Patents by Inventor Nitin K. Ganatra

Nitin K. 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).

  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20160246473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Steven P. JOBS, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Scott HERZ, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9335924
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20140327629
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M.J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 8819471
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data from the device to a server in a network through an OTA (over the air) wireless interface. The data is transmitted to the server to back up the data on the device. While backing up the data, whether the power has been removed from the device is determined. The backing up of the data in the device can be terminated automatically and without user request, in response to the determination that the power has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Kenneth B. McNeil, Eric Krugler, Sean B. Kelly, Edward T. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8689034
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data from the device to a server in a network through an OTA (over the air) wireless interface. The data is transmitted to the server to back up the data on the device. While backing up the data, whether the power has been removed from the device is determined. The backing up of the data in the device can be terminated automatically and without user request, in response to the determination that the power has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Kenneth B. McNeil, Eric Krugler, Sean B. Kelly, Edward T. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8577971
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for fetching email from an email server to a portable electronic device is disclosed. The method includes fetching email from the email server upon occurrence of at least one of: expiration of a first period of time after activation of an email application running on the device; expiration of a second period of time after a prior email fetch while the email application is running in the foreground; expiration of a third period of time after the prior email fetch while the email application is running in background; or expiration of a fourth period of time after the portable device is unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Nitin K. Ganatra, Dan Keen
  • Patent number: 8564544
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil Scott King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 8539093
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for fetching email from an email server to a portable electronic device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Nitin K. Ganatra, Dan Keen
  • Publication number: 20130086408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data from the device to a server in a network through an OTA (over the air) wireless interface. The data is transmitted to the server to back up the data on the device. While backing up the data, whether the power has been removed from the device is determined. The backing up of the data in the device can be terminated automatically and without user request, in response to the determination that the power has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Kenneth B. McNeil, Eric Krugler, Sean B. Kelly, Edward T. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8341557
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display while the portable electronic device is in a user-interface locked mode of a workout monitoring application with the touch screen display turned off. The method includes: monitoring a workout by a user with the workout monitoring application; detecting an interaction by the user with a first physical button on the portable electronic device; and determining whether the detected interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to a first predefined action. The method further includes, in response to determining that the interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to the first predefined action; turning on the touch screen display; providing an audio status report of the workout by the user; displaying a workout pause icon; and displaying an unlock image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Pisula, Lucas C. Newman, Freddy Allen Anzures, Nitin K. Ganatra
  • Publication number: 20120311366
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data from the device to a server in a network through an OTA (over the air) wireless interface. The data is transmitted to the server to back up the data on the device. While backing up the data, whether the power has been removed from the device is determined. The backing up of the data in the device can be terminated automatically and without user request, in response to the determination that the power has been removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Kenneth B. McNeil, Eric Krugler, Sean B. Kelly, Edward T. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120311161
    Abstract: Metadata is synchronized between a mobile device and a remote node over a first network, where the metadata specifies media content to be synchronized between the mobile device and the remote node. Subsequently a network connection is established with the remote node over a second network. The media content is bi-directionally synchronized between the mobile device and the remote node over the second network based on the metadata that was synchronized over the first network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Edward T. Schmidt, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Thomas M. Alsina, Christopher R. Wysocki, Thomas G. Adcox, Henry Mason
  • Patent number: 8255545
    Abstract: Metadata is synchronized between a mobile device and a remote node over a first network, where the metadata specifies media content to be synchronized between the mobile device and the remote node. Subsequently a network connection is established with the remote node over a second network. The media content is bi-directionally synchronized between the mobile device and the remote node over the second network based on the metadata that was synchronized over the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward T. Schmidt, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Thomas M. Alsina, Christopher R. Wysocki, Thomas G. Adcox, Henry Mason
  • Patent number: 8255731
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that receive, at a wireless device, power through wire or inductive pad are described. The received power is monitored to back up data from the device to a server in a network through an OTA (over the air) wireless interface. The data is transmitted to the server to back up the data on the device. While backing up the data, whether the power has been removed from the device is determined. The backing up of the data in the device can be terminated automatically and without user request, in response to the determination that the power has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, Gordon J. Freedman, Nitin K. Ganatra, Kenneth B. McNeil, Eric Krugler, Sean B. Kelly, Edward T. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8253695
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing email at a portable communications device with a touch screen display is disclosed. A first portion of a list of entries with information about corresponding electronic messages is displayed in a first area of the touch screen display. A first portion of an electronic message that corresponds to an entry in the list of entries is displayed in a second area of the touch screen display that is separate from the first area. In response to a first gesture by a user in the first area of the touch screen display, the list of entries is scrolled to display a second portion of the list of entries. In response to a second gesture by the user in the second area of the touch screen display, the electronic message is moved in two dimensions to display a second portion of the electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin K. Ganatra, Gregory Novick, Stephen O. Lemay, Greg Christie, Scott Forstall
  • Publication number: 20100231537
    Abstract: A method is performed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface. The method includes: displaying a progress icon that indicates a current position within a first piece of content; displaying a multi-purpose content navigation icon; while providing the first piece of content: detecting a first contact at a first location that corresponds to the multi-purpose content navigation icon; while continuing to detect the contact at the first location, moving the current position within the first piece of content at a predefined scrubbing rate; and, in response to detecting movement of the contact that includes a first component of movement in a direction that corresponds to movement on the display parallel to the first predefined direction, moving the current position within the first piece of content at a variable scrubbing rate that varies monotonically as the first component of movement increases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Charles J. Pisula, Nitin K. Ganatra, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20100060586
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display while the portable electronic device is in a user-interface locked mode of a workout monitoring application with the touch screen display turned off. The method includes: monitoring a workout by a user with the workout monitoring application; detecting an interaction by the user with a first physical button on the portable electronic device; and determining whether the detected interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to a first predefined action. The method further includes, in response to determining that the interaction by the user with the first physical button corresponds to the first predefined action; turning on the touch screen display; providing an audio status report of the workout by the user; displaying a workout pause icon; and displaying an unlock image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Charles J. Pisula, Lucas C. Newman, Freddy Allen Anzures, Nitin K. Ganatra
  • Patent number: 7479949
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil Scott King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Publication number: 20090006644
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for fetching email from an email server to a portable electronic device is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Nitin K. Ganatra, Dan Keen