Patents by Inventor Robert Edward Borchers

Robert Edward Borchers 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: 9838979
    Abstract: A wireless network system can be provided with a one-way communication link for communicating a beacon signal between beacon circuitries of two electronic devices. According to information stored in the beacon signal, the device that receives the beacon signal can activate a primary communication circuitry to enable communication of primary communication data signals with a primary communication circuitry of the device that transmitted the beacon signal. The beacon circuitries of the two devices may require less power than the primary communication circuitries of the two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Anthony Fadell, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Publication number: 20170232326
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a lifestyle companion system are provided. The lifestyle companion system can provide a platform to conduct a user interview. Based on the user interview responses, the system can suggest activities, references, and/or plug-in modules. During performance of activities, the system can provide audio and/or visual cues related to the activities and collect data indicative of the user's performance. Based on the collected data, the system can dynamically adapt the user's goals and/or activities the user is performing or will perform. In some embodiments of the present invention, the lifestyle companion system of the present invention can be applied to fitness, nutrition, and/or medical modules. The system also can be used to facilitate synchronous group activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald E. Ginsburg
  • Patent number: 9646137
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a lifestyle companion system are provided. The lifestyle companion system can provide a platform to conduct a user interview. Based on the user interview responses, the system can suggest activities, references, and/or plug-in modules. During performance of activities, the system can provide audio and/or visual cues related to the activities and collect data indicative of the user's performance. Based on the collected data, the system can dynamically adapt the user's goals and/or activities the user is performing or will perform. In some embodiments of the present invention, the lifestyle companion system of the present invention can be applied to fitness, nutrition, and/or medical modules. The system also can be used to facilitate synchronous group activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Patent number: 9131342
    Abstract: A selection of a category of interest and location information is used to determine categorical information that is provided to a device. In some implementations, the device includes a touch-sensitive display and presents the categorical information on a map using an indicator. In some implementations, the categorical information can be shared and/or updated by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: 9084089
    Abstract: Methods and systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic devices are disclosed. One aspect pertains to data delivery to electronic devices that are portable, such as, mobile devices. In one embodiment, one mobile device discovers another mobile device within its vicinity. The mobile devices can then wirelessly transmit data from one mobile device to the other. The mobile devices, or their users, can control, request or influence the particular data content being delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley C. Ng, Andrew Bert Hodge, Anthony M. Fadell, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Robert Edward Borchers, Chris Bell, Eddy Cue
  • Patent number: 8956290
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a lifestyle companion system are provided. The lifestyle companion system can provide a platform to conduct a user interview. Based on the user interview responses, the system can suggest activities, references, and/or plug-in modules. During performance of activities, the system can provide audio and/or visual cues related to the activities and collect data indicative of the user's performance. Based on the collected data, the system can dynamically adapt the user's goals and/or activities the user is performing or will perform. In some embodiments of the present invention, the lifestyle companion system of the present invention can be applied to fitness, nutrition, and/or medical modules. The system also can be used to facilitate synchronous group activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Patent number: 8938217
    Abstract: An accessory communicates with a portable media device (“PMD”) to store tags associated with broadcasts in a file maintained in a storage medium of the accessory, where the tags contain information descriptive of a subset of the broadcast content. In one embodiment, the accessory sends commands to the PMD to create or open a tag file that resides on the PMD, write one or more tags to the file, and close the file. Stored tags can be used to access (e.g., purchase) tagged content by communicating with a media asset delivery service either via a host computer or directly from the PMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Emily Clark Schubert, Donald J. Novotney, Anthony M. Fadell, Michael Benjamin Hailey, Chris Bell, Steve Saro Gedikian, Robert Edward Borchers, Jay Laefer, Gregory Thomas Lydon, Lawrence G. Bolton, Eric Oliver
  • Publication number: 20150004578
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a lifestyle companion system are provided. The lifestyle companion system can provide a platform to conduct a user interview. Based on the user interview responses, the system can suggest activities, references, and/or plug-in modules. During performance of activities, the system can provide audio and/or visual cues related to the activities and collect data indicative of the user's performance. Based on the collected data, the system can dynamically adapt the user's goals and/or activities the user is performing or will perform. In some embodiments of the present invention, the lifestyle companion system of the present invention can be applied to fitness, nutrition, and/or medical modules. The system also can be used to facilitate synchronous group activities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20140287780
    Abstract: A selection of a category of interest and location information is used to determine categorical information that is provided to a device. In some implementations, the device includes a touch-sensitive display and presents the categorical information on a map using an indicator. In some implementations, the categorical information can be shared and/or updated by others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Publication number: 20140227963
    Abstract: Methods and systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic devices are disclosed. One aspect pertains to data delivery to mobile devices. In one embodiment, a local server is provided at a particular location, such as at an establishment venue, etc. The local server can operate to locally wirelessly transmit data to mobile devices within its vicinity. Typically, the mobile devices are associated with persons (users) at the particular location. The mobile devices, or their users, can control, request or influence the particular data content being delivered. The local server can also provide customized data to the mobile devices, individually or as a group. The customization can be based on location, characteristics, interests, preferences and/or requests of the users of the mobile devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley C. Ng, Andrew Bert Hodge, Anthony M. Fadell, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Robert Edward Borchers, Chris Bell, Eddy Cue
  • Patent number: D851062
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D857655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D858481
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D871368
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D872049
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D904337
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D909341
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D913989
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D913990
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Laurent Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers
  • Patent number: D921607
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lucas E. Saule, Vincent Voron, Peter Michaelian, Guangyu Jin, Kevin J. Kilpatrick, Branko Lukic, Steven Ryutaro Takayama, Grayson H. Byrd, Adam Scott Koniak, Ariel Lauren Fischer, Robert Edward Borchers