Patents by Inventor Robert Ulrich

Robert Ulrich 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: 10360714
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include displaying vehicle environment awareness. In some embodiments, a visualization system may display an abstract representation of a vehicle's physical environment via a mobile device and/or a device embedded in the vehicle. For example, the visualization may use a voxel grid to represent the environment and may alter characteristics of shapes in the grid to increase their visual prominence when the sensors of the vehicle detect that an object is occupying the space represented by the shapes. In some embodiments, the visualization may gradually increase and reduce the visual prominence of shapes in the grid to create a soothing wave effect. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Han Han Xue, Jisi Guo, Katherine Marisa Dill, Johan Ulrich Lewin Jessen, Audrey Liu, Oleg Vadim Panichev, Robert Earl Rasmusson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190177088
    Abstract: An autonomous transport vehicle for transferring case units to and from predefined storage areas in an automated case unit storage system, the automated case unit storage system including an array of multilevel storage racks with picking aisles passing therebetween and at least one multilevel vertical conveyor having movable shelves, the autonomous transport vehicle including a frame configured to traverse the picking aisles and a transfer deck connecting the picking aisles to the at least one multilevel vertical conveyor for transferring case units between the predefined storage areas and the at least one multilevel vertical conveyor, and a controller connected to the frame, the controller being configured to effect movement of the autonomous transport vehicle through the picking aisles for accessing each storage area within a respective level of the array of multilevel storage racks and each shelf of the at least one multilevel vertical conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Robert SULLIVAN, John LERT, Stephen C. TOEBES, Foster HINSHAW, Nathan ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20190100302
    Abstract: An aircraft that includes torque rotor and a lifting rotor, and generates torque from the torque rotor. The torque rotor may optimize drag production while the lifting rotor may optimize lift production limiting compromise between drag and lift production rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Evan Robert ULRICH, Robert Edward OBERTO
  • Publication number: 20190063103
    Abstract: A movable standing base for parasols, display boards, flagpoles and the like comprises a weight part having, firmly attached at the bottom side thereof, at least three, preferably four steering rollers, and it further comprises attachment elements for a parasol, for a display board, for a flagpole or for any other objects to be set up, and a plurality of preferably four lowerable blocking feet. In order to improve ease of handling without loss of stability, the blocking feet are connected to each other in the edge region of the weight part by two bridge girders arranged opposite to each other and a middle yoke and are anchored to the weight part in a substantially parallelogram shaped lowerable manner by two pivot levers. A tensioning lever is disposed resting on the middle yoke, and a pressure element leads to a blocking pedal at the upper side of the standing base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Glatz AG
    Inventor: Robert Ulrich Siegenthaler
  • Publication number: 20180373409
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a device with one or more processors, a display, and one or more input devices. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a storage management input indicative of a request to manage data stored on the device. In response to detecting the storage management input, the method includes displaying, on the display, a storage management user interface including a first storage management affordance that is associated with a first storage management operation and a second storage management affordance that is associated with a second storage management operation that is different from the first storage management operation. While displaying the storage management user interface, the method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a selection input selecting the first storage management affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Frank de Jong, Patrick Lee Coffman, Robert Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20170357388
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes detecting a management input indicative of a request to manage data stored at the direction of the device at a storage location with a limited available storage capacity, and in response, displaying a data storage management user interface that includes a plurality of data storage management affordances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Yanagihara, Kevin Charles Milden, Steve Ko, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Maxym Runov, Robert Ulrich
  • Patent number: 9009115
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatic detection of data loss to system or a particular application. In one implementation a method is provided. The method includes identifying a loss of data associated with a current view. An alert is generated identifying the loss of data. A user is prompted to initiate a history view to restore the lost data, the history view including at least a first visual representation of an earlier version of the current view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Robert Ulrich, Dave Lyons
  • Patent number: 8762845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an enhanced auditory behavior to a graphical user interface are described. Control elements portrayed by the graphical user interface on a display are associated with at least two states. When transitioning between states, a sound effect specified for that transition can be provided to provide further user or designer customization of the interface appearance. Movement of objects can be accompanied by a repeated sound effect. Characteristics of both sound effects can be easily adjusted in volume, pitch and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ulrich, Arlo Rose
  • Patent number: 8745523
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes displaying a current view, initiating a history view, the history view including two or more visual representations of corresponding earlier versions of the current view, identifying a selection of an item in a visual representation, receiving an input to delete the selected item, and deleting each instance of the selected item in the history view. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter McInerney, Pavel Cisler, David Hart, Eric Weiss, Robert Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8725965
