Patents by Inventor Albert P. Dul

Albert P. Dul 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: 20210287435
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 11055912
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Publication number: 20200226832
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 10635287
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Publication number: 20180197332
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Bradford A. Moore, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 9886794
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Bradford A. Moore, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Publication number: 20170371512
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 9645726
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 9311750
    Abstract: A mapping program for execution by at least one processing unit of a device is described. The device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a touch input interface. The program renders and displays a presentation of a map from a particular view of the map. The program generates an instruction to rotate the displayed map in response to a multi-touch input from the multi-touch input interface. In order to generate a rotating presentation of the map, the program changes the particular view while receiving the multi-touch input and for a duration of time after the multi-touch input has terminated in order to provide a degree of inertia motion for the rotating presentation of the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Patrick S. Piemonte, Erik Anders Mikael Adlers
  • Patent number: 9129207
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for printing maps and directions. In response to receiving an instruction to print directions, a device can define a layout optimized to show the route to travel, along with distinct steps that correspond to the route. The layout can include a map overview showing the entire route, with callouts identifying each step on the route. The layout can also include listings of individual steps, where each listing includes a reference number referring back to a callout and a description of the step. Each listings can also include a map tile showing a detailed view of the step corresponding to the listing. The map overview and the listings can be disposed, for example, in different columns of a landscape view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Tiffany Jon
  • Publication number: 20140365934
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Publication number: 20140313525
    Abstract: This is directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for printing maps and directions. In response to receiving an instruction to print directions, a device can define a layout optimized to show the route to travel, along with distinct steps that correspond to the route. The layout can include a map overview showing the entire route, with callouts identifying each step on the route. The layout can also include listings of individual steps, where each listing includes a reference number referring back to a callout and a description of the step. Each listings can also include a map tile showing a detailed view of the step corresponding to the listing. The map overview and the listings can be disposed, for example, in different columns of a landscape view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Tiffany Jon
  • Publication number: 20130321402
    Abstract: A mapping program for execution by at least one processing unit of a device is described. The device includes a touch-sensitive screen and a touch input interface. The program renders and displays a presentation of a map from a particular view of the map. The program generates an instruction to rotate the displayed map in response to a multi-touch input from the multi-touch input interface. In order to generate a rotating presentation of the map, the program changes the particular view while receiving the multi-touch input and for a duration of time after the multi-touch input has terminated in order to provide a degree of inertia motion for the rotating presentation of the map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Patrick S. Piemonte, Erik Anders Mikael Adlers
  • Publication number: 20130326407
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Bradford A. Moore, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai