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).

  • Patent number: 10795541
    Abstract: Techniques for processing task items are provided. A task item is electronic data that represents a task to be performed, whether manually or automatically. A task item includes one or more details about its corresponding task, such as a description of the task and a location of the task. Specifically, techniques for generating task items, organizing task items, triggering notifications of task items, and consuming task items are described. In one approach, a task item is generated based on input from a user and context of the input. In another approach, different attributes of task items are used to organize the task items intelligently into multiple lists. In another approach, actions other than the generation of notification are enabled or automatically performed, actions such as emailing, calling, texting, and searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Alessandro Sabatelli, Alexandre Aybes, Donald W. Pitschel, Edward D. Voas, Freddy Allen Anzures, Paul D. Marcos
  • Patent number: 10732807
    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: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20200133631
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content system. 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. The system includes display devices configured to identify and tailor content to multiple individual users. Each user may have individual settings which provide for a customized viewing environment and experience. The system is configured to identify users of the system in order to tailor the content as appropriate. In addition, identification of users allows for the identification of the subscription content that corresponds to the user. Based upon identification of a user and corresponding subscription, the user's subscription content may be streamed to any location. In this manner, the users subscribed content may follow the user from home to a friend's house, or elsewhere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    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: 10606458
    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: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    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, Andre Souza Dos Santos
  • Publication number: 20200084488
    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: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    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: 20200043482
    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 sub string can be determined, processes associated with the user intents can be executed, and an acknowledgment can be provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas R. GRUBER, Harry J. SADDLER, Jerome Rene BELLEGARDA, Bryce H. NYEGGEN, Alessandro SABATELLI
  • Patent number: 10521188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content system. 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. The system includes display devices configured to identify and tailor content to multiple individual users. Each user may have individual settings which provide for a customized viewing environment and experience. The system is configured to identify users of the system in order to tailor the content as appropriate. In addition, identification of users allows for the identification of the subscription content that corresponds to the user. Based upon identification of a user and corresponding subscription, the user's subscription content may be streamed to any location. In this manner, the users subscribed content may follow the user from home to a friend's house, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    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: 10497365
    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 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Harry J. Saddler, Jerome Rene Bellegarda, Bryce H. Nyeggen, Alessandro Sabatelli
  • Patent number: 10496259
    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: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    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: 10491932
    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: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 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: 20190354264
    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: April 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20190265885
    Abstract: A device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying a plurality of settings controls are disclosed. An example method includes: at a multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display: while displaying a home screen user interface, detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display; and in response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive display: in accordance with a determination that the gesture is a first swipe gesture in a first direction, displaying a plurality of application images that corresponds to at least some of a plurality of recently used applications; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture is a second swipe gesture in a second direction distinct from the first direction, displaying a settings user interface that includes one or more media player controls for adjusting media playback at the multifunction device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Lawrence Yang, Alessandro Sabatelli, Brian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10310732
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a gesture on a touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, when the gesture is a first swipe gesture in a first direction, the device displays at least a list of recent electronic notifications. When the gesture is a second swipe gesture in a second direction distinct from the first direction, the device displays one or more settings icons in a settings panel, wherein the settings panel includes a respective settings icon that, when selected, causes a partially transparent interface to be displayed over the settings panel, wherein the partially transparent interface is at least partially transparent so that at least a portion of the settings panel can be seen through the partially transparent user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Lawrence Yang, Alessandro Sabatelli, Brian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10303348
    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: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    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
  • 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