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).

  • Publication number: 20220377167
    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: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy P. OMERNICK, Andre M. J. BOULE, Richard WILLIAMSON, Imran CHAUDHRI, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Patent number: 11474695
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Scott Forstall, Richard Williamson, Jerome René Bellegarda
  • Publication number: 20220230979
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a thin-film integrated circuit, IC, including a plurality of electronic components, the method comprising: forming, using a first fabrication technique, the plurality of electronic components, and forming, using a second fabrication technique, a conductive layer on the plurality of electronic components to form a redistribution layer, RDL, wherein the first fabrication technique includes photolithographic patterning, and the first fabrication technique is different to the second fabrication technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Ken WILLIAMSON, Richard PRICE
  • Publication number: 20220156061
    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: August 23, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: FLEXION MOBILE PLC
    Inventors: Andreas Nils Olof MAC MAHON, Peter Zoltan TAKACS, Jonathan Richard WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: 11240362
    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 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Omernick, Andre M. J. Boule, Richard Williamson, Imran Chaudhri, Freddy Allen Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Patent number: 11221373
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    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: 11209969
    Abstract: A multi-step animation sequence for smoothly transitioning from a map view to a panorama view of a specified location is disclosed. An orientation overlay can be displayed on the panorama, showing a direction and angular extent of the field of view of the panorama. An initial specified location and a current location of the panorama can also be displayed on the orientation overlay. A navigable placeholder panorama to be displayed in place of a panorama at the specified location when panorama data is not available is disclosed. A perspective view of a street name annotation can be laid on the surface of a street in the panorama.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Williamson, Christopher Blumenberg, Mike Matas, Kimon Tsinteris, Ryan Staake, Alex Kan
  • Publication number: 20210397336
    Abstract: A device has a touch screen display configured to display a map application, which is configured to separately display a list of bookmarked locations, a list of recent queries, and a list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on an input icon associated with a search term input area, the map application displays at least one of the list of bookmarked locations, the list of recent queries, and the list of contacts. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a bookmarked location, an area corresponding to the bookmarked location is displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a recent query, one or more results corresponding to the recent query are displayed on a digital map. In response to detecting a finger gesture on a contact, an area associated with the contact is displayed on a digital map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael MATAS, Chris BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Richard WILLIAMSON
  • Publication number: 20210349631
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth KOCIENDA, Greg CHRISTIE, Bas ORDING, Scott FORSTALL, Richard WILLIAMSON, Jerome René BELLEGARDA
  • Patent number: 11120485
    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: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Alexander Howard, William Bedford Turner, Christopher Blumenberg, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11099833
    Abstract: A system and method of modifying an application implementation. 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. Physical computer processor(s) may modify the machine-readable instructions based on the rules to add features to and/or remove features from the machine-readable instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Flexion Mobile PLC
    Inventors: Andreas Nils Olof MacMahon, Peter Zoltan Takacs, Jonathan Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11079933
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Scott Forstall, Richard Williamson, Jerome René Bellegarda
  • Patent number: 11029838
    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: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen O. LeMay, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 11007370
    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: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20210112152
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy P. OMERNICK, Andre M. J. BOULE, Richard WILLIAMSON, Imran CHAUDHRI, Freddy Allen ANZURES, Greg CHRISTIE
  • Publication number: 20210046323
    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: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Reza Shahandeh, Richard Williamson, Gabriel Mouchawar, Brent Croft, William Winstrom, Robert McCormick, Jorge N. Amely-Velez, Thanh Tieu, Ali Dianaty, Samir Shah, Yongjian Wu
  • Publication number: 20200391031
    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: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10864372
    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: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Min, Alexander Kent, Richard Williamson
  • Publication number: 20200314234
    Abstract: A device, method, and graphical user interface for providing maps, directions, and location-based information on a touch screen display are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Michael MATAS, Christopher BLUMENBERG, Andre M.J. BOULE, Stephen O. LEMAY, Richard WILLIAMSON
  • Patent number: D971728
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Cheer Pack North America
    Inventors: David A. Williamson, Richard Meyer