Patents by Inventor Stephen O Lemay

Stephen O 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).

  • Patent number: 11954242
    Abstract: A computer system presents first computer-generated content. While presenting the first computer-generated content, the computer system detects first movement of a first user in a physical environment, and in response: in accordance with a determination that the first movement changes a spatial relationship between the first user and a second user in the physical environment from a first spatial relationship to a second spatial relationship and that the change in spatial relationship meets first criteria, the computer system changes one or more output properties of the first computer-generated content; and in accordance with the determination that the first movement changes the spatial relationship from the first spatial relationship to the second spatial relationship and that the change in spatial relationship does not meet the first criteria, the computer system presents the first computer-generated content without changing the one or more output properties of the first computer-generated content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Israel Pastrana Vicente, Peter D. Anton, Stephen O. Lemay, William A. Sorrentino, III, Kristi E. S. Bauerly, Philipp Rockel, Dorian D. Dargan
  • Patent number: 11956609
    Abstract: A context-aware voice guidance method is provided that interacts with other voice services of a user device. The voice guidance does not provide audible guidance while the user is making a verbal request to any of the voice-activated services. Instead, the voice guidance transcribes its output on the screen while the verbal requests from the user are received. In some embodiments, the voice guidance only provides a short warning sound to get the user's attention while the user is speaking on a phone call or another voice-activated service is providing audible response to the user's inquires. The voice guidance in some embodiments distinguishes between music that can be ducked and spoken words, for example from an audiobook, that the user wants to pause instead of being skipped. The voice guidance ducks music but pauses spoken words of an audio book in order to provide voice guidance to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Bennett, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Scott Forstall, Bradford A. Moore, Emanuele Vulcano, Seejo K. Pylappan
  • Patent number: 11950916
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for health monitoring. Exemplary user interfaces for initial setup of health monitoring using a first electronic device and a second electronic device is described. Exemplary user interfaces for recording biometric information for use in health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for using an input device while recording biometric information for health monitoring is described. Exemplary user interfaces for viewing and managing aspects of health monitoring is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Soli, Roxanne B. Brittain, Gary Ian Butcher, Matthew W. Crowley, Bradley W. Griffin, Heather E. Daniel, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 11947776
    Abstract: An example method for sharing an application in an application store occurs at a mobile device in communication with a display device. The method includes, displaying, at the display device, an application store user interface for a particular application where the user interface includes an affordance for sharing the particular application. The method also includes, receiving an input corresponding to the affordance, and in response to receiving the input, displaying a sharing user interface that includes one or more options for sharing the particular application with another user. The method further includes, receiving an instruction to share the particular application with the other user, and in response to receiving the instruction, sending a link to the particular application in an application store to the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Sean B. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20240103678
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for electronic devices, including user interfaces for navigating between and/or interacting with extended reality user interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Allison W. DRYER, Anshu K. CHIMALAMARRI, Giancarlo YERKES, Nahckjoon KIM, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jessica TRINH
  • Publication number: 20240103681
    Abstract: A computer system displays a first user interface object and a first control element with a first appearance that is associated with performing a first operation with respect to the first user interface object, in a first view of a three-dimensional environment. The computer system detects a first gaze input that is directed to the first control element, and in response, updates an appearance of the first control element from to a second appearance that is different from the first appearance. While displaying the first control element with the second appearance, the computer system detects a first user input directed to the first control element, and in accordance with a determination that the first user input meets first criteria, updates the appearance of the first control element from the second appearance to a third appearance that is different from the first appearance and the second appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Lee S. Broughton, Israel Pastrana Vicente, Matan Stauber, Jonathan R. Dascola, Stephen O. Lemay, Zoey C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240103684
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer system displays a virtual surface for containing one or more virtual objects in a three-dimensional environment. In some embodiments, a computer system automatically resizes virtual surfaces that contain objects. In some embodiments, a computer system displays feedback related to removal and/or addition of objects to virtual surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Agatha Y. YU, Benjamin H. BOESEL, Stephen O. LEMAY, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Matan STAUBER, Evgenii KRIVORUCHKO, Zoey C. TAYLOR
