Patents by Inventor Benjamin Vigier

Benjamin Vigier 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: 11514502
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered device to device content transfer are disclosed. A described technique includes presenting, at an interactive beacon device, content including an interactive store catalog; receiving, at the interactive beacon device, user input responsive to the content; generating, at the interactive beacon device, a beacon message that can include transaction information based on the user input and the content, the transaction information including a service or product identifier corresponding to a product or service selected from the interactive store catalog; and transmitting, from the interactive beacon device, the beacon message over a short-range communication link to a mobile device. The beacon message can be configured to cause an application on the mobile device to advance a transaction associated with the transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Publication number: 20220253912
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered processes are disclosed. A described technique includes causing a beacon device to broadcast a beacon message, the beacon device being within the vicinity of an establishment; detecting a presence of a user of a mobile device based on receiving from the mobile device a first message that is responsive to the beacon message; retrieving a transaction record based on a user or mobile device identifier in the first message; generating and transmitting a second message based on the transaction record to facilitate a completion of a transaction associated with the transaction record at the establishment; the second message being configured to provide notification of an arrival of the user and dispatch an employee to meet the user and handle the transaction; and generating and transmitting a third message based on the transaction record to facilitate the completion of the transaction at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Patent number: 11238503
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered processes are disclosed. A described technique includes causing a beacon device to broadcast a beacon message, the beacon device being within the vicinity of an establishment; detecting a presence of a user of a mobile device based on receiving from the mobile device a first message that is responsive to the beacon message; retrieving a transaction record based on a user or mobile device identifier in the first message; generating and transmitting a second message based on the transaction record to facilitate a completion of a transaction associated with the transaction record at the establishment; the second message being configured to provide notification of an arrival of the user and dispatch an employee to meet the user and handle the transaction; and generating and transmitting a third message based on the transaction record to facilitate the completion of the transaction at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20190272567
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered processes are disclosed. A described technique includes causing a beacon device to broadcast a beacon message, the beacon device being within the vicinity of an establishment; detecting a presence of a user of a mobile device based on receiving from the mobile device a first message that is responsive to the beacon message; retrieving a transaction record based on a user or mobile device identifier in the first message; generating and transmitting a second message based on the transaction record to facilitate a completion of a transaction associated with the transaction record at the establishment; the second message being configured to provide notification of an arrival of the user and dispatch an employee to meet the user and handle the transaction; and generating and transmitting a third message based on the transaction record to facilitate the completion of the transaction at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20190180346
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered device to device content transfer are disclosed. A described technique includes presenting, at an interactive beacon device, content including an interactive store catalog; receiving, at the interactive beacon device, user input responsive to the content; generating, at the interactive beacon device, a beacon message that can include transaction information based on the user input and the content, the transaction information including a service or product identifier corresponding to a product or service selected from the interactive store catalog; and transmitting, from the interactive beacon device, the beacon message over a short-range communication link to a mobile device. The beacon message can be configured to cause an application on the mobile device to advance a transaction associated with the transaction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Patent number: 10296950
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered processes are disclosed. A described technique includes causing a beacon device to broadcast a beacon message, the beacon device being within the vicinity of an establishment; detecting a presence of a user of a mobile device based on receiving from the mobile device a first message that is responsive to the beacon message; retrieving a transaction record based on a user or mobile device identifier in the first message; generating and transmitting a second message based on the transaction record to facilitate a completion of a transaction associated with the transaction record at the establishment; the second message being configured to provide notification of an arrival of the user and dispatch an employee to meet the user and handle the transaction; and generating and transmitting a third message based on the transaction record to facilitate the completion of the transaction at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Patent number: 10278197
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for prioritizing beacon messages are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device, beacon messages from multiple beacon devices over short-range communication links, the beacon devices being within a vicinity of an establishment, the beacon messages being configured to provide content associated with the establishment; determining, at the mobile device, priorities of the beacon messages based on one or more criteria; selecting, at the mobile device, a beacon message of the beacon messages based on the priorities to produce a selected beacon message; and presenting the selected beacon message through the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Mathieu Roig, Yingfeng Su
  • Patent number: 10210561
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered device to device content transfer are disclosed. A described technique includes presenting, at an interactive beacon device, content including an interactive store catalog; receiving, at the interactive beacon device, user input responsive to the content; generating, at the interactive beacon device, a beacon message that can include transaction information based on the user input and the content, the transaction information including a service or product identifier corresponding to a product or service selected from the interactive store catalog; and transmitting, from the interactive beacon device, the beacon message over a short-range communication link to a mobile device. The beacon message can be configured to cause an application on the mobile device to advance a transaction associated with the transaction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Publication number: 20160353463
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for prioritizing beacon messages are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device, beacon messages from multiple beacon devices over short-range communication links, the beacon devices being within a vicinity of an establishment, the beacon messages being configured to provide content associated with the establishment; determining, at the mobile device, priorities of the beacon messages based on one or more criteria; selecting, at the mobile device, a beacon message of the beacon messages based on the priorities to produce a selected beacon message; and presenting the selected beacon message through the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Mathieu Roig, Yingfeng Su
  • Patent number: 9456416
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for scoring beacon messages and selectively performing mobile device wake-up on a score are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device in a first operational state, a beacon message from a beacon device over a short-range communication link; determining a score based on the beacon message and one or more criteria for causing a transition from the first operational state to a second operational state, the second operational state consumes more energy from a battery of the mobile device than the first operational state; determining whether the score exceeds a threshold for causing the transition; if the score does not exceed the threshold, maintaining the mobile device in the first operational state; and if the score exceeds the threshold, transitioning the mobile device to the second operational state and presenting the beacon message through the mobile device in the second operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su, Mathieu Roig
