Patents by Inventor Nicholas K. Jong

Nicholas K. Jong 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: 10303295
    Abstract: Utilization of error vector data representative of errors between the location of actual keystrokes and the location of determined intended keystrokes to compute “bias” data indicative of the magnitude and direction of error vectors for a given location on the virtual keyboard is disclosed. This bias data can then be used to perform a number of operations such as keyboard re-spotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Winer, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20190155503
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Nicholas K. Jong, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 10296581
    Abstract: Methods and systems of multi-word automatic correction (“autocorrect”) are provided. Autocorrect generally can select a corrected word based on a typed word and a dictionary of correctly-spelled words. Multi-word autocorrect can add to this functionality by revisiting the selection of an initial corrected word if a subsequently-typed word indicates that it would be more appropriate to instead select an additional corrected word. In some cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction based on a multi-word phrase in a dictionary, such as replacing “new york” with “New York” as described above. In other cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction to correct a mistakenly-typed delimiter character. In other cases, an autocorrect system can use grammar rules to obtain additional context information with each subsequently-typed word and make multi-word corrections on that basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong, Stephen W. Swales
  • Publication number: 20190147035
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Imran A. CHAUDHRI, Chanaka G. KARUNAMUNI, Tiffany S. JON, Jason C. BEAVER, Joshua H. SHAFFER, Christopher P. WILLMORE, Nicholas K. JONG
  • Patent number: 10255267
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a set of one or more suggestions including one or more character strings that are suggested replacements for a first set of one or more entered characters. The method further includes: while displaying the set of suggestions, receiving one or more additional entered characters; and after receiving the additional entered characters, updating the set of suggestions based on an updated set of entered characters that includes the first set of entered characters and the additional entered characters. The updating comprises changing a first suggestion in the set of suggestions from a first character string that is a suggested replacement for the first set of entered characters to a second character string that is a suggested replacement for the updated set of entered characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 10222980
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Alastair K. Fettes, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 10204096
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 9798393
    Abstract: Text correction processing is disclosed. An initial score is assigned to each of a plurality of candidate sequences of one or more characters, based at least in part on a keyboard geometry-based value associated with the received user input with respect to the candidate key. Further processing is performed with respect to a subset of the candidate sequences having the highest initial score(s) to determine for each candidate sequence in the subset a refined score. A candidate sequence is selected for inclusion in a result set based at least in part on a determination that a refined score of the selected candidate is higher than an initial score of one or more candidate sequences that are not included in the subset and with respect to which the further processing has not been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alice E. Neels, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 9785630
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for predicting words in a text entry environment. Candidate words and probabilities associated therewith can be determined by combining a word n-gram language model and a unigram language model. Using the word n-gram language model, based on previously entered words, candidate words can be identified and a probability can be calculated for each candidate word. Using the unigram language model, based on a character entered for a new word, candidate words beginning with the character can be identified along with a probability for each candidate word. In some examples, a geometry score can be included in the unigram probability related to typing geometry on a virtual keyboard. The probabilities of the n-gram language model and unigram model can be combined, and the candidate word or words having the highest probability can be displayed for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong, Justin S. Hogg
  • Patent number: 9785305
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20170235483
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Alastair K. Fettes, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 9639184
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Alastair K. Fettes, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20160274761
    Abstract: The method for manipulating a cursor is performed at a portable multifunction device with one or more processors, memory, and a touch screen display. Initially, content of an electronic document is displayed on the display, where a cursor is displayed within the electronic document. Two substantially simultaneous touch inputs are then detected on the touch screen display, and preferably anywhere on the touch screen display. In response to detecting the two substantially simultaneous touch inputs, a portion of the content in the document closest to the cursor is selected, and the portion of the content is displayed as selected content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Stephen O. Lemay, Tiffany S. Jon, Nicholas V. King, Imran A. Chaudhri, Patrick L. Coffman, Morgan H. Winer, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20150347379
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a set of one or more suggestions including one or more character strings that are suggested replacements for a first set of one or more entered characters. The method further includes: while displaying the set of suggestions, receiving one or more additional entered characters; and after receiving the additional entered characters, updating the set of suggestions based on an updated set of entered characters that includes the first set of entered characters and the additional entered characters. The updating comprises changing a first suggestion in the set of suggestions from a first character string that is a suggested replacement for the first set of entered characters to a second character string that is a suggested replacement for the updated set of entered characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20150346905
    Abstract: Utilization of error vector data representative of errors between the location of actual keystrokes and the location of determined intended keystrokes to compute “bias” data indicative of the magnitude and direction of error vectors for a given location on the virtual keyboard is disclosed. This bias data can then be used to perform a number of operations such as keyboard re-spotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Morgan WINER, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20150347007
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20150347383
    Abstract: Systems and processes are disclosed for predicting words in a text entry environment. Candidate words and probabilities associated therewith can be determined by combining a word n-gram language model and a unigram language model. Using the word n-gram language model, based on previously entered words, candidate words can be identified and a probability can be calculated for each candidate word. Using the unigram language model, based on a character entered for a new word, candidate words beginning with the character can be identified along with a probability for each candidate word. In some examples, a geometry score can be included in the unigram probability related to typing geometry on a virtual keyboard. The probabilities of the n-gram language model and unigram model can be combined, and the candidate word or words having the highest probability can be displayed for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher P. WILLMORE, Nicholas K. JONG, Justin S. HOGG
  • Publication number: 20150169081
    Abstract: Text correction processing is disclosed. An initial score is assigned to each of a plurality of candidate sequences of one or more characters, based at least in part on a keyboard geometry-based value associated with the received user input with respect to the candidate key. Further processing is performed with respect to a subset of the candidate sequences having the highest initial score(s) to determine for each candidate sequence in the subset a refined score. A candidate sequence is selected for inclusion in a result set based at least in part on a determination that a refined score of the selected candidate is higher than an initial score of one or more candidate sequences that are not included in the subset and with respect to which the further processing has not been performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Alice E. NEELS, Nicholas K. JONG
  • Patent number: 8994660
    Abstract: Text correction processing is disclosed. An initial score is assigned to each of a plurality of candidate sequences of one or more characters, based at least in part on a keyboard geometry-based value associated with the received user input with respect to the candidate key. Further processing is performed with respect to a subset of the candidate sequences having the highest initial score(s) to determine for each candidate sequence in the subset a refined score. A candidate sequence is selected for inclusion in a result set based at least in part on a determination that a refined score of the selected candidate is higher than an initial score of one or more candidate sequences that are not included in the subset and with respect to which the further processing has not been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alice E. Neels, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Publication number: 20130332822
    Abstract: Methods and systems of multi-word automatic correction (“autocorrect”) are provided. Autocorrect generally can select a corrected word based on a typed word and a dictionary of correctly-spelled words. Multi-word autocorrect can add to this functionality by revisiting the selection of an initial corrected word if a subsequently-typed word indicates that it would be more appropriate to instead select an additional corrected word. In some cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction based on a multi-word phrase in a dictionary, such as replacing “new york” with “New York” as described above. In other cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction to correct a mistakenly-typed delimiter character. In other cases, an autocorrect system can use grammar rules to obtain additional context information with each subsequently-typed word and make multi-word corrections on that basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher P. WILLMORE, Nicholas K. JONG, Stephen W. SWALES