Patents by Inventor Shailesh Rathi

Shailesh Rathi 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: 10306047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an intuitive way for a first electronic device (e.g., a head unit) to request context information from a second electronic device (e.g., a phone or tablet), and to store the context information in association with an affordance (e.g., such as a physical or virtual button on the head unit) so that the context can be later recalled in response to input on the affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Walsh, Shailesh Rathi
  • Publication number: 20180041877
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 9716986
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 9674331
    Abstract: An accessory is configured to receive a request. The accessory transmits information associated with the request to a portable device. An automated assistant application executed by the portable device can interpret the request and provide a report. The portable device can transmit the report to the accessory. The report may include one or more results determined by the automated assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jude A. Prakash, Shailesh Rathi, Daniel De Rocha Rosario, Sylvain R. Y. Louboutin
  • Patent number: 9588563
    Abstract: A host device can manage a controllable power adapter accessory using a communication protocol. Based on information provided by the controllable power adapter accessory as to its power capabilities and the power needs and preferences of the host device, the host device can determine a desired power profile and request power from the accessory conforming to the desired profile. The desired power profile can also depend in part on the power-carrying capability of one or more cables connected between the host device and the accessory. In some instances, the host device and controllable power adapter accessory can be connected via an intermediary accessory that can siphon power from the controllable power adapter accessory, and the host device can manage the power siphoning behavior of the intermediary accessory using the communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shailesh Rathi, Jason J. Yew, Robert J. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20170033989
    Abstract: Shareable code objects (including a data object and/or executable program code) can be shared between accessories and mobile devices to facilitate interoperation of accessories and mobile devices. For instance, a shareable code object that contains configuration data for a particular accessory can be obtained by a mobile device from one accessory and subsequently shared with other accessories of similar type when they connect to the mobile device. As another example, a shareable code object that includes executable program code can facilitate interoperation of the accessory and the mobile device without the user having to download and install an app.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shyam S. Toprani, Jason J. Yew, Shailesh Rathi
  • Publication number: 20160248897
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide an intuitive way for a first electronic device (e.g., a head unit) to request context information from a second electronic device (e.g., a phone or tablet), and to store the context information in association with an affordance (e.g., such as a physical or virtual button on the head unit) so that the context can be later recalled in response to input on the affordance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventors: Robert WALSH, Shailesh RATHI
  • Patent number: 9325892
    Abstract: A camera capable of capturing still images and video and included in a portable media device can be controlled remotely using an accessory. The accessory can register with the PMD to automatically receive notifications whenever there is a change in the camera state. The camera states can include mode, operation status, and configuration settings. The accessory can send instructions to a camera application that interfaces with the camera to control the camera. The accessory can remotely activate the camera, change camera mode, and send instructions to operate the camera. The accessory and the PMD can concurrently control the camera. The PMD can send the captured still images and recorded video to the accessory for preview and receive instructions from the accessory on disposition of the still images and the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Sylvain R. Y. Louboutin, Shailesh Rathi, David J. Rempel, Peter T. Langenfeld
  • Patent number: 9306879
    Abstract: A message-based identification process can facilitate reliable interoperation between accessories and host devices. During an identification process, the devices can negotiate an operating agreement that specifies particular communications (e.g., messages) that each device is permitted to send to or receive from the other, for example by having one device send a list of specific messages that it intends to send to and/or receive from the other. The other device can review the proposal and either accept or reject it. If a proposal is accepted, the devices can begin interoperating using messages that were included in the agreed-upon proposal while ignoring any received messages that were not included in the agreed-upon proposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin W. Foo, Shailesh Rathi, Jason J. Yew, Gregory T. Lydon
  • Publication number: 20150346792
    Abstract: A host device can manage a controllable power adapter accessory using a communication protocol. Based on information provided by the controllable power adapter accessory as to its power capabilities and the power needs and preferences of the host device, the host device can determine a desired power profile and request power from the accessory conforming to the desired profile. The desired power profile can also depend in part on the power-carrying capability of one or more cables connected between the host device and the accessory. In some instances, the host device and controllable power adapter accessory can be connected via an intermediary accessory that can siphon power from the controllable power adapter accessory, and the host device can manage the power siphoning behavior of the intermediary accessory using the communication protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shailesh Rathi, Jason J. Yew, Robert J. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20150339079
    Abstract: A message-based identification process can facilitate reliable interoperation between accessories and host devices. During an identification process, the devices can negotiate an operating agreement that specifies particular communications (e.g., messages) that each device is permitted to send to or receive from the other, for example by having one device send a list of specific messages that it intends to send to and/or receive from the other. The other device can review the proposal and either accept or reject it. If a proposal is accepted, the devices can begin interoperating using messages that were included in the agreed-upon proposal while ignoring any received messages that were not included in the agreed-upon proposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Edwin W. Foo, Shailesh Rathi, Jason J. Yew, Gregory T. Lydon
  • Patent number: 9161186
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 9130686
    Abstract: Track-identifying information can be collected from a broadcast using a portable media device capable of receiving broadcast content in combination with an accessory capable of communicating user input to the portable media player. In some embodiments, the portable media player can detect the presence of track-identifying metadata (a “tag”) within a received broadcast and can alert the accessory when a tag is available for a currently-playing track. If the accessory instructs the portable media player to store the tag, the portable media player can do so and can alert the accessory when a tag for a track has been stored. In some embodiments, the accessory can also remotely control other broadcast-receiving functions of the portable media device, such as entering or exiting a broadcast-receiving mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi, Jason J. Yew
  • Patent number: 8966138
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating communication between a portable media device (PMD) and an accessory via multiple communication paths. The accessory has a unique accessory identifier that it can send to the PMD upon establishing a connection via each communication path. The PMD can determine whether the same accessory is connected via multiple communication paths based on the accessory identifier received via each communication path. The PMD can route information to the accessory and control routing of information from the accessory based on the set of communication paths that are currently connected and can dynamically change the routing as communication paths are connected and disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh Rathi, Peter T. Langenfeld, Lawrence G. Bolton
  • Publication number: 20150031340
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Publication number: 20140354838
    Abstract: A camera capable of capturing still images and video and included in a portable media device can be controlled remotely using an accessory. The accessory can register with the PMD to automatically receive notifications whenever there is a change in the camera state. The camera states can include mode, operation status, and configuration settings. The accessory can send instructions to a camera application that interfaces with the camera to control the camera. The accessory can remotely activate the camera, change camera mode, and send instructions to operate the camera. The accessory and the PMD can concurrently control the camera. The PMD can send the captured still images and recorded video to the accessory for preview and receive instructions from the accessory on disposition of the still images and the video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Sylvain R.Y. Louboutin, Shailesh Rathi, David J. Rempel, Peter T. Langenfeld
  • Patent number: 8798652
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Publication number: 20140077972
    Abstract: A portable electronic device can be used to present vehicle-specific information to a user. The portable electronic device can receive a message transmitted from a vehicle, the message including a unique vehicle identifier such as vehicle identification number (VIN). The portable electronic device can identify content based at least in part on the unique vehicle identifier, and present the content to the user. In some instances, the content may be presented to the user as audio output and/or visually on a display screen. Input can also be received from the user, and the portable electronic device can identify the content based in part on the received input and in part on the unique vehicle identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh Rathi, Robert J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 8675084
    Abstract: A camera capable of capturing still images and video and included in a portable media device can be controlled remotely using an accessory. The accessory can register with the PMD to automatically receive notifications whenever there is a change in the camera state. The camera states can include mode, operation status, and configuration settings. The accessory can send instructions to a camera application that interfaces with the camera to control the camera. The accessory can remotely activate the camera, change camera mode, and send instructions to operate the camera. The accessory and the PMD can concurrently control the camera. The PMD can send the captured still images and recorded video to the accessory for preview and receive instructions from the accessory on disposition of the still images and the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Sylvain R. Y. Louboutin, Shailesh Rathi, David J. Rempel, Peter T. Langenfeld
  • Publication number: 20140031015
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi