Patents by Inventor Donald W. Pitschel

Donald W. Pitschel 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: 20220262509
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aggregating and sharing wellness data. The wellness data can be received by a user device from any number of sensors external or internal to the user device, from a user manually entering the wellness data, or from other users or entities. The user device can securely store the wellness data on the user device and transmit the wellness data to be stored on a remote database. A user of the device can share some or all of the wellness data with friends, relatives, caregivers, healthcare providers, or the like. The user device can further display a user's wellness data in an aggregated view of different types of wellness data. Wellness data of other users can also be viewed if authorizations from those users have been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Aroon PAHWA, Adam L. BEBERG, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Christine EUN, Stephanie GREER, Daniel S. KEEN, Zachery KENNEDY, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin LYNCH, Natalia C. MARIC, Zachury MINJACK, Afshad M. MISTRI, Divya NAG, Gregory NOVICK, Michael O'REILLY, Dennis S. PARK, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Christopher D. SOLI, Simon TICKNER, Rebecca L. WEBER, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20220264262
    Abstract: Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Robert GRUBER, Alessandro F. SABATELLI, Alexandre A. AYBES, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Edward D. VOAS, Freddy A. ANZURES, Paul D. MARCOS
  • Patent number: 11388280
    Abstract: A device monitors a battery charge level and battery-usage patterns and provides alerts in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Andre M. J. Boule, Patrick L. Coffman, Donald W. Pitschel, Emily Clark Schubert
  • Patent number: 11350253
    Abstract: Techniques for triggering an action associated with a task items are provided. A task item associated with a triggering criterion is provided. The triggering criterion requires an occurrence of any of a plurality of communication events. The plurality of communication events includes a telephone call. In some implementations, at least two of the plurality of communication events are of different communication types. In some implementations, the different types are telephone calls, emails, and text messages. The occurrence of a first communication event of the plurality of communication events is detected. It is determined the triggering criterion is satisfied. In response to the determining, a notification associated with the task item is caused to be presented to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Gruber, Alessandro Sabatelli, Alexandre A. Aybes, Donald W. Pitschel, Edward D. Voas, Freddy Allen Anzures, Paul D. Marcos
  • Publication number: 20220148027
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the use of loyalty accounts, private label payment accounts, and general payment accounts using an electronic device with an electronic wallet. Various accounts are linked to the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device is NFC-enabled. The electronic device may be used to provide loyalty account information and payment account information to a payment terminal, such as an NFC-enabled payment terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Gregg SUZUKI, Lawrence Y. YANG, Peter D. ANTON, Glen W. STEELE, George R. DICKER
  • Patent number: 11321731
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the use of loyalty accounts, private label payment accounts, and general payment accounts using an electronic device with an electronic wallet. Various accounts are linked to the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device is NFC-enabled. The electronic device may be used to provide loyalty account information and payment account information to a payment terminal, such as an NFC-enabled payment terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Donald W. Pitschel, Gregg Suzuki, Lawrence Y. Yang, Peter D. Anton, Glen W. Steele, George R. Dicker
  • Patent number: 11310359
    Abstract: A data processing system that, in one embodiment, uses smart reminders to allow a user to decline an incoming phone or messaging call and to cause the system to set a smart reminder about the call. In one embodiment, the system can use the system's current state or context (e.g. the system is in a car or is playing a movie) to determine the type of reminder options to present to the user and to determine when to trigger the reminder based on the reminder option that is selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Santamaria, Marcel van Os, Donald W. Pitschel, Elizabeth C. Cranfill, Jeremy Brown
  • Patent number: 11287942
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    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: 20220060775
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for recording and playing audio and video. In one example, a first application requests a second application to initiate recording one or more data streams of the first application. The second application displays a confirmation affordance. In response to detecting activation of the confirmation affordance, the second application initiates a recording of at least one of the data stream of the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Imran CHAUDHRI, Nathan TAYLOR, Kellie ALBERT
  • Publication number: 20210407318
    Abstract: The method includes receiving, from a user, a first speech input spoken in a first language; inferring a user intent based on at least the first speech input in the first language; based on the inferred user intent, generating one or more alternative expressions of the first speech input in the first language; and providing feedback to the user introducing the alternative expressions as a more preferred input to express the inferred user intent than the first speech input provided by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Donald W. PITSCHEL, Thomas R. GRUBER
  • Patent number: 11206309
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to techniques for managing a remote authorization to proceed with an action, such as creating a secure network connection. In some examples, a requesting device receives selection of one or more options. The requesting device transmits a request to proceed with an action to an authenticating device. The authenticating device concurrently displays an indication of the request to proceed with the action, information about the selected one or more options, and an indication of the requesting device. The authenticating device receives authorization to proceed with the action and transmits a response to the requesting device regarding the request to proceed with the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Oluwatomiwa B. Alabi, Peter D. Anton, George R. Dicker, Anton K. Diederich, Donald W. Pitschel, Nicholas J. Shearer
  • Patent number: 11151899
    Abstract: The method includes receiving, from a user, a first speech input spoken in a first language; inferring a user intent based on at least the first speech input in the first language; based on the inferred user intent, generating one or more alternative expressions of the first speech input in the first language; and providing feedback to the user introducing the alternative expressions as a more preferred input to express the inferred user intent than the first speech input provided by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Donald W. Pitschel, Thomas R. Gruber
