Patents by Inventor Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch 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: 11567650
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing exposure notifications. In some embodiments, after enabling exposure notifications, an exposure notification is received; upon interacting with the notification: if an associated application is installed, a user interface of that application is displayed; if the associated application is not installed, a user interface object associated with a process to install the application is displayed. In some embodiments, an exposure notification management interface is displayed that includes a plurality of entities that have been authorized to provide notifications, along with a user interface object to disable transmission of data to those entities and to disable notifications from those entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Crowley, Heather E. Daniel, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11561596
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display and a battery can determine a battery level of the battery, and in accordance with a determination that the battery level is at or below a first threshold value, cause a haptic output and/or enter a low-power mode. While in low-power mode, the device may produce different outputs in response to user inputs than while in a normal power mode. In some embodiments, while in the low-power mode, the device may display only the time and an indication that the device is in a low-power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David Chance Graham, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11561239
    Abstract: Individual health related events (e.g., handwashing events) can be detected based on multiple sensors including motion and audio sensors. Detecting a qualifying handwashing event can include detecting a qualifying scrubbing event based on motion data (e.g., accelerometer data) and a qualifying rinsing event based on audio data. In some examples, power consumption can be reduced by implementing one or more power saving mitigations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gierad Laput, Jared LeVan Zerbe, William C. Athas, Andreas Edgar Schobel, Shawn R. Scully, Brian H. Tsang, Kevin Lynch, Charles Maalouf, Shiwen Zhao
  • Patent number: 11550465
    Abstract: Reduced-size user interfaces for providing weather information are disclosed. At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, indications of a location and a temperature at the location may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a touch on the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to display additional weather information, such as weather information for another location, another temperature, another time, and so forth. In some examples, the device may obtain data representing an upcoming activity, determine whether the activity is to begin within a threshold amount of time, and display weather information based on the upcoming activity. In some examples, the device may display an affordance at a position to indicate the time of day for which a weather condition is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Wan Si Wan, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Kevin Lynch, Brian Schmitt, Christopher Wilson
  • Publication number: 20230004270
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally describe user interfaces related to time. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for displaying and enabling an adjustment of a displayed time zone are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for initiating a measurement of time are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling and displaying a user interface using a character are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling and displaying a user interface that includes an indication of a current time are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling configuration of a background for a user interface are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling configuration of displayed applications on a user interface are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Aurelio GUZMAN, Christopher WILSON, Kevin LYNCH, Edward CHAO
  • Patent number: 11526270
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for limiting notifications on an electronic device. In one example process, data representing a user input can be received by an electronic device. The data representing the user input can include touch data from the touch-sensitive device, ambient light data from an ambient light sensor, intensity data from a contact intensity sensor, and/or motion data from one or more motion sensors. Based on the data, it can be determined whether the user input is a cover gesture over a touch-sensitive display of the electronic device. In response to determining that the user input is a cover gesture over the touch-sensitive display, the electronic device can be put into a DND mode for a predetermined amount of time. While in the DND mode, the electronic device can cease to output some or all notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Duncan Robert Kerr, Kevin Lynch, Curtis A. Rothert, Monica Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20220392588
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing sharing of health-related data. In some embodiments, user interfaces for establishing sharing of health-related data are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces for viewing and managing shared health-related data are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew W. CROWLEY, Nicholas FELTON, Tiffany S. JON, Kevin LYNCH
  • Patent number: 11517482
    Abstract: A compression garment is disclosed. The garment can include a body dimensioned to wrap at least partially around a length of a torso of a user. A plurality of tension bands can be positioned along the body. The garment can include at least one shoulder strap, wherein the shoulder strap is operable to wrap over the shoulder of the user to hold the garment in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Medi USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Moses Lipshaw, Thomas Richardson, Dean Bender, Karen Lynch, Kevin Larmer
  • Patent number: 11482328
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health applications. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing health and safety features on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing the setup of a health feature on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing a biometric measurement taken using an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing results for captured health information on an electronic device are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing background health measurements on an electronic device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Felton, Matthew W. Crowley, Allison Dryer, Eamon Francis Gilravi, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11470403
    Abstract: An example includes a segment collector to: access impression records indicative of media access segments, the media access segments including start times and end times corresponding to media accessed by a panelist; and determine ones of the impression records that include a watermark corresponding to a first media platform presenting the media; a segment classifier to convert a first one of the impression records including the watermark to a converted impression record; and combine the converted impression record corresponding to the first media platform and a second impression record corresponding to a second media platform; and a media creditor to generate audience measurement metrics based on the combined impression records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Narasimha Reddy Goli, Michael Allen Bivins, Gangadhar Jakkula, Jarrell Jay Mikuta, Joseph W. Brewer, Kevin Rini, Carol A. Lynch, Michael Tierney
  • Publication number: 20220300108
