Patents by Inventor Andre M. J. Boule

Andre M. J. Boule 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: 10313505
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first widget on a touch screen and detects a first gesture on a settings icon on the first widget. In response to the first gesture, the device displays user-adjustable settings for a plurality of widgets, including settings for the first widget. The device detects one or more additional gestures to change one or more settings for one or more widgets in the plurality of widgets. In response to the additional gestures, the device changes one or more settings for other widgets, including changing one or more settings for a respective widget other than the first widget. Upon detecting a widget selection gesture and a finishing gesture on the touch screen, the device displays a second widget in the plurality of widgets other than the first widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Omernick, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20190155458
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Chris BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard J. WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 10228815
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Richard J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20170357433
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to replacing an application affordance corresponding to an application with a different application affordance corresponding to a different application when the different application meets a predetermined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Andre M. J. BOULE, Richard R. DELLINGER, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Stephen O. LEMAY, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Emily Clark SCHUBERT, Michael KNIPPERS
  • Publication number: 20170269794
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Chris BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard J. WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 9690446
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Imran Chaudhri, Richard Williamson, Chris Blumenberg, Marcel Van Os, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Patent number: 9600689
    Abstract: Systems and method for allowing an identifier value associated with a computing device, and that is delivered to content providers when requesting content, to be altered from that of the unique identifier value associated with the computing device. A computing device will include user interface elements that allow a user to request a new identifier on-demand. In some cases, the user can also configure the computing device to obtain a new identifier value in response to other actions at the computing device or automatically when some type of usage criteria is met. The identifier value is configured to be substantially unique and to be different than a unique identifier associated with the computing device to provide anonymity for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Neuenschwander, André M. J. Boulé, Brendan J. Langoulant, David Robert Stites, Tyler Dagan McRae Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20160246473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven P. JOBS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Scott HERZ, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20160226713
    Abstract: A device receives an instruction to authorize a relationship corresponding to communication over a first data connection with a peripheral display unit, and receives authentication data from the peripheral display unit over another data connection. The device then establishes a connection with the peripheral display unit over the first data connection, including providing the authentication information to the peripheral display unit. The device monitors a battery charge level and battery-usage patterns and provides alerts in accordance therewith. The device displays a reconfiguration interface for configuring the user interfaces of one or more peripheral display units, and detects a request to configure an interface of a peripheral. In response to detecting the request, the device displays an updated representation of the peripheral interface, and afterwards transmits instructions to the peripheral to display the user interface in accordance with the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. DELLINGER, Andre M.J. BOULE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Emily Clark SCHUBERT
  • Patent number: 9335924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20150046849
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Imran CHAUDHRI, Richard WILLIAMSON, Chris BLUMENBERG, Marcel VAN OS, Andre M.J. BOULE
  • Patent number: 8893105
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that activates an electronic device. The system includes an activation server that receives an activation request from the electronic device. Upon detecting, based on the activation request, that the electronic device requires a regulatory update, the activation server adds the regulatory update to an activation payload for the electronic device. Finally, the activation server transmits the activation payload to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: George R. Dicker, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Publication number: 20140327629
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20140215635
    Abstract: Systems and method for allowing an identifier value associated with a computing device, and that is delivered to content providers when requesting content, to be altered from that of the unique identifier value associated with the computing device. A computing device will include user interface elements that allow a user to request a new identifier on-demand. In some cases, the user can also configure the computing device to obtain a new identifier value in response to other actions at the computing device or automatically when some type of usage criteria is met. The identifier value is configured to be substantially unique and to be different than a unique identifier associated with the computing device to provide anonymity for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Erik C. Neuenschwander, André M.J. Boulé, Brendan J. Langoulant, David Robert Stites, Tyler Dagan McRae Hawkins
  • Publication number: 20140095073
    Abstract: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term input area, the map application displays at least one of the list of bookmarked locations, the list of recent queries, and the list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a bookmarked location, an area corresponding to the bookmarked location is displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a recent query, one or more results corresponding to the recent query are displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a contact, an area associated with the contact is displayed on a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M.J. Boule, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 8669950
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Imran Chaudhri, Richard Williamson, Chris Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Publication number: 20130332718
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that activates an electronic device. The system includes an activation server that receives an activation request from the electronic device. Upon detecting, based on the activation request, that the electronic device requires a regulatory update, the activation server adds the regulatory update to an activation payload for the electronic device. Finally, the activation server transmits the activation payload to the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: George R. Dicker, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Patent number: 8607167
    Abstract: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term input area, the map application displays at least one of the list of bookmarked locations, the list of recent queries, and the list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a bookmarked location, an area corresponding to the bookmarked location is displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a recent query, one or more results corresponding to the recent query are displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a contact, an area associated with the contact is displayed on a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 8564544
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil Scott King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux