Patents by Inventor Michel Elings

Michel Elings 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: 10353986
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying text content on a device. The method receives a set of text content arranged in a single column. The method identifies a separable segment of the text content for display on a device. Based on properties of the text content and the device, the method determines whether the separable segment of the text content meets a set of characteristics for dividing the segment of text content into more than one column for display. When the separable segment of text content meets the set of characteristics, the method displays the segment of text content using more than one column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon
  • Patent number: 10346019
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a GUI for a document reader application for viewing videos in video document panes. In some embodiments, the GUI determines whether to play the video inline within a document pane based on the size of the video document pane. In some embodiments, when a video is being played within a video document pane, a user can select the body of the video document pane to show the full content of the video document. Some embodiments provide a GUI that, when a user scrolls a video off-screen while the videos are playing inline in the document panes, pauses or stops the playback of the video and provides an indication that the playback is being stopped. In some embodiments, the indication is a fading of the video or of audio associated with the video, as the video document is scrolled off-screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Charles J Migos, Tom E Klaver, Brian James Turner, Michel Elings, Martin Walvius, Glenn Wolters
  • Patent number: 10241975
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first layout that includes content elements arranged across a first set of layout sections having a first number of sections, each of which has a same first width. The first layout defines a first margin width on either side of the layout and a first gutter width between the sections. Based on an available display width, the method determines a second gutter width and second margin width for a second layout based on the first layout. The method dynamically calculates a second number of sections in a second set of layout sections for the second layout based on the available display width, second gutter width, and second margin width. Each section of the second set has a same second width. The method rearranges the elements into a second layout that spans the second set of sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Patent number: 10114540
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a user interface that includes a top page having an x-axis and a y-axis that extend at least partially along horizontal and vertical directions, and an imaginary z-axis that extends into the depth of the top page. The user interface of some embodiments includes a first subpage that is accessible from a top page and a second subpage, which is further in depth along the z-axis than the first subpage, that is accessible from the first subpage. The top page may change in appearance throughout the duration of time when at least the first subpage is shown to place focus away from the top page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Michel Elings
  • Publication number: 20170357402
    Abstract: An electronic device: displays an interactive UI object that conditionally exhibits respective interactive behavior responsive to changes in detected contact intensity, and content that does not exhibit the respective interactive behavior. The device detects a first input over the interactive UI object. In accordance with a determination that the first input meets first appearance-manipulation criteria (e.g., an intensity of the contact exceeds a first intensity threshold), the device changes an appearance of the interactive UI object based on the intensity of the contact and independent of lateral movement of the contact. In accordance with a determination that the first input meets second appearance-manipulation criteria (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Glenn Wolters, Michel Elings
  • Patent number: 9805003
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first content layout including several content elements arranged across a first set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same first amount of horizontal space in the first content layout. At least one of the content elements spans several of the vertical layout sections of the first set. The method identifies a number of vertical layout sections available with which to display the first content layout. The method rearranges the several content elements into a second content layout including the several content elements arranged across a second set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same second amount of horizontal space in the second content layout. At least one of the content elements spans a different number of vertical layout sections in the first content layout and the second content layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Publication number: 20170199659
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a GUI for a document reader application for viewing videos in video document panes. In some embodiments, the GUI determines whether to play the video inline within a document pane based on the size of the video document pane. In some embodiments, when a video is being played within a video document pane, a user can select the body of the video document pane to show the full content of the video document. Some embodiments provide a GUI that, when a user scrolls a video off-screen while the videos are playing inline in the document panes, pauses or stops the playback of the video and provides an indication that the playback is being stopped. In some embodiments, the indication is a fading of the video or of audio associated with the video, as the video document is scrolled off-screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Tom E. Klaver, Brian James Turner, Michel Elings, Martin Walvius, Glenn Wolters
  • Publication number: 20170031868
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying text content on a device. The method receives a set of text content arranged in a single column. The method identifies a separable segment of the text content for display on a device. Based on properties of the text content and the device, the method determines whether the separable segment of the text content meets a set of characteristics for dividing the segment of text content into more than one column for display. When the separable segment of text content meets the set of characteristics, the method displays the segment of text content using more than one column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon
  • Publication number: 20170017616
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method that displays, on a display screen, a document with several candidate cinemagraph presentations for display. The method selects, based on a set of at least two criteria, at least one candidate cinemagraph presentation for display. The method displays the selected cinemagraph presentation with the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Tom E. Klaver, Martin J. Murrett
  • Patent number: 9530187
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying an electronic publication. The method receives a selection of a cover page displayed for an electronic publication. The method animates an opening of the cover page to a first content page of the electronic publication that appears as an opposite side of the cover page during the opening animation. While displaying a second content page of the electronic publication, the method receives input to close the electronic publication. The method animates a closing of the electronic publication in order to display the cover page. The second content page appears as an opposite side of the cover page during the closing animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Michel Elings
  • Publication number: 20160357365
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a document viewing application with first and second document channel browsing modes. The first mode displays selectable items corresponding to document channels. Selection of an item causes the application to add the corresponding document channel to a set of selected document channels from which to retrieve documents for presentation within the application and dynamically add items corresponding to document channels related to the selected document channel to the selectable items for display in the first mode. The second mode displays a first set of selectable items corresponding to sources of documents and a second set of selectable items corresponding to document topics. Selection of an item in the second browsing mode causes the application to add the corresponding document channel to the set of selected document channels and modify the selectable items presented in the second mode a next time the second mode is entered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Genevieve Garand, Imran Chaudhri, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Mark A. Gingrich, Alen M. Haley, Dominic J. Hughes, Vincent Lane, Aimee Machado, Alexander C. MacLean, Steve E. Marmon, Charles J. Migos, Jonathan M. Penn, Jip van der Velde
  • Publication number: 20160358367
    Abstract: A novel method of facilitating the authoring of content and the delivery of the authored content to different types of device is provided. The method supports the design of unique and aesthetically pleasing content while minimizes the amount of effort required from authors and/or publishers. The method does so by creating one single content presentation structure (CPS) for the authored content that is adaptable to different devices and different orientations. Such a universally adaptable content presentation structure is based on a standardized grid system that the publishers can easily become familiar with to author their content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Jean S. Metz, Robin Pieter van Dijke, Glenn Wolters, Michel Elings, Matthijs Jacob Frederik Zoon
  • Publication number: 20160357364
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a document viewing application with first and second document-browsing modes. The first document-browsing mode, accessed through a first UI item of several top-level UI items, displays several selectable document channel items corresponding to previously-selected document channels. Selection of one of the selectable document channel items causes the document viewing application to present a set of documents related to the document channel corresponding to the particular selectable item. The second document-browsing mode, accessed through a second UI item of the several top-level UI items, displays several selectable document panes corresponding to documents related to several of the previously-selected channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Pepijn T. Zoon, Jay C. Capela, Daniel L. Carter, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Ian J. Elseth, Steven Evergreen, Genevieve Garand, Alden M. Haley, Alexander C. MacLean, Steve E. Marmon, Charles J. Migos, Martin J. Murrett, Jonathan M. Penn, Roger R. Rosner, Collin D. Ruffenach, Brian J. Turner, Jip van der Velde, Martin Walvius, Matthijs J. Zoon
  • Publication number: 20160357366
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a document viewing application. While displaying a sequence of selectable items that each correspond to a different document in a sequence of documents, the method receives selection of an item corresponding to a particular document in the sequence. The method retrieves a first set of content for displaying at least a portion of the particular document. After the first set of content is retrieved and displayed, the method retrieves content for displaying documents surrounding the particular document in the sequence of documents such that the content is available if input is received to display one of the documents surrounding the particular document in the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Michel Elings, Ian J. Elseth, Genevieve Garand, Kyle Howarth, Steve E. Marmon, Martin J. Murrett, Jip van der Velde
  • Publication number: 20160299657
    Abstract: The embodiments herein describe methods for displaying and navigating across content items in a content item list on a portable electronic device. For example, the embodiments herein describe a method for displaying a content item list adjacent to a content item view. The content list view includes a representation of the first content item and representations of previous and next content items. While the content list view is displayed, a movement of the touch input along the content list is detected, responsive to detection, the content item list is scrolled and a second content item is selected. The selected content item is displayed in the content item view adjacent to the content list view. An indication that the representation of a second content item in the content list view is currently selected is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kyle Thomas Howarth, Martin J. Murrett, Michel Elings, Robin Pieter van Dijke
  • Publication number: 20160292134
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first content layout including several content elements arranged across a first set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same first amount of horizontal space in the first content layout. At least one of the content elements spans several of the vertical layout sections of the first set. The method identifies a number of vertical layout sections available with which to display the first content layout. The method rearranges the several content elements into a second content layout including the several content elements arranged across a second set of vertical layout sections, each of which occupies a same second amount of horizontal space in the second content layout. At least one of the content elements spans a different number of vertical layout sections in the first content layout and the second content layout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Publication number: 20160292133
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for rearranging a content layout. The method receives a first layout that includes content elements arranged across a first set of layout sections having a first number of sections, each of which has a same first width. The first layout defines a first margin width on either side of the layout and a first gutter width between the sections. Based on an available display width, the method determines a second gutter width and second margin width for a second layout based on the first layout. The method dynamically calculates a second number of sections in a second set of layout sections for the second layout based on the available display width, second gutter width, and second margin width. Each section of the second set has a same second width. The method rearranges the elements into a second layout that spans the second set of sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Michel Elings, Pepijn T. Zoon, Douwe H. Homans, Jean S. Metz
  • Publication number: 20140368547
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for displaying an electronic publication. The method receives a selection of a cover page displayed for an electronic publication. The method animates an opening of the cover page to a first content page of the electronic publication that appears as an opposite side of the cover page during the opening animation. While displaying a second content page of the electronic publication, the method receives input to close the electronic publication. The method animates a closing of the electronic publication in order to display the cover page. The second content page appears as an opposite side of the cover page during the closing animation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michel Elings
  • Patent number: D774054
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Capela, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Alden Maxwell Haley, Alexander Charles MacLean, Charles Janusz Migos, Roger Rock Rosner, Jip Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: D808403
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Christopher Capela, Anton Davydov, Michel Elings, Alden Maxwell Haley, Alexander Charles Maclean, Charles Janusz Migos, Wyatt R. Mitchell, Roger Rock Rosner, Jip Van Der Velde