Patents by Inventor Joshua A. Strickon

Joshua A. Strickon 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: 20210181894
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Steve HOTELLING, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI
  • Patent number: 11036282
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter J. Kennedy, Anthony M. Faddell, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 10908729
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi
  • Publication number: 20200111067
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product and computing system for obtaining distributed ledgering data that defines a plurality of transactions; processing the distributed ledgering data to identify a plurality of unique identifiers within the distributed ledgering data; and associating two or more unique identifiers included within the plurality of unique identifiers with discrete transactions included within the plurality of transactions to generate transfer data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA A. STRICKON, Josias N. Dewey
  • Publication number: 20190310734
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Steve HOTELLING, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI
  • Patent number: 10331259
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi
  • Patent number: 10175805
    Abstract: The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary merge algorithm can then merge adjacent patches together when the saddle point between them is shallow as compared to the peak represented by the patches. However, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels below a certain threshold, these two patches may not be merged under the assumption that the patches might have been caused by different fingertips. Conversely, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels above a certain threshold, these two patches can be merged under the assumption that the patches were caused by a single thumb or palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Joshua A. Strickon
  • Publication number: 20180341324
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Steve P. HOTELLING, Brian Q. HUPPI, Joshua A. STRICKON, Duncan Robert KERR, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory CHRISTIE, Jonathan P. IVE, Peter J. KENNEDY, Anthony M. FADDELL, Jeffrey L. ROBBIN
  • Patent number: 10042418
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter J. Kennedy, Anthony M. Fadell, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Publication number: 20180067571
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed on the base assembly has a width that extends substantially into the palm rests areas of the base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Steven P. HOTELLING, Chris A. LIGTENBERG, Duncan Robert KERR, Bartley K. ANDRE, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Bas ORDING
  • Patent number: 9606668
    Abstract: A user interface method is disclosed. The method includes detecting a touch and then determining a user interface mode when a touch is detected. The method further includes activating one or more GUI elements based on the user interface mode and in response to the detected touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20170068346
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed on the base assembly has a width that extends substantially into the palm rests areas of the base assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steven P. HOTELLING, Chris A. LIGTENBERG, Duncan Robert KERR, Bartley K. ANDRE, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Bas ORDING
  • Publication number: 20170010746
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Steve HOTELLING, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI
  • Patent number: 9513673
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a portable computer having a display assembly coupled to a base assembly to alternate between a closed position and an open position. Palm rest areas are formed by a touchpad disposed on the surface of the base assembly. In an alternative embodiment, a touchpad disposed on the base assembly has a width that extends substantially into the palm rests areas of the base assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Hotelling, Chris Ligtenberg, Duncan Kerr, Bartley K. Andre, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 9454277
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi
  • Patent number: 9367167
    Abstract: The application of a watershed algorithm to pixels and their touch values obtained from a scan of a touch sensor panel to determine patches corresponding to images of touch is disclosed. Prior to applying the watershed algorithm, background pixels having little or no touch values can be eliminated. A primary merge algorithm can then merge adjacent patches together when the saddle point between them is shallow as compared to the peak represented by the patches. However, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels below a certain threshold, these two patches may not be merged under the assumption that the patches might have been caused by different fingertips. Conversely, if two candidate patches for merging have a total number of pixels above a certain threshold, these two patches can be merged under the assumption that the patches were caused by a single thumb or palm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Joshua A. Strickon
  • Patent number: 9348458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing touch inputs are disclosed. The invention in one respect includes reading data from a multipoint sensing device such as a multipoint touch screen where the data pertains to touch input with respect to the multipoint sensing device, and identifying at least one multipoint gesture based on the data from the multipoint sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Duncan Robert Kerr, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 9197749
    Abstract: An interactive response system that enables a user to engage in an interaction with the response system that is representative of an interaction between the user and a server connected to the Internet is described. During a telephone call between a user and an interactive response system, the user uses only his voice or key presses on a keypad of his telephone to interactively specify information that can be used to control delivery of content to a visual display of, or a storage medium accessible by, a target device. A separate interaction on behalf of the user is conducted by the interactive response system with the server. Information is received that can be used to identify the user and the target. Based on the received information, user authentication information is transmitted to the user, authentication information is received from the user, and the user is allowed to access a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: ACK Ventures Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Harry B. Kargman, Joshua A. Strickon
  • Publication number: 20150199053
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Steve HOTELLING, Joshua A. STRICKON, Brian Q. HUPPI
  • Patent number: 9035907
    Abstract: A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua A. Strickon, Brian Q. Huppi