Patents by Inventor Gregory Christie

Gregory 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).

  • Patent number: 10254949
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method, at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, a series of ratings indicia are displayed on the touch screen display, wherein the ratings indicia comprise a lowest rating indicia and one or more progressively higher rating indicia. A finger gesture by a user on one or more of the ratings indicia is detected, wherein the finger gesture contacts a last rating indicia immediately prior to breaking contact with the touch screen display. A rating corresponding to the last rating indicia contacted by the finger gesture is used as input to a function or application in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Emilio Platzer, Charles J. Pisula, Imran Chaudhri, Steven P. Jobs, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Michael Matas, Gregory Novick, Marcel Van Os
  • Publication number: 20180341324
    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: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Steve P. HOTELLING, Brian Q. HUPPI, Joshua A. STRICKON, Duncan Robert KERR, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory CHRISTIE, Jonathan P. IVE, Peter J. KENNEDY, Anthony M. FADDELL, Jeffrey L. ROBBIN
  • Publication number: 20180285587
    Abstract: In an exemplary process, while a device is in a locked state, a lock screen interface including a camera icon is displayed on a touch-sensitive display. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display. In response to a determination that the gesture is on the camera icon and meets predetermined activation criteria, the lock screen interface ceases to be displayed and an interface for a camera application displayed. In response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location on the touch-sensitive display other than the camera icon and includes movement in a first direction, the lock screen interface ceases to be displayed and an unlocked user interface with access to a plurality of applications is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Richard R. DELLINGER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL
  • Patent number: 10068203
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. A record, such as a To do item, in a database maintained locally by the data processing system is encoded into metadata. The metadata is sent as a false email message by an email client application executing on the data processing system to a remote email message server. An email client application executing on a remote processing system accesses the email message server and receives the false email message containing the metadata. The remote client application then either converts the metadata back into a database record editable at the remote processing system or presents a non-editable view of the database record, for example as an incoming email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Langoulant, Stephen Lemay, Scott Forstall, David Paul Hearst, Hernan Rodrigo Eguiluz, Gregory Christie
  • Patent number: 10007802
    Abstract: A device with a touch sensitive display and a plurality of applications, including a camera application, while the device is in a locked, passcode-protected state: displays a lock screen interface, the lock screen interface including a camera access indicia; detects a gesture; in response to a determination that the gesture starts on the camera access indicia: ceases to display the lock screen interface; starts a restricted session for the camera application; displays an interface for the camera application, without displaying a passcode entry interface; and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for the applications other than the camera application; and in response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location other than the camera access indicia: displays a passcode entry interface, wherein in response to entry of a correct passcode in the passcode entry interface, the device enters an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall
  • Publication number: 20180004759
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van OS, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 9806772
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer readable media that can facilitate the transfer of power between at least two electrical devices. At least one of the electrical devices is preferably a battery operated device. The present invention may also be used to facilitate the transfer of information among electrical devices. For example, the present invention may be used to automatically pair two Bluetooth devices together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John Tang, Gregory Christie, Jesse L. Dorogusker, Donald Novotney, Jeffrey J. Terlizzi, Terry Tikalsky, Christopher D. McKillop, Stanley Rabu
  • Patent number: 9767161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Publication number: 20170031548
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and, optionally, a touch-sensitive surface obtains a collection of media items. In some embodiments, the device determines one or more patterns in the collection based on a comparison between properties of sequentially adjacent items and divides the collection into multiple events that includes a plurality of multi-item events. In some embodiments, the device receives a first request to display a first portion of the collection organized in accordance with a first detailed-granularity level and, in response to the first request, displaying a first plurality of representations of the items. The device receives a second request to display a second portion of the collection organized in accordance with a respective overview-granularity level that corresponds to multiple detailed-granularity levels and, in response to the second request, displays a second plurality of representations of the items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Gregory Christie, Justin S. Titi
  • Patent number: 9471200
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and, optionally, a touch-sensitive surface obtains a collection of media items. In some embodiments, the device determines one or more patterns in the collection based on a comparison between properties of sequentially adjacent items and divides the collection into multiple events that includes a plurality of multi-item events. In some embodiments, the device receives a first request to display a first portion of the collection organized in accordance with a first detailed-granularity level and, in response to the first request, displaying a first plurality of representations of the items. The device receives a second request to display a second portion of the collection organized in accordance with a respective overview-granularity level that corresponds to multiple detailed-granularity levels and, in response to the second request, displays a second plurality of representations of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Gregory Christie, Justin S. Titi
  • Publication number: 20160300072
