Patents by Inventor Raleigh J. Ledet

Raleigh J. Ledet 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: 11099679
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the touch input, the device, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a first intensity model of a plurality of different intensity models, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the first intensity model without generating a tactile output; and, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a second intensity model different from the first intensity model, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the second intensity model, including conditionally generating a tactile output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20210132762
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a display and one or more input devices separate from the display, displays, on the display, a user interface for an application. The device receives, at the one or more input devices separate from the display, user input events. The device generates a plurality of separate event streams in accordance with the user input events. The device merges information from the plurality of separate event streams to generate a stream of merged user input events. The device provides, to the application, information that describes the stream of merged user input events. The device displays, on the display, a response by the application that is based at least in part on the information that describes the stream of merged user input events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael T. Turner, Raleigh J. Ledet
  • Patent number: 10921975
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a display and an input device separate from the display, displays a user interface that includes a representation of a first application and a pointer object. The device receives, at the input device, a user input event directed to a location in the user interface at which the pointer object is displayed. In response to the user input event, when the respective location in the user interface at which the pointer object is displayed is over the representation of the first application, the device provides, to the first application, information that describes a simulated touch event including information that describes locations of one or more simulated touches in the user interface; and displays, on the display, a change in the representation of the first application that is determined by the first application in response to the information that describes the simulated touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael T. Turner, Raleigh J. Ledet
  • Publication number: 20200225753
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the touch input, the device, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a first intensity model of a plurality of different intensity models, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the first intensity model without generating a tactile output; and, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a second intensity model different from the first intensity model, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the second intensity model, including conditionally generating a tactile output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Patent number: 10558268
    Abstract: An electronic device receives an indication of an input detected by a respective input device of the plurality of input devices; and, in response, provides information describing the input to an application running on the device that enables the application to react to the input. The device receives a reaction to the input from the application that indicates that a tactile output is to be generated in response to the input; and, in response, causes the generation of a respective tactile output. In accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the first input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the first input device based on the reaction from the application. In accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the second input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the second input device based on the reaction from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Raleigh J. Ledet
  • Publication number: 20190369829
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a display and an input device separate from the display, displays a user interface that includes a representation of a first application and a pointer object. The device receives, at the input device, a user input event directed to a location in the user interface at which the pointer object is displayed. In response to the user input event, when the respective location in the user interface at which the pointer object is displayed is over the representation of the first application, the device provides, to the first application, information that describes a simulated touch event including information that describes locations of one or more simulated touches in the user interface; and displays, on the display, a change in the representation of the first application that is determined by the first application in response to the information that describes the simulated touch event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael T. Turner, Raleigh J. Ledet
  • Publication number: 20180321753
    Abstract: An electronic device receives an indication of an input detected by a respective input device of the plurality of input devices; and, in response, provides information describing the input to an application running on the device that enables the application to react to the input. The device receives a reaction to the input from the application that indicates that a tactile output is to be generated in response to the input; and, in response, causes the generation of a respective tactile output. In accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the first input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the first input device based on the reaction from the application. In accordance with a determination that the reaction was triggered by the second input device, the respective tactile output is generated at the second input device based on the reaction from the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventor: Raleigh J. Ledet
  • Patent number: 10019065
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The electronic device includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, and, in response to detecting the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, determines a first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. The device identifies a first intensity model identifier from a plurality of predefined intensity model identifiers, and, in accordance with the first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and one or more thresholds associated with the first intensity model identifier, determines a first touch characterization parameter. Subsequent to determining the first touch characterization parameter, the device sends first touch information to the first software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20170220116
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The electronic device includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, and, in response to detecting the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, determines a first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. The device identifies a first intensity model identifier from a plurality of predefined intensity model identifiers, and, in accordance with the first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and one or more thresholds associated with the first intensity model identifier, determines a first touch characterization parameter. Subsequent to determining the first touch characterization parameter, the device sends first touch information to the first software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Patent number: 9645669
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The electronic device includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, and, in response to detecting the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, determines a first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. The device identifies a first intensity model identifier from a plurality of predefined intensity model identifiers, and, in accordance with the first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and one or more thresholds associated with the first intensity model identifier, determines a first touch characterization parameter. Subsequent to determining the first touch characterization parameter, the device sends first touch information to the first software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Patent number: 9542037
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a first touch input on a first touch region of a touch-sensitive surface, and identifies a first intensity model identifier associated with the first touch region. In response to detecting the first touch input, the device determines a first intensity of the first touch input on the first touch region; determines a first touch characterization parameter; and, subsequently sends to a first software application the first touch characterization parameter. The device also detects a second touch input on a second touch region of the touch-sensitive surface, and identifies a second intensity model identifier associated with the second touch region. In response to detecting the second touch input, the device determines a second intensity of the second touch input on the second touch region; determines a second touch characterization parameter; and, subsequently sends to the first software application the second touch characterization parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Patent number: 9507459
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes a first display region and a second display region. The device detects a first intensity of a touch input at a first location on a touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the first display region; detects a movement of the touch input to a second location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the second display region; after detecting the movement, detects a second intensity of the touch input at the second location; and, in response, in accordance with a determination that the first intensity does not satisfy a first intensity threshold, processes the second intensity using one or more intensity thresholds associated with the second display region; and, in accordance with a determination that the first intensity satisfies the first intensity threshold, processes the second intensity using one or more intensity thresholds associated with the first display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20160259471
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The electronic device includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, and, in response to detecting the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface, determines a first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. The device identifies a first intensity model identifier from a plurality of predefined intensity model identifiers, and, in accordance with the first intensity applied by the first touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and one or more thresholds associated with the first intensity model identifier, determines a first touch characterization parameter. Subsequent to determining the first touch characterization parameter, the device sends first touch information to the first software application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20160259470
    Abstract: An electronic device detects a first touch input on a first touch region of a touch-sensitive surface, and identifies a first intensity model identifier associated with the first touch region. In response to detecting the first touch input, the device determines a first intensity of the first touch input on the first touch region; determines a first touch characterization parameter; and, subsequently sends to a first software application the first touch characterization parameter. The device also detects a second touch input on a second touch region of the touch-sensitive surface, and identifies a second intensity model identifier associated with the second touch region. In response to detecting the second touch input, the device determines a second intensity of the second touch input on the second touch region; determines a second touch characterization parameter; and, subsequently sends to the first software application the second touch characterization parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20160259472
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes a first display region and a second display region. The device detects a first intensity of a touch input at a first location on a touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the first display region; detects a movement of the touch input to a second location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the second display region; after detecting the movement, detects a second intensity of the touch input at the second location; and, in response, in accordance with a determination that the first intensity does not satisfy a first intensity threshold, processes the second intensity using one or more intensity thresholds associated with the second display region; and, in accordance with a determination that the first intensity satisfies the first intensity threshold, processes the second intensity using one or more intensity thresholds associated with the first display region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Publication number: 20150234493
    Abstract: The present application is related to a method for providing output for a computing device. The method includes determining, by a processor, a location of a cursor, the cursor corresponding to an input device; analyzing, by the processor, whether the location is in a first tracking area for a first application; if the location is in a first tracking area, activating a first feedback profile for the first tracking area; sensing, by the input device, a first input to the input device; and providing a first output corresponding to one or more parameters determined by the first feedback profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Nima Parivar, Raleigh J. Ledet, Michael W. Funk, Kristin M. Forster, Jevgenia Smorgun, Kelsey Y. Ho, Wayne C. Westerman, Philip J. Holland