Patents by Inventor Alan C. Dye

Alan C. Dye 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).

  • Publication number: 20190158645
    Abstract: An electronic device having a user interface for accessing phone features. The user interface accounts for whether the electronic device is connected to a companion cellular phone. The user interface accounts for a headset is available for use to carry on a call. The user interface permits transition between using one or more of cellular phone, headset, and/or the electronic device to be used for carrying on incoming or outgoing calls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Imran CHAUDHRI, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Stephen O. LEMAY
  • Patent number: 10281999
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20190129588
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents media items from different media applications in a unified media browsing application. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates browsing of media from different media applications based on category of media (e.g., movies, television shows, etc.). In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates setup of a unified media browsing application that presents media items from different media applications in a unified media browsing user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays multiple episodes of a collection of episodic content (e.g., a television series) in a user interface for the collection of episodic content. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays representations of, and provides access to, live-event media items accessible on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander W. JOHNSTON, Dennis S. PARK, Tito Lloyd BALSAMO, Jonathan LOCHHEAD, Yesmeen EL-SHAFEY, Graham R. CLARKE, Peter D. ANTON, Jennifer L. C. FOLSE, William M. BACHMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Gregg SUZUKI, Alan C. DYE, Jeff TAN-ANG
  • Patent number: 10275117
    Abstract: Systems and processes for manipulating a graphical user interface are disclosed. One process can include receiving user input through a crown to rotate a virtual object. The process includes selecting a surface of the object from among the multiple surfaces of the object in response to determining that the crown rotation exceeded a speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20190121523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10268342
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: displays a first user interface that includes a plurality of selectable objects; while a focus selector is at a location that corresponds to a respective selectable object, detects an input that includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and in response to detecting the input: in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting an increase in intensity of the contact that meets intensity criteria, displays a menu that includes contact information for the respective selectable object overlaid on top of the first user interface; and in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting a liftoff of the contact without meeting the intensity criteria, replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Stephen O. Lemay, Wan Si Wan, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10250735
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to user input. Display updates can be based on a logical arrangement of user interface information along a z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daniel C. Gross, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10235014
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music user interfaces. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing and playing music. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of a music application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing playlists, an affordance for a list of artists, and an affordance for accessing a list of songs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20190080070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to implementing biometric authentication, including providing user interfaces for: a biometric enrollment process tutorial, aligning a biometric feature for enrollment, enrolling a biometric feature, providing hints during a biometric enrollment process, application-based biometric authentication, autofilling biometrically secured fields, unlocking a device using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication, managing transfers using biometric authentication, interstitial user interfaces during biometric authentication, preventing retrying biometric authentication, cached biometric authentication, autofilling fillable fields based on visibility criteria, automatic log-in using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication at a credential entry user interface, providing indications of error conditions during biometric authentication, providing indications about the biometric sensor during biometric authentication, and orienting the device to
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Lynne DEVINE, Alan C. DYE, Grant PAUL
  • Publication number: 20190080066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to implementing biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for a biometric enrollment process tutorial. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for aligning a biometric feature for enrollment. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for enrolling a biometric feature. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing hints during a biometric enrollment process. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for application-based biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for autofilling biometrically secured fields. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for unlocking a device using biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for retrying biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for managing transfers using biometric authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Arian BEHZADI, Lynne DEVINE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Bradley W. GRIFFIN, Pedro MARI, Daamun MOHSENI, Jean-Pierre M. MOUILLESEAUX, Camille MOUSSETTE, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Giancarlo YERKES, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20190080071
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to implementing biometric authentication, including providing user interfaces for: a biometric enrollment process tutorial, aligning a biometric feature for enrollment, enrolling a biometric feature, providing hints during a biometric enrollment process, application-based biometric authentication, autofilling biometrically secured fields, unlocking a device using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication, managing transfers using biometric authentication, interstitial user interfaces during biometric authentication, preventing retrying biometric authentication, cached biometric authentication, autofilling fillable fields based on visibility criteria, automatic log-in using biometric authentication, retrying biometric authentication at a credential entry user interface, providing indications of error conditions during biometric authentication, providing indications about the biometric sensor during biometric authentication, and orienting the device to
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Lynne DEVINE, Alan C. DYE, Daamun MOHSENI, Grant PAUL
  • Patent number: D843442
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume P. Barlier, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Nicolas V. Scapel, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D844029
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Howard Bebbington, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D844049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D844654
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher Foss, Wan Si Wan, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D844700
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume P. Barlier, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Nicolas V. Scapel, Christopher I. Wilson
  • Patent number: D846594
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Richard D. Lyons, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D846633
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume P. Barlier, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Nicolas V. Scapel, Christopher I. Wilson
  • Patent number: D849017
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Britt Nelson, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson