Patents by Inventor Alexandre Carlhian

Alexandre Carlhian 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: 11276217
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for techniques to facilitate online communication. In one embodiment, the communication is facilitated by providing a framework to enable the transmission of customized avatars across the messaging platform. The avatars may be recipe based, such that a receiving client device can receive the avatar recipe and render an avatar based on the recipe. In one embodiment the recipe includes set of components and a parameters associated with the set of components. An expression identifier associated with an expression to represent via the avatar can be received via the messaging platform and an animation of the avatar can be displayed to convey the intended expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Aymeric Bard, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Raphaël Mor
  • Publication number: 20210306812
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes presenting content in a first application. At least a portion of the content is presented without requiring input from a user. The method further includes receiving a request to open a second application. In response to receiving the request, the second application is presented with an input-receiving field. Before receiving any user input at the input-receiving field, a selectable user interface object is displayed with an indication that the portion of the content was viewed in the first application, allowing the user to paste at least the portion of the content into the input-receiving field. In response to detecting a selection of the selectable user interface object, the portion of the content is pasted into the input-receiving field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel C. GROSS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Richard R. DELLINGER, Christopher P. FOSS, Jason J. GAUCI, Aria D. HAGHIGHI, Cyrus D. IRANI, Bronwyn A. JONES, Gaurav KAPOOR, Stephen O. LEMAY, Colin C. MORRIS, Michael R. SIRACUSA, Lawrence Y. YANG, Brent D. RAMERTH, Jerome R. BELLEGARDA, Jannes G.A. DOLFING, Giulia P. PAGALLO, Xin WANG, Jun HATORI, Alexandre R. MOHA, Kevin D. CLARK, Karl Christian KOHLSCHUETTER, Jesper A. ANDERSEN, Hafid ARRAS, Alexandre CARLHIAN, Thomas DENIAU, Mathieu J. MARTEL, Sofiane TOUDJI
  • Patent number: 11070949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes presenting content in a first application. At least a portion of the content is presented without requiring input from a user. The method further includes receiving a request to open a second application. In response to receiving the request, the second application is presented with an input-receiving field. Before receiving any user input at the input-receiving field, a selectable user interface object is displayed with an indication that the portion of the content was viewed in the first application, allowing the user to paste at least the portion of the content into the input-receiving field. In response to detecting a selection of the selectable user interface object, the portion of the content is pasted into the input-receiving field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper A. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20210006943
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel C. GROSS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Richard R. DELLINGER, Christopher P. FOSS, Jason J. GAUCI, Aria D. HAGHIGHI, Cyrus D. IRANI, Bronwyn A. JONES, Gaurav KAPOOR, Stephen O. LEMAY, Colin C. MORRIS, Michael R. SIRACUSA, Lawrence Y. YANG, Brent D. RAMERTH, Jerome R. BELLEGARDA, Jannes G.A. DOLFING, Giulia P. PAGALLO, Xin WANG, Jun HATORI, Alexandre R. MOHA, Kevin D. CLARK, Karl Christian KOHLSCHUETTER, Jesper A. ANDERSEN, Hafid ARRAS, Alexandre CARLHIAN, Thomas DENIAU, Mathieu J. MARTEL, Sofiane TOUDJI
  • Patent number: 10827330
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining information identifying a first physical location viewed by a user in a first application. The method further includes detecting a first input. In response to detecting the first input: a second application is identified that is capable of accepting geographic location information; and an affordance is presented that is distinct from the first application, with a suggestion to open the second application. The suggestion includes information about the first physical location. The method further includes detecting a second input at the affordance. In response to detecting the second input at the affordance, the second application is opened and populated to include information that is based at least in part on the information identifying the first physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper A. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10824678
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for providing query completion suggestions includes at least one processor configured to receive a partial query, and derive one or more query completion suggestions for the partial query from content items that are locally stored on the device, each respective query completion suggestion being associated with metadata extracted from one of the content items from which the respective query completion suggestion was derived. The at least one processor is further configured to rank the one or more query completion suggestions based at least in part on the metadata associated with each of the one or more query completion suggestions. The at least one processor is further configured to provide, for display, at least one of the one or more ranked query completion suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Hornkvist, Vivek Sehgal, Raffael Hannemann, Lun Cui, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Raphaeal Mor
  • Publication number: 20200304972
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining information identifying a first physical location viewed by a user in a first application. The method further includes detecting a first input. In response to detecting the first input: a second application is identified that is capable of accepting geographic location information; and an affordance is presented that is distinct from the first application, with a suggestion to open the second application. The suggestion includes information about the first physical location. The method further includes detecting a second input at the affordance. In response to detecting the second input at the affordance, the second application is opened and populated to include information that is based at least in part on the information identifying the first physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper A. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20200304955
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes presenting content in a first application. At least a portion of the content is presented without requiring input from a user. The method further includes receiving a request to open a second application. In response to receiving the request, the second application is presented with an input-receiving field. Before receiving any user input at the input-receiving field, a selectable user interface object is displayed with an indication that the portion of the content was viewed in the first application, allowing the user to paste at least the portion of the content into the input-receiving field. In response to detecting a selection of the selectable user interface object, the portion of the content is pasted into the input-receiving field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper A. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10757552
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10739980
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10735905
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20200226848
    Abstract: An avatar editing environment is disclosed that allows users to create custom avatars for use in online games and other applications. Starting with a blank face the user can add, rescale and position different elements (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth) on the blank face. The user can also change the shape of the avatar's face, the avatar's skin color and the color of all the elements. In some implementations, touch input and gestures can be used to manually edit the avatar. Various controls can be used to create the avatar, such as controls for resizing, rotating, positioning, etc. The user can choose between manual and automatic avatar creation. The avatar editing environment can be part of a framework that is available to applications. One or more elements of the avatar can be animated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Thomas GOOSSENS, Laurent BAUMANN, Michael Dale LAMPELL, Alexandre CARLHIAN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10607386
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for techniques to facilitate online communication. In one embodiment, the communication is facilitated by providing a framework to enable the transmission of customized avatars across the messaging platform. The avatars may be recipe based, such that a receiving client device can receive the avatar recipe and render an avatar based on the recipe. In one embodiment the recipe includes set of components and a parameters associated with the set of components. An expression identifier associated with an expression to represent via the avatar can be received via the messaging platform and an animation of the avatar can be displayed to convey the intended expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Aymeric Bard, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Raphaël Mor
  • Patent number: 10607419
    Abstract: An avatar editing environment is disclosed that allows users to create custom avatars for use in online games and other applications. Starting with a blank face the user can add, rescale and position different elements (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth) on the blank face. The user can also change the shape of the avatar's face, the avatar's skin color and the color of all the elements. In some implementations, touch input and gestures can be used to manually edit the avatar. Various controls can be used to create the avatar, such as controls for resizing, rotating, positioning, etc. The user can choose between manual and automatic avatar creation. The avatar editing environment can be part of a framework that is available to applications. One or more elements of the avatar can be animated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Michael Dale Lampell, Alexandre Carlhian
  • Patent number: 10521466
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating a digital assistant are provided. In accordance with one or more examples, a method includes, at a user device with one or more processors and memory, receiving unstructured natural language information from at least one user. The method also includes, in response to receiving the unstructured natural language information, determining whether event information is present in the unstructured natural language information. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that event information is present within the unstructured natural language information, determining whether an agreement on an event is present in the unstructured natural language information. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that an agreement on an event is present, determining an event type of the event and providing an event description based on the event type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jerome R. Bellegarda, Mathieu Jean Martel, Alexandre Carlhian, Antoine Vinel, Jannes G. Dolfing, Sabrine Rekik, Markus Berget, Hafid Arras
  • Patent number: 10317233
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Publication number: 20190158994
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content are disclosed herein. An example method includes: detecting, via the touch-sensitive display, a search activation gesture from a user of the electronic device. The method also includes: in response to detecting only the search activation gesture, displaying a search interface on substantially all of the touch-sensitive display, the search interface including: (i) a search entry portion; and (ii) a predictions portion with one or more user interface objects each associated with a respective locally-installed application. Each respective locally-installed application is selected from among a plurality of locally-installed applications for inclusion in the predictions portion based on an application usage history associated with the user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190141494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10275483
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that suggests a tokenized query completion for an input query prefix is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device receives a query prefix from a client, wherein the query prefix includes a plurality of words. The device further generates a results set by searching a structured database using the query prefix for matches to the plurality of words in the query prefix. The device additionally determines a subset of query prefix that match specific fields of the results set by using the last N grams in the query prefix. In addition, the device ranks a tokenized query completion as a search suggestion using the query prefix, where the tokenized query completion includes a token that is a match between a matching word in the subset of query prefix and the corresponding specific field for the matching word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rony Fadel, Edouard Godfrey, Alexandre Carlhian