Patents by Inventor Gary Ian BUTCHER

Gary Ian BUTCHER 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: 11567657
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing input mechanisms. In some examples, the electronic device transitions from a first mode into a second mode in accordance with a determination that the one or more characteristics of a user input detected via a second input mechanism of the electronic device meet a set of predefined criteria. In the first mode, a first input mechanism of the electronic device is disabled for user input. In the second mode, the first input mechanism of the electronic device is enabled for user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bronwyn Jones, Gary Ian Butcher, Stephen O. Lemay, Nathan De Vries, Molly Pray Wiebe, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Publication number: 20230024225
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Nicholas ZAMBETTI, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Aurelio GUZMAN, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Duncan Robert KERR, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Christopher WILSON, Eric Lance WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Nicholas V. KING, Daniel Trent PRESTON
  • Patent number: 11564103
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Chandler S. Bachman, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Joseph Y. Chan, Edward Chao, David Clark, Anthony D'Auria, Alan C. Dye, Nicholas Felton, Michael D. Ford, Eamon F. Gilravi, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Stephen O. Lemay, Jennifer D. Patton, Brady Jackson White, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Publication number: 20230014053
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Lynne DEVINE, Joel ANGELONE, Julie A. ARNEY, Niharika Milind BEDEKAR, Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Edward CHAO, David CLARK, Anthony D'AURIA, Michael D. FORD, Eryn HALES, Zheng X. HONG, Molly Pray WIEBE
  • Publication number: 20230013932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, David Chance GRAHAM, Daniel S. KEEN, Justin Shane RUSHING, T. Allan SHORTLIDGE, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Zachury MINJACK, Dennis S. PARK, Brian SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20230017793
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and more specifically to techniques for displaying user interfaces associated with physical activities. Exemplary user interfaces related to activity competitions are described. Exemplary user interfaces related to a friends list for activity sharing are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with alerts presented to a user in response to automatically determining a boundary of a workout are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with configuring a pace alert for a workout application are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Aled Hywel WILLIAMS, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Molly Pray WIEBE
  • Publication number: 20230004227
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to content-based tactile outputs. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with content-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with end-of-content tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with moving a user interface in response to different types of input are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with adjustable item-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with input velocity-based tactile outputs are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Camille MOUSSETTE, David H. BLOOM, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Alan C. DYE, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Jules K. FENNIS, Brian T. GLEESON, Miao HE, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM
  • Publication number: 20220417358
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to a user approaching a vehicle. Display updates can be based on an arrangement of user interface information for unlocking the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Gary Ian BUTCHER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Daniel C. GROSS, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Christopher WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11537281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other examples, objects are selected in accordance with simulated magnetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 11526270
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for limiting notifications on an electronic device. In one example process, data representing a user input can be received by an electronic device. The data representing the user input can include touch data from the touch-sensitive device, ambient light data from an ambient light sensor, intensity data from a contact intensity sensor, and/or motion data from one or more motion sensors. Based on the data, it can be determined whether the user input is a cover gesture over a touch-sensitive display of the electronic device. In response to determining that the user input is a cover gesture over the touch-sensitive display, the electronic device can be put into a DND mode for a predetermined amount of time. While in the DND mode, the electronic device can cease to output some or all notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Duncan Robert Kerr, Kevin Lynch, Curtis A. Rothert, Monica Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20220386901
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. In one example, while receiving activity data for a workout session, a first user interface of a workout application is displayed. While displaying the first user interface of the workout application, user input of a first type is detected. In response to detecting the user input of the first type, a first control affordance to pause receiving the activity data for the workout session is displayed, and activity data for the workout session is continued to be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Jules K. FENNIS, David Chance GRAHAM, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11513675
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston
  • Publication number: 20220357825
    Abstract: An electronic device may display a first lap time representation, and may move the first lap time representation in accordance with a first amount of elapsed time. While moving the first lap time representation, the electronic device may detect a lap input. In response to the lap input, the electronic device may cease movement of the first lap time representation, display a second lap time representation, and move the second lap time representation in accordance with a second amount of elapsed time. A relative positioning of the first lap time representation and the second lap time representation may correspond to a difference between a first lap time and a second lap time. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update the timescales of lap time representation(s) in accordance with a rotational input. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update a timer duration setting in accordance with a rotational input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Lance WILSON, Christopher WILSON, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20220350479
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing input mechanisms. In some examples, the electronic device transitions from a first mode into a second mode in accordance with a determination that the one or more characteristics of a user input detected via a second input mechanism of the electronic device meet a set of predefined criteria. In the first mode, a first input mechanism of the electronic device is disabled for user input. In the second mode, the first input mechanism of the electronic device is enabled for user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Bronwyn JONES, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Stephen O. LEMAY, Nathan DE VRIES, Molly Pray WIEBE, Aled Hywel WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20220351702
    Abstract: An electronic device having a touch-screen display detects a first input on the display while displaying a first user interface on the display. In response to detecting the first input on the display, the device enters a flashlight mode. Entering the flashlight mode includes replacing the first user interface with a first flashlight user interface. The first flashlight user interface has a first total lumen output and a first luminance that is substantially uniform over the display. The device determines whether brightness change criteria are met, and in accordance with a determination that the brightness change criteria are met, displays a second flashlight user interface having a second total lumen output greater than the first total lumen output and a second luminance that is substantially uniform over the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Marco TRIVERIO, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Christopher Patrick FOSS
  • Patent number: 11460925
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to providing time feedback on an electronic device, and in particular to providing non-visual time feedback on the electronic device. Techniques for providing non-visual time feedback include detecting an input and, in response to detecting the input, initiating output of a first type of non-visual indication of a current time or a second type of non-visual indication of the current time based on the set of non-visual time output criteria met by the input. Techniques for providing non-visual time feedback also include, in response to detecting that a current time has reached a first predetermined time of a set of one or more predetermined times, outputting a first non-visual alert or a second non-visual alert based on a type of watch face that the electronic device is configured to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Kevin Will Chen, Shawn Henning, Stephen O. Lemay, Catherine B. B. Morrison, Camille Moussette, Tu Nguyen, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Molly Pray Wiebe, Christopher Wilson, Alan C. Dye, Gary Ian Butcher, Hugo Verweij, Jules K. Fennis, Charles C. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 11452915
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Joel A. Angelone, Julie A. Arney, Niharika Milind Bedekar, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Edward Chao, David Clark, Alan C. Dye, Hanwen Fan, Eamon F. Gilravi, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Brett L. Lareau, Emily Pedersen, Danvin Ruangchan, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Eduardo Valencia Paz, Molly Pray Wiebe, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Publication number: 20220300108
    Abstract: Techniques for managing alerts are described. One or more alerts are received at the electronic device. In some embodiments, the device determines how notifications corresponding to the alerts should be output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Stephen O. LEMAY, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gary Ian BUTCHER, David Chance GRAHAM, Jonathan P. IVE, Kevin LYNCH, Natalia MARIC
  • Patent number: 11446548
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying personalized workout suggestions based on completed workouts. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to starting an audio-based workout. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about a workout during playback of workout content. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to displaying information about physical activity of a user relative to a group of users. In some embodiments, an electronic device performs techniques related to coordinating display of workout content among multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lynne Devine, Julie A. Arney, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Kristin Michele Canavan, Joseph Y. Chan, David Clark, Alan C. Dye, Brian R. Drell, Anders Kalle Haglunds, Kevin Tyler McAtee, Danvin Ruangchan, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Brady Jackson White, Aled Hywel Williams
  • Patent number: 11439324
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. An electronic device displays a first user interface in response to initiating a workout session. In addition, the electronic device receives an input while displaying the first user interface, and in response to the input, ceases to display the first user interface and displays a second user interface associated with a music application of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Jules K. Fennis, David Chance Graham, Lawrence Y. Yang