Patents by Inventor Laurent Baumann

Laurent Baumann 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: 20210279409
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document, and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Laurent BAUMANN, Julien Yann ROBERT, Alexandre F. CARLHIAN, Alexandre MOHA, Philippe CHAMPEAUX
  • Patent number: 11089101
    Abstract: A media content management device includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for providing management of media content. The device may receive media content from a data source and determine a set of media operations that can be performed by the device on a locally stored copy of the media content on the storage means or by a cloud storage system on a remotely stored copy. Based on whether the cloud storage system is reachable, a first media operation may be performed on the remotely stored copy of the media content or on the locally stored copy of the media content. The device may open a communication path with a user device and transmit a portion of the media content to the user device before uploading to the cloud storage system is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kistler, Christopher Hansen Bourdon, Dmitri Trembovestki, James Chia Ho Chou, Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: 10964288
    Abstract: A method for selecting a dominant color among a set of digital content. The dominant color is used to set the visual aspects of a user interface through which the user views the digital content, enabling a visually appealing application, rather than one reliant on neutral and possibly uncomplimentary colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Burlington Walker, Laurent Baumann
  • Publication number: 20200410955
    Abstract: A method for selecting a dominant color among a set of digital content. The dominant color is used to set the visual aspects of a user interface through which the user views the digital content, enabling a visually appealing application, rather than one reliant on neutral and possibly uncomplimentary colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Burlington Walker, Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: 10860184
    Abstract: A plurality of sharing groups are available to a user, each mapping to a corresponding set of users. While a first sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a first one or more activations of a capture control is detected. Based on the first sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the first one or more activations occurred, one or more first digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a first set of users corresponding to the first sharing group. While a second sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a second one or more activations of the capture control is detected. Based on the second sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the second one or more activations occurred, one or more second digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a second set of users corresponding to the second sharing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bodamer, Chris Bourdon, Laurent Baumann, Daniel Feldman
  • Publication number: 20200372207
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document; and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Laurent BAUMANN, Julien Yann ROBERT, Alexandre F. CARLHIAN, Alexandre MOHA, Philippe CHAMPEAUX
  • Patent number: 10803235
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document; and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Laurent Baumann, Julien Yann Robert, Alexandre F. Carlhian, Alexandre Moha, Philippe Champeaux
  • Patent number: 10739980
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that includes a novel compass control that can be used to navigate a presentation of a map. The mapping application displays one of a two-dimensional (2D) presentation of the map and a three-dimensional (3D) presentation of the map at a given time. The compass control may be used to rotate a view of the map based on a first type of input to the compass control and transition between the 2D presentation and the 3D presentation based on a second type of input to the compass control. In addition to causing the application to perform the various operations, the compass control in some embodiments serves as (1) an indicator as to whether the mapping application is currently in a 2D mode or a 3D mode and (2) an indicator that continuously points to north.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Publication number: 20200226848
    Abstract: An avatar editing environment is disclosed that allows users to create custom avatars for use in online games and other applications. Starting with a blank face the user can add, rescale and position different elements (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth) on the blank face. The user can also change the shape of the avatar's face, the avatar's skin color and the color of all the elements. In some implementations, touch input and gestures can be used to manually edit the avatar. Various controls can be used to create the avatar, such as controls for resizing, rotating, positioning, etc. The user can choose between manual and automatic avatar creation. The avatar editing environment can be part of a framework that is available to applications. One or more elements of the avatar can be animated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Thomas GOOSSENS, Laurent BAUMANN, Michael Dale LAMPELL, Alexandre CARLHIAN
  • Patent number: 10607419
    Abstract: An avatar editing environment is disclosed that allows users to create custom avatars for use in online games and other applications. Starting with a blank face the user can add, rescale and position different elements (e.g., eyes, nose, mouth) on the blank face. The user can also change the shape of the avatar's face, the avatar's skin color and the color of all the elements. In some implementations, touch input and gestures can be used to manually edit the avatar. Various controls can be used to create the avatar, such as controls for resizing, rotating, positioning, etc. The user can choose between manual and automatic avatar creation. The avatar editing environment can be part of a framework that is available to applications. One or more elements of the avatar can be animated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Michael Dale Lampell, Alexandre Carlhian
  • Publication number: 20190303427
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document; and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Laurent BAUMANN, Julien Yann ROBERT, Alexandre F. CARLHIAN, Alexandre MOHA, Philippe CHAMPEAUX
  • Patent number: 10416850
    Abstract: A plurality of sharing groups are available to a user, each mapping to a corresponding set of users. While a first sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a first one or more activations of a capture control is detected. Based on the first sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the first one or more activations occurred, one or more first digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a first set of users corresponding to the first sharing group. While a second sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a second one or more activations of the capture control is detected. Based on the second sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the second one or more activations occurred, one or more second digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a second set of users corresponding to the second sharing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Bodamer, Chris Bourdon, Laurent Baumann, Daniel Feldman
  • Publication number: 20190250784
    Abstract: A plurality of sharing groups are available to a user, each mapping to a corresponding set of users. While a first sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a first one or more activations of a capture control is detected. Based on the first sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the first one or more activations occurred, one or more first digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a first set of users corresponding to the first sharing group. While a second sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a second one or more activations of the capture control is detected. Based on the second sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the second one or more activations occurred, one or more second digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a second set of users corresponding to the second sharing group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: ROGER BODAMER, CHRIS BOURDON, LAURENT BAUMANN, DANIEL FELDMAN
  • Patent number: 10331311
    Abstract: Information items in a file system are arranged into groups that are created according to a grouping component. A non-hierarchical view displays visual representations (e.g., icons, thumbnail images) of the information items arranged in visually delineated groups according to an arrange type that can be specified for each group. Various view formats are available including icon, list and column view formats. In each view format, a condensed mode can be selected for one or more groups, resulting in multiple visual representations of items being displayed in a fixed amount of screen space in the non-hierarchical view. In icon view, each condensed group includes a single row of visual representations that can be navigated separately from other groups in the non-hierarchical view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Hart, Laurent Baumann, Patrick Coffman, Aram David Kudurshian, Kevin Tiene
  • Patent number: 10289660
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display: concurrently displays a first electronic document and a second electronic document, the first electronic document including a displayed content object; detects a first user input that starts on the content object; in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a first command, creates and displays a copy of the content object in the second electronic document; and, in response to a determination that the first user input corresponds to a second command, distinct from the first command: selects the content object; displays an animation of the content object separating from the first electronic document; and initiates display of a plurality of icons proximate to the separated content object, the plurality of icons including at least one icon to initiate display of a user interface for sending the content object to one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Laurent Baumann, Julien Yann Robert, Alexandre F. Carlhian, Alexandre Moha, Philippe Champeaux
  • Patent number: 10268349
    Abstract: A plurality of sharing groups are available to a user, each mapping to a corresponding set of users. While a first sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a first one or more activations of a capture control is detected. Based on the first sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the first one or more activations occurred, one or more first digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a first set of users corresponding to the first sharing group. While a second sharing group is the currently-selected sharing group, a second one or more activations of the capture control is detected. Based on the second sharing group being the currently-selected sharing group when the second one or more activations occurred, one or more second digital media items captured in response are automatically shared with a second set of users corresponding to the second sharing group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Bodamer, Chris Bourdon, Laurent Baumann, Daniel Feldman
  • Patent number: D851095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: D877180
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Baumann, Richard Dellinger, Angela Guzman Suarez, Raymond Sepulveda
  • Patent number: D930660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: D951269
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Baumann, Richard Dellinger, Angela Guzman Suarez, Raymond Sepulveda