Patents by Inventor Richard Williamson

Richard Williamson 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: 10313505
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first widget on a touch screen and detects a first gesture on a settings icon on the first widget. In response to the first gesture, the device displays user-adjustable settings for a plurality of widgets, including settings for the first widget. The device detects one or more additional gestures to change one or more settings for one or more widgets in the plurality of widgets. In response to the additional gestures, the device changes one or more settings for other widgets, including changing one or more settings for a respective widget other than the first widget. Upon detecting a widget selection gesture and a finishing gesture on the touch screen, the device displays a second widget in the plurality of widgets other than the first widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Omernick, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Publication number: 20190105496
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing neural stimulation therapy. The method comprises under control of one or more processors configured with program instructions. The method delivers a series of candidate stimulation waveforms having varied stimulation intensities to at least one electrode located proximate to nervous tissue of interest. A parameter defines the candidate stimulation waveforms is changed to vary the stimulation intensity. The method identifies a first candidate stimulation waveform that induces a paresthesia-abatement effect, while continuing to induce a select analgesic effect. The method further identifies a second candidate stimulation waveform that does not induce the select analgesic effect. The method sets a stimulation therapy based on the first and second candidate stimulation waveforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20190079749
    Abstract: A system and method of modifying application implementation is described. Modification of application implementation may include modification, addition, and/or removal of machine-readable instructions. Modification of machine readable instructions prior to run-time may modify implementation of one or more features. Physical computer processor(s) may be configured by computer readable instructions to obtain machine-readable instructions. Machine-readable instructions may, cause a target computing platform to implement an application when executed. Physical computer processor(s) may obtain information regarding implementation of the application by the target computing platform and analyze the machine-readable instructions and/or the information to create one or more rules for modifying application implementation by the computing platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: FLEXION MOBILE PLC
    Inventors: Andreas Nils Olof MAC MAHON, Peter Zoltan TAKACS, Jonathan Richard WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 10228824
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device includes a touch screen display, and one or more programs configured to be executed by one or more processors. The one or more programs including instructions for displaying an application, wherein the application includes a plurality of input elements that include a respective user input element. Detecting a first input that corresponds to selection of the respective user input element. In response to detecting the first input, enlarging the respective input element, and displaying an input interface for selecting input for the respective user input element, wherein the input interface includes a plurality of text input choices. While displaying the input interface, detecting a second input that corresponds to selection of a respective text input choice of the plurality of text input choices. After detecting the second input, using text that corresponds to the respective text input choice as input for the respective user input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Patricia J. Coleman, Christopher Blumenberg, Corbin Robert Dunn, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os
  • Publication number: 20180372805
    Abstract: Methods, devices and program products are provided for determining an early battery depletion condition for a battery powered device. The method determines a charge consumption drawn externally from a battery cell by the device for a select period of time, obtains a measured cell voltage for the battery cell of the medical device, calculates a projected cell voltage based on the charge consumption and usage conditions, and declares an early depletion condition based on a relation between the measured and projected cell voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Avi Fischer, Gene A. Bornzin, Thomas F. Strange, Xing Pei, Aditya Goil, Fady Dawoud, Kyungmoo Ryu, Joseph Beauvais, Gabriel Mouchawar, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10127035
    Abstract: A system and method of modifying application implementation is described. Modification of application implementation may include modification, addition, and/or removal of machine-readable instructions. Modification of machine readable instructions prior to run-time may modify implementation of one or more features. Physical computer processor(s) may be configured by computer readable instructions to obtain machine-readable instructions. Machine-readable instructions may, cause a target computing platform to implement an application when executed. Physical computer processor(s) may obtain information regarding implementation of the application by the target computing platform and analyze the machine-readable instructions and/or the information to create one or more rules for modifying application implementation by the computing platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Flexion Mobile Limited
    Inventors: Andreas Nils Olof MacMahon, Peter Zoltan Takacs, Jonathan Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180308605
    Abstract: In general, aspects of this invention relate to electrical cables and, in particular, to a cable with electromagnetic and/or anti-ballistic shielding. According to one aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; a continuous metallic sheath surrounding the conductor; and a supplemental sheath layer surrounding the metallic sheath. According to another aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; an armor layer surrounding the conductor; a fabric layer surrounding the conductor; and a polymer layer surrounding the conductor. According to yet another aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; an inner synthetic strength member surrounding the conductor; a polymer compound positioned between the conductor and the inner synthetic strength member; a polymer layer surrounding the inner synthetic strength member; an armor layer surrounding the polymer layer; an outer synthetic strength member surrounding the armor layer; and a polyolefin layer surrounding the outer synthetic strength member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Williamson, Gregory J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10102300
    Abstract: An icon associated with content (e.g., webpage content) is created on a mobile device. In one implementation, the content is displayed on the mobile device and an indication is received to create an icon associated with the content. All or a portion of the content is rendered into the icon, and the icon is displayed on a user interface of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steve Lemay, Tim Omernick, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180268967
    Abstract: A cable includes a core and a braided synthetic tensile material. The tensile material is adapted to form a tensile member so as to longitudinally support the core when the cable is used in vertical applications. The tensile member may generally surround the core or be part of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Williamson, Howard Jackson, Gregory J. Smith, Walt Smith
  • Publication number: 20180211295
    Abstract: The present technology provides a purchasing interface within an application that allows users to purchase a product from another source without leaving the application. The application offers a product for purchase, and a user, desiring to purchase the product can provide an input effective to cause a purchasing interface to be displayed. While the purchasing interface, or information presented therein, comes from the product source, which is different than the application source, it is presented in such a fashion that gives the impression to the user that they are purchasing the product directly from the application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: James Alexander Howard, William Bedford Turner, Christopher Blumenberg, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180140856
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an active implantable medical device (AIMD). The AIMD includes a processor, a first magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a handheld magnet, and at least one second magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. The processor is configured to sample the first magnetic field sensor and the at least one second magnetic field sensor to detect the presence of the MRI scanner, and automatically initiate an MRI mode for the AIMD based on the detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Brad Lindevig, Frank Wei, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Shiloh Sison, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 9952759
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Stephen O. Lemay, Scott Herz, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Gregory Novick, Wayne C. Westerman, Imran Chaudhri, Patrick Lee Coffman, Kenneth Kocienda, Nitin K. Ganatra, Freddy Allen Anzures, Jeremy A. Wyld, Jeffrey Bush, Michael Matas, Paul D. Marcos, Charles J. Pisula, Virgil S. King, Chris Blumenberg, Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Andre M. J. Boule, Henri C. Lamiraux
  • Patent number: 9941030
    Abstract: In general, aspects of this invention relate to electrical cables and, in particular, to a cable with electromagnetic and/or anti-ballistic shielding. According to one aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; a continuous metallic sheath surrounding the conductor; and a supplemental sheath layer surrounding the metallic sheath. According to another aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; an armor layer surrounding the conductor; a fabric layer surrounding the conductor; and a polymer layer surrounding the conductor. According to yet another aspect, a cable may comprise: a conductor; an inner synthetic strength member surrounding the conductor; a polymer compound positioned between the conductor and the inner synthetic strength member; a polymer layer surrounding the inner synthetic strength member; an armor layer surrounding the polymer layer; an outer synthetic strength member surrounding the armor layer; and a polyolefin layer surrounding the outer synthetic strength member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Marmon Utility LLC
    Inventor: Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 9933937
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display displays a first list of information about online video items in a plurality of lists. The device displays a plurality of icons corresponding to at least some of the plurality of lists. In response to detecting a moving finger gesture on the first list, the device scrolls the first list. In response to detecting a stationary finger gesture on a first portion of a row in the first list, where the row contains information about a particular online video item, the device: initiates a request for the particular online video item from a remote computer, receives the particular online video item, and plays the particular online video item. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a respective icon in the plurality of icons, the device displays a corresponding list of information about online video items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Michael Matas, Timothy P. Omernick, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Charles J. Pisula, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 9925379
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system is provided for managing neural stimulation therapy. The method comprises under control of one or more processors configured with program instructions. The method delivers a series of candidate stimulation waveforms having varied stimulation intensities to at least one electrode located proximate to nervous tissue of interest. A parameter defines the candidate stimulation waveforms is changed to vary the stimulation intensity. The method identifies a first candidate stimulation waveform that induces a paresthesia-abatement effect, while continuing to induce a select analgesic effect. The method further identifies a second candidate stimulation waveform that does not induce the select analgesic effect. The method sets a stimulation therapy based on the first and second candidate stimulation waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 9922354
    Abstract: The present technology provides a purchasing interface within an application that allows users to purchase a product from another source without leaving the application. The application offers a product for purchase, and a user, desiring to purchase the product can provide an input effective to cause a purchasing interface to be displayed. While the purchasing interface, or information presented therein, comes from the product source, which is different than the application source, it is presented in such a fashion that gives the impression to the user that they are purchasing the product directly from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Alexander Howard, William Bedford Turner, Christopher Blumenberg, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180039393
    Abstract: One or more touch input signals can be obtained from a touch sensitive device. A touch event model can be used to determine touch and/or gesture events based on the touch input signals. The touch and gesture events can be associated with touch input signals generated from different regions of a web page displayed on the touch sensitive device. Access can be provided to at least one touch or gesture event through a programming interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Williamson, Gregory Dennis Bolsinga, Tim Omernick
  • Patent number: 9875013
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays content on a touch screen display and detects input by finger gestures. In response to the finger gestures, the device selects content, visually distinguishes the selected content, and/or updates the selected content based on detected input. In some embodiments, the device displays a command display area that includes one or more command icons; detects activation of a command icon in the command display area; and, in response to detecting activation of the command icon in the command display area, performs a corresponding action with respect to the selected content. Exemplary actions include cutting, copying, and pasting content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20180018073
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises: detecting one or more finger contacts with the touch screen display, applying one or more heuristics to the one or more finger contacts to determine a command for the device, and processing the command. The one or more heuristics comprise: a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a one-dimensional vertical screen scrolling command, a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a two-dimensional screen translation command, and a heuristic for determining that the one or more finger contacts correspond to a command to transition from displaying a respective item in a set of items to displaying a next item in the set of items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen O. LEMAY, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 9855433
    Abstract: A method is provided for establishing a communication session with an implantable medical device (“IMD”). The method includes configuring an IMD and an external device to communicate with one another through a protocol that utilizes a dedicated advertisement channel. The advertisement period and the scan period of the protocol are independent of one another such that the advertisement and scan periods at least partially overlap intermittently after a number of cycles. When the external device detects one of the advertisement notices, the method includes establishing a communications link between the external device and the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel A. Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu