Patents by Inventor Matthew Elliott Shepherd

Matthew Elliott 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: 10289852
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an electronic device with a novel content redaction engine. The content redaction engine of some embodiments determines whether to redact content for output based on whether a user is biometrically verified. When the content redaction engine receives verification data indicating that the user is biometrically verified, the device displays content without any portion redacted. On the other hand, when the content redaction engine does not receive such verification data, the device displays the content with at least a portion redacted. The electronic device of some embodiments additionally includes a biometric reader and a biometric verification engine. The biometric reader reads a person's uniquely identifying biometric data (e.g., thumbprint/fingerprint, iris scan, voice, etc.). This biometric information is then read by the biometric verification engine for comparison to a stored set of verified user biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Bay Han, Craig Alan Marciniak, Andrew Roger Whalley, Matthew Elliott Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20190089797
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Patent number: 9973588
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Publication number: 20180089441
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an electronic device with a novel content redaction engine. The content redaction engine of some embodiments determines whether to redact content for output based on whether a user is biometrically verified. When the content redaction engine receives verification data indicating that the user is biometrically verified, the device displays content without any portion redacted. On the other hand, when the content redaction engine does not receive such verification data, the device displays the content with at least a portion redacted. The electronic device of some embodiments additionally includes a biometric reader and a biometric verification engine. The biometric reader reads a person's uniquely identifying biometric data (e.g., thumbprint/fingerprint, iris scan, voice, etc.). This biometric information is then read by the biometric verification engine for comparison to a stored set of verified user biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Byron Bay Han, Craig Alan Marciniak, Andrew Roger Whalley, Matthew Elliott Shepherd
  • Patent number: 9721107
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an electronic device with a novel content redaction engine. The content redaction engine of some embodiments determines whether to redact content for output based on whether a user is biometrically verified. When the content redaction engine receives verification data indicating that the user is biometrically verified, the device displays content without any portion redacted. On the other hand, when the content redaction engine does not receive such verification data, the device displays the content with at least a portion redacted. The electronic device of some embodiments additionally includes a biometric reader and a biometric verification engine. The biometric reader reads a person's uniquely identifying biometric data (e.g., thumbprint/fingerprint, iris scan, voice, etc.). This biometric information is then read by the biometric verification engine for comparison to a stored set of verified user biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Bay Han, Craig Alan Marciniak, Andrew Roger Whalley, Matthew Elliott Shepherd
  • Publication number: 20160337461
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Patent number: 9288164
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Publication number: 20140365569
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Publication number: 20140366158
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an electronic device with a novel content redaction engine. The content redaction engine of some embodiments determines whether to redact content for output based on whether a user is biometrically verified. When the content redaction engine receives verification data indicating that the user is biometrically verified, the device displays content without any portion redacted. On the other hand, when the content redaction engine does not receive such verification data, the device displays the content with at least a portion redacted. The electronic device of some embodiments additionally includes a biometric reader and a biometric verification engine. The biometric reader reads a person's uniquely identifying biometric data (e.g., thumbprint/fingerprint, iris scan, voice, etc.). This biometric information is then read by the biometric verification engine for comparison to a stored set of verified user biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Byron Bay Han, Craig Alan Marciniak, Andrew Roger Whalley, Matthew Elliott Shepherd
  • Patent number: 8037021
    Abstract: The calendaring techniques and interfaces described herein provide access to calendar data stored in a server hosted calendar store to applications. The calendar data includes calendar events and tasks. In one aspect, an application program interface (API) retrieves an occurrence from a series of reoccurring calendar data upon request from an application. In another aspect, the API sends calendar data provided by the application to a server program that manages a calendar store for storage and queries the server program to retrieve calendar data requested by the application from the calendar store. In yet another aspect, the API sends notifications that the calendar store has changed to interested applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Adler, Matthew Dimaggio, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Lala Dutta, Bruce Arthur
  • Publication number: 20080306963
    Abstract: The calendaring techniques and interfaces described herein provide access to calendar data stored in a server hosted calendar store to applications. The calendar data includes calendar events and tasks. In one aspect, an application program interface (API) retrieves an occurrence from a series of reoccurring calendar data upon request from an application. In another aspect, the API sends calendar data provided by the application to a server program that manages a calendar store for storage and queries the server program to retrieve calendar data requested by the application from the calendar store. In yet another aspect, the API sends notifications that the calendar store has changed to interested applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Scott Joseph Adler, Matthew Dimaggio, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Lala Dutta, Bruce Arthur
  • Publication number: 20080307323
    Abstract: The calendaring techniques and systems described herein enable a user to more easily resolve conflicts for attendees to an event by visually indicating available time slots for all attendees in a calendar window or in a timeline window separate from the calendar window. The first available time slot may be automatically selected or the user may select an available slot to reschedule the event. In another aspect, inspector windows are displayed within a calendar window to show summary or details for an event. An inspector window can also be displayed when a change to an event is detected. In yet another aspect, calendars for multiple accounts accessible by a user are merged into a single calendar view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Coffman, Manuel Colom, Scott Joseph Adler, Lala Dutta, Matthew Elliott Shepherd