Patents by Inventor Alessandro Sabatelli

Alessandro Sabatelli 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: 20190058921
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The side bar includes multiple elements representing different categories of video content. By selecting a given category, available content is filtered according to the selected category and presented. Content which is presented may include live broadcast video for multiple channels on multiple television networks or other content providers. The side bar may further include a collection category specific to a given viewer. Selection of such a category may display video content within the collection. Subcategories in the side bar may be selected for further filtering of available content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Publication number: 20190045271
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The user interface provides context sensitive hints to assist the viewer. The system also tracks a viewer's viewing history in a manner that allows the viewer to review and directly access any part of that history. Finally, magnetic points are created for use during video scrubbing to intelligently select relocation points for the current playback position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Patent number: 10200761
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The side bar includes multiple elements representing different categories of video content. By selecting a given category, available content is filtered according to the selected category and presented. Content which is presented may include live broadcast video for multiple channels on multiple television networks or other content providers. The side bar may further include a collection category specific to a given viewer. Selection of such a category may display video content within the collection. Subcategories in the side bar may be selected for further filtering of available content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Christie, Alessandro Sabatelli, William M. Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey Robbin, Jim Young, Joe Howard, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay, Jeffrey Ma, Lynne Kress
  • Publication number: 20190020925
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a channel bar. The channel bar is dynamically scoped responsive to interactions of a viewer with the system. Selectable elements within the channel bar provide direct access to related content regarding video content, such as television series information and cast information. In addition, the channel bar is operable in multiple modes. An EPG mode displays live video for multiple channels simultaneously. Themed modes permit channel bars that display content according to various themes which may be defined by a viewer, the provider, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Publication number: 20190014450
    Abstract: Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Robert GRUBER, Alessandro SABATELLI, Alexandre A. AYBES, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Edward D. VOAS, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Paul D. MARCOS
  • Publication number: 20180350353
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for handling a multi-part voice command for a virtual assistant. Speech input can be received from a user that includes multiple actionable commands within a single utterance. A text string can be generated from the speech input using a speech transcription process. The text string can be parsed into multiple candidate substrings based on domain keywords, imperative verbs, predetermined substring lengths, or the like. For each candidate substring, a probability can be determined indicating whether the candidate substring corresponds to an actionable command. Such probabilities can be determined based on semantic coherence, similarity to user request templates, querying services to determine manageability, or the like. If the probabilities exceed a threshold, the user intent of each substring can be determined, processes associated with the user intents can be executed, and an acknowledgment can be provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas R. GRUBER, Harry J. SADDLER, Jerome Rene BELLEGARDA, Bryce H. NYEGGEN, Alessandro SABATELLI
  • Patent number: 10116996
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The user interface provides context sensitive hints to assist the viewer. The system also tracks a viewer's viewing history in a manner that allows the viewer to review and directly access any part of that history. Finally, magnetic points are created for use during video scrubbing to intelligently select relocation points for the current playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Christie, Alessandro Sabatelli, William M. Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey Robbin, Jim Young, Joe Howard, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay, Jeffrey Ma, Lynne Kress
  • Publication number: 20180295403
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content delivery service. A media content provider includes a data store for storing and serving media content to subscribers. The media content provider continually records and or otherwise stores video and audio content from around the world. Stored content will generally correspond to a large number of other media content providers, such as cable television operators, Internet based media content providers, television networks, and so on. Subscribers to the media provider interact with the media content provider via hardware and/or software mechanisms either provided by the media content provider or conforming to specifications of the media content provider. Based on these subscriber's subscriptions to the other content providers, the subscribers will have viewing, listening, or application execution privileges for content maintained in the data store. Content of a subscriber corresponding to multiple video content providers is maintained and served by a single provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Patent number: 10091558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a channel bar. The channel bar is dynamically scoped responsive to interactions of a viewer with the system. Selectable elements within the channel bar provide direct access to related content regarding video content, such as television series information and cast information. In addition, the channel bar is operable in multiple modes. An EPG mode displays live video for multiple channels simultaneously. Themed modes permit channel bars that display content according to various themes which may be defined by a viewer, the provider, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Christie, Alessandro Sabatelli, William M. Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey Robbin, Jim Young, Joe Howard, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay, Jeffrey Ma, Lynne Kress
  • Publication number: 20180275855
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in response to receiving an indication of a first input that meets unitary movement criteria. In some embodiments, a device interprets movement of a contact of an input based at least in part on a grip of a user. In some embodiments, a device displays a plurality of character selection options when a text entry field is not tolerant of character ambiguity and a first input corresponds to a plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, William M. BACHMAN, Elbert D. CHEN, Jeffrey L. ROBBIN, Joe HOWARD, Joshua McGLINN, Jonathan LOCHHEAD, Benjamin W. KEIGHRAN, Jennifer L. C. FOLSE, Lynne Kress, Julian MISSIG, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alessandro SABATELLI, Nicholas ZAMBETTI
  • Patent number: 10019142
