Patents by Inventor Douwe H. Homans

Douwe H. Homans 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: 10331766
    Abstract: A novel method of facilitating the authoring of content and the delivery of the authored content to different types of device is provided. The method supports the design of unique and aesthetically pleasing content while minimizes the amount of effort required from authors and/or publishers. The method does so by creating one single content presentation structure (CPS) for the authored content that is adaptable to different devices and different orientations. Such a universally adaptable content presentation structure is based on a standardized grid system that the publishers can easily become familiar with to author their content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Douwe H. Homans, Mattijs Hoitink, Matthijs Jacob Frederik Zoon
  • Patent number: 10241975
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first layout that includes content elements arranged across a first set of layout sections having a first number of sections, each of which has a same first width. The first layout defines a first margin width on either side of the layout and a first gutter width between the sections. Based on an available display width, the method determines a second gutter width and second margin width for a second layout based on the first layout. The method dynamically calculates a second number of sections in a second set of layout sections for the second layout based on the available display width, second gutter width, and second margin width. Each section of the second set has a same second width. The method rearranges the elements into a second layout that spans the second set of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Patent number: 9805003
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first content layout including several content elements arranged across a first set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same first amount of horizontal space in the first content layout. At least one of the content elements spans several of the vertical layout sections of the first set. The method identifies a number of vertical layout sections available with which to display the first content layout. The method rearranges the several content elements into a second content layout including the several content elements arranged across a second set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same second amount of horizontal space in the second content layout. At least one of the content elements spans a different number of vertical layout sections in the first content layout and the second content layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Publication number: 20160357725
    Abstract: A novel method of facilitating the authoring of content and the delivery of the authored content to different types of device is provided. The method supports the design of unique and aesthetically pleasing content while minimizes the amount of effort required from authors and/or publishers. The method does so by creating one single content presentation structure (CPS) for the authored content that is adaptable to different devices and different orientations. Such a universally adaptable content presentation structure is based on a standardized grid system that the publishers can easily become familiar with to author their content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Douwe H. Homans, Mattijs Hoitink, Matthijs Jacob Frederik Zoon
  • Publication number: 20160357711
    Abstract: A novel method of facilitating the authoring of content and the delivery of the authored content to different types of device is provided. The method supports the design of unique and aesthetically pleasing content while minimizes the amount of effort required from authors and/or publishers. The method does so by creating one single content presentation structure (CPS) for the authored content that is adaptable to different devices and different orientations. Such a universally adaptable content presentation structure is based on a standardized grid system that the publishers can easily become familiar with to author their content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Pepijn T. Zoon, Jean S. Metz, Matthijs Jacob Frederik Zoon, Mattijs Hoitink, Douwe H. Homans, Taskin Ahmed Rahman
  • Publication number: 20160292134
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first content layout including several content elements arranged across a first set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same first amount of horizontal space in the first content layout. At least one of the content elements spans several of the vertical layout sections of the first set. The method identifies a number of vertical layout sections available with which to display the first content layout. The method rearranges the several content elements into a second content layout including the several content elements arranged across a second set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same second amount of horizontal space in the second content layout. At least one of the content elements spans a different number of vertical layout sections in the first content layout and the second content layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Publication number: 20160292133
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first layout that includes content elements arranged across a first set of layout sections having a first number of sections, each of which has a same first width. The first layout defines a first margin width on either side of the layout and a first gutter width between the sections. Based on an available display width, the method determines a second gutter width and second margin width for a second layout based on the first layout. The method dynamically calculates a second number of sections in a second set of layout sections for the second layout based on the available display width, second gutter width, and second margin width. Each section of the second set has a same second width. The method rearranges the elements into a second layout that spans the second set of sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz