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: 20170272904
    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: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 9591443
    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: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Publication number: 20160353237
    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: September 16, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee, Daniel T. Kurtz, Erik Neuenschwander
  • Patent number: 9392393
    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: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Wood, Amit K. Vyas, Andrew H. Vyrros, Gaurav Kapoor, Phillip Stanley-Marbell, Kit-man Wan, Jonathan J. Andrews, Naveen Nalam, Daniel B. Pollack, Matthew E. Shepherd, Brittany D. Hughes, David B. Myszewski, Lee Russell, Anand Ramadurai, David Michael Chan
  • Patent number: 9298361
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with multiple access modes. The device in some embodiments has at least two access modes, a primary access mode and a secondary access mode, that provide different restrictions for accessing the applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the mobile device automatically selects applications to share or keep private based metadata associated with the applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Craig M. Federighi, Thomas M. Alsina, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20150350147
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Michael Rhett Dickson, Stephen O. Lemay, Freddy A. Anzures, Richard R. Dellinger, Tomiwa Alabi, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20150347776
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew E. SHEPHERD, Joshua H. SHAFFER, Chendi ZHANG, Daniel O. SCHIMPF, Benjamin E. NIELSEN, Cameron W. ZWARICH
  • Patent number: 9195388
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with multiple access modes. The device in some embodiments has at least two access modes, a primary access mode and a secondary access mode, that provide different restrictions for accessing the applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the primary access mode of the device provides unfettered access to all of the device's applications and/or data that are available to a user, while its secondary access mode provides access to a limited set of applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the device provides tools to select applications for the secondary access mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Craig M. Federighi, Tyler Hawkins, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20150146945
    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 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Byron B. HAN, Matthew E. SHEPHERD, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Matthew H. GAMBLE, Brittany D. HUGHES, 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: 20150074615
    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 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Byron HAN, Matthew E. SHEPHERD, Imran CHAUDHRI, Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Matthew H. GAMBLE, Brittany D. HUGHES, 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: 20140364104
    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: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Wood, Amit K. Vyas, Andrew H. Vyrros, Gaurav Kapoor, Phillip Stanley-Marbell, Kit-man Wan, Jonathan J. Andrews, Naveen Nalam, Daniel B. Pollack, Matthew E. Shepherd, Brittany D. Hughes, David B. Myszewski, Lee Russell, Anand Ramadurai, David Michael Chan
  • Publication number: 20140366042
    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: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20140283135
    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: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Morgan Grainger, Dylan Edwards, Craig M. Federighi, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20140283128
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with multiple access modes. The device in some embodiments has at least two access modes, a primary access mode and a secondary access mode, that provide different restrictions for accessing the applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the primary access mode of the device provides unfettered access to all of the device's applications and/or data that are available to a user, while its secondary access mode provides access to a limited set of applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the device provides tools to select applications for the secondary access mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Craig M. Federighi, Tyler Hawkins, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20140283141
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with multiple access modes. The device in some embodiments has at least two access modes, a primary access mode and a secondary access mode, that provide different restrictions for accessing the applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the primary access mode of the device provides unfettered access to all of the device's applications and/or data that are available to a user, while its secondary access mode provides access to a limited set of applications and/or data that are stored on the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Eric T. Seymour, Morgan Grainger, Dylan Edwards, Craig M. Federighi, Tyler Hawkins, Thomas M. Alsina, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman, Apurva Mehta
  • Publication number: 20140283142
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mobile device with multiple access modes. The device in some embodiments has at least two access modes, a primary access mode and a secondary access mode, that provide different restrictions for accessing the applications and/or data that are stored on the device. In some embodiments, the mobile device automatically selects applications to share or keep private based metadata associated with the applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Craig M. Federighi, Thomas M. Alsina, Gregory N. Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin Pedrick, Patrick L. Coffman