Patents by Inventor Patrick L. Coffman

Patrick L. Coffman 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: 20220365740
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing shared-content sessions. In some embodiments, content is shared with a group of users participating in a shared-content session. In some embodiments, the content is screen-share content that is shared from one device to other participants of the shared-content session. In some embodiments, the content is synchronized content for which output of the content is synchronized across the participants of the shared-content session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jae Woo CHANG, Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Nathan DE VRIES, Marcel VAN OS, Craig M. FEDERIGHI, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Christian DALONZO, Jiaying DENG, Marcos WESKAMP, Chun Kin Minor WONG, Mani AMINI, Raymond S. SEPULVEDA, Elliot A. BARER, Elana Lily STETTIN, Brandon G. YOUNG, Kyle William HORN, Andrew S. ESTES, Jed LEWISON
  • Publication number: 20220360858
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The side bar includes multiple elements representing different categories of video content. By selecting a given category, available content is filtered according to the selected category and presented. Content which is presented may include live broadcast video for multiple channels on multiple television networks or other content providers. The side bar may further include a collection category specific to a given viewer. Selection of such a category may display video content within the collection. Subcategories in the side bar may be selected for further filtering of available content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Publication number: 20220360748
    Abstract: An integrated accessory control system can integrate functionality (services) of multiple disparate accessories and provide a unified user interface for interacting with the system via a controller device. An integrated accessory control system can include one accessory that can detect an event or action and send a notification to the controller device and at least one other accessory, such as an Internet Protocol (IP) camera, that can be operated in response to the notification. In response to the notification, a controller device can generate an integrated user interface for interacting with the accessories in the integrated accessory control system. The interface can include a live feed from the IP camera, which can provide a media stream responsive to instructions from the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Cyrus D. Irani, Kevin P. McLaughlin, Anush G. Nadathur, Arun G. Mathias, Vinay A. Ramaswamy, Christopher D. Soli, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20220357964
    Abstract: Examples of multi-user configuration are disclosed. An example method includes, at an electronic device: receiving a request; and in response to the request: if the voice input does not match a voice profile associated with an account associated with the electronic device: causing output of first information based on the request using a first account associated with the electronic device; if a setting of the electronic device has a first state, causing update of account data of the first account based on the request; and if the setting has a second state, forgoing causing update of the account data; and if the voice input matches a voice profile associated with an account associated with the electronic device: causing output of the first information using the account associated with the matching voice profile; and causing update of account data of the account based on the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Patrick L. COFFMAN
  • Patent number: 11494046
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Han, Matthew E. Shepherd, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew H. Gamble, Brittany D. Paine, Brendan J. Langoulant, Craig A. Marciniak, Donald W. Pitschel, Daniel O. Schimpf, Andrew R. Whalley, Christopher R. Whitney, Jonathan R. Dascola, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Publication number: 20220342443
    Abstract: An example method is performed at a device with a display and a biometric sensor. While the device is in a locked state, the method includes displaying a log-in user interface that is associated with logging in to a first and second user account. While displaying the log-in user interface, the method includes, receiving biometric information, and in response to receiving the biometric information: when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the first user account and the first user account does not have an active session, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the first user account; and when the biometric information is consistent with biometric information for the second user account and the second user account does not have an active session on the device, displaying a prompt to input a log-in credential for the second user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, Patrick L. Coffman, Dylan R. Edwards, Eric Lance Wilson, Gregg S. Suzuki, Christopher I. Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Andre Souza Dos Santos, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Duncan R. Kerr, John B. Morrell
  • Patent number: 11481094
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account. In some embodiments, techniques are discussed for managing location-related communications by pausing display of location-related communications while location-related alerts are enabled. In some embodiments, an option for pausing the alerts is displayed with a set of one or more alert conditions. In some embodiments, techniques are discussed for managing location-related communications by automatically generating a second alert after a first alert was generated in response to a set of alert criteria being met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hannah S. Story, Nabila Rahman, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20220337914
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The user interface provides context sensitive hints to assist the viewer. The system also tracks a viewer's viewing history in a manner that allows the viewer to review and directly access any part of that history. Finally, magnetic points are created for use during video scrubbing to intelligently select relocation points for the current playback position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Patent number: 11477609
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Frank De Jong, Rachel Needle, Nicole R. Ryan, Katie Skinner, Hannah S. Story, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11475884
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process includes causing a first recognition result for a received natural language speech input to be displayed, where the first recognition result is in a first language and a second recognition result for the received natural language speech input is available for display responsive to receiving input indicative of user selection of the first recognition result, the second recognition result being in a second language. The example process further includes receiving the input indicative of user selection of the first recognition result and in response to receiving the input indicative of user selection of the first recognition result, causing the second recognition result to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arnab Ghoshal, Roger Hsiao, Gorm Amand, Patrick L. Coffman, Mary Young
  • Publication number: 20220329891
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content delivery service. A media content provider includes a data store for storing and serving media content to subscribers. The media content provider continually records and or otherwise stores video and audio content from around the world. Stored content will generally correspond to a large number of other media content providers, such as cable television operators, Internet based media content providers, television networks, and so on. Subscribers to the media provider interact with the media content provider via hardware and/or software mechanisms either provided by the media content provider or conforming to specifications of the media content provider. Based on these subscriber's subscriptions to the other content providers, the subscribers will have viewing, listening, or application execution privileges for content maintained in the data store. Content of a subscriber corresponding to multiple video content providers is maintained and served by a single provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Patent number: 11467853
