Patents by Inventor Gregory B. NOVICK

Gregory B. NOVICK 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: 10389865
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190251546
    Abstract: Methods for operating a portable electronic device to conduct a mobile payment transaction at a merchant terminal are provided. The electronic device may verify that the current user of the device is indeed the authorized owner by requiring the current user to enter a passcode. If the user is able to provide the correct passcode, the device is only partly ready to conduct a mobile payment. In order for the user to fully activate the payment function, the user may have to supply a predetermined payment activation input such as a double button press that notifies the device that the user intends to perform a financial transaction in the immediate future. The device may subsequently activate a payment applet for a predetermined period of time during which the user may hold the device within a field of the merchant terminal to complete a near field communications based mobile payment transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Gregory B. Novick, Jerrold V. Hauck, Saket R. Vora, Yehonatan Perez
  • Patent number: 10289996
    Abstract: Methods for operating a portable electronic device to conduct a mobile payment transaction at a merchant terminal are provided. The electronic device may verify that the current user of the device is indeed the authorized owner by requiring the current user to enter a passcode. If the user is able to provide the correct passcode, the device is only partly ready to conduct a mobile payment. In order for the user to fully activate the payment function, the user may have to supply a predetermined payment activation input such as a double button press that notifies the device that the user intends to perform a financial transaction in the immediate future. The device may subsequently activate a payment applet for a predetermined period of time during which the user may hold the device within a field of the merchant terminal to complete a near field communications based mobile payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Gregory B. Novick, Jerrold V. Hauck, Saket R. Vora, Yehonatan Perez
  • Publication number: 20190141177
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190034188
    Abstract: A companion device can obtain a new version of a software program (e.g., in portions) from a server at the request of an accessory device, and provide the new version of the software to the accessory device. The software update of the accessory device can be initiated at the companion device. The companion device can communicate with the accessory device before and after the update to determine whether the update was successful. A notification about the update can then be provided to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Eric S. Brown, Gregory B. Novick, Paul W. Chinn, David C. Donley, Tyler D. Hawkins, Julien A. Poumailloux
  • Patent number: 10194014
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190020751
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20180376238
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing connections of user devices. For example, two source devices may be configured to maintain a data stream with one another. The data stream may enable the two source devices to identify one or more connections between each other and at least a third device. In response to receiving an event that indicates content to be provided to the third device, the data stream may be used by the source devices to configure their network connections with the third device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Nathan de Vries, Gregory B. Novick, Anthony J. Guetta, Jason C. Conn, Augustin Prats
  • Patent number: 10110722
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10095500
    Abstract: When a new version of a first program is to be installed on a first device, metadata supplied to that device specifies which versions of a second program stored on a second device are compatible with the new version. The first device uses this metadata to determine a compatibility classification that indicates how compatible the current version of the second program and the new version of the first program are, and transitions to a state representative of this compatibility classification. A process executing on the first device receives messages from applications executing on the first device. The process reads mappings between these applications and the message types these applications send. The process forwards an application's message to the second device if the application sends a message type allowable in the first device's state. Otherwise, the process queues that message at least until the first device transitions to a different state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Eric S. Brown, Gregory B. Novick, Paul W. Chinn, David C. Donley, Tyler D. Hawkins, Julien A. Poumailloux
  • Patent number: 10070215
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing connections of user devices. For example, two source devices may be configured to maintain a data stream with one another. The data stream may enable the two source devices to identify one or more connections between each other and at least a third device. In response to receiving an event that indicates content to be provided to the third device, the data stream may be used by the source devices to configure their network connections with the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Nathan de Vries, Gregory B. Novick, Anthony J. Guetta, Jason C. Conn, Augustin Prats
  • Publication number: 20180211245
    Abstract: Methods for operating a portable electronic device to conduct a mobile payment transaction at a merchant terminal are provided. The electronic device may verify that the current user of the device is indeed the authorized owner by requiring the current user to enter a passcode. If the user is able to provide the correct passcode, the device is only partly ready to conduct a mobile payment. In order for the user to fully activate the payment function, the user may have to supply a predetermined payment activation input such as a double button press that notifies the device that the user intends to perform a financial transaction in the immediate future. The device may subsequently activate a payment applet for a predetermined period of time during which the user may hold the device within a field of the merchant terminal to complete a near field communications based mobile payment transaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Gregory B. Novick, Jerrold V. Hauck, Saket R. Vora, Yehonatan Perez
  • Publication number: 20180191886
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID C. DONLEY, JULIEN A. POUMAILLOUX, PIERRE J. DE FILIPPIS, TYLER D. HAWKINS, CRAIG P. DOOLEY, DANIEL B. POLLACK, JAMES C. GRANDY, GREGORY B. NOVICK, TODD A. SHORTLIDGE, AROON PAHWA, DAVID T. WILSON, YAN YANG, NICHOLAS JOSEPH CIRCOSTA
  • Publication number: 20180103140
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 9912799
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 9864984
    Abstract: Methods for operating a portable electronic device to conduct a mobile payment transaction at a merchant terminal are provided. The electronic device may verify that the current user of the device is indeed the authorized owner by requiring the current user to enter a passcode. If the user is able to provide the correct passcode, the device is only partly ready to conduct a mobile payment. In order for the user to fully activate the payment function, the user may have to supply a predetermined payment activation input such as a double button press that notifies the device that the user intends to perform a financial transaction in the immediate future. The device may subsequently activate a payment applet for a predetermined period of time during which the user may hold the device within a field of the merchant terminal to complete a near field communications based mobile payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Gregory B. Novick, Jerrold V. Hauck, Saket R. Vora, Yehonatan Perez
  • Patent number: 9860436
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to control a camera from a wearable mechanism device, such as a watch, pendant or other device with its own limited display. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable mechanism device for remotely controlling a camera with an intuitive user interface and sequencing of interface options. In one embodiment, the display on the wearable mechanism changes before a picture or video is taken with the electronic camera. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to partially control a camera from the wearable mechanism device, providing split control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Howard, Eric S. Lee, Hugh W. Johnson, James C. Dovey, Gregory R. Chapman, James D. Batson, George E. Williams, Walker J. Eagleston, Gregory B. Novick, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 9853929
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided that can reduce problems associated with updates of various applications on various devices, including addition of new services for communicating with another device. A compatibility version (e.g., a minimum compatibility) for a first communication service on a first device can be checked against a compatibility version for communication service on a second device. A comparison of the compatibility versions can determine whether a message can be sent using the first communication service to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Eric S. Brown, Gregory B. Novick, Paul W. Chinn, David C. Donley, Tyler D. Hawkins, Julien A. Poumailloux
  • Patent number: 9838526
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumallioux, Pierre J. De Fillippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20170310874
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to control a camera from a wearable mechanism device, such as a watch, pendant or other device with its own limited display. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable mechanism device for remotely controlling a camera with an intuitive user interface and sequencing of interface options. In one embodiment, the display on the wearable mechanism changes before a picture or video is taken with the electronic camera. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to partially control a camera from the wearable mechanism device, providing split control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Howard, Eric S. Lee, Hugh W. Johnson, James C. Dovey, Gregory R. Chapman, James D. Batson, George E. Williams, Walker J. Eagleston, Gregory B. Novick, Chanaka G. Karunamuni