Patents by Inventor Joshua H. Shaffer

Joshua H. Shaffer 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: 20190147035
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Imran A. CHAUDHRI, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Tiffany S. JON, Jason C. BEAVER, Joshua H. SHAFFER, Christopher P. WILLMORE, Nicholas K. JONG
  • Publication number: 20190121523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10255267
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a set of one or more suggestions including one or more character strings that are suggested replacements for a first set of one or more entered characters. The method further includes: while displaying the set of suggestions, receiving one or more additional entered characters; and after receiving the additional entered characters, updating the set of suggestions based on an updated set of entered characters that includes the first set of entered characters and the additional entered characters. The updating comprises changing a first suggestion in the set of suggestions from a first character string that is a suggested replacement for the first set of entered characters to a second character string that is a suggested replacement for the updated set of entered characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 10223540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for implementing a secure lock screen on a computing device. The secure lock screen is configured to permit particular applications to display their content—such as main user interfaces (UIs)—while maintaining a desired overall level of security on the computing device. Graphics contexts, which represent drawing destinations associated with the applications, are tagged with entitlement information that indicates whether or not each graphics context should be displayed on the computing device when the computing device is in a locked-mode. Specifically, an application manager tags each application that is initialized, where the tagging is based on a level of entitlement possessed by the application. In turn, a rendering server that manages the graphics contexts can identify the tagged entitlement information and display or suppress the content of the applications in accordance with their entitlements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Joshua H. Shaffer, Chendi Zhang, Daniel O. Schimpf, Benjamin E. Nielsen, Cameron W. Zwarich
  • Patent number: 10204096
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 10175866
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • 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: 9965177
    Abstract: A method executes software including a view hierarchy with a plurality of views which displays one or more views of the view hierarchy. The method executes software elements associated with a particular view, wherein each particular view includes event recognizers. Each event recognizer has an event definition based on sub-events, and an event handler that specifies an action for a target, and is configured to send the action to the target in response to an event recognition. The method detects a sequence of sub-events, and identifies one of the views of the view hierarchy as a hit view that establishes which views in the hierarchy are actively involved views. The method delivers a respective sub-event to event recognizers for each actively involved view, wherein each event recognizer for actively involved views in the view hierarchy processes the respective sub-event prior to processing a next sub-event in the sequence of sub-events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford Allen Moore, Joshua H. Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20180052522
    Abstract: An electronic device displays one or more views. A first view includes a plurality of gesture recognizers. The plurality of gesture recognizers in the first view includes one or more proxy gesture recognizers and one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers. Each gesture recognizer indicates one of a plurality of predefined states. A first proxy gesture recognizer in the first view indicates a state that corresponds to a state of a respective non-proxy gesture recognizer that is not in the first view. The device delivers a respective sub-event to the respective non-proxy gesture recognizer that is not in the first view and at least a subset of the one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers in the first view. The device processes the respective sub-event in accordance with states of the first proxy gesture recognizer and at least the subset of the one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers in the first view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventor: Joshua H. Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20170357495
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and systems for updating application data in snapshots of applications for previewing. Some embodiments update application data by determining when current application data may expire and retrieving updated application data. The application data for various applications in a preview mode may be updated based on an allotted budget. Permission can be selectively granted to applications to obtain updated data so as to control the budget. Application data in the snapshots may appear updated to a user as the user browses the dock without requiring the applications to request updated application data when the user enters the dock, regardless of whether each application is active. Further, some embodiments may generate a snapshot using a layer hierarchy and image layer data generated while the application was last running if the time associated with when the application was last active is later than the time associated with an existing snapshot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Neil G. Crane, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Michael J. Lamb, Austen J. Green
  • Publication number: 20170286131
    Abstract: A software application includes a plurality of views and an application state. The application includes instructions for displaying one or more views, where a respective view includes a respective gesture recognizer having a corresponding delegate, detecting one or more touches on a touch-sensitive surface, and processing a respective touch. The processing includes obtaining a receive touch value based on the application state by executing the delegate; when the receive touch value meets predefined criteria, processing the respective touch at the respective gesture recognizer; and conditionally sending information corresponding to the respective touch to the software application in accordance with an outcome of the processing by the respective gesture recognizer and in accordance with the receive touch value determined by the delegate. The software application is executed in accordance with the outcome of the processing of the respective touch by the respective gesture recognizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Bradford Allen Moore, Jason Clay Beaver