    Abstract: A device with a touch sensitive display and a plurality of applications, including a camera application, while the device is in a locked, passcode-protected state: displays a lock screen interface, the lock screen interface including a camera access indicia; detects a gesture; in response to a determination that the gesture starts on the camera access indicia: ceases to display the lock screen interface; starts a restricted session for the camera application; displays an interface for the camera application, without displaying a passcode entry interface; and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for the applications other than the camera application; and in response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location other than the camera access indicia: displays a passcode entry interface, wherein in response to entry of a correct passcode in the passcode entry interface, the device enters an unlocked state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Richard R. DELLINGER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL
  • Patent number: 9460096
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler, Vincenzo De Marco
  • Publication number: 20160253065
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method, at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display, a series of ratings indicia are displayed on the touch screen display, wherein the ratings indicia comprise a lowest rating indicia and one or more progressively higher rating indicia. A finger gesture by a user on one or more of the ratings indicia is detected, wherein the finger gesture contacts a last rating indicia immediately prior to breaking contact with the touch screen display. A rating corresponding to the last rating indicia contacted by the finger gesture is used as input to a function or application in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Emilio PLATZER, Charles J. PISULA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Steven P. JOBS, Gregory CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL, Stephen O. LEMAY, Michael MATAS, Gregory NOVICK, Marcel VAN OS
  • Patent number: 9372978
    Abstract: A device with a touch sensitive display and a plurality of applications, including a camera application, while the device is in a locked, passcode-protected state: displays a lock screen interface, the lock screen interface including a camera access indicia; detects a gesture; in response to a determination that the gesture starts on the camera access indicia: ceases to display the lock screen interface; starts a restricted session for the camera application; displays an interface for the camera application, without displaying a passcode entry interface; and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for the applications other than the camera application; and in response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location other than the camera access indicia: displays a passcode entry interface, wherein in response to entry of a correct passcode in the passcode entry interface, the device enters an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall
  • Patent number: 9367232
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first user interface object and a second user interface object on a touch screen display. Upon detecting a finger-down event at the first user interface object and one or more finger-dragging events on the touch screen display, the device moves the first user interface object on the touch screen display along a path determined by the finger-dragging events until the first user interface object at least in part overlaps the second user interface object. Upon detecting a finger-up event at the second user interface object, the device visually replaces the second user interface object with the first user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Emilio Platzer, Charles J. Pisula, Imran Chaudhri, Steven P. Jobs, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall, Stephen O. Lemay, Michael Matas, Gregory Novick, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9230088
    Abstract: A device with a touch sensitive display and a plurality of applications, including a camera application, while the device is in a locked, passcode-protected state: displays a lock screen interface, the lock screen interface including a camera access indicia; detects a gesture; in response to a determination that the gesture starts on the camera access indicia: ceases to display the lock screen interface; starts a restricted session for the camera application; displays an interface for the camera application, without displaying a passcode entry interface; and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for the applications other than the camera application; and in response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location other than the camera access indicia: displays a passcode entry interface, wherein in response to entry of a correct passcode in the passcode entry interface, the device enters an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall
  • Patent number: 9213708
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 9213822
    Abstract: A device with a touch sensitive display and a plurality of applications, including a camera application, while the device is in a locked, passcode-protected state: displays a lock screen interface, the lock screen interface including a camera access indicia; detects a gesture; in response to a determination that the gesture starts on the camera access indicia: ceases to display the lock screen interface; starts a restricted session for the camera application; displays an interface for the camera application, without displaying a passcode entry interface; and maintains the device in the locked, passcode-protected state for the applications other than the camera application; and in response to a determination that the gesture starts at a location other than the camera access indicia: displays a passcode entry interface, wherein in response to entry of a correct passcode in the passcode entry interface, the device enters an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Dellinger, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory Christie, Scott Forstall, Paul M. Hubel
  • Publication number: 20150347419
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, metadata from files created by several different software applications are captured, and the captured metadata is searched. The type of information in metadata for one type of file differs from the type of information in metadata for another type of file. Other methods are described and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, lmran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Publication number: 20150331699
    Abstract: A routing screen is presented on an electronic device by a user interface application in response to receiving a notification that an external audio device is connected to the electronic device. The routing screen displays representations of an internal audio device and the external audio device. In one aspect, the representations are buttons. In another aspect, the representations are entries in a list. If a user selects one of representations, the user interface application causes the audio signals to be routed to the audio device represented by the selection. An application control screen having a set of objects that represent functions for an audio application may also be displayed. One of the objects on the application control screen is modified in response status changes in the external audio device. A user may select this object to access the routing screen when the external audio device is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher McKillop, Gregory Christie, Hooman Borghei, Justin Edward Santamaria, Chris Ryan, Nitin Ganatra