Patents by Inventor Ada Chan

Ada Chan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10387104
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to audio management for a web browser. For example, an electronic device such as a mobile device may enable a user to navigate to a webpage within a web browser. In some embodiments, the webpage may automatically initiate presentation of audio content. However, the user may wish to quickly silence the audio content that is playing without locating the media player controls of the audio content within the webpage. Accordingly, the present aspects provide audio control for a web browser. Specifically, an audio control affordance may be displayed at a noticeable and recognizable position or area in the web browser, and based on a determination that a webpage includes audio content and/or determination of playback of the audio content. The user may in turn readily adjust a property of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Steven Falkenburg, Alan Hshieh, Patrick L. Coffman, Ada Chan, Richard Mondello, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20190220243
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying an icon representation of a webpage are provided. In one exemplary method, while displaying a web browser, an electronic device receives a request to display an icon representation of a webpage. In response to receiving the request, the device determines whether the webpage provides access to an image that meets predefined quality standards. In accordance with a determination that the webpage provides access to an image that meets predefined quality standards, the device displays the high-quality image as an icon associated with the webpage at a respective location in the web browser. In accordance with a determination that the webpage does not provide access to an image that meets the predefined quality standards, the device identifies other content associated with the webpage, generates a generated icon based on the content, and displays the generated icon at a respective location in the web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Ada CHAN, Steven FALKENBURG, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Richard MONDELLO, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 10275116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and managing docked browser tabs are provided. In one exemplary method, a webpage may be open in a first tab in a browser application on an electronic device. In response to one or more inputs, the state of the webpage in the first tab may be changed. A user may request to open the webpage in a second tab that is different from the first tab; and it may then be determined whether the first tab is a docked tab and whether the webpage is associated with a docked tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a docked tab and that the first tab is a docked tab, the webpage is presented with the state of the webpage in the first tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a standard tab and that the first tab is not a docked tab, the webpage may be presented in the second tab with a state different from the state of the webpage in the first tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Ada Chan, Steven Falkenburg, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Richard Mondello, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20180349659
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a media capture user interface that includes a media capture preview of objects in a field of view of the camera. While displaying the media capture user interface, the electronic device scans the field of view of the camera for data encoded in an optical machine-readable format. In accordance with a determination that the field of view of the camera includes data encoded in the optical machine-readable format that meets respective notification criteria, the electronic device displays a notification that indicates that the camera application has detected data encoded in the optical machine-readable format. In accordance with a determination that the field of view of the camera does not include data encoded in the optical machine-readable format that meets the respective notification criteria, the electronic device maintains display of the media capture user interface of the camera application without displaying the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Behkish Johnnie Manzari, Ada Chan, Yongjun Zhang, Patrick Lee Coffman, Charles Ying, Steven Jon Falkenburg
  • Publication number: 20160357507
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to audio management for a web browser. For example, an electronic device such as a mobile device may enable a user to navigate to a webpage within a web browser. In some embodiments, the webpage may automatically initiate presentation of audio content. However, the user may wish to quickly silence the audio content that is playing without locating the media player controls of the audio content within the webpage. Accordingly, the present aspects provide audio control for a web browser. Specifically, an audio control affordance may be displayed at a noticeable and recognizable position or area in the web browser, and based on a determination that a webpage includes audio content and/or determination of playback of the audio content. The user may in turn readily adjust a property of the audio content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Steven FALKENBURG, Alan HSHIEH, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Ada CHAN, Richard MONDELLO, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI
  • Publication number: 20160357363
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and managing docked browser tabs are provided. In one exemplary method, a webpage may be open in a first tab in a browser application on an electronic device. In response to one or more inputs, the state of the webpage in the first tab may be changed. A user may request to open the webpage in a second tab that is different from the first tab; and it may then be determined whether the first tab is a docked tab and whether the webpage is associated with a docked tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a docked tab and that the first tab is a docked tab, the webpage is presented with the state of the webpage in the first tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a standard tab and that the first tab is not a docked tab, the webpage may be presented in the second tab with a state different from the state of the webpage in the first tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Ada CHAN, Steven FALKENBURG, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Richard MONDELLO, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20130238975
    Abstract: An enhanced reader can provide a user with an off-line browsing experience that is essentially indistinguishable from an on-line browsing experience. In particular, the enhanced reader can allow a user to access essentially all elements (e.g. hypertext elements) in a selected page of web content as well as navigation information such as next/previous page. The user can use the navigation information to view web content in its original form as well as navigate from page to page in those situations where the web content spans more than one page. This off-line navigation experience can be enabled by software that automatically archives web content as part of a background process while a user's device is in an on-line state. In this way, the user's off-line and on-line browsing experiences are substantially indistinguishable from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ada Chan, Alice Liu, Richard J. Williamson
  • Publication number: 20070255811
    Abstract: Dynamic data presentation is described. In an embodiment, drawing instructions are captured as a template at a content provider, and the drawing instructions template is communicated to the computing-based client device that processes the drawing instructions to render a presentation layout in which the dynamic data can be displayed. In another embodiment, content is received at a computing-based client device where the content includes dynamic data and templates that each defines the presentation for a different dynamic data type. The client device determines the type of the dynamic data and selects a template to bind and present the dynamic data for display where the template is selected based on the determined type of the dynamic data. The dynamic data is then rendered for display based on the selected template at the computing-based client device. Subsequent updates to the dynamic data do not require re-downloading the presentation layout of the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Pettit, Steven Falkenburg, Ada Chan
  • Publication number: 20060224690
    Abstract: Proxy functionality is described for receiving a request for markup content from a receiving device, retrieving the markup content, converting the markup content to code-bearing content, and transferring the code-bearing content to the receiving device. The receiving device can then consume the code-bearing content without the use of conventional browser functionality. The proxy functionality can convert the markup content to code-bearing content by identifying a set of features that captures the characteristics of the markup language content, and then translating those features into to the code-bearing content (in association with identified data resources). The converting can also include identifying features that are contingent on focusable elements (e.g., links) having focus (or not having focus), and formulating this dependency in conditional statements within the code-bearing content. Finally, the markup content can also include code content embedded therein or referenced therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Falkenburg, Ada Chan, Bradley Pettit
  • Publication number: 20060206832
    Abstract: A rendering engine that supports directional focus navigation, in response to a directional input, shifts the focus to an appropriate focusable element. The rendering engine determines one or more focusable elements that are candidates to receive the focus based on the received directional input and based on the relative display locations of the focusable elements. The rendering engine selects the most appropriate candidate focusable element based on each candidate element's display location in relation to the display location of the element that currently has focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Tantek Celik, Ada Chan, Bradley Pettit