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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10241752
    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: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Alessandro Francesco Sabatelli, Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick
  • Patent number: 10209810
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display, a rotatable input mechanism, processors, and memory storing programs for displaying, on the touch-sensitive display, a user interface comprising a plurality of objects each associated with a contact and an affordance representing a first contact is disclosed. The memory may include programs for, in response to receiving the first input, updating the visual appearance of the affordance to represent the second contact among the plurality of contacts, and the memory also may include programs for, after updating the visual appearance of the affordance, updating display of the affordance to an add contact affordance, where the add contact affordance was not displayed prior to detecting the second input corresponding to the selection of the object that is not associated with any contact. Further, the memory may include programs for displaying a user interface for adding a contact upon selection of the add contact affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    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
  • Publication number: 20190037393
    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: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Publication number: 20180309875
    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: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Freddy Allen ANZURES, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Scott FORSTALL, Gregory NOVICK, Stephen P. JOBS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Stephen O. LEMAY, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Elizabeth Caroline CRANFILL
  • Patent number: 10033872
    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 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick, Steven P. Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick Lee Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Furches
  • Publication number: 20180205813
    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: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    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: 10018470
    Abstract: A location-aware device detects if a personal or point of interest region has been entered or exited and a current context of the device. In response, an operating mode is selected based on the region and a current context of the device. The operating mode is configurable by a user, including setting geofence parameters, context parameters and operating mode parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Maximilian H. Luttrell, Brendan J. Langoulant, Vera Carr, Stephen J. Rhee, Gregory Novick
  • Patent number: 10015668
    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: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    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: 20180146366
    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: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9924010
    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: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    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: 9900767
    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: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Patent number: 9858925
    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: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Gruber, Christopher Dean Brigham, Daniel S. Keen, Gregory Novick, Benjamin S. Phipps
  • Patent number: 9846508
    Abstract: Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    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: 9811202
    Abstract: Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    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
  • Publication number: 20170257756
    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: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Publication number: 20170168707
    Abstract: Touch inputs such as single-finger contacts and multiple-finger contacts are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic touch communications for playback at an external electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    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