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: 20230024225
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    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, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Nicholas V. KING, Daniel Trent PRESTON
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20230021247
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    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
  • Publication number: 20230014290
    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: September 23, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Anton M. DAVYDOV, Adam L. BEBERG, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Zachery KENNEDY, Zachury MINJACK, Afshad M. MISTRI, Dennis S. PARK, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20230008229
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to techniques for accessing modes of operation and techniques for providing an alarm interface for electronic devices. In some embodiments, a device detects that a battery is being charged and that the device is oriented in a predefined orientation. In accordance with the detection that the battery is being charged and that the device is oriented in the predefined orientation, the device activates a predefined mode of operation. In some embodiments, a device displays a first user interface object in a first color, and, at a predetermined time, the device displays the first user interface object in a second color and displays an option for dismissing an alarm, wherein the option for dismissing is displayed as a second user interface object located at a portion of a display of the device proximate to a hardware button of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Christopher WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE
  • 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: 20220417358
    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 a user approaching a vehicle. Display updates can be based on an arrangement of user interface information for unlocking the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    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
  • Publication number: 20220413632
    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: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick FOSS, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Dylan Ross EDWARDS, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Kevin M. LYNCH, Lawrence Y. YANG, Dennis S. Park
  • Patent number: 11537281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for manipulating user interface objects. A device, including a display and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to manipulating user interface objects. In some examples, the manipulation of the object is a scroll, zoom, or rotate of the object. In other examples, objects are selected in accordance with simulated magnetic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    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, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Nathan De Vries, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20220386901
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. In one example, while receiving activity data for a workout session, a first user interface of a workout application is displayed. While displaying the first user interface of the workout application, user input of a first type is detected. In response to detecting the user input of the first type, a first control affordance to pause receiving the activity data for the workout session is displayed, and activity data for the workout session is continued to be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Jules K. FENNIS, David Chance GRAHAM, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20220386085
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing location information during a message conversation are provided. An electronic device displays a message region for displaying a message transcript of messages sent between a first participant and a second participant in a message conversation. The electronic device displays a location-sharing affordance. The electronic device detects a selection of the location-sharing affordance, where detecting a selection of the location-sharing affordance by the first participant comprises detecting a single contact by the first participant. In response to detecting a selection of the location-sharing affordance, the electronic device enables the second participant to obtain the first participant location information and displays a modified location-sharing affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Jae Woo CHANG, Megan M. FROST, Joshua B. DICKENS, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard R. DELLINGER, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11513675
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    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, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston
  • Publication number: 20220357825
    Abstract: An electronic device may display a first lap time representation, and may move the first lap time representation in accordance with a first amount of elapsed time. While moving the first lap time representation, the electronic device may detect a lap input. In response to the lap input, the electronic device may cease movement of the first lap time representation, display a second lap time representation, and move the second lap time representation in accordance with a second amount of elapsed time. A relative positioning of the first lap time representation and the second lap time representation may correspond to a difference between a first lap time and a second lap time. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update the timescales of lap time representation(s) in accordance with a rotational input. In some embodiments, the electronic device may update a timer duration setting in accordance with a rotational input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Lance WILSON, Christopher WILSON, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Imran CHAUDHRI, Alan C. DYE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 11494046
    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: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    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: 11494072
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and display can execute a messaging application. In the messaging application, swipe options can be displayed for messages and threads. Swipe options correspond to actions that can be taken on the messages or threads. Messages and threads can be associated with notification rules as well as be ignored. Composition interfaces and messages can be displayed simultaneously in the messaging application. The messaging application can display a conversation view of a message thread with a common header that can include subject information and names of participants in the threads. The messaging application allows for adding and removing participants to the conversation view. The messaging application allows for grouping search results from a search of messages using a search term. The grouping can be based on the location of the search term within the messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20220342443
    Abstract: An example method is performed at a device with a display and a biometric sensor. While the device is in a locked state, the method includes displaying a log-in user interface that is associated with logging in to a first and second user account. While displaying the log-in user interface, the method includes, receiving biometric information, and in response to receiving the biometric information: when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the first user account and the first user account does not have an active session, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the first user account; and when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the second user account and the second user account does not have an active session on the device, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the second user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, Patrick L. Coffman, Dylan R. Edwards, Eric Lance Wilson, Gregg S. Suzuki, Christopher I. Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Duncan R. Kerr, John B. Morrell
  • Patent number: 11474626
    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: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    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 M. Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang, Dennis S. Park
  • 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: 11439324
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. An electronic device displays a first user interface in response to initiating a workout session. In addition, the electronic device receives an input while displaying the first user interface, and in response to the input, ceases to display the first user interface and displays a second user interface associated with a music application of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Jules K. Fennis, David Chance Graham, Lawrence Y. Yang