    Abstract: Techniques for managing alerts are described. One or more alerts are received at the electronic device. In some embodiments, the device determines how notifications corresponding to the alerts should be output to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Stephen O. LEMAY, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gary Ian BUTCHER, David Chance GRAHAM, Jonathan P. IVE, Kevin LYNCH, Natalia MARIC
  • Publication number: 20220291793
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for receiving user input. In some examples, a device determines which user input technique a user has accessed most recently, and displays the corresponding user interface. In some examples, a device scrolls through a set of information on the display. When a threshold criteria is satisfied, the device displays an index object fully or partially overlaying the set of information. In some examples, a device displays an emoji graphical object, which is visually manipulated based on user input. The emoji graphical object is transmitted to a recipient. In some examples, a device displays paging affordances that enlarge and allow a user to select a particular page of a user interface. In some examples, the device displays user interfaces for various input methods, including multiple emoji graphical objects. In some examples, a keyboard is displays for receiving user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas ZAMBETTI, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Imran CHAUDHRI, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin LYNCH, Bas ORDING, Wan Si WAN, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11442414
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally describe user interfaces related to time. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for displaying and enabling an adjustment of a displayed time zone are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for initiating a measurement of time are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling and displaying a user interface using a character are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling and displaying a user interface that includes an indication of a current time are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling configuration of a background for a user interface are described. In accordance with embodiments, user interfaces for enabling configuration of displayed applications on a user interface are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Aurelio Guzman, Christopher Wilson, Kevin Lynch
  • Publication number: 20220276780
    Abstract: Features are described for controlling the functionality of an electronic device, where the device operates according to a restricted mode of operation in which functions that the electronic device is otherwise capable of performing are not immediately available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Heena KO, Catherine LEE, Reed E. OLSEN, Paul W. SALZMAN, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Kevin LYNCH, Stephen O. LEMAY, David CLARK
  • Publication number: 20220262509
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aggregating and sharing wellness data. The wellness data can be received by a user device from any number of sensors external or internal to the user device, from a user manually entering the wellness data, or from other users or entities. The user device can securely store the wellness data on the user device and transmit the wellness data to be stored on a remote database. A user of the device can share some or all of the wellness data with friends, relatives, caregivers, healthcare providers, or the like. The user device can further display a user's wellness data in an aggregated view of different types of wellness data. Wellness data of other users can also be viewed if authorizations from those users have been received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Aroon PAHWA, Adam L. BEBERG, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Christine EUN, Stephanie GREER, Daniel S. KEEN, Zachery KENNEDY, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin LYNCH, Natalia C. MARIC, Zachury MINJACK, Afshad M. MISTRI, Divya NAG, Gregory NOVICK, Michael O'REILLY, Dennis S. PARK, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Christopher D. SOLI, Simon TICKNER, Rebecca L. WEBER, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11402968
    Abstract: An electronic is disclosed. The electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and a rotatable input mechanism. The touch-sensitive display includes one or more sensors to detect the intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive display. The electronic device also includes one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs, the one or more programs including instructions for: receiving data representing a plurality of photos; displaying at least a first photo in the plurality of photos; detecting a contact that includes a characteristic intensity on the touch-sensitive display; and in accordance with a determination that the characteristic intensity is above the threshold intensity, displaying a user interface menu including at least one user interface object that represents an option to display the first photo as a background of a user interface that represents a clock face on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y Yang, Alan C. Dye, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11395752
    Abstract: A compression garment for a limb is disclosed. The garment can include a body portion and a spine portion. Each of the body and spine portions can have a plurality of bands (e.g. bands for adjusting tension of the garment). The spine portion can be releasably attached onto the body portion such that the spine portion is positionable at different locations on the body portion to adjust a width of the garment. The bands of the body portion and/or of the spine portion can be trimmable and include a detachable fastener, whereby as a result the band can be caused to move to a plurality of different positions to adjust the garment to a plurality of different sized limbs (e.g. different sized feet).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MEDI USA, L.P.
    Inventors: Moses Lipshaw, Thomas Richardson, Karen Lynch, Kevin Larmer
  • Patent number: 11379071
    Abstract: Techniques for managing alerts are described. One or more alerts are received at the electronic device. In some embodiments, the device determines how notifications corresponding to the alerts should be output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric
  • Publication number: 20220206681
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to receiving a user input corresponding to a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism and in accordance with the user input, adjusting a brightness level of a display screen during a brightening configuration session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Tyler MCATEE, Baboo GOWREESUNKER, Michael J. LAMB, Brent W. SCHORSCH, Kevin LYNCH
  • Patent number: 11372659
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing user interface sharing. A computer system receives a representation of a first user interface template that specifies an arrangement of user interface elements. The computer system receiving a request to use the first user interface template for a respective computer system that includes a plurality of installed applications. The computer system initiates a process for creating a user interface for the respective computer system using the first user interface template. The process includes, in accordance with a determination that a first application is not available on the respective computer system, displaying an alert indicating that the first application needs to be installed on the respective computer system. The process includes, in accordance with a determination that the first application is available on the respective computer system, forgoing displaying the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aurelio Guzman, Edward Chao, Kevin Will Chen, Christopher Wilson, Alan C. Dye, Kevin Lynch