Patents by Inventor Kevin Decker

Kevin Decker 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: 10740945
    Abstract: Animation control methods and systems. In one embodiment, a method to control animations includes receiving data representing content of a page (e.g. a web page), detecting, from the data, whether the page includes animated content, determining whether to halt execution of the detected animated content, and halting execution of the animated content if a determination to halt was made. In one implementation, the content can be configured into a document object model (DOM) and decisions to halt or not to halt can be made on a node-by-node basis within the DOM. In one implementation, the animated content can be allowed to execute for a shortened duration (e.g. in order to allow a user to see it) and then is halted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Jing Jin
  • Publication number: 20200218726
    Abstract: Search results are improved, in one embodiment, through the use of subscription information about the status of a subscription to content. The subscription information can be transmitted to a cloud storage service used by a user account of a device; later, a search query from the device causes the receipt of search results from a search using the subscription information and these search results can show the status of the subscription such as whether the content is playable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Anshu Chimalamarri, John Hornkvist, Kevin Decker, Steve Falkenburg
  • Publication number: 20200141283
    Abstract: A synchronous belt drive system having: a synchronous belt with a tensile cord of high-modulus fiber such as glass, carbon, PBO, or aramid; a driver sprocket and at least one driven sprocket, at least one of which is an obround sprocket; and a tensioner having: a base having a cylindrical portion extending axially with a radially outer surface and a receiving portion, an eccentric arm pivotally engaged with the radially outer surface, a torsion spring disposed within the receiving portion, the torsion spring applying a biasing force to the eccentric arm, and a pulley journalled to the eccentric arm. Preferably, no one of the eccentric arm, pulley, or torsion spring is axially displaced along an axis A-A from the others. The obround sprocket has a toothed surface and at least one linear portion disposed between two arcuate portions having a constant radius, the linear portion having a predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Min Gao, Cindy Decker, Carol Weber, Douglas D. Schelhaas, Kevin Ward, Leslee Brown, William Fraser Lacy, Guogong Chen, John Muri, Cindy Cookson, Jennifer E. Pease, Justin Paulsen, Patrick Joseph McNamee, Shawn Xiang Wu, Andrzej Dec
  • Patent number: 10602232
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides an interactive, multi-platform video network. In another aspect, the invention provides a dynamic scheduling method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MUSIC CHOICE
    Inventors: Stephen D. Malaby, Bryan J. LeBlanc, Dow Seng Lam, Mateti Siva Ram, Ivan Fokin, Peter H. D. Glenn, Robert A. Decker, Fei Wan, Qingrui Liu, Angelica Casey, Alan Christopher Hummel, Kevin Todd Boone
  • Patent number: 10534778
    Abstract: Search results are improved, in one embodiment, through the use of subscription information about the status of a subscription to content. The subscription information can be transmitted to a cloud storage service used by a user account of a device; later, a search query from the device causes the receipt of search results from a search using the subscription information and these search results can show the status of the subscription such as whether the content is playable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anshu Chimalamarri, John Homkvist, Kevin Decker, Steve Falkenburg
  • Patent number: 10473551
    Abstract: A track loading tool including a pump, a body including a main portion extending along a first axis, a first contact portion supported by the body and configured to engage a first rail, and a second contact portion supported by the body and configured to engage a second rail spaced apart from the first rail. The first contact portion and the second contact portion are positioned on a second axis offset from the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Actuant Corporation
    Inventors: Matt Fritsch, Jeremy Ogorzalek, Tom Waterworth, Kevin Rogers, Eric Schwert, Arnold Decker, Tyler Jeffrey Johnson
  • Patent number: 10387104
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to audio management for a web browser. For example, an electronic device such as a mobile device may enable a user to navigate to a webpage within a web browser. In some embodiments, the webpage may automatically initiate presentation of audio content. However, the user may wish to quickly silence the audio content that is playing without locating the media player controls of the audio content within the webpage. Accordingly, the present aspects provide audio control for a web browser. Specifically, an audio control affordance may be displayed at a noticeable and recognizable position or area in the web browser, and based on a determination that a webpage includes audio content and/or determination of playback of the audio content. The user may in turn readily adjust a property of the audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Steven Falkenburg, Alan Hshieh, Patrick L. Coffman, Ada Chan, Richard Mondello, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20190220243
