Patents by Inventor May-Li Khoe

May-Li Khoe 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: 20200333936
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes a plurality of controls for adjusting parameters of a user interface element, including a first control and a second control for adjusting a first parameter and a second parameter of the user interface element, respectively. In response to receiving a single input directed to the first control, the device updates an appearance of the first control to indicate that the first control is navigating through a plurality of values of the first parameter, generates a plurality of tactile outputs corresponding to updates in the appearance of the first control; and changes a value of the first parameter for the user interface element based on the single input. In response to receiving a single input directed to the first control, a similar set of operations are performed with respect to the second parameter of the user interface element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Publication number: 20200322535
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: May-Li KHOE, Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, David Joshua HART
  • Patent number: 10795490
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multitasking using touch-sensitive devices are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes: playing video content in a full-screen mode on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. While playing the video content in the full-screen mode, the method further includes: receiving a request to display a home screen on the touch-sensitive display. In response receiving the request, the method also includes: (i) displaying the home screen; (ii) resizing the video content to fit within a reduced area of the touch-sensitive display; and (iii) displaying the resized video content overlaying the home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10775994
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a contact associated with a focus selector that controls movement of a respective user interface object; and while continuously detecting the contact, the device detects first movement of the contact. In response to detecting the first movement of the contact, the device moves the focus selector and the respective user interface object, and determines an intensity of the contact. The device detects second movement of the contact and in response to detecting the second movement of the contact: when the contact meets respective intensity criteria, the device moves the focus selector and the user interface object; and when the contact does not meet the respective intensity criteria, the device moves the focus selector without moving the user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, David J. Hart
  • Publication number: 20200285314
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination that sound-detection criteria and verification criteria have been satisfied. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines whether a person is further or closer than a threshold distance from a display device, and optionally provides a first or second user interface for display on the display device in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally modifies the playing of media content in accordance with a determination that one or more presence criteria are not satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, Jeffrey Traer BERNSTEIN, Julian MISSIG, May-Li KHOE, Bianca Cheng COSTANZO, Myra Mary HAGGERTY, Duncan Robert KERR, Bas ORDING, Elbert D. CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200201472
    Abstract: An electronic device displays, on a display, a user interface that includes one or more user interface objects. The device detects a first input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to a first user interface object of the one or more user interface objects. Detecting the first input includes detecting a change in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface from a first intensity to a second intensity, different from the first intensity. In response to detecting the first input, the device obtains a change in a value of a respective simulated physical property that changes in response to changes in intensity of the first input on the touch-sensitive surface, and updates an appearance of the user interface by progressing a first animation between a first state and a second state based on the change in the value of the respective simulated physical property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10664048
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination that sound-detection criteria and verification criteria have been satisfied. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines whether a person is further or closer than a threshold distance from a display device, and optionally provides a first or second user interface for display on the display device in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally modifies the playing of media content in accordance with a determination that one or more presence criteria are not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Myra Mary Haggerty, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Elbert D. Chen
  • Patent number: 10620781
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a respective control icon with simulated three-dimensional characteristics and a cursor over the respective control icon. The device detects, on the touch-sensitive surface, a stationary press input that includes an increase in intensity of a contact that corresponds to the cursor. In response to detecting the stationary press input, the device changes an appearance of the respective control icon in accordance with the simulated three-dimensional characteristics of the control icon and moves the cursor laterally on the display in accordance with the change in appearance of the respective control icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, David J. Hart
  • Patent number: 10592041
    Abstract: An electronic device displays selectable user interface elements, detects a touch input on a first user interface element, and in response to detecting a first portion of the touch input, which reaches a first intensity threshold, changes an appearance of the first selectable user interface element to indicate that the input has been detected. The device then detects a second portion of the touch input, including an increase in intensity of the touch input followed by a decrease in intensity, and in response to detecting the second portion of the touch input: displays or forgoes displaying a representation of content corresponding to the first user interface element, including a plurality of selectable controls for interacting with the content, depending on whether the intensity of the touch input increases above the second intensity threshold during the second portion of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 10587810
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Avi E. Cieplinski, David Joshua Hart
  • Patent number: 10572103
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI) for an electronic device. The method receives input to display files recently opened on the electronic device. In response to the input, the method displays a chronologically-arranged graphical representation of files recently opened on the electronic device from two or more applications that operate on the electronic device. The files are arranged in several groups based on when the files were open on the electronic device. A first group of the several groups is selectable to initiate opening of several files in the first group so that the files in the first group are open concurrently. A second group of the several groups is selectable to initiate opening of several files in the second group so that the files in the second group are open concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julian K. Missig, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 10496260
