Patents by Inventor Jorge S. Fino

Jorge S. Fino 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: 20210310821
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can transmit traffic information to a server for analysis. The traffic information can include movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information can be analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The traffic information can be analyzed to determine durations of stops at stop signs and/or stop lights. The durations of stops can be associated with a time of day and/or day of the week. In some implementations, navigational routes can be determined based stop sign and/or stop light information, including the delays attributable to detected stop signs and/or stop lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Publication number: 20210190525
    Abstract: At a portable electronic device that includes a portable-device display and is in communication with a vehicle display, displaying a first user interface on the portable-device display. Sending, from the portable electronic device to the vehicle display, information for generating a second user interface, the second user interface including an affordance. While the second user interface is displayed on the vehicle display, detecting an input activating the affordance in the second user interface, and in response, causing the portable electronic device to invoke a digital assistant. In response to invoking the digital assistant, prompting a user for an audible request. In response to receiving the audible request, causing display, within the second user interface, of a digital assistant dialogue box; and subsequently causing display, within the second user interface, of a user interface object associated with a search result, and maintaining the first user interface on the portable-device display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily C. Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Publication number: 20210191603
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device. In one approach, a plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be displayed in response to detecting a user input of a first input type. The plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be contextually-related to the displayed content. In another approach, a user request can be received in response to detecting a user input of a second input type. A task that at least partially satisfies the user request can be performed. The performed task can depend on the nature of the user request and the content being displayed by the media device. In particular, the user request can be satisfied while reducing disruption to user consumption of media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Lia T. NAPOLITANO, Grace H. HWANG, Henrique D. PENHA, Jeremiah D. SHAW, Jorge S. FINO
  • Patent number: 11002558
    Abstract: A device displays a first user interface on a first display, including a plurality of objects and corresponding to a second user interface on a second display. While a first object is displayed as a selected object in the second user interface, the device: detects a first input requesting information about a second object; and in response to detecting the first input, displays information about the second object in the first user interface and maintains display of the first object as the selected object in the second user interface. After displaying the information, the device detects a second input selecting the second object. In response to detecting selection of the second input, the device: displays the second object as the selected object in the first user interface; and provides, to the second display, information that enables the second user interface to display the second object as the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily C. Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Patent number: 10956006
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device. In one approach, a plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be displayed in response to detecting a user input of a first input type. The plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be contextually-related to the displayed content. In another approach, a user request can be received in response to detecting a user input of a second input type. A task that at least partially satisfies the user request can be performed. The performed task can depend on the nature of the user request and the content being displayed by the media device. In particular, the user request can be satisfied while reducing disruption to user consumption of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lia T. Napolitano, Grace H. Hwang, Henrique D. Penha, Jeremiah D. Shaw, Jorge S. Fino
  • Patent number: 10921149
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device transmits traffic information to a server for analysis. The traffic information includes movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information is analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The traffic information is analyzed to determine durations of stops at stop signs and/or stop lights. The durations of stops are associated with a time of day and/or day of the week. In some implementations, navigational routes are determined based stop sign and/or stop light information, including the delays attributable to detected stop signs and/or stop lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Publication number: 20200141752
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can transmit traffic information to a server for analysis. The traffic information can include movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information can be analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The traffic information can be analyzed to determine durations of stops at stop signs and/or stop lights. The durations of stops can be associated with a time of day and/or day of the week. In some implementations, navigational routes can be determined based stop sign and/or stop light information, including the delays attributable to detected stop signs and/or stop lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Patent number: 10495475
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can transmit a request for traffic information to a server. The traffic information can include movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information is analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The traffic information is analyzed to determine durations of stops at stop signs and/or stop lights. The durations of stops are associated with a time of day and/or day of the week. In some implementations, navigational routes are determined based stop sign and/or stop light information, including the delays attributable to detected stop signs and/or stop lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Publication number: 20190339094
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to an electronic device capable of touch input through a touch-sensitive surface and/or voice input through a microphone. In some examples, the electronic device may be used in an automobile. For example, some or all of the electronic device may be mounted in a dashboard for use while driving. The electronic device may provide informational content, entertainment content, navigation, and communication features in such a manner that user interaction may be minimized, thus providing a safe driving experience. This can be accomplished by performing tasks and presenting content automatically, without the need for user input, and by allowing user input through voice controls, touch screen controls, and/or physical controls mounted on the dashboard or steering wheel, among other possibilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge S. Fino, Imran Chaudhri, Scott M. Herz, Justin E. Santamaria, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Publication number: 20190310765
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device. In one approach, a plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be displayed in response to detecting a user input of a first input type. The plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be contextually-related to the displayed content. In another approach, a user request can be received in response to detecting a user input of a second input type. A task that at least partially satisfies the user request can be performed. The performed task can depend on the nature of the user request and the content being displayed by the media device. In particular, the user request can be satisfied while reducing disruption to user consumption of media content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Lia T. NAPOLITANO, Grace H. HWANG, Henrique D. PENHA, Jeremiah D. SHAW, Jorge S. FINO
  • Patent number: 10379715
