Patents by Inventor Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill

Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill 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: 20240168628
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a character input area operable to display text character input and emoji character input selected by a user, a keyboard display area, and a plurality of emoji category icons. In response to detecting a gesture on a respective emoji category icon, the method also includes simultaneously displaying: a first subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category in the keyboard display area and a plurality of subset-sequence-indicia icons for the respective emoji category. The method also includes detecting a gesture in the keyboard display area and, in response: replacing display of the first subset of emoji character keys with display of a second subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category, and updating the information provided by the subset-sequence-indicia icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2024
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Bradford Allen MOORE, Bas ORDING, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Stephen J. CHICK, Kenneth KOCIENDA
  • Publication number: 20230379573
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to creating and editing user avatars. In some examples, guidance is provided to a user while capturing image data for use in generating a user-specific avatar. In some examples, a user interface allows a user to intuitively customize a user avatar. In some examples, avatars are generated for a messaging session based on an avatar model for a user of the messaging application. In some examples, an avatar editing interface updates a user avatar in response to gestures and based on the type of gesture and the avatar feature that is selected for editing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher WILSON, Guillaume BARLIER, Sebastian BAUER, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Aurelio GUZMAN, Tiffany S. JON, Johnnie B. MANZARI, Nicole R. RYAN, Nicolas SCAPEL, Marcel VAN OS
  • Patent number: 11670144
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing indicators of distance. For example, display of a visual distance indicator that indicates the distance between a computer system and an entity is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan N. Dour, Robert Thomas Aloe, James Cartwright, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Giovanni Laviste Denina, Christopher B. Fleizach, Banafsheh Jalali, Chia Yang Lin, Donald L. Marotta, Jr., Darren Christopher Minifie, Grant Paul, Per Haakan Linus Persson, Antoine Tarault, Alexander Nicholas Walczak
  • Publication number: 20220377431
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing auditory features. An example method includes, at a computer system in communication with one or more input devices: while playing an audio media item of a first type, receiving, via the one or more input devices, a request to play an audio media item of a second type; in accordance with a determination that a set of concurrent audio criteria is satisfied, concurrently playing: the audio media item of the first type; and the audio media item of the second type; and in accordance with a determination that the set of concurrent audio criteria is not satisfied: ceasing to play the audio media item of the first type; and playing the audio media item of the second type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Mitchell LERNER, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Charles C. HOYT, Jeffrey D. TANNER
  • Patent number: 11449223
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying a list of voicemail messages; detecting selection by a user of a respective voicemail message in the list; responding to the user selection of the respective voicemail message by initiating playback of the user-selected voicemail message; displaying a progress bar for the user-selected voicemail message, wherein the progress bar indicates the portion of the user-selected voicemail message that has been played; detecting movement of a finger of the user from a first position on the progress bar to a second position on the progress bar; and responding to the detection of the finger movement by restarting playback of the user-selected voicemail message at a position within the user-selected voicemail message corresponding substantially to the second position on the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Gregory N. Christie, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick, Steven P. Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill
  • Publication number: 20220221985
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a character input area operable to display text character input and emoji character input selected by a user, a keyboard display area, and a plurality of emoji category icons. In response to detecting a gesture on a respective emoji category icon, the method also includes simultaneously displaying: a first subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category in the keyboard display area and a plurality of subset-sequence-indicia icons for the respective emoji category. The method also includes detecting a gesture in the keyboard display area and, in response: replacing display of the first subset of emoji character keys with display of a second subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category, and updating the information provided by the subset-sequence-indicia icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Bradford Allen MOORE, Bas ORDING, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Stephen J. CHICK, Kenneth KOCIENDA
  • Patent number: 11363137
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a supervising electronic device manages communication restrictions of a supervised electronic device. In some embodiments, a supervised electronic device presents user interfaces that enforce one or more communication restrictions configured by a supervising electronic device when communicating with other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Pablo F. Caro
  • Patent number: 11307763
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a character input area operable to display text character input and emoji character input selected by a user, a keyboard display area, and a plurality of emoji category icons. In response to detecting a gesture on a respective emoji category icon, the method also includes simultaneously displaying: a first subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category in the keyboard display area and a plurality of subset-sequence-indicia icons for the respective emoji category. The method also includes detecting a gesture in the keyboard display area and, in response: replacing display of the first subset of emoji character keys with display of a second subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category, and updating the information provided by the subset-sequence-indicia icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford Allen Moore, Bas Ording, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Stephen J. Chick, Kenneth Kocienda
  • Publication number: 20220084374
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing indicators of distance. For example, display of a visual distance indicator that indicates the distance between a computer system and an entity is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan N. DOUR, Robert Thomas ALOE, James CARTWRIGHT, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Giovanni Laviste DENINA, Christopher B. FLEIZACH, Banafsheh JALALI, Chia Yang LIN, Donald L. MAROTTA, Jr., Darren Christopher MINIFIE, Grant PAUL, Per Haakan Linus PERSSON, Antoine TARAULT, Alexander Nicholas WALCZAK
  • Patent number: 11234077
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and techniques for managing audio exposure using a computer system (e.g., an electronic device). In accordance with some embodiments, the electronic device displays a graphical indication of a noise exposure level over a first period of time with an area of the graphical indication that is colored to represent the noise exposure level, the color of the area transitioning from a first color to a second color when the noise exposure level exceeds a first threshold. In accordance with some embodiments, the electronic device displays noise exposure levels attributable to a first output device type and a second output device type and, in response to selecting a filtering affordance, visually distinguishes a set of noise exposure levels attributable to the second output device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Felton, Tyrone Chen, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Ian M. Fisch, Eamon Francis Gilravi, Pedro Mari, John Woodruff, Jing Xia
  • Publication number: 20210227065
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display includes simultaneously displaying a character input area operable to display text character input and emoji character input selected by a user, a keyboard display area, and a plurality of emoji category icons, in response to detecting a gesture on a respective emoji category icon, the method also includes simultaneously displaying: a first subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category in the keyboard display area and a plurality of subset-sequence-indicia icons for the respective emoji category. The method also includes detecting a gesture in the keyboard display area and, in response: replacing display of the first subset of emoji character keys with display of a second subset of emoji character keys for the respective emoji category, and updating the information provided by the subset-sequence-indicia icons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Bradford Allen MOORE, Bas ORDING, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL, Stephen J. CHICK, Kenneth KOCIENDA
  • Patent number: D924260
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill
  • Patent number: D938445
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Vitalii Kramar, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: D945464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gorm Halfdan Amand, Daniel Joseph Billett, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, James Nicholas Jones, Ieyuki Kawashima, Vincent M. Lane, Chia Yang Lin, Cecilia S. Zhou
  • Patent number: D949901
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mani Amini, Samuel Howard Bebbington, Gary Butcher, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Alan C. Dye, Stephen O. Lemay, Daamun Mohseni, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D949910
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Freddy Anzures, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Chanaka Karunamuni
  • Patent number: D978900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gorm Halfdan Amand, Daniel Joseph Billett, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, James Nicholas Jones, Ieyuki Kawashima, Vincent M. Lane, Chia Yang Lin, Cecilia S. Zhou
  • Patent number: D995546
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Vitalii Kramar, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: D994682
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mani Amini, Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Vitalii Kramar, Marcel Van Os, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D1020799
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Christie, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill, Bas Ording, Raymond Sepulveda