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device displays, on the display, a first control for controlling a first operation. The device detects, on the touch-sensitive surface, a first input that corresponds to the first control; and in response to detecting the first input: in accordance with a determination that the first input meets first control-activation criteria but does not include a contact with a maximum intensity above a respective intensity threshold, the device performs the first operation; and in accordance with a determination that the first input includes a contact with an intensity above the respective intensity threshold, the device displays a second control for performing a second operation associated with the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe
  • Patent number: 10481690
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface and a display displays content that includes an image, detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface for adjusting an image size of the image, and in response to detecting the gesture, determines an adjustment to the image size that corresponds to an extent of the gesture. If the adjustment to the image size would cause the image size to exceed a predefined image sizing limit, the device generates a respective tactile output on the touch-sensitive surface, performs the adjustment to the image size, and in response to detecting liftoff of a contact used to perform the gesture, at least partially reverses the adjustment to the image size, such that the image size is reduced to a size corresponding to the predefined image sizing limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Bianca C. Costanzo
  • Publication number: 20190317620
    Abstract: A computing device having a touch-sensitive surface and a display, detects a stylus input on the touch-sensitive surface while displaying a user interface. A first operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes movement of the stylus across the touch-sensitive surface while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface. A second operation different from the first operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes rotation of the stylus around an axis of the stylus while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface. A third operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes movement of the stylus across the touch-sensitive surface and rotation of the stylus around an axis of the stylus while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10402007
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multitasking using touch-sensitive displays are disclosed. An example method includes: displaying a first application on a touch-sensitive display (TSD) of an electronic device; detecting, via the TSD, a swipe gesture that moves over part of the first application; in response to detecting the swipe gesture, displaying an application selector with a set of affordances, and the application selector is (i) displayed in a predefined portion of the TSD and (ii) overlays at least a portion of the displayed first application; detecting an input at an affordance of the set of affordances; in response to detecting the input: (i) ceasing to display the application selector; (ii) displaying a second application corresponding to the selected affordance in the predefined portion that was previously used to display the application selector; and (iii) resizing the first application to occupy a remaining portion of the TSD adjacent to the predefined portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20190191094
    Abstract: Electronic devices are often equipped with a camera for capturing video content and/or a display for displaying video content. However, amateur users often capture video content without regard to composition, framing, or camera movement, resulting in video content that can be jarring or confusing to viewers. There is a need to automate the processing and presentation of video content in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The embodiments described herein provide a method of automatically cropping video content for presentation on a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: May-Li KHOE, Avi E. CIEPLINSKI, David Joshua HART
  • Patent number: 10324549
    Abstract: A computing device having a touch-sensitive surface and a display, detects a stylus input on the touch-sensitive surface while displaying a user interface. A first operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes movement of the stylus across the touch-sensitive surface while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface. A second operation different from the first operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes rotation of the stylus around an axis of the stylus while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface. A third operation is performed in the user interface in accordance with a determination that the stylus input includes movement of the stylus across the touch-sensitive surface and rotation of the stylus around an axis of the stylus while the stylus is detected on the touch-sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein
  • Publication number: 20190145793
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a commute application that provides a first presentation of several stops along a route. The commute application also receives a selection of a stop from the several stops along the route. The commute application further provides a second presentation for displaying several different routes that traverse through the selected stop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Joseph A. Hagedorn, Marcel van Os
  • Publication number: 20190121520
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface displays a plurality of words, which include a misspelled word. While a focus selector is at a location corresponding to the misspelled word, the device detects a gesture that includes a contact on the touch-sensitive surface. In response, the device, in accordance with a determination that the contact meets predefined intensity criteria, corrects the misspelled word; and in accordance with a determination that the contact did not meet the predefined intensity criteria, displays a user interface for interacting with the misspelled word within the plurality of words on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, B. Michael Victor
  • Publication number: 20190121493
    Abstract: An electronic device displays selectable user interface elements, detects a touch input on a first user interface element, and in response to detecting a first portion of the touch input, which reaches a first intensity threshold, changes an appearance of the first selectable user interface element to indicate that the input has been detected. The device then detects a second portion of the touch input, including an increase in intensity of the touch input followed by a decrease in intensity, and in response to detecting the second portion of the touch input: displays or forgoes displaying a representation of content corresponding to the first user interface element, including a plurality of selectable controls for interacting with the content, depending on whether the intensity of the touch input increases above the second intensity threshold during the second portion of the touch input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, Matthew I. Brown, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor