Patents by Inventor Craig M. Federighi

Craig M. Federighi 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: 20240232315
    Abstract: Some techniques are described herein for a setup component of a controller to add accessories to a new ecosystem (e.g., a grouping of one or more accessories and one or more controllers and/or a grouping of one or more accessories to an application) that are already added to another ecosystem. Such techniques can include the setup component maintaining a list of accessories for which the setup component has added to the other ecosystem. Using the list, the setup component adds the accessories in the list to the new ecosystem through communications with the accessories and an application corresponding to the new ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Anshul JAIN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Andreas I. GAL, Jared S. GRUBB, Arun G. MATHIAS, Anush G. NADATHUR, Philip W. SCHILLER, Justin N. WOOD, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20240236065
    Abstract: Some techniques are described herein for initially setting up an accessory with a controller. Such techniques have a setup component of a controller establish a relationship with the accessory and facilitate establishment of relationships between applications of the controller and the accessory. In some examples, the setup component causes an accessory management credential to be installed on the accessory so that the accessory can be configured by the setup component to establish a relationship with an application in communication with the setup component. In some examples, such communication between the application and the accessory occurs without further interactions with the setup component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: July 11, 2024
    Inventors: Anshul JAIN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Andreas I. GAL, Jared S. GRUBB, Arun G. MATHIAS, Anush G. NADATHUR, Philip W. SCHILLER, Justin N. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20240211117
    Abstract: At a display of a computer system, a user interface is displayed that includes a placement location configured to spatially accommodate a respective user interface object of a plurality of user interface objects corresponding to different applications. In response to detecting the input that is directed to the placement location and in accordance with a determination that the input meets first criteria, including a duration criterion, one or more selectable options associated with the first user interface object corresponding to the first application are displayed. In response to detecting the input and in accordance with a determination that the input meets second criteria, wherein the second criteria requires that the input includes movement in a first direction, display of the first user interface object is replaced with display of the second user interface object from the plurality of user interface objects associated with the placement location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2024
    Publication date: June 27, 2024
    Inventors: William M. Tyler, Caelan G. Stack, Christopher P. Foss, Christian X. Dalonzo, Craig M. Federighi, Alan C. Dye
  • Publication number: 20240137352
    Abstract: Some techniques are described herein for initially setting up an accessory with a controller. Such techniques have a setup component of a controller establish a relationship with the accessory and facilitate establishment of relationships between applications of the controller and the accessory. In some examples, the setup component causes an accessory management credential to be installed on the accessory so that the accessory can be configured by the setup component to establish a relationship with an application in communication with the setup component. In some examples, such communication between the application and the accessory occurs without further interactions with the setup component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Anshul JAIN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Andreas I. GAL, Jared S. GRUBB, Arun G. MATHIAS, Anush G. NADATHUR, Philip W. SCHILLER, Justin N. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20240134953
    Abstract: Some techniques are described herein for a setup component of a controller to add accessories to a new ecosystem (e.g., a grouping of one or more accessories and one or more controllers and/or a grouping of one or more accessories to an application) that are already added to another ecosystem. Such techniques can include the setup component maintaining a list of accessories for which the setup component has added to the other ecosystem. Using the list, the setup component adds the accessories in the list to the new ecosystem through communications with the accessories and an application corresponding to the new ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 25, 2024
    Inventors: Anshul JAIN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Andreas I. GAL, Jared S. GRUBB, Arun G. MATHIAS, Anush G. NADATHUR, Philip W. SCHILLER, Justin N. WOOD
  • Patent number: 11968594
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for defining identifiers for remote locator objects. In some embodiments, an electronic device locates a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device provides information associated with a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays notifications associated with a trackable device. In some embodiments, a first device generates alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan, Arian Behzadi, Corey Keiko Wang, Marcel Van Os, Craig M. Federighi
  • Publication number: 20240113991
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to implementing an operational safety mode that manages the output of notifications at an electronic device when a user of the device is operating a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Emily Clark SCHUBERT, Todd BLOCKSOM, Andre MJ BOULE, Richard R. DELLINGER, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Matthew Elliot SHEPHERD, Garrett L. WEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20240111333
    Abstract: At an electronic device, detecting a compatible external device, where the external device is executing or has executed a first application. The detection may be made wirelessly. The electronic device also receives usage information regarding the first application from the external device. Display an affordance for user selection based on the received information. When the affordance is selected, launch a second application on the electronic device, the second application corresponding to the first application. In some examples, the second application is a different version of the first application. Launching the second application may additionally include bringing the second application to the same state as the first application. For example, if e-mail is being drafted on the external device, the electronic device may launch an e-mail editor showing the draft. In this way, a user can seamlessly transition from the use of one electronic device to another electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI
  • Patent number: 11921993
    Abstract: At a computer system, display a first user interface that includes a placement location that is configured to spatially accommodate a respective user interface object of a plurality of user interface objects corresponding to different applications. The plurality of user interface objects includes a first user interface object corresponding to a first application, and a second user interface object corresponding to a second application different from the first application. The first user interface object corresponding to the first application is displayed at the placement location. The computer system detects an occurrence of an event associated with a change in status of the second application corresponding to the second user interface object. In response, the first user interface object is ceased to be displayed at the placement location, and the first user interface with the second user interface object is displayed at the placement location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William M. Tyler, Caelan G. Stack, Craig M. Federighi
  • Publication number: 20240064270
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic devices and techniques for providing live communication sessions involving multiple participants. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays a live video communication user interface of a live video communication application that includes representations of participants of a live video communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Lee S. BROUGHTON, Peter CALLAWAY, Pablo F. CARO, Jae Woo CHANG, Allison DRYER, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Robert GARCIA, Stephen O. LEMAY, John LOUCH, Hoan PHAM
  • Patent number: 11907013
    Abstract: At an electronic device, detecting a compatible external device, where the external device is executing or has executed a first application. The detection may be made wirelessly. The electronic device also receives usage information regarding the first application from the external device. Display an affordance for user selection based on the received information. When the affordance is selected, launch a second application on the electronic device, the second application corresponding to the first application. In some examples, the second application is a different version of the first application. Launching the second application may additionally include bringing the second application to the same state as the first application. For example, if e-mail is being drafted on the external device, the electronic device may launch an e-mail editor showing the draft. In this way, a user can seamlessly transition from the use of one electronic device to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Patrick L Coffman, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 11893203
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and user interfaces for establishing communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo F. Caro, Gregory M. Apodaca, Kristin M. Canavan, Kaely Coon, William B. Easley, III, Craig M. Federighi, Travis Jones, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Vitalii Kramar, Caelan G. Stack, Marcel Van Os, Aleksey Shlyapnikov
  • Publication number: 20230409349
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein set forth techniques for identifying when a user activates a search application on his or her mobile computing device, and presenting, prior to receiving an input of search parameters from the user, a prediction of one or more applications that the user may be interested in accessing. According to some embodiments, the search application can be configured to interface with an “application prediction engine” each time the search application is activated and query the application prediction engine for a prediction of one or more applications that the user may be interested in accessing. In turn, the application prediction engine can analyze information associated with the applications installed on the mobile computing device to produce the prediction. Using the prediction, the search application can display the predicted one or more applications within a user interface of the search application for selection by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Colin MORRIS, Peter J. SCOTT, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Daniel C. GROSS
  • Publication number: 20230409160
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Byron HAN, Matthew E. SHEPHERD, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Matthew H. GAMBLE, Brittany D. PAINE, Brendan J. LANGOULANT, Craig A. MARCINIAK, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Daniel O. SCHIMPF, Andrew R. WHALLEY, Christopher R. WHITNEY, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20230412579
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to entry and management of identifiers and credentials. The present embodiments display a credential affordance that, upon selection, provides a credential-assistance user interface for enabling swift access to various credential and management options. The credential affordance can be displayed based on a determination by electronic device that a webpage includes a text entry field associated with a set of one or more restricted resources (e.g., document and/or webpage).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Jessie BERLIN, Darin ADLER, Dan BERNSTEIN, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Steven FALKENBURG, III, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Alan HSHIEH, Richard MONDELLO, Adele PETERSON
  • Patent number: 11849255
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The device can display a live video communication user interface of a live video communication application that includes participant affordances corresponding to participants. In response to detecting an input that corresponds to a request to initiate a process of starting a new live communication session, the device can: in accordance with the input corresponding to selection of the first participant affordance, initiate a process of starting a new live communication session that includes a group of three or more participants; and in accordance with the input corresponding to selection of the new session affordance, initiate a process for selecting two or more participants and start a new live communication session that includes a participant associated with the device and the selected participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Lee S. Broughton, Peter Callaway, Pablo F. Caro, Jae Woo Chang, Allison Dryer, Craig M. Federighi, Robert Garcia, Stephen O. Lemay, John Louch, Hoan Pham, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas V. King
  • Publication number: 20230394176
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology provide for integration between a messaging system and a collaborative application. A messaging system may receive, via user input, an instruction to create a message thread with a plurality of user accounts. The message thread may include a document link associated with a collaborative application. The messaging system may generate, for each of the user accounts, an obfuscated identifier associated with that user account and a document link. The messaging system may provide the obfuscated identifiers to the collaborative application. An initial message exchanged between the plurality of user accounts with the document link in the message thread may establish, for the collaborative application, the obfuscated identifiers that will be associated with the document link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Stephen M. LOTTERMOSER, Alejandro A. RODRIGUEZ, Alexandre S. LACOUR, Charles CIRCLAEYS, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Delfina JOVANOVSKA, Devin O. CLARY, Elana L. STETTIN, Elliot A. BARER, Jae Woo CHANG, Johannes B. FORTMANN, Miranda J. ZHOU, Nihar SHARMA, Pierre J. DE FILIPPIS, Richard B. BLAIR, Ryan A. WILLIAMS, Vasilios E. ANTON
  • Publication number: 20230396848
    Abstract: In some implementations, a user device can predictively route media content to a remote playback device based on playback context information obtained by the user device. The playback context can include local playback context information related to the state and/or context of the user device. The playback context can include remote playback context information related to the state and/or context of available remote playback devices. Based on the playback context information obtained by the user device, the user device can generate a predictive score for each available playback device that indicates or predicts the likelihood that the user will want to send media content to the corresponding playback device. The user device can generate and present a graphical user interface that can identify the playback devices having predictive scores over a threshold score. In some instances, the user device can automatically route selected media content to a predicted playback device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Pietsch, Craig M. Federighi, Adam A. Sonnanstine, Taylor G. Carrigan, Johannes P. Schmidt, Astrid Yi, Deepak Iyer, Thomas Alsina, Jonathan A. Bennett, Patrick L. Coffman, Cesar de Camargo Barscevicius
  • Patent number: 11835985
    Abstract: An electronic device having a camera, while displaying a live preview for the camera, detects activation of a shutter button at a first time. In response, the electronic device acquires, by the camera, a representative image that represents a first sequence of images, and a plurality of images after acquiring the representative image, and also displays an indication in the live preview that the camera is capturing images for the first sequence of images. The electronic device groups images acquired by the camera in temporal proximity to the activation of the shutter button at the first time into the first sequence of images, such that the first sequence of images includes a plurality of images acquired by the camera prior to detecting activation of the shutter button at the first time, the representative image, and the plurality of images acquired by the camera after acquiring the representative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Graham R. Clarke, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Aurelio Guzman, Jonathan Ive, Nicholas V. King, Behkish J. Manzari, Charles A. Mezak, Justin S. Titi, Christopher I. Wilson, Elliott B. Harris, Emilie Kim
  • Patent number: 11822761
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing shared-content sessions. In some embodiments, content is shared with a group of users participating in a shared-content session. In some embodiments, the content is screen-share content that is shared from one device to other participants of the shared-content session. In some embodiments, the content is synchronized content for which output of the content is synchronized across the participants of the shared-content session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Taylor G. Carrigan, Nathan De Vries, Marcel Van Os, Craig M. Federighi, Elliot A. Barer, Kyle William Horn, Kaely Coon