Patents by Inventor Keith Stattenfield

Keith Stattenfield 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: 10394839
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that selects an application state for use in a multi-device search is described. In this embodiment, the device detects, on the device, that the application state has been selected as a query result for a device-level search on that device. The device further transmits the application state to a server, wherein the application state is to be indexed with other application states from other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vipul Ved Prakash, John M. Hörnkvist, Steven Jon Falkenburg, David Salim, Christopher Scott Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Lun Cui
  • Publication number: 20190166212
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan M. Grynspan
  • Publication number: 20190159005
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Alexander J. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10237711
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Alexander J. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10218840
    Abstract: A connection manager manages connections for associated user devices by determining whether an incoming connection has been answered at a user device, and if so then generating and transmitting silencing commands to associated user devices using first and second wireless communication modes, with one mode being faster. Connections can comprise phone calls, and modes can comprise push and Bluetooth® messaging. The connection manager can instruct device outputs to provide connection alerts, limited to visual alerts when an associated user device is active, listen for associated user device communications, and instruct device outputs to stop providing alerts when a silencing command is received. Further, a connection manager can receive a signal regarding a headset status, route an outside connection from a phone to the headset when the headset is active or to another device when the headset is not active, detect a change in headset status, and reroute the connection accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Keith Stattenfield
  • Patent number: 10193987
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Jr., Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc J. Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan Grynspan
  • Publication number: 20180205824
    Abstract: A connection manager manages connections for associated user devices by determining whether an incoming connection has been answered at a user device, and if so then generating and transmitting silencing commands to associated user devices using first and second wireless communication modes, with one mode being faster. Connections can comprise phone calls, and modes can comprise push and Bluetooth® messaging. The connection manager can instruct device outputs to provide connection alerts, limited to visual alerts when an associated user device is active, listen for associated user device communications, and instruct device outputs to stop providing alerts when a silencing command is received. Further, a connection manager can receive a signal regarding a headset status, route an outside connection from a phone to the headset when the headset is active or to another device when the headset is not active, detect a change in headset status, and reroute the connection accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Keith W. RAUENBUEHLER, Nicholas M. FRAIOLI, Christopher S. LINN, John J. IAROCCI, Keith STATTENFIELD
  • Patent number: 9967697
    Abstract: A device may comprise at least one wireless transceiver, a memory configured to store a local pasteboard, and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive local selections of data to be placed on a local pasteboard, broadcast advertisements indicating that the local data is on the local pasteboard, and wirelessly transmit the local data to remote device pasteboards. The processor may also be configured to receive advertisements indicating that remote data is available on remote pasteboards of other devices, request the remote data in response to a paste command, wirelessly receive the remote data, and paste the remote data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Stattenfield, Douglas R. Edmonson, Marc Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Kevin S. Perry, David Rahardja, Christopher S. Linn
  • Patent number: 9948728
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. Then, the companion electronic device configures the second application and commences performing the activity with the second application at the companion electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc J. Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan M. Grynspan
  • Patent number: 9870166
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a system and method for securely caching and sharing image data. A process can generate image data and store the image data into the protected cache using a UUID that is cryptographically derived from the image data. Any process with access to the UUID may retrieve the image data. Because the UUID is uniquely derived from the actual data of the generated file, a process will only be able to retrieve image data that could have been generated by a process associated with the user account, or from a process associated with a user account that could have generated the image data, or that otherwise has a record of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Carter, Keith Stattenfield, David P. Remahl, Jr., Christopher S. Linn
  • Publication number: 20170359462
    Abstract: A computer readable media, a method, and a system registering a third party application providing an available communication system between a local user and a remote user identity, storing information related to the available communication system in a first database, obtaining contact information for the remote user identity from the third party application, determining a communication type for the third party application, pairing the remote user identity with a contact, and updating a graphical representation of contact information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Harris, Joseph H. Engel, Keith Stattenfield, John-Peter E. Cafaro, Colter S. Reed, Bruce M. Stadnyk, James C. Wilson, David A. McLeod, Alexander B. Brown
  • Publication number: 20170347227
    Abstract: A device may comprise at least one wireless transceiver, a memory configured to store a local pasteboard, and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive local selections of data to be placed on a local pasteboard, broadcast advertisements indicating that the local data is on the local pasteboard, and wirelessly transmit the local data to remote device pasteboards. The processor may also be configured to receive advertisements indicating that remote data is available on remote pasteboards of other devices, request the remote data in response to a paste command, wirelessly receive the remote data, and paste the remote data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Keith STATTENFIELD, Douglas R. Edmonson, Marc Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Kevin S. Perry, David Rahardja, Christopher S. Linn