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in response to receiving an indication of a first input that meets unitary movement criteria. In some embodiments, a device interprets movement of a contact of an input based at least in part on a grip of a user. In some embodiments, a device displays a plurality of character selection options when a text entry field is not tolerant of character ambiguity and a first input corresponds to a plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Julian Missig, Imran Chaudhri, Alessandro Sabatelli, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Patent number: 10021440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content delivery service. A media content provider includes a data store for storing and serving media content to subscribers. The media content provider continually records and or otherwise stores video and audio content from around the world. Stored content will generally correspond to a large number of other media content providers, such as cable television operators, Internet based media content providers, television networks, and so on. Subscribers to the media provider interact with the media content provider via hardware and/or software mechanisms either provided by the media content provider or conforming to specifications of the media content provider. Based on these subscriber's subscriptions to the other content providers, the subscribers will have viewing, listening, or application execution privileges for content maintained in the data store. Content of a subscriber corresponding to multiple video content providers is maintained and served by a single provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gregory N. Christie, Alessandro Sabatelli, William M. Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jim A. Young, Joe Howard, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay, Jeffrey Ma, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 9966065
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for handling a multi-part voice command for a virtual assistant. Speech input can be received from a user that includes multiple actionable commands within a single utterance. A text string can be generated from the speech input using a speech transcription process. The text string can be parsed into multiple candidate substrings based on domain keywords, imperative verbs, predetermined substring lengths, or the like. For each candidate substring, a probability can be determined indicating whether the candidate substring corresponds to an actionable command. Such probabilities can be determined based on semantic coherence, similarity to user request templates, querying services to determine manageability, or the like. If the probabilities exceed a threshold, the user intent of each substring can be determined, processes associated with the user intents can be executed, and an acknowledgment can be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Harry J. Saddler, Jerome Rene Bellegarda, Bryce H. Nyeggen, Alessandro Sabatelli
  • Publication number: 20180067633
    Abstract: Context-specific user interfaces for use with a portable multifunction device are disclosed. The methods described herein for context-specific user interfaces provide indications of time and, optionally, a variety of additional information. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher WILSON, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Aurelio GUZMAN, Jonathan P. IVE, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Kenneth KOCIENDA, Kevin LYNCH, Pedro MARI, Alessandro SABATELLI, Brian SCHMITT, Eric Lance WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20180041814
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a channel bar. The channel bar is dynamically scoped responsive to interactions of a viewer with the system. Selectable elements within the channel bar provide direct access to related content regarding video content, such as television series information and cast information. In addition, the channel bar is operable in multiple modes. An EPG mode displays live video for multiple channels simultaneously. Themed modes permit channel bars that display content according to various themes which may be defined by a viewer, the provider, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Publication number: 20180032229
    Abstract: Generating for display an indicator of hidden objects in response to user input is disclosed. An input for moving a pointer presented in a user interface toward a first virtual boundary is received. The movement of the pointer toward the first virtual boundary is generated for display. An action is triggered in response to receiving input for movement of the pointer across the first virtual boundary after the pointer crosses the first virtual boundary. An object is generated for display in the user interface in response to receiving input for movement of the pointer across a second virtual boundary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: John LOUCH, Alessandro SABATELLI
  • Publication number: 20170364246
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in response to receiving an indication of a first input that meets unitary movement criteria. In some embodiments, a device interprets movement of a contact of an input based at least in part on a grip of a user. In some embodiments, a device displays a plurality of character selection options when a text entry field is not tolerant of character ambiguity and a first input corresponds to a plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, William M. BACHMAN, Elbert D. CHEN, Jeffrey L. ROBBIN, Joe HOWARD, Joshua McGLINN, Jonathan LOCHHEAD, Benjamin W. KEIGHRAN, Jennifer L. C. FOLSE, Lynne KRESS, Julian MISSIG, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alessandro SABATELLI, Nicholas ZAMBETTI
  • Patent number: 9804759
    Abstract: Context-specific user interfaces for use with a portable multifunction device are disclosed. The methods described herein for context-specific user interfaces provide indications of time and, optionally, a variety of additional information. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilson, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Aurelio Guzman, Jonathan P. Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth Kocienda, Kevin Lynch, Pedro Mari, Alessandro Sabatelli, Brian Schmitt, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9792018
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in response to receiving an indication of a first input that meets unitary movement criteria. In some embodiments, a device interprets movement of a contact of an input based at least in part on a grip of a user. In some embodiments, a device displays a plurality of character selection options when a text entry field is not tolerant of character ambiguity and a first input corresponds to a plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Julian Missig, Imran Chaudhri, Alessandro Sabatelli, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Patent number: 9778921
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, computer readable media, and methods for creating, exporting, sharing, and installing graphics functional blocks are described herein. In one embodiment, a selection is received from a graphical user interface (GUI) for one or more patches of multiple linked patches representing a graphics composition. In response to the selection, a dependency analysis is performed to determine one or more related patches that have a dependency relationship with the selected patches. Based on the dependency analysis, source code associated with the selected patches and the related patches is extracted without extracting source code of unselected and unrelated patches. Thereafter, the selected patches, the related patches, and the extracted source code are exported into a composition file to be shared with another user. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Quennesson, Alessandro Sabatelli, Troy Koelling, Michael Matas