Patents by Inventor Avi E. Cieplinski

Avi E. Cieplinski 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: 20200333936
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes a plurality of controls for adjusting parameters of a user interface element, including a first control and a second control for adjusting a first parameter and a second parameter of the user interface element, respectively. In response to receiving a single input directed to the first control, the device updates an appearance of the first control to indicate that the first control is navigating through a plurality of values of the first parameter, generates a plurality of tactile outputs corresponding to updates in the appearance of the first control; and changes a value of the first parameter for the user interface element based on the single input. In response to receiving a single input directed to the first control, a similar set of operations are performed with respect to the second parameter of the user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Publication number: 20200322535
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: May-Li KHOE, Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, David Joshua HART
  • Patent number: 10782871
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface object having a plurality of activation states; detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and detects an increase of intensity of the contact from a first intensity to a second intensity. In response to detecting the increase in intensity, the device: changes activation states M times, and generates a tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface corresponding to each change in activation state. The device detects a decrease of intensity of the contact from the second intensity to the first intensity; and in response to detecting the decrease in intensity, the device: changes activation states N times, and generates a tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface corresponding to each change in activation state, where N is different from M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian K. Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, B. Michael Victor
  • Publication number: 20200285314
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination that sound-detection criteria and verification criteria have been satisfied. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines whether a person is further or closer than a threshold distance from a display device, and optionally provides a first or second user interface for display on the display device in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally modifies the playing of media content in accordance with a determination that one or more presence criteria are not satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, Jeffrey Traer BERNSTEIN, Julian MISSIG, May-Li KHOE, Bianca Cheng COSTANZO, Myra Mary HAGGERTY, Duncan Robert KERR, Bas ORDING, Elbert D. CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200201472
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface that includes one or more user interface objects. The device detects a first input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to a first user interface object of the one or more user interface objects. Detecting the first input includes detecting a change in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface from a first intensity to a second intensity, different from the first intensity. In response to detecting the first input, the device obtains a change in a value of a respective simulated physical property that changes in response to changes in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface, and updates an appearance of the user interface by progressing a first animation between a first state and a second state based on the change in the value of the respective simulated physical property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10664048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination that sound-detection criteria and verification criteria have been satisfied. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines whether a person is further or closer than a threshold distance from a display device, and optionally provides a first or second user interface for display on the display device in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally modifies the playing of media content in accordance with a determination that one or more presence criteria are not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Myra Mary Haggerty, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Elbert D. Chen
  • Patent number: 10620781
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a respective control icon with simulated three-dimensional characteristics and a cursor over the respective control icon. The device detects, on the touch-sensitive surface, a stationary press input that includes an increase in intensity of a contact that corresponds to the cursor. In response to detecting the stationary press input, the device changes an appearance of the respective control icon in accordance with the simulated three-dimensional characteristics of the control icon and moves the cursor laterally on the display in accordance with the change in appearance of the respective control icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, David J. Hart
  • Patent number: 10599394
    Abstract: An electronic device provides, to a display, data to present a first video information user interface that includes descriptive information about a first video. The electronic device provides, to an audio system, sound information to provide a first sound output which corresponds to the first video. In response to receiving an input that corresponds to a request to playback the first video, data is provided to the display to replace presentation of the first video information user interface with playback of the first video. In response receiving an input that corresponds to a request to display a second video information user interface about the first video, data is provided to the display to replace the playback of the first video with the second video information user interface about the first video, and sound information is provided to the audio system to provide a second sound output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Patent number: 10592041
    Abstract: An electronic device displays selectable user interface elements, detects a touch input on a first user interface element, and in response to detecting a first portion of the touch input, which reaches a first intensity threshold, changes an appearance of the first selectable user interface element to indicate that the input has been detected. The device then detects a second portion of the touch input, including an increase in intensity of the touch input followed by a decrease in intensity, and in response to detecting the second portion of the touch input: displays or forgoes displaying a representation of content corresponding to the first user interface element, including a plurality of selectable controls for interacting with the content, depending on whether the intensity of the touch input increases above the second intensity threshold during the second portion of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10587810
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Avi E. Cieplinski, David Joshua Hart
  • Publication number: 20190369823
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface creates a plurality of workspace views. A respective workspace view is configured to contain content assigned by a user to the respective workspace view. The content includes application windows. The device displays a first workspace view in the plurality of workspace views on the display without displaying other workspace views in the plurality of workspace views and detects a first multifinger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the first multifinger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, the device replaces display of the first workspace view with concurrent display of the plurality of workspace views.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Julian MISSIG, Jonathan KOCH, Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, B. Michael VICTOR, Jeffrey Traer BERNSTEIN, Duncan R. KERR, Myra M. HAGGERTY
  • Patent number: 10496260
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device displays, on the display, a first control for controlling a first operation. The device detects, on the touch-sensitive surface, a first input that corresponds to the first control; and in response to detecting the first input: in accordance with a determination that the first input meets first control-activation criteria but does not include a contact with a maximum intensity above a respective intensity threshold, the device performs the first operation; and in accordance with a determination that the first input includes a contact with an intensity above the respective intensity threshold, the device displays a second control for performing a second operation associated with the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 10481690
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and a display displays content that includes an image, detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface for adjusting an image size of the image, and in response to detecting the gesture, determines an adjustment to the image size that corresponds to an extent of the gesture. If the adjustment to the image size would cause the image size to exceed a predefined image sizing limit, the device generates a respective tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface, performs the adjustment to the image size, and in response to detecting liftoff of a contact used to perform the gesture, at least partially reverses the adjustment to the image size, such that the image size is reduced to a size corresponding to the predefined image sizing limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Bianca C. Costanzo
  • Patent number: 10437333
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: detects, on the touch-sensitive surface, a gesture that includes an increase of intensity of a contact above a respective intensity threshold. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture includes a first number of contacts, the device generates a tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture includes a second number of contacts different from the first number, the device forgoes generating the tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Wayne C. Westerman, Patrick Kessler
  • Publication number: 20190191094
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: May-Li KHOE, Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, David Joshua HART
  • Patent number: 10289235
    Abstract: Touch and hover switching is disclosed. A touch and hover sensing device can switch between a touch mode and a hover mode. During a touch mode, the device can be switched to sense one or more objects touching the device. During a hover mode, the device can be switched to sense one or more objects hovering over the device. The device can include a panel having multiple sensors for sensing a touching object and/or a hovering object and a touch and hover control system for switching the device between the touch and hover modes. The device's touch and hover control system can include a touch sensing circuit for coupling to the sensors to measure a capacitance indicative of a touching object during the touch mode, a hover sensing circuit for coupling to the sensors to measure a capacitance indicative of a hovering object during the hover mode, and a switching mechanism for switching the sensors to couple to either the touch sensing circuit or the hover sensing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Michael King, Omar S. Leung, Paul G. Puskarich, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Andrea Mucignat, Avi E. Cieplinski, Muhammad U. Choudry, Praveen R. Subramani, Marc J. Piche, David Amm, Duncan Robert Kerr
  • Publication number: 20190138273
    Abstract: An electronic device provides, to a display, data to present a first video information user interface that includes descriptive information about a first video. The electronic device provides, to an audio system, sound information to provide a first sound output which corresponds to the first video. In response to receiving an input that corresponds to a request to playback the first video, data is provided to the display to replace presentation of the first video information user interface with playback of the first video. In response receiving an input that corresponds to a request to display a second video information user interface about the first video, data is provided to the display to replace the playback of the first video with the second video information user interface about the first video, and sound information is provided to the audio system to provide a second sound output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Publication number: 20190121520
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a plurality of words, which include a misspelled word. While a focus selector is at a location corresponding to the misspelled word, the device detects a gesture that includes a contact on the touch-sensitive surface. In response, the device, in accordance with a determination that the contact meets predefined intensity criteria, corrects the misspelled word; and in accordance with a determination that the contact did not meet the predefined intensity criteria, displays a user interface for interacting with the misspelled word within the plurality of words on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Publication number: 20190121493
    Abstract: An electronic device displays selectable user interface elements, detects a touch input on a first user interface element, and in response to detecting a first portion of the touch input, which reaches a first intensity threshold, changes an appearance of the first selectable user interface element to indicate that the input has been detected. The device then detects a second portion of the touch input, including an increase in intensity of the touch input followed by a decrease in intensity, and in response to detecting the second portion of the touch input: displays or forgoes displaying a representation of content corresponding to the first user interface element, including a plurality of selectable controls for interacting with the content, depending on whether the intensity of the touch input increases above the second intensity threshold during the second portion of the touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10254927
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a multifunction device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface creates a plurality of workspace views. A respective workspace view is configured to contain content assigned by a user to the respective workspace view. The content includes application windows. The device displays a first workspace view in the plurality of workspace views on the display without displaying other workspace views in the plurality of workspace views and detects a first multifinger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the first multifinger gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, the device replaces display of the first workspace view with concurrent display of the plurality of workspace views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Missig, Jonathan Koch, Avi E. Cieplinski, B. Michael Victor, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Duncan R. Kerr, Myra M. Haggerty