Patents by Inventor Pierre J. de Filippis

Pierre J. de Filippis 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: 20210051451
    Abstract: A messaging system includes a first messaging app on a first device and a second messaging app, on a second device, that can exchange messages (e.g. text messages, etc.), and the second messaging on can transmit content from a second extension app that operates with the second messaging app to the first messaging app that operates with a first extension app. The content can be opaque to the messaging app, but can be processed by the extension apps to display live, dynamic content in message bubbles in a message transcript of a conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Stephen M. LOTTERMOSER, Pierre J. DE FILIPPIS, David Alex CARTER, Eugene BISTOLAS
  • Publication number: 20210021699
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired or associated with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20210006627
    Abstract: A quick relay communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device (such as a wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart watch) and/or a recipient communication device (such as a companion electronic device to the wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer or a laptop computer) to selectively communicate messages via different communication channels. Based on available connections and a communication constraint associated with a message, a processor executing a program module in an application layer in the initiating communication device provides transmission instructions to an interface circuit in the initiating communication device, which transmits a message to the recipient communication device based on the transmission instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yan YANG, Joe S. ABUAN, Thuy PARK, Jin Hyung PARK, Berkat S. TUNG, Pierre J. DE FILIPPIS, Nicholas J. CIRCOSTA, Daniel B. POLLACK
  • Patent number: 10827319
    Abstract: A messaging system includes a first messaging app on a first device and a second messaging app, on a second device, that can exchange messages (e.g. text messages, etc.), and the second messaging on can transmit content from a second extension app that operates with the second messaging app to the first messaging app that operates with a first extension app. The content can be opaque to the messaging app, but can be processed by the extension apps to display live, dynamic content in message bubbles in a message transcript of a conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Lottermoser, Pierre J. De Filippis, David Alex Carter, Eugene Bistolas
  • Patent number: 10785313
    Abstract: A quick relay communication protocol is used by an initiating communication device (such as a wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart watch) and/or a recipient communication device (such as a companion electronic device to the wearable electronic device, e.g., a smart phone, a tablet computer or a laptop computer) to selectively communicate messages via different communication channels. Based on available connections and a communication constraint associated with a message, a processor executing a program module in an application layer in the initiating communication device provides transmission instructions to an interface circuit in the initiating communication device, which transmits a message to the recipient communication device based on the transmission instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Yang, Joe S. Abuan, Thuy Park, Jin Hyung Park, Berkat S. Tung, Pierre J. De Filippis, Nicholas J. Circosta, Daniel B. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10708408
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired or associated with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10616759
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device that transmits/receives encrypted communications with another device. A first device, such as a smart phone or smart watch, may generate a message associated with a certain data class, which may determine the security procedure used in the communication of the message. The first device may establish an encryption session for the purpose of communicating the message to a second device. Prior to sending the message, the first device may wait until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the data class of the message. Similarly, after receiving the message, the second device may not be able to decrypt the message until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the message data class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Berkat S. Tung, Daniel B. Pollack, Hyeonkuk Jeong, Joe S. Abuan, Pierre J. De Filippis, Yan Yang
  • Publication number: 20190370154
    Abstract: Improved messaging applications are described that use a first set of software to test rendering of a message, and if the test is successful the message is allowed to be presented. In one embodiment, a first set of software can attempt to test the renderability of a message and if the test is successful, the message can be stored in a message database. In one embodiment, the first set of software operates in a separate sandbox from a sandbox for a messaging application which displays the message. The first set of software can operate in a first process which is different than a process in which the messaging application runs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Bistolas, Ryan Nielsen, Pierre J. De Filippis, David P. Remahl, Cristina Formaini, Pierre-Olivier J. Martel, Lilynaz Hashemi, Stephen Lottermoser
  • Patent number: 10499205
    Abstract: A system and method are described for establishing two-way communication between proxy devices that have a certain set of hardware and/or capabilities allowing the proxy devices to send and receive SMS/MMS messages using cellular networks on behalf of proxied devices that lack the hardware and/or capabilities. The proxy device can receive a message from a service provider. The message may be associated with information, and the proxy device can determine a recipient of the message based at least in part on the information. The proxy device can determine whether delivery of the message to the recipient is restricted and, if not, transmit the message the proxied device and/or the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Circosta, Pierre J. de Filippis, Roberto Garcia, Justin N. Wood