  • Publication number: 20170347226
    Abstract: A device may comprise at least one wireless transceiver, a memory configured to store a local pasteboard, and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive local selections of data to be placed on a local pasteboard, broadcast advertisements indicating that the local data is on the local pasteboard, and wirelessly transmit the local data to remote device pasteboards. The processor may also be configured to receive advertisements indicating that remote data is available on remote pasteboards of other devices, request the remote data in response to a paste command, wirelessly receive the remote data, and paste the remote data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Keith Stattenfield, Douglas R. Edmonson, Marc Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Kevin S. Perry, David Rahardja, Christopher S. Linn
  • Patent number: 9826089
    Abstract: A connection manager manages connections for associated user devices by determining whether an incoming connection has been answered at a user device, and if so then generating and transmitting silencing commands to associated user devices using first and second wireless communication modes, with one mode being faster. Connections can comprise phone calls, and modes can comprise push and Bluetooth® messaging. The connection manager can instruct device outputs to provide connection alerts, limited to visual alerts when an associated user device is active, listen for associated user device communications, and instruct device outputs to stop providing alerts when a silencing command is received. Further, a connection manager can receive a signal regarding a headset status, route an outside connection from a phone to the headset when the headset is active or to another device when the headset is not active, detect a change in headset status, and reroute the connection accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Keith Stattenfield
  • Publication number: 20170316211
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a software application that is downloaded from an untrusted source is marked, based on the untrusted classification of the source, to be translocated when the software application is launched. When the software application is launched it is translocated, through a mirroring file system, to a random mount point that is a partial bind mount to the real file system that stores the image of the software application (e.g. the image of the software application's bundle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Simon P. Cooper, Julien Oster, Robert J. Kendall-Kuppe, Christopher S. Linn, Jonathan Grynspan, Keith Stattenfield
  • Publication number: 20160360031
    Abstract: A connection manager manages connections for associated user devices by determining whether an incoming connection has been answered at a user device, and if so then generating and transmitting silencing commands to associated user devices using first and second wireless communication modes, with one mode being faster. Connections can comprise phone calls, and modes can comprise push and Bluetooth® messaging. The connection manager can instruct device outputs to provide connection alerts, limited to visual alerts when an associated user device is active, listen for associated user device communications, and instruct device outputs to stop providing alerts when a silencing command is received. Further, a connection manager can receive a signal regarding a headset status, route an outside connection from a phone to the headset when the headset is active or to another device when the headset is not active, detect a change in headset status, and reroute the connection accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Keith W. RAUENBUEHLER, Nicholas M. FRAIOLI, Christopher S. LINN, John J. IAROCCI, Keith STATTENFIELD
  • Publication number: 20160357831
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that performs a search using a plurality of application states is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the device receives a plurality of application states from a plurality of applications running on a device. The device further creates an index of the plurality of application states. In addition, the device receives a query to search for data stored on the device. Furthermore, the device searches the plurality of application states using the index and the query. The device additionally determines a match for the query of one of the plurality of the application states and returns the match for the matching application state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Scott Linn, John M. Hörnkvist, Steven Jon Falkenburg, Vipul Ved Prakash, David Salim, Keith Stattenfield
  • Publication number: 20160357871
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that selects an application state for use in a multi-device search is described. In this embodiment, the device detects, on the device, that the application state has been selected as a query result for a device-level search on that device. The device further transmits the application state to a server, wherein the application state is to be indexed with other application states from other devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Vipul Ved Prakash, John M. Hörnkvist, Steven Jon Falkenburg, David Salim, Christopher Scott Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Lun Cui
  • Publication number: 20160352839
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. Then, the companion electronic device configures the second application and commences performing the activity with the second application at the companion electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc J. Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan M. Grynspan
  • Patent number: 9380123
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device, determines an activity identifier for the activity information, and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising the activity identifier. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device requests extended activity data from the source electronic device. The source electronic device responds by sending extended activity data from the first application to the companion electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher S. Linn, Keith Stattenfield, Christopher C. Jensen, Alexander R. Ledwith, David A. Carter, Marc J. Krochmal, John J. Iarocci, Jonathan M. Grynspan