US Patent Application Review Series

Assignee: Apple Inc.
Patent Application Publishing Date: 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2009

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A61 A61B 05/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A63 A63B 22/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A63B 24/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B01 B01J 19/08 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B21 B21D 53/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B23 B23P 11/00 B23P 13/04 B23P 17/04 B23P 19/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 F28 F28D 15/00 . 6 6 G01 G01C 21/00 . G01C 21/16 . 6 G01C 21/30 . 6 G01C 21/34 . G01D 01/00 . 7 G01J 01/44 . 7 G01K 13/00 . 8 G01L 05/00 . G01N 27/00 . 8 G01P 03/00 . 8 G01P 15/00 . 8 G01P 15/105 9 G01R 27/00 . 10 G01R 31/04 . 11 G01R 31/26 . G01R 31/28 . G01R 31/36 . 11 G01S 01/00 . 11 G01S 05/00 . 12 12 G03 G03F 07/20 . 13 13 G04 G04G 13/02 . 13 14 G05 G05B 19/00 . 14 G05D 23/00 . G05F 01/00 . 15 G05F 01/10 . 15 G05F 01/46 . 16 17 G06 17 G06F 01/00 . G06F 01/12 . G06F 01/14 . 18 G06F 01/16 . 18 G06F 01/18 . 19 G06F 01/20 . 19 G06F 01/24 . G06F 01/26 . 20 G06F 01/28 . 20 G06F 01/32 . 20 G06F 03/00 . 21 G06F 03/01 . 21 G06F 03/02 . G06F 03/033 21 G06F 03/038 21 G06F 03/041 G06F 03/043 G06F 03/044 22 G06F 03/045 22 G06F 03/048 23 G06F 03/12 . G06F 03/14 . 24 G06F 03/16 . 24 G06F 05/06 . G06F 07/00 . 24 G06F 07/08 . 24 G06F 07/10 . G06F 07/44 . 24 G06F 09/00 . 24 G06F 09/24 .

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B29 B29C 47/06 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B29C 65/50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B29C 69/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B32 B32B 03/00 B32B 05/12 B32B 27/10 B32B 27/36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B44 B44C 01/22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B65 B65D 81/02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B65D 85/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D03 D03D 25/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D04 D04H 13/00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E04 E04C 02/54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 US Patent Applications Review of Apple Inc.

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G06F 09/44 . G06F 09/45 . G06F 09/46 . G06F 11/00 . G06F 11/22 . G06F 11/27 . G06F 11/30 . G06F 12/00 . G06F 12/02 . G06F 12/08 . G06F 12/10 . G06F 13/00 . G06F 13/12 . G06F 13/14 . G06F 13/24 . G06F 13/26 . G06F 13/28 . G06F 13/42 . G06F 15/00 . G06F 15/16 . G06F 15/173 G06F 15/177 G06F 17/00 . G06F 17/20 . G06F 17/22 . G06F 17/24 . G06F 17/30 . G06F 19/00 . G06F 21/00 . G06F 21/02 . G06K 09/00 . G06K 09/20 . G06K 09/34 . G06K 09/36 . G06K 09/40 . G06K 09/42 . G06K 09/62 . G06Q 10/00 . G06Q 30/00 . G06Q 40/00 . G06Q 50/00 . G06T 01/00 . G06T 01/20 . G06T 01/60 . G06T 11/20 . G06T 13/00 . G06T 15/00 . G06T 15/70 . G08 G08B 01/08 G08B 05/00 G08B 06/00 G08B 13/14 G08B 21/00 G08C 17/02 G08C 19/12 G08C 21/00 G09 G09F 13/08 G09G 03/00 G09G 03/32 G09G 03/36 G09G 05/00 G09G 05/02 G09G 05/08 G09G 05/10 G09G 05/22 G09G 05/36 G10 G10H 01/36 G10H 07/00 G10L 13/08 G10L 15/26 G10L 19/00 G10L 21/00 G10L 21/04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 G11 G11B 15/04 . 181 G11B 20/18 . 182 G11B 21/08 . 184 G11B 27/02 . 187 G11C 05/14 . 188 G11C 07/00 . 188 G11C 16/06 . 188 G11C 29/00 . 194 G11C 29/04 . 195 197 198 H01 H01F 27/30 . 203 H01F 41/00 . 203 H01H 01/12 . 204 H01H 03/00 . 204 H01H 09/00 . 204 H01H 11/00 . 205 H01H 13/14 . 209 H01H 13/50 . 212 H01H 15/06 . 229 H01H 35/14 . 229 H01J 07/24 . 232 H01J 40/14 . 246 H01L 21/44 . 247 H01L 21/52 . 247 H01L 23/46 . 248 H01L 23/552 268 H01M 02/00 . 269 H01M 02/10 . 270 H01M 02/26 . 270 H01M 04/82 . 273 H01M 06/00 . H01M 06/50 . 274 H01M 10/44 . 276 H01M 10/48 . 277 H01Q 01/24 . 278 H01R 04/66 . 279 H01R 11/00 . 279 H01R 11/30 . 282 H01R 12/00 . 284 H01R 13/40 . 284 H01R 13/44 . 284 H01R 13/58 . 286 H01R 13/648 286 H01R 13/66 . 286 H01R 24/00 . 287 H01R 24/04 . 289 H01R 25/00 . 291 H01R 33/00 . H01R 39/00 . 291 H01R 43/00 . 291 H01R 43/20 . 294 H01S 04/00 . 294 295 H02 296 H02B 01/01 . H02G 03/04 . 300 H02J 03/14 . 300 H02J 07/00 . 302 H02J 07/04 . H02J 07/10 . 302 H02J 09/00 . 302 H02M 03/155 304 304 306 H03 H03B 29/00 . 310 H03G 03/00 . 323 H03G 03/20 . 324 H03G 05/16 . 325 H03G 07/00 . 327 H03K 03/00 . 328 H03K 17/00 . H03K 17/28 . 328 H03K 17/30 . 328 H03K 17/56 . 331 H03K 17/96 . 332 H03K 17/975 333 H03L 07/00 . 334 H03M 01/00 . 335 H03M 07/00 . 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A41D 19/00
Outerwear § Gloves App. No. Title Abstract 20090000010 Assignee Apple Inc. High tactility glove system This invention is directed to a glove system for operating an electronic device. The glove system may include an inner liner and an outer shell. The liner may be formed from any suitable material, including a material that is thin, electrically conductive, has low thermal conductivity, and/or has an x201c;anti-stickyx201d; finish. The outer shell may include at least one aperture through which the inner liner may extend to operate the input mechanism of an electronic device (e.g., on at least one finger tip). In some embodiments, the aperture may be at a finger tip of the outer shell. In some embodiments, a closing mechanism may be used to maintain the aperture closed when the user is not operating the electronic device. For example, an elastic ring may surround the aperture such that, in its non-deformed state, the aperture is substantially closed. The user may elastically deform the ring to allow the liner to pass through the outer shell. 20070627 App. Date 20070628 Pub. Date 20090101

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A44B 11/25
Buttons,pins,buckles,slide fasteners, or the like § Buckles § with two or more separable parts App. No. Title Abstract 20090245931 Assignee Apple Inc. Small lanyard connector for low profile device A miniaturized attachment mechanism for attaching a lanyard to a cell phone, MP3 player or other portable device having a hole in its outer casing is disclosed. The miniaturized attachment mechanism can have one end permanently fastened to a lanyard, and can include a spring-loaded ball detent within a hollow shaft. The hollow shaft diameter can be about 3 millimeters or less, while the diameter of the ball within the hollow shaft can be about 2 millimeters or less. The hollow shaft can be inserted into the casing hole such that the ball detent secures the mechanism to the casing until a pin release is used. In another embodiment, the miniaturized attachment mechanism can include a 1 millimeter shaft having a groove at an insertable end, while the casing encloses a two hole E-ring mechanism adapted to lock onto the groove when the shaft is inserted into the casing hole. 20080401 App. Date 20080325 Pub. Date 20091001

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20090290296 Assignee Apple Inc. Small lanyard connector for low profile device A miniaturized attachment mechanism for attaching a lanyard to a cell phone, MP3 player or other portable device having a hole in its outer casing is disclosed. The miniaturized attachment mechanism can have one end permanently fastened to a lanyard, and can include a spring-loaded ball detent within a hollow shaft. The hollow shaft diameter can be about 3 millimeters or less, while the diameter of the ball within the hollow shaft can be about 2 millimeters or less. The hollow shaft can be inserted into the casing hole such that the ball detent secures the mechanism to the casing until a pin release is used. In another embodiment, the miniaturized attachment mechanism can include a 1 millimeter shaft having a groove at an insertable end, while the casing encloses a two hole E-ring mechanism adapted to lock onto the groove when the shaft is inserted into the casing hole. 20080523 App. Date 20090804 Pub. Date 20091126

A45C 11/00
Purses § Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups

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20090057357 Assignee APPLE INC. Armband for holding an electronic device An armband that holds an electronic device is presented. The armband includes a pouch which includes a window and an opening configured to allow an electronic device to be inserted into the pouch. The armband also includes an arm strap wherein the proximate end of the arm strap is coupled to the pouch, and wherein the arm strap includes holes arranged in a specified pattern; loop cells at specified locations along the length of the arm strap; and a hook cell located at a distal end of the arm strap. The armband further includes a ring coupled to the pouch configured to allow the distal end of the arm strap to be passed through the ring and pulled toward the proximate end of the arm strap so that the hook cell can be coupled to one or more loop cells. 20070830 App. Date 20070904 Pub. Date 20090305

A45F 05/00
Travelling or camp equipment § Holders or carriers for hand articles Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090057357 page 8 20090290296 page 7

A47B 81/00
Tables § Cabinets, racks or shelf units specially adapted for other particular purposes, e.g. for storing guns or skis App. No. Title Abstract 20090097195 Assignee Apple Inc. Hard disk drive with vibration isolators located at mounting points A hard disk drive housing includes cavities where energy absorbing material (e.g., vibration isolators) can be inserted. In one aspect, cavities can be formed within the hard disk drive housing where mounting points are located for mounting the hard disk drive to a chassis. The cavities can be adapted (e.g., threaded) to receive threaded vibration isolators. The vibration isolators can be any size, shape (e.g., annular) and material (e.g., rubber) based on the intended design. 20060613 App. Date 20071015 Pub. Date 20090416

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A47B 91/00
Tables § Feet for furniture in general App. No. Title Abstract 20090175001 Assignee Apple Inc. Enclosure foot assembly and manufacture Wall portions, such as wall portions of electronic device housing components, are provided with one or more foot assemblies. A foot assembly can be formed by creating an internal cavity in an internal surface of the wall portion, an external cavity in an external surface of the wall portion, and a hollow passageway extending through the wall portion and between the cavities. The foot assembly can be completed by inserting a foot at least partially through the external cavity and hollow passageway and into the internal cavity, such that an external portion of the foot is at least partially contained within and contacting the surfaces of the external cavity, and such that an internal portion of the foot is at least partially contained within the internal cavity. A portion of the foot may be deformable to at least partially conform to the surfaces defining the internal cavity. 20080109 App. Date 20080929 Pub. Date 20090709

