Patents by Inventor Arnaud Marie Froment

Arnaud Marie Froment 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: 11385765
    Abstract: Users can switch between applications using contextual interface elements. These elements can include icons for applications determined to likely be accessed by the user for a current context. Information is gathered to determine the current context, then information such as patterns of historical usage are utilized to determine and rank the applications by likelihood of use. Different contexts can include different icons, and a given context can include different icons for different points in time or locations. A user can access a contextual interface element by performing a swipe motion, for example. The user can continue the motion to an area associated with an icon of interest, and perform an action such as a tap or release to cause the associated application to be launched. Such an approach enables a user to quickly and easily launch another application independent of the application currently active on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Brett Nathan Lynnes, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Publication number: 20210278956
    Abstract: Users can switch between applications using contextual interface elements. These elements can include icons for applications determined to likely be accessed by the user for a current context. Information is gathered to determine the current context, then information such as patterns of historical usage are utilized to determine and rank the applications by likelihood of use. Different contexts can include different icons, and a given context can include different icons for different points in time or locations. A user can access a contextual interface element by performing a swipe motion, for example. The user can continue the motion to an area associated with an icon of interest, and perform an action such as a tap or release to cause the associated application to be launched. Such an approach enables a user to quickly and easily launch another application independent of the application currently active on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Brett Nathan Lynnes, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Publication number: 20210173704
    Abstract: A computing device can obtain usage data associated with the device. The usage data indicate how the computing device operates or how the device is used. The device can analyze the usage data to recognize usage patterns. The usage patterns can correspond to recurring actions or tasks initiated by the user using the device, such as actions or tasks initiated due to the user's habits and/or routines. Based on the usage patterns, the device can determine a task that has a sufficient likelihood of being performed using the device within a specified or determined time (e.g., 5 minutes from now, one year from now, etc.). The device can provide information (e.g., recommendations) associated with the task, and likely relevant to the user. The user can use the provided information to perform the task, thereby increasing the ease of access or efficiency associated with performing the task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Gy Stuart Fullmer, Arnaud Marie Froment, Srinivasan Sridharan, Levon Dolbakian, Andrea Robin Kilpatrick, Michael David Dumont
  • Patent number: 10969928
    Abstract: Users can switch between applications using contextual interface elements. These elements can include icons for applications determined to likely be accessed by the user for a current context. Information is gathered to determine the current context, then information such as patterns of historical usage are utilized to determine and rank the applications by likelihood of use. Different contexts can include different icons, and a given context can include different icons for different points in time or locations. A user can access a contextual interface element by performing a swipe motion, for example. The user can continue the motion to an area associated with an icon of interest, and perform an action such as a tap or release to cause the associated application to be launched. Such an approach enables a user to quickly and easily launch another application independent of the application currently active on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Brett Nathan Lynnes, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Publication number: 20210034192
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a user of a device includes comparing audio received by a device with acoustic fingerprint information to identify a user of the device. Image data, video data and other data may also be used in the identification of the user. Once the user is identified, operation of the device may be customized based on the user. Further, once the user is identified, data can be associated with the user, for example, usage data, location data, gender data, age data, dominant hand data of the user, and other data. This data can then be used to further customize the operation of the device to the specific user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Michael David Dumont, Jonathan White Keljo, Levon Dolbakain, Srinivasan Sridharan, Arnaud Marie Froment, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Publication number: 20200348124
    Abstract: Techniques for determining positions of devices within an environment are described herein. In some instances, an environment, such as a home or office of a user, may include an array of devices, some or all of which may couple to a network or to other devices via short-range wireless connections (e.g., Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, etc.). These devices may capture an array of data for providing to a central service, which is configured to analyze the data and, based on this analysis, determine a location of the devices relative to one another. That is, the central service may analyze the data to determine relative distances and orientations between the identified devices within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Levon Dolbakian