  • Patent number: 9426615
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for prioritizing beacon messages are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device, beacon messages from multiple beacon devices over short-range communication links, the beacon devices being within a vicinity of an establishment, the beacon messages being configured to provide content associated with the establishment; determining, at the mobile device, priorities of the beacon messages based on one or more criteria; selecting, at the mobile device, a beacon message of the beacon messages based on the priorities to produce a selected beacon message; and presenting the selected beacon message through the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Mathieu Roig, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20160148270
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon based campaign creation and management are disclosed. A disclosed technique includes providing a graphical user interface to create a campaign zone for a location, create campaign messages for the campaign zone, prioritize the campaign messages, and produce campaign message priority information; generating campaign information based on the campaign messages and the campaign message priority information; and providing the campaign information to mobile devices. The graphical user interface can be configured to specify for a campaign message a beacon identifier associated with a beacon device that is within a vicinity of the location, and to specify for the campaign message an action for a mobile device to perform in response to receiving a beacon message containing the beacon identifier from the beacon device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20160092943
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered processes are disclosed. A described technique includes causing a beacon device to broadcast a beacon message, the beacon device being within the vicinity of an establishment; detecting a presence of a user of a mobile device based on receiving from the mobile device a first message that is responsive to the beacon message; retrieving a transaction record based on a user or mobile device identifier in the first message; generating and transmitting a second message based on the transaction record to facilitate a completion of a transaction associated with the transaction record at the establishment; the second message being configured to provide notification of an arrival of the user and dispatch an employee to meet the user and handle the transaction; and generating and transmitting a third message based on the transaction record to facilitate the completion of the transaction at the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20160094940
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for prioritizing beacon messages are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device, beacon messages from multiple beacon devices over short-range communication links, the beacon devices being within a vicinity of an establishment, the beacon messages being configured to provide content associated with the establishment; determining, at the mobile device, priorities of the beacon messages based on one or more criteria; selecting, at the mobile device, a beacon message of the beacon messages based on the priorities to produce a selected beacon message; and presenting the selected beacon message through the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Mathieu Roig, Yingfeng Su
  • Publication number: 20160095063
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for scoring beacon messages and selectively performing mobile device wake-up on a score are disclosed. Such a technique can include receiving, at a mobile device in a first operational state, a beacon message from a beacon device over a short-range communication link; determining a score based on the beacon message and one or more criteria for causing a transition from the first operational state to a second operational state, the second operational state consumes more energy from a battery of the mobile device than the first operational state; determining whether the score exceeds a threshold for causing the transition; if the score does not exceed the threshold, maintaining the mobile device in the first operational state; and if the score exceeds the threshold, transitioning the mobile device to the second operational state and presenting the beacon message through the mobile device in the second operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic, Yingfeng Su, Mathieu Roig
  • Publication number: 20160092966
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for beacon triggered device to device content transfer are disclosed. A described technique includes presenting, at an interactive beacon device, content including an interactive store catalog; receiving, at the interactive beacon device, user input responsive to the content; generating, at the interactive beacon device, a beacon message that can include transaction information based on the user input and the content, the transaction information including a service or product identifier corresponding to a product or service selected from the interactive store catalog; and transmitting, from the interactive beacon device, the beacon message over a short-range communication link to a mobile device. The beacon message can be configured to cause an application on the mobile device to advance a transaction associated with the transaction information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin Vigier, Corey G. Fugman, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Patent number: 9294620
    Abstract: A customer service application resident on a user's portable electronic device is used to get information about a service and also request the service offered by a store. The customer service application can check for nearby stores when launched. Once the user is deemed to be within the service area of the store, the store host server computer can start sending information about various products, servers, events, or workshops offered by the store. The user can use the customer service application to request product or service help from store employees, register for an event/workshop, reserve a product for pickup, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Fugman, Benjamin Vigier, Yingfeng Su, Chen Li, Filip Krsmanovic
  • Publication number: 20140188720
    Abstract: A method for downloading information from a remote server. The method includes receiving, at a portable device, banking card information for an account and storing the banking card information into a secure memory within the portable device. Responsive to the receiving, a first moblet software module automatically sends a wireless message to the remote server to inform the remote server of the banking card information being received at the portable device. The portable device may receive a second moblet software module associated with the banking card information. The portable device may subsequently execute the second moblet software module which utilizes the banking card information, wherein the first and second moblet software modules comprise device independent commands of a generic syntax and wherein further the commands are executed by a device dependent software module also resident on the portable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Rodney Aiglstorfer, Benjamin Vigier
  • Patent number: 8615466
    Abstract: A method for downloading information from a remote server. The method includes receiving, at a portable device, banking card information for an account and storing the banking card information into a secure memory within the portable device. Responsive to the receiving, a first moblet software module automatically sends a wireless message to the remote server to inform the remote server of the banking card information being received at the portable device. The portable device may receive a second moblet software module associated with the banking card information. The portable device may subsequently execute the second moblet software module which utilizes the banking card information, wherein the first and second moblet software modules comprise device independent commands of a generic syntax and wherein further the commands are executed by a device dependent software module also resident on the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Mfoundry
    Inventors: Rodney Aiglstorfer, Benjamin Vigier
  • Patent number: 8533741
    Abstract: A method for launching a program application is provided. Here, configuration instructions are stored in a memory device and the configuration instructions are associated with multiple configurations. A configuration is selected from the multiple configurations when the memory device is coupled to a computing device. Thereafter, a configuration instruction associated with the configuration is retrieved from the memory device. The program application is launched and the configuration instruction is transmitted to the program application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: SanDisk Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrice Jogand-Coulomb, David Guidry, Pascal Caillon, Benjamin Vigier