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A47B 97/00
Tables § Furniture or accessories for furniture, not provided for in other groups of this subclass App. No. Title Abstract 20090237874 Assignee APPLE INC. Display window securing system A display window assembly is mounted in the opening of a bezel of a housing, and a force is exerted against the assembly by a suitable resilient element urging it outward through the opening. The assembly may be mounted on a support or frame, from which depends one or more tabs extending inwardly of the housing. At least one of the tabs is fastened with a fastener that extends from the exterior of the housing, through a portion other than the bezel and through a surface not generally facing the user when the user is viewing the display. The advancement/withdrawal direction of the fastener is not substantially normal to the display window. However, advancement/withdrawal of the fastener causes movement of the tab, and therefore of the assembly, in an adjustment direction substantially normal to the display window to adjust the position of the display window relative to the bezel. 20080319 App. Date 20090601 Pub. Date 20090924

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A47F 05/02

A47F 05/02
Special furniture, fittings, or accessories for shops, storehouses, bars, restaurants, or the like § Show stands, hangers, or shelves characterised by their constructionalfeatures § Rotary display stands App. No. Title Abstract 20090230270 Assignee APPLE INC. Flat panel display including a hinge assembly An apparatus for a flat panel is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flat panel assembly and a hinge mechanism coupled to the flat panel assembly. The hinge mechanism is adaptable to an industry standard mount and a non-industry standard mount. A system and method in accordance with the present invention allows for the replacement of a non-VESA standard compatible display mount with a display mount that is compatible with the VESA standard. Utilizing the system and method in accordance with the present invention, such a replacement can be accomplished with minimal effort, and in an efficient manner. 20080312 App. Date 20090601 Pub. Date 20090917

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A47G 29/00
Household or table equipment § Supports, holders, or containers for household use, not provided for in groups or Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090175001 page 9

A61B 05/00
Diagnosis § Measuring for diagnostic purposes App. No. Title Abstract 20090287067 Assignee Apple Inc. Integrated sensors for tracking performance metrics Electronic devices and accessories having integrated sensors for tracking a user’s performance metrics are provided. In one embodiment, the present invention can include a headset having integrated physiological sensors. The present invention also can include a sling having one or more integrated physiological sensors. The sling can secure a portable electronic device to a user’s body or clothing. The present invention also can include a portable media device having one or more integrated physiological sensors. In one embodiment, an electronic device of the present invention can accept data from multiple sensors, including one or more sensors that track a user’s movements. The electronic device can be configured to condition data from physiological sensors using data indicative of the user’s movements. 20080514 App. Date 20090723 Pub. Date 20091119

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A63B 22/02

A63B 22/02
Apparatus for physical training, gymnastics, swimming, climbing, or fencing § Exercisingapparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements § with movable endless bands App. No. Title Abstract 20090221404 Assignee Apple Inc. Interfacing portable media devices and sports equipment Circuits, methods, and apparatus that allow sports or other equipment, such as gym or other cardio equipment, to write data to a media player. Examples further provide the uploading of this data to a computer and third-party website. To monitor progress, the third-party website can be used to track workout data over time. The third party-website can also collect data from other users, which is particularly useful for providing a competitive environment. This data can then be graphically displayed in various ways to provide encouragement. 20050921 App. Date 20080926 Pub. Date 20090903

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A63B 24/00
Apparatus for physical training, gymnastics, swimming, climbing, or fencing § Electric or electronic controls for exercisingapparatus of groups Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090221404 page 12

B01J 19/08
Chemical or physical processes, e.g. catalysis, colloid chemistry § Chemical, physical, or physico-chemical processes in general § Processes employing the direct application of electric or wave energy, or particle radiation App. No. Title Abstract 20090091879 Assignee Apple Inc. Methods and apparatus for providing holes through portions of a housing Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through a portion of the housing and then the housing portion may be anodized. The anodization process may increase or decrease the geometries of each hole. The holes may be formed through the housing portion from a cosmetic side of the housing portion to an interior side of the housing portion. 20070309 App. Date 20080929 Pub. Date 20090409

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B21D 53/02
Working or processing of sheet metal or metal tubes, rods or profiles without essentially removingmaterial § Making other particular articles § heat exchangers, e.g. radiators, condensers App. No. Title Abstract 20090044407 Assignee Apple Inc. Thermal contact arrangement A thermal contact arrangement. The thermal contact arrangement may mitigate or reduce migration over time of a thermal interface material positioned between a chip and a heat sink. The thermal contact arrangement may include a first zone formed on a first area of the heat sink and a second zone formed on a second area of the heat sink. The processor may overlap or overlie the first zone, with the second zone generally outside the footprint of the processor and optionally surrounding the processor’s footprint. The first zone may have a generally smooth surface, while the second zone may have a surface rougher than the first zone. The first zone may be finished to a specific smoothness while the second zone may be finished to second particular smoothness that is generally less than the first zone. 20051117 App. Date 20081002 Pub. Date 20090219

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B23P 11/00

B23P 11/00
Other working of metal § Connecting or disconnecting metal parts or objects by metal-working techniques, not otherwise provided for App. No. Title Abstract 20090174990 Assignee Apple Inc. System for coupling interfacing parts An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a first subassembly having a first housing component. The first housing component has an opening. The electronic device also includes a second subassembly having a second housing component. The second housing component cooperates with the first housing component to enclose components of an electronic device. The at least one internal component is also movable relative to the second subassembly so as to properly align with the opening. The at least one internal component is additionally magnetically attracted towards the first housing component near the opening. 20050504 App. Date 20080926 Pub. Date 20090709

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Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090175001 page 9

B23P 13/04
Other working of metal § Making metal objects by operations essentially involving machining but not covered by a single other subclass § involving slicing of profiledmaterial App. No. Title Abstract 20090059485 Assignee Apple Inc. Assembly of a handheld electronic device Several mechanical features of an electronic device are provided. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a bezel coupled to a housing. The bezel may include one or more snaps extending into the electronic device which may be operative to engage a cantilever spring extending from the inner surface of the housing. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a window that is formed by coupling an outer layer to an inner layer that is larger than the outer layer. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a chassis for supporting the window. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a grounding clip for simultaneously grounding the bezel, the housing and a circuit board. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a switch that includes a button molded into a base using a double shot process. In some embodiments, the electronic device may include a switch supporting bracket that includes a slot operative to receive a pin of the bezel. In some embodiments, the housing of the electronic device may be manufactured using a forging process. 20050330 App. Date 20080904 Pub. Date 20090305

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B23P 17/04
Other working of metal § Metal-working operations, not covered by a single other subclass or another group in this subclass § characterised by the nature of thematerial involved or the kind ofproduct independently of its shape Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090175001 page 9

B23P 19/00
Other working of metal § Machines for simply fitting together or separating metal parts or objects, or metal and non-metal parts, whether or not involving some deformation App. No. Title Abstract 20090185344 Assignee APPLE INC. Handheld computing device A handheld computing device includes an electronic component assembly including at least one user interface component, and an enclosure formed from an extruded tube. The extruded tube defines an internal lumen between open ends, and has a substantially uniform cross section along a longitudinal axis thereof. The extruded tube includes a front face, a back face, side portions connecting the front face and the back face, at least one access opening provided on the front face, and a pair of guide rails formed in the lumen along the side portions in parallel with the longitudinal axis, the guide rails slidably guiding and receiving the electronic component assembly. The guide rails support the electronic component assembly and provide a reference surface for positioning the electronic component assembly relative to the front face such that the user interface is placed right behind the access opening to provide user access therethrough. 20080117 App. Date 20090326 Pub. Date 20090723

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B29C 47/06
Shaping or joining of plastics § Extrusion moulding, i.e. expressing the mouldingmaterial through a die or nozzle which imparts the desired form § of multilayered or multicoloured articles § Multilayered articles App. No. Title Abstract 20090197059 Assignee Apple Inc. Co-extruded materials and methods Co-extruded materials and methods for forming co-extruded materials that include images are disclosed. The method may include co-extruding two materials together to form a co-extruded workpiece. The first material may be a base material and the second material may be a graphic material used to form one or more images in a cross-section of the workpiece. One or more cross sectional parts that include the one or more images may then be generated by cutting, slicing or otherwise forming cross-sectional parts from the workpiece. 20090128 App. Date 20080930 Pub. Date 20090806

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B29C 69/02

B29C 65/50
Shaping or joining of plastics § Joining of preformed parts § using adhesives § using adhesive tape App. No. Title Abstract 20090301633 Assignee Apple Inc. Tamper resistant label for detecting device openings A tamper resistant label adapted to indicate whether a device has been opened is disclosed. The label can be flat and flexible, having a first distal end with an adhesive substance on its top side and a second distal end having an adhesive substance on its bottom side. The first distal end can be affixed to a first object, while the second distal end can be affixed to a second object separate from the first object, with the first and second objects then being coupled together to form a single device. The adhesives can render the label difficult to remove. A middle portion between the first and second distal ends can include one or more directional changes therein such that the entire label does not lie in a straight line. A substantial opening of the single device can then tear or damage the label, indicating that an opening has occurred. 20060523 App. Date 20080801 Pub. Date 20091210

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B29C 69/02
Shaping or joining of plastics § Combinations of shaping techniques not provided for in a single one of main groups , e.g. associations of moulding and joining techniques § of moulding techniques only

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20090101433 Assignee Apple Inc. Invertible ear tips for an ear piece An ear piece for providing audio (e.g., from an electronic device) to the user is provided. The ear piece may include a compliant element operative to be inserted in the user’s ear such that the compliant element deforms to retain the ear piece in the user’s ear. The compliant element may include a connector portion coupling the compliant element to the ear piece housing, and an outer portion folded over the ear piece housing. To improve the user’s comfort, the compliant element may be manufactured inverted, such that parting lines or other defects due to the manufacturing process are located on the outer surface of the inverted outer portion. Then, when the compliant element is inverted post-manufacturing, the parting lines and other manufacturing defects may be hidden from view and from touch (e.g., the parting lines are then on the inner surface of the outer portion). 20071022 App. Date 20080521 Pub. Date 20090423

B32B 03/00
Layered products, i.e.products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. cellular or honeycomb, form § Layered products essentially comprising alayer with external or internal discontinuities or unevennesses, or alayer of non-planar form Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090197059 page 18

B32B 05/12
Layered products, i.e.products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. cellular or honeycomb, form § Layered products characterised by the non-homogeneity or physical structure of alayer § characterised by structuralfeatures of alayer comprising fibres or filaments § characterised by the relativearrangement of fibres or filaments of adjacentlayers App. No. Title Abstract 20090110872 Assignee Apple Inc. Composite laminate having an improved cosmetic surface and method of making same A composite laminate includes a plurality of sheets of prepreg stacked one over another, and a scrim layer provided on an exterior surface of the sheets of prepreg. Each prepreg sheet is formed of fibers preimpregnated with resin. The scrim layer and the sheets of prepreg form a composite laminate whereby the scrim layer constitutes an outer, exposed surface of the composite laminate. The scrim layer may be a nonwoven carbon or glass fiber scrim that has absorbed resin from the sheets of prepreg. A method of making a composite laminate includes placing into a mold a scrim and a plurality of sheets of prepreg, with the scrim extending between an exterior surface of the sheets of prepreg and an inner surface of the mold; forming a composite laminate whereby the scrim is adhered to the sheets of prepreg; and removing the composite laminate from the mold. An outer layer of the composite laminate includes the scrim. 20071030 App. Date 20071031 Pub. Date 20090430

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B32B 27/10
Layered products, i.e.products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. cellular or honeycomb, form § Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin § as the main or only constituent of alayer next to anotherlayer of a specific substance § of paper or cardboard Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090301633 page 19

B32B 27/36
Layered products, i.e.products built-up of strata of flat or non-flat, e.g. cellular or honeycomb, form § Layered products essentially comprising synthetic resin § comprising polyesters Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090301633 page 19

