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: 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
  • Patent number: 10244175
    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: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Avi E. Cieplinski, David Joshua Hart
  • Publication number: 20190042075
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a virtual keyboard, and outputs characters corresponding to respective keys in the virtual keyboard when character-output criteria are met. While displaying an autocorrect user interface for changing a string of characters to a modified string of characters, the device detects an autocorrect input that includes an increase in intensity of a contact above a first intensity threshold while a focus selector is over a respective user interface element in the autocorrect user interface, and then either changes the string of characters to the modified string of characters, or maintains the string or characters, depending on whether the contact has an intensity that meets first predefined criteria with respect to the first intensity threshold and a second intensity threshold that is higher than the first intensity threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Publication number: 20190042078
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display detects an input on the touch-sensitive display, which includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive display while the touch-sensitive display is in a low power mode. In response to detecting the input on the touch-sensitive display while the touch-sensitive display is in the low-power mode, if the input meets display-activation criteria, the device displays a respective user interface on the touch-sensitive display, wherein the respective user interface was not displayed on the touch-sensitive display when the touch-sensitive display was in the low-power mode. And, if the input does not meet the display-activation criteria, the device maintains the touch-sensitive display in the low-power mode after detecting the input without displaying the respective user interface on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, Duncan R. Kerr, Nicholas V. King
  • Patent number: 10198108
    Abstract: Detecting a signal from a touch and hover sensing device, in which the signal can be indicative of concurrent touch events and/or hover events, is disclosed. A touch event can indicate an object touching the device. A hover event can indicate an object hovering over the device. The touch and hover sensing device can ensure that a desired hover event is not masked by an incidental touch event, e.g., a hand holding the device, by compensating for the touch event in the detected signal that represents both events. Conversely, when both a hover event and a touch event are desired, the touch and hover sensing device can ensure that both events are detected by adjusting the device sensors and/or the detected signal. The touch and hover sensing device can also detect concurrent hover events by identifying multiple peaks in the detected signal, each peak corresponding to a position of a hovering object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 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
  • Patent number: 10191627
    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 graphical object inside of a frame on the display, and detects a gesture. Detecting the gesture includes: detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is over the graphical object, and detecting movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the contact meets predefined intensity criteria, the device removes the graphical object from the frame; and in accordance with a determination that the contact does not meet the predefined intensity criteria, the device adjusts an appearance of the graphical object inside of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10168826
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface in a first display state. The device detects a first portion of a gesture on a touch-sensitive surface, including detecting intensity of a respective contact of the gesture. In response to detecting the first portion of the gesture, the device displays an intermediate display state between the first display state and a second display state. In response to detecting the end of the gesture: if intensity of the respective contact had reached a predefined intensity threshold prior to the end of the gesture, the device displays the second display state; otherwise, the device redisplays the first display state. After displaying an animated transition between a first display state and a second state, the device, optionally, detects an increase of the contact intensity. In response, the device displays a continuation of the animation in accordance with the increasing intensity of the respective contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    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: 10152300
    Abstract: An electronic device provides data to present a user interface with a plurality of user interface objects, including a control user interface object at a first location. The control user interface object is configured to control a parameter. The device receives an input that corresponds to an interaction with the control user interface object. While receiving the input that corresponds to the interaction with the control user interface object, the device provides data to move the control user interface object, in accordance with the input, from the first location to a second location. The device also provides first sound information to provide a sound output with characteristics that are different from the parameter controlled by the control user interface object and that change with movement of the control user interface object from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Patent number: 10101887
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts displaying a lower-level user interface that is part of a user interface hierarchy, where the hierarchy includes at least three levels, including the lower-level user interface, an intermediate-level user interface and a higher-level user interface. The device also, while displaying the lower-level user interface, detects an input on a portion of the device that is associated with user interface hierarchy navigation and, in response to detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input meets first transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the intermediate-level user interface and in accordance with a determination that the input meets second transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the higher-level user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Patent number: 10095391
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a first user interface object and detects first movement of the contact that corresponds to movement of a focus selector toward the first user interface object. In response to detecting the first movement, the device moves the focus selector to the first user interface object; and determines an intensity of the contact. After detecting the first movement, the device detects second movement of the contact. In response to detecting the second movement of the contact, when the contact meets selection criteria based on an intensity of the contact, the device moves the focus selector and the first user interface object; and when the contact does not meet the selection criteria, the device moves the focus selector without moving the first user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10073615
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, that includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface, displays a plurality of application icons, where the plurality of application icons include a respective application icon corresponding to a respective application. While a focus selector is over the respective application icon, the device detects a gesture that includes a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and in response to detecting the gesture: when the contact had a maximum intensity during the gesture that was below a respective intensity threshold, the device displays an application window of the respective application; and when the contact reached an intensity during the gesture that was above the respective intensity threshold, the device displays a plurality of user interface objects that correspond to the respective application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 10037138
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface and a display. The device displays, on the display, a first user interface. The device detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface. The gesture includes movement of a contact in a respective direction on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the movement of the contact is entirely on a first portion of the touch-sensitive surface, the device performs an operation in the first user interface that corresponds to the gesture; and in accordance with a determination that the movement of the contact is entirely on a second portion of the touch-sensitive surface, the device replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface different from the first user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Publication number: 20180188920
    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: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian K. Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 9996233
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts displaying a lower-level user interface that is part of a user interface hierarchy, where the hierarchy includes at least three levels, including the lower-level user interface, an intermediate-level user interface and a higher-level user interface. The device also, while displaying the lower-level user interface, detects an input on a portion of the device that is associated with user interface hierarchy navigation and, in response to detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input meets first transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the intermediate-level user interface and in accordance with a determination that the input meets second transition criteria, the device replaces display of the lower-level user interface with display of the higher-level user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski
  • Patent number: 9990121
    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 a user interface object on the display. The device further detects a press input on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is at a first location in a user interface. In response to detecting the press input on the touch-sensitive surface, upon determining that the press input has an intensity above a predefined activation threshold, the device moves the user interface object directly to the first location in the user interface; and upon determining that the press input has an intensity below the predefined activation threshold and meets gradual-movement criteria, the device moves the user interface object toward the first location in the user interface in accordance with the intensity of the press input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe