Immerse yourself in the world of pioneering inventions with our curated collection of the most interesting and innovative patent applications recently published. These game-changing concepts embody the advancements being made across various industries, pushing the boundaries of what's possible and redefining our future. Explore these groundbreaking patents that offer a glimpse of technology, design, and innovation that could possibly transform our lives.
Power Rails For Stacked Semiconductor Device
This invention is about a new way to build layered computer chip components with built-in power connections. It involves creating a multi-level structure on a chip, making holes through the chip to reach different layers, and then filling these holes with insulating and conductive materials to connect the power supply to each layer.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD..
NANOSTRUCTURED CHANNEL REGIONS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
This invention is about a semiconductor device that has tiny, structured channels built into it to improve its performance, and it also describes how to make this device. The device features a combination of horizontal and vertical nano-sized channels within its structure, which are surrounded by other essential parts like the source/drain region and the gate structure.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba.
FULL DUPLEX RADAR POSITIONAL FEEDBACK AND UPDATE
This invention is a radar system that can send and receive signals at the same time using one antenna. It has a special part that reduces the interference caused by its own transmitted signals, and this part adjusts itself based on the antenna's position to make sure it works correctly.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY.
APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR IN-SITU FIELD ALIGNMENT DETECTION FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
This invention is a system that uses a computer to analyze images of marks made by two different lasers on the surface where something is being printed in 3D. By comparing where the marks actually are to where they should be, the system can tell if the lasers are not lined up correctly.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD..
SECURE ACTUATION WITH IN-EAR ELECTRONIC DEVICE
This invention is about a type of earphone that can be placed inside the ear and can detect electrical signals from the ear canal. It uses these signals to control audio playback and can send information back wirelessly without needing its own power source to transmit data.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD..
ADAPTIVE SERVICE LEVEL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM
This invention is a system that embeds special instructions, called packet contracts, into data packets traveling over a network. These instructions help track whether the network services are meeting the agreed quality levels by collecting data as the packets move through the network.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD..
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PHYSICAL LAYER PROTOCOL DATA UNIT
This invention is about a way to send and receive data in wireless networks using a special kind of signal called a PPDU, which includes a sequence that helps devices communicate more efficiently. It improves the quality of the signal across different bandwidths and when multiple streams of data are being sent at the same time.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: The Boeing Company.
PRIORITIZED STORAGE AND TRANSMISSION TOOL FOR OPTIMIZED TELEMETRY UNIT MEMORY ALLOCATION
This invention is a system that sorts different streams of data by how important they are to send first. It then decides how to assign these data streams to different transmitters and predicts if the data needs to be stored before sending, which helps in figuring out how much memory each stream will need.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION.
FILAMENT SEALING LAYER FOR BIODEGRADABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF
This invention is about a biodegradable electrochemical device that has special layers to hold everything together, including a 3D-printed layer that seals the two main parts of the device. It also describes a way to make this sealing layer using 3D printing technology.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION.
EXTRUDED SEALING LAYER FOR BIODEGRADABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE AND METHODS THEREOF
This invention is about a special layer used to seal parts of a biodegradable electrochemical device, like a battery, which helps keep everything inside in place. It also describes a way to make this sealing layer by extruding, which is a process that shapes material by pushing it through a mold.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
TECHNOLOGIES FOR TRANSPARENT FUNCTION AS A SERVICE ARBITRATION FOR EDGE SYSTEMS
This invention is about a system that manages how tasks are assigned to different service providers in networks that are close to the users (edge systems). It involves a central unit (edge gateway) that receives requests for services, checks which service provider can do the job, prepares the request for the specific provider, and then sends it off to be completed.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
Microelectronic assemblies are tiny electronic structures that include a base layer made of an insulating material with two sides. On one side, there's a layer of one type of material, and on top of that, there's another layer made of a different type of material.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
PROTECTING DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN A SECURE APPLICATION AND NETWORKED DEVICES
This invention is about a system that helps keep data safe when it's being sent from a secure app to other devices over a network. It uses a special protected area in the computer's processor to encrypt the data, then moves it to a shared space and sends it securely to another device, making sure the data hasn't been tampered with by including a way to check its authenticity.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
TECHNIQUES FOR SHARED PRIVATE DATA OBJECTS IN A TRUSTED EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT
This invention is about a secure way to share private data through a system that uses a special secure area (trusted execution environment) and a record-keeping technology (distributed ledger). It uses a set of rules in the form of a computer program (smart contract) to manage who can access and change the data, ensuring that there's only one official version of the data and that all changes are made consistently.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICES WITH TRANSISTORS HAVING ANGLED GATES
This invention is about a new design for transistors on computer chips, where the control part of the transistor (the gate) is placed at an angle between 10 and 80 degrees to the main part it controls. This angled approach can help fit more transistors into a smaller space and reduce performance issues as parts get tinier.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
HEAT REMOVAL IN INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH TRANSISTORS AND DOUBLE-SIDED METAL INTERCONNECTS
This invention is about a method to cool down computer chips (integrated circuits) by using special materials that conduct heat but don't conduct electricity. These materials are placed on both sides of the chip to help get rid of heat more efficiently without interfering with the electrical functions of the transistors.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
TECHNIQUES FOR PREVENTING READ DISTURB IN NAND MEMORY
This invention is about a method to stop errors from happening in a type of computer memory called NAND when it's read many times. It does this by keeping an eye on how often small sections are read and, if it's too much, moving the data from that section and nearby areas to a safer place before the whole memory block is affected.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
PROGRAMMABLE COARSE GRAINED AND SPARSE MATRIX COMPUTE HARDWARE WITH ADVANCED SCHEDULING
This invention is about a special kind of computer processor that can handle different types of calculations at the same time, and it's especially good at working with data that has lots of gaps or zeros in it. It has a smart system to decide which part of the processor should do each job, and it can work with two levels of gappy data, using a special memory setup to manage it all efficiently.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
PRUNING ACTIVATIONS AND WEIGHTS OF NEURAL NETWORKS WITH PROGRAMMABLE THRESHOLDS
This invention is about making neural networks simpler by removing less important data (activations or weights) that are below a certain cutoff value, which helps to speed up the network's calculations. It involves finding the right cutoff value that doesn't reduce the network's performance too much, and then adjusting the network to automatically remove the unimportant data based on this value.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION.
MEMORY SAFETY WITH SINGLE MEMORY TAG PER ALLOCATION
This invention is about a processor that uses a special register to handle memory addresses safely. It checks if the details in the memory address match a security tag before allowing any memory operations, helping to prevent errors or security issues.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation.
GLOBAL CONTEXT VISION TRANSFORMER
A vision transformer is a type of artificial intelligence that learns to recognize patterns in images by focusing on specific parts of the picture. The invention described here improves upon this by allowing the AI to understand the entire image as a whole, which helps it recognize patterns and relationships between distant parts of the image that are far apart.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG.
METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT ROAD USERS
This invention is a method for sharing information about nearby people and objects (like cars and pedestrians) using sensors on a vehicle. It organizes the information into a grid with details like location, speed, when they were spotted, and what kind of object or person they are.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG.
METHOD FOR ANONYMIZING MOVEMENT DATA
This invention is about a way to keep the location and travel information of people using GPS devices private. It either sends their movement data through other cars first or changes the details about their location and time slightly before it gets sent to a server.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC..
FAILOVER AND RECOVERY FOR REPLICATED DATA INSTANCES
This invention is about a system that keeps a backup copy of a database in a different place, which is constantly updated to match the main database. If the main database fails or has issues, the system automatically switches to the backup to keep everything running smoothly.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION.
ACTINIC RAY-SENSITIVE OR RADIATION-SENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIST FILM, POSITIVE TONE PATTERN FORMING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE
This invention is about a special type of resin that reacts to light or radiation and can be used to create very stable and precise patterns. These patterns are useful for making detailed parts in electronic devices.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION.
