Patents by Inventor Brett Nathan Lynnes

Brett Nathan Lynnes 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 9398143
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for generating a baseline use profile that indicates typical patterns of use of a device over time, transitioning the device to a challenge mode when sensor data indicates a deviation from the baseline use profile by more than a permissible tolerance, presenting challenges to the user while in the challenge mode, and determining whether to restrict or allow access to device functionality based on user responses to the challenges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gy Stuart Fullmer, Sean Thomas Congden, Levon Dolbakian, Arnaud Marie Froment, Brett Nathan Lynnes
  • Patent number: 9357054
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device determines its position in a moving vehicle based on changes in air pressure that occur when the vehicle undergoes acceleration. Based on a direction of acceleration that correlates to a subsequent reduction in air pressure, a determination is made as to whether the device is in the front left, front right, back left, or back right quadrant of the vehicle. The device then alters its configuration based on the quadrant in which it is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Gy Stuart Fullmer, Wendy Chiu Fai Wong, Sean Thomas Congden, Seetha Lakshmi Annamraju, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Brett Nathan Lynnes