Patents by Inventor Edouard D. Godfrey

Edouard D. Godfrey 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: 10739980
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 10635287
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 10317233
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Publication number: 20180058874
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Publication number: 20170371512
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Publication number: 20170315691
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9678651
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9645726
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Publication number: 20160252361
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Patent number: 9273980
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Publication number: 20140365123
    Abstract: A mapping application that intelligently places distance labels along a route in a map is disclosed. A distance label placed at a particular position of the route shows the distance to the particular location from the starting point of the route. Distance labels allow the user of the map to quickly appreciate the distances between the various points of interest (e.g., maneuvers) along the route. In some mapping applications that display the route as a list of driving directions, the distance labels are placed alongside the list of driving directions, and each distance label is associated with a maneuver in the list of directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Maxwell O. Drukman
  • Publication number: 20140365934
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel dynamic scale that can be used to perform different zoom operations. In some embodiments, the scale also serves as a distance measurement indicator for a corresponding zoom level. The application continuously adjusts several different attributes of the scale, including the scale size, the number of segments on the scale and the representative distance of a segment on the scale. In some embodiments, the mapping application provides a smart zoom feature that guides a user during a zoom to a location. In particular, the smart zoom detects that a location of a zoom is near a pin on the map, and if so, zooms to the pin on the map. Otherwise, if the location is near a cloud of pins, the application zooms to the cloud of pins. Otherwise the zoom is directed towards the user's selected location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Albert P. Dul, Marcel van Os, Woo-Ram Lee
  • Publication number: 20140365935
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os