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device. In one approach, a plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be displayed in response to detecting a user input of a first input type. The plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be contextually-related to the displayed content. In another approach, a user request can be received in response to detecting a user input of a second input type. A task that at least partially satisfies the user request can be performed. The performed task can depend on the nature of the user request and the content being displayed by the media device. In particular, the user request can be satisfied while reducing disruption to user consumption of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lia T. Napolitano, Grace H. Hwang, Henrique D. Penha, Jeremiah D. Shaw, Jorge S. Fino
  • Patent number: 10371546
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to an electronic device capable of touch input through a touch-sensitive surface and/or voice input through a microphone. In some examples, the electronic device may be used in an automobile. For example, some or all of the electronic device may be mounted in a dashboard for use while driving. The electronic device may provide informational content, entertainment content, navigation, and communication features in such a manner that user interaction may be minimized, thus providing a safe driving experience. This can be accomplished by performing tasks and presenting content automatically, without the need for user input, and by allowing user input through voice controls, touch screen controls, and/or physical controls mounted on the dashboard or steering wheel, among other possibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge S. Fino, Imran Chaudhri, Scott M. Herz, Justin E. Santamaria, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 10331312
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device. In one approach, a plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be displayed in response to detecting a user input of a first input type. The plurality of exemplary natural language requests can be contextually-related to the displayed content. In another approach, a user request can be received in response to detecting a user input of a second input type. A task that at least partially satisfies the user request can be performed. The performed task can depend on the nature of the user request and the content being displayed by the media device. In particular, the user request can be satisfied while reducing disruption to user consumption of media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lia T. Napolitano, Grace H. Hwang, Henrique D. Penha, Jeremiah D. Shaw, Jorge S. Fino
  • Patent number: 10327041
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for providing an audio preview of songs and other audio elements. In some embodiments, an electronic device may operate in either a “play mode,” which allows a user to listen to songs in a normal fashion, or in a “preview mode,” which may be used to provide previews of songs to a user in succession. In some embodiments, the electronic device may seamlessly transition between play mode and preview mode. For example, the electronic device may pause a currently-playing song when the mode of operation switches from play mode to preview mode so that, if the user exits out of preview mode, the original song may be resumed from the pause point. In some embodiments, the electronic device may provide a multi-directional visual interface that allows a user to control the succession of previews provided in preview mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge S. Fino, Benjamin A. Rottler
  • Publication number: 20180313657
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can transmit traffic information to a server for analysis. The traffic information can include movement information including detected stops and durations of detected stops. The traffic information can be analyzed to detect traffic patterns that indicate locations of stop signs and/or stop lights. The traffic information can be analyzed to determine durations of stops at stop signs and/or stop lights. The durations of stops can be associated with a time of day and/or day of the week. In some implementations, navigational routes can be determined based stop sign and/or stop light information, including the delays attributable to detected stop signs and/or stop lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Publication number: 20180253148
    Abstract: A device displays a first user interface on a first display, including a plurality of objects and corresponding to a second user interface on a second display. While a first object is displayed as a selected object in the second user interface, the device: detects a first input requesting information about a second object; and in response to detecting the first input, displays information about the second object in the first user interface and maintains display of the first object as the selected object in the second user interface. After displaying the information, the device detects a second input selecting the second object. In response to detecting selection of the second input, the device: displays the second object as the selected object in the first user interface; and provides, to the second display, information that enables the second user interface to display the second object as the selected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily C. Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Patent number: 9965035
    Abstract: A device displays a first user interface on a first display, including a plurality of objects and corresponding to a second user interface on a second display. While a first object is displayed as a selected object in the second user interface, the device: detects a first input requesting information about a second object; and in response to detecting the first input, displays information about the second object in the first user interface and maintains display of the first object as the selected object in the second user interface. After displaying the information, the device detects a second input selecting the second object. In response to detecting selection of the second input, the device: displays the second object as the selected object in the first user interface; and provides, to the second display, information that enables the second user interface to display the second object as the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily Clark Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Patent number: 9958284
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device receives a start location and a destination location, determines routes between the start location and the destination location, identifies stop signs and stop lights along the determined routes, determines delays attributable to stop signs or stop lights along the determined routes, determines travel times for routes based on the delays attributable to stop signs or stop lights along the determined routes, and presents a suggested departure time determined based on the stop sign and stop light information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino
  • Publication number: 20170359629
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for providing an audio preview of songs and other audio elements. In some embodiments, an electronic device may operate in either a “play mode,” which allows a user to listen to songs in a normal fashion, or in a “preview mode,” which may be used to provide previews of songs to a user in succession. In some embodiments, the electronic device may seamlessly transition between play mode and preview mode. For example, the electronic device may pause a currently-playing song when the mode of operation switches from play mode to preview mode so that, if the user exits out of preview mode, the original song may be resumed from the pause point. In some embodiments, the electronic device may provide a multi-directional visual interface that allows a user to control the succession of previews provided in preview mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge S. Fino, Benjamin A. Rottler
  • Patent number: 9817796
    Abstract: This is directed to adjusting the size of displayed text in response to receiving user instructions. An electronic device can display text or other content using one or more default sizes. A user can direct the device to increase a display size of text by providing a corresponding input. In response to receiving the instruction, the electronic device can increase the display size of the text and display the beginning of the text (e.g., the beginning of a sentence), even though an input may be detected in a region near the end of the text. In some cases, when the user instructs the device to increase the display size of text beyond a maximum level, the electronic device can provide an audio output corresponding to the text instead of or in addition to increasing the display size of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jorge S. Fino