Patents by Inventor David A. Chance

David A. Chance 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: 20190286301
    Abstract: Techniques for managing alerts are described. One or more alerts are received at the electronic device. In sonic embodiments, the device determines how notifications corresponding to the alerts should be output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Stephen O. LEMAY, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gary Ian BUTCHER, David Chance GRAHAM, Jonathan P. IVE, Kevin LYNCH, Natalia MARIC
  • Patent number: 10395659
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a natural-language speech input indicative of a request to the digital assistant; obtaining, by the digital assistant, context information; determining, by the digital assistant, a text-to-speech mode from a plurality of text-to-speech modes based on the obtained context information; and providing, by the digital assistant, an audio output with the determined text-to-speech mode, where the audio output is indicative of a speech response to the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aimee Piercy, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Yoon Kim, David Chance Graham, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10379714
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display can receive an alert comprising information, and in response to receiving the alert, issue a perceptual output. The device can detect a user input and determine whether the user input was detected within a predetermined time interval after the perceptual output. In accordance with a determination that the user input was detected within the predetermined time interval, the device can display a notification on the display, wherein the notification comprises a first portion of the information. If the device continues to detect the user input after a second predetermined time period, the device can display a second portion of the information, where the second portion is different from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric
  • Publication number: 20190232111
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating, viewing, and sharing activity and workout data and interacting with workout and/or activity applications. In some examples, scrolling of activity data is based on the content being displayed. In some examples, friends' activity data may be viewed. In some examples, a notification and workout data for a friend's completed workout is received and displayed. In some example, the activity data received from friends is viewed and managed. In some examples, workout data for a multi-segment workout is displayed in a three-dimensional stack on a map. In some examples, a workout application operates in a limited mode until a touch input is received with a characteristic intensity that is greater than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Aled Hywel WILLIAMS, David Chance GRAHAM, Christopher WILSON
  • Publication number: 20190232110
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating, viewing, and sharing activity and workout data and interacting with workout and/or activity applications. In some examples, scrolling of activity data is based on the content being displayed. In some examples, friends' activity data may be viewed. In some examples, a notification and workout data for a friend's completed workout is received and displayed. In some example, the activity data received from friends is viewed and managed. In some examples, workout data for a multi-segment workout is displayed in a three-dimensional stack on a map. In some examples, a workout application operates in a limited mode until a touch input is received with a characteristic intensity that is greater than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Aled Hywel WILLIAMS, David Chance GRAHAM, Christopher WILSON
  • Patent number: 10339289
    Abstract: A system for securely sharing data and conducting transactions in an electronic environment. The system may include a personal information device having a processor, memory and biometric sensor. Personal data is stored in the memory of the personal information device. The personal information device may be registered with a centralized system. Data stored on the personal information device may be uploaded to an access device upon verification of a user's identity using a biometric recognition technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: J. Chance Anderson, Aaron Michael Best, David J. Havell, J. Ken Barton, Jandi Renee Carter
  • Publication number: 20190197053
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a first natural-language speech input indicative of a request for media, where the first natural-language speech input comprises a first search parameter; providing, by a digital assistant, a first media item identified based on the first search parameter. The method further includes, while providing the first media item, receiving a second natural-language speech input and determining whether the second input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that the second speech input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media: identifying, based on the first parameter and the second speech input, a second media item and providing the second media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: David Chance GRAHAM, Cyrus Daniel IRANI, Aimee PIERCY, Thomas ALSINA, Garrett L. WEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20190165748
    Abstract: An audio system having a variable reset volume, and a method of conditionally resetting a volume parameter, are described. The audio system can include a processor to generate an audio signal for a speaker to convert into a sound. A volume parameter of the audio signal can be set before a user pauses playback of the audio signal. The processor can determine that the volume parameter is outside of a resting volume range, and that the user resumes playback of the audio signal at least a selected interval after pausing playback. The processor can responsively reset the volume parameter when playback is resumed to a different level based on one or more acoustic factors, such as an audio decay time of a surrounding environment. The different level can be within the resting volume range. Other aspects are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Richard M. Powell, Kshitij S. Deshpande, David Chance Graham, Hugo Verweij, Afrooz Family
  • Publication number: 20190163329
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music user interfaces. A device, comprising a display and a rotatable input mechanism, one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs, is described. In response to receiving the first user input, the one or more programs may include instructions for ceasing display of an audio playback user interface and displaying a first user interface of a first set of user interfaces. While displaying the user interface of the first set of user interfaces, the one or more pogroms may include instructions for: receiving a second user input representing a directional swipe in a second direction and, in response to receiving the second user input, ceasing display of the first user interface of a first set of user interfaces and displaying the audio playback user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, David Chance GRAHAM, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY
  • Patent number: 10303715
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a first natural-language speech input indicative of a request for media, where the first natural-language speech input comprises a first search parameter; providing, by a digital assistant, a first media item identified based on the first search parameter. The method further includes, while providing the first media item, receiving a second natural-language speech input and determining whether the second input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that the second speech input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media: identifying, based on the first parameter and the second speech input, a second media item and providing the second media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Chance Graham, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Aimee Piercy, Thomas Alsina, Garrett L. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10272294
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to navigating, viewing, and sharing activity and workout data and interacting with workout and/or activity applications. In some examples, scrolling of activity data is based on the content being displayed. In some examples, friends' activity data may be viewed. In some examples, a notification and workout data for a friend's completed workout is received and displayed. In some example, the activity data received from friends is viewed and managed. In some examples, workout data for a multi-segment workout is displayed in a three-dimensional stack on a map. In some examples, a workout application operates in a limited mode until a touch input is received with a characteristic intensity that is greater than a threshold intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, David Chance Graham, Christopher Wilson
  • 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: 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: 20180336275
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a first natural-language speech input indicative of a request for media, where the first natural-language speech input comprises a first search parameter; providing, by a digital assistant, a first media item identified based on the first search parameter. The method further includes, while providing the first media item, receiving a second natural-language speech input and determining whether the second input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that the second speech input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media: identifying, based on the first parameter and the second speech input, a second media item and providing the second media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: David Chance GRAHAM, Cyrus Daniel IRANI, Aimee PIERCY, Thomas ALSINA, Garrett L. WEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20180336894
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a first natural-language speech input indicative of a request for media, where the first natural-language speech input comprises a first search parameter; providing, by a digital assistant, a first media item identified based on the first search parameter. The method further includes, while providing the first media item, receiving a second natural-language speech input and determining whether the second input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media. The method further includes, in accordance with a determination that the second speech input corresponds to a user intent of refining the request for media: identifying, based on the first parameter and the second speech input, a second media item and providing the second media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: David Chance GRAHAM, Cyrus Daniel IRANI, Aimee PIERCY, Thomas ALSINA, Garrett L. WEINBERG
  • Publication number: 20180335903
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interfaces and techniques for media playback on one or more devices. In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device receives user input and, in response to receiving the user input, displays, on the display, a multi-device interface that includes: one or more indicators associated with a plurality of available playback devices that are connected to the device and available to initiate playback of media from the device, and a media playback status of the plurality of available playback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Patrick L. COFFMAN, Fernando ALBUQUERQUE, Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Matthew J. CIELAK, David Chance GRAHAM, Cyrus Daniel IRANI
  • Publication number: 20180336904
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a natural-language speech input indicative of a request to the digital assistant; obtaining, by the digital assistant, context information; determining, by the digital assistant, a text-to-speech mode from a plurality of text-to-speech modes based on the obtained context information; and providing, by the digital assistant, an audio output with the determined text-to-speech mode, where the audio output is indicative of a speech response to the user request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Aimee PIERCY, Cyrus Daniel IRANI, Yoon KIM, David Chance GRAHAM, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10073590
    Abstract: A method includes, at an electronic device: receiving data representing a sequence of images stored on an external device; displaying, on a touch-sensitive display, a representation of the sequence of images; determining whether a contact detected on the touch-sensitive display at the representation of the sequence of images has a characteristic intensity above a threshold intensity; in response to a determination that the characteristic intensity is above the threshold intensity, displaying a user interface menu including a user interface object representing an option to display a background of a user interface based on the sequence of images; detecting a selection of the user interface object; detecting a motion indicative of a wrist raise gesture; and in response to detecting the motion indicative of a wrist raise gesture, displaying the background of the user interface on the display of the electronic device based on the sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, James Howard, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Eric Lance Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Jeffrey Meininger
  • Publication number: 20180206766
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, David Chance GRAHAM, Daniel S. KEEN, Justin Shane RUSHING, T. Allan SHORTLIDGE, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Zachury MINJACK, Dennis S. PARK, Brian SCHMITT