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes detecting a remote storage device, prompting the user to use the detected remote storage device for backup operations, receiving a user input to use the detected remote storage device for backup operations, and automatically configuring backup operations using the remote storage device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Hart, Christopher Wolf, Pavel Cisler, Robert Ulrich, Kevin Tiene, Mike Metas
  • Patent number: 8531480
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface are described. Sets of objects can be grouped into themes to provide a user with a distinct overall impression of the interface. These themes can be switched dynamically by switching pointers to drawing procedures or switching data being supplied to these procedures. To buffer applications from the switchable nature of graphical user interfaces according to the present invention, colors and patterns used to implement the interface objects are abstracted from the interface by, for example, pattern look-up tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ruff, Robert G. Johnston, Jr., Robert Ulrich
  • Patent number: 8468136
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes identifying an item for segmented backup according to one or more specified criteria, and performing a first backup of the item including separating the item into a plurality of first parts prior to backing up the data and including separately storing each part. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ulrich, Steve Ko, Pavel Cisler, Eric Weiss
  • Patent number: 8429425
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes identifying an encrypted source disk image to be included in a backup operation, the encrypted disk image being encrypted with a first key and generating an encrypted backup disk image, the encrypted backup disk image being encrypted with a second key protected with a randomly generated password. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Ko, Robert Ulrich
  • Patent number: 7809688
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating incremental backups are provided. In one implementation a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a current view is displayed in a user interface, a first user input requesting that a history view associated with the current view be displayed. The history view is displayed in response to the first user input, the history view including at least a first visual representation of an earlier version of the current view, the earlier version including a first element. A second user input is received while the history view is displayed. The second user input requests that the current view be modified according to the earlier version, at least with regard to the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Steve Ko, Kevin Tiene, Mike Matas, Gregory N. Christie, Gene Zyrl Ragan, Robert Ulrich, Scott Forstall, Marcel Mwa van Os
  • Publication number: 20100011306
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface are described. Sets of objects can be grouped into themes to provide a user with a distinct overall impression of the interface. These themes can be switched dynamically by switching pointers to drawing procedures or switching data being supplied to these procedures. To buffer applications from the switchable nature of graphical user interfaces according to the present invention, colors and patterns used to implement the interface objects are abstracted from the interface by, for example, pattern look-up tables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph RUFF, Robert G. JOHNSTON, JR., Robert ULRICH
  • Publication number: 20090292993
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an enhanced auditory behavior to a graphical user interface are described. Control elements portrayed by the graphical user interface on a display are associated with at least two states. When transitioning between states, a sound effect specified for that transition can be provided to provide further user or designer customization of the interface appearance. Movement of objects can be accompanied by a repeated sound effect. Characteristics of both sound effects can be easily adjusted in volume, pitch and frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Apple Inc
    Inventors: Robert ULRICH, Arlo ROSE
  • Patent number: 7609279
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface are described. Sets of objects can be grouped into themes to provide a user with a distinct overall impression of the interface. These themes can be switched dynamically by switching pointers to drawing procedures or switching data being supplied to these procedures. To buffer applications from the switchable nature of graphical user interfaces according to the present invention, colors and patterns used to implement the interface objects are abstracted from the interface by, for example, pattern look-up tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Ruff, Robert G. Johnston, Jr., Robert Ulrich
  • Patent number: 7568158
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an enhanced auditory behavior to a graphical user interface are described. Control elements portrayed by the graphical user interface on a display are associated with at least two states. When transitioning between states, a sound effect specified for that transition can be provided to provide further user or designer customization of the interface appearance. Movement of objects can be accompanied by a repeated sound effect. Characteristics of both sound effects can be easily adjusted in volume, pitch and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ulrich, Arlo Rose
  • Publication number: 20080307347
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a system is provided. The system includes a backup component, the backup component for capturing a state of a view of a user interface of an application as part of a backup operation and a first interface coupling the backup component and the application, the interface providing a communication link between the backup component and the application such that a backup user interface can display the captured state of the view. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, David Lyons, Robert Ulrich
  • Publication number: 20080307018
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for storing and restoring digital data. In some implementations, a method is provided. The method includes identifying an item for segmented backup according to one or more specified criteria, and performing a first backup of the item including separating the item into a plurality of first parts prior to backing up the data and including separately storing each part. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, computer program products, and computer readable media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: Robert Ulrich, Steve Ko, Pavel Cisler, Eric Weiss