Patents by Inventor Gregory Novick

Gregory 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: 11178271
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can be configured to automatically turn off notifications when generating a notification would cause a disturbance or be unwanted by a user. The device can be configured with quiet hours during which notifications that would otherwise be generated by the computing device can be suppressed. In some implementations, quiet hours can be configured as a time period with a start time and an end time. In some implementations, quiet hours can be derived from application data. For example, calendar data, alarm clock data, map data, etc. can be used to determine when quiet hours should be enforced. In some implementations, the device can be configured with exceptions to quiet hour notification suppression. In some implementations, the user can identify contacts to which the quiet hours notification suppression should not be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Gregory Novick, Scott Forstall, Morgan Grainger, George R. Dicker, Tyler Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11169691
    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: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    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: 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
  • Patent number: 11080012
    Abstract: The digital assistant displays a digital assistant object in an object region of a display screen. The digital assistant then obtains at least one information item based on a speech input from a user. Upon determining that the at least one information item can be displayed in its entirety in the display region of the display screen, the digital assistant displays the at least one information item in the display region, where the display region and the object region are not visually distinguishable from one another. Upon determining that the at least one information item cannot be displayed in its entirety in the display region of the video display screen, the digital assistant displays a portion of the at least one information item in the display region, where the display region and the object region are visually distinguishable from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Alessandro Francesco Sabatelli, Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick
  • Publication number: 20200387256
    Abstract: A device includes a touch-sensitive display, one or more processors, and memory storing one or more programs including instructions for receiving data from an external device representing user input received over a duration of time at the external device. The programs may include instructions for determining whether the electronic device is actively executing an application for playback. The programs may further include instructions for in accordance with a determination that the electronic device is not actively executing an application for playback: displaying an indication of the receiving of the data; and displaying an affordance, wherein the affordance when selected launches the application for playback and causes the electronic device to playback the received data according to the duration of time of the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Freddy Allen ANZURES, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Duncan Robert KERR, Nicholas V. KING, Kevin LYNCH, Gregory NOVICK, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Monica JENKINS, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20200356269
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying a list of voicemail messages; detecting selection by a user of a respective voicemail message in the list; responding to the user selection of the respective voicemail message by initiating playback of the user-selected voicemail message; displaying a progress bar for the user-selected voicemail message, wherein the progress bar indicates the portion of the user-selected voicemail message that has been played; detecting movement of a finger of the user from a first position on the progress bar to a second position on the progress bar; and responding to the detection of the finger movement by restarting playback of the user-selected voicemail message at a position within the user-selected voicemail message corresponding substantially to the second position on the progress bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Freddy Allen ANZURES, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL, Gregory NOVICK, Steven P. JOBS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Stephen O. LEMAY, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL
  • Publication number: 20200348814
    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: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    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: 10788927
    Abstract: A device includes a touch-sensitive display, one or more processors, and memory storing one or more programs including instructions for receiving data from an external device representing user input received over a duration of time at the external device. The programs may include instructions for determining whether the electronic device is actively executing an application for playback. The programs may further include instructions for in accordance with a determination that the electronic device is not actively executing an application for playback: displaying an indication of the receiving of the data; and displaying an affordance, wherein the affordance when selected launches the application for playback and causes the electronic device to playback the received data according to the duration of time of the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Kevin Lynch, Gregory Novick, Daniel Trent Preston, Monica Jenkins, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10732834
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying a list of voicemail messages; detecting selection by a user of a respective voicemail message in the list; responding to the user selection of the respective voicemail message by initiating playback of the user-selected voicemail message; displaying a progress bar for the user-selected voicemail message, wherein the progress bar indicates the portion of the user-selected voicemail message that has been played; detecting movement of a finger of the user from a first position on the progress bar to a second position on the progress bar; and responding to the detection of the finger movement by restarting playback of the user-selected voicemail message at a position within the user-selected voicemail message corresponding substantially to the second position on the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Gregory N. Christie, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick, Steven P. Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill
  • Patent number: 10732821
    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: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    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: 20200244789