  • Patent number: 10655951
    Abstract: Techniques for determining positions of devices within an environment are described herein. In some instances, an environment, such as a home or office of a user, may include an array of devices, some or all of which may couple to a network or to other devices via short-range wireless connections (e.g., Bluetooth®, Zigbee®, etc.). These devices may capture an array of data for providing to a central service, which is configured to analyze the data and, based on this analysis, determine a location of the devices relative to one another. That is, the central service may analyze the data to determine relative distances and orientations between the identified devices within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Levon Dolbakian
  • Publication number: 20190369842
    Abstract: Users can switch between applications using contextual interface elements. These elements can include icons for applications determined to likely be accessed by the user for a current context. Information is gathered to determine the current context, then information such as patterns of historical usage are utilized to determine and rank the applications by likelihood of use. Different contexts can include different icons, and a given context can include different icons for different points in time or locations. A user can access a contextual interface element by performing a swipe motion, for example. The user can continue the motion to an area associated with an icon of interest, and perform an action such as a tap or release to cause the associated application to be launched. Such an approach enables a user to quickly and easily launch another application independent of the application currently active on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Brett Nathan Lynnes, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Patent number: 10313882
    Abstract: An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and security tasks from the generated set of security tasks may be displayed through a user interface of the mobile device. The user's response to the security tasks may be obtained and a confidence score may be calculated, based at least in part on the response. The access control application may then determine, based at least in part on the score and one or more attributes of the environment, whether to unlock the mobile device or prompt the user to provide an additional response to another security task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Arnaud Marie Froment, Scott Donald Gregory, Cory Adam Johnson, Chelsea Celest Krueger, Jon Arron McClintock, Vijay Rangarajan, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Publication number: 20190138147
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a user of a device includes comparing audio received by a device with acoustic fingerprint information to identify a user of the device. Image data, video data and other data may also be used in the identification of the user. Once the user is identified, operation of the device may be customized based on the user. Further, once the user is identified, data can be associated with the user, for example, usage data, location data, gender data, age data, dominant hand data of the user, and other data. This data can then be used to further customize the operation of the device to the specific user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael David Dumont, Jonathan White Keljo, Levon Dolbakain, Srinivasan Sridharan, Arnaud Marie Froment, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Patent number: 10261672
    Abstract: Users can switch between applications using contextual interface elements. These elements can include icons for applications determined to likely be accessed by the user for a current context. Information is gathered to determine the current context, then information such as patterns of historical usage are utilized to determine and rank the applications by likelihood of use. Different contexts can include different icons, and a given context can include different icons for different points in time or locations. A user can access a contextual interface element by performing a swipe motion, for example. The user can continue the motion to an area associated with an icon of interest, and perform an action such as a tap or release to cause the associated application to be launched. Such an approach enables a user to quickly and easily launch another application independent of the application currently active on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Brett Nathan Lynnes, Nadim Awad, Kenneth Paul Kiraly
  • Patent number: 10057306
    Abstract: A social networking system creates and manages dynamic social circles corresponding to real world social events where multiple people join in an event. The social networking system has stored conditions that, when met, for creating, closing, and deleting a social circle, and also determines which users are part of the social circle and for what time periods. Assets, such as photos, URLs, media selections, etc. that are used by members of the social circle during the event are recorded by the social networking system and access to those assets are selectively provided to members of the social circle. A social circle might be automatically opened when users congregate. A social circle closes when the event is over. Once closed, the assets might not change but continue to be available to members until the social circle is deleted. The social networking system might be a central system or a distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Levon Dolbakian, Nadim Awad
  • Patent number: 9972286
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices and methods for presenting content based on the spatial relationship between a media device and a user of the media device. The media device may present content based on an angle between an eye axis of the user and a device axis of the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Nadim Awad, Jonathan White Keljo, Michael David Dumont, Levon Dolbakian, Srinivasan Sridharan
  • Patent number: 9942222
    Abstract: Described are techniques and systems for providing authentication credentials associated with a user. The user is authenticated using one or more techniques, such as multi-factor authentication using one or more biometric characteristics, biomedical data, passwords, and so forth, to generate authentication data. The authentication data may be used in conjunction with information about a wearable device (“wearable”), such as a wristband. Authentication may be confirmed upon an indication that the wearable has not been removed, tampered with, and so forth. In some implementations the wearable device may store and distribute the authentication credentials to requesting devices so long as the wearable has not been removed, tampered with, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Howard Fenton, Arnaud Marie Froment, Leo Benedict Baldwin, Albert William Wegener
  • Publication number: 20180063715
    Abstract: An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and security tasks from the generated set of security tasks may be displayed through a user interface of the mobile device. The user's response to the security tasks may be obtained and a confidence score may be calculated, based at least in part on the response. The access control application may then determine, based at least in part on the score and one or more attributes of the environment, whether to unlock the mobile device or prompt the user to provide an additional response to another security task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Arnaud Marie Froment, Scott Donald Gregory, Cory Adam Johnson, Chelsea Celest Krueger, Jon Arron McClintock, Vijay Rangarajan, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 9813908
    Abstract: An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and a security tasks from the generated set of security tasks may be displayed through a user interface of the mobile device. The user's response to the security tasks may be obtained and a confidence score may be calculated, based at least in part on the response. The access control application may then determine, based at least in part on the score and one or more attributes of the environment, whether to unlock the mobile device or prompt the user to provide an additional response to another security task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Arnaud Marie Froment, Scott Donald Gregory, Cory Adam Johnson, Chelsea Celest Krueger, Jon Arron McClintock, Vijay Rangarajan, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 9740396
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for receiving sensor data indicative of one or more vibrational and/or environmental characteristics associated with a user device, a user of the user device, and/or an environment that includes the user device; determining a value for a metric representative of the one or more characteristics; determining a value of a gesture detection parameter based at least in part on the value of the metric; receiving input corresponding to a touch event detected at a touch-sensitive display of the device; and analyzing the input based at least in part on the value of the gesture detection parameter to determine whether the touch event corresponds to a particular type of gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Ahaus, Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Jonathan Ian McCormack
  • Patent number: 9658882
    Abstract: A computing device can obtain usage data associated with the device. The usage data indicate how the computing device operates or how the device is used. The device can analyze the usage data to recognize usage patterns. The usage patterns can correspond to recurring actions or tasks initiated by the user using the device, such as actions or tasks initiated due to the user's habits and/or routines. Based on the usage patterns, the device can determine a task that has a sufficient likelihood of being performed using the device within a specified or determined time (e.g., 5 minutes from now, one year from now, etc.). The device can provide information (e.g., recommendations) associated with the task, and likely relevant to the user. The user can use the provided information to perform the task, thereby increasing the ease of access or efficiency associated with performing the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gy Stuart Fullmer, Arnaud Marie Froment, Srinivasan Sridharan, Levon Dolbakian, Andrea Robin Kilpatrick, Michael David Dumont
  • Publication number: 20170064555
    Abstract: An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and a security tasks from the generated set of security tasks may be displayed through a user interface of the mobile device. The user's response to the security tasks may be obtained and a confidence score may be calculated, based at least in part on the response. The access control application may then determine, based at least in part on the score and one or more attributes of the environment, whether to unlock the mobile device or prompt the user to provide an additional response to another security task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Arnaud Marie Froment, Scott Donald Gregory, Cory Adam Johnson, Chelsea Celest Krueger, Jon Arron McClintock, Vijay Rangarajan, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 9497312
    Abstract: An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and a security tasks from the generated set of security tasks may be displayed through a user interface of the mobile device. The user's response to the security tasks may be obtained and a confidence score may be calculated, based at least in part on the response. The access control application may then determine, based at least in part on the score and one or more attributes of the environment, whether to unlock the mobile device or prompt the user to provide an additional response to another security task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Phivos Costas Aristides, Darren Ernest Canavor, Arnaud Marie Froment, Scott Donald Gregory, Cory Adam Johnson, Chelsea Celest Krueger, Jon Arron McClintock, Vijay Rangarajan, Andrew Jay Roths