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US10534452B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10534452B2
Publication Date: 2020-01-14
Application Number: 16/052,556
Filing Date: 2018-08-01
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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US2019025943A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2019025943A1
Publication Date: 2019-01-24
Application Number: 16/052,556
Filing Date: 2018-08-01
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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US10440561B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10440561B2
Publication Date: 2019-10-08
Application Number: 14/486,968
Filing Date: 2014-09-15
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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US10178546B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10178546B2
Publication Date: 2019-01-08
Application Number: 14/486,968
Filing Date: 2014-09-15
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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US10061478B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10061478B2
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
Application Number: 15/081,748
Filing Date: 2016-03-25
Assignee: APPLE INC.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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USD816691S1
Publication/Patent Number: USD816691S1
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Application Number: 29/479,212
Filing Date: 2014-01-13
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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US2018152549A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2018152549A1
Publication Date: 2018-05-31
Application Number: 15/882,010
Filing Date: 2018-01-29
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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US9690447B2
Publication/Patent Number: US9690447B2
Publication Date: 2017-06-27
Application Number: 13/681,385
Filing Date: 2012-11-19
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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HK1151125A1
Publication/Patent Number: HK1151125A1
Publication Date: 2017-01-20
Application Number: 11105077
Filing Date: 2008-04-10
Assignee: APPLE INC.
IPC: G11B
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US2017210535A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2017210535A1
Publication Date: 2017-07-27
Application Number: 15/482,497
Filing Date: 2017-04-07
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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HK1151126A1
Publication/Patent Number: HK1151126A1
Publication Date: 2016-01-22
Application Number: 11105078
Filing Date: 2008-04-10
Assignee: APPLE INC.
IPC: G11B
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US2016313873A1
Publication/Patent Number: US2016313873A1
Publication Date: 2016-10-27
Application Number: 15/081,748
Filing Date: 2016-03-25
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less
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EP2256741B1
Publication/Patent Number: EP2256741B1
Publication Date: 2016-04-20
Application Number: 10177433.9
Filing Date: 2005-12-21
Assignee: Apple Inc.
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. 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 ...More ...Less