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to setting up an account for a service. A request to set up an account for a first service is received. In response to receiving the request to set up the account for the first service, a first login option and a second login option are displayed. If an input selecting the first login option is detected, a request to use first contact information for a user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. If an input selecting the second login option is detected, a request to use second contact information for the user to set up the account for the first service is transmitted. The second contact information is automatically generated for the service and does not reveal the first contact information for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Frank De Jong, Hannah S. Story, Keetae Ryu, Dmitry V. Belov, Gokul P. Thirumalai, Wayne Loofbourrow, Jonathan Birdsall, Nagarjuna Thottempudi, Felipe Marin Cypriano, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20220321940
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media content system. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface that provides context sensitive hints to assist the viewer. The system further enables viewers skip, view, and interact with advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Gregory N. CHRISTIE, Alessandro SABATELLI, William M. BACHMAN, Imran CHAUDHRI, Jeffrey ROBBIN, Jim YOUNG, Joe HOWARD, Marcel VAN OS, Patrick L. COFFMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey MA, Lynne KRESS
  • Publication number: 20220303383
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interfaces and techniques for media playback on one or more devices. In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device receives user input and, in response to receiving the user input, displays, on the display, a multi-device interface that includes: one or more indicators associated with a plurality of available playback devices that are connected to the device and available to initiate playback of media from the device, and a media playback status of the plurality of available playback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick L. COFFMAN, Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Matthew J. CIELAK
  • Patent number: 11449223
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for management of voicemail messages, performed at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, includes: displaying a list of voicemail messages; detecting selection by a user of a respective voicemail message in the list; responding to the user selection of the respective voicemail message by initiating playback of the user-selected voicemail message; displaying a progress bar for the user-selected voicemail message, wherein the progress bar indicates the portion of the user-selected voicemail message that has been played; detecting movement of a finger of the user from a first position on the progress bar to a second position on the progress bar; and responding to the detection of the finger movement by restarting playback of the user-selected voicemail message at a position within the user-selected voicemail message corresponding substantially to the second position on the progress bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Gregory N. Christie, Scott Forstall, Gregory Novick, Steven P. Jobs, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman, Elizabeth Caroline Cranfill
  • Patent number: 11449222
    Abstract: System and method of moving selected content is disclosed. In response to detecting a first portion of an input that activates a move operation for selected first content, a copy of at least a portion of the first content is displayed in a container object, and the container object is moved from a first placement location to a second placement location relative to a characteristic location of the contact(s) on the touch-screen display. After the movement from the first placement location to the second placement location relative to the characteristic location of the one or more contacts, the container object moves in accordance with movement of the one or more contacts while the container object is maintained at the second placement location relative to the characteristic location of the one or more contacts as the one or more contacts move across the touch-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mark K. Hauenstein, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Julian K. Missig, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20220286549
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interfaces and techniques for media playback on one or more devices. In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device receives user input and, in response to receiving the user input, displays, on the display, a multi-device interface that includes: one or more indicators associated with a plurality of available playback devices that are connected to the device and available to initiate playback of media from the device, and a media playback status of the plurality of available playback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick L. COFFMAN, Fernando ALBUQUERQUE, Taylor G. CARRIGAN, Matthew J. CIELAK, David Chance GRAHAM, Cyrus Daniel IRANI
  • Publication number: 20220276752
    Abstract: A method for multitasking include displaying a dock containing application icons corresponding to different application concurrently with a first user interface of a first application; detecting a first input directed to an application icon corresponding to a second application in the dock; in accordance with a determination that the second application is associated with multiple windows, displaying a first representation of a first window for the second application and a second representation of a second window for the second application concurrently with the first user interface of the first application in a second region of the display area; and in accordance with a determination that the second application is associated with only a single window, displaying a second user interface of the second application concurrently with the first user interface of the first application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Brandon M. Walkin, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Publication number: 20220279063
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to interfaces and techniques for media playback on one or more devices. In accordance with some embodiments, an electronic device includes a display, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device receives user input and, in response to receiving the user input, displays, on the display, a multi-device interface that includes: one or more indicators associated with a plurality of available playback devices that are connected to the device and available to initiate playback of media from the device, and a media playback status of the plurality of available playback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Patrick L. COFFMAN, David Chance GRAHAM
  • Publication number: 20220279022
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing a local network using an electronic device, where the electronic device is connected to a router and a plurality of external devices, including a first set of one or more external devices and a second set of one or more external devices, on the local network. The user interfaces enable a user to apply the same network access policy to the first set of one or more external devices and the second set of one or more external devices or to apply different network access policies to the first set of one or more external devices and the second set of one or more external devices, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Vitalii KRAMAR, Patrick L. COFFMAN