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying an icon representation of a webpage are provided. In one exemplary method, while displaying a web browser, an electronic device receives a request to display an icon representation of a webpage. In response to receiving the request, the device determines whether the webpage provides access to an image that meets predefined quality standards. In accordance with a determination that the webpage provides access to an image that meets predefined quality standards, the device displays the high-quality image as an icon associated with the webpage at a respective location in the web browser. In accordance with a determination that the webpage does not provide access to an image that meets the predefined quality standards, the device identifies other content associated with the webpage, generates a generated icon based on the content, and displays the generated icon at a respective location in the web browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Ada CHAN, Steven FALKENBURG, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Richard MONDELLO, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 10318095
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses that automatically detect availability of a reader mode for article content in a web page addressed by a URL are described. Availability detection may be progressively performed such that cheap operations are performed first to reduce the need to perform more expensive ones. A retrieval status of the web page may be detected to determine when enough content has been retrieved to initiate a detection of the reader mode for the web page. A reader indicator may be presented in a user interface of a browser if the availability of the reader mode is detected. A user of the browser may be noted with an alternative presentation of the article content from the web page in addition to a presentation of the whole web page by the browser. If the reader mode of the web page is not available, no reader indicator may be present in the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Frank Harrison, Jing Jin, Kevin Decker, Michael Paul Thole, Dan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10296175
    Abstract: A novel method for graphically organizing and displaying multiple pages of internet content based on how the page was accessed. Pages are determined to be indirectly accessed if they were accessed via a hypertext link or a trail of hypertext links. Pages are determined to be directly accessed if accessed via other means, such as a bookmark or via Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Page groupings are created for each directly accessed page, and each indirectly accessed page is categorized into a grouping associated with a directly accessed page containing a link through which the indirectly accessed page was accessed. The web pages are presented to the user in an interface that is a graphical representation of the page groupings, wherein a user selects a page to view by first selecting the page's page grouping and then selecting the page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, John William Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10275116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and managing docked browser tabs are provided. In one exemplary method, a webpage may be open in a first tab in a browser application on an electronic device. In response to one or more inputs, the state of the webpage in the first tab may be changed. A user may request to open the webpage in a second tab that is different from the first tab; and it may then be determined whether the first tab is a docked tab and whether the webpage is associated with a docked tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a docked tab and that the first tab is a docked tab, the webpage is presented with the state of the webpage in the first tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a standard tab and that the first tab is not a docked tab, the webpage may be presented in the second tab with a state different from the state of the webpage in the first tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Ada Chan, Steven Falkenburg, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Richard Mondello, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10223458
    Abstract: Techniques and solutions for provided for generating web content magazines. For example, a web content magazine can be generated by obtaining a user-specific interest model for a particular user, determining a reading time period, obtain web content that can be read by the user within the reading time period, processing the obtained web content to generate a web content magazine, and providing the web content magazine for display. The web content magazine can contain an amount of content that can be read by the user within the reading time period according to the user's reading speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Peter Frank Hill, Saral Jain
  • Patent number: 10185782
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses that identify one of a plurality of modes from a web page associated with a document received at a browser are described. An identified mode may correspond to a user interface configuration. A portion of content may be extracted from the document for a presentation configured by the user interface configuration. A presentation of the extracted content may be displayed on a display screen while excluding a reset of the document without displaying the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Giovanni Donelli
  • Patent number: 10037216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for disabling one or more plugins associated with a browser application are provided. In one exemplary method, a plugin is installed on an electronic device, and the device receives data from a data source, where that data is associated with the installed plugin. Whether the installed plugin meets a disabling criteria is determined. In accordance with a determination that that the installed plugin meets a disabling criteria: performance of a function with the installed plugin is foregone; and it is reported to the data source that the installed plugin is not installed on the electronic device. In accordance with a determination that the installed plugin does not meet the disabling criteria, the function is performed with the installed plugin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Conrad Shultz, Steven Falkenburg, Darin Adler, Richard Mondello, Craig M. Federighi, Patrick L. Coffman, Jessie Berlin