  • Publication number: 20240103680
    Abstract: A computer system displays a user interface that includes a first region and a second region separated by a third region and displays a focus indicator within the first region. In response to detecting an input to move the focus indicator relative to the user interface, the input being associated with movement toward the second region, if the input meets respective criteria based on the movement associated with the input, the computer system moves the focus indicator from the first region to the second region in accordance with the movement associated with the input without displaying the focus indicator in the third region; and, if the input does not meet the respective criteria, the computer system changes an appearance of the focus indicator in accordance with the movement associated with the input while continuing to display at least a portion of the focus indicator within the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan Ravasz, Israel Pastrana Vicente, Stephen O. Lemay, Kristi E.S. Bauerly, Zoey C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240103694
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: displays a first user interface that includes a plurality of selectable objects; while a focus selector is at a location that corresponds to a respective selectable object, detects an input that includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and in response to detecting the input: in accordance with a determination that detecting the input meeting input criteria, including a criterion that is met when the contact meets a respective input threshold, displays a menu that includes contact information for the respective selectable object overlaid on top of the first user interface; and in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting a liftoff of the contact without meeting the input criteria, replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Gregory M. Apodaca, Wan Si Wan, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Sebastian J. Bauer, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive
  • Publication number: 20240104861
    Abstract: While displaying an application user interface, in response to detecting a first input to an input device a computer system, in accordance with a determination that the application user interface is in a first mode of display, wherein the first mode of display includes an immersive mode in which only content of the application user interface is displayed, displays via the display generation component the application user interface in a second mode of display, wherein the second mode of display includes a non-immersive mode in which respective content of the application user interface and other content are concurrently displayed, and in accordance with a determination that the application user interface is in the second mode of display, the computer system replaces display of at least a portion of the application user interface by displaying a home menu user interface via the display generation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Amy E. DeDonato, Israel Pastrana Vicente, Nathan Gitter, Stephen O. Lemay, Zoey C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240103682
    Abstract: A computer system displays a first application user interface at a first location in a three-dimensional environment. While displaying the first application user interface at the first location in the three-dimensional environment, the computer system detects, at a first time, a first input corresponding to a request to close the first application user interface. In response to detecting the first input corresponding to a request to close the first application user interface: the computer system closes the first application user interface, including ceasing to display the first application user interface in the three-dimensional environment; and, in accordance with a determination that respective criteria are met, the computer system displays a home menu user interface at a respective home menu position that is determined based on the first location of the first application user interface in the three-dimensional environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Stephen O. Lemay, Zoey C. Taylor, Benjamin Hylak, Willliam A. Sorrentino, III, Jonathan Ravasz, Peter D. Anton, Michael J. Rockwell
  • Publication number: 20240103712
    Abstract: A computer system detects a gaze input directed to a region in an environment and, while detecting the gaze input, detects a touch input. In response, the computer system displays a focus indicator at a location corresponding to the region. The computer system detects a continuation of the touch input that includes movement of the touch input along an input surface while being maintained on the input surface. In response, the computer system moves the focus indicator in accordance with the movement of the touch input: within a user interface of an application, if the movement corresponds to a request to move the focus indicator within the user interface; and within the user interface without moving the focus indicator outside of the boundary of the user interface, if the movement corresponds to a request to move the focus indicator outside of a boundary of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan Ravasz, Israel Pastrana Vicente, Stephen O. Lemay, Kristi E.S. Bauerly, Zoey C. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20240103617
    Abstract: Gaze enrollment, including displaying an enrollment progress user indicator, animating movement of user interface elements, changing the appearances of user interface elements, and/or moving a user interface element over time, enable a computer system to more accurately track the gaze of a user of the computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Giancarlo YERKES, Adam L. AMADIO, Amy E. DEDONATO, Kirsty KEATCH, Stephen O. LEMAY, Israel PASTRANA VICENTE, Danielle M. PRICE, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Lynn I. STREJA, Hugo D. VERWEIJ, Hana Z. WANG
  • Publication number: 20240103616
