Patents by Inventor Bradford A. Moore

Bradford A. Moore 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: 20200333157
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law
  • Patent number: 10782873
    Abstract: A multitouch device can interpret and disambiguate different gestures related to manipulating a displayed image of a 3D object, scene, or region. Examples of manipulations include pan, zoom, rotation, and tilt. The device can define a number of manipulation modes, including one or more single-control modes such as a pan mode, a zoom mode, a rotate mode, and/or a tilt mode. The manipulation modes can also include one or more multi-control modes, such as a pan/zoom/rotate mode that allows multiple parameters to be modified simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Patrick S. Piemonte, Bradford A. Moore, Billy P. Chen
  • Publication number: 20200278213
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Publication number: 20200256692
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for an application executing on a mobile device. The method renders an animated navigation presentation for output to an external display screen not part of the mobile device. The navigation presentation includes an animated map showing at least a portion of a route to a destination. The method simultaneously displays information regarding a maneuver along the route on a display screen of the mobile device without displaying a same animated map on the mobile device. In some embodiments, the displayed information regarding the maneuver comprises a graphical instruction and a text instruction for a next maneuver along the route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Emanuele Vulcano, Jorge Fino, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10732003
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Patent number: 10718627
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a mobile device connected to a vehicle's interactive communication system that includes a display screen. The method identifies at least one search term from audio data received through the vehicle's interactive communication system. At the mobile device, the method performs a search to identify at least one location related to the identified search term. The method generates a map, that displays the identified location, for output on the display screen of the interactive communication system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Jorge Fino, Scott Herz, Justin Garcia
  • Patent number: 10718625
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20200226832
    Abstract: For a mapping application, a method for reporting a problem related to a map displayed by the mapping application is described. The method identifies a mode in which the mapping application is operating. The method identifies a set of types of problems to report based on the identified mode. The method displays, in a display area of the mapping application, a graphical user interface (GUI) page that includes a set of selectable user interface (UI) items that represent the identified set of types of problems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Albert P. Dul, Ethan C. Sorrelgreen, I Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 10677606
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for an application executing on a mobile device. The method renders an animated navigation presentation for output to an external display screen not part of the mobile device. The navigation presentation includes an animated map showing at least a portion of a route to a destination. The method simultaneously displays information regarding a maneuver along the route on a display screen of the mobile device without displaying a same animated map on the mobile device. In some embodiments, the displayed information regarding the maneuver comprises a graphical instruction and a text instruction for a next maneuver along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Jorge Fino, Marcel van Os
  • Publication number: 20200160223
    Abstract: A mobile device with a route prediction engine is provided that can predict current/future destinations or routes to destinations for the user, and can relay prediction information to the user. The engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates the formulation of predicted future destinations and/or future routes to destinations based on user-specific data. The user-specific data includes data about (1) previous destinations traveled, (2) previous routes taken, (3) locations of calendared events, (4) locations of events for which the user has electronic tickets, and/or (5) addresses parsed from e-mails and/or messages. The prediction engine relies on one or more of user-specific data stored on the device and data stored outside of the device by external devices/servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christine B. McGavran, Bradford A. Moore, Gregory D. Bolsinga, Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas Marti, Seejo K. Pylappan, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10655979
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for an application that operates on a mobile device. The method predicts several likely destinations for a vehicle to which the mobile device is connected based on data from a several different sources. The method generates, for a display screen of the vehicle, a display that includes the several likely destinations. In some embodiments, the method receives a first type of input through a control of the vehicle to select one of the likely destinations, and enters a turn-by-turn navigation mode to the selected destination in response to the received input. In some embodiments, the display is for a first destination of the several likely destinations. The method receives a second type of input through a control of the vehicle to step through the set of likely destinations, and generates a display for a second destination in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Jorge Fino
  • Patent number: 10635287
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 10579939
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with a novel route prediction engine that (1) can formulate predictions about current or future destinations and/or routes to such destinations for the device's user, and (2) can relay information to the user about these predictions. In some embodiments, this engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates the formulation of predicted future destinations and/or future routes to destinations based on stored, user-specific data. The user-specific data is different in different embodiments. In some embodiments, the stored, user-specific data includes data about any combination of the following (1) previous destinations traveled to by the user, (2) previous routes taken by the user, (3) locations of calendared events in the user's calendar, (4) locations of events for which the user has electronic tickets, and (5) addresses parsed from recent e-mails and/or messages sent to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christine B. McGavran, Bradford A. Moore, Gregory D. Bolsinga, Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas Marti, Seejo K. Pylappan, Marcel van Os