DEFECT REMOVAL DEVICE, DEFECT REMOVAL METHOD, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE
This invention is a device and method for precisely removing flaws from the surface of semiconductor materials, which are used in making electronic devices. It works by first detecting the defects using a special light source, then zapping them away with a laser, while an alignment system ensures the light and laser are accurately targeted at the defects.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Google LLC.
Multi-Cut Display-Panel Design Enabling System Integration into Two or More End Products
This invention is about a type of screen that can be cut in different ways to fit into various electronic devices. It's designed to save money and improve the performance and reliability of these devices by using one screen that can be adjusted to different sizes and shapes.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Google LLC.
Change Impact Simulation Analysis
This invention is a computer system that can simulate changes to a network to predict how those changes will affect the network's operation. It takes in proposed adjustments, creates a model network with these changes, analyzes the flow of data in this model, and then produces a report on the potential impact of the changes.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Google LLC.
Streaming Speech-to-speech Model With Automatic Speaker Turn Detection
This invention is a method for a computer program to recognize when one person has finished speaking and another is about to start during a conversation. It listens to the speech, figures out when someone has stopped talking, and then processes the speech into a new audio format that can be understood or translated.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Google LLC.
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL INK GENERATION AND EDITING
This invention is about a computer system that can learn how to copy someone's handwriting style and then make changes to the written text while keeping the same style. It does this by studying examples of the person's writing and then using that knowledge to create new text that looks like the person wrote it, even if they didn't.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Google LLC.
Coordinated Container Scheduling For Improved Resource Allocation In Virtual Computing Environment
This invention is about a method for managing computer resources more efficiently when running virtual containers. It involves a system where a hypervisor (software that creates and runs virtual machines) and a container scheduler (software that manages the containers within those virtual machines) talk to each other to keep track of and allocate the computer's resources, like memory and processing power, to where they're needed most.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCELERATING AND OPTIMIZING GROUPWISE COMPARISON IN RELATIONAL DATABASES
This invention is about a system and method that improves the way SQL (a database query language) statements are processed when comparing groups of data trends within a database. It works by breaking down the SQL statement into smaller parts, combining these parts in the most efficient way, and then executing the statement using the least costly method to speed up the comparison process.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
USING INTERCHANGEABLE NON-COMPUTE RESOURCES FOR CLOUD-BASED APPLICATIONS
This invention is about a system that can switch between different support services (like storage or networking) for cloud applications. It works by using special keys to connect to these services and can easily change which service it's using when needed.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
ALLEVIATING CELL CONGESTION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS
This invention helps reduce data traffic jams in wireless networks by measuring how busy each connection is and then managing the network's overall traffic based on those measurements. It slows down the data flow for devices using a lot of bandwidth to ensure the network runs smoothly for everyone.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
SECURE MANAGEMENT OF DEVICES
This invention is about a method for controlling different kinds of electronic devices remotely. It uses special templates to set up the devices automatically and safely, fixing any issues and adding secret codes when the devices connect to the main control server.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
SUB-PIXEL DATA SIMULATION SYSTEM
A computer device uses a processor to create a fake world and uses a technique called ray tracing to make a picture of this world. The processor also figures out extra detailed information for smaller parts within each pixel of the picture and saves this information in an image file.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
AUTOMATIC ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATASETS
This invention is a method for automatically comparing two sets of complex data that have multiple aspects or dimensions. It identifies the reasons for any differences between the datasets and presents the findings, making it easier to understand how and why the data varies.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
DOCUMENT SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT BYPASSES REDUNDANT TRANSACTIONS
This invention is a system for keeping files in two different locations updated with each other. It does this by checking when files are changed and only updating the ones that haven't been updated since the last check, skipping any unnecessary extra steps.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
CLUSTERING SUGGESTIONS FOR PARTIAL QUERY AUTO-COMPLETION
This invention is about a system that offers a variety of different auto-complete options when you start typing a search, making it easier to find the exact term you're looking for. It organizes these suggestions into groups and sub-topics, which are displayed in a way that's easy to view and choose from.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
SUSTAINABILITY-AWARE DATA CENTER WORKLOAD MANAGEMENT
This invention is about managing computer tasks in data centers in an environmentally friendly way. It chooses the best data center to handle the work based on where renewable energy, like sunlight, is available and other environmental factors, helping to reduce harm to the environment.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
METHOD AND SYSTEM OF INTELLIGENTLY GENERATING HELP DOCUMENTATION
This invention is about a system that creates help guides for software by looking at the data on how many people use the software to figure out what tasks they need help with. It then uses a machine-learning model to write the help guides by tracking the steps users take to complete these tasks and labeling each step.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
MOVEMENT-BASED TOUCH-SENSOR RECALIBRATION CONTROL
This invention is about an electronic device that has a screen you can touch to control it and a sensor that detects when the device is moving. The device can automatically adjust how well the touch screen works, based on how much it's being moved, to make sure touches are always recognized correctly.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
GAZE BASED VIDEO STREAM PROCESSING
This invention is about a method that changes the quality of multiple video streams depending on where a user is likely looking. It reduces the quality of videos that the user is not focusing on, while maintaining or improving quality where the user's gaze is estimated to be.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
TIMING MECHANISM FOR FOLDABLE COMPUTING DEVICE
This invention is a foldable computer that has two parts connected by a hinge with a bendable screen. The hinge has special parts that work together to make sure both sides of the computer fold at the same rate and in the right way.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
COMPUTING DEVICE WITH HINGE AND FLEXIBLE DISPLAY
This invention is about a foldable computer that has two parts connected by a hinge, and a screen that can bend across both parts and the hinge. The hinge has special parts that help it rotate and support the bendable screen when the computer is opened or closed.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company, KWANGWOON UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY- ACADEMIC COLLABORATION FOUNDATION, KIA CORPORATION.
INTER PREDICTION-BASED VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING
This invention is about a method for compressing and decompressing video by breaking down a video frame into smaller blocks, predicting their movement, and then combining these predictions to recreate the original block more efficiently. It uses motion data to create a predicted version of each block, which helps to reduce the amount of data needed to store and transmit videos.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA CORPORATION.
ROAD SLOPE ESTIMATION METHOD FOR A VEHICLE
This invention is a method for figuring out the slope of a road using a vehicle's systems. It uses a vehicle's acceleration sensor to get a basic slope, adjusts it with special correction values for speeding up, slowing down, and turning, and then uses this final slope to help control the vehicle.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company, KIA CORPORATION.
ANODELESS ALL-SOLID-STATE BATTERY
This invention is about a special type of battery that doesn't have a traditional liquid or gel-like anode, but instead uses solid materials for all its parts. It has layers including a metal that can mix with lithium to work efficiently and safely as the battery's negative side, without needing a separate anode material.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA.
POWER STORAGE DEVICE
A power storage device is made up of a series of battery modules stacked together and held in place by two strong plates on either side. It also has protective side walls and several stoppers to keep the stack secure, with extra reinforcement features on the plates for added stability.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD
This invention is about a computer system that learns how to predict the quality of service for applications built with microservices. It does this by using lots of examples that include information about the application's workload and resource usage, along with the actual quality of service, to train a model to make accurate predictions.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC..
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MITIGATING LANE-CHANGE DISTURBANCE BASED ON COOPERATIVE MANEUVERING
This invention is about a system that helps reduce problems caused by cars changing lanes. It works by checking traffic patterns and, if necessary, asking nearby connected cars to either move to a different lane or adjust their speed to make space for the car that's changing lanes.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA.
AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CHARGING BATTERY OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE
This invention is about a self-driving car that can charge its own battery using solar power. The car can find places where it can get more sunlight to generate more electricity and drive itself there to charge up more efficiently.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Toyota Research Institute, Inc..
