Patents by Inventor Monika E. Gromek

Monika E. Gromek 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: 11294539
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of content items, a first heading, and a second heading. While the user interface is presented on the display, the electronic device receives input scrolling the plurality of content items. In response to the input, the electronic device scrolls the plurality of content items including: scrolling the first heading with a first content item of the plurality of content items that is currently playing; and scrolling the second heading with a second content item of the plurality of content items that is next in a queue of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Kory M. Westerhold, Monika E. Gromek, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210288932
    Abstract: Users who are experiencing a shared content stream can exchange messages. Each user device can present a graphical user interface that includes controls to interact with a shared content stream being received and presented at the user device; a control to begin composing a message to other users who are receiving the shared content stream, and a display area to display previously received messages associated with the shared content stream. A message can be associated with a shared content stream, e.g., by providing a tag that identifies the content being played at the time the message was sent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lind, William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Ofer Morag, Steve S. Gedikian, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Publication number: 20210208747
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents information about, and facilitates downloading of, featured applications in an app store application. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates browsing of applications and games by category. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates presentation of information about in-app purchases for a game or application in an app store application. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the purchase of in-app purchases for the games or applications that are available on the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the download/purchase of games, applications and/or in-app purchases from outside of an app store application that is for browsing such content available on the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device autoplays media content corresponding to applications (e.g., games, non-game applications, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: William M. BACHMAN, Monika E. GROMEK, Alexander Constantin Diego FRINGES, Joseph Andrew MAGNANI
  • Patent number: 11025569
    Abstract: Users who are experiencing a shared content stream can exchange messages. Each user device can present a graphical user interface that includes controls to interact with a shared content stream being received and presented at the user device; a control to begin composing a message to other users who are receiving the shared content stream, and a display area to display previously received messages associated with the shared content stream. A message can be associated with a shared content stream, e.g., by providing a tag that identifies the content being played at the time the message was sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shaun C. Lind, William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Ofer Morag, Steve S. Gedikian, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 11025622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing devices, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing devices, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 10955994
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents information about, and facilitates downloading of, featured applications in an app store application. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates browsing of applications and games by category. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates presentation of information about in-app purchases for a game or application in an app store application. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the purchase of in-app purchases for the games or applications that are available on the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the download/purchase of games, applications and/or in-app purchases from outside of an app store application that is for browsing such content available on the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device autoplays media content corresponding to applications (e.g., games, non-game applications, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert H. Kondrk, Alan C. Dye, William M. Bachman, Monika E. Gromek, Alexander Constantin Diego Fringes, Joseph Andrew Magnani, Colin Bennett, Alexander Johnston, Jessica R. Caimi
  • Patent number: 10949052
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring
  • Patent number: 10904375
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of the application store that are specific to a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces that include information about applications in a respective category. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces for accessing a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a visual indication of a number of application updates that are available in an application store user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for launching and removing a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of a generic application store and a dedicated application store for a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications of the completion of a download.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Stanley Phillips, Joseph Andrew Magnani, Michael Evashevski, Alex Rofman, Ann M. Thai, Monika E. Gromek, Colin Bennett, Terry Y. Liu, Sonja Waskan-Lui
  • Publication number: 20210004128
    Abstract: A streaming media service can permit artists or other users to create and upload “posts” to the service. Posts can include text, references to content items in the catalog of the streaming media service, and/or non-catalog media content items that are created by the artist and uploaded as part of the post. Posts can be presented to users as they browse the catalog of the streaming media service and/or in a dedicated feed. The rendering of a post on a user device can include graphical user interface controls that allow the user to access content items referenced by or included in the post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Shaun C. Lind, Ofer Morag, Monika E. Gromek, William Martin Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Thomas Alsina, Justin G. Wismer, Ryan D. Walsh, Steve S. Gedikian, Michael Trent Reznor, Brendon E. Manwaring
  • Publication number: 20200401283
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of content items, a first heading, and a second heading. While the user interface is presented on the display, the electronic device receives input scrolling the plurality of content items. In response to the input, the electronic device scrolls the plurality of content items including: scrolling the first heading with a first content item of the plurality of content items that is currently playing; and scrolling the second heading with a second content item of the plurality of content items that is next in a queue of content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Joe HOWARD, Joshua MC GLINN, Jonathan LOCHHEAD, Benjamin W. KEIGHRAN, William M. BACHMAN, Elbert D. CHEN, Jeffrey L. ROBBIN, Jennifer L. C. FOLSE, Lynne KRESS, Kory M. WESTERHOLD, Monika E. GROMEK, Policarpo Bonilla WOOD, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200304626
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of the application store that are specific to a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces that include information about applications in a respective category. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces for accessing a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a visual indication of a number of application updates that are available in an application store user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for launching and removing a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of a generic application store and a dedicated application store for a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications of the completion of a download.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Stanley PHILLIPS, Joseph Andrew MAGNANI, Michael EVASHEVSKI, Alex ROFMAN, Ann M. THAI, Monika E. GROMEK, Colin BENNETT, Terry Y. LIU, Sonja WASKAN-LUI
  • Publication number: 20200302512
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of the application store that are specific to a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces that include information about applications in a respective category. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces for accessing a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a visual indication of a number of application updates that are available in an application store user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for launching and removing a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of a generic application store and a dedicated application store for a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications of the completion of a download.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Stanley PHILLIPS, Joseph Andrew MAGNANI, Michael EVASHEVSKI, Alex ROFMAN, Ann M. THAI, Monika E. GROMEK, Colin BENNETT, Terry Y. LIU, Sonja WASKAN-LUI
  • Publication number: 20200302513
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of the application store that are specific to a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces that include information about applications in a respective category. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents application store user interfaces for accessing a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents a visual indication of a number of application updates that are available in an application store user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces for launching and removing a respective application. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces of a generic application store and a dedicated application store for a respective category of applications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents notifications of the completion of a download.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Stanley PHILLIPS, Joseph Andrew MAGNANI, Michael EVASHEVSKI, Alex ROFMAN, Ann M. THAI, Monika E. GROMEK, Colin BENNETT, Terry Y. LIU, Sonja WASKAN-LUI
  • Patent number: 10768792
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of content items, a first heading, and a second heading. While the user interface is presented on the display, the electronic device receives input scrolling the plurality of content items. In response to the input, the electronic device scrolls the plurality of content items including: scrolling the first heading with a first content item of the plurality of content items that is currently playing; and scrolling the second heading with a second content item of the plurality of content items that is next in a queue of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Kory M. Westerhold, Monika E. Gromek, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: D906367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Colin Bennett, Alan C. Dye, Monika E. Gromek, Aled Williams
  • Patent number: D924889
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Monika E. Gromek, Terry Y. Liu, Brandon R. Mihai
  • Patent number: D926807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Taylor Gerard Carrigan, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Brendon Manwaring, Ofer Morag, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: D928821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: D933098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Bennett, Michael C. Evashevski, Monika E. Gromek, Joseph Andrew Magnani, Joseph Stanley Phillips
  • Patent number: D939560
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William Martin Bachman, Alexander C. D. Fringes, Monika E. Gromek