  • Publication number: 20200049526
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and machine-readable media to facilitate intuitive comparison and selection of calculated navigation routes are disclosed. An electronic device for navigation includes a touch-sensitive screen and a processing module for displaying a map, calculating a number or navigation routes simultaneously on the touch-sensitive screen, and receiving a selection of a route. Callouts, or markers for presenting key information about each route, are also displayed discretely on the map. Navigation tiles including key route information and route pictorials can also be created and displayed for each calculated route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Moore, Christopher Blumenberg, Marcel Van Os, Graham Gyatt
  • Patent number: 10514270
    Abstract: A method of providing a sequence of turn-by-turn navigation instructions on a device traversing a route is provided. Each turn-by-turn navigation instruction is associated with a location on the route. As the device traverses along the route, the method displays a turn-by-turn navigation instruction associated with a current location of the device. The method receives a touch input through a touch input interface of the device while displaying a first turn-by-turn navigation instruction and a first map region that displays the current location and a first location associated with the first turn-by-turn navigation instruction. In response to receiving the touch input, the method displays a second turn-by-turn navigation instruction and a second map region that displays a second location associated with the second turn-by-turn navigation instruction. Without receiving additional input, the method automatically returns to the display of the first turn-by-turn navigation instruction and the first map region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christine B. McGavran, Bradford A. Moore, Christopher D. Moore, Harold O. Habeck, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10508926
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation instructions in a locked mode of a device is disclosed. The method, while the display screen of the device is turned off, determines that the device is near a navigation point. The method turns on the display screen and provides navigation instructions. In some embodiments, the method identifies the ambient light level around the device and turns on the display at brightness level determined by the identified ambient light level. The method turns off the display after the navigation point is passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Andrew B. Cato
  • Publication number: 20190339079
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a novel prediction engine that (1) can formulate predictions about current or future destinations and/or routes to such destinations for a user, and (2) can relay information to the user about these predictions. In some embodiments, this engine includes a machine-learning engine that facilitates the formulation of predicted future destinations and/or future routes to destinations based on stored, user-specific data. The user-specific data is different in different embodiments. In some embodiments, the stored, user-specific data includes data about any combination of the following: (1) previous destinations traveled to by the user, (2) previous routes taken by the user, (3) locations of calendared events in the user's calendar, (4) locations of events for which the user has electronic tickets, and (5) addresses parsed from recent e-mails and/or messages sent to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Christine B. McGavran, Gregory D. Bolsinga, Christopher Blumenberg, Seejo K. Pylappan, Marcel Van Os
  • Publication number: 20190339833
    Abstract: A method to share map information between an electronic device and other nearby devices using peer-to-peer communication is provided. The method receives identification of different map items such as a route, points of interest, search results, a current map view and sends to a selected nearby device. The method provides different options to select the map items to share. The particular map information to share in some embodiments depends on what is currently displayed and/or selected on the map. When there are several items that can be shared and there is not a clear indication for what the user intends to share, an action list is shown to allow the user to select the information to share. Once a map item to share is selected, the method displays a share list to display a list of nearby devices. The method sends the shared information to selected devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Sean B. Kelly, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 10437460
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a map tool on a mobile device for implementing cartographically aware gestures directed to a map view of a map region. The map tool may base a cartographically aware gesture on an actual gesture input directed to a map view and based on map data for the map region that may include metadata corresponding to elements within the map region. The map tool may then determine, based on one or more elements of the map data, a modification to be applied to an implementation to the gesture. Given the modification to the gesture implementation, the map tool may then render, based on performing the modification to the gesture, an updated map view instead of an updated map view based solely on the user gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Billy P. Chen, Christopher Blumenberg, Patrick S. Piemonte
  • Publication number: 20190301889
    Abstract: A method of providing a sequence of turn-by-turn navigation instructions on a device traversing a route is provided. Each turn-by-turn navigation instruction is associated with a location on the route. As the device traverses along the route, the method displays a turn-by-turn navigation instruction associated with a current location of the device. The method receives a touch input through a touch input interface of the device while displaying a first turn-by-turn navigation instruction and a first map region that displays the current location and a first location associated with the first turn-by-turn navigation instruction. In response to receiving the touch input, the method displays a second turn-by-turn navigation instruction and a second map region that displays a second location associated with the second turn-by-turn navigation instruction. Without receiving additional input, the method automatically returns to the display of the first turn-by-turn navigation instruction and the first map region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christine B. McGavran, Bradford A. Moore, Christopher D. Moore, Harold O. Habeck, Marcel van Os