Patents by Inventor Chanaka G. Karunamuni

Chanaka G. Karunamuni 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: 20200326826
    Abstract: An electronic device displays an application switching user interface. The device, while displaying the application switching user interface, detects a touch gesture by a contact. In response to the touch gesture: if the touch gesture includes movement by the contact in a first direction and started at a location that corresponds to an application representation corresponding to a respective application, the device closes the respective application; and, if the touch gesture includes movement by the contact in the first direction and started at a location that corresponds a predefined region in the application switching user interface that is outside of the representations of respective applications, the device ceases to display the application switching user interface and displays an application launching user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Brandon M. Walkin, Shubham Kedia
  • Publication number: 20200326839
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multitasking using touch-sensitive devices, including: displaying, by a display generation component, a first user interface of a first application; receiving a first input corresponding a request for displaying a second application with the first application in a concurrent-display configuration; displaying a second user interface of the second application and the first user interface of the first application in accordance with the concurrent-display configuration; receiving a second input; in accordance with a determination that the second input meets first criteria, replacing display of the second application with display of a third application to display the third application and the first application in accordance with the respective concurrent-display configuration; and in accordance with a determination that the second input meets second criteria that are distinct from the first criteria: maintaining display of the first application; and ceasing display of the second application
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon M. Walkin, Shubham Kedia, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 10803235
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document; and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Laurent Baumann, Julien Yann Robert, Alexandre F. Carlhian, Alexandre Moha, Philippe Champeaux
  • Patent number: 10802705
    Abstract: An electronic device includes instructions for receiving a first communication; in response to receiving the first communication, generating a first notification for the first communication received at the device, the first notification including content of the first communication; receiving a second communication at the device; and in response to receiving the second communication: determining whether the second communication and the first communication are received from the same sender. The instructions include, in accordance with a determination that the second communication and the first communication are from the same sender, updating the first notification such that the updated first notification concurrently includes the content of the first communication and the second communication; and in accordance with a determination that the second communication and the first communication are not from the same sender, generating a second notification, for concurrent display with the first notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Christopher P. Foss, Stephen O. Lemay, Jonathan R. Dascola, Woo-Ram Lee, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20200301556
    Abstract: An electronic device, while displaying first and second user interface representations on a display, detects an edge input by a first contact on a touch-sensitive surface that includes movement of the first contact across the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting termination of the edge input, in accordance with a determination that the first contact moved by more than a first threshold amount during the edge input in a direction across the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first predefined direction on the display, the device displays a second user interface that corresponds to the second user interface representation; and in accordance with a determination that the first contact did not move by more than the first threshold amount during the edge input in a direction across the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the first predefined direction on the display, the device redisplays the first user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10785175
    Abstract: A messaging system in one embodiment includes a messaging app and a polling extension app. The polling extension app is configured to create data for a polling context that is displayed in a view hosted by the messaging app to allow voting by users selected for the poll and to update the polling context with the votes from the users. The messaging app launches the polling extension app, and the polling context is communicated between the polling extension app and the messaging app through an interprocess communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yik Shing Yip, Imran Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Freddy Anzures, Adam P. Williams, Sami Iren, Peter Berger, Benjamin Berry Kercheval, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10783320
    Abstract: An electronic device: while displaying content, detect a screenshot capture input; and, in response to detecting the screenshot capture input: capture a screenshot image of the displayed content; and display a thumbnail representation of the screenshot image overlaid on the displayed content. The electronic device also: detects a respective input directed to the thumbnail representation of the screenshot image; and, in response to detecting the respective input, and in accordance with a determination that the respective input corresponds to a selection input, displays a screenshot editing interface provided to edit the screenshot image, where the screenshot editing interface includes the screenshot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tiffany S. Jon, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20200278787
    Abstract: A value of a display property of an affordance changes based a value of the same display property of a portion of content over which the affordance is displayed. The value of the display property of the affordance is constrained to vary within a second value range smaller than a first value range over which the value of the display property of the content is permitted to vary. If the change in appearance of the content meets range-switching criteria, the value of the display property of the affordance is changed within a third value range. The third value range is different from the second value range and is smaller than the first value range. If the change in appearance of the content does not meet the range-switching criteria, the value of the display property of the affordance is changed within the second value range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Bartosz Ciechanowski, Benjamin E. Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20200272293
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas ZAMBETTI, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Aurelio GUZMAN, Jonathan P. IVE, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Zachery KENNEDY, Duncan Robert KERR, Nicholas V. KING, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Christopher WILSON, Eric Lance WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 10754542
    Abstract: A device displays a user interface. The user interface includes a folder icon that corresponds to an application folder containing a plurality of application icons. The plurality of application icons correspond to different applications in a plurality of applications. The plurality of applications include applications that have unread notifications. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input that includes a contact at a location that corresponds to the folder icon. In response to detecting the input: when the input meets menu-presentation criteria, wherein the menu-presentation criteria require that a characteristic intensity of a contact in a detected input meet an intensity threshold in order for the menu-presentation criteria to be met, the device displays selectable options that, when activated, launch corresponding applications that have unread notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Bauer, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Stefan Hafeneger, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10739947
    Abstract: This application relates to performing organizational tasks using a variety of physical operations in a message application. The physical operations can include swiping actions performed by the user of the message application. By performing certain types of swipes on a user interface of the message application, the user can more readily organize messages stored by the message application. The types of swipes can include full swipes, which can execute one or more functions on a message, and partial swipes, which can open up a menu that includes multiple buttons for executing various operations on the message being swiped. Additionally, the direction of the swipe can also determine the functions and operations to be performed on the messag2018_02_13_Pe being swiped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10719221
