Patents by Inventor Frank De Jong

Frank De Jong 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: 20240012531
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device present user interfaces for initializing a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications when a remote locator object is separated from the user. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications when an unknown remote locator object is tracking the user. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a user interface for a short distance locator user interface for finding a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for finding a remote locator object using a map user interface or using a short distance locator user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Inventors: Arian BEHZADI, Marcel VAN OS, Nicole R. RYAN, Corey K. WANG, Frank DE JONG, Patrick COFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20230342009
    Abstract: Some embodiments described in this disclosure are directed to one or more electronic devices that receive and/or transmit invitations for accessing locations of findable items. Some embodiments described in this disclosure are directed to one or more electronic devices that present notifications when an unknown remote locator object is tracking the user. Some embodiments described in this disclosure are directed to one or more electronic devices that request, and grant or reject authorization to obtain location information of findable items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Frank DE JONG, Katherine K. ERNST
  • Patent number: 11778421
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for defining identifiers for remote locator objects. In some embodiments, an electronic device locates a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device provides information associated with a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays notifications associated with a trackable device. In some embodiments, a first device generates alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan, Arian Behzadi, Corey Keiko Wang
  • Publication number: 20230308538
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and user interfaces for establishing communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Pablo F. CARO, Kaely COON, Frank DE JONG, Vitalii KRAMAR, Siva Ganesh MOVVA, Caelan G. STACK
  • Patent number: 11601419
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for providing an upgrade option for accessing an account on a service. In some embodiments, the method is performed at a computer system that is in communication with a display generation component and one or more input devices, and includes displaying a user interface that includes information associated with a service provided by a first entity, receiving a first user input, and in response to receiving the first user input, displaying a first selectable user interface object corresponding to an upgrade option. Enabling the upgrade option causes login requests corresponding to requests to log in to the service using an access account to be authenticated by a second entity different from the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keetae Ryu, Dmitry V. Belov, Jonathan Birdsall, Frank De Jong, Richard Mondello, Hannah S. Story, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20230012613
    Abstract: In response to detecting a storage management input, a device displays a storage management user interface including a first storage management affordance that is associated with a first storage management operation and a second storage management affordance that is associated with a second storage management operation. While displaying the storage management user interface, the device detects a selection input selecting the first storage management affordance. In response to detecting the selection input, the device initiates a process for performing the first storage management operation. After initiating the process for performing the first storage management operation, the device displays the storage management user interface including the second storage management affordance and a third storage management affordance that is associated with a third storage management operation that is different from the first storage management operation and the second storage management operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Frank de Jong, Patrick Lee Coffman, Robert Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20230017837
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Arian BEHZADI, Frank DE JONG, Rachel NEEDLE, Nicole R. RYAN, Katie SKINNER, Hannah S. STORY, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20230014800
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to setting up an account for a service. A request to set up an account for a first service is received. In response to receiving the request to set up the account for the first service, a first login option and a second login option are displayed. If an input selecting the first login option is detected, a request to use first contact information for a user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. If an input selecting the second login option is detected, a request to use second contact information for the user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. The second contact information is automatically generated for the service and does not reveal the first contact information for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Frank DE JONG, Hannah S. STORY, Keetae RYU, Dmitry V. BELOV, Gokul P. THIRUMALAI, Wayne LOOFBOURROW, Jonathan BIRDSALL, Nagarjuna THOTTEMPUDI, Felipe MARIN CYPRIANO, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 11550467
    Abstract: A method includes, while an application is installed on a device and a representation of the application has a designated location in a respective portion of an application launching user interface, detecting an application-demotion request to delete the application from the device without deleting associated data for the application. In response to detecting the application-demotion request, deleting the application from the device without deleting the associated data for the application. After deleting the application from the device, detecting a request to display the respective portion of the application launching user interface and, in response to detecting the request to display the respective portion of the application launching user interface, displaying the respective portion of the application launching user interface, including displaying the representation of the application in the designated location in the respective portion of the application launching user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Frank de Jong, Patrick Lee Coffman, Robert Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20220335807
