Patents by Inventor Nitin Ganatra

Nitin Ganatra 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: 20180367426
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Patent number: 10021005
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Publication number: 20170318137
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul-Phillip Holden, Lawrence G. Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell D. Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Patent number: 9736281
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul-Phillip Holden, Lawrence G. Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell D. Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Publication number: 20170013066
    Abstract: An application can be launched in response to a launch request from an accessory. For example, the mobile computing device can determine whether it is in a state that allows launching of an application and/or can determine whether the application or application type requested in the launch command is available for launching. In response to the request, and if the mobile computing device is capable, the mobile computing device can launch the application. The mobile computing device can also send a positive acknowledgment message to the accessory indicating that the application may be launched. An open communication session message may also be sent to the accessory. In response thereto the accessory can open a communication session and interoperate with the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shyam S. Toprani, Paul Holden, Emily Clark Schubert, Thomas Alsina, Scott Forstall, Lawrence G. Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell D. Adler, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Publication number: 20160036949
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul-Phillip Holden, Lawrence G. Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell D. Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Publication number: 20150331699
    Abstract: A routing screen is presented on an electronic device by a user interface application in response to receiving a notification that an external audio device is connected to the electronic device. The routing screen displays representations of an internal audio device and the external audio device. In one aspect, the representations are buttons. In another aspect, the representations are entries in a list. If a user selects one of representations, the user interface application causes the audio signals to be routed to the audio device represented by the selection. An application control screen having a set of objects that represent functions for an audio application may also be displayed. One of the objects on the application control screen is modified in response status changes in the external audio device. A user may select this object to access the routing screen when the external audio device is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher McKillop, Gregory Christie, Hooman Borghei, Justin Edward Santamaria, Chris Ryan, Nitin Ganatra
  • Publication number: 20150188791
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Patent number: 9069908
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Publication number: 20150171813
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to audio device and wearable computing devices to detect and characterize an ambient sound, to adjust an output volume of an audio device. More specifically, disclosed are systems, components and methods to generate audio signals associated with an audio device and an output volume, receive ambient sound signals associated with an ambient sound source, detect the ambient sound signals reaching a threshold intensity, analyzing digital data representing the ambient sound and adjust the audio signals to change the output volume according to a category of the ambient sound signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Nitin Ganatra
  • Publication number: 20150112467
    Abstract: A routing screen is presented on an electronic device by a user interface application in response to receiving a notification that an external audio device is connected to the electronic device. The routing screen displays representations of an internal audio device and the external audio device. In one aspect, the representations are buttons. In another aspect, the representations are entries in a list. If a user selects one of representations, the user interface application causes the audio signals to be routed to the audio device represented by the selection. An application control screen having a set of objects that represent functions for an audio application may also be displayed. One of the objects on the application control screen is modified in response status changes in the external audio device. A user may select this object to access the routing screen when the external audio device is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER MCKILLOP, Gregory Christie, Hooman Borghei, Justin Edward Santamaria, Chris Ryan, Nitin Ganatra
  • Patent number: 8959213
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Patent number: 8958896
    Abstract: A routing screen is presented on an electronic device by a user interface application in response to receiving a notification that an external audio device is connected to the electronic device. The routing screen displays representations of an internal audio device and the external audio device. In one aspect, the representations are buttons. In another aspect, the representations are entries in a list. If a user selects one of representations, the user interface application causes the audio signals to be routed to the audio device represented by the selection. An application control screen having a set of objects that represent functions for an audio application may also be displayed. One of the objects on the application control screen is modified in response status changes in the external audio device. A user may select this object to access the routing screen when the external audio device is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher McKillop, Gregory Christie, Hooman Borghei, Justin Edward Santamaria, Chris Ryan, Nitin Ganatra
  • Patent number: 8948729
    Abstract: A method for configuring a device includes receiving a first configuration profile comprising a first configuration and a first certificate and a second certificate, verifying the first configuration profile with the first certificate, receiving a user input indicating to accept the first configuration profile, configuring the device according to the first configuration, receiving a second configuration profile comprising a second configuration, verifying the second configuration profile with the second certificate and updating the device according to the second configuration, wherein the user is unaware of the updating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Mitchell D. Adler, Curtis C. Galloway, Christophe Allie, Conrad Sauerwald, Dallas Blake De Atley, Dieter Siegmund, Matthew Reda, Michael Lambertus Hubertus Brouwer, Roberto G. YĆ©pez, Stan Jirman, Nitin Ganatra
  • Publication number: 20140317303
    Abstract: An application can be launched in response to a launch request from an accessory. For example, the mobile computing device can determine whether it is in a state that allows launching of an application and/or can determine whether the application or application type requested in the launch command is available for launching. In response to the request, and if the mobile computing device is capable, the mobile computing device can launch the application. The mobile computing device can also send a positive acknowledgment message to the accessory indicating that the application may be launched. An open communication session message may also be sent to the accessory. In response thereto the accessory can open a communication session and interoperate with the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shyam S. Toprani, Paul Holden, Emily Clark Schubert, Thomas Alsina, Scott Forstall, Lawrence G. Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Patent number: 8775652
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Publication number: 20140156834
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments a e also described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Patent number: 8700789
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker
  • Patent number: 8683037
    Abstract: Network activity of a client device that is coupled to a data network is monitored, to detect network activity idle time. Based upon detecting the idle time, an application running in the client device is automatically signaled that its background task be executed over the data network. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Wyld, Nitin Ganatra, Richard John Williamson
  • Patent number: 8639733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Shyam Toprani, John Ananny, Peter Langenfeld, Scott Krueger