Patents by Inventor Matthew E. Shepherd

Matthew E. Shepherd 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: 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: 20220385738
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology provide for privacy-preserving electronic publication and subscription. A publisher device may establish a publication channel with a publication server and receive a channel identifier and a channel ownership token for the channel. The publisher device may provide the channel identifier and a key for the publication channel to a subscriber device. The publisher device may publish data encrypted using the key to the publication server, the subscriber device may obtain the encrypted published data from the server using the channel identifier, and may decrypt the published data using the key obtained from the publisher device. The published data may include status information for a user of the publisher device, in some examples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Nicholas J. CIRCOSTA, Elliot T. GARNER, Aniket A. ZAMWAR, Yevgeni PEKUROVSKY, Jared A. CRAWFORD, Frederic JACOBS, Justin S. TITI, Matthew E. SHEPHERD, Jose A. LOZANO HINOJOSA, Sean GEIGER, Ahmed M. BASHIR
  • Publication number: 20220365640
    Abstract: A computer system detects a first input requesting display of a home screen of the computer system, and in response, in accordance with a determination that a first activity mode is active on the computer system, displays a first home screen associated with the first activity mode, and enables provision of first notifications by the computer system in accordance with settings of the first activity mode; and in accordance with a determination that a second activity mode is active on the computer system, the computer system displays a second home screen associated with the second activity mode, and enables provision of second notifications by the computer system in accordance with settings of the second activity mode. The second home screen is different from the first home screen, and at least some settings of the second activity mode are different from the settings of the first activity mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: David C. Graham, Heena Ko, Caelan G. Stack, Christopher P. Foss, Justin S. Titi, Matthew E. Shepherd
  • 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: 11379106
    Abstract: While a user is using a computer system, the computer system detects the occurrence of a first plurality of events including a first event corresponding to a first application, wherein the first event is associated with a first time, and a second event corresponding to a second application that is different from the first application, wherein the second event is associated with a second time. At a first delivery time, after the first time and after the second time, the computer system provides notifications corresponding to the first plurality of events as a first bundled notification that includes an indication of the first event and an indication of the second event. A notification for the first event was not provided prior to the first delivery time and a notification for the second event was not provided prior to the first delivery time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David C. Graham, Heena Ko, Caelan G. Stack, Christopher P. Foss, Justin S. Titi, Matthew E. Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20220109652
    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: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael R. Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11287942
    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: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 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
  • Publication number: 20210400037
    Abstract: An access control system is provided to prevent the surreptitious granting of access to privacy related functionality on an electronic device. Software-based events to grant access to device functionality can be validated by confirming that the software event corresponds with a hardware input event. This validation prevents the spoofing of a user interface input that may be used to fraudulently grant access to specific functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: James R. Montgomerie, Jessica Aranda, Patrick Coffman, Julien Freudiger, Matthew Hansen Gamble, Ron Huang, Anant Jain, Glen S. Low, Andrey Pokrovskiy, Stephen J. Rhee, Matthew E. Shepherd, Ansh Shukla, Katherine Skinner, Kyle Martin Sluder, Christopher Soli, Christopher K. Thomas, Guy L. Tribble, John Wilander
  • Publication number: 20210392194
    Abstract: A push notification distribution system centralizes the management and delivery of push notifications to applications executing on electronic devices. Registration requests to register applications for push notifications may be aggregated and sent as an aggregated registration request. The delivery priority of push notifications may be managed according to specified preferences. Upon receiving a push notification intended for an electronic device, a delivery priority of the push notification may be changed if an application identifier associated with the push notification is found on a list of application identifiers with designed delivery priorities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Huan HE, Jonathon SODOS, Nicholas J. CIRCOSTA, Sean GEIGER, Nelson M. LEDUC, Cisto CYRIAC, Matthew E. SHEPHERD, David A. SCHAEFGEN, Elliot T. GARNER, Jose A. LOZANO HINOJOSA, Mursalin AKON, Robert D. BUTLER, Xudong LIU
  • Patent number: 11190477
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing interactive notification elements. A device receives a first message and displays a first notification element in a first area of a user interface. The first notification element includes information about the received first message. While displaying the first notification element, the device receives a second message. In response, the device determines whether the second message is associated with the first message. In accordance with a determination that the second message is not associated with the first message, the device delays displaying a second notification element for the second message until the first notification element has been dismissed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael R. Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20210243552
    Abstract: An application manager of a mobile device can provide a user with the ability to control whether an application can use location information provided by a location subsystem of the mobile device. The application can request a current location of the mobile device and the location subsystem can provide the location of the mobile device in accordance with a location services authorization type that is assigned to the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 11012807
