Apple patents granted on 24 February 2015

63 US patents granted on 24 February 2015 and assigned to Apple

1 8,966,574 Centralized operation management
2 8,966,470 Remote content updates for portable media devices
3 8,966,447 Capturing and displaying state of automated user-level testing of a graphical user interface application
4 8,966,429 Bit slice elements utilizing through device routing
5 8,966,408 Removable clip with user interface
6 8,966,396 Information management with non-hierarchical views
7 8,966,394 System and method for playlist generation based on similarity data
8 8,966,375 Management of application programs on a portable electronic device
9 8,966,371 Metadata for providing media content
10 8,966,367 Anchor override for a media-editing application with an anchored timeline
11 8,966,319 Obtaining debug information from a flash memory device
12 8,966,285 Securing implementation of a cryptographic process having fixed or dynamic keys
13 8,966,279 Securing the implementation of a cryptographic process using key expansion
14 8,966,238 Personalization of shared electronic devices
15 8,966,209 Efficient allocation policies for a system having non-volatile memory
16 8,966,138 Communication between a host device and an accessory using multiple-endpoint identification
17 8,966,134 Cross-over and bypass configurations for high-speed data transmission
18 8,965,933 Multi-tiered caches in data rendering
19 8,965,929 Manipulating electronic backups
20 8,965,828 Inferring user mood based on user and group characteristic data
21 8,965,774 Automatic detection of audio compression parameters
22 8,965,696 Providing navigation instructions while operating navigation application in background
23 8,965,693 Geocoded data detection and user interfaces for same
24 8,965,449 Devices and methods for providing access to internal component
25 8,965,407 Collaborative location-based search results
26 8,965,353 Wireless location optimization
27 8,965,352 Device with reduced communication-protocol transition time
28 8,965,349 Interactive application sharing
29 8,965,338 Network access control methods and apparatus
30 8,965,312 Momentary burst protocol for wireless communication
31 8,965,269 Conference room mode of a media device
32 8,965,119 Color balance tools for editing images
33 8,965,030 Seamless earbud structures and methods for making the same
34 8,964,838 Video coding system using sub-channels and constrained prediction references to protect against data transmission errors
35 8,964,680 Radio multiplexer aware TCP layer
36 8,964,490 Write driver circuit with low voltage bootstrapping for write assist
37 8,964,469 Off-die charge pump that supplies multiple flash devices
38 8,964,466 Storage at M bits/cell density in N bits/cell analog memory cell devices, M>N
39 8,964,420 Zero voltage switching in flyback converters with variable input voltages
40 8,964,383 Optimized vent walls in electronic devices
41 8,964,352 Mounting structures for components in electronic devices
42 8,964,040 High dynamic range image registration using motion sensor data
43 8,963,962 Display of multiple images
44 8,963,959 Adaptive graphic objects
45 8,963,946 Non-real-time dither using a programmable matrix
46 8,963,938 Modified quality of service (QoS) thresholds
47 8,963,904 Clock feedthrough and crosstalk reduction method
48 8,963,803 Method for synchronizing content displayed on multiple devices in an array
49 8,963,799 Mirroring graphics content to an external display
50 8,963,797 Display driving architectures
51 8,963,794 Distributed loop antennas
52 8,963,784 Antenna with folded monopole and loop modes
53 8,963,782 Cavity-backed antenna for tablet device
54 8,963,695 Haptic alert device having a linear vibrator
55 8,963,686 System and method for situational location relevant invocable speed reference
56 8,963,666 Programmable magnetic connectors
57 8,963,587 Clock generation using fixed dividers and multiplex circuits
58 8,963,311 PoP structure with electrically insulating material between packages
59 8,963,036 Capacitive dome switch
60 8,963,033 Cam-action anti-roll button
61 8,961,231 Retention mechanisms for electrical connectors
62 8,961,091 Fastener made of bulk amorphous alloy
63 8,960,818 Compact ejectable component assemblies in electronic devices