Apple patents granted on 21 April 2015

47 US patents granted on 21 April 2015 and assigned to Apple

1 RE45,474 Electronic device
2 D727,357 Display screen or portion thereof with icon
3 D727,199 Band
4 D727,198 Band
5 D727,197 Band
6 9,015,572 Grouping tables
7 9,015,559 Redundant data storage schemes for multi-die memory systems
8 9,015,557 Simultaneous data transfer and error control to reduce latency and improve throughput to a host
9 9,015,512 Accessory and host battery synchronization
10 9,015,422 Access map-pattern match based prefetch unit for a processor
11 9,015,396 Reducing latency in a peripheral component interconnect express link
12 9,015,384 Methods and apparatus for transporting data through network tunnels
13 9,015,381 Pairing and storage access scheme between a handheld device and a computing system
14 9,015,276 Determining playability of media files with minimal downloading
15 9,015,217 Transcendental and non-linear components using series expansion
16 9,015,216 Fast static rotator/shifter with non two’s complemented decode and fast mask generation
17 9,014,742 Push-to-talk telecommunications system utilizing an voice-over-IP network
18 9,014,697 Wireless network selection
19 9,014,544 User interface for retiming in a media authoring tool
20 9,014,504 Systems and methods for highlight recovery in an image signal processor
21 9,014,394 Systems and methods for retaining a microphone
22 9,014,273 Method and assembly used for vector transfer
23 9,014,183 Buffer transfer service
24 9,014,092 Extension of location status event
25 9,013,933 Memory with redundant sense amplifier
26 9,013,888 Systems and methods for ejecting removable entities from electronic devices
27 9,013,869 Consolidated thermal module
28 9,013,855 Electronic device with automatic mode switching
29 9,013,512 Overscan support
30 9,013,493 Low power display port with arbitrary link clock frequency
31 9,013,491 Low-power GPU states for reducing power consumption
32 9,013,488 Grouping items in a folder
33 9,013,442 SAR ADC with dynamic input scaling and offset adjustment
34 9,013,437 Negative pixel compensation
35 9,013,384 Systems and methods for reducing or eliminating mura artifact using contrast enhanced imagery
36 9,013,308 Three dimensional RF signatures
37 9,013,113 Keyboard backlight driver IC
38 9,012,795 Stacked metal and elastomeric dome for key switch
39 9,012,754 System and method for generating a rhythmic accompaniment for a musical performance
40 9,012,055 Mechanical supports for improving resistance to mechanical stress in battery cells
41 9,011,997 Multi-layered ceramic enclosure
42 9,011,623 Composite enclosure
43 9,011,183 Receptacle connector with circuitry for determining the configuration of a corresponding plug connector mated therewith
44 9,011,179 Assembly of a cable
45 9,011,176 ESD path for connector receptacle
46 9,011,172 Retention mechanism device
47 9,011,161 Retention mechanism device having a lubricating member