Patents by Inventor Sarah G. Barbour

Sarah G. Barbour 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: 20200333157
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law
  • Publication number: 20200278213
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10732003
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Patent number: 10718625
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20190145792
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20190137293
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20190063940
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Publication number: 20190025070
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10161761
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10113879
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 10018478
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Patent number: 9885574
    Abstract: A method that performs a series of interactive operations to calibrate a compass in a mobile device. The method requires a user to move the device to a variety of different orientations. In order to ensure that the device moves to a sufficient number and variety of orientations, the method instructs the user to rotate the device in a series of interactive operations. The interactive operations provide feedback to inform the user how well the user is performing the interactive operations. In some embodiments, the feedback is tactile (e.g., a vibration). In some embodiments the feedback is audible (e.g., a beep or buzz). In some embodiments, the feedback is visual (e.g., an image or images on a video display of the device). The feedback in some embodiments is continuous (e.g., a changing visual display) and in some embodiments is discrete (e.g., the device beeps after taking a good reading).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Moore, Sarah G. Barbour, Joshua C. Weinberg, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Brian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20170205243
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 9347787
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mapping application with novel tools for examining potential destinations and routes to the potential destinations. In some embodiments, the mapping application includes a route preview page that provides a novel combination of user element tools that allow a user (1) to explore alternative routes to a selected destination, (2) to explore routes to other destinations in a list of destinations. In some embodiments, the route overview page also provides a modal zoom tool that allows the map on this page to zoom to the destination/search result or zoom out to an overview of the entire route to the destination/search result. These three tools (i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Publication number: 20160084668
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Patent number: 9261380
    Abstract: A method of selectively displaying maps on a mobile device. The method sends a map application, which had been displaying a first map, to the background. The method then returns the map application to the foreground. The method then determines whether to redisplay the previous map or display a map surrounding the then current location of the device. The determination is based on various factors including user interaction, time that the map application has been in the background and distance traveled while the map application is in the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Christopher Blumenberg, Catherine A. Edwards, Marcel van Os, Patrice O. Gautier, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Patent number: 9230556
    Abstract: A method of providing navigation on an electronic device when the display screen is locked. The method receives a verbal request to start navigation while the display is locked. The method identifies a route from a current location to a destination based on the received verbal request. While the display screen is locked, the method provides navigational directions on the electronic device from the current location of the electronic device to the destination. Some embodiments provide a method for processing a verbal search request. The method receives a navigation-related verbal search request and prepares a sequential list of the search results based on the received request. The method then provides audible information to present a search result from the sequential list. The method presents the search results in a batch form until the user selects a search result, the user terminates the search, or the search items are exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcel van Os, Sarah G. Barbour, Brady A. Law, Bradford A. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150300832
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a mapping application that provides a variety of UI elements for allowing a user to specify a location (e.g., for viewing or serving as route destinations). In some embodiments, these location-input UI elements appear in succession on a sequence of pages, according to a hierarchy that has the UI elements that require less user interaction appear on earlier pages in the sequence than the UI elements that require more user interaction. In some embodiments, the location-input UI elements that successively appear in the mapping application include (1) selectable predicted-destination notifications, (2) a list of selectable predicted destinations, (3) a selectable voice-based search affordance, and (4) a keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinburg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Publication number: 20150253148
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mapping application with novel tools for examining potential destinations and routes to the potential destinations. In some embodiments, the mapping application includes a route preview page that provides a novel combination of user element tools that allow a user (1) to explore alternative routes to a selected destination, (2) to explore routes to other destinations in a list of destinations. In some embodiments, the route overview page also provides a modal zoom tool that allows the map on this page to zoom to the destination/search result or zoom out to an overview of the entire route to the destination/search result. These three tools (i.e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Bradford A. Moore, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jorge Fino, Mark B. Larus, Sarah G. Barbour
  • Publication number: 20140365154
    Abstract: A method that performs a series of interactive operations to calibrate a compass in a mobile device. The method requires a user to move the device to a variety of different orientations. In order to ensure that the device moves to a sufficient number and variety of orientations, the method instructs the user to rotate the device in a series of interactive operations. The interactive operations provide feedback to inform the user how well the user is performing the interactive operations. In some embodiments, the feedback is tactile (e.g., a vibration). In some embodiments the feedback is audible (e.g., a beep or buzz). In some embodiments, the feedback is visual (e.g., an image or images on a video display of the device). The feedback in some embodiments is continuous (e.g., a changing visual display) and in some embodiments is discrete (e.g., the device beeps after taking a good reading).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Moore, Sarah G. Barbour, Joshua C. Weinberg, Alessandro F. Sabatelli, Brian Schmitt