Patents by Inventor Paul Holden

Paul Holden 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9467735
    Abstract: A portable media device (PMD) can produce an isochronous audio/video experience when the PMD provides a digital audio signal to the accessory while displaying analog video on an accessory-independent display. The accessory can communicate audio latency information to the PMD. The PMD can delay a video portion of a presentation, relative to providing the digital audio signal to the accessory, based on the audio latency information communicated by the accessory. As a result, the user may perceive an isochronous presentation of the audio and video portions of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Muthya Girish
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8706920
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling a touch input device using an accessory communicatively coupled to the device are disclosed. In one aspect, an accessibility framework is launched on the device. An accessory coupled to the device is detected. Receipt of input from the accessory is enabled. An accessibility packet is received from the accessory. The accessibility packet includes an accessibility command and one or more parameters. The accessibility packet is processed to extract the first accessibility command and the one or more parameters. Input is generated for the accessibility framework based on the accessibility command and the one or more parameters. In some implementations, the device also sends accessibility commands to the accessory, either in response to accessibility commands received from the accessory or independent of any received accessibility commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Paul Holden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Emily Clark Schubert, Lawrence G. Bolton, Sylvain Rene Yves Louboutin
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8554924
    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: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Mitchell Adler, Emily Clark Schubert, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Shyam Toprani, John Ananny
  • Publication number: 20130229377
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling a touch input device using an accessory communicatively coupled to the device are disclosed. In one aspect, an accessibility framework is launched on the device. An accessory coupled to the device is detected. Receipt of input from the accessory is enabled. An accessibility packet is received from the accessory. The accessibility packet includes an accessibility command and one or more parameters. The accessibility packet is processed to extract the first accessibility command and the one or more parameters. Input is generated for the accessibility framework based on the accessibility command and the one or more parameters. In some implementations, the device also sends accessibility commands to the accessory, either in response to accessibility commands received from the accessory or independent of any received accessibility commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Paul Holden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Emily Clark Schubert, Lawrence Bolton, Sylvain Rene Yves Louboutin
  • Patent number: 8433828
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling a touch input device using an accessory communicatively coupled to the device are disclosed. In one aspect, an accessibility framework is launched on the device. An accessory coupled to the device is detected. Receipt of input from the accessory is enabled. An accessibility packet is received from the accessory. The accessibility packet includes an accessibility command and one or more parameters. The accessibility packet is processed to extract the first accessibility command and the one or more parameters. Input is generated for the accessibility framework based on the accessibility command and the one or more parameters. In some implementations, the device also sends accessibility commands to the accessory, either in response to accessibility commands received from the accessory or independent of any received accessibility commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Paul Holden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Emily Clark Schubert, Lawrence Bolton, Sylvain René Louboutin
  • Patent number: 8402128
    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: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Shyam Toprani
  • Patent number: 8402145
    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: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Shyam Toprani
  • Patent number: 8370555
    Abstract: A method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory are disclosed. The method and system comprise requesting information about the capabilities of the accessory by the media player and providing information about the capabilities of the accessory by the accessory to the media player. The method and system further include utilizing the information to determine if the capabilities of the accessory are supported by the media player. Accordingly, a method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a media player to obtain information from an accessory about the accessory's capability. A media player can then utilize this information to allow for the maximum functionality of the accessory when connected to the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Greg Marriott, Donald J. Novotney, John Benjamin Filson, David Tupman
  • Patent number: 8341318
    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: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Shyam Toprani
  • Patent number: 8239595
    Abstract: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo, and an extended interface lingo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emily C. Schubert, Wang Chun Leung, Gregory T. Lydon, Scott Krueger, Paul Holden, John Archibald, Lawrence G. Bolton, Donald J. Novotney, John B. Filson, David Tupman
  • Publication number: 20120102236
    Abstract: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo, and an extended interface lingo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emily C. Schubert, Wang Chun Leung, Gregory T. Lydon, Scott Krueger, Paul Holden, John Archibald, Lawrence G. Bolton, Donald J. Novotney, John B. Filson, David Tupman
  • Publication number: 20120096189
    Abstract: A method and system for allowing a media player to determine if it supports the capabilities of an accessory are disclosed. The method and system comprise requesting information about the capabilities of the accessory by the media player and providing information about the capabilities of the accessory by the accessory to the media player. The method and system further include utilizing the information to determine if the capabilities of the accessory are supported by the media player. Accordingly, a method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a media player to obtain information from an accessory about the accessory's capability. A media player can then utilize this information to allow for the maximum functionality of the accessory when connected to the media player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Greg Marriott, Donald J. Novotney, John B. Filson, David Tupman
  • Publication number: 20120081207
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for launching an application in response to a launch request from an accessory. In some embodiments, 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: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shyam Toprani, Paul Holden, Emily Clark Schubert, Thomas Alsina, Scott Forstall
  • Publication number: 20120023185
    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: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Holden, Lawrence Bolton, Nitin Ganatra, Shyam Toprani