Patents by Inventor Sarah Brody

Sarah Brody 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: 8235724
    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: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20110281687
    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: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: 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: 8001472
    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: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20080086318
    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: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20080076637
    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: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20080077881
    Abstract: The present invention can include electronic devices having variable input/output interfaces that can allow a user to interact with the devices with greater efficiency and in a more ergonomic manner. An electronic device of the present invention can display icons associated with user-programmable parameters of a media file. By interacting with the icons, a user can change the user-programmable parameters during playback of the media file. Changes to the user-programmable parameters can affect playback of the remainder of the media file. An electronic device of the present invention also can automatically re-orient images shown on a display and re-configure user input components based on the orientation of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu
  • Publication number: 20080077620
    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: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20080077619
    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: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Robert Edward Borchers, Donald Ginsburg
  • Publication number: 20080077489
    Abstract: Rewards systems for permitting a user to motivate one or more other users to perform predetermined activities are provided. A rewards system of the present invention can permit a supervisory user to set up rewards allocation parameters by which the rewards system can automatically distribute rewards to a subordinate user. Once the subordinate user has input data about his activities, the rewards system can determine the appropriate rewards to distribute to the subordinate user account based on the data and the rewards allocation parameters. A rewards system of the present invention also can permit a user to challenge one or more users to a competition. Based on data about the competitors' activities and user-defined allocation parameters, the rewards system can automatically distribute rewards to the user account(s) of victorious competitor(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Gregory Gilley, Sarah A. Brody, Randall Hayes Ubillos, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu
  • Publication number: 20070115285
    Abstract: To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading system. The graphical user interface shading system provides a very simple intuitive interface to the user. In one embodiment, the user is presented with an adjustable user interface widget such as a slider that allows the user to select any shading setting along a shading continuum. The graphical user interface shading system reacts to the users control by adjusting a number of different graphical user interface elements in response to the new shading setting. In one embodiment, the graphical user interface shading system adjusts singled colored areas with a linear interpolation, text with a font color selection, icons with an icon bitmap selection, textured areas with a texture blend, and decals with a decal blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Sarah Brody, Tim Wasko, Robert Kondrk
  • Patent number: 7184056
    Abstract: To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading system. The graphical user interface shading system provides a very simple intuitive interface to the user. In one embodiment, the user is presented with an adjustable user interface widget such as a slider that allows the user to select any shading setting along a shading continuum. The graphical user interface shading system reacts to the users control by adjusting a number of different graphical user interface elements in response to the new shading setting. In one embodiment, the graphical user interface shading system adjusts singled colored areas with a linear interpolation, text with a font color selection, icons with an icon bitmap selection, textured areas with a texture blend, and decals with a decal blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Brody, Tim Wasko, Robert Kondrk
  • Publication number: 20060071942
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing digital images is provided. A collection of digital images may be managed using a digital image system that displays images using groups, stacks, and versions. A group is a set of unordered digital images that may be visually represented, in a first state, using a representative image, and in a second state, by each digital image in the group. Stacks are similar to groups, except that each digital image in a stack has a rank, and each digital image in the stack is depicted in order of its rank. Versions are similar to groups, except that one or more images in the group are derived from another image in the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Randy Ubillos, Laurent Perrodin, Dan Waylonis, Stan Jirman, Sarah Brody, Mike Mages
  • Publication number: 20040104911
    Abstract: To allow users to compensate for different and dynamically changing lighting conditions, the present invention introduces a graphical user interface shading system. The graphical user interface shading system provides a very simple intuitive interface to the user. In one embodiment, the user is presented with an adjustable user interface widget such as a slider that allows the user to select any shading setting along a shading continuum. The graphical user interface shading system reacts to the users control by adjusting a number of different graphical user interface elements in response to the new shading setting. In one embodiment, the graphical user interface shading system adjusts singled colored areas with a linear interpolation, text with a font color selection, icons with an icon bitmap selection, textured areas with a texture blend, and decals with a decal blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: Sarah Brody, Tim Wasko, Robert Kondrk