Patents by Inventor Martin J. Murrett

Martin J. Murrett 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: 10311510
    Abstract: A system and method of providing sequential media content. The system of some embodiments provides a library that displays representations of media items stored on a device. The library displays representations of a series object. Activating the series object displays purchased media items in a series of media items. After a threshold amount of a media item in the series has been consumed, the series object displays a representation of a next media item in the series along with a control for purchasing the next media item in the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brett A. Rampata, Martin J. Murrett, Charles J. Migos, Casey M. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 10275123
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided. A method includes at an electronic device with one or more processors, a display, and memory, displaying, by the display, a playback position indicator for a media file; receiving, by the electronic device, a user input for adjusting a position of the playback position indicator from a first position of the media file to a second position of the media file; and in response to receiving the user input, displaying, by the display, a snippet from a document corresponding to content of the media file at the second position of the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Eugene R. Siew, Allison M. Styer, Mark Ambachtsheer, Xiang Cao, Alastair K. Fettes, Yaniv Gur, Martin J. Murrett, Jacob Refstrup
  • Patent number: 10268748
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Patent number: 10268747
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Patent number: 10162864
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. In addition to providing the articles to the reader application, an article providing system may also determine the quality or popularity of particular articles and provide the most popular articles to users of the system. In one embodiment, the system may receive one or more anonymous interaction metrics from one or more devices connected to the system. The anonymous interaction metrics may be associated with a particular article and provide some indication of a user's engagement with the article. The system utilizes these interaction metrics or measurements to set or adjust a score or ranking associated with the particular article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Beaver, Georgios Sofianatos, Kang Tu, Amogh Mahapatra, Mark A. Gingrich, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Dominic J. Hughes, Justin W. Sung, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10152478
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure may involve a computer implemented method of disambiguating a string from an article involving an electronic device including one or more hardware processing units, and accessing a disambiguation database comprising a plurality of string-entity combinations and associated metrics for each of the plurality of string-entity combinations. The associated metrics may include a metric associated with an arrival probability of linking at a web page for a particular entity after a specified number of links from a starting page. The method may involve generating a clique graph for each candidate entity of the article, and generating a probability that a particular candidate entity matches a particular string associated with the particular candidate entity as a function of score attributes generated from the clique graph and the arrival probability of linking at the page for the particular entity after the specified number of links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10146775
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Langmead, Dominic J. Hughes, Mark A. Gingrich, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Donald R. Beaver, Shizhu Liu, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Kamal M. Ali, Daniel Ribeiro Silva, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 10013161
    Abstract: An electronic device displays text of an electronic document on a display; displays an insertion marker at a first position in the text of the electronic document; detects a first horizontal gesture on a touch-sensitive surface; in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a first set of one or more predefined conditions: translates the electronic document on the display in accordance with a direction of the first horizontal gesture, and maintains the insertion marker at the first position in the text; and, in response to a determination that the first horizontal gesture satisfies a second set of one or more predefined conditions, moves the insertion marker by one character in the text from the first position to a second position in the text in accordance with the direction of the first horizontal gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Matthew Todd Schomer, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, James Vernon Van Boxtel
  • Patent number: 9961087
    Abstract: The present technology provides a less burdensome mechanism to bring media items owned or licensed in the physical world into an account hosted by an electronic media provider. A specific use case deals with magazine subscriptions wherein the electronic media provider can send entity identifying information to a publisher clearinghouse that has subscription data for many different magazines. If the entity information sufficiently matches subscription information, the clearinghouse sends back data identifying magazines for which the entity is entitled to a digital copy, and these magazines become available to the user through the electronic media provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farman A. Syed, Ian J. Elseth, Martin J. Murrett, Michelle H. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9769256
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system for interacting with a web browser. During operation, the system establishes a network connection with the web browser from a portable electronic device. Next, the system provides data to the web browser using a web server on the portable electronic device. Finally, the system sends a set of control instructions from the web server to the web browser, wherein the control instructions direct the web browser to obtain and display the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Kevin R. G. Smyth, Ian J. Elseth, Richard C. Cave
  • Patent number: 9710944
    Abstract: A system for authoring, publishing, and distribution of electronic documents is provided. The system includes a content authoring and publishing application to author and publish electronic documents, a content distribution system to distribute electronic documents, and a set of user devices that include digital content viewing applications that are used to read the electronic documents. The content authoring and publishing application is used to author and publish high-resolution versions of electronic documents. The high-resolution version of each document is associated with a set of annotations for each high-resolution image in the document. The annotations allow an electronic document thinning tool in the content distribution system to create a low-resolution version of each image and generate a low-resolution version of the electronic document without receiving low-resolution images from the author of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Hall, Martin J. Murrett, Christopher E. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20170134389
