46 Patents Granted to Apple on Valentine’s Day

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what do 46 patents a day get Apple?  Apple, with it’s now nearly 19,000 US patents, is hoping they keep the competition away.

These newly-issue patents cover some pretty cool stuff, from bumpers that activate when the phone senses it is being dropped to protect the screen, to a camera that activates when a locked phone senses that it is being held in a position to take a photo, to a method of determining the orientation of a stylus relative to a touch screen to more accurately map the location of the stylus relative to the screen.  A list of 46 US patents granted to Apple on February 14, 2017 follows:

 

1

9571321

Methods and systems for OFDM using code division multiplexing

2

9571558

Generating a dynamic user interface representing an arbitrary content provider back-end

3

9570367

Ultra fine pitch PoP coreless package

4

9570775

Thin film transfer battery systems

5

9571739

Camera timer

6

9572014

Service provider activation with subscriber identity module policy

7

9572120

Synchronization requests to reduce power consumption

8

9572190

Device and method for associating with WiFi networks

9

9571150

Screen protection using actuated bumpers

10

9571233

Providing acknowledgement information by a wireless device

11

9568772

Displays with elevated backlight efficiency

12

9569089

Portable electronic device with multi-touch input

13

9569102

Device, method, and graphical user interface with interactive popup views

14

9568604

Optically gated detector arrangement

15

9568954

Cover for an electronic device

16

9569045

Stylus tilt and orientation estimation from touch sensor panel images

17

9571735

Digital camera having low power capture mode

18

9571745

Illumination systems and methods for computer imagers

19

9572105

WLAN system with opportunistic transitioning to a low power state for power management

20

9572172

Adaptive scheduling of voice traffic in a multi-carrier communication environment

21

D778942

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

22

9569053

Wide dynamic range capacitive sensing

23

9569816

Debanding image data using bit depth expansion

24

9569080

Map language switching

25

9569078

User interface tools for cropping and straightening image

26

9569169

Using a plurality of buffers to provide audio for synchronized playback to multiple audio devices having separate device clocks

27

9569750

Utilizing a social network account to provide additional functionality to a gaming network account

28

9570108

Mapping pixels to underlying assets in computer graphics

29

9569806

Dynamic presentation of location-specific information

30

9571714

Apparatus and method for automatically activating a camera application based on detecting an intent to capture a photograph or a video

31

9571827

Techniques for adaptive video streaming

32

9571846

Data storage and access in block processing pipelines

33

9571912

Deformable ear tip for earphone and method therefor

34

9571936

Audio speaker having a high-saturation magnetic insert

35

9571970

Evaluating location based on multiple data sources

36

9572059

Missed rank report in dual network radio resource management

37

9572062

Methods and apparatus for managing radio measurements during discontinuous reception

38

9568704

Temperature based control of voice coil motor

39

9568971

Solid state drive with self-refresh power saving mode

40

9572175

Conditional transmission deferral for dual wireless band coexistence

41

D778904

Electronic device

42

D778912

Crown for electronic device

43

D778939

Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface

44

D778835

Power module

45

D778905

Electronic device

46

D778941

Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface

 

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