Patents by Inventor Andreas I. GAL

Andreas I. GAL 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: 20230421687
    Abstract: A computer system is used to initiate a process to configure an external accessory for use with at least a first device management application. The computer system displays a prompt that includes an option to initiate a process to configure the external accessory for use with at least a first device management application. While displaying the prompt, the computer system optionally receives a selection and/or an input corresponding to a selection of an option to initiate a process to configure the external accessory for use with at least a first device management application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Anush G. NADATHUR, Nils ANGQUIST, Pushpa BATHINI, Christian A. CHARES, Sagar DHAWAN, Andreas I. GAL, Pankaj GARG, Anshul JAIN, Naveen KOMMAREDDI, Vivien C. NICOLAS, Jeffrey Dustin TANNER, Corey Keiko WANG, Justin WOOD, Boris ZBARSKY, Xiaoyue ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20230397269
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure include a method for communicating between a controller device and resident device. An example method includes detecting, by a controller, the resident device and an accessory connected to a local network. Establishing, by the controller, a first direct connection with the accessory. Receiving, by the controller, an input that identifies a control instruction for controlling the accessory. Determining, by the controller, whether to transmit a message comprising the control instruction to the accessory via the first direct connection with the accessory or the second direct connection with the resident device. Transmitting, by the controller, the message comprising the control instruction to the resident device via the second direct connection, the resident device configured to relay the message comprising the control instruction to the accessory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Turner, Andreas I. Gal, Hung Q. Le, Karsten Sperling, Keith W. Rauenbuehler
  • Publication number: 20230121204
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for enabling a computing device to securely communicate with a peripheral computing device. According to some embodiments, the method can include the steps of (1) receiving, at a detection sensor of the computing device, a light signal from the peripheral computing device, wherein the light signal is received at a first frequency that is higher than a second frequency capable of being detected by a camera system of the computing device, (2) extracting information from the light signal, and (3) performing an operation using the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 20, 2023
    Inventors: Golnaz ABDOLLAHIAN, Andreas I. GAL, Nader W. MOUSSA
  • Patent number: 11483712
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for enabling a computing device to securely communicate with a peripheral computing device. According to some embodiments, the method can include the steps of (1) receiving, at a detection sensor of the computing device, a light signal from the peripheral computing device, wherein the light signal is received at a first frequency that is higher than a second frequency capable of being detected by a camera system of the computing device, (2) extracting information from the light signal, and (3) performing an operation using the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Golnaz Abdollahian, Andreas I. Gal, Nader W. Moussa
  • Publication number: 20220103422
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for establishing a secure home ecosystem such that the one or more installers only have access to set-up accessories. A mobile device may identify a home device using a first wireless protocol. The mobile device may enable a secure channel between the home device and the mobile device via a second wireless protocol. The mobile device may authenticate access for the mobile device using an identification code. The mobile device may validate a home device certificate via a secure server. The mobile device may send a mobile device certificate to the home device via the secure channel. The mobile device may receive a signed mobile device certificate from the home device via the secure channel and receive accessory information corresponding to one or more accessory devices from the home device. The mobile device can be configured to connect to the one or more accessory devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Oren Segal, Manuel Roman Cuesta, Andreas I. Gal
  • Publication number: 20220095116
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for enabling a computing device to securely communicate with a peripheral computing device. According to some embodiments, the method can include the steps of (1) receiving, at a detection sensor of the computing device, a light signal from the peripheral computing device, wherein the light signal is received at a first frequency that is higher than a second frequency capable of being detected by a camera system of the computing device, (2) extracting information from the light signal, and (3) performing an operation using the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Golnaz ABDOLLAHIAN, Andreas I. GAL, Nader W. MOUSSA