    Abstract: The present technology provides a less burdensome mechanism to bring media items owned or licensed in the physical world into an account hosted by an electronic media provider. A specific use case deals with magazine subscriptions wherein the electronic media provider can send entity identifying information to a publisher clearinghouse that has subscription data for many different magazines. If the entity information sufficiently matches subscription information, the clearinghouse sends back data identifying magazines for which the entity is entitled to a digital copy, and these magazines become available to the user through the electronic media provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Farman A. Syed, Ian J. Elseth, Martin J. Murrett, Michelle H. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9602494
    Abstract: The present technology provides a less burdensome mechanism to bring media items owned or licensed in the physical world into an account hosted by an electronic media provider. A specific use case deals with magazine subscriptions wherein the electronic media provider can send entity identifying information to a publisher clearinghouse that has subscription data for many different magazines. If the entity information sufficiently matches subscription information, the clearinghouse sends back data identifying magazines for which the entity is entitled to a digital copy, and these magazines become available to the user through the electronic media provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farman A. Syed, Ian J. Elseth, Martin J. Murrett, Michelle H. Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20170017616
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that displays, on a display screen, a document with several candidate cinemagraph presentations for display. The method selects, based on a set of at least two criteria, at least one candidate cinemagraph presentation for display. The method displays the selected cinemagraph presentation with the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Tom E. Klaver, Martin J. Murrett
  • Publication number: 20160357843
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. The reader application may be customizable around one or more characteristics of the user of the device. In one embodiment, the type and number of articles provided to the device and displayed in the reader application may be based on the determination of a category or type of usage of the application is performed by the user. Further, the determination of the use of the reader application on the device is performed by and contained within the device such that usage information is not shared with overall article providing system. In another embodiment, the article providing system and/or device may determine recommendations to provide to a user of the reading application. These recommendations may be based on one or more selected interests or topics of the user of the reading application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Martin J. Murrett, Ian J. Elseth, Guillermo Ortiz, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Dominic J. Hughes, Steve E. Marmon, Casey M. Dougherty, Gregory C. Langmead, Mark A. Gingrich, Donald R. Beaver, Amogh Mahapatra, Collin D. Ruffenach, Georgios Sofianatos, Justin W. Sung, Kang Tu, Jason A. Novak
  • Publication number: 20160357366
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a document viewing application. While displaying a sequence of selectable items that each correspond to a different document in a sequence of documents, the method receives selection of an item corresponding to a particular document in the sequence. The method retrieves a first set of content for displaying at least a portion of the particular document. After the first set of content is retrieved and displayed, the method retrieves content for displaying documents surrounding the particular document in the sequence of documents such that the content is available if input is received to display one of the documents surrounding the particular document in the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Michel Elings, Ian J. Elseth, Genevieve Garand, Kyle Howarth, Steve E. Marmon, Martin J. Murrett, Jip van der Velde
  • Publication number: 20160357364
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a document viewing application with first and second document-browsing modes. The first document-browsing mode, accessed through a first UI item of several top-level UI items, displays several selectable document channel items corresponding to previously-selected document channels. Selection of one of the selectable document channel items causes the document viewing application to present a set of documents related to the document channel corresponding to the particular selectable item. The second document-browsing mode, accessed through a second UI item of the several top-level UI items, displays several selectable document panes corresponding to documents related to several of the previously-selected channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Pepijn T. Zoon, Jay C. Capela, Daniel L. Carter, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Ian J. Elseth, Steven Evergreen, Genevieve Garand, Alden M. Haley, Alexander C. MacLean, Steve E. Marmon, Charles J. Migos, Martin J. Murrett, Jonathan M. Penn, Roger R. Rosner, Collin D. Ruffenach, Brian J. Turner, Jip van der Velde, Martin Walvius, Matthijs J. Zoon
  • Publication number: 20160357753
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a mobile or computer reader application that obtains articles or other computer files from a central database and displays the articles to a user of the device. In addition to providing the articles to the reader application, an article providing system may also determine the quality or popularity of particular articles and provide the most popular articles to users of the system. In one embodiment, the system may receive one or more anonymous interaction metrics from one or more devices connected to the system. The anonymous interaction metrics may be associated with a particular article and provide some indication of a user's engagement with the article. The system utilizes these interaction metrics or measurements to set or adjust a score or ranking associated with the particular article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Donald R. Beaver, Georgios Sofianatos, Kang Tu, Amogh Mahapatra, Mark A. Gingrich, Pushkaraj Bhirud, Dominic J. Hughes, Justin W. Sung, Ravi Chandra Jammalamadaka, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: D774547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Capela, Gustaf Engstrom, Gary William Gehiere, Markus Hagele, Alexander Charles Maclean, Charles Janusz Migos, Martin J. Murrett, II, Brett Rampata, Allison Styer, Eddie Shawn Wilson
  • Patent number: D802606
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Bauducco, Jay Christopher Capela, M. Frank Emanuel, Gary William Gehiere, Markus Hagele, Alexander Charles MacLean, Charles Janusz Migos, Martin J. Murrett, II