
Publication/Patent Number: USD748622S1 Publication Date: 2016-02-02 Application Number: 29/467,742 Filing Date: 2013-09-23 Inventor: Akana, Jody   Andre, Bartley K.   Coster, Daniel J.   De, Iuliis Daniele   Hankey, M. Evans   Howarth, Richard P.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Jobs steve   Kerr, Duncan Robert   Nishibori, Shin   Rohrbach, Matthew Dean   Russell-clarke, Peter   Stringer, Christopher J.   Whang, Eugene Antony   Zörkendörfer, Rico   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC:
19 US8993866B2
Highly portable media device
Publication/Patent Number: US8993866B2 Publication Date: 2015-03-31 Application Number: 13/566,977 Filing Date: 2012-08-03 Inventor: Jobs steve   Fadell, Anthony M.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G10H7/00 Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
20 US2015234482A1
HIGHLY PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE
Publication/Patent Number: US2015234482A1 Publication Date: 2015-08-20 Application Number: 14/631,614 Filing Date: 2015-02-25 Inventor: Jobs steve   Fadell, Anthony M.   Ive, Jonathan P.   Assignee: Apple Inc.   IPC: G06F3/0362 Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.