Patents by Inventor Gregory T. Hughes

Gregory T. Hughes 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: 20210055857
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable low-vision users to interact with touch-sensitive secondary displays. An example method includes, while operating a touch-sensitive secondary display in an accessibility mode: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for an application, and displaying, on the touch-sensitive secondary display, a second user interface that includes: (i) application-specific affordances, and (ii) a system-level affordance, where each application-specific affordance and the system-level affordance are displayed with a first display size. The method includes detecting an input at the application-specific affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, James P. Craig, Susumu Harada
  • Patent number: 10908797
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable low-vision users to interact with touch-sensitive secondary displays. An example method includes, while operating a touch-sensitive secondary display in an accessibility mode: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for an application, and displaying, on the touch-sensitive secondary display, a second user interface that includes: (i) application-specific affordances, and (ii) a system-level affordance, where each application-specific affordance and the system-level affordance are displayed with a first display size. The method includes detecting an input at the application-specific affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, James P. Craig, Susumu Harada
  • Patent number: 10884592
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a rotatable input mechanism, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device displays content on the display and detects a first user input. In response to detecting the first user input, the electronic displays an enlarged view of the content that includes displaying an enlarged first portion of the content without displaying a second portion of the content. While displaying the enlarged view of the enlarged first portion of the content, in response to detecting a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism, the electronic device performs different tasks based on the operational state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Everitt, Christopher B. Fleizach, Gregory F. Hughes, Eric T. Seymour, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Publication number: 20200264764
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable low-vision users to interact with touch-sensitive secondary displays. An example method includes, while operating a touch-sensitive secondary display in an accessibility mode: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for an application, and displaying, on the touch-sensitive secondary display, a second user interface that includes: (i) application-specific affordances, and (ii) a system-level affordance, where each application-specific affordance and the system-level affordance are displayed with a first display size. The method includes detecting an input at the application-specific affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, James P. Craig, Susumu Harada
  • Publication number: 20200218417
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a first device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes displaying, on the display, a device control transfer affordance while operating the first device based on user input from an input device that is in communication with the first device. The method includes receiving a device control transfer user input from the input device selecting the device control transfer affordance that is displayed on the display of the first device. In response to receiving the device control transfer user input, the method includes configuring a second device to be operated based on user input from the input device and ceasing to operate the first device based on user input from the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Clare T. Kasemset, Darren Christopher Minifie, Gregory F. Hughes, Ibrahim G. Yusuf, James Nathan Cartwright, James Plowden Craig, Patti P. Hoa
  • Patent number: 10649636
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable low-vision users to interact with touch-sensitive secondary displays. An example method includes: displaying, on a primary display, a first user interface for an application and displaying, on a touch-sensitive secondary display, a second user interface that includes a plurality of application-specific affordances that control functions of the application. Each respective affordance is displayed with a first display size. The method also includes: detecting, via the secondary display, an input that contacts at least one application-specific affordance. In response to detecting the input and while it remains in contact with the secondary display, the method includes: (i) continuing to display the first user interface on the primary display and (ii) displaying, on the primary display, a zoomed-in representation of the at least one application-specific affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, James P. Craig, Susumu Harada
  • Publication number: 20200139646
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a plank stringer for use in an aircraft includes grouping a plurality of stacked plies of reinforcing material into a plurality of charges, where each charge in the plurality of charges includes a substack of plies. The method also includes grouping the plurality of charges into two or more groups such that, for each charge in a given group, a respective substack of plies includes a sequence of orientation angles with respect to a longitudinal axis of the plank stringer corresponding to the given group. The method also includes laying up each group of charges as a continuous blanket of plies, where each continuous blanket of plies includes the respective substack of plies for each charge in the respective group. The method also includes cutting each continuous blanket of plies into the respective group of charges and stacking the plurality of charges to form the plank stringer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Scott M. Spencer, Jessica R. Hughes, Jae Dong Hwang, Joseph L. Sweetin, Kanna M. Pham, Jaime C. Garcia, Gregory P. Freed, Frederick T. Calkins, Cynthia G. Feng, Jiangtian Cheng
  • Patent number: 10642574
    Abstract: An electronic device outputs a first caption of a plurality of captions while a first segment of a video is being played, where the first video segment corresponds to the first caption. While outputting the first caption, the device receives a first user input. In response to receiving the first user input, the device determines a second caption in the plurality of captions, distinct from the first caption, that meets predefined caption selection criteria; determines a second segment of the video that corresponds to the second caption; sends instructions to change from playing the first segment of the video to playing the second segment of the video; and outputs the second caption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes
  • Publication number: 20200117346
    Abstract: Systems and processes for scanning a user interface are disclosed. One process can include scanning multiple elements within a user interface by highlighting the elements. The process can further include receiving a selection while one of the elements is highlighted and performing an action on the element that was highlighted when the selection was received. The action can include scanning the contents of the selected element or performing an action associated with the selected element. The process can be used to navigate an array of application icons, a menu of options, a standard desktop or laptop operating system interface, or the like. The process can also be used to perform gestures on a touch-sensitive device or mouse and track pad gestures (e.g., flick, tap, or freehand gestures).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher FLEIZACH, Eric T. SEYMOUR, Clare KASEMSET, Samuel WHITE, Darren C. MINIFIE, Ian FISCH, Gregory F. HUGHES, Justin KAUFMAN, Patti P. HOA
  • Patent number: 10613739
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a first device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes displaying, on the display, a device control transfer affordance while operating the first device based on user input from an input device that is in communication with the first device. The method includes receiving a device control transfer user input from the input device selecting the device control transfer affordance that is displayed on the display of the first device. In response to receiving the device control transfer user input, the method includes configuring a second device to be operated based on user input from the input device and ceasing to operate the first device based on user input from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Clare T. Kasemset, Darren Christopher Minifie, Gregory F. Hughes, Ibrahim G. Yusuf, James Nathan Cartwright, James Plowden Craig, Patti P. Hoa
  • Patent number: 10540792
    Abstract: Methods for presenting symbolic expressions such as mathematical, scientific, or chemical expressions, formulas, or equations are performed by a computing device. One method includes: displaying a first portion of a symbolic expression within a first area of a display screen; while in a first state in which the first area is selected for aural presentation, aurally presenting first information related to the first portion of the symbolic expression; while in the first state, detecting particular user input; in response to detecting the particular user input, performing the steps of: transitioning from the first state to a second state in which a second area, of the display, is selected for aural presentation; determining second information associated with a second portion, of the symbolic expression, that is displayed within the second area; in response to determining the second information, aurally presenting the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes, Mike Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10509549
    Abstract: Systems and processes for scanning a user interface are disclosed. One process can include scanning multiple elements within a user interface by highlighting the elements. The process can further include receiving a selection while one of the elements is highlighted and performing an action on the element that was highlighted when the selection was received. The action can include scanning the contents of the selected element or performing an action associated with the selected element. The process can be used to navigate an array of application icons, a menu of options, a standard desktop or laptop operating system interface, or the like. The process can also be used to perform gestures on a touch-sensitive device or mouse and track pad gestures (e.g., flick, tap, or freehand gestures).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fleizach, Eric T. Seymour, Clare Kasemset, Samuel White, Darren C. Minifie, Ian Fisch, Gregory F. Hughes, Justin Kaufman, Patti P. Hoa
  • Publication number: 20190354268
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a rotatable input mechanism, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device displays content on the display and detects a first user input. In response to detecting the first user input, the electronic displays an enlarged view of the content that includes displaying an enlarged first portion of the content without displaying a second portion of the content. While displaying the enlarged view of the enlarged first portion of the content, in response to detecting a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism, the electronic device performs different tasks based on the operational state of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron EVERITT, Christopher B. FLEIZACH, Gregory F. HUGHES, Eric T. SEYMOUR, Eric Lance WILSON
  • Patent number: 10365807
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display, a rotatable input mechanism, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device displays content on the display, where the content includes a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge. The electronic device further detects a first user input, and in response to detecting the first user input, displays an enlarged view of the content that does not include the first edge. The electronic device further detects a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism in a first rotation direction, and in response to detecting the rotation, translates the enlarged view of the content in a first translation direction on the display to display the first edge of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Everitt, Christopher B. Fleizach, Gregory F. Hughes, Eric T. Seymour, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: 10279112
    Abstract: Automated injection system disclosed in this application advantageously provides physicians with a simplified interface for selecting fluid sources, such as saline, contrast, or a mixture of both, to inject at high pressures. The injector system may comprise a multi-use subassembly, a single-use subassembly, a fitting to fluidly connect the multi-use and single-use subassemblies, a hand held controller, a user interface, and an injector housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Glenn Wadleigh, Todd France, George Bourne, Matthew Cunningham, Gerhard A Foelsche, Gregory T Hughes, Jeffrey Thumm, James J Mitchell, Kirsten Cleveland
  • Publication number: 20150209515
    Abstract: Automated injection system disclosed in this application advantageously provides physicians with a simplified interface for selecting fluid sources, such as saline, contrast, or a mixture of both, to inject at high pressures. The injector system may comprise a multi-use subassembly, a single-use subassembly, a fitting to fluidly connect the multi-use and single-use subassemblies, a hand held controller, a user interface, and an injector housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: AngioDynamlcs, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Houde, Glenn Wadleigh, Todd France, George Bourne, Matthew Cunningham, Gerhard A. Foelsche, Gregory T. Hughes, Jeffrey Thumm, James J. Mitchell, Kirsten Cleveland