Patents by Inventor Christopher Patrick FOSS

Christopher Patrick FOSS 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: 20190158645
    Abstract: An electronic device having a user interface for accessing phone features. The user interface accounts for whether the electronic device is connected to a companion cellular phone. The user interface accounts for a headset is available for use to carry on a call. The user interface permits transition between using one or more of cellular phone, headset, and/or the electronic device to be used for carrying on incoming or outgoing calls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Imran CHAUDHRI, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Stephen O. LEMAY
  • Patent number: 10281999
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10275117
    Abstract: Systems and processes for manipulating a graphical user interface are disclosed. One process can include receiving user input through a crown to rotate a virtual object. The process includes selecting a surface of the object from among the multiple surfaces of the object in response to determining that the crown rotation exceeded a speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    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, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10250735
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to user input. Display updates can be based on a logical arrangement of user interface information along a z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daniel C. Gross, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10235014
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music user interfaces. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing and playing music. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of a music application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing playlists, an affordance for a list of artists, and an affordance for accessing a list of songs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20190080189
    Abstract: An electronic device performs techniques related generally to implementing biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for a biometric enrollment process tutorial. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for aligning a biometric feature for enrollment. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for enrolling a biometric feature. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing hints during a biometric enrollment process. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for application-based biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for autofilling biometrically secured fields. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for unlocking a device using biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for retrying biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for managing transfers using biometric authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Arian BEHZADI, Lynne DEVINE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Bradley W. Griffin, Pedro MARI, Daamun MOHSENI, Jean-Pierre M. MOUILLESEAUX, Camille MOUSSETTE, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Hugo VERWEIJ, Giancarlo YERKES
  • Publication number: 20190080066
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to implementing biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for a biometric enrollment process tutorial. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for aligning a biometric feature for enrollment. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for enrolling a biometric feature. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing hints during a biometric enrollment process. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for application-based biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for autofilling biometrically secured fields. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for unlocking a device using biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for retrying biometric authentication. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for managing transfers using biometric authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Arian BEHZADI, Lynne DEVINE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Bradley W. GRIFFIN, Pedro MARI, Daamun MOHSENI, Jean-Pierre M. MOUILLESEAUX, Camille MOUSSETTE, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Giancarlo YERKES, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 10200587
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, a remote camera control user interface may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a gesture at a location corresponding to the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to control a camera of an external device. Camera control may include control of the external device's camera features, including image capture, zoom settings, focus settings, flash settings, and timer settings, for example, and may also include access to the external device's library of previously captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher Patrick Foss, Christopher Wilson, Stephen O. Lemay, Gary Ian Butcher, Lawrence Y. Yang, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Natalia Maric, Johnnie Manzari
  • Publication number: 20190037004
    Abstract: Target electronic devices can be remotely controlled using a personal electronic device are disclosed. The personal electronic device can identify target devices that are responsive to remote control. The personal electronic device displays graphical user interface objects that, when selected, cause the personal electronic device to instruct the target electronic device to perform an operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20190026021
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more processors and memory, displays a first representation of a first controllable external device, where the first controllable external device is situated at a location. The device detects a first user input corresponding to a selection of the first representation of the first controllable external device. The device, after detecting the first user input, adds data identifying the first controllable external device and a first state of the first controllable external device in a scene profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick L. COFFMAN, Arian BEHZADI, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Cyrus Daniel IRANI, Ieyuki KAWASHIMA, Stephen O. LEMAY, Christopher D. SOLI, Christopher WILSON
  • Publication number: 20180367489
    Abstract: A technique for electronic message user interfaces. In particular, the technique displays, on a display, an electronic message user interface and receives user input from a touch-sensitive surface, a rotatable input mechanism, and/or peripherals such as a microphone to access, compose, and manipulate electronic messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Jonathan P. IVE
  • Publication number: 20180351373
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for charging electronic devices. At a first device with a display, detect that at least one of the first device or a second device has entered a wireless charging state. In response to detecting that at least one of the first device or the second device has entered a wireless charging state, and in accordance with a determination that the first device and the second device are being wirelessly charged by the same wireless charging device, display, on the display, an indication of charge status for the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Arian BEHZADI, Joseph Y. CHAN, Lynne DEVINE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Pedro MARI, Per Haakan Linus PERSSON, Hugo VERWEIJ, Corey Keiko WANG
  • Publication number: 20180341344
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick FOSS, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin LYNCH, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20180336866
    Abstract: An electronic device having a touch-screen display detects a first input on the display while displaying a first user interface on the display. In response to detecting the first input on the display, the device enters a flashlight mode. Entering the flashlight mode includes replacing the first user interface with a first flashlight user interface. The first flashlight user interface has a first total lumen output and a first luminance that is substantially uniform over the display. The device determines whether brightness change criteria are met, and in accordance with a determination that the brightness change criteria are met, displays a second flashlight user interface having a second total lumen output greater than the first total lumen output and a second luminance that is substantially uniform over the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Marco TRIVERIO, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM
  • Patent number: 10135905
    Abstract: Target electronic devices can be remotely controlled using a personal electronic device are disclosed. The personal electronic device can identify target devices that are responsive to remote control. The personal electronic device displays graphical user interface objects that, when selected, cause the personal electronic device to instruct the target electronic device to perform an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20180329585
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to playing and managing audio items. In some examples, an electronic device provides intuitive user interfaces for playing and managing audio items on the device. In some examples, an electronic device provides seamless transitioning from navigating a stack of items corresponding to groups of audio items to navigating a list of menus. In some examples, an electronic device provides for quick and easy access between different applications that are active on the device. In some examples, an electronic device enables automatic transmission of data associated with audio items to be stored locally on a linked external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Stephen O. LEMAY
  • Publication number: 20180329586
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to selecting and opening applications. An electronic device includes a display and a rotatable input mechanism rotatable around a rotation axis substantially perpendicular to a normal axis that is normal to a face of the display. The device detects a user input, and in response to detecting the user input, displays a first subset of application views of a set of application views. The first subset of application views is displayed along a first dimension of the display substantially perpendicular to both the rotation axis and the normal axis. The device detects a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism, and in response to detecting the rotation, displays a second subset of application views of the set of application views. Displaying the second subset of application views includes moving the set of application views on the display along the first dimension of the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Ieyuki KAWASHIMA, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marco TRIVERIO
  • Patent number: 10097496
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic mail user interfaces. A device, including a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing, composing, and manipulating electronic mail. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of an electronic mail application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing an electronic mail inbox and an affordance for accessing an interface for composing electronic mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 10082892
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang