Patents by Inventor Craig P. Dooley

Craig P. Dooley 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: 10708408
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired or associated with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10652736
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for establishing a secured session with backward security between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, the method establishes a communication session between the first and second devices using shared keys stored at the first and second devices. The method exchanges encrypted data between the first and second devices as a part of the communication session. The method, upon completion of the communication session, modifies the shared key at the first device in a predictable way. The shared key is modified at the second device in the same predictable way. The method then stores the modified shared key at the first device. The modified shared key cannot be used to decrypt any portion of the encrypted data of the current and previous communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Adler, Yannick L. Sierra, Ganesha A. G. Batta, Michael Giles, Akshay M Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, Sriram Hariharan, Robert D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20200128378
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Patent number: 10542405
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20200008035
    Abstract: A first wireless communication device (UE device) associated with a certain user (or included in a specified set/group of UE devices) may establish a first communication link with an accessory device according to a short-range radio access technology, and transmit link (pairing) information associated with the first communication link to a server, such as a cloud-based server. The server may share this (first) link information with other UE devices associated with the same user (or belonging to the same specified group of UE devices as the first UE device). Link information associated with the other UE devices (i.e. second link information) may equally be shared with the accessory device, and the other UE devices and accessory device may use the first link information and second link information in establishing respective communication links between any of the other UE devices and the accessory device without having to undergo a pairing procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, David John Shaw, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Michael Jason Giles, Sriram Hariharan
  • Publication number: 20190373430
    Abstract: Methods for aggregating Bluetooth profiles for faster connection and configuration are disclosed, including transmitting, subsequent to establishing a connection, a request message to a peer device that indicates support of a fast connection protocol for Bluetooth profiles configuration and receiving a response message from the peer device that indicates the peer device supports the fast connection protocol. After pairing with the peer device, a first list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the device may be transmitted to the peer device and a second list of profile descriptors for a plurality of Bluetooth profiles supported by the peer device may be received. A configuration of a plurality of Bluetooth profiles base, at least in part, on a comparison of the first list of profile descriptors to the second list of profile descriptors may be determined and transmitted to the peer device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Ariane Cotte, Craig P. Dooley, Duy N. Phan, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Hyundoo Shin, Kang Sun, Matt I. Gillette, Michael Jason Giles, Robert D. Watson, Sean P. Wilson, Sriram Hariharan, Sujatha Viswanathan, Todd Wheeler, Yilok L. Wong, David John Shaw, Sarang S. Ranade
  • Publication number: 20190356767
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired or associated with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10419595
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10419912
    Abstract: A first wireless communication device (UE device) associated with a certain user (or included in a specified set/group of UE devices) may establish a first communication link with an accessory device according to a short-range radio access technology, and transmit link (pairing) information associated with the first communication link to a server, such as a cloud-based server. The server may share this (first) link information with other UE devices associated with the same user (or belonging to the same specified group of UE devices as the first UE device). Link information associated with the other UE devices (i.e. second link information) may equally be shared with the accessory device, and the other UE devices and accessory device may use the first link information and second link information in establishing respective communication links between any of the other UE devices and the accessory device without having to undergo a pairing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, David John Shaw, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Michael Jason Giles, Sriram Hariharan
  • Publication number: 20190260660
    Abstract: A uniform protocol can facilitate secure, authenticated communication between a controller device and an accessory device that is controlled by the controller. An accessory and a controller can establish a pairing, the existence of which can be verified at a later time and used to create a secure communication session. The accessory can provide an accessory definition record that defines the accessory as a collection of services, each service having one or more characteristics. Within a secure communication session, the controller can interrogate the characteristics to determine accessory state and/or modify the characteristics to instruct the accessory to change its state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe S. Abuan, Bob Bradley, Craig P. Dooley, Gregg J. Golembeski, JR., Andrew W. Burks, Srinivas Rama, Arun G. Mathias, Anush G. Nadathur, Kevin P. McLaughlin
  • Publication number: 20190261174
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for establishing a secured session with backward security between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, the method establishes a communication session between the first and second devices using shared keys stored at the first and second devices. The method exchanges encrypted data between the first and second devices as a part of the communication session. The method, upon completion of the communication session, modifies the shared key at the first device in a predictable way. The shared key is modified at the second device in the same predictable way. The method then stores the modified shared key at the first device. The modified shared key cannot be used to decrypt any portion of the encrypted data of the current and previous communication sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell D. ADLER, Yannick L. SIERRA, Ganesha A.G. BATTA, Michael GILES, Akshay M. SRIVATSA, Craig P. DOOLEY, Sriram HARIHARAN, Robert D. WATSON
  • Patent number: 10389865
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10306560
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption of a receiving electronic device, received advertising beacons may be filtered so that the receiving electronic device selectively transitions from a power-saving mode to a normal operating mode. For example, the receiving electronic device may receive a beacon with advertising information for a transmitting electronic device. If the advertising information is changed relative to a previous version of the advertising information for the transmitting electronic device, the receiving electronic device may transition from the power-saving mode to the normal operating mode. In this way, the receiving electronic device may ‘wake up’ if it receives an advertisement that it wants to act on, such as advertisements for: file sharing, wireless streaming of information, proximity pairing and/or continuity of a user experience with an application when the user transitions from the transmitting electronic device to the receiving electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Craig P. Dooley, Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Anjali S. Sandesara, Michael J. Giles
  • Publication number: 20190141177
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10271209
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for establishing a secured session with backward security between a first device and a second device. In some embodiments, the method establishes a communication session between the first and second devices using shared keys stored at the first and second devices. The method exchanges encrypted data between the first and second devices as a part of the communication session. The method, upon completion of the communication session, modifies the shared key at the first device in a predictable way. The shared key is modified at the second device in the same predictable way. The method then stores the modified shared key at the first device. The modified shared key cannot be used to decrypt any portion of the encrypted data of the current and previous communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Adler, Yannick L. Sierra, Ganesha A. G. Batta, Michael Giles, Akshay M. Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, Sriram Hariharan, Robert D. Watson
  • Patent number: 10194014
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190020751
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20180352435
    Abstract: Migration of a pairing of wearable device to a new companion electronic device is disclosed. In one embodiment, pairing migration is performed by syncing and verifying a migration key in the wearable and new companion device. Pairing migration includes moving settings and pairing data of the wearable to the new companion device in response to detecting the wearable is associated with the migration key, wherein the migration key establishes a validation of trust of the wearable relative to the companion device. The settings and pairing data can include configuration and protected data and one or more keys to establish a trust relationship between the wearable and new companion device. The settings and pairing data can also include device data such that the wearable can be discoverable by the new companion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Per Love Hornquist Astrand, Chen Ganir, Craig P. Dooley, James C. Grandy, Julien A. Poumailloux, Tyler D. Hawkins, David S. Wilser, David P. Remahl
  • Patent number: 10149278
    Abstract: Techniques for coalescing alert notifications for applications and/or services to a primary user device of a set of multiple associated user devices within proximity of each other. When a user device is not in proximity to other associated user devices, the user device functions as a primary user device and provides alert notifications based on a default configuration and/or a user configurable setting. When the user device is within proximity of one or more other associated user devices, the user devices exchange relevant capability information and information for applications that are synchronized via network-based services. The user devices negotiate to determine a user device that serves as the primary user device to provide alert notifications for a set of applications and services common to a set of user devices. The other user devices are configured to reduce and/or suppress the alert notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Michael J. Giles, Craig P. Dooley, Prateek Sharma, Sanjay K. Verma, Deepankar Bhattacharjee
  • Patent number: 10110722
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta