Patents by Inventor Jean-Marie Hullot

Jean-Marie Hullot 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: 8390566
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and machine readable media relating to background images are described herein. An apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a processor for causing a display to display a main image and a memory for storing a plurality of background images. The processor is arranged to cause the display to display a background image at the same time as or in preference to the main image. A different background image may be automatically selected for display each time a predetermined event occurs. Methods, media, and other apparatuses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Hullot
  • Patent number: 8041291
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and machine readable media relating to content delivery are described herein. A method, according to one embodiment described herein, includes delivering content to a mobile electronic communications device, such as a cell phone, wherein the content is delivered as a predetermined group of images. A server may store various groups of images of wallpapers for a cell phone, and a cell phone user may download a specific group of wallpapers or background images for the cell phone. Apparatuses, media and other methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf
  • Patent number: 7822713
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system. In one exemplary method of managing a calendar, which contains at least one event, said method comprises: making available the calendar in an electronic format; subscribing to said calendar; downloading said calendar from a host electronic device to a subscriber electronic device; and storing said calendar in said electronic format to form a local calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Patent number: 7814055
    Abstract: The current invention is about methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system. In one exemplary method of managing said calendar, which contains at least one event, the method includes subscribing to said calendar which is available in an electronic format, downloading said calendar from a host electronic device to a subscriber electronic device, and storing said calendar in said electronic format to form a local calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Patent number: 7689698
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for synchronising three or more electronic devices. In one exemplary method of synchronising three or more electronic devices, said method comprises: a) selecting at least one category of record for synchronisation; b) storing an original value and a changed value of each changed record from a selected record category; c) establishing an electronic connection between at least two devices; d) comparing the records of the selected record categories; e) determining any changed record; f) identifying the updated device with the changed record having an original value the same as the value of the record in the other previous device; and g) changing the value of the record in the previous device to the changed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20100063961
    Abstract: An online application and service operates over existing photo hosting services to allow users to share digital photos hosted by multiple online photo hosting services, including ability to automatically discover relevant photos, to create a photo “album” that includes photos hosted by multiple different online services; to automatically discover relevant content and add it to an album; to chat and/or send instant messages in relation to shared photos; and automatic notifications of events of interest to users. The service includes a server based application and an associated client-side application with a graphical user interface. The technology further includes a method of “reverse tagging”, i.e., automatically adding semantic tags to an online album and any photos included in it, by automatically performing an online search of an information resource in response to a user creating a name for the album, and applying results of the search as tags to the album.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Bertrand Guiheneuf, Jean-Marie Hullot, Manuel Colom, Olivier Gutknecht, Sebastien Maury
  • Publication number: 20080106531
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and machine readable media relating to background images are described herein. An apparatus, in one embodiment, includes a processor for causing a display to display a main image and a memory for storing a plurality of background images. The processor is arranged to cause the display to display a background image at the same time as or in preference to the main image. A different background image may be automatically selected for display each time a predetermined event occurs. Methods, media, and other apparatuses are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Hullot
  • Publication number: 20080108299
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and machine readable media relating to content delivery are described herein. A method, according to one embodiment described herein, includes delivering content to a mobile electronic communications device, such as a cell phone, wherein the content is delivered as a predetermined group of images. A server may store various groups of images of wallpapers for a cell phone, and a cell phone user may download a specific group of wallpapers or background images for the cell phone. Apparatuses, media and other methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Inventors: Jean Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf
  • Patent number: 7346705
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for synchronising three or more electronic devices. In one exemplary method of synchronising three or more electronic devices, said method comprises: a) selecting at least one category of record for synchronisation; b) storing an original value and a changed value of each changed record from a selected record category; c) establishing an electronic connection between at least two devices; d) comparing the records of the selected record categories; e) determining any changed record; f) identifying the updated device with the changed record having an original value the same as the value of the record in the other previous device; and g) changing the value of the record in the previous device to the changed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20070033271
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for synchronising three or more electronic devices. In one exemplary method of synchronising three or more electronic devices, said method comprises: a) selecting at least one category of record for synchronisation; b) storing an original value and a changed value of each changed record from a selected record category; c) establishing an electronic connection between at least two devices; d) comparing the records of the selected record categories; e) determining any changed record; f) identifying the updated device with the changed record having an original value the same as the value of the record in the other previous device; and g) changing the value of the record in the previous device to the changed value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20060265660
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system. In one exemplary method of managing a calendar, which contains at least one event, said method comprises: making available the calendar in an electronic format; subscribing to said calendar; downloading said calendar from a host electronic device to a subscriber electronic device; and storing said calendar in said electronic format to form a local calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20040109025
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system. In one exemplary method, a calendar interface is displayed on a display device, wherein the calendar interface is capable of displaying calendar events for a user, and a control interface is displayed, which control interface allows the user to selectively display calendar events simultaneously from at least two calendars of the user in the calendar interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20040044646
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for operating a calendar in a data processing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Publication number: 20040044920
    Abstract: Methods, systems and machine readable media for synchronising three or more electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Bertrand Guiheneuf, Laurent Cerveau, Eric Noyau
  • Patent number: 5163130
    Abstract: A graphic interface configuration system is allows a user to create a graphic interface for a computer program in which graphic elements in the interface are linked to variables or functions in any one of a number of programming elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: NeXT Computer, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Marie Hullot
  • Patent number: 5146556
    Abstract: A graphic user interface for a computer is provided in which representations of application programs can be placed on the display in a specified area reserved for such a purpose in which area they could not be so readily obscured and forgotten, and which includes a facility for controlling the placement of such representations within the reserved area. The graphic images are guided into specific locations, or "docks" in the reserved area, and their removal from the docks is restricted to prevent accidental withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: NeXT Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Hullot, Steven P. Jobs, Christopher M. Franklin