Patents by Inventor Leah M. GUM

Leah M. GUM 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: 11086368
    Abstract: An electronic device detects an input sequence that includes an increase in intensity of an input that corresponds to a first input event. If the input sequence includes a second input event, including a decrease in intensity of the input after the first input event, a long press is not detected and a first operation is performed. If the second input event is not detected within a second time period that is longer than the first time period and the input had a characteristic intensity above a respective intensity threshold between when the first input event was detected and when the second time period elapsed, a long press is detected on an accelerated basis, and a second operation is performed. Finally, a long press is detected if the second input event is not detected within a longer, default time period, and the second operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Publication number: 20200371630
    Abstract: An electronic device detects an input sequence that includes an increase in intensity of an input that corresponds to a first input event. If the input sequence includes a second input event, including a decrease in intensity of the input after the first input event, a long press is not detected and a first operation is performed. If the second input event is not detected within a second time period that is longer than the first time period and the input had a characteristic intensity above a respective intensity threshold between when the first input event was detected and when the second time period elapsed, a long press is detected on an accelerated basis, and a second operation is performed. Finally, a long press is detected if the second input event is not detected within a longer, default time period, and the second operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Patent number: 10775915
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a change in intensity of an input on an input element that includes detecting an increase in intensity followed by a decrease in intensity, and determines whether the first decrease in intensity of the input meets up-click detection criteria, which require that the intensity of the input decrease below a first up-click intensity threshold in order for the up-click detection criteria to be met. The first up-click intensity threshold is time varying, in accordance with the detected intensity of the input during the first decrease in intensity of the input. If the first decrease in intensity of the input meets the up-click detection criteria, first feedback is provided, indicating that the first decrease in intensity of the input was recognized as an up-click, and if the first decrease in intensity of the input does not meet the up-click detection criteria, the first feedback is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Nicholas A. Fahrner, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Patent number: 10599247
    Abstract: Thermal compensation can be applied to force measurements of a force-sensitive button. A temperature differential between an object and the force-sensitive button can result in changes in the reconstructed force by the force sensor due to thermal effects rather than actual user force, which in turn can result in degraded performance of the force sensor (e.g., false positive or inconsistent activation force). In some examples, a force-sensitive button can include a force sensor configured to measure an amount of force applied to the force-sensitive button, and a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature associated with the force sensor. The measured temperature can be used to compensate the amount of force measured by the force sensor based on the temperature associated with the force sensor. In some examples, the thermal compensation can be applied when an object is detected contacting the force-sensitive button (i.e., when rapid temperature differentials can occur).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Winokur, Robert Leo Sheridan, Leah M. Gum, Sora Kim, Giovanni Gozzini
  • Publication number: 20180143723
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a change in intensity of an input on an input element that includes detecting an increase in intensity followed by a decrease in intensity, and determines whether the first decrease in intensity of the input meets up-click detection criteria, which require that the intensity of the input decrease below a first up-click intensity threshold in order for the up-click detection criteria to be met. The first up-click intensity threshold is time varying, in accordance with the detected intensity of the input during the first decrease in intensity of the input. If the first decrease in intensity of the input meets the up-click detection criteria, first feedback is provided, indicating that the first decrease in intensity of the input was recognized as an up-click, and if the first decrease in intensity of the input does not meet the up-click detection criteria, the first feedback is not provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Nicholas A. Fahrner, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Publication number: 20180067596
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a change in intensity of an input on an input element that includes detecting an increase in intensity followed by a decrease in intensity, and recognizes at least a portion of the change in intensity of the input as a first input event that is associated with a first operation, for example a single click operation. After recognizing the first input event, the device delays performance of the first operation while monitoring subsequent changes in intensity of the input for a second input event, wherein the delay is limited by a default delay time period. If the second event is recognized before default delay time period has elapsed, a second operation is performed and the first operation is not performed. However, if early-confirmation criteria for the first input event are met before the default delay period elapses, the first operation is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Publication number: 20180067601
    Abstract: Thermal compensation can be applied to force measurements of a force-sensitive button. A temperature differential between an object and the force-sensitive button can result in changes in the reconstructed force by the force sensor due to thermal effects rather than actual user force, which in turn can result in degraded performance of the force sensor (e.g., false positive or inconsistent activation force). In some examples, a force-sensitive button can include a force sensor configured to measure an amount of force applied to the force-sensitive button, and a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature associated with the force sensor. The measured temperature can be used to compensate the amount of force measured by the force sensor based on the temperature associated with the force sensor. In some examples, the thermal compensation can be applied when an object is detected contacting the force-sensitive button (i.e., when rapid temperature differentials can occur).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Eric S. WINOKUR, Robert Leo SHERIDAN, Leah M. GUM, Sora KIM, Giovanni GOZZINI
  • Patent number: 9910524
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a change in intensity of an input on an input element that includes detecting an increase in intensity followed by a decrease in intensity, and recognizes at least a portion of the change in intensity of the input as a first input event that is associated with a first operation, for example a single click operation. After recognizing the first input event, the device delays performance of the first operation while monitoring subsequent changes in intensity of the input for a second input event, wherein the delay is limited by a default delay time period. If the second event is recognized before default delay time period has elapsed, a second operation is performed and the first operation is not performed. However, if early-confirmation criteria for the first input event are met before the default delay period elapses, the first operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Wells, Leah M. Gum, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Jules K. Fennis
  • Publication number: 20170153760
    Abstract: An electronic device can include gain-based error tracking for improved force sensing performance. The electronic device can comprise a plurality of force sensors (e.g., coupled to a touch sensor panel configured to detect an object touching the touch sensor panel). The plurality of force sensors can be configured to detect an amount of force with which the object touches the touch sensor panel. A processor can be coupled to the plurality of force sensors, and the processor can be configured to: in accordance with a determination that an acceleration characteristic of the electronic device is less than a threshold, determine an error metric for one or more of the plurality of force sensors, and in accordance with a determination that the acceleration characteristic of the electronic device is not less than the threshold, forgo determining the error metric for one or more of the plurality of force sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Vinay CHAWDA, Vikrham GOWREESUNKER, Leah M. GUM, Teera SONGATIKAMAS