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).

  • Patent number: 11996190
    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: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aroon Pahwa, Rebecca L. Weber, Divya Nag, Christopher D. Soli, Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin M. Lynch, Stacey F. Lysik, Dylan R. Edwards, Zachury B. Minjack, Zachery W. Kennedy, Adam L. Beberg, Dennis S. Park, Afshad M. Mistri, Anton M. Davydov, Jay K. Blahnik, Christine M. Eun, James H. Foster, Stephanie M. Greer, Daniel S. Keen, Natalia C. Maric, Gregory B. Novick, Michael O'Reilly, Donald W. Pitschel
  • Patent number: 11989364
    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 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    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: 20240146669
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, display a message transcript, where the message transcript includes at least one message from at least a first user. Determine, based at least in-part on the at least one message, a plurality of suggested one or more characters. Display, on the touch-sensitive display, the plurality of suggested one or more characters. Detect an input on the touch-sensitive display. Determine whether the input represents user selection of one of the plurality of suggested one or more characters. Display the selected one of the plurality of suggested one or more characters in the message transcript. Send the selected one or more characters to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Giulia PAGALLO, Jerome Rene BELLAGARDA, Roberto GARCIA, Tiffany S. JON, Linden B. SIAHAAN, Justin WOOD, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20240143024
    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: January 9, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    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
  • Publication number: 20240118783
    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: December 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Christopher WILSON, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20240111333
    Abstract: At an electronic device, detecting a compatible external device, where the external device is executing or has executed a first application. The detection may be made wirelessly. The electronic device also receives usage information regarding the first application from the external device. Display an affordance for user selection based on the received information. When the affordance is selected, launch a second application on the electronic device, the second application corresponding to the first application. In some examples, the second application is a different version of the first application. Launching the second application may additionally include bringing the second application to the same state as the first application. For example, if e-mail is being drafted on the external device, the electronic device may launch an e-mail editor showing the draft. In this way, a user can seamlessly transition from the use of one electronic device to another electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2023
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI
  • Patent number: 11941191
    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: May 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    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
  • Patent number: 11922004
    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: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Wan Si Wan, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Kevin Lynch, Brian Schmitt, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11916861
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing interactive notification elements. A device receives a first message. The device displays a first notification element in a first area of a user interface. The first notification element comprises information about the received first message. While displaying the first notification element, the device displays a first user interface (UI) element for initiating a reply to the first message. The first UI element includes a text entry field and an audio entry button for initiating recording of audio; and responsive to receiving a selection of the first UI element. In accordance with a determination that the selection includes selection of the audio entry button, the device initiates recording of audio and replacing the text entry field with a representation of the audio being recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E Shepherd, Michael R. Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11914419
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    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
  • Publication number: 20240061571
    Abstract: An electronic device with display can execute a 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Stephen O. LEMAY, Tiffany S. JON, Mohammed N. JISRAWI, Cristobal BARAY, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI
  • Publication number: 20240061567
    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: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    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
  • Patent number: 11907013
    Abstract: At an electronic device, detecting a compatible external device, where the external device is executing or has executed a first application. The detection may be made wirelessly. The electronic device also receives usage information regarding the first application from the external device. Display an affordance for user selection based on the received information. When the affordance is selected, launch a second application on the electronic device, the second application corresponding to the first application. In some examples, the second application is a different version of the first application. Launching the second application may additionally include bringing the second application to the same state as the first application. For example, if e-mail is being drafted on the external device, the electronic device may launch an e-mail editor showing the draft. In this way, a user can seamlessly transition from the use of one electronic device to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Patrick L Coffman, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 11895064
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, display a message transcript, where the message transcript includes at least one message from at least a first user. Determine, based at least in-part on the at least one message, a plurality of suggested one or more characters. Display, on the touch-sensitive display, the plurality of suggested one or more characters. Detect an input on the touch-sensitive display. Determine whether the input represents user selection of one of the plurality of suggested one or more characters. Display the selected one of the plurality of suggested one or more characters in the message transcript. Send the selected one or more characters to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Giulia Pagallo, Linden B. Siahaan, Justin Wood, Roberto Garcia, Jerome Rene Bellegarda, Tiffany S. Jon
  • Publication number: 20240036703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic message user interfaces. A device, including a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing, composing, and manipulating electronic messages. In response to detecting the user input activating the electronic conversation object, the device displays, one or more messages in an electronic conversation corresponding to the activated electronic conversation object. While displaying the electronic conversation, user input is received. If the user input is a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism, the device displays, on the display, an affordance associated with replying to the electronic conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. YANG, Stephen O. LEMAY, Alan C. DYE, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Christopher WILSON, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Jonathan R. DASCOLA
  • Patent number: 11868606
    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: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Mohammed N. Jisrawi, Cristobal Baray, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Publication number: 20240004530
    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: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Eric Lance WILSON, Christopher WILSON, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Imran CHAUDHRI, III, Alan C. DYE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Natalia MARIC, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20230409160
    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: August 29, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 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
  • Patent number: 11829576
    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: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Jonathan P. Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20230368163
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the use of loyalty accounts, private label payment accounts, and general payment accounts using a wearable electronic device with an electronic wallet. Various accounts are linked to the electronic device. In some examples, the electronic device is NFC-enabled. The electronic device may be used to provide loyalty account information and payment account information to a payment terminal, such as an NFC-enabled payment terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Marcel VAN OS, Peter D. ANTON, Donald W. PITSCHEL, Gregg SUZUKI, Lawrence Y. YANG