  • Patent number: 9733716
    Abstract: An electronic device displays one or more views. A first view includes a plurality of gesture recognizers. The plurality of gesture recognizers in the first view includes one or more proxy gesture recognizers and one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers. Each gesture recognizer indicates one of a plurality of predefined states. A first proxy gesture recognizer in the first view indicates a state that corresponds to a state of a respective non-proxy gesture recognizer that is not in the first view. The device delivers a respective sub-event to the respective non-proxy gesture recognizer that is not in the first view and at least a subset of the one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers in the first view. The device processes the respective sub-event in accordance with states of the first proxy gesture recognizer and at least the subset of the one or more non-proxy gesture recognizers in the first view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Joshua H. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9684521
    Abstract: A software application includes a plurality of views and an application state. The method includes displaying one or more views, where a respective view includes a respective gesture recognizer having a corresponding delegate to the respective gesture recognizer. The method includes detecting one or more events and processing a respective event of the one or more events using the respective gesture recognizer. The processing of the respective event includes processing the respective event at the respective gesture recognizer in accordance with a respective gesture definition corresponding to the respective gesture recognizer, executing the corresponding delegate to determine one or more values, and conditionally sending information corresponding to the respective event to the software application in accordance with the one or more values determined by the delegate. The method includes executing the software application in accordance with information, received from the respective gesture recognizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Bradford Allen Moore, Jason Clay Beaver
  • Publication number: 20170046063
    Abstract: While displaying one or more views of a first software application, an electronic device detects a sequence of touch inputs. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that no gesture recognizer of the first software application recognizes a portion of the sequence of touch inputs, delivers the sequence of touch inputs to the second software application, and in accordance with a determination that at least one gesture recognizer in the second software application recognizes the sequence of touch inputs, processes the sequence of touch inputs with the at least one gesture recognizer in the second software application that recognizes the sequence of touch inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9542907
    Abstract: Adjustments to content to be rendered on top of background content, such as wallpaper, in a graphical user interface are disclosed. One example method can include adjusting a color characteristic of new content to be rendered on top of the background content, based on at least one color characteristic of the background content, so as to preserve the new content's color. Another example method can include adjusting a color characteristic of text to be rendered on top of the background content, based on at least one color characteristic of the background content, so that the text is legible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ken Kocienda, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Joshua H. Shaffer, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 9524568
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that displays a document that includes several glyphs on a touch screen display. The method receives a touch input on the touch screen display to activate a zoom tool enabling location of a position indicator within a set of associated glyphs. The method automatically divides a touch screen region for the set of associated glyphs into sub-regions. Each sub-region is associated with a position indicator location between two subsequent glyphs. A first sub-region associated with a location between first and second glyphs has a same width as a second sub-region associated with a location between the second glyph and a third glyph. The first and third glyphs do not have an equal width. The method correlates movement of the touch input across the touch screen display with the equally-spaced sub-regions in order to move the position indicator between the glyphs in the associated set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brendan J. Langoulant, Joshua H. Shaffer
  • Publication number: 20160357413
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Publication number: 20160357151
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow a user of a watch device to conveniently view historical and/or future information. A user can use an input device to select times other than the current time, e.g., by activating a time travel mode. Information in a particular window of the watch device can change in accordance with selections of other times. The current information can be replaced by the historical and/or future information. The information can be displayed as a complication in a style window of a watch face of the watch device. Data records can be stored for time other than a current time (e.g., as historical and/or future information). After a mode of operation (e.g., time travel mode) is entered, a data record corresponding to a selected time can be retrieved and displayed in a window of the watch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman
  • Patent number: 9483121
    Abstract: While displaying one or more views of a first software application, an electronic device detects a sequence of touch inputs. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that no gesture recognizer of the first software application recognizes a portion of the sequence of touch inputs, delivers the sequence of touch inputs to the second software application, and in accordance with a determination that at least one gesture recognizer in the second software application recognizes the sequence of touch inputs, processes the sequence of touch inputs with the at least one gesture recognizer in the second software application that recognizes the sequence of touch inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Shaffer, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Imran Chaudhri