Patents by Inventor Lukas M. Marti

Lukas M. Marti 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: 20210118238
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Patent number: 10969237
    Abstract: A method includes capturing images at a device and analyzing the images at the device using a first analysis model to obtain information regarding an observed object that corresponds to a predetermined object. The method also includes determining whether the information regarding the observed object is consistent with stored mapping information, and, in response to determining that the information regarding the observed object is not consistent with the stored mapping information, modifying the stored mapping information based on the observed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weiyu Zhang, Xufeng Han, Lukas M. Marti, Ross W. Anderson, Kjell Fredrik Larsson
  • Publication number: 20210084437
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing services to a user by a mobile device based on the user's daily routine of movement. The mobile device determines whether a location cluster indicates a significant location for the user based on one or more hints that indicate an interest of the user in locations in the cluster. The mobile device can perform adaptive clustering to determine a size of area of the significant location based on how multiple locations converge in the location cluster. The mobile device can provide location-based services for calendar items, including predicting a time of arrival at an estimated location of a calendar item. The mobile device can provide various services related to a location of the mobile device or a significant location of the user through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas M. Marti, Ronald K. Huang, Lili Cao
  • Patent number: 10909763
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Publication number: 20210011440
    Abstract: A mobile device can provide predictive user assistance based on various sensor readings, independently of or in addition to a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine a context of an event. The mobile device can store the context and a label of the event on a storage device. The label can be provided automatically by the mobile device or by the external system without user input. At a later time, the mobile device can match new sensor readings with the stored context. If a match is found, the mobile device can predict that the user is about to perform the action or recognize that the user has performed the action again. The mobile device can perform various operations, including, for example, providing user assistance, based on the prediction or recognition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Lili Cao, Michael P. Dal Santo
  • Patent number: 10887726
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of using a mobile WAP for location and context purposes are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective location of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. In some implementations, the server can identify a mobile wireless access gateway based on a distance comparison. Data indicating the mobility of a wireless access gateway can be used by a mobile device to initiate one or more actions, including managing power of the mobile device, modifying entrance and exit conditions of virtual fences and determining a context of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Lukas M. Marti
  • Patent number: 10868907
    Abstract: Techniques of category-based fence are described. A category-based fence can correspond to a group of signal sources instead of a point location fixed to latitude and longitude coordinates. The group of signal sources can represent a category of entities, e.g., a particular business chain. The signal sources can be distributed to multiple discrete locations. A category-based fence associated with the group, accordingly, can correspond to multiple locations instead of a single point location and a radius. Each signal source in the group can be associated with a category identifier unique to the group and uniform among signal sources in the group. The category identifier can be programmed into each signal source. A mobile device can enter the category-based fence by entering any of the discrete locations when the mobile device detects the signal identifier. The mobile device can then execute an application program associated with the category-based fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Shannon M. Ma
  • Patent number: 10831339
    Abstract: An event can be detected by an input device. The event may be determined to be a triggering event by comparing the event to a group of triggering events. A first prediction model corresponding to the event is then selected. Contextual information about the device specifying one or more properties of the computing device in a first context is then received, and a set of one or more applications is identified. The set of one or more applications may have at least a threshold probability of being accessed by the user when the event occurs in the first context. Thereafter, a user interface is provided to a user for interacting with the set of one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason J. Gauci, Lukas M. Marti, Hyo Jeong Shin, David R. Stites, Liviu T. Popescu, Lili Cao, Matthaeus Krenn
  • Patent number: 10788800
    Abstract: A mobile device can provide predictive user assistance based on various sensor readings, independently of or in addition to a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine a context of an event. The mobile device can store the context and a label of the event on a storage device. The label can be provided automatically by the mobile device or by the external system without user input. At a later time, the mobile device can match new sensor readings with the stored context. If a match is found, the mobile device can predict that the user is about to perform the action or recognize that the user has performed the action again. The mobile device can perform various operations, including, for example, providing user assistance, based on the prediction or recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Lili Cao, Michael P. Dal Santo
  • Patent number: 10791419
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing services to a user by a mobile device based on the user's daily routine of movement. The mobile device determines whether a location cluster indicates a significant location for the user based on one or more hints that indicate an interest of the user in locations in the cluster. The mobile device can perform adaptive clustering to determine a size of area of the significant location based on how multiple locations converge in the location cluster. The mobile device can provide location-based services for calendar items, including predicting a time of arrival at an estimated location of a calendar item. The mobile device can provide various services related to a location of the mobile device or a significant location of the user through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas M. Marti, Ronald K. Huang, Lili Cao
  • Publication number: 20200301499
