Patent Number: 8,577,633

Title: Gyro zero turn rate offset correction over temperature in a personal mobile device

Abstract: A personal mobile device housing contains a display screen, a wireless telephony communications transceiver, and a battery charger interface. A temperature sensor and a gyro sensor whose zero turn rate output contains an offset are also included. A lookup table has gyro zero turn rate offset correction values associated with different temperature values. A programmed processor accesses the lookup table to correct the output of the gyro sensor for zero turn rate offset. It is automatically determined, during in-the-field use, when the device is in a motionless state, and the output of the temperature and gyro sensors are read. The read gyro output is written to the lookup table as part of a pair of associated temperature and zero turn rate offset correction values. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.

Inventors: Patel; Parin (San Francisco, CA)

Assignee: Apple Inc.

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017