Patents by Inventor Paul William Chinn

Paul William Chinn 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: 10250670
    Abstract: A system is described to create and transmit a streamable ZIP file container. The streamable ZIP file container contains stream metadata, files, and a central directory. The stream metadata, files, and central directory can be saved in a contiguous stream without any intervening bytes. When the streamable ZIP file container is read by a client device that supports streamable ZIP file containers, the client device can exit the data stream without receiving the central directory. Interruptions during transmission of the ZIP file container can be resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Chinn, Eric Olaf Carlson, Ronnie Misra
  • Patent number: 10230796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for managing disk space in user devices. A disk space manager is configured to manage the disk space by requesting clients running on the user device to free up disk space. The clients receive the requests and respond to the requests by deleting their own data to free up the requested disk space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Chinn, Timothy P. Hannon, Cameron S. Birse, Ronnie G. Misra
  • Publication number: 20190037393
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Publication number: 20190026117
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for erasing user data stored in a file system. The method includes destroying all key bags containing encryption keys on a device having a file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis, erasing and rebuilding at least part of the file system associated with user data, and creating a new default key bag containing encryption keys. Also disclosed herein is a method of erasing user data stored in a remote file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis. The method includes transmitting obliteration instructions to a remote device, which cause the remote device to destroy all key bags containing encryption keys on the remote device, erase and rebuild at least part of the file system associated with user data, and create on the remote device a new default key bag containing encryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Dallas Blake DE ATLEY, Gordon FREEDMAN, Thomas Brogan DUFFY, JR., Tahoma Madrone TOELKES, Michael John SMITH, Paul William CHINN, David RAHARDJA
  • Patent number: 10025597
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for erasing user data stored in a file system. The method includes destroying all key bags containing encryption keys on a device having a file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis, erasing and rebuilding at least part of the file system associated with user data, and creating a new default key bag containing encryption keys. Also disclosed herein is a method of erasing user data stored in a remote file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis. The method includes transmitting obliteration instructions to a remote device, which cause the remote device to destroy all key bags containing encryption keys on the remote device, erase and rebuild at least part of the file system associated with user data, and create on the remote device a new default key bag containing encryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas Blake De Atley, Gordon Freedman, Thomas Brogan Duffy, Jr., Tahoma Madrone Toelkes, Michael John Smith, Paul William Chinn, David Rahardja
  • Patent number: 10015668
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Publication number: 20180146366
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Patent number: 9900767
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Patent number: 9785424
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for an application thinning mechanism are described. The thinning mechanism can select a subset of components from a universal application to assemble an application variant to be distributed and installed to a specific type of devices. The universal application may include every component, such as asset, resource or executable, built/developed for targeted device attributes to install one common application to multiple devices. For example, the thinning mechanism can use a trait vector associated with a type of devices to iterate through the components and identify assets to be included or packaged into in each target device specific application or application variant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Matthew Firlik, Patrick O. Heynen, David Makower, Andrew D. Boyko, Anders Bertelrud, Christopher T. Parker, Paul William Chinn, Robert Marini, Eric Olaf Carlson
  • Publication number: 20170257756
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Patent number: 9661495
    Abstract: A method of activating a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device pairing with a second device; receiving a connection request from a second device; connecting to the second device; opening a communication channel to the second device; transmitting an activation package to the second device; receiving an activation payload from the second device; and performing an activation using information from the activation payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Publication number: 20160357536
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for an application thinning mechanism are described. The thinning mechanism can select a subset of components from a universal application to assemble an application variant to be distributed and installed to a specific type of devices. The universal application may include every component, such as asset, resource or executable, built/developed for targeted device attributes to install one common application to multiple devices. For example, the thinning mechanism can use a trait vector associated with a type of devices to iterate through the components and identify assets to be included or packaged into in each target device specific application or application variant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Donald M. Firlik, Patrick O. Heynen, David Makower, Andrew D. Boyko, Anders Bertelrud, Christopher T. Parker, Paul William Chinn, Robert Marini, Eric Olaf Carlson
  • Publication number: 20160352811
    Abstract: A system is described to create and transmit a streamable ZIP file container. The streamable ZIP file container contains stream metadata, files, and a central directory. The stream metadata, files, and central directory can be saved in a contiguous stream without any intervening bytes. When the streamable ZIP file container is read by a client device that supports streamable ZIP file containers, the client device can exit the data stream without receiving the central directory. Interruptions during transmission of the ZIP file container can be resumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Paul William CHINN, Eric Olaf CARLSON, Ronnie MISRA
  • Patent number: 9420070
    Abstract: A system is described to create and transmit a streamable ZIP file container. The streamable ZIP file container contains stream metadata, files, and a central directory. The stream metadata, files, and central directory can be saved in a contiguous stream without any intervening bytes. When the streamable ZIP file container is read by a client device that supports streamable ZIP file containers, the client device can exit the data stream without receiving the central directory. Interruptions during transmission of the ZIP file container can be resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Chinn, Eric Olaf Carlson, Ronnie Misra
  • Publication number: 20160202998
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for erasing user data stored in a file system. The method includes destroying all key bags containing encryption keys on a device having a file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis, erasing and rebuilding at least part of the file system associated with user data, and creating a new default key bag containing encryption keys. Also disclosed herein is a method of erasing user data stored in a remote file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis. The method includes transmitting obliteration instructions to a remote device, which cause the remote device to destroy all key bags containing encryption keys on the remote device, erase and rebuild at least part of the file system associated with user data, and create on the remote device a new default key bag containing encryption keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Dallas Blake DE ATLEY, Gordon FREEDMAN, Thomas Brogan DUFFY, JR., Tahoma Madrone TOELKES, Michael John SMITH, Paul William CHINN, David RAHARDJA
  • Publication number: 20160066178
    Abstract: A method of activating a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device pairing with a second device; receiving a connection request from a second device; connecting to the second device; opening a communication channel to the second device; transmitting an activation package to the second device; receiving an activation payload from the second device; and performing an activation using information from the activation payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tyler HAWKINS, Christopher WILSON, Conrad SAUERWALD, Gregory NOVICK, Neil G. CRANE, Rudolph VAN DER MERWE, Samuel NOBLE, Paul William CHINN
  • Patent number: 9244673
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for updating software applications installed on client computing devices, creating a manifest file describing the differences between multiple versions of application archives present in an application distribution system, and coordinating an update process for updating the applications on the client computing devices are disclosed. A scheme of hard-linking to existing files, downloading new files, and erasing unwanted files can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul William Chinn, Eric Olaf Carlson, Cameron Stuart Birse, James Mensch, Ronnie Misra
  • Patent number: 9237016
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for erasing user data stored in a file system. The method includes destroying all key bags containing encryption keys on a device having a file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis, erasing and rebuilding at least part of the file system associated with user data, and creating a new default key bag containing encryption keys. Also disclosed herein is a method of erasing user data stored in a remote file system encrypted on a per file and per class basis. The method includes transmitting obliteration instructions to a remote device, which cause the remote device to destroy all key bags containing encryption keys on the remote device, erase and rebuild at least part of the file system associated with user data, and create on the remote device a new default key bag containing encryption keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas Blake De Atley, Gordon Freedman, Thomas Brogan Duffy, Jr., Tahoma Madrone Toelkes, Michael John Smith, Paul William Chinn, David Rahardja
  • Publication number: 20150350323
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for managing disk space in user devices. A disk space manager is configured to manage the disk space by requesting clients running on the user device to free up disk space. The clients receive the requests and respond to the requests by deleting their own data to free up the requested disk space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Paul William CHINN, Timothy P. HANNON, Cameron S. BIRSE, Ronnie G. MIRSA
  • Publication number: 20140366157
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for assigning multiple containers to a single application. A container can be a specified area of a file system that an assigned application can access to store data, while other applications are restricted access to the container. In some instances, it may be beneficial for multiple applications to share some data, while still maintaining other data in a secure location, thus an application can be assigned to multiple containers, a personal container that can only be accessed by the application, and a shared container that can be accessed by multiple applications. Further, an application can be assigned an alternate container, in addition to the personal container. The alternate container can be used when an alternate user is using the client device, thus restricting the alternate user from accessing any sensitive data stored in the personal container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kelly B. Yancey, Jacques Anthony Vidrine, Eric Olaf Carlson, Paul William Chinn, Simon P. Cooper