DEPTH ESTIMATION WITH SPARSE RANGE SENSOR DEPTH AND UNCERTAINTY PROJECTION
This invention is about a way to figure out how far away things are in a picture by using a special depth model that takes into account both limited data from a distance-measuring sensor and how uncertain that data is. It works by taking an image of a place, creating a 3D map of points from the sensor data, figuring out how reliable that data is, and then using all this information to make a detailed map showing the depth for each part of the image.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD..
TESTING METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM BASED ON SOFTSIM
This invention is about a way to test mobile devices using a virtual SIM card (SoftSIM) provided by a cloud server. It allows devices to be tested on real networks without the need for many physical SIM cards, saving time and money by using a flexible, software-based approach.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD..
METHOD OF TRANSFERRING MICRO-LIGHT EMITTING DIODE FOR LED DISPLAY
This invention is about a way to move tiny LEDs onto a screen where they can make up the picture by spraying them like ink from a printer. Each little LED is special because it can shine light in two different directions.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD..
METHOD OF PERSONALIZED IMAGE AND VIDEO SEARCHING BASED ON A NATURAL LANGUAGE QUERY, AND AN APPARATUS FOR THE SAME
This invention is a way to search for pictures and videos using simple language that includes someone's name. It first hides the name to keep the search private, then uses a special system to find and rank images by how likely they are to show the person you're looking for.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD..
SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING OF LARGE-SCALE STREAMING DATA
This invention is a system that handles and processes huge amounts of data in real-time as it's created during manufacturing. It uses a central master service to organize the data and direct multiple processing units (pods) to do specific tasks on the data efficiently.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD..
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING CONVOLUTION OPERATION IN NEURAL NETWORK
This invention describes a way to efficiently do a math task (convolution) in a brain-like computer system (neural network) by smartly using the same data multiple times. It creates a new data map by combining small pieces of information (weights) from a filter (kernel) with the original data (input feature map) and putting the results together in a specific order.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
IN-BOX SOFTWARE UPDATES
This invention describes a method where an electronic device can update its software by itself once it's plugged into a power source. It uses a wireless connection to get permission from another device, then connects to the internet to download and install the update.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
RANKING WIRELESS STREAMING DEVICES BASED ON PROXIMITY
This invention is about a method for a mobile device to figure out how far away and in what direction different speakers or screens are located. Then, when someone picks a song or video on their phone, the phone suggests which speaker or screen to use based on how close and which way it is.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FOR REAL-TIME APPLICATIONS
This invention helps manage internet traffic for live applications on devices by monitoring the quality of the Wi-Fi connection and sharing this information with other devices. It detects when a real-time app is being used, checks how well the Wi-Fi is working, and sends updates to maintain a good connection for the app.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
APPLE DUAL CONCENTRIC SPHERICAL MICROPHONE ARRAY
This invention is a special type of microphone that has two layers: an inner ball with microphones attached to it and an outer 12-sided shape (dodecahedron) with more microphones at each corner, all centered around the same point. Both layers of microphones are designed to capture sound from all directions equally well.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
Predictive Media Routing
This invention is about a system that can guess which device you might want to use to play your media, like videos or music, by looking at information from your current device and any other devices you could use. It then shows you a list of devices it thinks you'll choose or even sends your media to the one it thinks is most likely, without you having to pick it yourself.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
TECHNIQUES FOR ANONYMOUS RATE LIMITING FOR SERVICES
This invention describes a way for a device to access online services without revealing its identity, by creating a special access code that is mixed with some random data. If the device doesn't use the service too often (staying below a set limit), it can keep using the service after the server checks and approves the access code.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
PASSKEY MANAGEMENT AND SHARING
This invention is about a method for handling and sharing login details like passwords and codes between electronic devices. When a device gets a user's request to log into an online service, it sends secure login information that doesn't include the actual private key, which was created by a different device linked to the same user account.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
GRANTING PERMISSIONS AND ACCESSES TO DEVICES AND THIRD PARTIES
This invention is about a way to let a property owner give a service that handles bookings (like an Airbnb) the power to create access tokens for devices like smart locks. When the owner agrees, the system checks if the device can be shared, and if it's okay, it creates a special file that confirms the service is allowed to make these access tokens.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
GENERATING AND MANAGING GROUP IDENTITIES
This invention is about a way to make and handle groups of users online, where the group acts like one unit. It keeps individual users' information private by using special group keys to get into shared resources, and members show they belong to the group with their own unique keys.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
TECHNIQUES FOR PEER-TO-PEER KEY VERIFICATION
This invention describes a method where one electronic device can safely check if another device is trustworthy by using a secure list of user identities and public keys managed by a central server. When the first device gets an updated secure list from the server, it can check this list against previous versions to make sure everything matches up before continuing to use the server for confirming that users really own the keys they claim to have.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
METHOD FOR ENHANCED DIRECT SECONDARY CELL ACTIVATION
This invention is about a new way to improve the connection between a mobile device and a 5G network. It involves the mobile device getting special instructions from the network to activate an additional channel, which helps it receive data more efficiently using a focused antenna beam.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
WIRELESS CHARGING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES
This invention is a wireless charger that can charge electronic devices through their containers. When a container with a device inside is placed on the charger, it can tell if the device can be charged wirelessly and then sends power through the container to charge the device's battery.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
DROP-IN ON COMPUTING DEVICES BASED ON EVENT DETECTIONS
This invention is about a system that listens for specific sounds in an audio stream and, when it hears them, it sends a notification to a user's device. If allowed, it can start a two-way conversation between the user's device and the system that heard the sound.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
PAYMENT MILESTONES FOR IMPROVED FINANCIAL HEALTH
This invention offers personalized payment plans on credit statements, considering the customer's total debt and payment history, to promote better financial management without overwhelming them with choices. It also includes an interactive display that shows how different payment options will affect the customer's financial health, specifically regarding their credit account.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
AUTOMATIC DIAGNOSTICS AND MITIGATION FOR IMPROVING APPLICATION RESPONSIVENESS
This invention is about a system that automatically finds and shows problems in computer applications by looking at error logs and how the programs operate. It compares these details to find common issues and then displays them in an easy-to-understand way for users to see and fix the problems.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
METHOD OF ACTIVATING AND MANAGING DUAL USER INTERFACE OPERATING MODES
This invention is about a way to switch between two different ways of interacting with a device's operating system. By doing a specific set of actions, the device changes from one mode to another, each with its own way of receiving and understanding user commands.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
PATCHING CODE ALIGNED WITH AN EXECUTING BASE OPERATING SYSTEM
This invention involves keeping an extra copy of important system files on a computer. When updates come in, the computer can apply them to this extra copy without needing to restart, and then switch to using the updated files when it's convenient.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
VIRTUAL RESTRUCTURING FOR PATCHING COMPRESSED DISK IMAGES
This invention is about a method to efficiently update software on a computer by working with a virtual copy of the compressed storage data. It rearranges the data to be updated, applies the changes virtually, and then saves the updated version back to the storage, ensuring accuracy through a validation process.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
A system is created to automatically connect pieces of a program to other parts or values when the program is being loaded into a computer's memory. This system uses a special linker and the computer's core functions to figure out these connections and store them efficiently for quick access.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: APPLE INC..
Folded Optics Camera with Tilt Actuator
This invention is a camera that uses a special design with mirrors and lenses to bend light (folded optics) and has a mechanism (tilt actuator) that can adjust the angle of the mirrors. This allows the camera to change the direction it's looking without moving the whole device, and can also move the lenses to focus or zoom.Published: 2023-12-07 Assignee: Adobe Inc..
Context-Based Copy-Paste Systems
This invention is about a smart copy-paste system for computers that can understand the surroundings of an object you want to copy. When you paste the object, the system automatically adjusts it to fit well with the new location's other objects.Published: 2023-11-30 Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD..
CONDUCTIVE RAIL STRUCTURE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
This invention is about a design for a part of an electronic chip that includes a special pathway, called a conductive rail, which helps electricity flow between two upright parts on the chip's base. The top of this pathway is designed to be level with the tops of the two upright parts it connects.