Patents by Inventor Keith W. RAUENBUEHLER

Keith W. RAUENBUEHLER 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: 11301129
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface with a first electronic message, where the first electronic message is associated with corresponding message time metadata. While displaying the first electronic message, the electronic device detects only a single contact on the touch-sensitive surface and detect a first movement of only the single contact. In response to detecting the first movement of only the single contact, display message time metadata for the first electronic message adjacent to the first electronic messages, wherein the message time metadata was not displayed immediately prior to detecting the first movement of the single contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher P. Foss, Eugene M. Bistolas, Kyle S. Macomber, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Lee S. Broughton, Arnold Freidling
  • Patent number: 11275576
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397435
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based at least in part on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397432
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210397436
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for updating firmware of an accessory device. An accessory development kit of the accessory device can communicate with an accessory update daemon using a home management daemon of a controller device. Based at least in part on a firmware update policy of the accessory device, the accessory update daemon will check for firmware updates. When firmware updates are available, the accessory update daemon can instruct the home management daemon to stage the update. The home management daemon will notify the accessory development kit to be in a stage mode. The accessory update daemon will download the firmware update and send the firmware update to the accessory development kit of the accessory device using an interface for the secure channel provided by the home management daemon. The accessory device can be a third party accessory device that does not have its own firmware updating application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Q. Le, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Christopher B. Zimmermann, Keith R. Bisset, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Wayne A. Lee, Praveen Chegondi, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20210385144
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for transmitting a message to a user device in accordance with a determination that another device is unreachable over a network. In one example, a server device, at a first location, may identify a controller device resident at a second location, whereby the controller device is configured to communicate with a router at the second location. The server device may also receive a list of user devices. The server device may transmit a ping message to the controller device via the router to determine whether the controller device is unreachable by the server device. The server device may subsequently transmit a message to a user device on the list in accordance with a determination that the controller device is unreachable by the server device, whereby the message includes instructions for the user device to determine whether the controller device is unreachable by the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas J. Circosta, Kenneth A. York, Christopher Ku, Adam J. Moore, Jose A. Lozano Hinojosa, Aniket A. Zamwar, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11012941
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to dynamic baseband management for a wireless device. The wireless device may be an accessory device. The accessory device may determine whether it has a short-range wireless communication link with a companion device. The accessory device may determine one or more proximity metrics relating to the companion device. The accessory device may further determine one or more metrics associated with user settings, user activity and/or application activity at the wireless device. The wireless device may select a (e.g., full, limited, or off) baseband operating mode based on any or all of these considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Jared S. Grubb, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Saran Krishnaswamy, Jesus A. Gutierrez Gomez, Sirisha Pillalamarri, Samuel J. Miller, Rohan C. Malthankar, Sergey Sitnikov, Ziv Wolkowicki, Dimitrios Prodanos, Andreas E. Schobel, Christopher P. Saari, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Patent number: 10999767
    Abstract: A device implementing the subject technology may include at least one processor configured to receive an indication of a task being performed at an other device. The at least one processor is further configured to perform, in response to receipt of the indication, one or more preliminary operations in anticipation of receiving a handoff of the task. The at least one processor is further configured to receive, after performing the one or more preliminary operations, a notification that the task is being handed off. The at least one processor is further configured to receive the handoff of the task from the other device. The at least one processor is further configured to continue to perform the task based at least in part on the one or more preliminary operations that were performed prior to receiving the notification that the task is being handed off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe S. Abuan, Ian J. Baird, Xiaosong Zhou, Christopher M. Garrido, Dazhong Zhang, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Yan Yang, Patrick Miauton, Eric L. Chien, Berkat S. Tung, Karthick Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10911992
    Abstract: A device implementing the subject technology may include at least one processor configured to receive a plurality of buffer reports from a plurality of other devices, each of the plurality of buffer reports indicating a current target buffer level for a respective one of the plurality of other devices. The at least one processor may be further configured to determine a group target buffer level based at least in part on the current target buffer levels of the plurality of other devices and a current target buffer level of the at least one buffer. The at least one processor may be further configured to transmit the group target buffer level to the plurality of other devices. The at least one processor may be further configured to manage an occupancy of the at least one buffer based at least in part on the group target buffer level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe S. Abuan, Ian J. Baird, Xiaosong Zhou, Christopher M. Garrido, Dazhong Zhang, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Yan Yang, Patrick Miauton, Eric L. Chien, Berkat S. Tung, Karthick Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10887400
    Abstract: A client device may be used to initiate or answer calls using a host device connected to a network. For example, when a phone operating as a host device receives an incoming call from a network, the phone may communicate the presence of the incoming call to one or more client devices such as laptop, desktop, tablet, or wearable devices that are associated with the host device. When an answer call selection is made at a client, a call answered communication may be sent from the client device to the host device. The host device may then communicate with the network to connect the call to the host, and when the call is connected, the host may hand-off the call to the client that sent the call answered communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Jason Adam Bernardo, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Gurtej Singh Chandok, Christopher M. Garrido, Thomas Jansen