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device displays visual indications to a user when an electronic device is associated with a particular user account. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays notifications of a separation with a remote locator object (and/or device). In some embodiments, an electronic device utilizes a first or second locator process for locating a device or a remote locator object based on the device or remote locator object being located. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates finding associated components that are at one or more physical locations. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates display of location information of associated components that are at one or more physical locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Frank DE JONG, Christine A. FRANCO, Benjamin A. Detwiler, Brent M. Ledvina
  • Patent number: 11477609
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Frank De Jong, Rachel Needle, Nicole R. Ryan, Katie Skinner, Hannah S. Story, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11467853
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to setting up an account for a service. A request to set up an account for a first service is received. In response to receiving the request to set up the account for the first service, a first login option and a second login option are displayed. If an input selecting the first login option is detected, a request to use first contact information for a user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. If an input selecting the second login option is detected, a request to use second contact information for the user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. The second contact information is automatically generated for the service and does not reveal the first contact information for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Hannah S. Story, Keetae Ryu, Dmitry V. Belov, Gokul P. Thirumalai, Wayne Loofbourrow, Jonathan Birdsall, Nagarjuna Thottempudi, Felipe Marin Cypriano, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20220141623
    Abstract: In some implementations, a first computing device can send notifications at times that the first computing device is not in an expected location. A user of a second computing device can remotely configure an expected location for the first computing device, which may be a particular location for a certain period of time. During that time, the first computing device can monitor its own location and check whether it is within the expected location. If the first computing device unexpectedly leaves or fails to enter the expected location, the first computing device may transmit a notification to the second computing device. Similarly, if the first computing device loses connectivity with other devices, a server device may notify the second computing device that the location of the first computing device cannot be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Swaminathan Jayaraman, Paul W. Salzman, Kevin M. Lynch, Tommy Rochette, Albert R. Howard, Siva Ganesh Movva, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Frank De Jong, Rachel F. Needle, David John Williams, Raghunandan K. Pai, Swadesh Bhattacharya
  • Publication number: 20220103974
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for defining identifiers for remote locator objects. In some embodiments, an electronic device locates a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device provides information associated with a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays notifications associated with a trackable device. In some embodiments, a first device generates alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan, Arian Behzadi, Corey Keiko Wang, Marcel Van Os, Craig M. Federighi
  • Publication number: 20220100286
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for defining identifiers for remote locator objects. In some embodiments, an electronic device locates a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device provides information associated with a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays notifications associated with a trackable device. In some embodiments, a first device generates alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Frank DE JONG, Nicole R. RYAN, Arian BEHZADI, Corey Keiko WANG
  • Publication number: 20220050563
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device present user interfaces for initializing a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications when a remote locator object is separated from the user. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications when an unknown remote locator object is tracking the user. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a user interface for a short distance locator user interface for finding a remote locator object. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for finding a remote locator object using a map user interface or using a short distance locator user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Arian BEHZADI, Marcel VAN OS, Nicole R. RYAN, Corey Keiko WANG, Frank DE JONG, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 11228864
    Abstract: In some implementations, a first computing device can send notifications at times that the first computing device is not in an expected location. A user of a second computing device can remotely configure an expected location for the first computing device, which may be a particular location for a certain period of time. During that time, the first computing device can monitor its own location and check whether it is within the expected location. If the first computing device unexpectedly leaves or fails to enter the expected location, the first computing device may transmit a notification to the second computing device. Similarly, if the first computing device loses connectivity with other devices, a server device may notify the second computing device that the location of the first computing device cannot be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Swaminathan Jayaraman, Paul W. Salzman, Kevin M. Lynch, Tommy Rochette, Albert R. Howard, Siva Ganesh Movva, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Frank De Jong, Rachel F. Needle, David John Williams, Raghunandan K. Pai, Swadesh Bhattacharya
  • Publication number: 20210400032
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for providing an upgrade option for accessing an account on a service. In some embodiments, the method is performed at a computer system that is in communication with a display generation component and one or more input devices, and includes displaying a user interface that includes information associated with a service provided by a first entity, receiving a first user input, and in response to receiving the first user input, displaying a first selectable user interface object corresponding to an upgrade option. Enabling the upgrade option causes login requests corresponding to requests to log in to the service using an access account to be authenticated by a second entity different from the first entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Keetae RYU, Dmitry V. BELOV, Jonathan BIRDSALL, Frank DE JONG, Richard MONDELLO, Hannah S. STORY, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: D955436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan
  • Patent number: D989105
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Nicole R. Ryan