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: 20230024225
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    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, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Nicholas V. KING, Daniel Trent PRESTON
  • Patent number: 11561596
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display and a battery can determine a battery level of the battery, and in accordance with a determination that the battery level is at or below a first threshold value, cause a haptic output and/or enter a low-power mode. While in low-power mode, the device may produce different outputs in response to user inputs than while in a normal power mode. In some embodiments, while in the low-power mode, the device may display only the time and an indication that the device is in a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Chance Graham, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11564103
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Chandler S. Bachman, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Joseph Y. Chan, Edward Chao, David Clark, Anthony D'Auria, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas Felton, Michael D. Ford, Eamon F. Gilravi, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Stephen O. Lemay, Jennifer D. Patton, Brady Jackson White, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Publication number: 20230013932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, David Chance GRAHAM, Daniel S. KEEN, Justin Shane RUSHING, T. Allan SHORTLIDGE, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Zachury MINJACK, Dennis S. PARK, Brian SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20230008229
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for accessing modes of operation and techniques for providing an alarm interface for electronic devices. In some embodiments, a device detects that a battery is being charged and that the device is oriented in a predefined orientation. In accordance with the detection that the battery is being charged and that the device is oriented in the predefined orientation, the device activates a predefined mode of operation. In some embodiments, a device displays a first user interface object in a first color, and, at a predetermined time, the device displays the first user interface object in a second color and displays an option for dismissing an alarm, wherein the option for dismissing is displayed as a second user interface object located at a portion of a display of the device proximate to a hardware button of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Christopher WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE
  • Patent number: 11550465
    Abstract: Reduced-size user interfaces for providing weather information are disclosed. At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, indications of a location and a temperature at the location may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a touch on the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to display additional weather information, such as weather information for another location, another temperature, another time, and so forth. In some examples, the device may obtain data representing an upcoming activity, determine whether the activity is to begin within a threshold amount of time, and display weather information based on the upcoming activity. In some examples, the device may display an affordance at a position to indicate the time of day for which a weather condition is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Wan Si Wan, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Kevin Lynch, Brian Schmitt, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11553070
    Abstract: A method includes, at a computer system with a display, a housing, and an attachment mechanism, detecting attachment of an accessory to the computer system, where the accessory, while attached, has a predetermined orientation relative to the attachment mechanism, and in response to detecting the attachment of the accessory to the computer system in accordance with a determination that the accessory is a first accessory with first physical dimensions, displaying, on the display, a first visual indication that the accessory has been attached to the computer system, wherein the first visual indication indicates at least one property of the first physical dimensions, and in accordance with a determination that the accessory is a second accessory with second physical dimensions that are different from the first physical dimensions, displaying, on the display a second visual indication that the accessory has been attached to the computer system, wherein the second visual indication indicates at least one property o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas S. Hulbert, Jeremy D. Bataillou, Brian T. Gleeson, Christopher P. Foss, David C. Graham, Deena Khattab, Gemma A. Roper, Lee S. Broughton, Arian Behzadi, Alan C. Dye
  • Publication number: 20230004227
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to content-based tactile outputs. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with content-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with end-of-content tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with moving a user interface in response to different types of input are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with adjustable item-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with input velocity-based tactile outputs are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Camille MOUSSETTE, David H. BLOOM, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Alan C. DYE, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Jules K. FENNIS, Brian T. GLEESON, Miao HE, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM
  • Publication number: 20220413632
    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: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick FOSS, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin M. LYNCH, Lawrence Y. YANG, Dennis S. Park
  • Publication number: 20220417358
    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 a user approaching a vehicle. Display updates can be based on an arrangement of user interface information for unlocking the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    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: 11537281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other examples, objects are selected in accordance with simulated magnetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    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, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 11520456
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device emphasizes and/or deemphasizes user interfaces based on the gaze of a user. In some embodiments, an electronic device defines levels of immersion for different user interfaces independently of one another. In some embodiments, an electronic device resumes display of a user interface at a previously-displayed level of immersion after (e.g., temporarily) reducing the level of immersion associated with the user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device allows objects, people, and/or portions of an environment to be visible through a user interface displayed by the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device reduces the level of immersion associated with a user interface based on characteristics of the electronic device and/or physical environment of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ieyuki Kawashima, Stephen O. Lemay, William A. Sorrentino, III, Alan C. Dye, M. Evans Hankey, Julian Jaede, Jonathan P. Ive, Kristi E. Bauerly, Benjamin Hunter Boesel, Shih-Sang Chiu, David H. Huang
  • Patent number: D971946
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Teofila Connor, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzmán, Vincenzo Vuono, Christopher I. Wilson
  • Patent number: D972590
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Britt Nelson, Christopher Daryl Soli, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D972591
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Lee S. Broughton, Alan C. Dye, Christopher P. Foss, Deena Ahmed Khattab
  • Patent number: D973095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Teofila Connor, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas V. King, Pedro Mari, Marcel van Os, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D973101
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume P. Barlier, Alan C. Dye, Lisa K. Forssell, Joseph D. Gardner, Aurelio Guzmán, Jason D. Rickwald, Christopher J. Romney, Nicolas V. Scapel, Christopher I. Wilson
  • Patent number: D973706
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Colin Bennett, Alan C. Dye, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek
  • Patent number: D975726
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas Felton, Christopher I. Wilson
  • Patent number: D976277
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ian V. Bambao, Alan C. Dye, Patrick Lee Coffman, Aram D. Kudurshian, Raymond Sepulveda, Christopher Wilson, Chun Kin Minor Wong