    Abstract: An application manager of a mobile device can provide a user with the ability to control whether an application can use location information provided by a location subsystem of the mobile device. The application can request to be notified by the location subsystem when the mobile device crosses a geofence. When the mobile device crosses the geofence, the location subsystem provides a notice to the application. The application manager can intercept the notice to the application, and present an alert on a user interface. The application manager can then provide the notice to the application only upon receiving an input through the user interface confirming that the application still has permission to use location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 10936358
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to monitor environmental, system and user events. The occurrence of one or more events can trigger adjustments to system settings. In some implementations, the mobile device can be configured to keep frequently invoked applications up to date based on a forecast of predicted invocations by the user. In some implementations, the mobile device can receive push notifications associated with applications that indicate that new content is available for the applications to download. The mobile device can launch the applications associated with the push notifications in the background and download the new content. In some implementations, before running an application or accessing a network interface, the mobile device can be configured to check energy and data budgets and environmental conditions of the mobile device to preserve a high quality user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Michael Chan, John Iarocci, Gaurav Kapoor, Kit-Man Wan, Phillip Stanley-Marbell, Jonathan J. Andrews, Matthew E. Shepherd, Amit K. Vyas, Anand Ramadurai, Lee Russell, Brittany D. Hughes, David B. Myszewski, Andrew M. Matuschak, Joshua V. Graessley, Marc J. Krochmal, Daniel Vinegrad, Stephen C. Peters
  • Publication number: 20200374257
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing interactive notification elements. A device receives a first message and displays a first notification element in a first area of a user interface. The first notification element includes information about the received first message. While displaying the first notification element, the device receives a second message. In response, the device determines whether the second message is associated with the first message. In accordance with a determination that the second message is not associated with the first message, the device delays displaying a second notification element for the second message until the first notification element has been dismissed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael R. Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10849095
    Abstract: A device may broadcast an indication of an activity level of the device. The device may also receive a notification of an incoming message and receive at least one broadcast from at least one additional device also receiving the notification of the incoming message including an indication of at least one activity level of the at least one additional device. The device may compare its own activity level with the received at least one activity level. In response to determining that the activity level of the device is equal to or greater than a highest received at least one activity level, the device may display the notification of the incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Patent number: 10803281
    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: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Byron B. 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: 10771422
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing interactive notification elements. A device receives a first message and displays a first notification element in a first area of a user interface. The first notification element includes information about the received first message. While displaying the first notification element, the device receives a second message. In response, the device determines whether the second message is associated with the first message. When the second message is associated with the first message, the device displays a second notification element in the first area. The second notification element includes information about the received second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael Rhett Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20200234027
    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: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    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: 10715609
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for dynamically adjusting a manner in which notifications are output on a computing device. According to some embodiments, a technique can include (1) identifying that at least one different computing device satisfies a physical proximity threshold relative to the computing device, (2) determining that the at least one different computing device is included in a list of known computing devices associated with the computing device, (3) determining, based on a configuration associated with the at least one computing device, that the at least one different computing device is associated with a respective notification profile maintained by the computing device, and (4) activating the respective notification profile at the computing device to adjust the manner in which notifications are output by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Benjamin T. Sherratt, Marc J. Krochmal, Bob Bradley, Kritarth Jain, Michele Campeotto
  • Patent number: 10693986
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can use notification extensions for applications to preprocess a notification received by the computing device and present content associated with a notification. For example, applications installed on the computing device can provide a service extension for preprocessing the notification. When a notification associated with the application is received, the notification system on the computing device can invoke the service extension for the application to preprocess the notification (e.g., to download additional content, encrypt/decrypt notification data, etc.). Applications can provide content extensions to present notification content. For example, a content extension associated with the application can be invoked by the notification system to present media content (or other content) associated with a received notification in an application specific manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Benjamin T. Sherratt, Michele Campeotto