Patents by Inventor Alexander D. Sanciangco

Alexander D. Sanciangco 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: 11374937
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to user authentication. In some embodiments, a first computing device receives, from a second computing device, a request for a user credential to be input into an authentication prompt associated with the second device. The first computing device determines a proximity associated with the second computing device based on a received wireless location beacon and, based on the request and the determined proximity, presents a selection prompt asking a user of the first computing device to select a user credential stored in the first computing device. The first computing device then provides the selected user credential to the second computing device to input into the authentication prompt. In some embodiments, the first computing device receives the wireless location beacon from a remote controller of the second computing device and determines a proximity based on a signal strength associated with the received location beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad A. Shultz, Alexander D. Sanciangco, Brent M. Ledvina, Chelsea E. Pugh, Kyle C. Brogle, Marc J. Krochmal, Maureen G. Daum, Reza Abbasian, Richard J. Mondello, Jacob S. Klapper
  • Publication number: 20220066635
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 11233779
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to credential sharing for user authentication. In some embodiments, a first computing device maintains a credential manager that stores a plurality of user credentials usable to authenticate a user. The first computing device receives a request from the user to send one of the plurality of user credentials to a second computing device. In response to the request, the first computing device sends the user credential to the second computing device. The second computing device is configured to determine whether an application of the second computing device is presenting an authentication prompt to a user and, in response to determining that the authentication prompt is being presented, populate one or more fields of the authentication prompt with the user credential. In some embodiments, the second computing device is configured to store the user credential in a credential manager maintained by the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Maureen G. Daum, Richard J. Mondello, Reza Abbasian
  • Patent number: 11204695
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20200387303
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 10664161
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20200012422
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20190372989
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to user authentication. In some embodiments, a first computing device receives, from a second computing device, a request for a user credential to be input into an authentication prompt associated with the second device. The first computing device determines a proximity associated with the second computing device based on a received wireless location beacon and, based on the request and the determined proximity, presents a selection prompt asking a user of the first computing device to select a user credential stored in the first computing device. The first computing device then provides the selected user credential to the second computing device to input into the authentication prompt. In some embodiments, the first computing device receives the wireless location beacon from a remote controller of the second computing device and determines a proximity based on a signal strength associated with the received location beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Conrad A. Shultz, Alexander D. Sanciangco, Brent M. Ledvina, Chelsea E. Pugh, Kyle C. Brogle, Marc J. Krochmal, Maureen G. Daum, Reza Abbasian, Richard J. Mondello, Jacob S. Klapper
  • Publication number: 20190372949
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to credential sharing for user authentication. In some embodiments, a first computing device maintains a credential manager that stores a plurality of user credentials usable to authenticate a user. The first computing device receives a request from the user to send one of the plurality of user credentials to a second computing device. In response to the request, the first computing device sends the user credential to the second computing device. The second computing device is configured to determine whether an application of the second computing device is presenting an authentication prompt to a user and, in response to determining that the authentication prompt is being presented, populate one or more fields of the authentication prompt with the user credential. In some embodiments, the second computing device is configured to store the user credential in a credential manager maintained by the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Maureen G. Daum, Richard J. Mondello, Reza Abbasian
  • Patent number: 10331343
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20190050146
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20180337785
    Abstract: This application relates to a computing device that can be configured to implement a method for enabling a nearby computing device to access a wireless network by carrying out the techniques described herein. In particular, the method can include the steps of (1) receiving a request from the nearby computing device to access the wireless network, where the request includes user information associated with the nearby computing device, (2) presenting a notification associated with the request in response to determining, based on the user information, that the nearby computing device is recognized by the computing device, and (3) in response to receiving an approval for the nearby computing device to access the wireless network: providing, to the nearby computing device, a password for accessing the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander D. SANCIANGCO, Bob BRADLEY, Marc J. KROCHMAL, Nathan A. KRALIAN, Welly KASTEN, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 10126945
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc J. Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Publication number: 20170357441
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc J. Krochmal, Graham Clarke