  • Publication number: 20160357583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for disabling one or more plugins associated with a browser application are provided. In one exemplary method, a plugin is installed on an electronic device, and the device receives data from a data source, where that data is associated with the installed plugin. Whether the installed plugin meets a disabling criteria is determined. In accordance with a determination that that the installed plugin meets a disabling criteria: performance of a function with the installed plugin is foregone; and it is reported to the data source that the installed plugin is not installed on the electronic device. In accordance with a determination that the installed plugin does not meet the disabling criteria, the function is performed with the installed plugin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Conrad SHULTZ, Steven FALKENBURG, Darin ADLER, Richard MONDELLO, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Jessie BERLIN
  • Publication number: 20160357823
    Abstract: Search results are improved, in one embodiment, through the use of subscription information about the status of a subscription to content. The subscription information can be transmitted to a cloud storage service used by a user account of a device; later, a search query from the device causes the receipt of search results from a search using the subscription information and these search results can show the status of the subscription such as whether the content is playable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Anshu Chimalamarri, John Homkvist, Kevin Decker, Steve Falkenburg
  • Publication number: 20160357507
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to audio management for a web browser. For example, an electronic device such as a mobile device may enable a user to navigate to a webpage within a web browser. In some embodiments, the webpage may automatically initiate presentation of audio content. However, the user may wish to quickly silence the audio content that is playing without locating the media player controls of the audio content within the webpage. Accordingly, the present aspects provide audio control for a web browser. Specifically, an audio control affordance may be displayed at a noticeable and recognizable position or area in the web browser, and based on a determination that a webpage includes audio content and/or determination of playback of the audio content. The user may in turn readily adjust a property of the audio content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Steven FALKENBURG, Alan HSHIEH, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Ada CHAN, Richard MONDELLO, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI
  • Publication number: 20160357363
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and managing docked browser tabs are provided. In one exemplary method, a webpage may be open in a first tab in a browser application on an electronic device. In response to one or more inputs, the state of the webpage in the first tab may be changed. A user may request to open the webpage in a second tab that is different from the first tab; and it may then be determined whether the first tab is a docked tab and whether the webpage is associated with a docked tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a docked tab and that the first tab is a docked tab, the webpage is presented with the state of the webpage in the first tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a standard tab and that the first tab is not a docked tab, the webpage may be presented in the second tab with a state different from the state of the webpage in the first tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin DECKER, Ada CHAN, Steven FALKENBURG, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Richard MONDELLO, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Publication number: 20160349937
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses that automatically detect availability of a reader mode for article content in a web page addressed by a URL are described. Availability detection may be progressively performed such that cheap operations are performed first to reduce the need to perform more expensive ones. A retrieval status of the web page may be detected to determine when enough content has been retrieved to initiate a detection of the reader mode for the web page. A reader indicator may be presented in a user interface of a browser if the availability of the reader mode is detected. A user of the browser may be noted with an alternative presentation of the article content from the web page in addition to a presentation of the whole web page by the browser. If the reader mode of the web page is not available, no reader indicator may be present in the browser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: David Frank Harrison, Jing Jin, Kevin Decker, Michael Paul Thole, Dan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 9355079
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses that automatically detect availability of a reader mode for article content in a web page addressed by a URL are described. Availability detection may be progressively performed such that cheap operations are performed first to reduce the need to perform more expensive ones. A retrieval status of the web page may be detected to determine when enough content has been retrieved to initiate a detection of the reader mode for the web page. A reader indicator may be presented in a user interface of a browser if the availability of the reader mode is detected. A user of the browser may be noted with an alternative presentation of the article content from the web page in addition to a presentation of the whole web page by the browser. If the reader mode of the web page is not available, no reader indicator may be present in the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Frank Harrison, Jing Jin, Kevin Decker, Michael Paul Thole, Dan Bernstein