Patents by Inventor Stephen Hayden Cotterill

Stephen Hayden Cotterill 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: 20190124510
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password or gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may select a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden COTTERILL
  • Patent number: 10142835
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password car gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may elect a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20160345172
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password car gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may elect a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Patent number: 9451458
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for granting authorization to restricted content on a display device from an authorizing device. In one embodiment, the display device may operate in a display mode where only unrestricted content is accessible. To access restricted content, the display device may transmit an authorization request signal to the authorizing device. The authorizing device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to enter an authentication input, such as a password or gesture, on the authorizing device. Upon verification of the authentication input, the authorizing device is authenticated. An authorization signal is transmitted to the display device, and the display device may operate in an authorized mode, having access to otherwise restricted content or functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Patent number: 9342681
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password or gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may select a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20150242611
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password or gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may select a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Patent number: 9002322
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password or gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may select a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20140337931
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for granting authorization to restricted content on a display device from an authorizing device. In one embodiment, the display device may operate in a display mode where only unrestricted content is accessible. To access restricted content, the display device may transmit an authorization request signal to the authorizing device. The authorizing device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to enter an authentication input, such as a password or gesture, on the authorizing device. Upon verification of the authentication input, the authorizing device is authenticated. An authorization signal is transmitted to the display device, and the display device may operate in an authorized mode, having access to otherwise restricted content or functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Patent number: 8769624
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for granting authorization to restricted content on a display device from an authorizing device. In one embodiment, the display device may operate in a display mode where only unrestricted content is accessible. To access restricted content, the display device may transmit an authorization request signal to the authorizing device. The authorizing device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to enter an authentication input, such as a password or gesture, on the authorizing device. Upon verification of the authentication input, the authorizing device is authenticated. An authorization signal is transmitted to the display device, and the display device may operate in an authorized mode, having access to otherwise restricted content or functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20130082819
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for giving access to restricted content on a first device from a second device through a wireless network. In one embodiment, the first device transmits an authorization request signal to the second device or to a server in the wireless network. The second device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to give authorization to the first device by inputting an authentication key such as a password or gesture on the second device. Upon verification of the authentication key, an authorization signal may be wirelessly transmitted to the first device, permitting access to the restricted content or functions on the first device. In some embodiments, the second device may be alerted to an authorization request and may select a request for authorization from a selectable queue of requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20130086637
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for granting authorization to restricted content on a display device from an authorizing device. In one embodiment, the display device may operate in a display mode where only unrestricted content is accessible. To access restricted content, the display device may transmit an authorization request signal to the authorizing device. The authorizing device, having received the authorization request, prompts an authorized user to enter an authentication input, such as a password or gesture, on the authorizing device. Upon verification of the authentication input, the authorizing device is authenticated. An authorization signal is transmitted to the display device, and the display device may operate in an authorized mode, having access to otherwise restricted content or functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Patent number: 8245147
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for customizing a user interface. The method displays an interface to a user. In the interface, a slice has interface elements, a stack has a group of slices, a window has a group of stacks, and each interface element is associated with a segment of a highly structured document. The interface includes a panel having one or more containers, each container representing one stack, and one or more tokens, each token representing one slice. The method relocates at least one token to a different location in the container based on user input, displays in the panel a preview based on the relocated token, generates a user interface workflow based on the one or more containers and the relocated token, and displays the generated user interface workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Ashton Danger Benjamin Copland, Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20120166998
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a first authentication user interface on the display, the first authentication user interface including a text entry field for entering a text-based authentication code; detects a first input by a user on the touch-sensitive surface while displaying the first authentication user interface; in response to detecting the first input, displays a second authentication user interface on the display, distinct from the first authentication user interface, the second authentication user interface configured for entering a gesture-based authentication code; while displaying the second authentication user interface, detects one or more gestures by the user at locations on the touch-sensitive surface that correspond to locations on the second authentication user interface; and authenticates the user in accordance with a determination that the detected one or more gestures correspond to a gesture-based authentication code for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen Hayden Cotterill, Jake M. Logan, Oleksandr Kuvshynov, Erik M. Cressall, Brandon J. Casey, Jeffrey Paul McCurdy Hultquist
  • Publication number: 20120166944
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a first authentication user interface on the display, the first authentication user interface including a text entry field for entering a text-based authentication code; detects a first input by a user on the touch-sensitive surface while displaying the first authentication user interface; in response to detecting the first input, displays a second authentication user interface on the display, distinct from the first authentication user interface, the second authentication user interface configured for entering a gesture-based authentication code; while displaying the second authentication user interface, detects one or more gestures by the user at locations on the touch-sensitive surface that correspond to locations on the second authentication user interface; and authenticates the user in accordance with a determination that the detected one or more gestures correspond to a gesture-based authentication code for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Hayden Cotterill
  • Publication number: 20110004837
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for customizing a user interface. The method displays an interface to a user. In the interface, a slice has interface elements, a stack has a group of slices, a window has a group of stacks, and each interface element is associated with a segment of a highly structured document. The interface includes a panel having one or more containers, each container representing one stack, and one or more tokens, each token representing one slice. The method relocates at least one token to a different location in the container based on user input, displays in the panel a preview based on the relocated token, generates a user interface workflow based on the one or more containers and the relocated token, and displays the generated user interface workflow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Ashton Danger Benjamin Copland, Stephen Hayden Cotterill