Patents by Inventor Monika Bansal

Monika Bansal 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: 20180283878
    Abstract: Techniques are described for seamlessly transitioning from a map that displays out-of-doors elements to a map that displays indoor elements, in response to detecting a transition event. The transition event may be, for example, that a navigation system that is generating the out-of-doors map has moved to an indoors location. Techniques are also provided for navigating to a parking spot in a parking structure. Specifically, users may search for parking spots that satisfy specific criteria. The search for a parking spot that satisfies the criteria may be initiated at the time a trip begins, or may be automatically triggered by some event. For example, a search for available parking spots near a designated destination may be automatically initiated as a user comes within a predetermined distance of the designated destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Patent number: 9976860
    Abstract: Techniques are described for seamlessly transitioning from a map that displays out-of-doors elements to a map that displays indoor elements, in response to detecting a transition event. The transition event may be, for example, that a navigation system that is generating the out-of-doors map has moved to an indoors location. Techniques are also provided for navigating to a parking spot in a parking structure. Specifically, users may search for parking spots that satisfy specific criteria. The search for a parking spot that satisfies the criteria may be initiated at the time a trip begins, or may be automatically triggered by some event. For example, a search for available parking spots near a designated destination may be automatically initiated as a user comes within a predetermined distance of the designated destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Patent number: 9749800
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for controlling wireless scans used to determine the location of a portable electronic device. In described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines if user notifications are currently suppressed (i.e., if the device is operating in a “do not disturb” mode). In the case that user notifications are currently suppressed on the portable electronic device, the interval between the wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device is increased. Furthermore, in described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines its location. Then based on its location, it determines a travel time to a boundary (e.g., a geo-fence) and adjusts the frequency of wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device based on the travel time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Devrim Varoglu, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Patent number: 9628563
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data from a user. During operation, the system obtains, at a cloud computing system, a set of data-sharing preferences for the user. Next, the system creates a set of virtual storage partitions for the user with the cloud computing system based on the data-sharing preferences. Upon receiving data from the user to the cloud computing system, the system associates the data with a virtual storage partition from the set of virtual storage partitions based on the data-sharing preferences and a set of data attributes for the data. Finally, the system manages access to the virtual storage partition by one or more other users based on the data-sharing preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave, Devrim Varoglu
  • Publication number: 20160182635
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data from a user. During operation, the system obtains, at a cloud computing system, a set of data-sharing preferences for the user. Next, the system creates a set of virtual storage partitions for the user with the cloud computing system based on the data-sharing preferences. Upon receiving data from the user to the cloud computing system, the system associates the data with a virtual storage partition from the set of virtual storage partitions based on the data-sharing preferences and a set of data attributes for the data. Finally, the system manages access to the virtual storage partition by one or more other users based on the data-sharing preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave, Devrim Varoglu
  • Patent number: 9069469
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data from a user. During operation, the system obtains, at a cloud computing system, a set of data-sharing preferences for the user. Next, the system creates a set of virtual storage partitions for the user with the cloud computing system based on the data-sharing preferences. Upon receiving data from the user to the cloud computing system, the system associates the data with a virtual storage partition from the set of virtual storage partitions based on the data-sharing preferences and a set of data attributes for the data. Finally, the system manages access to the virtual storage partition by one or more other users based on the data-sharing preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave, Devrim Varoglu
  • Publication number: 20140309924
    Abstract: Techniques are described for seamlessly transitioning from a map that displays out-of-doors elements to a map that displays indoor elements, in response to detecting a transition event. The transition event may be, for example, that a navigation system that is generating the out-of-doors map has moved to an indoors location. Techniques are also provided for navigating to a parking spot in a parking structure. Specifically, users may search for parking spots that satisfy specific criteria. The search for a parking spot that satisfies the criteria may be initiated at the time a trip begins, or may be automatically triggered by some event. For example, a search for available parking spots near a designated destination may be automatically initiated as a user comes within a predetermined distance of the designated destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Publication number: 20140179344
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for controlling wireless scans used to determine the location of a portable electronic device. In described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines if user notifications are currently suppressed (i.e., if the device is operating in a “do not disturb” mode). In the case that user notifications are currently suppressed on the portable electronic device, the interval between the wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device is increased. Furthermore, in described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines its location. Then based on its location, it determines a travel time to a boundary (e.g., a geo-fence) and adjusts the frequency of wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device based on the travel time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Devrim Varoglu, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Publication number: 20140075130
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data from a user. During operation, the system obtains, at a cloud computing system, a set of data-sharing preferences for the user. Next, the system creates a set of virtual storage partitions for the user with the cloud computing system based on the data-sharing preferences. Upon receiving data from the user to the cloud computing system, the system associates the data with a virtual storage partition from the set of virtual storage partitions based on the data-sharing preferences and a set of data attributes for the data. Finally, the system manages access to the virtual storage partition by one or more other users based on the data-sharing preferences.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Swapnil R. Dave, Devrim Varoglu