Patents by Inventor Sam Gharabally

Sam Gharabally 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: 9665878
    Abstract: Systems, graphical user interfaces and methods for upgrading from one or more digital media assets to a set of digital media assets over a network are described. A potential purchaser can be notified of available upgrade opportunities that are available for purchase. The potential purchaser can elect to pursue an upgrade opportunity so as to purchase a set of digital media assets. Upon upgrading to the set of digital media assets, the digital media assets within the set of digital media assets are made available to the purchaser. According to one aspect, a graphical user interface facilitates presenting and requesting upgrade opportunities. According to another aspect, equivalency rules and/or eligibility rules can be used to control which sets of digital media assets are available for upgrade by respective potential purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Pirnack, Patrice Gautier, Debra Ameerally, Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, George Campbell, Darren Ming Lew, Sam Gharabally, Ricardo D. Cortes
  • Publication number: 20170010883
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to automatically download and install updates to applications installed on the mobile device. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on how the mobile device is connected to a network that provides access to the application updates. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on whether the mobile device has previously downloaded applications or application updates from a caching server. In some implementations, indicia can be presented on a graphical user interface of the mobile device to indicate which applications have been updated. In some implementations, an application update can be downloaded while the corresponding application is in use by the user. The application can be installed when the application is no longer being used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Sean Kelly, Patrick Coffman, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 9542172
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to automatically download and install updates to applications installed on the mobile device. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on how the mobile device is connected to a network that provides access to the application updates. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on whether the mobile device has previously downloaded applications or application updates from a caching server. In some implementations, indicia can be presented on a graphical user interface of the mobile device to indicate which applications have been updated. In some implementations, an application update can be downloaded while the corresponding application is in use by the user. The application can be installed when the application is no longer being used by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Sean Kelly, Patrick Coffman, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 9319406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20160092693
    Abstract: A device (e.g., a phone) can be provided by an entity (e.g., a business) to a user (e.g., an employee). The device includes a profile manager that allows the user to configure a personal profile comprising any of applications, settings, and stored data. The device is also configurable with an entity profile determined by the entity that also may include applications, settings, and stored data. The user can select from operating modes comprising at least a personal mode, and a unity mode; an entity mode also may be available for selection. The profile manager, based on the selected mode, determines whether entity profile data and applications are available to the user, and which applications from either profile may conduct user-perceptible activities. The profile manager may periodically verify entity profile rights with a server, and if verification fails, then the profile manager can restrict entity profile data and applications access, regardless of operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventor: Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 9183534
    Abstract: A device (e.g., a phone) can be provided by an entity (e.g., a business) to a user (e.g., an employee). The device includes a profile manager that allows the user to configure a personal profile comprising any of applications, settings, and stored data. The device is also configurable with an entity profile determined by the entity that also may include applications, settings, and stored data. The user can select from operating modes comprising at least a personal mode, and a unity mode; an entity mode also may be available for selection. The profile manager, based on the selected mode, determines whether entity profile data and applications are available to the user, and which applications from either profile may conduct user-perceptible activities. The profile manager may periodically verify entity profile rights with a server, and if verification fails, then the profile manager can restrict entity profile data and applications access, regardless of operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Gharabally
  • Publication number: 20150269655
    Abstract: The subject disclosure relates to a method for providing user notifications related to the release of a movie or other media item. In some implementations, the method includes steps for receiving an interest signal for a user, the interest signal comprising a selection of one or more media items for which the user has indicated an interest; receiving a locations signal, the locations signal comprising location information corresponding with one or more of the user's preferred theatre locations, and searching, a media database to determine if any of the one or more media items is available to the user, wherein searching the media database is performed using the interest signal and the locations signal. Systems and computer readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventors: Sam Gharabally, Keith Paul Kowalczykowski, Sam Vafaee
  • Publication number: 20150213475
    Abstract: Systems, graphical user interfaces and methods for upgrading from one or more digital media assets to a set of digital media assets over a network are described. A potential purchaser can be notified of available upgrade opportunities that are available for purchase. The potential purchaser can elect to pursue an upgrade opportunity so as to purchase a set of digital media assets. Upon upgrading to the set of digital media assets, the digital media assets within the set of digital media assets are made available to the purchaser. According to one aspect, a graphical user interface facilitates presenting and requesting upgrade opportunities. According to another aspect, equivalency rules and/or eligibility rules can be used to control which sets of digital media assets are available for upgrade by respective potential purchasers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Tracy Pirnack, Patrice Gautier, Debra Ameerally, Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, George Campbell, Darren Ming Lew, Sam Gharabally, Ricardo D. Cortes
  • Publication number: 20150206168
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for inserting dynamic content into podcast episodes. The system first detects a playback of a podcast episode, the podcast episode including at least one media item. Next, the system identifies a content insertion point in the podcast episode for inserting a content item into the podcast episode during the playback of the podcast episode. The system then dynamically inserts the content item into the content insertion point in the podcast episode during the playback of the podcast episode, wherein the podcast episode is configured to pause playback of the podcast episode and initiate playback of the content item when the playback of the podcast episode reaches a playback position associated with the content insertion point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James O. Boggs, Ryan Griggs, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 8984442
    Abstract: Systems, graphical user interfaces and methods for upgrading from one or more digital media assets to a set of digital media assets over a network are described. A potential purchaser can be notified of available upgrade opportunities that are available for purchase. The potential purchaser can elect to pursue an upgrade opportunity so as to purchase a set of digital media assets. Upon upgrading to the set of digital media assets, the digital media assets within the set of digital media assets are made available to the purchaser. According to one aspect, a graphical user interface facilitates presenting and requesting upgrade opportunities. According to another aspect, equivalency rules and/or eligibility rules can be used to control which sets of digital media assets are available for upgrade by respective potential purchasers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Pirnack, Patrice Gautier, Debra Ameerally, Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, George Campbell, Darren Lew, Sam Gharabally, Ricardo D. Cortes
  • Publication number: 20140280462
    Abstract: Improved techniques for controlling delivery (e.g., download) of application programs from a remote application repository to different client computing devices are disclosed. Application programs are often built to operate on computing devices that have certain hardware capabilities. Hence, application programs available for download from a remote application repository might not be suitable execution on all client computing devices that are able to access the remote application repository. The improved techniques for controlling delivery can operate to permit the applications to be received by only those client computing devices that have the required hardware capabilities to properly operate the application programs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: SAM GHARABALLY, Sean B. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140223423
    Abstract: In some implementations, a mobile device can be configured to automatically download and install updates to applications installed on the mobile device. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on how the mobile device is connected to a network that provides access to the application updates. In some implementations, the automatic updates can be performed based on whether the mobile device has previously downloaded applications or application updates from a caching server. In some implementations, indicia can be presented on a graphical user interface of the mobile device to indicate which applications have been updated. In some implementations, an application update can be downloaded while the corresponding application is in use by the user. The application can be installed when the application is no longer being used by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Matthieu Alsina, Sean Kelly, Patrick Coffman, Sam Gharabally
  • Publication number: 20140215510
    Abstract: A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a received request. The content server is further configured to authorize the transfer of the content from the viewing device to another viewing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, Mihailo Despotovic, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 8745153
    Abstract: Improved techniques for controlling delivery (e.g., download) of application programs from a remote application repository to different client computing devices are disclosed. Application programs are often built to operate on computing devices that have certain hardware capabilities. Hence, application programs available for download from a remote application repository might not be suitable execution on all client computing devices that are able to access the remote application repository. The improved techniques for controlling delivery can operate to permit the applications to be received by only those client computing devices that have the required hardware capabilities to properly operate the application programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Gharabally, Sean Kelly
  • Patent number: 8677430
    Abstract: A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a received request. The content server is further configured to authorize the transfer of the content from the viewing device to another viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, Mihailo Despotovic, Sam Gharabally
  • Patent number: 8650561
    Abstract: Localizing display of applications for download, the method including receiving from a developer and ingesting into an online store an application localized in different languages, including a designated default language, determining a local language of a user desiring to download the application from the online store, presenting to the user an interface to download a version of the application in the user's local language if the application is available in the user's local language, and presenting to the user an interface to download the version of the application in the designated default language if the application is unavailable in the user's local language. In the case of people who speak more than one language, determining a local language of a user further includes determining one or more secondary local languages and/or assigning an order of priority to the secondary languages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Gharabally, Ricardo Cortes, David Makower, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130019234
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130019233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130019237
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application for installation on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives from a client device a software adoption request including an identifier associated with a user account and a proof of entitlement associated with a software package or the user account, verifies the proof of entitlement by comparing the proof of entitlement to a database, and if the proof of entitlement is verified, adopts the software package as part of the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 8166508
    Abstract: A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a received request. The content server is further configured to authorize the transfer of the content from the viewing device to another viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hiro Mitsuji, Alan Ward, Mihailo Despotovic, Sam Gharabally