Patents by Inventor Stephen Lemay

Stephen Lemay 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: 20190138992
    Abstract: A user having multiple electronic devices may receive notifications at each of the devices. When it is determined that a first device is in an active state and that a notification has been viewed on that device, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be communicated by the first device to a synchronization server. It may then be determined whether the viewed notification is also present on one or more of the user's other devices. Based on the determination, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be sent from the synchronization server to each of the user's devices on which the notification is present. Upon receipt of the indication from the synchronization server, the viewed notification may be removed from each of the devices, thereby avoiding a redundant display of the notification on multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen Lemay, Elizabeth Caroline Furches Cranfill, Ron Huang
  • Patent number: 10210480
    Abstract: A user having multiple electronic devices may receive notifications at each of the devices. When it is determined that a first device is in an active state and that a notification has been viewed on that device, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be communicated by the first device to a synchronization server. It may then be determined whether the viewed notification is also present on one or more of the user's other devices. Based on the determination, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be sent from the synchronization server to each of the user's devices on which the notification is present. Upon receipt of the indication from the synchronization server, the viewed notification may be removed from each of the devices, thereby avoiding a redundant display of the notification on multiple devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen Lemay, Caroline Cranfill, Ron Huang
  • Patent number: 10068203
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. A record, such as a To do item, in a database maintained locally by the data processing system is encoded into metadata. The metadata is sent as a false email message by an email client application executing on the data processing system to a remote email message server. An email client application executing on a remote processing system accesses the email message server and receives the false email message containing the metadata. The remote client application then either converts the metadata back into a database record editable at the remote processing system or presents a non-editable view of the database record, for example as an incoming email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Langoulant, Stephen Lemay, Scott Forstall, David Paul Hearst, Hernan Rodrigo Eguiluz, Gregory Christie
  • Patent number: 9832152
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive an instruction to establish a rule to take an action on each email message received from a first email address, determine that the first email address is associated with contact data, determine that the contact data is associated with a second email address, and apply the rule to take the action on each email message received from the second email address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Terry Blanchard, Daniel Shteremberg, Angela Guzman, Stephen Lemay, Phillip Tao, Christopher Lindsay, Ashley Clark
  • Patent number: 9384470
    Abstract: A slide show, integrated into an email application, displays images such as those included as an attachment to an email message. The user can view the slide show without exiting the email application. Slide show navigation controls are provided. An index sheet mode can be activated wherein a number of thumbnails are displayed, allowing easy navigation to any image within the slide show. Transition animations can be provided for clarifying operations such as activating and dismissing the index sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Lemay, Gregory N. Christie, Marcel van Os, Hans-Werner Neubrand
  • Publication number: 20150033145
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive an instruction to establish a rule to take an action on each email message received from a first email address, determine that the first email address is associated with contact data, determine that the contact data is associated with a second email address, and apply the rule to take the action on each email message received from the second email address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Terry Blanchard, Daniel Shteremberg, Angela Guzman, Stephen Lemay, Phillip Tao, Chris Lindsay, Ashley Clark
  • Patent number: 8935335
    Abstract: Stationery templates for electronic messages are provided in an electronic messaging system. For one embodiment, a user can select from a list of categories and within each category is a set of one or more stationery templates from which a user can choose. The user may edit the stationery template. The user can also create custom stationery and share it with other users. Upon selection or creation of a stationery template, the user is presented with a formatted electronic message and can add, remove, or edit text content or replace media content. Alternatively, a stationery template can be changed or added to the electronic message after the user has begun composing and editing the text content. The content and format of the text and media components are carried over into the new template. When the message is sent, it is saved and transmitted in a format such that it can be rendered to look the same at the receiving machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lemay, Gregory Christie, Bas Ording, Brendan Langoulant, Scott Forstall, Judy Halchin
  • Patent number: 8886734
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive an instruction to establish a rule to take an action on each email message received from a first email address, determine that the first email address is associated with contact data, determine that the contact data is associated with a second email address, and apply the rule to take the action on each email message received from the second email address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Terry Blanchard, Daniel Shteremberg, Angela Guzman, Stephen Lemay, Philip Tao, Chris Lindsay, Ashley Clark
  • Publication number: 20130325922
    Abstract: A user having multiple electronic devices may receive notifications at each of the devices. When it is determined that a first device is in an active state and that a notification has been viewed on that device, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be communicated by the first device to a synchronization server. It may then be determined whether the viewed notification is also present on one or more of the user's other devices. Based on the determination, an indication that the notification has been viewed may be sent from the synchronization server to each of the user's devices on which the notification is present. Upon receipt of the indication from the synchronization server, the viewed notification may be removed from each of the devices, thereby avoiding a redundant display of the notification on multiple devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen Lemay, Caroline Cranfill, Ron Huang
  • Publication number: 20130204946
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive an instruction to establish a rule to take an action on each email message received from a first email address, determine that the first email address is associated with contact data, determine that the contact data is associated with a second email address, and apply the rule to take the action on each email message received from the second email address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Terry Blanchard, Daniel Shteremberg, Angela Guzman, Stephen Lemay, Phillip Tao, Chris Lindsay, Ashley Clark
  • Patent number: 8452751
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata. In one exemplary method, a selection of at least one file having metadata stored in a metadata database is received, and a selection of a command to search, using at least a portion of the metadata, is received, and a search through the metadata database is performed. Methods and data processing systems and machine readable media are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Patent number: 8261197
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. On exemplary method includes receiving an input to create a To do item based on a portion of an email record, such as a received email, and creating, in response to the input, the To do item. Another exemplary method includes storing a note having a To do item in the note, the note being stored as an entry in a note database which is separate from a To do database and storing the To do item in the To do database and receiving an input within either a note view or a To do view to edit the To do item and causing the note to be edited and causing the To do item to be edited in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lemay, Scott Forstall, Brendan Langoulant, Gregory Christie
  • Patent number: 8219920
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. On exemplary method includes receiving an input to create a To do item based on a portion of an email record, such as a received email, and creating, in response to the input, the To do item. Another exemplary method includes storing a note having a To do item in the note, the note being stored as an entry in a note database which is separate from a To do database and storing the To do item in the To do database and receiving an input within either a note view or a To do view to edit the To do item and causing the note to be edited and causing the To do item to be edited in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Langoulant, Stephen Lemay, Scott Forstall, David Paul Hearst, Hernan Rodrigo Eguiluz, Gregory Christie
  • Publication number: 20120144297
    Abstract: A slide show, integrated into an email application, displays images such as those included as an attachment to an email message. The user can view the slide show without exiting the email application. Slide show navigation controls are provided. An index sheet mode can be activated wherein a number of thumbnails are displayed, allowing easy navigation to any image within the slide show. Transition animations can be provided for clarifying operations such as activating and dismissing the index sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Lemay, Gregory N. Christie, Marcel van Os, Hans-Werner Neubrand
  • Patent number: 8140975
    Abstract: A slide show, integrated into an email application, displays images such as those included as an attachment to an email message. The user can view the slide show without exiting the email application. Slide show navigation controls are provided. An index sheet mode can be activated wherein a number of thumbnails are displayed, allowing easy navigation to any image within the slide show. Transition animations can be provided for clarifying operations such as activating and dismissing the index sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Lemay, Gregory N. Christie, Marcel van Os, Hans-Werner Neubrand
  • Publication number: 20120042028
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing To do items and/or notes and/or emails (or other electronic messages) are described. A record, such as a To do item, in a database maintained locally by the data processing system is encoded into metadata. The metadata is sent as a false email message by an email client application executing on the data processing system to a remote email message server. An email client application executing on a remote processing system accesses the email message server and receives the false email message containing the metadata. The remote client application then either converts the metadata back into a database record editable at the remote processing system or presents a non-editable view of the database record, for example as an incoming email message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: APPLE, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Langoulant, Stephen Lemay, Scott Forstall, David Paul Hearst, Hernan Rodrigo Eguiluz, Gregory Christie
  • Patent number: 7428709
    Abstract: In a scrollable user interface window including two or more panels, a single scroll bar scrolls all of the panels. Panels move in lock-step with one another at certain times, but not at other times, depending on whether the lock-step scrolling would cause blank areas to be displayed. If the user's scroll commands would result in a blank area of a panel being displayed, the scroll command is not performed; rather, the panel remains frozen in its current position, even while other panel(s) do scroll. Thus, the present invention ensures that useful content is displayed at all times in all panels, and no screen real estate is wasted due to scrolling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott James Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Kevin John Tiene, Donald Dale Melton, Stephen Lemay, Wayne Russell Loofbourrow, Jessica Kahn, David Hyatt
  • Publication number: 20080094368
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, for use in conjunction with a portable electronic device with a touch screen display, comprises displaying at least a portion of a structured electronic document on the touch screen display, wherein the structured electronic document comprises a plurality of boxes of content, and detecting a first gesture at a location on the displayed portion of the structured electronic document. A first box in the plurality of boxes at the location of the first gesture is determined. The first box on the touch screen display is enlarged and substantially centered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Bas ORDING, Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen LEMAY, Imran CHAUDHRI, Richard WILLIAMSON, Chris BLUMENBERG, Marcel VAN OS
  • Publication number: 20080098331
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device displays a first icon and a second icon on its touch screen display. In response to a sequence of finger movements across the first and second icons, wherein the finger stays in contact with the touch screen display during the movements, the portable device highlights the first icon for at least a predefined time period if a parameter associated with the finger's position relative to the touch screen display meets a first predefined condition and then highlights the second icon for at least the predefined time period if the parameter associated with the finger's position relative to the touch screen display meets a second predefined condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Gregory Novick, Stephen Lemay, Kenneth Kocienda, Bas Ording
  • Publication number: 20080094371
    Abstract: Deletion gestures for use on a portable multifunction device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with the portable multifunction device comprises displaying a list of items on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a first gesture on the touch-sensitive display to edit the list of items, responding to the first gesture by displaying a first icon next to each deletable item in the list, detecting a second gesture on the touch-sensitive display to select one of the deletable items, and responding to the second gesture by displaying a second icon next to the selected item. If a third gesture on the second icon is detected, the selected deletable item is deleted. If a fourth gesture on the first icon next to the selected deletable item is detected, the second icon is deleted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Scott FORSTALL, Greg CHRISTIE, Stephen LEMAY, Bas ORDING, Marcel VAN OS