Patents by Inventor Anil K. Kandangath

Anil K. Kandangath 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: 10969866
    Abstract: Wearable electronic devices, such as watches, can be provided with an ability to detect whether a tactile input provided to an input component, such as a button, is intentional or unintentional. For example, a wearable device can analyze the context in which a tactile input is received, such as attributes of the tactile input and/or operational parameters of the wearable device at the time the tactile input is received. By further example, a wearable device can infer whether a tactile input is a result of an activity, such as exercising, random movement, or collision with an object. The wearable devices can accept or reject the tactile input and determine whether an action associated with the tactile input should be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Colin M. Ely, Brad G. Boozer, Erik G. De Jong, Hung A. Pham, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Publication number: 20200348807
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and a camera sensor. The device displays a message region for displaying a message conversation and receives a request to add media to the message conversation. Responsive to receiving the request, the device displays a media selection interface concurrently with at least a portion of the message conversation. The media selection interface includes a plurality of affordances for selecting media for addition to the message conversation, the plurality of affordances includes a live preview affordance, at least a subset of the plurality of affordances includes thumbnail representations of media available for adding to the message conversation, and the live preview affordance is associated with a live camera preview. Responsive to detecting selection of the live preview affordance, the device captures a new image based on the live camera preview and selects the new image for addition to the message conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Roberto GARCIA, Anil K. KANDANGATH, Arvindh KRISHNASWAMY, Xiaoyuan TU, Justin WOOD
  • Patent number: 10716073
    Abstract: In an example method, a mobile device connects a voice call for a user. The voice call causes one or more radio frequency transmitters of the mobile device to transmit radio waves at a first power level. Motion data describing movement of the mobile device is obtained, and the orientation of the mobile device is determined based on the motion data. A determination whether the mobile device is on the user's body or on an inanimate object is made based on the orientation of the mobile device over the period of time. The transmit power level is adjusted based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gunes Dervisoglu, Indranil S. Sen, Umamahesh Srinivas, Digvijay A. Jadhav, Sunny Kai Pang Chow, Hung A. Pham, Anil K. Kandangath, Xiaoyuan Tu, Jonathan C. King
  • Patent number: 10620232
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method, including determining, by a wearable device, receiving, by a wearable device, motion information from a motion sensor of the wearable device, determining, by the wearable device using the motion information, that a vehicle is turning, and determining, by the wearable device using the motion information when the vehicle is turning, that a user of the wearable device is controlling the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell
  • Patent number: 10609207
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10491741
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Publication number: 20190306302
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10362162
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10303239
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell
  • Patent number: 10182316
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting a change in a motion state of a user of a mobile device are provided. The method includes determining, based on one or more sensors of the mobile device, that the motion state of the user is a driving state, the driving state indicating that the user is inside a vehicle that is moving, monitoring, with the mobile device, the one or more sensors, determining that a new motion state is a non-driving state. The method further includes identifying a location where the user exited the vehicle using one or more of the measurements from the one or more sensors before the determining that the new motion state is the non-driving state, and identifying the location where the user exited the vehicle as corresponding to a parked location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Publication number: 20190011973
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell
  • Publication number: 20190007547
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10120431
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Patent number: 10101793
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell
  • Patent number: 10051109
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Publication number: 20180143031
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to provide simplified audio navigation instructions. The simplified audio navigation instructions can provide a reduced set of audio navigation instructions so that the audio instructions are only presented to the user when the user wishes to or needs to hear the instructions. A user can enable the simplified audio navigation instructions. The simplified audio navigation instructions can be enabled automatically. The simplified audio navigation instructions can be configured with rules for when to present audio navigation instructions. For example, the rules can specify that audio navigation instructions are to be provided for complex road segments, a user defined portion of a route, or specified road types, among other criteria. The mobile device can be configured with exceptions to the rules such that audio navigation instructions can be presented when the user has, for example, deviated from a defined route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Anil K. Kandangath, Xiaoyuan Tu
  • Patent number: 9933833
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Patent number: 9874455
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to provide simplified audio navigation instructions. The simplified audio navigation instructions can provide a reduced set of audio navigation instructions so that the audio instructions are only presented to the user when the user wishes to or needs to hear the instructions. A user can enable the simplified audio navigation instructions. The simplified audio navigation instructions can be enabled automatically. The simplified audio navigation instructions can be configured with rules for when to present audio navigation instructions. For example, the rules can specify that audio navigation instructions are to be provided for complex road segments, a user defined portion of a route, or specified road types, among other criteria. The mobile device can be configured with exceptions to the rules such that audio navigation instructions can be presented when the user has, for example, deviated from a defined route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anil K. Kandangath, Xiaoyuan Tu
  • Publication number: 20170343361
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices and computer-readable storage mediums are disclosed for correcting a compass view using map data. In an implementation, a method comprises: receiving, by one or more sensors of a mobile device, sensor data; determining, by a processor of the mobile device, compass offset data for a compass view based on the sensor data and map data; determining, by the processor, a corrected compass view based on the compass offset data; and presenting, by the processor, the corrected compass view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell, Ronald K. Huang, Xiaoyuan Tu
  • Patent number: 9798374
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath