Patents by Inventor Joao Pedro Lacerda

Joao Pedro Lacerda 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: 20200221366
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for predictive media streaming using microlocation. Microlocations of a mobile device can be determined by measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times, the one or more sensor values are determined from one or more signals emitted by a corresponding one or more signal sources. Streaming events can be stored at the mobile device. Each streaming event may include a destination device for playing media and a cluster location, the cluster location corresponding to sensor values that are spatially near each other. A selection of a media item is detected and one or more current sensor values are measured. A current cluster location can be identified using the one or more current sensor value. The current cluster location and the streaming events can identify a particular destination device for playing the selected media item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Palmer, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Joao Pedro Lacerda, John L. Blatz, Joseph E. Meyer, Adam A. Sonnanstine
  • Patent number: 10671640
    Abstract: A device implementing adaptive, cross-device event data synchronization includes at least one processor to maintain a database on the device, the database storing event data items derived from user data items corresponding to user activity on the device or a second device. The at least one processor periodically transmits, to a server, first insertion records corresponding to new event data items generated at the device, the transmission periodicity based on a frequency at which the new event data items are generated. The at least one processor, upon detecting deletion of one user data item, deletes, from the database, one corresponding event data item, and immediately transmits, to the server for propagation to the second device, a first deletion record for deletion of one corresponding event data item at the second device, the first deletion record being transmitted along with any of the first insertion records awaiting transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joao Pedro Lacerda, Brian E. Korver
  • Publication number: 20200019560
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth techniques for implementing various “prediction engines” that can be configured to provide different kinds of predictions within a mobile computing device. According to some embodiments, each prediction engine can assign itself as an “expert” on one or more “prediction categories” within the mobile computing device. When a software application issues a request for a prediction for a particular category, and two or more prediction engines respond with their respective prediction(s), a “prediction center” can be configured to receive and process the predictions prior to responding to the request. Processing the predictions can involve removing duplicate information that exists across the predictions, sorting the predictions in accordance with confidence levels advertised by the prediction engines, and the like. In this manner, the prediction center can distill multiple predictions down into an optimized prediction and provide the optimized prediction to the software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Joao Pedro LACERDA, Gaurav Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10346441
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth techniques for implementing various “prediction engines” that can be configured to provide different kinds of predictions within a mobile computing device. According to some embodiments, each prediction engine can assign itself as an “expert” on one or more “prediction categories” within the mobile computing device. When a software application issues a request for a prediction for a particular category, and two or more prediction engines respond with their respective prediction(s), a “prediction center” can be configured to receive and process the predictions prior to responding to the request. Processing the predictions can involve removing duplicate information that exists across the predictions, sorting the predictions in accordance with confidence levels advertised by the prediction engines, and the like. In this manner, the prediction center can distill multiple predictions down into an optimized prediction and provide the optimized prediction to the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joao Pedro Lacerda, Gaurav Kapoor
  • Publication number: 20180349460
    Abstract: A device implementing adaptive, cross-device event data synchronization includes at least one processor to maintain a database on the device, the database storing event data items derived from user data items corresponding to user activity on the device or a second device. The at least one processor periodically transmits, to a server, first insertion records corresponding to new event data items generated at the device, the transmission periodicity based on a frequency at which the new event data items are generated. The at least one processor, upon detecting deletion of one user data item, deletes, from the database, one corresponding event data item, and immediately transmits, to the server for propagation to the second device, a first deletion record for deletion of one corresponding event data item at the second device, the first deletion record being transmitted along with any of the first insertion records awaiting transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joao Pedro LACERDA, Brian E. KORVER
  • Publication number: 20160357761
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for suggesting recipients. After detecting user input at a device corresponding to a trigger for providing suggested recipients, contextual information of the device representing a current state of the device is determined, where the current state is defined by state variables. Tables corresponding to previous communications made using the device are populated, each of the tables corresponding to a different sub-state of the device and including contact measures of previous communications with different recipients. The state variables can be used to identify a set of the tables corresponding to the state variables. Contact measures for potential recipients are obtained from the set of tables. A total contact measure of previous communications is computed for each potential recipient. Predicted recipients to suggest are identified based on the total contact measures of the potential recipients and using criteria, and the predicted recipients are provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Michael R. Siracusa, Rafael Cerioli, Edouard Godfrey, Joao Pedro Lacerda
  • Publication number: 20160358078
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth techniques for implementing various “prediction engines” that can be configured to provide different kinds of predictions within a mobile computing device. According to some embodiments, each prediction engine can assign itself as an “expert” on one or more “prediction categories” within the mobile computing device. When a software application issues a request for a prediction for a particular category, and two or more prediction engines respond with their respective prediction(s), a “prediction center” can be configured to receive and process the predictions prior to responding to the request. Processing the predictions can involve removing duplicate information that exists across the predictions, sorting the predictions in accordance with confidence levels advertised by the prediction engines, and the like. In this manner, the prediction center can distill multiple predictions down into an optimized prediction and provide the optimized prediction to the software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Joao Pedro LACERDA, Gaurav KAPOOR