  • Publication number: 20190356767
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired or associated with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190342239
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for sharing groups of files within a messaging application includes a processor configured to provide, within the messaging application, a user interface element for sending at least one file to a participant in an active message thread of the messaging application, the at least one file having been determined to be relevant to the participant. The processor is further configured to, responsive to receiving a selection of the user interface element: transmit, to a server, a request to store the at least one file in association with a shared storage area, and to transmit, via the messaging application, a message to the participant in the active message thread, the message comprising information for accessing the at least one file associated with the shared storage area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael BRANDT, Pierre J. DE FILIPPIS, Chelsea J. LEBLANC, Ge YAN, Gavin B. THOMSON, Van HONG, Ahmed M. BASHIR, Randall S. BECKER, Stephen M. LOTTERMOSER, Kevin Y. HE, Roberto GARCIA
  • Patent number: 10419595
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10389865
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10348857
    Abstract: Methods and devices for enabling communication of a client application of a computing device with other devices are provided. The method includes obtaining, from a first client application on the computing device, one or more preferences for creating a first subservice for communicating with the other devices. A template service file associated with the first client application is identified and the template service file includes property definitions for creating subservices that communicate with the other devices. The template service file is used to create a first configuration file corresponding to the first client application, the a first configuration file including a plurality of the property definitions of the template service file. At least one of the plurality of the property definitions is modified using the one or more preferences. The first configuration file is stored in a memory of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre J. De Filippis, Daniel B. Pollack
  • Publication number: 20190141177
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable items that have been paired with an electronic device, such as a smartphone, are described. In one embodiment, the wearable items automatically detect a removal of a first wearable item from a user's body and an attachment of a second wearable item to the user's body. Messages from the wearable items are transmitted to the electronic device to allow the electronic device to switch the active wearable item from the first wearable item to the second wearable item. The switch can occur while the electronic device is in a locked state, and the electronic device can synchronize the second wearable item with data received from the first wearable item. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190104407
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device that transmits/receives encrypted communications with another device. A first device, such as a smart phone or smart watch, may generate a message associated with a certain data class, which may determine the security procedure used in the communication of the message. The first device may establish an encryption session for the purpose of communicating the message to a second device. Prior to sending the message, the first device may wait until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the data class of the message. Similarly, after receiving the message, the second device may not be able to decrypt the message until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the message data class.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Berkat S. Tung, Daniel B. Pollack, Hyeonkuk Jeong, Joe S. Abuan, Pierre J. De Filippis, Yan Yang
  • Patent number: 10194014
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20190020751
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between wearable accessories can scan for one or more on-body states from one or more paired accessories, determine based on a difference in on-body states that a switch between accessories has occurred, the switch being to a second accessory from a first accessory, and transmit synchronization data to the second accessory in response to determining that the second accessory has established a communication connection for data exchange with the companion device. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Publication number: 20180352393
    Abstract: A messaging system includes a first messaging app on a first device and a second messaging app, on a second device, that can exchange messages (e.g. text messages, etc.), and the second messaging on can transmit content from a second extension app that operates with the second messaging app to the first messaging app that operates with a first extension app. The content can be opaque to the messaging app, but can be processed by the extension apps to display live, dynamic content in message bubbles in a message transcript of a conversation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: STEPHEN M. LOTTERMOSER, PIERRE J. DE FILIPPIS, DAVID ALEX CARTER, EUGENE BISTOLAS
  • Patent number: 10136312
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a device that transmits/receives encrypted communications with another device. A first device, such as a smart phone or smart watch, may generate a message associated with a certain data class, which may determine the security procedure used in the communication of the message. The first device may establish an encryption session for the purpose of communicating the message to a second device. Prior to sending the message, the first device may wait until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the data class of the message. Similarly, after receiving the message, the second device may not be able to decrypt the message until encryption credentials are accessible according to certain conditions, which may be determined at least in part by the message data class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Berkat S. Tung, Daniel B. Pollack, Hyeonkuk Jeong, Joe S. Abuan, Pierre J. De Filippis, Yan Yang