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display concurrently displays a device status region, and an application user interface that includes a content region and an application input field. While concurrently displaying the device status region and the application user interface, the device receives first input in the application input field. In response, the device concurrently displays respective content in the content region in accordance with the first input, and first text that corresponds to the first input in the application input field. While concurrently displaying the respective content and the first text, the device detects a second input that corresponds to a request to scroll the respective content in a first direction. In response, the device scrolls the respective content in the first direction, ceases to display the application input field, and displays, adjacent to the device status region, the first text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10705718
    Abstract: A method includes: displaying a first view of a first application; detecting a first portion of a first input; if the first portion of the first input meets application-switching criteria, concurrently displaying portions of the first application view and a second application view; while concurrently displaying the portions of the application views, detecting a second portion of the first input; if the second portion of the first input meets first-view display criteria (liftoff of contact detected in a first region), ceasing to display the portion of the second application view and displaying the first application view; and if the second portion of the first input meets multi-view display criteria (liftoff of contact detected in a second region), maintaining concurrent display of a portion of the first application view and a portion of the second application view on the display after detecting the liftoff of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10698598
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a control user interface that includes a plurality of control affordances. The device detects an input by a contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a control affordance, of the plurality of control affordances, on the display. In response to detecting the input, when a characteristic intensity of the contact does not meet an intensity threshold, the device toggles a function of a control that corresponds to the control affordance; and when the characteristic intensity of the contact meets the intensity threshold, the device displays modification options for the control that correspond to the control affordance. While displaying the modification options, the device detects a second input that activates a modification option of the modification options. The device modifies the control that corresponds to the control affordance in accordance with the activated modification option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian J. Bauer, Arian Behzadi, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, David C. Graham, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 10691321
    Abstract: A value of a display property of an affordance changes based a value of the same display property of the portion of content over which the affordance is displayed. The value of the display property of the affordance is constrained to vary within a second value range smaller than a first value range over which the value of the display property of the content is permitted to vary. A decrease of the value of the display property of the content causes an increase of the value of the display property of the affordance based on the magnitude of the value change for the content and the second value range. An increase of the value of the display property of the content causes a decreases of the value of the display property of the affordance based on a magnitude of the value change for the content and the second value range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Bartosz Ciechanowski, Benjamin E. Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10691230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to manipulating a user interface on a wearable electronic device using a mechanical crown. In some examples, the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to a rotation of the crown. The direction of the scrolling or scaling and the amount of scrolling or scaling can depend on the direction and amount of rotation of the crown, respectively. In some examples, the amount of scrolling or scaling can be proportional to the change in rotation angle of the crown. In other examples, a speed of scrolling or a speed of scaling can depend on a speed of angular rotation of the crown. In these examples, a greater speed of rotation can cause a greater speed of scrolling or scaling to be performed on the displayed view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch
  • Publication number: 20200183577
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a messaging user interface of a message application, including a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and a plurality of other users, a message-input area, and a plurality of avatars corresponding to the plurality of other users. The plurality of avatars are displayed as a stack of avatars, with a first avatar of avatars displayed on the top of the stack of avatars. In response to detecting an input by a first contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is at a first location in the messaging user interface that corresponds to the first avatar, if the input meets menu-activation-criteria, a menu that contains activatable menu items associated with the first avatar overlaid on the messaging user interface is displayed, and if the input meets avatar-spreading-criteria the plurality of avatars are displayed in an array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Freddy A. Anzures, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Daamun Mohseni, Hoan Pham, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Darin B. Adler, Bethany Bongiorno, Justin N. Wood, Roberto Garcia, Soin Shedlosky
  • Patent number: 10681304
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating the capturing of panoramic images with a portable device. Such panoramic images are typically formed of multiple image portions taking as the camera is scanned through a range of motion, and the image portions are digitally “stitched” together to form a panoramic image. A user interface is provided to guide a user in positioning and/or moving of the portable device in a manner that will enable capture of a plurality of images suited for forming the intended panoramic image. In many examples, parameters of the panoramic image capturing operation, such as movement and/or positioning of the camera during the operation will be monitored in real time, and the monitored parameters will be used to provide feedback to the user as to any adjustments that may improve the image capture process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Gregory N. Christie, Scott J. Forstall, Richard R. Dellinger
  • Publication number: 20200142548
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface object that corresponds to a first application. While displaying the user interface object, the device detects, via an input element, an input directed to the user interface object. In response: if the input meets an input threshold and includes less than a threshold amount of movement, the device generates a non-visual output corresponding to the input before detecting an end of the input, and after detecting an end of the input, displays a system user interface that includes information about the first application without displaying the first application; and, if the input does not meet the input threshold and includes less than the threshold amount of movement, the device forgoes generating a non-visual output corresponding to the input, and after detecting an end of the input, displays the first application on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Michael T. Turner, Mohammed N. Jisrawi
  • Publication number: 20200133478
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a messaging user interface of a message application, including a conversation transcript of a messaging session between a user of the electronic device and at least one other user, a message-input area, at least one avatar corresponding to a first other user included in the messaging session, and an application affordance. The device detects an input on the touch sensitive surface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the at least one avatar displayed in the messaging user interface, the device displays a menu that contains a plurality of activatable menu items associated with the at least one avatar overlaid on the messaging user interface. In accordance with a determination that the input corresponds to selection of the application affordance, the device displays a plurality of application launch icons for a plurality of corresponding applications within the messaging user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Freddy A. Anzures, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Hoan Pham, Wan Si Wan, Darin B. Adler, Bethany Bongiorno, Justin N. Wood, Roberto Garcia, Soin Shedlosky, Richard R. Dellinger, Daamun Mohseni, Giancarlo Yerkes