Patents by Inventor Megan M. Frost

Megan M. Frost 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: 20210293570
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide a unique venue directory, providing an easy and visual mechanism to search for categories of points of interest (e.g., clothes, food, restrooms) or specific items within the venue. Search results can be presented on a map of a floor within the venue as well as a listing providing all search results located within the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, YunJae Kim, Sean P. O'Brien, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Jae Woo Chang
  • Publication number: 20210247202
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide an inside view that includes the physical layout and geometry of the venue's structure as well as the location, structure and layout of points of interest (e.g., stores, security check points, restrooms) within the venue. The views become more detailed as the user zooms into the venue to reveal points of interest and to give the user a feel for traversing the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Sunny Chan, Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Brett L. Lareau, Sean P. O'Brien, Tadayasu Sasada, Sebastian A. Araya
  • Patent number: 11085790
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide a route and/or turn-by-turn navigation instructions to a destination within a venue comprising one or more floors when desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Marusco, Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Megan M. Frost, Brett Lareau, Justin Strawn
  • Patent number: 11080915
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Patent number: 11029173
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide an inside view that includes the physical layout and geometry of the venue's structure as well as the location, structure and layout of points of interest (e.g., stores, security check points, restrooms) within the venue. The views become more detailed as the user zooms into the venue to reveal points of interest and to give the user a feel for traversing the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Sunny Chan, Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Brett L. Lareau, Sean P. O'Brien, Tadayasu Sasada, Sebastian A. Araya
  • Publication number: 20200410584
    Abstract: A computing device provides methods and workflow for setting up a shared family account on a content storage system, including the creation of accounts for child family members. A computing device supports the creation of a family account using an account on the content storage system associated with an adult family member acting as a family organizer. The family organizer can designate a specific account as a purchase account for allowing other family member to purchase content from content servers associated with the content storage system. The family organizer can invite other adult family members to join the shared family account. The family organizer can create new accounts on the content storage system for child family members, and can designate access and purchase restrictions for such child family members. Family members have access to shared storage content, as well as services such as family calendar, group messaging, and device location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Megan M. FROST, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Maria D. IOVEVA
  • Publication number: 20200340822
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. The application can provide an inside view of the venue, which is accessible by other applications and programs on the user's device. Thus, whether intended or not, search results that are identified by the map application as having an inside view of the venue are also presented on a graphical user interface along with typical search results from the other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Jae Woo Chang, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim
  • Publication number: 20200336365
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for setting a reminder triggered by a target device. A requesting device sends a request to a server to set a notification triggered by a target device. The request includes parameters, such as a location and a condition that define when the notification is triggered. The server sends instruction to the target device to set the notification based on the parameters. When the condition such as arrival is met by the target device in relation to the location the target device sends a message to the server that the notification has been triggered. The target device can set a geo-fence to determine the position of the target device in relation to the location, and the requesting user can dictate the size of the geo-fence. The server sends a message to the requesting device that the notification has been triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Joshua B. Dickens, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier
  • Publication number: 20200312001
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Patent number: 10789642
    Abstract: A computing device provides methods and workflow for setting up a shared family account on a content storage system, including the creation of accounts for child family members. A computing device supports the creation of a family account using an account on the content storage system associated with an adult family member acting as a family organizer. The family organizer can designate a specific account as a purchase account for allowing other family member to purchase content from content servers associated with the content storage system. The family organizer can invite other adult family members to join the shared family account. The family organizer can create new accounts on the content storage system for child family members, and can designate access and purchase restrictions for such child family members. Family members have access to shared storage content, as well as services such as family calendar, group messaging, and device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Megan M. Frost, Patrick L. Coffman, Maria Dimitrova Ioveva
  • Patent number: 10753762
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. The application can provide an inside view of the venue, which is accessible by other applications and programs on the user's device. Thus, whether intended or not, search results that are identified by the map application as having an inside view of the venue are also presented on a graphical user interface along with typical search results from the other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Jae Woo Chang, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim
  • Patent number: 10733776
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Jae Woo Chang, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Patent number: 10715380
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for setting a reminder triggered by a target device. A requesting device sends a request to a server to set a reminder triggered by a target device. The request includes parameters, such as a location and a condition that define when the reminder is triggered. The server sends instruction to the target device to set the reminder based on the parameters. When the condition such as arrival is met by the target device in relation to the location the target device sends a message to the server that the reminder has been triggered. The target device can set a geo-fence to determine the position of the target device in relation to the location, and the requesting user can dictate the size of the geo-fence. The server sends a notification to the requesting device that the reminder has been triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Joshua B. Dickens, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier
  • Publication number: 20200090415
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for remotely initiating lost mode on a computing device. A request that lost mode be initiated can include a message and contact information provided by the requesting user. Once authenticated, a command to initiate lost mode is sent to the lost device. Initiating lost mode includes locking the lost device and suppressing select functionality. The message and contact information are displayed and the lost device is enabled to contact the requesting user using the contact information. The lost device can also collect and transmit location data to the requesting user. The location data can be presented on a map indicating the lost devices location and the time the lost device was at the location. The location data can be scheduled to be resent to the user based on numerous factors such as a set schedule, rules or heuristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Patent number: 10528770
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for remotely initiating lost mode on a computing device. A request that lost mode be initiated can include a message and contact information provided by the requesting user. Once authenticated, a command to initiate lost mode is sent to the lost device. Initiating lost mode includes locking the lost device and suppressing select functionality. The message and contact information are displayed and the lost device is enabled to contact the requesting user using the contact information. The lost device can also collect and transmit location data to the requesting user. The location data can be presented on a map indicating the lost devices location and the time the lost device was at the location. The location data can be scheduled to be resent to the user based on numerous factors such as a set schedule, rules or heuristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Usama Mikael Hajj
  • Publication number: 20190320301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing location information during a message conversation are provided. An electronic device displays a message region for displaying a message transcript of messages sent between a first participant and a second participant in a message conversation. The electronic device displays a location-sharing affordance. The electronic device detects a selection of the location-sharing affordance, where detecting a selection of the location-sharing affordance by the first participant comprises detecting a single contact by the first participant. In response to detecting a selection of the location-sharing affordance, the electronic device enables the second participant to obtain the first participant location information and displays a modified location-sharing affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Jae Woo CHANG, Megan M. FROST, Joshua B. DICKENS, Stephen O. LEMAY, Marcel VAN OS, Richard R. DELLINGER, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Publication number: 20190273652
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for setting a reminder triggered by a target device. A requesting device sends a request to a server to set a reminder triggered by a target device. The request includes parameters, such as a location and a condition that define when the reminder is triggered. The server sends instruction to the target device to set the reminder based on the parameters. When the condition such as arrival is met by the target device in relation to the location the target device sends a message to the server that the reminder has been triggered. The target device can set a geo-fence to determine the position of the target device in relation to the location, and the requesting user can dictate the size of the geo-fence. The server sends a notification to the requesting device that the reminder has been triggered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Joshua B. Dickens, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier
  • Patent number: 10341826
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing location information during a message conversation are provided. An electronic device detects a location-sharing request from a first participant of a message conversation to share first participant location information with a second participant. The device then enables the second participant to obtain the first participant location information during a predetermined location-sharing time period. In response to detecting interaction by one of the first participant and the second participant with the message conversation during the predetermined location-sharing time period, the device extends the predetermined location-sharing time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Joshua B. Dickens, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Richard R. Dellinger, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10318525
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to browsing and searching content on an electronic device. An electronic device displays a first user interface including a search affordance and receives an input corresponding to selection of the search affordance. In response, the device displays a plurality of category affordances, including a first category affordance associated with a first category and a second category affordance associated with a second category. The device further receives an input corresponding to selection of the first category affordance and, in response, displays a representation of one or more information items that correspond to the first category and replaces at least a subset of the category affordances with a plurality of subcategory affordances that correspond to the first category. The plurality of subcategory affordances includes a first subcategory affordance associated with a first subcategory and a second subcategory affordance associated with a second subcategory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Ryan David Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Peter Roman, Marcel Van Os, Julie Fortuna, Cedric Bray, Simon Capern
  • Publication number: 20190018987
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for remotely initiating lost mode on a computing device. A request that lost mode be initiated can include a message and contact information provided by the requesting user. Once authenticated, a command to initiate lost mode is sent to the lost device. Initiating lost mode includes locking the lost device and suppressing select functionality. The message and contact information are displayed and the lost device is enabled to contact the requesting user using the contact information. The lost device can also collect and transmit location data to the requesting user. The location data can be presented on a map indicating the lost devices location and the time the lost device was at the location. The location data can be scheduled to be resent to the user based on numerous factors such as a set schedule, rules or heuristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Raghu Pai, Karthik Narayanan, Megan M. Frost, Patrice Olivier Gautier, Usama Mikael Hajj