    Abstract: A device in an automated environment can detect patterns in the user's interactions with accessories in the automated environment and can provide feedback to the user based on the patterns. Examples include: suggesting automation of particular actions based on the patterns; suggesting actions that conform to the pattern when the user performs part of the pattern; or suggesting changes to a pattern to conform to a preferred pattern. A state of the group of accessory devices can be changed together based on the pattern of accessory state changes for the group of accessory devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10778748
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable mediums are disclosed for rapid reconfiguration of device location systems. In some implementations, a method comprises: determining, by a server computer, a fault in global location data, the server computer configured to periodically communicate with client devices over a network, the global location data being applicable to multiple client devices and independent of any particular location of any particular client device; determining, by the server computer, a potential impact of the faulty global location data on location systems implemented on the client devices; generating, by the server computer, a reconfiguration file including reconfiguration data for reconfiguring the location systems on the client devices to adapt to the faulty global location data; and automatically sending, by the server computer, the reconfiguration file to the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Donald MacGougan, Lukas M. Marti, Robert Mayor
  • Patent number: 10743178
    Abstract: Reduced resolution location determination for improved anonymity of a user location is disclosed. In some implementations, a first location of a computing device operating in a geographic area is determined. A population density of the geographic area is estimated. A grid overlay is generated, including a number of cells based on the estimated population density. Using the grid overlay, a second location is generated for the computing device that is less precise than the first location. The less precise second location can be used in a local search or other application to improve the anonymity of the user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Lukas M. Marti, Stephen J. Rhee, Robert Mayor, Tadaaki Shimada
  • Patent number: 10719122
    Abstract: A device in an automated environment can detect patterns in the user's interactions with accessories in the automated environment and can provide feedback to the user based on the patterns. Examples include: suggesting automation of particular actions based on the patterns; suggesting actions that conform to the pattern when the user performs part of the pattern; or suggesting changes to a pattern to conform to a preferred pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10698073
    Abstract: Collocated access point (AP) harvest data is combined with accurate location-tagged harvest data to improve access point location estimates and to estimate the location of access points that could not be previously estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Stephen Smith, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Lukas M. Marti
  • Publication number: 20200117149
    Abstract: An automated environment can include an accessory device that operates according to an automation rule, to take a prescribed action when a triggering condition occurs. A controller device for the automated environment can determine a user's regular routine and can detect when the user is deviating from the regular routine. The controller device can communicate with accessory devices in the automated environment to modify their behavior relative to the automation rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Robert W. Mayor, Arun G. Mathias, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10571873
    Abstract: Behavior information can be aggregated across multiple automated environments (e.g., across homes in a neighborhood). The automated environments can provide information about detected environment-level behavior patterns to a server. The server can aggregate the patterns across environments in a defined neighborhood and can provide neighborhood-level information back to the participating automated environments. The neighborhood-level information can be used to drive decisions and behavioral changes in individual automated environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Ronald Keryuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10560810
    Abstract: A method for identifying a suggested application on a mobile device is disclosed. The method includes detecting an event, determining a first location of the mobile device, identifying that the first location is within a first location region of a plurality of predetermined location regions, and then measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times. The measured sensor values may then be used to create a first-data point. In response to identifying the first location region, a plurality of clusters of data points may be retrieved. A first cluster of the plurality of clusters corresponding to the first data point may then be identified. The method may further include identifying a set of one or more applications, and then providing a message to the user based on the identified set of one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, Robert W. Mayor, Lukas M. Marti, David R. Stites, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Kevin Duffy
  • Publication number: 20200021682
    Abstract: Techniques of category-based fence are described. A category-based fence can correspond to a group of signal sources instead of a point location fixed to latitude and longitude coordinates. The group of signal sources can represent a category of entities, e.g., a particular business chain. The signal sources can be distributed to multiple discrete locations. A category-based fence associated with the group, accordingly, can correspond to multiple locations instead of a single point location and a radius. Each signal source in the group can be associated with a category identifier unique to the group and uniform among signal sources in the group. The category identifier can be programmed into each signal source. A mobile device can enter the category-based fence by entering any of the discrete locations when the mobile device detects the signal identifier. The mobile device can then execute an application program associated with the category-based fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Shannon M. Ma
  • Publication number: 20200008006
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing services to a user by a mobile device based on the user's daily routine of movement. The mobile device determines whether a location cluster indicates a significant location for the user based on one or more hints that indicate an interest of the user in locations in the cluster. The mobile device can perform adaptive clustering to determine a size of area of the significant location based on how multiple locations converge in the location cluster. The mobile device can provide location-based services for calendar items, including predicting a time of arrival at an estimated location of a calendar item. The mobile device can provide various services related to a location of the mobile device or a significant location of the user through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas M. Marti, Ronald K. Huang, Lili Cao