  • Publication number: 20200380266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure can provide devices, methods, and computer-readable medium for secure frame management. The techniques disclosed herein provide an intelligent method for detecting triggering items in one or more frames of streaming video from an Internet Protocol camera. Upon detection, the camera transmits one or more frames of the video over a network to a computing device. Upon detecting a triggering item in a frame of the video stream, the computing device can begin a streaming session with a server and stream the one or more frames of video and accompanying metadata to the server. The frames, metadata, and associated keys can all be encrypted prior to streaming to the server. For each subsequent segment of video frames that includes the triggering item, the server can append the frames of that segment to the video clip in an encrypted container. Once the triggering item is no longer detected, the streaming session can be closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Anush G. Nadathur, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Kenneth A. York, Varinder Singh, Nicholas M. Fraioli
  • Patent number: 10805455
    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: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas M. Fraioli
  • Patent number: 10798239
    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: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Keith Stattenfield
  • Publication number: 20200267552
    Abstract: A controller device within a home network (or any suitable network) can be configured to manage network access tokens for various accessory devices within the home network. These network access tokens can be used by the accessory devices to access the home network without needing the network owner's network password. The network access tokens can be revocable and/or for a limited time. The controller device can generate the network access tokens, and can provide them to the accessory devices (or other user devices) as well as to an access device on the home network. Once the access device is provisioned with the accessory device's network access token, the router can control whether the accessory device is to be granted access to the home network and for how long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Lee, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Daniel R. Borges, Kyle C. Brogle, Srinivas Rama, Benjamin S. Turner, Hung Q. Le, Devin E. Gund, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Praveen Chegondi
  • Publication number: 20200084723
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to dynamic baseband management for a wireless device. The wireless device may be an accessory device. The accessory device may determine whether it has a short-range wireless communication link with a companion device. The accessory device may determine one or more proximity metrics relating to the companion device. The accessory device may further determine one or more metrics associated with user settings, user activity and/or application activity at the wireless device. The wireless device may select a (e.g., full, limited, or off) baseband operating mode based on any or all of these considerations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Jared S. Grubb, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Saran Krishnaswamy, Jesus A. Gutierrez Gomez, Sirisha Pillalamarri, Samuel J. Miller, Rohan C. Malthankar, Sergey Sitnikov, Ziv Wolkowicki, Dimitrios Prodanos, Andreas E. Schobel, Christopher P. Saari, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Publication number: 20200073547
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface with a first electronic message, where the first electronic message is associated with corresponding message time metadata. While displaying the first electronic message, the electronic device detects only a single contact on the touch-sensitive surface and detect a first movement of only the single contact. In response to detecting the first movement of only the single contact, display message time metadata for the first electronic message adjacent to the first electronic messages, wherein the message time metadata was not displayed immediately prior to detecting the first movement of the single contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher P. Foss, Eugene M. Bistolas, Kyle S. Macomber, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Lee S. Broughton, Arnold Freidling
  • Patent number: 10548088
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to dynamic baseband management for a wireless device. The wireless device may be an accessory device. The accessory device may determine whether it has a short-range wireless communication link with a companion device. The accessory device may determine one or more proximity metrics relating to the companion device. The accessory device may further determine one or more metrics associated with user settings, user activity and/or application activity at the wireless device. The wireless device may select a (e.g., full, limited, or off) baseband operating mode based on any or all of these considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Jared S. Grubb, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Saran Krishnaswamy, Jesus A. Gutierrez Gomez, Sirisha Pillalamarri, Samuel J. Miller, Rohan C. Malthankar, Sergey Sitnikov, Ziv Wolkowicki, Dimitrios Prodanos, Andreas E. Schobel, Christopher P. Saari, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Patent number: 10523820
    Abstract: A first request to form a conference call is received from a first of a plurality of electronic devices. In response to the first request, a conference data structure is generated in a memory. Based on determining the conference call has ended, a second request is transmitted to each of the plurality of electronic devices to return a high-resolution video stream generated by each electronic device during the conference call. In response to the second requests, the high-resolution video stream is received from at least some of the plurality of electronic devices. Each of the received high-resolution video streams is stored in the conference data structure in the memory to generate a completed conference data structure. A notice that the completed conference data structure is available is transmitted to each of the plurality of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Garrido, Eric L. Chien, Wenhui Xu, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Spencer E. Lewson, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Komei Harada, Ming Jin, Gurtej Singh G. Chandok, David L. Biderman
  • Publication number: 20190372838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards techniques for adjusting a network connection of an accessory. In some examples, the computing device can determine that the accessory is not connected to a network (e.g., the same network to which the computing device is connected). The network may utilize a first connection type. Using a second type of connection, the computing device may determine an appropriate network for connection with the accessory. The computing device may then transmit instructions to the accessory, using the second type of connection, to adjust its network connection to be connected to the determined network. The determined network may use the first connection type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Franco Travostino, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Marc J. Krochmal, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Anush G. Nadathur
  • Publication number: 20190342449
    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: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Keith W. RAUENBUEHLER, Nicholas M. FRAIOLI, Christopher S. LINN, John J. IAROCCI, Keith STATTENFIELD