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).

  • 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: 10055419
    Abstract: An application-centric model is employed for the storage, searching and retrieval of documents. By entering a command directed to a particular application program, such as clicking on an icon for that program, a user interface panel displays documents stored on the computing device that are associated with that application. From the panel, the user can perform various actions with respect to the displayed documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, David A. Lyons, Loic E. Vandereyken, Lindsey E. Schramm, Yan Arrouye, Ali Ozer, Laurent Baumann, Nathan Codding, Patrick Coffman, Todd Schomer
  • Patent number: 10042536
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for creating and using customized avatar instances to reflect current user states are disclosed. In various implementations, the user states can be defined using trigger events based on user-entered textual data, emoticons, or states of the device being used. For each user state, a customized avatar instance having a facial expression, body language, accessories, clothing items, and/or a presentation scheme reflective of the user state can be generated. When one or more trigger events indicating occurrence of a particular user state are detected on the device, the avatar presented on the device is updated with the customized avatar instance associated with the particular user state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Geoff Stahl
  • Publication number: 20180191827
    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: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Kistler, Christopher Hansen Bourdon, Dmitri Trembovestki, James Chia Ho Chou, Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: 9851866
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for presenting and browsing items in a tilted 3D space are disclosed. In tilted viewing mode, groups of items from several consecutive levels of a hierarchy can be presented in respective browsable parades shown at different depths into a viewable region of the tilted 3D space. The user can browse laterally across each browsable parade, and browse up and down the hierarchy within the tilted 3D space. With the combination of browsing laterally across the parades presented in the viewable region of the tilted 3D space and browsing up and down the hierarchy along the depth dimension of the 3D space, the user can navigate the entirety of the hierarchy in the tilted 3D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann
  • Publication number: 20170357417
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for creating and using customized avatar instances to reflect current user states are disclosed. In various implementations, the user states can be defined using trigger events based on user-entered textual data, emoticons, or states of the device being used. For each user state, a customized avatar instance having a facial expression, body language, accessories, clothing items, and/or a presentation scheme reflective of the user state can be generated. When one or more trigger events indicating occurrence of a particular user state are detected on the device, the avatar presented on the device is updated with the customized avatar instance associated with the particular user state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Geoff Stahl
  • Patent number: 9836472
    Abstract: In one embodiment, non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions for implementing tagged management of stored items, wherein an embodiment can receive an input indicating the selection of a graphical representation of a file in the GUI of an operating system, and can also receive an input indicating the intent to attach a tag to the file. The system can perform an automatic search through the metadata of files associated with the user and the user account to find the set of files having the tag, responsive to the request to display the set of files. Having located the set of files, an operation can be performed to display the set of files having the requested tag, regardless of the storage location of the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Yan Arrouye, Laurent Baumann, Loic Vandereyken, John Hornkvist, Ali Ozer
  • Publication number: 20170315691
    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: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9800705
    Abstract: A user interface on a device allows a user to set their remote user status for viewing by other individuals on their devices. The user or an application can select from a number of predefined remote user status indicators representing remote user status, and the user can optionally include a text message to be displayed with the remote user status indicator. The selected remote user status indicator and optional text message can be stored on a network and made available to other devices that have a contact database that includes the user as a contact. In some implementations, the remote user status indicator can be displayed proximate the user's name in a user interface, such as a favorites list, e-mail interface, text messaging interface, chat room, or any other user interface associated with an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Stahl, Michael Dale Lampell, Laurent Baumann, Thomas Goossens
  • Patent number: 9727326
    Abstract: A method of providing customized software update notifications for a device is described. The method receives information for a set of available system software updates from an update server. The set of available system software updates includes a set of security updates. Each security update includes a set of metadata. The method also receives information for a set of available application software updates. The method determines the total number of available application and system software updates. The method generates a customized update notification string based on the received metadata and the total number of available software updates. The method displays the generated customized update notification string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Daniel I. Feldman, Patrick L. Coffman, Laurent Baumann, Jack R. Matthew, Randy D. Saldinger
  • Patent number: 9703637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for undo mechanism are provided. Computer systems can have many different software elements, including application elements and file management elements. System elements can be used for user input, providing output, and manipulating data or files. In the course of using a computer system, the user may wish to return to a previous system state by undoing one or more events. In one aspect, an undo operation can be performed across multiple elements in the system (e.g., cross-application undo functionality). In another aspect, past information displayed on a display can be “recorded” so that it can later be rewound as part of a media player metaphor, and events associated with the rewound/displayed information can be undone. The media player and rewind metaphors assist users in recalling past events and/or finding actions to undo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Baumann, Angela J. Guzman Suarez
  • Patent number: 9678651
    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: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexandre Moha, Alexandre Carlhian, Edouard D. Godfrey, Guillaume Borios, Laurent Baumann, Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: 9672023
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for a unified software update display center is provided. The GUI includes a first display area for displaying a set of available security system software updates. The GUI includes a second display area for displaying a set of available non-security system software updates. The GUI includes a third display area for displaying a set of available application software updates. The GUI includes a single selection tool for installing all available security updates without installing any updates displayed in the second and third display areas. The GUI includes individual selection tools for installing individual updates displayed in the second and third display areas. The GUI includes a selection tool to receive further updates from a system update server and an application update server. The critical security updates are displayed with different display attributes or in different sections to distinguish them from other types of updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jack R. Matthew, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Laurent Baumann, Patrick L. Coffman, Randy D. Saldinger, Daniel I. Feldman
  • Patent number: 9652134
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for creating and using customized avatar instances to reflect current user states are disclosed. In various implementations, the user states can be defined using trigger events based on user-entered textual data, emoticons, or states of the device being used. For each user state, a customized avatar instance having a facial expression, body language, accessories, clothing items, and/or a presentation scheme reflective of the user state can be generated. When one or more trigger events indicating occurrence of a particular user state are detected on the device, the avatar presented on the device is updated with the customized avatar instance associated with the particular user state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Geoff Stahl
  • Patent number: 9576400
    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: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Thomas Goossens, Laurent Baumann, Michael Dale Lampell, Alexandre Carlhian
  • Patent number: D782523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: D801379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann
  • Patent number: D851095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Baumann