B44C 01/22
Producing decorative effects § Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing decorative surface effects § Removing surface-material, e.g. by engraving, by etching App. No. Title Abstract 20090090694 Assignee Apple Inc. Shaping a cover glass The fabrication of a touch sensor panel having co-planar single-layer touch sensors fabricated on the back side of a cover glass is disclosed. It can be desirable from a manufacturing perspective to perform all thin-film processing steps on a motherglass before separating it into separate parts. To perform thin-film processing on a motherglass before separation, a removable sacrificial layer such as a photoresist can be applied over the thin-film layers. Next, the motherglass can be scribed and separated, and grinding and polishing steps can be performed prior to removing the sacrificial layer. In alternative embodiments, after the protective sacrificial layer is applied, the bulk of the coverglass can be dry-etched using a very aggressive anisotropic etching that etches primarily in the z-direction. In this embodiment, the etching can be patterned using photolithography to create rounded corners or any other shape. The photoresist can then be removed. 20071005 App. Date 20080212 Pub. Date 20090409

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B65D 81/02

B65D 81/02
Containersfor storage or transport of articles ormaterials, e.g. bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, cans, cartons, crates, drums, jars, tanks, hoppers, forwardingcontainers § Containers,packaging elements, orpackages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents § specially adapted to protect contents from mechanical damage App. No. Title Abstract 20090230016 Assignee Apple Inc. Packaging for an article Packaging for use with an article of manufacture, which includes a first member having a first interior cavity for receiving a first portion of the article, a second member having a second interior cavity for receiving a second portion of the article, and a molded hinge connecting the first member and the second member. The first member may be attached to an outer container for holding the article. 20080317 App. Date 20080313 Pub. Date 20090917

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B65D 85/00
Containersfor storage or transport of articles ormaterials, e.g. bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, cans, cartons, crates, drums, jars, tanks, hoppers, forwardingcontainers § Containers,packaging elements orpackages, specially adapted for particular articles ormaterials App. No. Title Abstract 20090145802 Assignee APPLE INC. Storage system for components incorporating a liquid-metal thermal interface Embodiments of an apparatus that functions as a storage system for components are described. This apparatus includes a containment vessel enclosing a desiccant and a device. This device includes a layer mechanically coupled to a component, where the component can be one of a semiconductor die and a heat-removal device. Moreover, a thermal-interface material is coupled to a region of the layer, and a boundary material is mechanically coupled to the layer, where a perimeter defined by the boundary-material surrounds the region. 20071205 App. Date 20071211 Pub. Date 20090611

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20090145802 Assignee APPLE INC. Storage system for components incorporating a liquid-metal thermal interface Embodiments of an apparatus that functions as a storage system for components are described. This apparatus includes a containment vessel enclosing a desiccant and a device. This device includes a layer mechanically coupled to a component, where the component can be one of a semiconductor die and a heat-removal device. Moreover, a thermal-interface material is coupled to a region of the layer, and a boundary material is mechanically coupled to the layer, where a perimeter defined by the boundary-material surrounds the region. 20071205 App. Date 20071211 Pub. Date 20090611

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Woven fabrics § Woven fabrics not otherwise provided for Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090110872 page 20

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Making textile fabrics, e.g. from fibres or filamentarymaterial § Other non-woven fabrics Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090110872 page 20 20090110872 page 20

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Structural elements § Building elements of relatively thin form for the construction of parts of buildings, e.g. sheetmaterials, slabs, or panels § Slab-like translucent elements

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20090049773 Assignee APPLE INC. Laminated display window and device incorporating same A laminated window assembly for a device, such as a handheld electronic device (e.g., a media player or mobile telephone), includes a window layer that preferably is glass, and a larger, substantially transparent lip-forming layer to which it is laminated, preferably by a substantially clear adhesive. Additional adhesive preferably is placed at at least portions of the edge of the window layer adjacent the lip-forming layer, especially at the corners, to resist delamination. Holes preferably are formed in the lipx2014;e.g., at the cornersx2014;to resist the lip-forming layer peeling apart from the window layer forming layer. The holes preferably make up at most about 33% of the periphery of the window layer. 20041025 App. Date 20070822 Pub. Date 20090226

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Hinges or other suspension devices for doors, windows, or wings § Additionalfeatures or accessories of hinges Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090230270 page 10

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Fixed or movable closures for openings in buildings, vehicles, fences, or like enclosures, in general, e.g. doors, windows, blinds, gates § Window sashes, door leaves, or like elements for closing openings § Fixing of glass panes or like plates Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090049773 page 25

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Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Refractors for light sources App. No. Title Abstract 20090257232 Assignee APPLE INC. Display housing for computing device An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing can have one or more of the following aspects. A first aspect of the invention pertains to a computer housing having a logo or other symbol that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A second aspect of the invention pertains to a suspended frame is able to support a display panel within a display housing. A third aspect of the invention pertains to a computing device provided with an internal antenna. A fourth aspect of the invention pertains to a stiffener for a computer housing so as to increase the rigidity and strength of the computer housing. A fifth aspect of the invention pertains to a housing having a logo, symbol or other device that can be illuminated using light from the backside of a display panel. A sixth aspect of the invention pertains to a lid for a computing device, such as a portable computer, that is provided with a translucent housing. 20080410 App. Date 20090623 Pub. Date 20091015

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F21V 07/04
Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Reflectors for light sources § Optical design

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20090040790 Assignee APPLE INC. Side cured light-transmissive display system An invisible, light-transmissive display system with a light resistant material is provided. The light resistant material has a first side and a second side. Substantially invisible holes penetrate between the first surface and the second surface in a predetermined light-transmissive display pattern. The second surface is exposed to a side curing light that is substantially parallel to the second surface at the invisible holes thereadjacent. A light-conducting curable filler is applied into the invisible holes from the first surface. Surfaces of the light-conducting curable filler are cured in the invisible holes at the second surface with the side curing light. The remaining curable filler in the invisible holes is cured. 20070806 App. Date 20070806 Pub. Date 20090212

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20090097271 Assignee APPLE INC. Led backlight for display systems An LED backlight method and apparatus for display systems provides a plurality of light emitting diodes having different white point colors. At least two of the light emitting diodes having different white point colors are selected to produce a light of a predetermined white point color when the light outputs of the selected light emitting diodes are mixed. The selected light emitting diodes are mounted on a display panel in a predetermined order at spatially distributed positions for mixing their light outputs to produce the light of the predetermined white point color to illuminate the display panel with the light of the predetermined white point color. 20071015 App. Date 20071010 Pub. Date 20090416

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F21V 08/00
Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems App. No. Title Abstract Pri. Date 20090290359 Assignee Apple Inc. Active enclosure for computing device A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device disposed inside the housing. The light device is configured to illuminate the illuminable portion. 20080526 App. Date 20090731 Pub. Date 20091126

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Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Protecting lighting devices from damage Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090257232 page 25

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Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Cooling or heating arrangements App. No. Title Abstract 20090051293 Assignee APPLE INC. Display heat distribution system A display heat distribution system provides a display assembly. LEDs are mounted in the display assembly and illuminate the display assembly. Heat generation structures are mounted into the display assembly. In addition, heat distribution structures are mounted into the display assembly in a predetermined physically distributed heat management configuration. The heat generation structures and the heat distribution structures are physically located to maintain the LED temperatures at substantially uniform temperatures. 20070821 App. Date 20070822 Pub. Date 20090226

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F21V 33/00
Functionalfeatures or details of lighting devices or systems thereof § Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for App. No. Title Abstract 20090040748 Assignee APPLE INC. Active enclosure for computing device A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light emitting device disposed inside the housing. The light emitting device is configured to produce a light effect that alters the ornamental appearance of the computing device. 20070809 App. Date 20081010 Pub. Date 20090212

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F26B 21/02
Drying solidmaterials or objects by removing liquid therefrom § Arrangements for supplying or controlling air or gases for drying solidmaterials or objects § Circulating air or gases in closed cycles, e.g. wholly within the drying enclosure

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20090019718 Assignee Apple Inc. Apparatus and method for cleaning electronic jacks of debris Methods and apparatus are provided for cleaning jacks in portable electronic components. In one embodiment of the present invention, an adaptor plug is designed having a hollow shaft and the end of the plug is designed with holes that communication with the hollow shaft. The plug can be inserted into a jack, which can operate to open one or more switches within the jack, thereby freeing any debris that may have accumulated under the switches. Compressed air can then be applied down the hollow shaft and out the holes in the plug to displace the debris and clean the jack. In another embodiment, the end of the plug can be constructed such that it rotates about an axis to increase the likelihood that the jack will be cleansed. 20070719 App. Date 20080111 Pub. Date 20090122

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Heat-exchangeapparatus, not provided for in another subclass, in which the heat-exchange media do not come into direct contact § Heat-exchangeapparatus with the intermediate heat-transfer medium in closed tubes passing into or through the conduit walls App. No. Title Abstract 20090316359 Assignee APPLE INC. Heat-transfer mechanism including a liquid-metal thermal coupling Embodiments of a heat-transfer mechanism are described. This heat-transfer mechanism includes a first heatpipe having a first end and a second end, and a second heatpipe having a third end and a fourth end. Moreover, a heatpipe coupler is thermally coupled to the second end of the first heatpipe and the third end of the second heatpipe. This heatpipe coupler includes a housing surrounding a cavity and a liquid metal contained within the cavity, thereby providing a thermal path from the first end of the first heatpipe, which is configured to couple to a condenser, to the fourth end of the second heatpipe, which is configured to couple to an evaporator. 20080620 App. Date 20080618 Pub. Date 20091224

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G01C 21/00
Measuring distances, levels or bearings § Navigation App. No. Title Abstract 20090005072 Assignee Apple Inc. Integration of user applications in a mobile device User-applications provided by mobile devices are integrated. In one aspect, an email message is received at a mobile device from an email address and a representation of the email message is displayed on a graphical user interface. An input is received from a user indicating a selection of the email address. Contact information corresponding to a set of contacts is searched for a contact having a contact email address matching the email address. Contact information for the contact includes a geographic location for the contact. A display of a map is provided to the user. The display includes a graphical representation indicating the geographic location for the contact having a contact email address matching the email address. 20080421 App. Date 20080606 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005975 Assignee Apple Inc. Adaptive mobile device navigation Adaptive mobile device navigation system, methods, and apparatus provide location information for a mobile device performing location estimation using dead reckoning. Multiple estimation modes can be selected including a mode for restricting measured movements to surrounding streets. Updated location fixes can be obtained through turn comparison with surrounding map information and user feedback. User feedback prompts can include photographs having geographic tag information corresponding to locations near an estimated location of the device. 20070626 App. Date 20080108 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005981 Assignee APPLE INC. Integration of map services and user applications in a mobile device A location is specified, e.g., a current location of a mobile device or a user-specified location. A representation of the location is represented on a map displayed by the mobile device. A set of contacts having a corresponding address in proximity to the location is determined. A graphical representation of the set of contacts is provided on the map proximate to the one or more corresponding addresses. If the location is a current location of a mobile device, the map can be updated in response to the current location changing with a representation of an updated current location and a representation of an updated set of contacts. 20070629 App. Date 20080125 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090082951 Assignee APPLE INC. Intelligent restriction of device operations A navigation system includes a user interface for detecting touch input. The system uses touch input to determine if a driver or passenger is operating the navigation system. If the system determines that the driver is operating the system, then an action is initiated (e.g., the user interface is locked down, a warning is provided). The navigation system allows a passenger in the vehicle to operate the navigation system while the vehicle is in motion. In an aspect, additional or other sensors (e.g., seat sensor, seat belt sensor, infrared sensor) can be used to detect whether a driver or passenger is operating the navigation system while the vehicle is in motion. 20070725 App. Date 20070926 Pub. Date 20090326

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20090177385 Assignee Apple Inc. Graphical user interface for presenting location information Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting location information. A first geographic area in which a device is currently located is estimated using a first positioning system. A second geographic area in which the device is currently located is estimated using a second positioning system. A first map view including an indication of the first geographic area on the first map view is presented if the first geographic area is contained within the second geographic area. A second map view including an indication of the second geographic area is presented if the first geographic area is not contained within the second geographic area. 20080109 App. Date 20080106 Pub. Date 20090709

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20090182492 Assignee APPLE INC. Adaptive navigation system for estimating travel times An estimated travel time for a route generated by a navigation system can be modified using a route-specific, custom travel factor computed from data collected by the navigation system while the user is traveling the route. In one aspect, the data can be stored in a local or remote database accessible by the navigation system. The data can be used to classify routes so that custom travel factors computed for a route in a given class can be used to estimate travel times for other routes in the same class. In another aspect, the classified custom travel factors can be shared with other users. 20080115 App. Date 20080110 Pub. Date 20090716

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20090326815 Assignee Apple Inc. Position fix indicator Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting location information. In some implementations, a method includes obtaining a first position measure at a mobile device indicating a geographic area where the mobile device is located, presenting a first graphical indicator on a user interface representing the geographic area; obtaining a second position measure at the mobile device, indicating a location associated with the mobile device, and within the geographic area; and presenting a second graphical indicator on the user interface representing the location within the geographic area. 20041224 App. Date 20080502 Pub. Date 20091231

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G01C 21/16
Measuring distances, levels or bearings § Navigation § by using measurement of speed or acceleration § executed aboard the object being navigated § by integrating acceleration or speed, i.e. inertialnavigation App. No. Title Abstract 20090005964 Assignee APPLE INC. Intelligent route guidance Intelligent route guidance can include deriving one or more routes based on traffic, historical data and/or preference data associated with route progressions implicated by the one or more routes. The route guidance can provide one or more recommended routes, which can be presented to a user for navigation purposes. 20060119 App. Date 20080125 Pub. Date 20090101

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G01C 21/30
Measuring distances, levels or bearings § Navigation § specially adapted fornavigation in a road network § with correlation of data from several navigational instruments § Map- or contour-matching App. No. Title Abstract 20090281724 Assignee Apple Inc. Map service with network-based query for search On a mobile device a x201c;livex201d; network-based query for search is performed (e.g., performed automatically) in response to a map display update or other trigger event. In some implementations, when the map display is updated (or other trigger event occurs) a network-based map service is queried to obtain information related to the current location of the mobile device. The information can be presented on the map display. In some implementations, when multiple search results matching the query are provided by the map service, a confirmation request is presented on the mobile device to allow the user to select a search result. The selected search result (e.g., a destination) can be presented on the map display. A route from the current location of the mobile device to a destination can be drawn on the map display. 20080512 App. Date 20080512 Pub. Date 20091112

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Measuring distances, levels or bearings § Navigation § specially adapted fornavigation in a road network § Route searching App. No. Title Abstract 20090005965 Assignee APPLE INC. Adaptive route guidance based on preferences Adaptive route guidance can include analyzing route progressions associated with one or more routes based on multiple user preferences. The adaptive route guidance can provide one or more preferred routes based on the user preferences including those derived from historical selection or use, which can be presented to a user for navigation purposes. 20060119 App. Date 20080125 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005978 Assignee APPLE INC. Route reference A user input is received on a wireless device specifying a starting location. The position of the wireless device is tracked from the starting location in response to the user input. A user input is received on the wireless device specifying an ending location, and a route is generated from the tracking of the wireless device from the starting location to the ending location. A first reference is associated with the route, wherein the route is retrievable by a selection of the first reference. 20070629 App. Date 20080206 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090157289 Assignee Apple Inc. Navigation systems and services Navigation systems and services are described. The navigation services can include obtaining a route or route segment based on a location of a vehicle and a destination. Based on the route, a current fuel supply of the vehicle, and a number of factors related to fuel consumption, a refueling location can be estimated. A number of locations of fuel stations in proximity to the refueling location can be determined and presented to a user, for example, on a map showing the route. 20070622 App. Date 20071218 Pub. Date 20090618

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Measuring not specially adapted for a specific variable § Measuring arrangements giving results other than momentaryvalue of variable, of general application App. No. Title Abstract 20090019949 Assignee Apple Inc. Resistive force sensor with capacitive discrimination A resistive force sensor with capacitive discrimination is disclosed. According to an example of the disclosure, a sensor is directed to detect resistance and capacitance in an alternating fashion, the resistance indicating a force being applied to an input area of a device, and the capacitance indicating a proximity of a body part to the input area of the device, and the detected resistance and capacitance are utilized to determine whether the body part has pressed the input area of the device. 20070718 App. Date 20070717 Pub. Date 20090122

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G01J 01/44
Measurement of intensity, velocity, spectral content, polarisation, phase or pulse characteristics of infra-red, visible or ultra-violet light § Photometry, e.g. photographic exposure meter § using electric radiation detectors § Electric circuits

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20090152445 Assignee Apple Inc. Display device control based on integrated ambient light detection and lighting source characteristics Systems and methods are provided for a display device including one or more methods for modifying the display brightness by automatically adapting to ambient lighting conditions. 20081117 App. Date 20071213 Pub. Date 20090618

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Measuring temperature § Adaptations of thermometers for specific purposes App. No. Title Abstract 20090299543 Assignee Apple Inc. Thermal management techniques in an electronic device A thermal manager has a digital filter whose input is to receive raw temperature values from a sensor and whose output is to provide processed or filtered temperature values according to a filter function that correlates temperature at the sensor with temperature at another location in the device. The thermal manager has a look-up table that further correlates temperature at the sensor with temperature at said another location. The look-up table contains a list of processed temperature sensor values, and/or a list of temperatures representing the temperature at said another location, and their respective power consumption change commands. The thermal manager accesses the look-up table using selected, filtered temperature values, to identify their respective power consumption change commands. The latter are then evaluated and may be applied, to mitigate a thermal at said another location. Other embodiments are also described and claimed. 20080527 App. Date 20090213 Pub. Date 20091203

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G01L 05/00
Measuring force, stress, torque, work, mechanical power, mechanical efficiency, or fluid pressure § Apparatus for, or methods of, measuring force, e.g. due to impact, work, mechanical power, or torque, adapted for special purposes Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090019949 page 43

G01N 27/00
Investigating or analysingmaterials by determining their chemical or physical properties § Investigating or analysingmaterials by the use of electric, electro-chemical, or magnetic means App. No. Title Abstract 20090267613 Assignee Apple Inc. Systems and methods for determining the configuration of electronic connections Systems and methods for determining the configuration of a connection between two devices by measuring an electrical characteristic are provided. Using the measured electrical characteristic, a device is able to select an appropriate communication interface, such as serial, Universal Serial Bus (USB), FireWire, parallel, PS/2, etc., and configure itself appropriately. Systems and methods which determine the physical orientation of a connector with respect to another connector may also be provided alone or in combination with such systems and methods for selecting communication interfaces. The physical orientation of a connector can be determined by measuring an electrical characteristic and a device can then configure itself appropriately. In accordance with the principles of the present invention, device designs can decrease in size and cost as well as simplify operation for the end-user. 20060526 App. Date 20090702 Pub. Date 20091029

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G01P 03/00
Measuring linear or angular speed, acceleration, deceleration, or shock § Measuring linear or angular speed App. No. Title Abstract 20090150114 Assignee Apple Inc. Activity monitoring systems and methods An activity monitor, comprises housing for attachment to a person; at least one accelerometer disposed within the housing; and a processor disposed within the housing, for processing signals from the accelerometer to assess activity of the person. A method assesses activity of a person, including sensing acceleration at a first location on the person; processing the acceleration, over time, to assess activity of the person; and wirelessly communicating information indicative of the activity to a second location. 20071206 App. Date 20090213 Pub. Date 20090611

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G01P 15/00
Measuring linear or angular speed, acceleration, deceleration, or shock § Measuring acceleration Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090150114 page 47

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Measuring linear or angular speed, acceleration, deceleration, or shock § Measuring acceleration § by making use of inertia forces § with conversion into electric or magneticvalues § by magnetically sensitive devices App. No. Title Abstract 20090205444 Assignee APPLE INC. Mounted shock sensor This application is directed to a shock sensor mounted in an electronic device. The shock sensor includes both active and passive shock detection methods that allow a technician to determine whether the electronic device was subjected to a shock event that exceeded an impact threshold level. The shock sensor may include shock detection contacts that form an electrical circuit that remains open in the absence of a shock event that exceeds an impact threshold level. In response to a significant shock event, a movable component or substance of the shock sensor may move from a first position to a second position, thereby closing the electrical circuit formed by the shock detection contacts. The change in circuit may be detected and used to provide active indication of whether the electronic device has been subjected to a substantial shock event. In addition, the shock sensor may be observed to passively determine whether the electronic device has been subjected to a substantial shock event. 20060330 App. Date 20090422 Pub. Date 20090820

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G01R 27/00
Measuring electric variables § Arrangements for measuring resistance, reactance, impedance, or electric characteristics derived therefrom Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090019949 page 43

G01R 31/04
Measuring electric variables § Arrangements for testing electric properties § Testing of electricapparatus, lines, or components for short-circuits, discontinuities, leakage, or incorrect line connection § Testing connections, e.g. of plugs, of non-disconnectable joints Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090267613 page 46

G01R 31/26
Measuring electric variables § Arrangements for testing electric properties § Testing of individual semiconductor devices App. No. Title Abstract 20090273550 Assignee Apple Inc. Display having a transistor-degradation circuit Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed, including a device having a liquid-crystal display (LCD) panel that includes a transistor-degradation circuit. In some embodiments, the transistordegradation circuit is configured to output a signal indicative of a change in a property of a transistor on the LCD panel over time. 20060407 App. Date 20081209 Pub. Date 20091105

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20090103608 Assignee APPLE INC. Method and system for entropy coding A method and system are provided for encoding a plurality of integers with variable-length code tables constructed by combining a plurality of structured code tables. Each code table has an associated set of integer values; the sets are disjoint and exhaustive, so that every integer appears in exactly one set. An integer is encoded using the codebook associated with the set in which the integer appears. 20071019 App. Date 20081230 Pub. Date 20090423

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20090304086 Assignee APPLE INC. Method and system for video coder and decoder joint optimization Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods of coding video. The apparatuses and methods may further provide coding a source video sequence according to a block-based coding process, estimating processing capabilities of a target decoder, determining if the estimated processing capabilities are sufficient to perform deblocking filtering. If not sufficient, the apparatuses and methods may provide computing deblocking filter strengths for pixel blocks of the source video sequence to be used at decoding, and transmitting the deblocking filter strengths in a coded video data signal with the coded video data. Moreover, if not sufficient, the apparatuses and methods may provide changing coding parameters including, but not limited to, block sizes, transform sizes, and Qmatrix. 20031231 App. Date 20090515 Pub. Date 20091210