  • Publication number: 20210294571
    Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors and memory includes a procedure for enabling conversation persistence across two or more instances of a digital assistant. In some embodiments, the device displays a first dialogue in a first instance of a digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to display a user interface different from the digital assistant user interface, the device displays the user interface different from the digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to invoke the digital assistant, the device displays a second instance of the digital assistant user interface, including displaying a second dialogue in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface, where the first dialogue remains available for display in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: David A. CARSON, Daniel KEEN, Evan DIBIASE, Harry J. SADDLER, Marco IACONO, Stephen O. LEMAY, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Thomas R. GRUBER
  • Publication number: 20210289067
    Abstract: A device monitors a battery charge level and battery-usage patterns and provides alerts in accordance therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Richard R. DELLINGER, Andre M.J. BOULE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Emily Clark SCHUBERT
  • Patent number: 11120372
    Abstract: Techniques for processing task items are provided. A task item is electronic data that represents a task to be performed, whether manually or automatically. A task item includes one or more details about its corresponding task, such as a description of the task and a location of the task. Specifically, techniques for generating task items, organizing task items, triggering notifications of task items, and consuming task items are described. In one approach, a task item is generated based on input from a user and context of the input. In another approach, different attributes of task items are used to organize the task items intelligently into multiple lists. In another approach, one or more criteria, such as location, are used to determine when to notify a user of a task. In another approach, actions other than generating notifications are enabled or automatically performed, actions such as emailing, calling, texting, and searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Alexandre A. Aybes, Donald W. Pitschel, Edward D. Voas, Freddy A. Anzures, Paul D. Marcos
  • Patent number: 11074572
    Abstract: In some examples, an account is provisioned onto an electronic device. In some examples, the device receives a value to fund the account provisioned on the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device transacts with a contactless transaction terminal using the provisioned account and displays an indication of the transaction. In some examples, the electronic device transmits information corresponding to the provisioned account without checking for authentication. In some examples, the device receives user input initiating a process for moving the account from a first device to a second device. In some examples, the device receives account payment credentials from a second device when a set of payment criteria are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Oluwatomiwa B. Alabi, Peter D. Anton, George R. Dicker, Donald W. Pitschel, Danvin Ruangchan, Glen W. Steele, Simon Tickner, Shawn T. Webster
  • Publication number: 20210201288
    Abstract: In some examples, an account is provisioned onto an electronic device. In some examples, the device receives a value to fund the account provisioned on the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device transacts with a contactless transaction terminal using the provisioned account and displays an indication of the transaction. In some examples, the electronic device transmits information corresponding to the provisioned account without checking for authentication. In some examples, the device receives user input initiating a process for moving the account from a first device to a second device. In some examples, the device receives account payment credentials from a second device when a set of payment criteria are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Oluwatomiwa B. ALABI, Peter D. ANTON, George R. DICKER, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Danvin RUANGCHAN, Glen W. STEELE, Simon TICKNER, Shawn T. WEBSTER
  • Patent number: 11048473
    Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors and memory includes a procedure for enabling conversation persistence across two or more instances of a digital assistant. In some embodiments, the device displays a first dialogue in a first instance of a digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to display a user interface different from the digital assistant user interface, the device displays the user interface different from the digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to invoke the digital assistant, the device displays a second instance of the digital assistant user interface, including displaying a second dialogue in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface, where the first dialogue remains available for display in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Carson, Daniel Keen, Evan Dibiase, Harry J. Saddler, Marco Iacono, Stephen O. Lemay, Donald W. Pitschel, Thomas R. Gruber
  • Publication number: 20210190525
    Abstract: At a portable electronic device that includes a portable-device display and is in communication with a vehicle display, displaying a first user interface on the portable-device display. Sending, from the portable electronic device to the vehicle display, information for generating a second user interface, the second user interface including an affordance. While the second user interface is displayed on the vehicle display, detecting an input activating the affordance in the second user interface, and in response, causing the portable electronic device to invoke a digital assistant. In response to invoking the digital assistant, prompting a user for an audible request. In response to receiving the audible request, causing display, within the second user interface, of a digital assistant dialogue box; and subsequently causing display, within the second user interface, of a user interface object associated with a search result, and maintaining the first user interface on the portable-device display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily C. Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Publication number: 20210192475
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the use of loyalty accounts, private label payment accounts, and general payment accounts using a wearable electronic device with an electronic wallet. Various accounts are linked to the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device is NFC-enabled. The electronic device may be used to provide loyalty account information and payment account information to a payment terminal, such as an NFC-enabled payment terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Gregg SUZUKI, Lawrence Y. YANG, Peter ANTON, Donald W. PITSCHEL