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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Apple Inc look like?

Total Applications: 113
Granted Patents: 89
Grant Index 84.76 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 16 (15.24%)
In-Process Applications: 7
Average Grant Time: 3.44 Years
Average Office Actions: 2.33

Which Technology Area Apple Inc is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2617 Computer Graphic Processing, 3D Animation, Display Color Attribute, Object Processing, Hardware and Memory 3
2622 Selective Visual Display Systems 3
2624 Selective Visual Display Systems 3
2627 Selective Visual Display Systems 3
2645 Telecommunications: Analog Radio Telephone; Equipment Details 3

How many patents are Apple Inc filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 0*
2020 3
2019 4
2018 13

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Apple Inc in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220028427A1

Abstract:
Some embodiments provide a media-editing application with novel editing tools. The media editing application provides an in-line precision editor that can be opened in the composite display area. In some embodiments, a selection of an edge between two clips expands a composite lane into two lanes, a first lane and a second lane. The first lane is then used to perform edits to the left side of the selected edge, while the second lane is used to perform edits to the right side of the selected edge. In some embodiments, the first lane shows the additional media content available for the clip on the left side of the edge to include. The second lane shows the additional media content available for the clip on the right side of the edge to include. The additional media content is in the source media file, of which a clip represents a portion.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Apple Inc
Inventors: Cerf Dave


Publication number: US20220027621A1

Abstract:
Some implementations of the disclosure involve, at a device having one or more processors, one or more image sensors, and an illumination source, detecting a first attribute of an eye based on pixel differences associated with different wavelengths of light in a first image of the eye. These implementations next determine a first location associated with the first attribute in a three dimensional (3D) coordinate system based on depth information from a depth sensor. Various implementations detect a second attribute of the eye based on a glint resulting from light of the illumination source reflecting off a cornea of the eye. These implementations next determine a second location associated with the second attribute in the 3D coordinate system based on the depth information from the depth sensor, and determine a gaze direction in the 3D coordinate system based on the first location and the second location.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Apple Inc
Inventors: Gao Hua


Publication number: US20220030095A1

Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for efficient data transfer within a user space network stack. Unlike prior art monolithic networking stacks, the exemplary networking stack architecture described hereinafter includes various components that span multiple domains (both in-kernel, and non-kernel). For example, unlike traditional “socket” based communication, disclosed embodiments can transfer data directly between the kernel and user space domains. Direct transfer reduces the per-byte and per-packet costs relative to socket based communication. A user space networking stack is disclosed that enables extensible, cross-platform-capable, user space control of the networking protocol stack functionality. The user space networking stack facilitates tighter integration between the protocol layers (including TLS) and the application or daemon. Exemplary systems can support multiple networking protocol stack instances (including an in-kernel traditional network stack).

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Apple Inc
Inventors: Shen Wei


How are Apple Inc’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17498938 Media-Editing Application With Novel Editing Tools OPAP Central, Docket
17499205 Sensor Fusion Eye Tracking OPAP Central, Docket
17498574 Methods And Apparatus For Sharing And Arbitration Of Host Stack Information With User Space Communication Stacks OPAP Central, Docket
17497758 Stylus For Electronic Devices OPAP Central, Docket