Patents by Inventor Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 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: 10061478
    Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20170210535
    Abstract: Packaging comprising a base having an interior space for receiving an item, wherein the base includes a bottom surface and one or more side surfaces; a ledge formed along a side surface; and a holder supported by the ledge, wherein the holder includes a retaining mechanism for retaining the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Bartley K. ANDRE, Daniel J. COSTER, Daniele DE IULllS, Richard P. HOWARTH, Jonathan P. IVE, Steve JOBS, Duncan Robert KERR, Shin NISHIBORI, Matthew Dean ROHRBACH, Peter RUSSELL-CLARKE, Douglas B. SATZGER, Calvin Q. SEID, Christopher J. STRINGER, Eugene Antony WHANG, Rico ZÖRKENDÖRFER
  • Publication number: 20160313873
    Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface is provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20160149995
    Abstract: Improved methods and systems that facilitate transfer and synchronization of data, namely, media data, between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a portable media device (e.g., portable media player) are disclosed. By coupling the portable media device to different host devices at different times, media data can be transferred between the different host devices. Synchronization of media data between a host device and a portable media device can also take into consideration one or more user synchronization related settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: David Heller, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eddy Cue, Christopher R. Wysocki, Steve Jobs
  • Patent number: 9299329
    Abstract: In a portable multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for providing user supplied configuration data are described. In one embodiment, a hierarchically ordered graphical user interface are provided. A first order, or home, interface provides a highest order of user selectable items each of which, when selected, results in an automatic transition to a lower order user interface associated with the selected item. In one of the described embodiments, the lower order interface includes other user selectable items associated with the previously selected item from the higher order user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Robbin, Steve Jobs, Timothy Wasko, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Publication number: 20150234482
    Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Steve Jobs, Anthony M. Fadell, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 8993866
    Abstract: An improved portable media device and methods for operating a media device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the portable media device can also function as a solid-state drive for data storage. The form factor of the portable media device can be hand-held or smaller, such that it is highly portable. The portable media device can use one or more status indicators. The portable media device can also include a peripheral bus connector, a rechargeable battery, and one or more input devices. According to another aspect, the portable media device has the capability to store media device status information in persistent memory before powering down. Thereafter, when the portable media device is again powered up, the stored media player status information can be retrieved and utilized. According to still another aspect, the portable media device can form and/or traverse a media asset playlist in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Jobs, Anthony M. Fadell, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Publication number: 20150004959
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bush, Scott Forstall, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eddy Cue, Phillip W. Schiller, Dallas De Atley, Steve Jobs, Patrice Gautier
  • Patent number: 8849278
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bush, Scott Forstall, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eddy Cue, Phillip W. Schiller, Dallas De Atley, Steve Jobs, Patrice Gautier
  • Patent number: 8850140
    Abstract: Improved techniques and apparatus for managing data between a host device (e.g., host computer) and a media device are disclosed. The data being managed can, for example, pertain to media data for media assets. The managing of the media data thus can involve transfer of media assets between the host device and the media device. In one embodiment, the transfer of media assets between a host device and a media device can be referred to as data backup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dallas De Atley, Scott Forstall, Gordie Freedman, David Heller, Steve Jobs, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Publication number: 20140132463
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device may be provided that contains a conductive housing and other conductive elements. The conductive elements may form an antenna ground plane. One or more antennas for the handheld electronic device may be formed from the ground plane and one or more associated antenna resonating elements. Transceiver circuitry may be connected to the resonating elements by transmission lines such as coaxial cables. Ferrules may be crimped to the coaxial cables. A bracket with extending members may be crimped over the ferrules to ground the coaxial cables to the housing and other conductive elements in the ground plane. The ground plane may contain an antenna slot. A dock connector and flex circuit may overlap the slot in a way that does not affect the resonant frequency of the slot. Electrical components may be isolated from the antenna using isolation elements such as inductors and resistors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Michael Hobson, Erik L. Wang, Kenneth A. Jenks, Robert J. Hill, Robert W. Schlub, Richard H. Dinh, Tang Yew Tan, Adam D. Mittleman, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iullis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Ducan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D706776
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D708174
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zorkendorfer
  • Patent number: D708186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Joshua D. Banko, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen McClure, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, John P. Ternus, Eugene Antony Whang, Ming Yu, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D723567
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Jeremy Bataillou, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Nicholas George LeBreton Merz, Scott A. Myers, Shin Nishibori, David A. Pakula, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Tang Yew Tan, Trent Weber, Eugene Antony Whang, Michael Benjamin Wittenberg, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D729246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D736618
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D742872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Freddy Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Bas Ording, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Raymond Sepulveda, Christopher J. Stringer, Marcel van Os, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D748622
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody Akana, Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, M. Evans Hankey, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steve Jobs, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang, Rico Zörkendörfer
  • Patent number: D816691
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Dudey, Rachel Goldeen, Steve Jobs, Jeffrey Ma, Jeffrey L. Robbin