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Michael F. Culbert - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents

Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

01/19/17 - 20170018972 - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert, Brett C. Bilbrey, David I. Simon, Peter M. Arnold

Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

09/17/15 - 20150263540 - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert, Brett C. Bilbrey, David I. Simon, Peter M. Arnold

Always-on audio control for mobile device

05/14/15 - 20150134331 - In an embodiment, an integrated circuit may include one or more CPUs, a memory controller, and a circuit configured to remain powered on when the rest of the SOC is powered down. The circuit may be configured to receive audio samples from a microphone, and match those audio samples against
Inventors: Timothy J. Millet, Manu Gulati, Michael F. Culbert

Multicolor light emitting diodes

07/17/14 - 20140197432 - A device such as a multicolor light emitting diode that emits different colors of light and that may combine the different colors emitted by individual light emitting diodes. The multicolor LED may include a common anode terminal that may be connected to each anode of the individual light emitting diodes.
Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Duncan Kerr, Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Linking multiple independent control systems to distribute reponse

03/13/14 - 20140074313 - A linked multiple independent control system can include two or more independent controllers configured to cooperatively control operating points of a system. In one particular embodiment, the linked multiple independent control system can control operating temperatures of a computing device. In one embodiment, the independent controllers can operate in parallel
Inventors: Keith Cox, Kit-man Wan, Michael F. Culbert

Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

02/27/14 - 20140054974 - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to
Inventors: Brett C. Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert, Peter M. Arnold, David I. Simon, Mushtaq Sarwar, Richard W. Devaul

Timing controller capable of switching between graphics processing units

11/14/13 - 20130300925 - A display system is disclosed that is capable of switching between graphics processing units (GPUs). Some embodiments may include a display system, including a display, a timing controller (T-CON) coupled to the display, the T-CON including a plurality of receivers, and a plurality of GPUs, where each GPU is coupled
Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Michael F. Culbert, Michael Nugent

Multicolor light emitting diodes

04/25/13 - 20130102097 - A device such as a multicolor light emitting diode that emits different colors of light and that may combine the different colors emitted by individual light emitting diodes. The multicolor LED may include a common anode terminal that may be connected to each anode of the individual light emitting diodes.
Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Duncan Kerr, Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Thermal management techniques in an electronic device

02/14/13 - 20130041513 - 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
Inventors: Keith Cox, Andrew Bradley Just, Matthew G. Watson, Eric Albert, David Powers, Daniel Ariel West, Donald J. Novotney, Michael F. Culbert

Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment

11/29/12 - 20120303980 - Various embodiments of a wirelessly powered local computing environment are described. The wireless powered local computing environment includes at least a near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power supply arranged to wirelessly provide power to any of a number of suitably configured devices. In the described embodiments, the devices arranged to
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert, Brett C. Bilbrey, David I. Simon, Peter M. Arnold

Multicolor lighting system

07/12/12 - 20120176773 - A multicolor light source including a first light source operably to emit a first light of a first color and a second light source operably to emit a second light of a second color. The multicolor light source also includes a first wave guide optically connected to the first light
Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Duncan Kerr, Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Electronic device with two image sensors

06/28/12 - 20120162465 - An electronic device for producing an image of an object is disclosed. The electronic device may include a black-and-white camera having a first sensor area configured to receive luma data pertaining to the object. The first sensor area may correspond to a first pixel array, the luma data associated with
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert, Chris Ligtenberg

Image capture using three-dimensional reconstruction

03/29/12 - 20120075432 - Embodiments may take the form of three-dimensional image sensing devices configured to capture an image including one or more objects. In one embodiments, the three-dimensional image sensing device includes a first image device configured to capture a first image and extract depth information for the one or more objects. Additionally,
Inventors: Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert, David I. Simon, Rich Devaul, Mushtaq Sarwar, David S. Gere

Backlight and ambient light sensor system

01/05/12 - 20120001960 - Apparatuses and methods to operate a display device of an electronic device. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a user setting of a display control parameter, and altering, based on the user setting, an effect of an ambient light sensor value (ALS) on control of the display control parameter.
Inventors: Scott M. Herz, Roberto G. Yepez, Michael F. Culbert, Scott Forstall

Incorporating chromatic sensors in computer mice

03/31/11 - 20110074683 - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that incorporate chromatic sensors in a mouse to vary the operation of the mouse. Some embodiments may include a method of modifying the programming of a mouse that includes sampling, with the chromatic sensor, an optical property of a surface upon with the mouse is
Inventors: Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Multicolor light emitting diodes

12/30/10 - 20100328936 - A device such as a multicolor light emitting diode that emits different colors of light and that may combine the different colors emitted by individual light emitting diodes. The multicolor LED may include a common anode terminal that may be connected to each anode of the individual light emitting diodes.
Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Duncan Kerr, Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Multicolor lighting system

12/30/10 - 20100328935 - A system for displaying multiple colors individually or in combination with one another. The system may emit red, green and blue light from light emitting diodes and may additionally provide white light to brighten the color provided by the red, green and blue light emitting diodes. The white light source
Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Duncan Kerr, Brett Bilbrey, Michael F. Culbert

Track for improved video compression

09/02/10 - 20100220231 - A computer readable medium for compressing video data with an edit track is provided. Generally, computer readable code for compressing video data is provided. The computer readable code for compressing comprises computer readable code for accessing the edit track to use data in the edit track during the compressing. A
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert

Display system with improved graphics abilities while switching graphics processing units

07/01/10 - 20100164964 - Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for improving graphics abilities while switching between graphics processing units (GPUs). Some embodiments may include a display system, including a plurality of graphics processing units (GPUs) and a memory buffer coupled to the GPUs via a timing controller, where the memory buffer stores data associated
Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Victor H. Yin, Michael F. Culbert

Timing controller capable of switching between graphics processing units

07/01/10 - 20100164962 - A display system is disclosed that is capable of switching between graphics processing units (GPUs). Some embodiments may include a display system, including a display, a timing controller (T-CON) coupled to the display, the T-CON including a plurality of receivers, and a plurality of GPUs, where each GPU is coupled
Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Michael F. Culbert, Michael Nugent

Thermal management techniques in an electronic device

12/03/09 - 20090299543 - 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
Inventors: Keith Cox, Andrew Bradley Just, Matthew G. Watson, Eric Albert, David Powers, Daniel Ariel West, Donald J. Novotney, Michael F. Culbert

Electronic device with two image sensors

08/20/09 - 20090207272 - An electronic device for producing an image of an object is disclosed. The electronic device may include a black-and-white camera having a first sensor area configured to receive luma data pertaining to the object. The first sensor area may correspond to a first pixel array, the luma data associated with
Inventors: Michael F. Culbert, Chris Ligtenberg

Switching between graphics sources to facilitate power management and/or security

03/26/09 - 20090079746 - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that switches between frame buffers which are used to refresh a display. During operation, the system refreshes the display from a first frame buffer which is located in a first memory. Upon receiving a request to switch frame buffers for the
Inventors: Brian D. Howard, Paul A. Baker, Michael F. Culbert, David G. Conroy, William C. Athas


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