Patents by Inventor Daniel B. Pollack

Daniel B. Pollack 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: 20200326836
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10785313
    Abstract: A quick relay communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device (such as a wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart watch) and/or a recipient communication device (such as a companion electronic device to the wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer or a laptop computer) to selectively communicate messages via different communication channels. Based on available connections and a communication constraint associated with a message, a processor executing a program module in an application layer in the initiating communication device provides transmission instructions to an interface circuit in the initiating communication device, which transmits a message to the recipient communication device based on the transmission instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Joe S. Abuan, Thuy Park, Jin Hyung Park, Berkat S. Tung, Pierre J. De Filippis, Nicholas J. Circosta, Daniel B. Pollack
  • Publication number: 20200288085
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for multiway audio-video conferencing includes a processor configured to receive, from a first device, indication of a first channel and a second channel for communicating content for an audio-video conference session. The first channel and the second channel correspond to different types of communication interfaces. The processor is further configured to receive, from the first device, a first request to subscribe to a first content stream for the audio-video conference session via the first channel, and to subscribe to a second content stream for the audio-video conference session via the second channel, and in response to receiving the first request, forward, to the first device, the first content stream via the first channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yan YANG, Thomas P. DEVANNEAUX, Daniel B. POLLACK, Vu H. CHIEM
  • Publication number: 20200287862
    Abstract: Messaging between a companion device and an accessory device is controlled such that different modes of communication may be utilized. The different modes can implement different messaging strategies, each of which is intended for efficient power management, in view of the limited electrical power that is typically available at the accessory device. A received request message for sending from the companion device to the accessory device is sent if predetermined conditions apply, and similarly for messages from the accessory device to the companion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Ledwith, Christopher C. Jensen, John J. Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal, Ziv Wolkowicki, Daniel B. Pollack, Darin B. Adler
  • Patent number: 10764340
    Abstract: A messaging system, in one embodiment, can establish messaging accounts for a plurality of organizations (e.g., businesses) to allow customers or users of the organizations to conduct two-way messaging sessions between a customer and an organization. The messaging system can use a registration portal to allow an organization to set up a business/organization messaging account by providing account information. The account information can then be used to update one or more searchable databases that allow a customer to have multiple entry points into a messaging session with each of the registered businesses in the messaging system. For example, a search through a web browser or a map application can provide search results that contain or otherwise provide access to a selectable messaging option that is presented on a customer's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Ritchie, Gokul Thirumalai, Philomena Lobo, Robert Y. Loh, Scott Lopatin, Mithilesh Kumar, Austin Marusco, Tommy Rochette, Aniket Zamwar, Alexandre Perematko, Daniel B. Pollack, Nicholas J. Circosta
  • Patent number: 10761702
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10743255
    Abstract: Power optimization modes for communication between a device and a server is disclosed. The device can dynamically change between communication modes based on an application or quality of service, battery life, an amount of noise associated with the communications link, a frequency of messages, and a type of message received in a given time period. In some examples, the device can determine if the number of pull messages is greater than the number of push messages. The device can select a push mode where a pull message can accompany a push message. In some examples, the device can determine that the number of push messages is greater than the number of pull messages, and the device can select a low-power associated sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ziv Wolkowicki, Daniel B. Pollack, Justin Wood
  • 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: 10680997
    Abstract: Messaging between a companion device and an accessory device is controlled such that different modes of communication may be utilized. The different modes can implement different messaging strategies, each of which is intended for efficient power management, in view of the limited electrical power that is typically available at the accessory device. A received request message for sending from the companion device to the accessory device is sent if predetermined conditions apply, and similarly for messages from the accessory device to the companion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ledwith, Christopher C. Jensen, John J. Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal, Ziv Wolkowicki, Daniel B. Pollack, Darin B. Adler
  • Patent number: 10616759
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device that transmits/receives encrypted communications with another device. A first device, such as a smart phone or smart watch, may generate a message associated with a certain data class, which may determine the security procedure used in the communication of the message. The first device may establish an encryption session for the purpose of communicating the message to a second device. Prior to sending the message, the first device may wait until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the data class of the message. Similarly, after receiving the message, the second device may not be able to decrypt the message until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the message data class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Berkat S. Tung, Daniel B. Pollack, Hyeonkuk Jeong, Joe S. Abuan, Pierre J. De Filippis, Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 10588170
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device and associated methods for entering a suspended baseband state in response to a signal strength indicator falling below a threshold. A UE engages in an active connection with a remote server, which may be a transmission control protocol (TCP) push connection. A baseband layer of the UE determines that the signal strength indicator has fallen below a threshold, and transmits a notification to an application layer of the UE to suspend the connection. The baseband layer may later determine that the signal strength has risen above a second threshold, whereby the UE may resume the suspended connection. The UE may maintain state information associated with the connection during the suspended state, such that the UE may resume the suspended connection without reestablishing a new connection with the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli, Yu Xing
  • Patent number: 10567225
    Abstract: A notification server may be configured to receive a message from a device, determine a device location from the message, determine a location identifier corresponding to the determined device location, and send the location identifier to the device. The device may be configured to generate a configuration identifier based on the location identifier and send a configuration data request including the configuration identifier to a cache server. The cache server may be configured to receive the configuration data request from the device, select a device configuration corresponding to the configuration identifier, where the device configuration is specific to the device location, and send the selected device configuration to the device. The device may be further configured to configure the device according to the selected device configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksei Naiden, Daniel B. Pollack, Gokul P. Thirumalai, Robert Y. Loh
  • Patent number: 10542109
    Abstract: A system and method are described for establishing two-way push communication between an intermediate or companion device and a mobile device. Mobile devices register to listen for push notifications delivered through a push notification service from a specified set of providers. The presence of the mobile devices is delivered to the push notification service that maps the mobile devices to connections made between their respective companion devices and the push notification service. If the push notification service determines that a mobile device is “online,” in response to receiving a push notification for the mobile device, a current network connection over which a companion device is listening for push notifications is identified and the push notification is forwarded to the companion device. The companion device then can deliver the push notification to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Gokul P. Thirumalai
  • Patent number: 10531047
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for multiway audio-video conferencing includes a processor configured to receive, from a first device, indication of a first channel and a second channel for communicating content for an audio-video conference session. The first channel and the second channel correspond to different types of communication interfaces. The processor is further configured to receive, from the first device, a first request to subscribe to a first content stream for the audio-video conference session via the first channel, and to subscribe to a second content stream for the audio-video conference session via the second channel, and in response to receiving the first request, forward, to the first device, the first content stream via the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Thomas P. Devanneaux, Daniel B. Pollack, Vu H. Chiem
  • Publication number: 20200007415
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for notifying a first device of availability of a service on a second device includes a processor configured to receive, from the first device of a first user, a. first request with respect to whether a service is available on the second device of a second user, and to determine that the service is not available on the second device. The processor is further configured to send, to the first device and in response to the determination, an indication that the service is not available on the second device and an indication of a minimum amount of time before the first device can submit a second request with respect to whether the service is available on the second device. The minimum amount of time is based at least partially on an amount of time that has elapsed since the service was made available to the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Circosta, Robert D. Butler, Daniel B. Pollack, Nelson M. Leduc, Ryan W. Baker
  • Publication number: 20190394189
    Abstract: Implementations of the subject technology provide for performing, by a device, a request for obtaining information related to a phone authentication certificate (PAC) that was generated for the device, the PAC authenticating that a particular phone number is associated with the device, the request including packets of data. The subject technology receives the information related to the PAC, the information including an indication that the PAC was generated for the device. The subject technology sends, from the device, a request for validating the PAC to a remote server based at least in part on the information related to the PAC. Further, the subject technology receives a confirmation of validating the PAC from the remote server based at least in part on the information related to the PAC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gokul P. Thirumalai, Daniel B. Pollack, Robert D. Butler, Ryan W. Baker, David G. Knipp, Sudhakar N. Mambakkam, Jonathon Sodos, Hannah S. Story, Hervé Sibert, Gianpaolo Fasoli
  • Publication number: 20190372961
    Abstract: Aspects of subject technology provide systems and methods for generation and distribution of a stable identifier associated with multiple aliases of a user account. The stable identifier may be provided to various electronic devices by a server, responsive to requests associated with communications to those devices from one of the associated aliases. In this way, messaging applications can utilize the stable identifier to merge conversations from a single user having multiple aliases, and secure access to a secure device can be provided to an authorized user, even if the authorized user attempts access from an unauthorized account alias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph CIRCOSTA, Patrick BURNS, Bhaskar SARMA, Daniel B. POLLACK, Liang QU, Kevin LINDEMAN, Roberto GARCIA
  • 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: 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