    Abstract: Gaze enrollment, including displaying an enrollment progress user indicator, animating movement of user interface elements, changing the appearances of user interface elements, and/or moving a user interface element over time, enable a computer system to more accurately track the gaze of a user of the computer system
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Giancarlo YERKES, Adam L. AMADIO, Kaely COON, Amy E. DEDONATO, Stephen O. LEMAY, Israel PASTRANA VICENTE, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Lynn I. STREJA
  • Publication number: 20240103707
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer system applies a time of day setting to a virtual environment. In some embodiments, the time of day setting is updated based on an event. In some embodiments, a computer system displays content in an expanded display mode. In some embodiments, computer systems join a communication session while maintaining display of respective environments. In some embodiments, a computer system moves a portal based on user movement. In some embodiments, computer systems share a virtual environment. Computer systems can display media with simulated lighting. Computer systems can share an environment. In some embodiments, a computer system selects a position relative to content. A computer system can present representations of communication session participants based on content. A computer system can present user interfaces to control visual appearances of an environment including media. Computer systems can change an appearance of an environment based on environmental modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Nicholas W. HENDERSON, James M. DESSERO, Matan SAUBER, Stephen O. LEMAY, Jeffrey S. ALLEN, Michael A. DUNKLEY, Michael J. ROCKWELL, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Hugh A. SIDER, Magnus DANIELSSON
  • Publication number: 20240104860
    Abstract: A computer system, in response to detecting a first input on a rotatable input mechanism, in accordance with a determination that the first input is a first type of input: changes an immersion level associated with display of an extended reality (XR) environment generated by the display generation component to a first immersion level in which display of the XR environment concurrently includes virtual content from an application and a passthrough portion of a physical environment of the computer system. In accordance with a determination that the first input is a second type of input: the computer system performs an operation different from changing the immersion level associated with display of the XR environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Christopher D. McKenzie, Stephen O. Lemay, Zoey C. Taylor, Vitalii Kramar, Benjamin Hylak
  • Publication number: 20240104859
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing live communication sessions. A computer system optionally displays an option to invite the respective user to join the ongoing communication session. A computer system optionally one or more options to modify an appearance of an avatar representing the user of the computer system. A computer system optionally transitions a communication session from a spatial communication session to a non-spatial communication session. A computer system optionally displays information about a participant in a communication session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Jesse CHAND, Kristi E. BAUERLY, Shih-Sang CHIU, Jonathan R. DASCOLA, Amy E. DEDONATO, Karen EL ASMAR, Wesley M. HOLDER, Stephen O. LEMAY, Lorena S. PAZMINO, Jason D. RICKWALD, Giancarlo YERKES
  • Publication number: 20240104877
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer system applies a time of day setting to a virtual environment. In some embodiments, the time of day setting is updated based on an event. In some embodiments, a computer system displays content in an expanded display mode. In some embodiments, computer systems join a communication session while maintaining display of respective environments. In some embodiments, a computer system moves a portal based on user movement. In some embodiments, computer systems share a virtual environment. Computer systems can display media with simulated lighting. Computer systems can share an environment. In some embodiments, a computer system selects a position relative to content. A computer system can present representations of communication session participants based on content. A computer system can present user interfaces to control visual appearances of an environment including media. Computer systems can change an appearance of an environment based on environmental modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2023
    Publication date: March 28, 2024
    Inventors: Nicholas W. HENDERSON, James M. DESSERO, Matan STAUBER, Katherine W. KOLOMBATOVICH, Stephen O. LEMAY, William A. SORRENTINO, III, Jonathan R. DASCOLA
  • Patent number: 11941223
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to retrieving and displaying contextually-relevant media content. In some embodiments, a device receives a request to display contextually-relevant media and, in response, displays a representation of a collection of media items relevant to a context of the device. In some embodiments, a device displays a visual media item of a sequence of items and, in response to receiving a swipe gesture, displays a detail user interface comprising related content for the media item. In some embodiments, a device, while displaying a first detail user interface, displays an affordance corresponding to a plurality of individuals identified as having attended a first event, that when selected, causes display of visual media corresponding to a plurality of events attended by the individuals. In some embodiments, a device, in response to user input, obtains an automatically-generated collection of visual media and displays a corresponding affordance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Britt S. Miura, Simon Bovet, Eric Circlaeys, Alan C. Dye, Daniel E. Gobera Rubalcava, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Brendan J. Langoulant, Stephen O. Lemay, Justin S. Titi, Gary Ian Butcher, Paulo Michaelo Lopez, Henrique Penha, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D1021944
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James Nicholas Jones, Stephen O. Lemay, Jay Moon