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to communicate audio data from either an active wireless device or a requesting wireless device to one or more audio reproduction devices that are simultaneously communicatively coupled to both the active wireless device and to the requesting wireless device are disclosed. Responsive to a request from the requesting wireless device to transmit audio data to the one or more audio reproduction devices, the active wireless device determines whether to transmit audio data from the requesting wireless device based at least in part on an audio status of the active wireless device and a set of predetermined arbitration criteria that prioritizes among applications and operating system processes that generate the audio data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert D. WATSON, Ganesha Adkasthala GANAPATHI BATTA, Anthony GUETTA, David John SHAW, Craig DOOLEY, Chris SAARI, Gregory NOVICK, Nathan DE VRIES, Sriram HARIHARAN, Patrick Ian BERNHARD, Dana MCLAUGHLIN, Jeffrey Chandler MOORE, Patrick Lee COFFMAN, Jonathan Anderson BENNETT, Deepak IYER, Albert Riley HOWARD, JR., Jason CONN
  • Patent number: 10554800
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to communicate audio data from either an active wireless device or a requesting wireless device to one or more audio reproduction devices that are simultaneously communicatively coupled to both the active wireless device and to the requesting wireless device are disclosed. Responsive to a request from the requesting wireless device to transmit audio data to the one or more audio reproduction devices, the active wireless device determines whether to transmit audio data from the requesting wireless device based at least in part on an audio status of the active wireless device and a set of predetermined arbitration criteria that prioritizes among applications and operating system processes that generate the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Watson, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Anthony Guetta, David John Shaw, Craig Dooley, Chris Saari, Gregory Novick, Nathan De Vries, Sriram Hariharan, Patrick Ian Bernhard, Dana McLaughlin, Jeffrey Chandler Moore, Patrick Lee Coffman, Jonathan Anderson Bennett, Deepak Iyer, Albert Riley Howard, Jr., Jason Conn
  • Patent number: 10540976
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing contextual voice commands. On a device, a data item in a first context is displayed. On the device, a physical input selecting the displayed data item in the first context is received. On the device, a voice input that relates the selected data item to an operation in a second context is received. The operation is performed on the selected data item in the second context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Gregory Novick, Scott Herz
  • Patent number: 10475446
    Abstract: A virtual assistant uses context information to supplement natural language or gestural input from a user. Context helps to clarify the user's intent and to reduce the number of candidate interpretations of the user's input, and reduces the need for the user to provide excessive clarification input. Context can include any available information that is usable by the assistant to supplement explicit user input to constrain an information-processing problem and/or to personalize results. Context can be used to constrain solutions during various phases of processing, including, for example, speech recognition, natural language processing, task flow processing, and dialog generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Gruber, Christopher D. Brigham, Daniel S. Keen, Gregory Novick, Benjamin S. Phipps
  • Publication number: 20190235724
    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: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Emilio PLATZER, Charles J. PISULA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Stephen P. JOBS, Gregory CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL, Stephen O. LEMAY, Michael MATAS, Gregory NOVICK, Marcel VAN OS
  • Publication number: 20190220247
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method of operating a digital assistant on a computing device is described. The device displays, on the display, a user interface of a first application. While displaying the user interface of the first application, the device detects activation of the digital assistant. In response to detecting the activation of the digital assistant, the device displays, on the display, a user interface of the digital assistant wherein the user interface of the first application is at least partially visible on the display while the user interface of the digital assistant is displayed. While displaying the user interface of the digital assistant and while the user interface of the first application is at least partially visible on the display, the device displays, in the user interface of the digital assistant, an indication that a spoken user input is ready to be received by the digital assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen O. LEMAY, Alessandro Francesco SABATELLI, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Imran CHAUDHRI, Scott FORSTALL, Gregory NOVICK
  • Patent number: 10349270
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Publication number: 20190189125
    Abstract: Among other things, techniques and systems are disclosed for implementing contextual voice commands. On a device, a data item in a first context is displayed. On the device, a physical input selecting the displayed data item in the first context is received. On the device, a voice input that relates the selected data item to an operation in a second context is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Gregory NOVICK, Scott HERZ
  • Publication number: 20190163319
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display, a rotatable input mechanism, processors, and memory storing programs including instructions for receiving data from the external device representing user input received over a duration of time at the external device is disclosed. The programs may include instructions for determining whether the electronic device is actively executing an application for playback. The programs may further include instructions for in accordance with a determination that the electronic device is not actively executing an application for playback: displaying an indication of the receiving of the data; and displaying an affordance, wherein the affordance when selected launches the application for playback and causes the electronic device to playback the received data according to the duration of time of the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Freddy Allen ANZURES, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Duncan Robert KERR, Nicholas V. KING, Kevin LYNCH, Gregory NOVICK, Daniel Trent PRESTON, Monica JENKINS, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • 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