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).

  • Patent number: 10341448
    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: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin T. Sherratt, Michele Campeotto, Matthew E. Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20190191269
    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: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 10306586
    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: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Patent number: 10262182
    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 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    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: 10223156
    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: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    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 Krochmal, Daniel Vinegrad, Stephen C. Peters
  • Patent number: 10223540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for implementing a secure lock screen on a computing device. The secure lock screen is configured to permit particular applications to display their content—such as main user interfaces (UIs)—while maintaining a desired overall level of security on the computing device. Graphics contexts, which represent drawing destinations associated with the applications, are tagged with entitlement information that indicates whether or not each graphics context should be displayed on the computing device when the computing device is in a locked-mode. Specifically, an application manager tags each application that is initialized, where the tagging is based on a level of entitlement possessed by the application. In turn, a rendering server that manages the graphics contexts can identify the tagged entitlement information and display or suppress the content of the applications in accordance with their entitlements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Joshua H. Shaffer, Chendi Zhang, Daniel O. Schimpf, Benjamin E. Nielsen, Cameron W. Zwarich
  • Patent number: 10136252
    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: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 10055634
    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 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    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: 20180173928
    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: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    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: 20180173930
    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: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    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: 20180173929
    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: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    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: 20180144178
    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: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    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: 9974046
    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: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Publication number: 20180131657
    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: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael Rhett Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9898642
    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: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    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: 9887949
    Abstract: Methods and devices display an interactive notification element at an electronic device. The method comprises detecting an occurrence of an event associated with an application. In response to detecting the occurrence of the event, a notification element is displayed. A user of the device inputs a sequence of one or more gestures to reveal actions he can take in response to the notification element. The device then displays a plurality of action option UI elements, the selection of each action option UI element causing the application to perform a different action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    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: 20170359798
    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: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Bob BRADLEY, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Publication number: 20170359797
    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: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Publication number: 20170359431
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Benjamin T. SHERRATT, Michele CAMPEOTTO, Matthew E. SHEPHERD
  • Patent number: 9778837
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device that restricts access to its applications. The mobile device, displays, on the device's touch screen display, a lock screen page for accessing the device in a primary access mode or a secondary access mode. The primary access mode provides access to several of the device's applications, and the secondary access mode provides access to a limited set of the applications. The mobile device receives a touch input on the lock screen page to access the device in the secondary access mode. The mobile device unlocks the device to the secondary access mode by allowing access to the set of applications and restricting access to the remaining applications in the plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Morgan Grainger, Dylan Edwards, Craig M. Federighi, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman