Patents by Inventor Lawrence Y. YANG

Lawrence Y. YANG 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: 20190146643
    Abstract: An application launching user interface that includes a plurality of application icons for launching corresponding applications is displayed. A first touch input is detected on a first application icon of the plurality of application icons. The first application icon is for launching a first application that is associated with one or more corresponding quick actions. If the first touch input meets one or more application-launch criteria which require that the first touch input has ended without having met a first input threshold, the first application is launched in response to the first touch input. If the first touch input meets one or more quick-action-display criteria which require that the first touch input meets the first input threshold, one or more quick action objects associated with the first application are concurrently displayed along with the first application icon without launching the first application, in response to the first touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Freddy A. Anzures, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Camille Moussette, Lauren K. Trottier, Nicholas V. King, Adam J. Leonard, Lawrence Y. Yang, Craig M. Federighi
  • Publication number: 20190141494
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10281999
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10275117
    Abstract: Systems and processes for manipulating a graphical user interface are disclosed. One process can include receiving user input through a crown to rotate a virtual object. The process includes selecting a surface of the object from among the multiple surfaces of the object in response to determining that the crown rotation exceeded a speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20190121523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10270898
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Soli, Lawrence Y. Yang, Dennis S. Park, Stephen O. Lemay, Daniel S. Keen, James H. Foster, Zachery Kennedy, Michael O'Reilly, Guy L. Tribble, Todd K. Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 10262182
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Han, Matthew E. Shepherd, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew H. Gamble, Brittany D. Paine, Brendan J. Langoulant, Craig A. Marciniak, Donald W. Pitschel, Daniel O. Schimpf, Andrew R. Whalley, Christopher R. Whitney, Jonathan R. Dascola, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10254911
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to device configuration user interfaces. A first electronic device with a first touch-sensitive display is in a paired relationship with a remote second electronic device with a second display. The first device displays a user interface that includes one or more representations of locations on the second display. The first device detects a user input on the first display at a representation of a first location on the second display, where the representation of the first location includes an affordance. The first device detects movement of the user input from the representation of the first location to a representation of a second location on the second display. In response to detecting the movement of the user input from the representation of the first location to the representation of the second location, the first device associates the affordance with the second location on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10250735
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to user input. Display updates can be based on a logical arrangement of user interface information along a z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daniel C. Gross, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10235014
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to music user interfaces. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing and playing music. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of a music application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing playlists, an affordance for a list of artists, and an affordance for accessing a list of songs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 10216351
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to device configuration user interfaces. An electronic device receives a plurality of alerts comprising information. In response to receiving the plurality of alerts, the device displays local notifications on a first display corresponding to a first set of alerts of the plurality of alerts. The device further sends data representing at least a portion of the plurality of alerts, where the data includes instructions to cause a second electronic device to display remote notifications on a second display corresponding to a second set of alerts of the at least a portion of the plurality of alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10209810
    Abstract: A device with a touch-sensitive display, a rotatable input mechanism, processors, and memory storing programs for displaying, on the touch-sensitive display, a user interface comprising a plurality of objects each associated with a contact and an affordance representing a first contact is disclosed. The memory may include programs for, in response to receiving the first input, updating the visual appearance of the affordance to represent the second contact among the plurality of contacts, and the memory also may include programs for, after updating the visual appearance of the affordance, updating display of the affordance to an add contact affordance, where the add contact affordance was not displayed prior to detecting the second input corresponding to the selection of the object that is not associated with any contact. Further, the memory may include programs for displaying a user interface for adding a contact upon selection of the add contact affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas V. King, Kevin Lynch, Gregory Novick, Daniel Trent Preston, Monica Jenkins, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10200587
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, a remote camera control user interface may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a gesture at a location corresponding to the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to control a camera of an external device. Camera control may include control of the external device's camera features, including image capture, zoom settings, focus settings, flash settings, and timer settings, for example, and may also include access to the external device's library of previously captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher Patrick Foss, Christopher Wilson, Stephen O. Lemay, Gary Ian Butcher, Lawrence Y. Yang, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Natalia Maric, Johnnie Manzari
  • Patent number: 10200824
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively assisting users with accurately locating a parked vehicle are disclosed herein. An example method includes: automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining that a user of the electronic device is in a vehicle that has come to rest at a geographic location. Upon determining that the user has left the vehicle at the geographic location, the method includes automatically, and without instructions from a user: determining whether positioning information, retrieved from the location sensor to identify the geographic location, satisfies accuracy criteria. Upon determining that the positioning information does not satisfy the accuracy criteria, the method includes: providing a prompt to the user to input information about the geographic location. In response to providing the prompt, the method includes receiving information from the user about the geographic location and storing the information as vehicle location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G.A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Publication number: 20190037004
    Abstract: Target electronic devices can be remotely controlled using a personal electronic device are disclosed. The personal electronic device can identify target devices that are responsive to remote control. The personal electronic device displays graphical user interface objects that, when selected, cause the personal electronic device to instruct the target electronic device to perform an operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20190018586
    Abstract: An electronic device includes instructions for receiving a first communication; in response to receiving the first communication, generating a first notification for the first communication received at the device, the first notification including content of the first communication; receiving a second communication at the device; and in response to receiving the second communication: determining whether the second communication and the first communication are received from the same sender. The instructions include, in accordance with a determination that the second communication and the first communication are from the same sender, updating the first notification such that the updated first notification concurrently includes the content of the first communication and the second communication; and in accordance with a determination that the second communication and the first communication are not from the same sender, generating a second notification, for concurrent display with the first notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Christopher P. Foss, Stephen O. Lemay, Jonathan R. Dascola, Woo-Ram Lee, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 10175866
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Publication number: 20180341344
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick FOSS, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin LYNCH, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 10135905
    Abstract: Target electronic devices can be remotely controlled using a personal electronic device are disclosed. The personal electronic device can identify target devices that are responsive to remote control. The personal electronic device displays graphical user interface objects that, when selected, cause the personal electronic device to instruct the target electronic device to perform an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Lawrence Y. Yang, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive