Patents by Inventor Chris Blumenberg

Chris Blumenberg 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: 20190155458
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Chris BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard J. WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 10228815
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Richard J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9836211
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a first map view of a map that includes one or more map objects on a touch-sensitive display. While displaying the first map view, the device detects a first gesture of a first gesture type at a first location on the touch-sensitive display. The first location corresponds to a respective map object. In response to detecting the first gesture at the first location, the device enters a map view selection mode. While in the map view selection mode, the device detects a second gesture of a second gesture type at a second location on the touch-sensitive display. The second location corresponds to a respective location on the map. In response to detecting the second gesture at the second location, the device replaces the first map view with a second map view that includes a view of the respective map object from the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Chris Blumenberg
  • Publication number: 20170269794
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch screen display, display a user interface, where the user interface includes at least two windows of an application, a first icon displayed in association with a first window of the at least two windows, and a second icon at a location different from the at least two windows. While displaying the at least two windows, detect a gesture on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the gesture: in accordance with detecting the gesture on the first icon associated with the first window on the touch screen display, remove from the display the first window of the at least two displayed windows corresponding to the gesture; and in accordance with detecting the gesture on the second icon at the location different from the at least two windows of the application, display a new window of the application on the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Chris BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard J. WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 9690446
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Imran Chaudhri, Richard Williamson, Chris Blumenberg, Marcel Van Os, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Publication number: 20160246473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven P. JOBS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Scott HERZ, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9335924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9208698
    Abstract: An electronic device displays on a display a first three-dimensional map view of a respective map location. The first three-dimensional map view is viewed from a first angle while an orientation of the electronic device corresponds to a first orientation. The electronic device detects a rotation of the electronic device with at least one orientation sensor, and determines a respective orientation of the electronic device. The respective orientation is distinct from the first orientation. While detecting the rotation of the electronic device, the electronic device updates the first three-dimensional map view with a respective three-dimensional map view of the respective map location. The respective three-dimensional map view is viewed from a respective angle distinct from the first angle. The respective angle is determined in accordance with the respective orientation of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Billy Chen, Chris Blumenberg, Patrick Steven Piemonte
  • Publication number: 20150234589
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a first map view of a map that includes one or more map objects on a touch-sensitive display. While displaying the first map view, the device detects a first gesture of a first gesture type at a first location on the touch-sensitive display. The first location corresponds to a respective map object. In response to detecting the first gesture at the first location, the device enters a map view selection mode. While in the map view selection mode, the device detects a second gesture of a second gesture type at a second location on the touch-sensitive display. The second location corresponds to a respective location on the map. In response to detecting the second gesture at the second location, the device replaces the first map view with a second map view that includes a view of the respective map object from the respective location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chris BLUMENBERG
  • Patent number: 9026951
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a first map view of a map that includes one or more map objects on a touch-sensitive display. While displaying the first map view, the device detects a first gesture of a first gesture type at a first location on the touch-sensitive display. The first location corresponds to a respective map object. In response to detecting the first gesture at the first location, the device enters a map view selection mode. While in the map view selection mode, the device detects a second gesture of a second gesture type at a second location on the touch-sensitive display. The second location corresponds to a respective location on the map. In response to detecting the second gesture at the second location, the device replaces the first map view with a second map view that includes a view of the respective map object from the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Blumenberg
  • Publication number: 20150046849
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Imran CHAUDHRI, Richard WILLIAMSON, Chris BLUMENBERG, Marcel VAN OS, Andre M.J. BOULE
  • Publication number: 20140327629
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 8788954
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display includes displaying a web page or portion thereof on the touch screen display. An activation of an options icon is detected. In response, a plurality of icons including a web-clip widget creation icon is displayed. An activation of the web-clip widget creation icon is detected; in response, a web-clip widget is created corresponding to the displayed web page or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Richard Williamson, Scott Forstall, Chris Blumenberg, Timothy P. Omernick
  • Publication number: 20140095073
    Abstract: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term input area, the map application displays at least one of the list of bookmarked locations, the list of recent queries, and the list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a bookmarked location, an area corresponding to the bookmarked location is displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a recent query, one or more results corresponding to the recent query are displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a contact, an area associated with the contact is displayed on a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M.J. Boule, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 8669950
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Imran Chaudhri, Richard Williamson, Chris Blumenberg, Marcel van Os, Andre M. J. Boule
  • Patent number: 8607167
    Abstract: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term input area, the map application displays at least one of the list of bookmarked locations, the list of recent queries, and the list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a bookmarked location, an area corresponding to the bookmarked location is displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a recent query, one or more results corresponding to the recent query are displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a contact, an area associated with the contact is displayed on a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Matas, Chris Blumenberg, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 8564544
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil Scott King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20130262993
    Abstract: A device with a touch screen display displays an electronic document that includes a respective user input element. The device detects a first input that corresponds to selection of the respective user input element that is displayed with text having a first size. In response to detecting the first input, the device enlarges the respective user input element, moves the respective user input element toward a center of a first portion of the display and displays an input interface for selecting input for the respective user input element in a second portion of the display that is different from the first portion of the display. The input interface includes a plurality of text input choices for entering text that are displayed at a second size larger than the first size. The device uses text that corresponds to a selected text input choice as input for the respective user input element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Patricia J. Coleman, Chris Blumenberg, Corbin Robert Dunn, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 8547353
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and graphical user interfaces for displaying hyperlink information are disclosed. In one embodiment, a portable electronic device with a touch screen display: displays content on the touch screen display, wherein the content includes a plurality of links to additional content; detects a contact by a finger with the touch screen display, wherein the contact includes an area of contact; determines a point within the area of contact; choosing a first link in the plurality of links based on proximity of the first link to the determined point; and displays information associated with the first link over the displayed content, wherein the information associated with the first link includes information other than anchor text of the first link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson