Patents by Inventor Sean P. O'Brien

Sean P. O'Brien 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: 20210293570
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide a unique venue directory, providing an easy and visual mechanism to search for categories of points of interest (e.g., clothes, food, restrooms) or specific items within the venue. Search results can be presented on a map of a floor within the venue as well as a listing providing all search results located within the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, YunJae Kim, Sean P. O'Brien, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Jae Woo Chang
  • Patent number: 11126336
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can present a dynamic street scene overlay when presenting a map view on a display of the computing device. The dynamic street scene overlay can be presented such that a user can clearly view both the dynamic street scene and the map view. The dynamic street scene can be dynamically adjusted in response to the user manipulating the map view to a different location. The dynamic street scene can be presented such that the objects in the images of the dynamic street scene have a three-dimensional look and feel. The dynamic street scene can be presented such that the dynamic street scene does not prevent the user from viewing and interacting with the map view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Johan V. Hedberg, Ryan D. Shelby, Eric Trepanier, Zachery W. Kennedy, William Andreas Viglakis, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim, Ryan W. Apuy, Sebastian A. Araya, Giovanni S. Luis
  • Publication number: 20210247202
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide an inside view that includes the physical layout and geometry of the venue's structure as well as the location, structure and layout of points of interest (e.g., stores, security check points, restrooms) within the venue. The views become more detailed as the user zooms into the venue to reveal points of interest and to give the user a feel for traversing the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Sunny Chan, Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Brett L. Lareau, Sean P. O'Brien, Tadayasu Sasada, Sebastian A. Araya
  • Patent number: 11080915
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Patent number: 11029173
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide an inside view that includes the physical layout and geometry of the venue's structure as well as the location, structure and layout of points of interest (e.g., stores, security check points, restrooms) within the venue. The views become more detailed as the user zooms into the venue to reveal points of interest and to give the user a feel for traversing the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Sunny Chan, Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Brett L. Lareau, Sean P. O'Brien, Tadayasu Sasada, Sebastian A. Araya
  • Publication number: 20200379629
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can present a dynamic street scene overlay when presenting a map view on a display of the computing device. The dynamic street scene overlay can be presented such that a user can clearly view both the dynamic street scene and the map view. The dynamic street scene can be dynamically adjusted in response to the user manipulating the map view to a different location. The dynamic street scene can be presented such that the objects in the images of the dynamic street scene have a three-dimensional look and feel. The dynamic street scene can be presented such that the dynamic street scene does not prevent the user from viewing and interacting with the map view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Johan V. Hedberg, Ryan D. Shelby, Eric Trepanier, Zachery W. Kennedy, William Andreas Viglakis, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim, Ryan W. Apuy, Sebastian A. Araya, Giovanni S. Luis
  • Publication number: 20200340822
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. The application can provide an inside view of the venue, which is accessible by other applications and programs on the user's device. Thus, whether intended or not, search results that are identified by the map application as having an inside view of the venue are also presented on a graphical user interface along with typical search results from the other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Jae Woo Chang, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim
  • Publication number: 20200312001
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Patent number: 10753762
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. The application can provide an inside view of the venue, which is accessible by other applications and programs on the user's device. Thus, whether intended or not, search results that are identified by the map application as having an inside view of the venue are also presented on a graphical user interface along with typical search results from the other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Jae Woo Chang, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim
  • Patent number: 10733776
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Jae Woo Chang, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Publication number: 20200043216
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for concurrently presenting two synchronized animations based on an input value that is received through an input interface of a device. The method defines, based on the received input, a first animation that presents a first animated object, and then uses a set of attributes of the first animation to define a second animation that presents a second animated object. The method then displays at least portions of the first and second animations concurrently. In some embodiments, the method displays the first and second animations on a display screen of the device, or on a display screen connected to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sean P. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20180349413
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. The application can provide an inside view of the venue, which is accessible by other applications and programs on the user's device. Thus, whether intended or not, search results that are identified by the map application as having an inside view of the venue are also presented on a graphical user interface along with typical search results from the other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Jae Woo Chang, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Sean P. O'Brien, YunJae Kim
  • Publication number: 20180348985
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide an inside view that includes the physical layout and geometry of the venue's structure as well as the location, structure and layout of points of interest (e.g., stores, security check points, restrooms) within the venue. The views become more detailed as the user zooms into the venue to reveal points of interest and to give the user a feel for traversing the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Ryan W. Apuy, Vincent P. Arroyo, Sunny Chan, Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Brett L. Lareau, Sean P. O'Brien, Tadayasu Sasada, Sebastian A. Araya
  • Publication number: 20180348011
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device can provide a map application providing a representation of a physical structure of venues (e.g., shopping centers, airports) identified by the application. In addition, the application can provide a unique venue directory, providing an easy and visual mechanism to search for categories of points of interest (e.g., clothes, food, restrooms) or specific items within the venue. Search results can be presented on a map of a floor within the venue as well as a listing providing all search results located within the venue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost, YunJae Kim, Sean P. O'Brien, Brett L. Lareau, Ryan W. Apuy, Jae Woo Chang
  • Publication number: 20180089879
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for concurrently presenting two synchronized animations based on an input value that is received through an input interface of a device. The method defines, based on the received input, a first animation that presents a first animated object, and then uses a set of attributes of the first animation to define a second animation that presents a second animated object. The method then displays at least portions of the first and second animations concurrently. In some embodiments, the method displays the first and second animations on a display screen of the device, or on a display screen connected to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventor: Sean P. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20170357423
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sean P. O'Brien, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel van Os, Usama M. Hajj, Jae Woo Chang, Ryan D. Shelby, Megan M. Frost
  • Publication number: 20170358113
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a map application with novel map exploration tools. In some embodiments, the map application executes on a mobile device (e.g., a handheld smartphone, a tablet, etc.) with a touch sensitive screen. The map application of some embodiments has a first display area to display a map of a region, and second and third display areas to display information about items displayed on the map in the first display area. In some embodiments, the second display area slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. After the second display area slides over the first display area, the third display area in some embodiments slides over the first display area to overlap at least a portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the second and third display areas slide over the first display area from one side of the first display area. This side is the bottom of the first display area in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Cedric Bray, Simon Capern, Jae Woo Chang, Sean P. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9591039
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a region-based method for sharing photos between devices. The method establishes an image-sharing event for a particular region, which in some embodiments is defined in terms of one or more geographic attributes (e.g., a latitude, a longitude, and one or more shape attributes that define a shape about the intersection of the latitude and the longitude). The method then allows devices that enter the particular region to join the image-sharing event, so that (1) the devices can capture and add photos for the event, and (2) they can view and save photos captured by other devices that joined the event. To facilitate the sharing of the photos, the method of some embodiments makes the photos that are captured for the event available for viewing for a period of time after the event has ended. This extra time provides the event participants more time to view and save photos captured for the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Sean P. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20150350266
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a region-based method for sharing photos between devices. The method establishes an image-sharing event for a particular region, which in some embodiments is defined in terms of one or more geographic attributes (e.g., a latitude, a longitude, and one or more shape attributes that define a shape about the intersection of the latitude and the longitude). The method then allows devices that enter the particular region to join the image-sharing event, so that (1) the devices can capture and add photos for the event, and (2) they can view and save photos captured by other devices that joined the event. To facilitate the sharing of the photos, the method of some embodiments makes the photos that are captured for the event available for viewing for a period of time after the event has ended. This extra time provides the event participants more time to view and save photos captured for the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Sean P. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20150350265
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a region-based method for sharing photos between devices. The method establishes an image-sharing event for a particular region, which in some embodiments is defined in terms of one or more geographic attributes (e.g., a latitude, a longitude, and one or more shape attributes that define a shape about the intersection of the latitude and the longitude). The method then allows devices that enter the particular region to join the image-sharing event, so that (1) the devices can capture and add photos for the event, and (2) they can view and save photos captured by other devices that joined the event. To facilitate the sharing of the photos, the method of some embodiments makes the photos that are captured for the event available for viewing for a period of time after the event has ended. This extra time provides the event participants more time to view and save photos captured for the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: Sean P. O'Brien