Patents by Inventor Gregory M. Apodaca

Gregory M. Apodaca 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: 10268342
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: displays a first user interface that includes a plurality of selectable objects; while a focus selector is at a location that corresponds to a respective selectable object, detects an input that includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and in response to detecting the input: in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting an increase in intensity of the contact that meets intensity criteria, displays a menu that includes contact information for the respective selectable object overlaid on top of the first user interface; and in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting a liftoff of the contact without meeting the intensity criteria, replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Stephen O. Lemay, Wan Si Wan, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10152208
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, and while detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies an activation intensity threshold, performs a first operation. The activation intensity threshold includes a first intensity threshold component that decreases from a first intensity value over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alex Bijamov, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Sophia Teutschler, Wayne C. Westerman
  • Patent number: 10067653
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, and while detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies first timing criteria and first intensity input criteria, performs a first operation. The first timing criteria require that the input remain on the touch-sensitive surface while a first time period elapses. The first intensity input criteria require that the input satisfy a first intensity threshold at an end of or subsequent to the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Sophia Teutschler
  • Patent number: 9706127
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a touch-sensitive surface stores a plurality of sequences of images. The device displays a first representative image for a first sequence of images in a movable first area on a display. The device detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, the gesture including movement by a contact that corresponds to movement in a first direction on the display. In response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface: the device moves the first area in the first direction on the display; moves a movable second area in the first direction on the display; and, in accordance with a determination that sequence-display criteria are met, displays, in chronological order in the second area, at least some images for a second sequence of images acquired by the camera before acquiring a second representative image for the second sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Gregory M. Apodaca, Brendan J. Langoulant, Behkish J. Manzari, Charles A. Mezak, Pavel Pivonka, Justin S. Titi, Simon Bovet
  • Patent number: 9645709
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts: displays user interface objects in a first user interface; detects an input by a contact while a focus selector is over a first user interface object; if the input meets selection criteria, displays a second user interface; if a first portion of the input meets preview criteria, displays a preview area overlaid on at least some of the user interface objects, wherein the preview area includes a reduced scale representation of the second user interface; if a second portion of the input meets user-interface-replacement criteria, replaces display of the first user interface and the overlaid preview area with display of the second user interface; and, if the second portion of the input meets preview-area-disappearance criteria, ceases to display the preview area and displays the first user interface after the input ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Jonathan Ive, Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Camille Moussette, Wan Si Wan, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 9632664
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts: displays a plurality of user interface objects in a first user interface; detects a contact while a focus selector is at a location of a first user interface object; and, while the focus selector is at the location of the first user interface object: detects an increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact to a first intensity threshold; in response, visually obscures the plurality of user interface objects, other than the first user interface object, while maintaining display of the first user interface object; detects that the characteristic intensity of the contact continues to increase above the first intensity threshold; and, in response, dynamically increases the amount of visual obscuring of the plurality of user interface objects, other than the first user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Sophia Teutschler, Wan Si Wan, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Publication number: 20170045981
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a first user interface of a first software application, detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface while displaying the first user interface, and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, performs a first operation in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies intensity input criteria including that the input satisfies a first intensity threshold during a first predefined time period, and performs a second operation in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies long press criteria including that the input remains below the first intensity threshold during the first predefined time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D.R. Gutknecht, Peter J. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Kenneth L. Kocienda, James T. Montgomerie, Kevin E. Ridsdale, Sophia Teutschler
  • Publication number: 20170046059
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes one or more user interface elements. The device detects a contact on a touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a first increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact. In response to detecting the first increase, the device adjusts a property of a first user interface element from a first value to a second value. After adjusting the property, the device detects a decrease in the characteristic intensity of the contact. In response to detecting the decrease, in accordance with a determination that the first increase met intensity criteria, the device maintains the property above the first value. After detecting the decrease, the device detects a second increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact. In response to detecting the second increase, the device adjusts the property to a third value that is greater than the second value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Gregory M. Apodaca
  • Publication number: 20170046058
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes: a slider that corresponds to a first range of values, and one or more other user interface objects. The device detects a contact on a touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is at the slider. The device detects a first increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact on the touch-sensitive surface while the focus selector is at the slider; and, in response to detecting the first increase in the characteristic intensity of the contact on the touch-sensitive surface and in accordance with a determination that the characteristic intensity of the contact meets intensity criteria: the device displays an expanded portion, less than all, of the slider while maintaining an appearance of the one or more other user interface objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Nicholas V. King, Gregory M. Apodaca
  • Publication number: 20160357387
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a touch-sensitive surface stores a plurality of sequences of images. The device displays a first representative image for a first sequence of images in a movable first area on a display. The device detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, the gesture including movement by a contact that corresponds to movement in a first direction on the display. In response to detecting the gesture on the touch-sensitive surface: the device moves the first area in the first direction on the display; moves a movable second area in the first direction on the display; and, in accordance with a determination that sequence-display criteria are met, displays, in chronological order in the second area, at least some images for a second sequence of images acquired by the camera before acquiring a second representative image for the second sequence of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Henrique D. Penha, Gregory M. Apodaca, Brendan J. Langoulant, Behkish J. Manzari, Charles A. Mezak, Pavel Pivonka, Justin S. Titi, Simon Bovet
  • Publication number: 20160291771
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, and while detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies an activation intensity threshold, performs a first operation. The activation intensity threshold includes a first intensity threshold component that decreases from a first intensity value over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alex Bijamov, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D.R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Sophia Teutschler, Wayne C. Westerman
  • Publication number: 20160291770
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface. While displaying the user interface, the device detects an input on the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the input while displaying the first user interface, and while detecting the input, in accordance with a determination that the input satisfies first timing criteria and first intensity input criteria, performs a first operation. The first timing criteria require that the input remain on the touch-sensitive surface while a first time period elapses. The first intensity input criteria require that the input satisfy a first intensity threshold at an end of or subsequent to the first time period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher P. Foss, Olivier D.R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Sophia Teutschler
  • Publication number: 20160259519
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts: displays user interface objects in a first user interface; detects an input by a contact while a focus selector is over a first user interface object; if the input meets selection criteria, displays a second user interface; if a first portion of the input meets preview criteria, displays a preview area overlaid on at least some of the user interface objects, wherein the preview area includes a reduced scale representation of the second user interface; if a second portion of the input meets user-interface-replacement criteria, replaces display of the first user interface and the overlaid preview area with display of the second user interface; and, if the second portion of the input meets preview-area-disappearance criteria, ceases to display the preview area and displays the first user interface after the input ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Olivier D.R. Gutknecht, Jonathan Ive, Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Camille Moussette, Wan Si Wan
  • Publication number: 20160259497
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts: displays a plurality of user interface objects in a first user interface; detects a contact while a focus selector is at a location of a first user interface object; and, while the focus selector is at the location of the first user interface object: detects an increase in a characteristic intensity of the contact to a first intensity threshold; in response, visually obscures the plurality of user interface objects, other than the first user interface object, while maintaining display of the first user interface object; detects that the characteristic intensity of the contact continues to increase above the first intensity threshold; and, in response, dynamically increases the amount of visual obscuring of the plurality of user interface objects, other than the first user interface object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Sophia Teutschler, Wan Si Wan