Patents by Inventor Greg Christie

Greg Christie 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: 20210349631
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth KOCIENDA, Greg CHRISTIE, Bas ORDING, Scott FORSTALL, Richard WILLIAMSON, Jerome René BELLEGARDA
  • Patent number: 11169690
    Abstract: A portable electronic device for instant messaging is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a graphical user interface (GUI) on a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. The GUI has a set of messages exchanged between a user of the device and another person. The set of messages are displayed in a chronological order. In response to detecting a scrolling gesture comprising a substantially vertical movement of a user contact with the touch screen display, the display of messages are scrolled in accordance with a direction of the scrolling gesture. The detecting of the scrolling gesture is substantially independent of a horizontal position of the user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Scott Herz, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20210342052
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Imran CHAUDHRI, Bas ORDING, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Marcel VAN OS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Publication number: 20210329427
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device is described. The electronic device displays missed telephone call information including a list of user selectable items, wherein a respective user selectable item corresponds to a plurality of missed telephone calls from a respective caller, the plurality of missed telephone calls include missed telephone calls from at least two different telephone numbers associated with the respective caller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Imran CHAUDHRI, Greg CHRISTIE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Steven P. JOBS, Stephen O. LEMAY, Gregory NOVICK, Marcel VAN OS
  • Publication number: 20210321003
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing phone calls. In some embodiments, an electronic device with a touch screen displays a phone call user interface which includes informational items associated with phone calls as well as other affordances. In some embodiments, the electronic device displays an incoming call user interface that includes selectable options that, when selected via user input, display different user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Imran CHAUDHRI, Michael MATAS, Marcel VAN OS, Stephen O. LEMAY, Patrick Lee COFFMAN, Elizabeth Caroline Furches CRANFILL, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Patent number: 11126321
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting user interface elements. A first page of one or more user interface elements is presented on a touch-sensitive display. Each of the user interface elements corresponds to a respective application. A gesture performed on the touch-sensitive display is detected. In response to the detected gesture, a second page of one or more user interface elements is presented on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Scott Herz, Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Patent number: 11086507
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Freddy Allen Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20210243356
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device displays an array of thumbnail images corresponding to a set of photographic images. The device replaces the displayed array of thumbnail images with a user-selected photographic image upon detecting a user contact with a corresponding thumbnail image in the array. The user-selected photographic image is displayed at a larger scale than the corresponding thumbnail image. The portable device displays a different photographic image in replacement of the user-selected photographic image in accordance with a scrolling gesture. The scrolling gesture comprises a substantially horizontal movement of user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J. MATAS, Greg CHRISTIE, Paul D. MARCOS, Scott FORSTALL, Marcel VAN OS, Bas ORDING, Imran CHAUDHRI
  • Patent number: 11079933
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Scott Forstall, Richard Williamson, Jerome René Bellegarda
  • Patent number: 11036282
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter J. Kennedy, Anthony M. Faddell, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 11039283
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device is described. In some embodiments, while displaying a user interface of a messaging application, the device concurrently displays at least a portion of a representation of a message, where the message is included in a first message folder of a plurality of message folders, and the plurality of message folders. In some embodiments, while concurrently displaying at least the portion of the representation of the message and the plurality of message folders, the device detects user selection of a second message folder. In some embodiments, in response to detecting the user selection, the device moves the message from the first message folder to the second message folder such that the message is included in the second message folder, and displays a graphical indication that the message has been moved from the first message folder to the second message folder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Scott M. Herz, Imran Chaudhri, Michael Matas, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 10999442
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing phone calls. In some embodiments, an electronic device with a touch screen displays a phone call user interface which includes informational items associated with phone calls as well as other affordances. In some embodiments, the phone call user interface enables a user the electronic device to access various phone call management functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Imran Chaudhri, Michael Matas, Marcel Van Os, Stephen O. LeMay, Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Furches Cranfill, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20210109647
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action, with respect to the touch-sensitive display, for initiating a predefined user interface reconfiguration process; and varies positions of one or more icons in the plurality of icons in response to detecting the predefined user action. The varying includes varying the positions of the one or more icons about respective average positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Imran CHAUDHRI
  • Publication number: 20210112152
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first widget on a touch screen and detects a first gesture on a settings icon on the first widget. In response to the first gesture, the device displays user-adjustable settings for a plurality of widgets, including settings for the first widget. The device detects one or more additional gestures to change one or more settings for one or more widgets in the plurality of widgets. In response to the additional gestures, the device changes one or more settings for other widgets, including changing one or more settings for a respective widget other than the first widget. Upon detecting a widget selection gesture and a finishing gesture on the touch screen, the device displays a second widget in the plurality of widgets other than the first widget.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy P. OMERNICK, Andre M. J. BOULE, Richard WILLIAMSON, Imran CHAUDHRI, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Patent number: 10915224
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action, with respect to the touch-sensitive display, for initiating a predefined user interface reconfiguration process; and varies positions of one or more icons in the plurality of icons in response to detecting the predefined user action. The varying includes varying the positions of the one or more icons about respective average positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10884579
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action, with respect to the touch-sensitive display, for initiating a predefined user interface reconfiguration process; and varies positions of one or more icons in the plurality of icons in response to detecting the predefined user action. The varying includes varying the positions of the one or more icons about respective average positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20200348816
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Imran CHAUDHRI, Bas ORDING, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Marcel VAN OS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Patent number: 10778828
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first widget on a touch screen and detects a first gesture on a settings icon on the first widget. In response to the first gesture, the device displays user-adjustable settings for a plurality of widgets, including settings for the first widget. The device detects one or more additional gestures to change one or more settings for one or more widgets in the plurality of widgets. In response to the additional gestures, the device changes one or more settings for other widgets, including changing one or more settings for a respective widget other than the first widget. Upon detecting a widget selection gesture and a finishing gesture on the touch screen, the device displays a second widget in the plurality of widgets other than the first widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Omernick, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Patent number: 10754538
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device. The device displays one or more unlock images with respect to which the predefined gesture is to be performed in order to unlock the device. The performance of the predefined gesture with respect to the unlock image may include moving the unlock image to a predefined location and/or moving the unlock image along a predefined path. The device may also display visual cues of the predefined gesture on the touch screen to remind a user of the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Freddy Allen Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20200249811
    Abstract: A portable electronic device for instant messaging is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a graphical user interface (GUI) on a portable electronic device with a touch screen display. The GUI has a set of messages exchanged between a user of the device and another person. The set of messages are displayed in a chronological order. In response to detecting a scrolling gesture comprising a substantially vertical movement of a user contact with the touch screen display, the display of messages are scrolled in accordance with a direction of the scrolling gesture. The detecting of the scrolling gesture is substantially independent of a horizontal position of the user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Scott HERZ, Greg CHRISTIE