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H04N 07/16
Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Television systems § Secrecy systems App. No. Title Abstract 20090007188 Assignee Apple Inc. Selective data downloading and presentation based on user interaction Some embodiments of the invention are directed to, among other things, systems, computer readable media, methods and any other means for using a handheld device to present information to a user. The handheld device and server(s) can be configured to differentiate among inexpensive and expensive information. For example, the handheld device can be configured to present media listings that represent media stored on the server(s). Each media listing can include text (inexpensive information) and thumbnails (expensive information). While the user scrolls through the media listings, the new listings can only include text. Once the scrolling stops, the missing thumbnails can be downloaded and integrated into their corresponding listings. In response to a listing being selected, the corresponding media file can be downloaded and/or played back to the user by the handheld device. 20040701 App. Date 20080627 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090013372 Assignee APPLE INC. Video signal analyzer Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for analyzing video signals. An apparatus includes a video interface operable to receive a video signal, a network interface operable to receive a test parameter from a network source, and a processor operable to couple to the video interface and the network interface and to perform a test on a video signal received from the video interface in accordance with the test parameter 20070706 App. Date 20070706 Pub. Date 20090108

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H04N 07/173
Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Television systems § Secrecy systems § with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal App. No. Title Abstract 20090183210 Assignee APPLE INC. Filtering and tailoring multimedia content based on observed user behavior A user is given the ability to control the display of content items such as advertisements, by for example skipping over content items that are not of interest. Metadata tags associated with non-skipped viewings of content are stored and tracked. Subsequently, candidate content items are scored according to their metadata tags, giving higher scores to candidate content items associated with higher occurrences of non-skipped viewings. The higher-scoring candidate content items can then be favored over other candidate content items. Thus, based on the choices the user makes with respect to skipping or not skipping particular content items, inferences are made as to the user’s level of interest in various subjects, and subsequent content items are delivered in a personalized manner to the user. 20080115 App. Date 20080116 Pub. Date 20090716

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H04N 07/26
Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Television systems § Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation § using bandwidth reduction App. No. Title Abstract 20090022224 Assignee APPLE INC. Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with reduced requirements for division operations A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that quickly calculates estimated motion vectors in a very efficient manner. In one embodiment, a first multiplicand is determined by multiplying a first display time difference between a first video picture and a second video picture by a power of two scale value. This step scales up a numerator for a ratio. Next, the system determines a scaled ratio by dividing that scaled numerator by a second first display time difference between said second video picture and a third video picture. The scaled ratio is then stored calculating motion vector estimations. By storing the scaled ratio, all the estimated motion vectors can be calculated quickly with good precision since the scaled ratio saves significant bits and reducing the scale is preformed by simple shifts. 20060711 App. Date 20070718 Pub. Date 20090122

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20090022225 Assignee APPLE INC. Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with reduced requirements for division operations A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that quickly calculates estimated motion vectors in a very efficient manner. In one embodiment, a first multiplicand is determined by multiplying a first display time difference between a first video picture and a second video picture by a power of two scale value. This step scales up a numerator for a ratio. Next, the system determines a scaled ratio by dividing that scaled numerator by a second first display time difference between said second video picture and a third video picture. The scaled ratio is then stored calculating motion vector estimations. By storing the scaled ratio, all the estimated motion vectors can be calculated quickly with good precision since the scaled ratio saves significant bits and reducing the scale is performed by simple shifts. 20060711 App. Date 20070718 Pub. Date 20090122

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20090060472 Assignee Apple Inc. Method and apparatus for providing seamless resumption of video playback Video data files are provided to a user for playback. Once playback begins, the methods and apparatus of the present invention enable a user to interrupt the video playback function and quickly resume playback prior to reloading the selected video file. The techniques of the present invention can store video data in a cache memory and, upon interruption, capture a frame of video data at approximately the time of the interruption. The captured frame and cache data can be used to provide the user with a unique menu option for resumption of the video playback at the moment of interruption. 20070831 App. Date 20080310 Pub. Date 20090305

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20090103610 Assignee APPLE INC. Rate control for video coder employing adaptive linear regression bits modeling A rate control system is disclosed for video coding applications. The rate controller assigns a quantization parameter for video data in a picture in response to complexity indicators indicative of spatial complexity, motion complexity and/or bits per pel of the picture. A virtual buffer based quantizer parameter is proposed based on a virtual buffer fullness analysis and a target rate estimate, which is derived from the complexity indicators. A second quantizer parameter is proposed from a linear regression analysis of quantizer parameters used to code previously coded pictures of similar type (e.g., I pictures, P pictures or B pictures). A coding policy decision unit defines a final quantizer parameter from a comparison of the two proposed quantizer parameters. 20071019 App. Date 20081223 Pub. Date 20090423

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20090180545 Assignee APPLE INC. Hypothetical reference decoder Disclosed is a system and method of controlling a video decoder, including a reviewing channel data representing coded video data generated by an encoder to identify parameters of a hypothetical reference decoder (HRD) used by the encoder during coding operations. A parameter representing an exit data rate requirement of a coded picture buffer (CPB) of the HRD is compared against exit rate performance of the video decoder. If the exit rate performance of the video coder matches the exit rate requirement of the HRD, the coded video data is decoded, otherwise, a certain decoding degradation scheme can be applied, including disabling decoder from decoding the coded video data. 20080110 App. Date 20080111 Pub. Date 20090716

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20090304071 Assignee APPLE INC. Adaptive application of entropy coding methods Disclosed is an exemplary video coder and method that provide a video decoder control method for analyzing data to schedule coding of the data. Input data may be encoded to a plurality of different encoding. It may be determined if a minimum number of the plurality of different encodings comply with at least one of a bitrate constraint and a computational complexity constraint. An encoding may be selected from the compliant encodings that maximizes the quality of the decoded data. Quality may be determined based on at least one predetermined metric related to the selected encoding; and the selected encoding may be delivered to an output buffer. 20061013 App. Date 20090331 Pub. Date 20091210

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20090304077 Assignee APPLE INC. Refresh method and apparatus Apparatuses and methods for improving coding processes and coding parameters for coding video data are provided for. A coder may select coding parameters for video data according to a default coding policy. The default coding policy may include selection of prediction modes (e.g., intra-coding or inter-coding) for each pixel group in each frame. A video coder may select some pixel groups in a frame to be coded as refresh pixel groups as an exception to the default assignment policies. The selection of refresh pixel groups may be based on prediction relationships among multiple frames of source video data. The default coding of the refresh pixel groups is then modified to enhanced the coding of the refresh pixel groups. The refresh pixel groups may permit fewer intra (I) frames be sent and/or may improve the quality of the recovered video. 20080604 App. Date 20090331 Pub. Date 20091210

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20090310685 Assignee APPLE INC. High-yield multi-threading method and apparatus for video encoders/transcoders/decoders with dynamic video reordering and multi-level video coding dependency management Disclosed is an exemplary video coder and video coding method according to an embodiment of the present invention. The exemplary video coder includes a scheduler, a plurality of processors and a multiplexer. The scheduler can examine processing units in an input buffer to determine an order for the processing unit to be coded by a processor. If the processing unit under examination depends on a processing unit not yet processed, the processing unit under examination can be merged with other processing units, if any, that share a similar dependency. If the processing unit under examination does not depend on any processing units not yet processed, it can be sent to a next available processor for coding. When a processing unit is sent to a processor, any merged processing units that depend on sent processing unit can also be sent to a next available processor. 20080613 App. Date 20090605 Pub. Date 20091217

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Television systems § Systems for the transmission of television signals using pulse code modulation § using bandwidth reduction § involving predictive coding Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090304077 page 457

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Details of colour television systems § Picture reproducers Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090002560 page 440

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Details of colour television systems § Circuits for processing colour signals § for controlling the amplitude of colour signals, e.g. automatic chroma control circuits Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090002560 page 440

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H04N 09/73
Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Details of colour television systems § Circuits for processing colour signals § colour balance circuits, e.g. white balance circuits, colour temperature control Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090002560 page 440 20090002561 page 441

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Colour television systems § with bandwidth reduction App. No. Title Abstract 20090092184 Assignee APPLE INC. Power saving decoder architecture A method and system are provided for decoding coded video data by turning off or not loading at least one functional unit or functional subunit of the decoder while decoding a portion of the coded video data. A schedule may be created prior to substantive decoding and then the schedule may be used to decode coded video data. The coded video data may be reordered based on the functional units or subunits the portions of the coded video data need for decoding. The portions of the coded video data are reordered into their original order in an output buffer after being decoded. The decoder may determine which functional units or subunits are needed for decoding based on administration information included with the coded video data. The decoder may decode portions of the coded video data in parallel. 20071005 App. Date 20071102 Pub. Date 20090409

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Stereoscopic television systems App. No. Title Abstract 20090153648 Assignee APPLE INC. Three-dimensional movie browser or editor A three-dimensional movie browser or editor is disclosed. In one aspect, video frames are quads in space. A movie plays at full quality by moving the quads in space at a speed of the movie and having a camera follow the quads. A focus frame in the movie is put forward by a cover-flow/dock like expansion around it. Video frames are loaded at a resolution and with an interval that depends on their position regarding a focus point or the optical flow between the frames. 20060424 App. Date 20071213 Pub. Date 20090618

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Pictorial communication, e.g. television § Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090002402 page 311 20090273679 page 439

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App. No. Title Abstract 20090005021 Assignee Apple Inc. Location-based categorical information services A selection of a category of interest and location information is used to determine categorical information that is provided to a device. In some implementations, the device includes a touchsensitive display and presents the categorical information on a map using an indicator. In some implementations, the categorical information can be shared and/or updated by others. 20041111 App. Date 20080527 Pub. Date 20090101

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App. No. Title Abstract 20090005068 Assignee APPLE INC. Location-based emergency information Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based emergency information. A current geographic location of a device is determined. One or more first contact information items based on the determined geographic location are received at the device. The first contact information items include one or more contact information items associated with emergency services. 20080421 App. Date 20080103 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005070 Assignee APPLE INC. Synchronizing mobile and vehicle devices Location information is received at a mobile device from the memory of a vehicle device. The mobile device is updated based on the location information. Sensor data is received from at least one sensor measuring movement of the mobile device, and an estimated location of the mobile device is calculated based at least in part on the location information and the sensor data. 20080421 App. Date 20080222 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005071 Assignee APPLE INC. Event triggered content presentation Methods, computer program products, systems and data structures for generating property instructions are described. Associated with the property instructions may include a property table. The property table may identify the detection of a particular geographic location as a trigger event, and the display of an attribute (or attributes) of a display property as an action. When a mobile device comes within a defined range of a geographic area as defined in the property table, the attribute of the display property is displayed on the mobile device. 20080421 App. Date 20080324 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005077 Assignee APPLE INC. Location-based services Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for location-based services. An event or device condition is detected at a device. A current geographic location of a device is determined. Location-based information based on the determined current geographic location is received. The location-based information includes information relevant to the event or device condition. The information is presented. 20080421 App. Date 20080225 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005080 Assignee APPLE INC. Location-aware mobile device One or more location-based clients can be activated on a mobile device for providing locationbased services. The location-based clients can be provided with information (e.g., presets, defaults) related to the current location and/or mode of the mobile device. The information can be obtained from one or more network resources. In some implementations, a number of locationbased clients can run concurrently on the mobile device and share information. 20070624 App. Date 20080627 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005082 Assignee Apple Inc. Disfavored route progressions or locations Adaptive route guidance can include analyzing route progressions associated with one or more routes based on multiple user preferences. The adaptive route guidance can provide one or more preferred routes based on the user preferences, which can be presented to a user for navigation purposes. 20070624 App. Date 20080125 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090258660 Assignee APPLE INC. Location determination using formula Among other disclosed subject matter, a method includes obtaining, in a mobile device, power information indicating a detected power of respective signals received from multiple transmitters. The method includes determining a location of the mobile device using a formula that uses locations of the multiple transmitters, a first function of the power information and a second function of respective locations of the multiple transmitters. The method can include recording the determined location. 20061222 App. Date 20080415 Pub. Date 20091015

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20090286549 Assignee Apple Inc. Location determination Systems, methods, and computer program products obtain power information indicating a detected power of respective signals received in a mobile device from multiple transmitters. Using at least the obtained power information, respective probability values for a plurality of positions are determined, each probability value indicating a probability that the mobile device is in a corresponding position. An estimated position of the mobile device is identified based at least in part on the determined probability values. 20080516 App. Date 20080516 Pub. Date 20091119

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20090325603 Assignee APPLE INC. Location sharing Geographic location data is sent from a first device to a second device with a modified message to signal the presence of geographic location data associated with the message. The message can include (or attach) the geographic location data or file, or the message can include a link to a network-based resource which the second device can use to obtain the geographic location data. In some implementations, when a user of the first device views a location on a map display of the first device, a graphical user interface is presented to allow the user to select an option to share the geographic location with the second device. The second device receives geographic location data or a link from the first device which can trigger a map display on the second device showing the location of the first device and, optionally, the location of the second device. 20080630 App. Date 20080630 Pub. Date 20091231

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Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090170480 page 423 20090170532 page 431

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App. No. Title Abstract 20090005010 Assignee Apple Inc. Separating attachments received from a mobile device A computer-implemented method includes receiving a message from a mobile device over a wireless network, the message including several attachments, wherein the several attachments include one or more mobile device attachments corresponding to content captured using the mobile device, identifying the one or more mobile device attachments; and separating the one or more mobile device attachments from the plurality of attachments. 20041111 App. Date 20070628 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090005032 Assignee APPLE INC. Viewing digital content on a mobile device A computer-implemented method includes receiving from a mobile device communicating over a wireless network a request for a content item, generating an identifier to represent a network location at which the content item is stored, and transmitting the identifier and the content item to the mobile device, wherein the mobile device is configured to perform operations including display the item in a first frame in a user interface on the mobile device, display the identifier in a second frame in the user interface, and enable a user to perform manipulations on the content item. 20070626 App. Date 20071016 Pub. Date 20090101

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20090176517 Assignee APPLE INC. Multiple recipient messaging service for mobile device A messaging application can be activated on a mobile device for determining whether messages were successfully transmitted from the mobile device to one or more specified recipients. The messaging application provides a user interface that allows the user to resend the message to those recipients who did not receive the message or to cancel the message. In one implementation, the state of input text composed for failed messages is retained so that the user does not have to retype the entire message before the message is retransmitted. 20071221 App. Date 20080106 Pub. Date 20090709

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Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090005005 page 430

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Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090005021 page 461

H04R 01/00
Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Details of transducers Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090185045 page 438

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Details of transducers § Arrangements for obtaining desired frequency or directional characteristics App. No. Title Abstract 20090316944 Assignee Apple Inc. In-the-ear porting structures for earbug Systems, apparatus and methods are discussed for controlling resonance in in-the-ear headphones. Resonance effects resulting from wave reflection and superposition can occur in the cavity formed by the port tube of an earbud and the wearer’s ear canal. In this invention, acoustically resistive structures are provided to create sound diffusion in the cavity. In one embodiment, a spring coil with several adjustable parameters is inserted into the port tube. In another embodiment, a pattern of grooves is carved into the inner surface of the port tube. Porous filters can also be used in conjunction with both of the embodiments described above. The result of providing the resistive structures in an earbud is a flattened cavity frequency response and improved sound quality. 20060905 App. Date 20080618 Pub. Date 20091224

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Stereophonic arrangements § Headphones for stereophonic communication App. No. Title Abstract 20090268921 Assignee APPLE INC. Wireless headset with integrated media player Additional functionality in a wireless headset allows it to be used during times that the external device with which it is wirelessly coupled is not being used, but when the headset is nevertheless being worn. This is accomplished by integrating a media player into the wireless headset. The media player may be an audio player, capable, e.g., of playing audio files such as MPEG-3 (x201c;MP3x201d;) files. Optionally, the media player may include a recording function as well, so that a user can record voice notes. In addition, if the external device is a telephone (mobile or landline), the availability of a recording function could make it possible for the user to record all or part of a conversation. Similarly, voicemail messages received on the user’s telephone could be uploaded into the headset for later off-line playback. Media files recorded by the headset also could be downloaded to the external device. 20080903 App. Date 20080429 Pub. Date 20091029

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Stereophonic arrangements § Circuit arrangements App. No. Title Abstract 20090175456 Assignee Apple Inc. Detecting stereo and mono headset devices The present invention includes apparatuses and methods comprising a means for detecting the presence of speakers and microphones coupled to a portable multi-function device (such as Apple’s iPhonex2122;). In response, a portable multi-function device can adapt its output depending on the nature of the coupled headset device. In particular, a portable multi-function device containing the present invention can, upon detecting only one speaker in a coupled headset accessory device, combine the multiple channels of a stereo audio signal into a single mono audio signal. Likewise, a portable multi-function device containing the present invention can alert users to the absence of a coupled microphone. 20060316 App. Date 20080813 Pub. Date 20090709

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Piezoelectric transducers Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090185045 page 438

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Electrostatic transducers § Microphones App. No. Title Abstract 20090245564 Assignee Apple Inc. Microphone packaging in a mobile communications device In one aspect, a boot located inside a mobile device holds a microphone. The boot has a straight, front chamber section whose mouth is aligned (vertically and horizontally) with a microphoneassociated, acoustic case opening in a sidewall of the outer housing of the device. In another aspect, the front chamber section is defined by a front sidewall on whose outer surface a circumferential rib is formed. This portion of the boot sidewall is disposed within a tube section (which may be formed in the sidewall of the device’s outer case), to form an acoustic seal around the mouth of the boot. Other embodiments are also described. 20060403 App. Date 20081223 Pub. Date 20091001

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Deaf-aid sets App. No. Title Abstract 20090202097 Assignee Apple Inc. Earphone having an articulated acoustic tube An in-ear earphone has a housing in which a driver is located. An articulated acoustic tube is coupled to the housing at its near end portion. The acoustic tube has an open far end portion that is to be inserted into an ear. A hinge or pivot mechanism is formed in the tube, between the near and far end portions. An acoustic aperture formed within the mechanism acoustically couples sound pressure waves, generated by the driver, to the far end portion of the acoustic tube. Other embodiments are also described. 20050225 App. Date 20080211 Pub. Date 20090813

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Loudspeakers, microphones, gramophone pick-ups or like acoustic electromechanical transducers § Monitoring arrangements Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090175456 page 471

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Wireless communication networks § Services or facilities specially adapted for wireless communication networks § Messaging, e.g. SMS [Short Messaging Service] Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090186642 page 332

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Electric heating § Circuitarrangements for electric light sources in general § Controlling App. No. Title Abstract Pri. Date 20090289571 Assignee APPLE INC. Active enclosure for computing device A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device disposed inside the housing. The light device is configured to illuminate the illuminable portion. 20041214 App. Date 20090731 Pub. Date 20091126

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475

H05K 03/00
Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090173610 page 343

H05K 01/00
Printed circuits § Printed circuits Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090067140 page 343

H05K 01/03
Printed circuits § Printed circuits § Details § Use ofmaterials for the substrate App. No. Title Abstract 20090283300 Assignee Apple Inc. Flex circuit with single sided routing and double sided attach A flex circuit having conductive traces formed on only one side of a base film for attaching to both sides of a DITO touch sensor panel is disclosed. By having conductive traces formed on only one side of the base film, the number of process steps and fabrication cost can be reduced because only a single etching step is needed. Furthermore, because the flex circuit is thinner, the resultant space savings can be utilized for other features in a device without enlarging the overall device package. 20080513 App. Date 20080516 Pub. Date 20091119

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H05K 01/09
Printed circuits § Printed circuits § Details § Use ofmaterials for the metallic pattern Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090266699 page 346

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H05K 03/00
Printed circuits § Apparatus or processes for manufacturing printed circuits Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090283300 page 476

H05K 05/00
Printed circuits § Casings, cabinets or drawers for electricapparatus App. No. Title Abstract Pri. Date 20090141459 Assignee Apple Inc. Methods and apparatus for providing holes through portions of a housing of an electronic device Electronic devices are provided with housing components that have improved aesthetics. One or more holes may be formed through an extruded portion of the housing. 20060707 App. Date 20080923 Pub. Date 20090604

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20090303692 Assignee Apple Inc. Aesthetically pleasing universal dock An aesthetically pleasing universal dock may support a variety of electronic devices of different shapes and designs while appearing to be customized to individually support each electronic device. The universal dock may support an electronic device using a support layer that may include any suitable material, including, for example, an array of vertical members, an elastic sponge-like substance, or any other suitable material. The compression of the support layer may be retained for future use with the electronic device, or the compression may be relieved, once the electronic device is removed from the universal dock. 20080609 App. Date 20080604 Pub. Date 20091210

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Printed circuits § Casings, cabinets or drawers for electricapparatus § Details

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20090067141 Assignee Apple Inc. Assembly of a handheld electronic device This invention is directed to several mechanical features of an electronic device. The electronic device may include a spring for simultaneously grounding several components. The electronic device may include several interlocking fences for protecting electronic device components from RF radiation. The electronic device may include an antenna assembly that includes distinct components for functional and aesthetic purposes. The electronic device may include a window for permitting RF transmissions. The electronic device may include a metal frame for stiffening the electronic device. The electronic device may include a bezel used for aesthetic purposes and to support numerous electronic device components. The electronic device may include a flexible housing operative to elastically deform to assemble the electronic device. The electronic device may include an unsupported button. 20050603 App. Date 20080904 Pub. Date 20090312

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Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090174995 page 64 20090175001 page 9

H05K 07/00
Printed circuits § Constructional details common to different types of electricapparatus App. No. Title Abstract 20090027866 Assignee APPLE INC. Semiconductor die package with internal bypass capacitors Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system that reduces voltage noise for a processor chip. The computer system includes a package which is configured to be sandwiched between the processor chip and a circuit board. This package has a bottom surface, which is configured to receive electrical connections for power, ground and other signals from the circuit board, and a top surface, which is configured to provide electrical connections for power, ground and the other signals to the processor chip. A plurality of bypass capacitors are integrated into the package and are coupled between the power and ground connections for the processor chip, so that the plurality of bypass capacitors reduce voltage noise between the power and ground connections for the IC device. 20050204 App. Date 20080930 Pub. Date 20090129

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20090077787 Assignee Apple Inc. Method of manufacturing an electronic device with a unitary outer body Various embodiments of the present invention provide for methods of manufacturing an electronic device that utilizes a unitary outer body. In one embodiment, a method is provided for installing an exterior component into an interior chamber of the unitary outer body through an opening in the outer body. The exterior component may be sized such that it cannot fit into an open end of the outer body when it is coupled with an interior component. As the unitary outer body cannot be disassembled to receive the coupled components into its interior, a method of the present invention inserts an end of the exterior component into the unitary outer body through an opening provided in the outer body to couple with the interior component. 20050707 App. Date 20070926 Pub. Date 20090326

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Printed circuits § Constructional details common to different types of electricapparatus § Arrangements of circuit components or wiring on supporting structure § Resilient or clamping means for holding component to structure App. No. Title Abstract 20090059502 Assignee Apple Inc. Assembly of an electronic device An electronic device is provided. The electronic device may include a plate placed behind a screen formed from a window and a display module to provide the screen with additional stiffness (e.g., to resist dropping events). The window may be maintained in the electronic device by trapping the window between a bezel and the display module. In some embodiments, the window may include a chamfered edge operative to be received by a recessed edge in the bezel. In some embodiments, the input mechanism of the electronic device may be metallic and need to be grounded, but may be surrounded by plastic components or other non-grounding components. The electronic device may include screws operative to pass through a circuit board to reach a frame, which may serve as a ground, where the screws are located in proximity of the button. In some embodiments, the circuit board may include an additional component for grounding the button 20070905 App. Date 20080904 Pub. Date 20090305

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H05K 07/14
Printed circuits § Constructional details common to different types of electricapparatus § Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090059485 page 16

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H05K 07/16
Printed circuits § Constructional details common to different types of electricapparatus § Mounting supporting structure in casing or on frame or rack § on hinges or pivots Patent applications also belong to this classification and are already shown: 20090267677 page 174

H05K 07/20
Printed circuits § Constructional details common to different types of electricapparatus § Modifications to facilitate cooling, ventilating, or heating App. No. Title Abstract 20090175003 Assignee Apple Inc. Systems and methods for cooling electronic devices using airflow dividers An electronic device can be provided with a heat-generating component and a cooling module for dissipating heat. In some embodiments, the cooling component may include a fan configured to produce an outflow of air, and a divider configured not only to direct a first portion of the outflow between a first surface of the divider and the heat-generating component, but also to direct a second portion of the outflow along a second surface of the divider. In other embodiments, the cooling component may include a divider and a pressure clip. A first portion of the pressure clip may be configured to exert a pressure on a first surface of the divider such that the pressure may hold a portion of a second surface of the divider in contact with the heat-generating component. 20080103 App. Date 20080925 Pub. Date 20090709

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H05K 09/00
Printed circuits § Screening ofapparatus or components against electric or magnetic fields

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20090173534 Assignee Apple Inc. I/o connectors with extendable faraday cage An apparatus providing one or more I/O connections to a computer. The apparatus includes a Faraday cage generally about a flex cable, or other computing element, that may translate when the I/O ports to the computer are utilized. The embodiment maintains the Faraday cage for the flex cable or element as the I/O port housing opens or closes. 20080107 App. Date 20080829 Pub. Date 20090709

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20090175020 Assignee Apple Inc. Metal retaining features for handheld electronic device casing This invention is directed to mechanical and electromagnetic shielding features of an electronic device case. An electronic device case is formed of two housings, each housing having integrated snaps, channels, or other retaining features used to secure the housings together. The housings additionally include integrated retaining features used to secure electronic components within the device case. The housings and retaining features are formed of amorphous metals or other materials with high elasticities. Because the retaining features necessary to assemble the case and secure the electronic components to the case form integral parts of the housings, no external retaining features are required to assemble the electronic device in the case. 20070320 App. Date 20080520 Pub. Date 20090709

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20090244878 Assignee Apple Inc. Conforming, electro-magnetic interference reducing cover for circuit components An electronic circuit component is provided with shielding for electro-magnetic interference (x201c;EMIx201d;) by covering at least part of the component with a layer of electrical insulation that conforms to the shape of the surface to which the insulation is applied. At least part of the surface of the insulation is then covered by a layer of EMI shielding that conforms to the shape of the surface of the insulation to which the shielding is applied. 20080325 App. Date 20080619 Pub. Date 20091001

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20090273912 Assignee Apple Inc. Interlocking emi shield An electromagnetic interference shield system is provided. Each EMI shield may include a frame providing the structure around the electronic device components to be shielded, and a cover operative to be placed over the frame to prevent electromagnetic radiation from passing over the frame. Each frame may be coupled to a circuit board, and enclose electronic components in need of shielding. Each cover may be coupled to its corresponding frame using at least one snap that extends from the periphery of the cover towards the frame and circuit board. To minimize the space taken by the EMI shields, the snaps of adjacent covers may be offset or staggered so that opposing snaps engage voids left between snaps of the opposing cover, thus reducing the space needed between adjacent EMI shields by up to the width of a snap. 20040910 App. Date 20080430 Pub. Date 20091105

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20090290319 Assignee APPLE INC. Electromagnetic shielding in small-form-factor device In a device having a circuit board bearing one or more components requiring electromagnetic shielding, and having a subassembly with a conductive backplane, the circuit board is mounted beneath that backplane. Each component or group of components requiring shielding is surrounded by a grounded shielding can having an open top. Conductive spring fingers, aligned with the walls of the can, are formed in or on the backplane. When the device is assembled, the backplane closes the can. The spring fingers press against, or interengage with, the tops of the can walls, electrically bridging any gap resulting from assembly tolerances. 20090519 App. Date 20080520 Pub. Date 20091126

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IPC Catchword Index
Catch Word ACCELERATION electric switches responsive to ACCELERATION ACCOUNT(S) electric digital computers for accounting ADDRESSING memories AMUSEMENT(S) ANIMATION effects in images ANTHROPOMETRIC APPLIANCES APTITUDE testing mental APTITUDE ARTERIOMETERS ASSEMBLING of electric conductors or line connectors, e.g. battery terminals ASSEMBLING of glass panes to frames ASSEMBLING of metal parts to other metal parts ASSEMBLING of printed circuits with electric components BANDWIDTH reduction for television signal transmission BANDWIDTH reduction in transmission systems BANK(S) -accounting computers BATTERY(-IES) charging electric BATTERY(-IES) BEACONS radio or radar BEACONS BLOCK(S) of associated electrical connections BOARD(S) suspension BOARD(S) for household use BRAIN localising BRAIN centres BUFFERING of data flow in electric digital computers BUILDING(S) CABINET(S) for electric components or apparatus CANISTERS CARD(S) cases CARRIER(S) for umbrellas or walking sticks CASING(S) for electric components or apparatus CASTING plastics or substances in a plastic state in general CELLULAR systems for mobile switching centres CELLULAR [materials] layered products with a layer of CELLULAR structure CENTRE(S), CENTER(S) mobile switching CENTRE(S) with two-way radio or inductive link CHARACTERS recognition of CHARACTERS CHARGING of batteries CHEMICAL(S) processes and apparatus, in general CIRCUITS monostable, bistable, or multistable CIRCUITS CLEANING electric batteries CODE(S) conversion of CODE(S) COLLAR(S) pressing sleeves or COLLAR(S) on to shafts or like members COLLECTORS providing electric connection between relatively moving conductive parts COMBS making hair COMBS of plastics COMPANIONS (work boxes or baskets) COMPILERS COMPILING statistics IPC H01H 35/14 G06F 17/00 G06F 12/00 A63 G06T 13/00 A61B 05/00 A61B 05/00 A61B 05/00 H01R 43/00 E06B 03/54 B23P 11/00 H05K 03/00 H04N 07/26 H04B 01/66 G06F 17/00 H02J 07/00 G01S 01/00 H01R 11/00 A47G 29/00 A61B 05/00 G06F 05/06 E04 H05K 05/00 A47 A45C 11/00 A45F 05/00 H05K 05/00 B29 H04Q 07/22 B32B 03/00 H04Q 07/22 G06K 09/00 H02J 07/00 B01 H03K 03/00 H01M 06/50 H03M 07/00 B23P 11/00 H01R 39/00 B29 A45C 11/00 G06F 09/44 G06 Page 348 232 188 12 287 11 11 11 371 25 15 477 453 395 232 376 53 360 11 11 172 24 477 8 7 8 477 18 467 20 467 270 376 13 389 354 393 15 371 18 7 176 59

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Catch Word COMPRESSION of speech signals COMPUTER(S) COMPUTER(S) multimedia applications COMPUTER(S) Self-test of COMPUTER(S) CONNECTIONS testing of electric CONNECTIONS CONTAINER(S) for electric components or apparatus in general CONTAINER(S) miscellaneous household CONTAINER(S) CONTOURS following CONTOURS for character recognition CONTOURS following CONTOURS in programme control arrangements CONTROL(S) for exercising machines CONVERSION electronic analogue/digital CONVERSION COOLING of lighting devices CORDS grips for electric connector CORDS COURSES measuring COURSES CRYSTALS used as transducers CURRENT(S) rotary CURRENT(S) collectors CURSOR circuits CURVES following CURVES in programme control CUTTING shaping by flame CUTTING DATA processing DEAF electric DEAF aids DECORATING DEEP-DRAWING sheets of plastics or substances in a plastic state in general DEFLOCCULATING DEPOLARISING, DEPOLARIZING circuits for DEPOLARISING DESK(S) for electric switchgear DISASSEMBLING machines for DISASSEMBLING parts DISTENDING parts of the body for medical purposes DOMESTIC equipment DOOR(S) fittings or operating mechanisms DRAG(S) measuring DRAG(S) in navigation DRAWERS for electric components or apparatus in general DRIFT(S) measuring DRIFT(S) for navigation DRILLING [drills] DRILLING plastics or substances in a plastic state in general EARTHING plates or pins for EARTHING EBONITE moulding EBONITE ELECTRICITY distribution of ELECTRICITY ELECTRODES for connection to the terrestrial mass ELECTROSTRICTION transducers using ELECTROSTRICTION EMERGENCIES electric stand-by supply arrangements for EMERGENCIES EMULATION END-CAPS for rods or tubes END-PIECES of wires or cables for electric connection ENDOSMOSE (ENDOSMOSIS) ENGRAVING processes EQUATIONS solving EQUATIONS ERROR(S) -detection or ERROR(S) -correction for information storage on a record carrier ERROR(S) -detection or ERROR(S) -correction, in electric digital computers ETCHING processes for producing decorations ETUIS FATIGUE testing FATIGUE of the body FETTLING of articles moulded from plastics or substances in a plastic state IPC G10L 19/00 G06 G06F 17/00 G06F 11/22 G01R 31/04 H05K 05/00 A47G 29/00 G06K 09/00 G05B 19/00 A63B 24/00 H03M 01/00 F21V 29/00 H01R 13/58 G01C 21/00 H04R 17/00 H01R 39/00 G09G 05/08 G05B 19/00 B23 G06 H04R 25/00 B44 B29 B01 H02J 07/00 H02B 01/01 B23P 19/00 A61 A47 E05 G01C 21/00 H05K 05/00 G01C 21/00 B23 H01R 04/66 B29 H02 H01R 04/66 H04R 17/00 H02J 09/00 G06F 09/44 B23P 11/00 H01R 11/00 B01 B44C 01/22 G06 G11B 20/18 G06F 11/00 B44C 01/22 A45C 11/00 A61B 05/00 B29 Page 334 59 232 187 50 477 11 270 55 13 393 30 365 34 472 371 324 55 15 59 473 21 18 13 376 374 17 11 8 25 34 477 34 15 359 18 374 359 472 382 176 15 360 13 21 59 337 184 21 7 11 18

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Catch Word FOLLOW-UP [devices] electric FOLLOW-UP FOOT (FEET) for furniture FRAMEWORK(S) for switchgear FREQUENCY automatic control of radio FREQUENCY FUNCTIONS evaluating FUNCTIONS GAIN controlling GAIN in electric amplifiers GAMMA-RADIATION stimulated emission devices using GAMMARADIATION GATES operation or control of GATES GATEWAYS for connecting between networks GATING of electric signals GAUNTLETS GENERATION of electricity GLOVE(S) GREENHOUSES building features of GREENHOUSES GUNS cabinets or racks for storing GUNS HABERDASHERY HANDLING of language data HARDENING preventing HARDENING of paint brushes HEALTH medical or surgical treatment for HEALTH HEARING-AIDS electric HEARING-AIDS HEAT dissipating HEAT in electric components or apparatus in general HEAT-EXCHANGE apparatus in general HEAT-EXCHANGE making heat exchangers HELIOGRAPHS HOLDERS for keys HOROLOGY HUSSIFS HYDROMETERS using HYDROMETERS for testing electric cells HYGIENE IMPACT measuring IMPACT IMPEDANCE(S) measuring IMPEDANCE(S) INDICATING control arrangements or circuits for visual indicators INDICATING indicators for signalling INFORMATION electric digital computers for INFORMATION retrieval INOCULATION INPUT for electric digital computers INVENTORY electric digital computers for INVENTORY INVOICING electric digital computers for INVOICING IONISATION, IONIZATION measuring IONISATION IRRADIATION for chemical or physical processes JACK(S) telephone JACK(S) JOINING machines for assembling or fittings parts together JOINTS for electric conductors JOYSTICK, JOY STICK JOYSTICK for data input in electric digital computers KEYBOARDS for electric digital computers LANGUAGE(S) handling of LANGUAGE(S) data LEGS furniture LEGS LETTER(S) identification or recognition of LETTER(S) LIGHT-PEN(S) for electric digital computers LIGHTING combinations of LIGHTING -devices with other articles LINK(S) making or repairing LINK(S) of chains LUGGAGE preventing theft of LUGGAGE IPC G05 A47B 91/00 H02B 01/01 H03L 07/00 G06 H03G 03/00 H01S 04/00 E05 H04L 12/66 H03K 17/00 A41D 19/00 H02 A41D 19/00 E04 A47B 81/00 A44 G06F 17/20 B44 A61 H04R 25/00 H05K 07/20 F28 B21D 53/02 G08B 05/00 A47G 29/00 G04 A45C 11/00 H01M 06/50 A61 G01L 05/00 G01R 27/00 G09G 05/00 G08B 05/00 G06F 17/30 A61 G06F 03/00 G06F 17/00 G06F 17/00 G01N 27/00 B01J 19/08 H01R 24/04 B23P 19/00 H01R 43/00 G06F 03/033 G06F 03/02 G06F 17/20 A47B 91/00 G06K 09/00 G06F 03/033 F21V 33/00 B21 G08B 13/14 Page 55 9 374 392 59 384 373 25 418 389 6 374 6 24 8 6 246 21 11 473 482 33 14 294 11 54 7 354 11 46 50 310 294 249 11 72 232 232 46 13 368 17 371 91 89 246 9 270 91 31 14 295

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Catch Word MACHINE(S) tools MARCHING machines for exercise MATCHING of digital data MEASURING MEASURING of physiological or psychological characteristics MENTAL testing MENTAL aptitude MERGING of digital data METAL(S) machining operations on METAL(S), or mechanical treatment of METAL(S) (working METAL(S)) METAL(S) making METAL(S) articles MITTENS MONITORING of telephonic communication systems MONITORING of television communication systems MONITORING of transmission systems in general MOULDING(S) electric contacts in or to bases or cases MOULDING(S) plastics or substances in a plastic state in general MOUSE used as input device in computers MULTIVIBRATORS MUSCLES measuring force of MUSCLES NAVIGATION NERVES testing NERVES NETWORKS bus transfer protocol NETWORKS local area NETWORKS NOISE generating NOISE currents or voltages OPERATION(S) appliances for performing surgical or medical OPERATION(S) ORGANS computer ORGANS OUTPUT for electric digital computers PARKING signalling arrangements indicating free spaces in PARKING areas PATH configuration in networks PHASE-LOCKED LOOP (PLL) for frequency or phase control PHONONS stimulated-emission devices using PHONONS PHYSIOLOGY measuring physiological characteristics PIEZO-ELECTRICITY transducers using PIEZO-ELECTRICITY PIPING -cord PLASTIC [materials] working PLASTICs or substances in a PLASTIC state in general PLOTTING in navigation POCKET(S) receptacles for special purposes POSITION fixing POSITION by radio POSITION programmed control of POSITION in machine tools POWER supply arrangements for digital computers POWER supply arrangements for static stores PRESS(ES) making PRESS(ES) fit connections PRESSING shaping plastics or substances in a plastic state by PRESSING PRESSURE measuring PRESSURE of body fluids PREVENTING fraudulent or unauthorized calling PRINT(S) making or treatment of photographic PRINT(S) PRINT(S) recognition of printed characters PRINTED CIRCUITS electrical connections for PRINTED CIRCUITS PROCESSING data PROCESSING equipment in general PROGRAMME(S), PROGRAM(S) PROGRAMME(S) control in electric digital computers PROGRAMME(S), PROGRAM(S) PROGRAMME(S) control systems PROTECTION tubing for PROTECTION of electric cables PROTOCOL for digital communication control IPC B21 A63B 22/02 G06F 07/00 G01 A61B 05/00 A61B 05/00 G06F 07/00 B21 B21 A41D 19/00 H04M 03/22 H04N 17/00 H04B 17/00 H01R 13/40 B29 G06F 03/033 H03K 03/00 G01L 05/00 G01C 21/00 A61B 05/00 G06F 13/42 H04L 12/28 H03B 29/00 A61 G10H 07/00 G06F 03/00 G08B 05/00 H04L 12/28 H03L 07/00 H01S 04/00 A61B 05/00 H04R 17/00 D04 B29 G01C 21/00 A45C 11/00 G01S 05/00 G05B 19/00 G06F 01/26 G11C 05/14 B23P 11/00 B29 A61B 05/00 H04M 01/66 G03 G06K 09/00 H01R 12/00 G06F 15/00 G06F 09/00 G05B 19/00 H02G 03/04 H04L 29/06 Page 14 12 173 34 11 11 173 14 14 6 430 460 400 363 18 91 389 46 34 11 205 414 383 11 331 72 294 414 392 373 11 472 24 18 34 7 53 55 67 339 15 18 11 427 53 270 362 209 175 55 375 420

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Catch Word PSYCHOLOGY measuring psychological characteristics; psycho-technics RANDOM access stores in electric digital computers REACTANCE measuring REACTANCE READING printed or written characters RECEPTACLES for special travelling purposes RECOGNITION of printed or written characters RECREATION REFRACTORS lamp REFRACTORS REGENERATION of TV signals for recording REGULATING of data flow in electric digital computers REINFORCING of plastics or substances in a plastic state RESERVATION electric computers for RESERVATION of seats RESONATORS for non-electric sound in particular musical instruments REVOLUTIONS measuring number of REVOLUTIONS per unit time ROLLING metal ROTATIONS measuring number of ROTATIONS per unit time ROUTES determining ROUTES RUBBER working RUBBER SATELLITES communication systems using SATELLITES SEAT(S) electric digital computers for SEAT(S) reservation SECRET digital communication, e.g. in telegraph systems SELECTING of digital data SELF-INDUCTION measuring SELF-INDUCTION SEMAPHORE(S) for signalling of messages SEMICONDUCTOR(S) testing SEMICONDUCTOR(S) devices SERVICING of electric batteries SHAFT(S) pressing sleeves or collars on to SHAFT(S) SHAPING of plastics or substances plastic in a plastic state in general, mechanical methods SHIELDS against electric or magnetic fields SHIELDS for lighting devices SHOCK(S) electric switches responsive to SHOCK(S) SIGNAL(S) tracers SKETCHING SKI(S) cabinets or racks for storing SKI(S) SLEEVE(S) pressing metal SLEEVE(S) on to shafts SOUND(S) input or output to or from electric digital computers SPEECH compression SPEECH input or output to or from electric digital computers STALL(S) -gloves as common wearing apparel STAND-BY arrangements for electric supply STATISTICS electric digital computers for STATISTICS STEREOSCOPY television systems using STEREOSCOPY STICK(S) carriers for walking STICK(S) STIPPLING [appliances] STORES for storage of data combined with electric digital computers STRAIN relieving STRAIN on electric connections STRIPING in weaving STROBING of electric signals SUPPORTS miscellaneous SUPPORTS for household use SURFACE(S) ornamenting or decorating SURFACE(S) SWITCH(ES) electronic SWITCH(ES) SWITCHING electronic SWITCHING IPC A61B 05/00 G06F 12/00 G01R 27/00 G06K 09/00 A45C 11/00 G06K 09/00 A63 F21V 05/00 H04N 05/93 G06F 05/06 B29 G06F 17/00 G10 G01P 03/00 B21 G01P 03/00 G01C 21/00 B29 H04B 07/185 G06F 17/00 H04L 09/00 G06F 07/00 G01R 27/00 G08B 05/00 G01R 31/26 H01M 06/50 B23P 11/00 B29 H05K 09/00 F21V 15/00 H01H 35/14 G01R 31/28 B44 A47B 81/00 B23P 11/00 G06F 03/16 G10L 19/00 G06F 03/16 A41D 19/00 H02J 09/00 G06F 17/00 H04N 13/00 A45F 05/00 B44 G06F 13/00 H01R 13/58 D03 H03K 17/00 A47G 29/00 B44 H03K 17/00 H03K 17/00 Page 11 188 50 270 7 270 12 25 447 172 18 232 328 47 14 47 34 18 400 232 402 173 50 294 50 354 15 18 482 30 348 51 21 8 15 171 334 171 6 382 232 459 8 21 198 365 24 389 11 21 389 389

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Catch Word SYMBOLS recognition of SYMBOLS SYNCHRONISATION, SYNCHRONIZATION SYNCHRONISATION of generators of electronic oscillations or pulses TELE-AUTOGRAPHIC systems TELEPHONE(S) answering TELEVISION contrast or brightness control TEMPERATURE control of TEMPERATURE in general TOTALISATORS for electrically computing outcome of betting TOTALISING, TOTALIZING TOTALISING of measured values in general TOUCH SWITCHES TRACK(S) endless TRACK(S) for exercising athletes TRAFFIC electric digital computers for TRAFFIC control TRANSCEIVERS TRANSFERRING in electric digital computers TRANSFORMER(S) built into electric connectors TRANSPARENCY(-IES) bearing pictures for projection TRAP(S) doors TRIGGER circuits TUBE(S), tubing TUBE(S) for protecting electric cables VARIABLES measuring VARIABLES VEHICLES measuring position or course of VEHICLES VENTILATION of electric components of apparatus in general VIBRATIONS, [vibrators] electric switches responsive to VIBRATIONS VOCODERS VOLUME compressing or expanding VOLUME [= amplitude of audio signals] WALKING exercising apparatus WAX(ES) moulding or casting WAX(ES) in general WEAPON(S) electric digital computers for WEAPON(S) WEAVING WHALEBONE working of WHALEBONE WINDOW(S) fittings or operating mechanisms WORK artistic or decorative WORK WORKING any substance by process applicable to metal WORKING for artistic or decorative purposes WORKING metal WORKING plastics or substances in a plastic state in general WRIST(S) watches IPC G06K 09/00 H03L 07/00 G08C 21/00 H04M 01/64 H04N 05/57 G05D 23/00 G06F 17/00 G01D 01/00 H03K 17/96 A63B 22/02 G06F 17/00 H04B 01/38 G06F 07/00 H01R 13/66 G03 E05 H03K 03/00 H02G 03/04 G01 G01C 21/00 H05K 07/20 H01H 35/14 G10L 19/00 H03G 07/00 A63B 22/02 B29 G06F 17/00 D03 B29 E05 B44 B21 B44 B21 B29 G04 Page 270 392 302 427 440 56 232 43 391 12 232 395 173 367 53 25 389 375 34 34 482 348 334 388 12 18 232 24 18 25 21 14 21 14 18 54

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