Patents by Inventor Steven Jobs

Steven 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: 11126321
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting user interface elements. A first page of one or more user interface elements is presented on a touch-sensitive display. Each of the user interface elements corresponds to a respective application. A gesture performed on the touch-sensitive display is detected. In response to the detected gesture, a second page of one or more user interface elements is presented on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Scott Herz, Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Greg Christie
  • Patent number: 9477395
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing an audio file interface. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes, while playing an audio file on a mobile device and displaying a current view in a user interface of the mobile device, receiving first user input requesting that an audio interface be displayed, and displaying the audio interface as an overlay in the user interface, where the audio interface includes information associated with the audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Scott Herz, Sean Kelly, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Kevin Tiene, Steven Jobs
  • Publication number: 20150012853
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user interface can be selected to exchange positions in the one or more regions of the user interface, and one or both icons can change their visual appearance to indicate their selection status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Steven Jobs
  • Publication number: 20140237360
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user interface can be selected to exchange positions in the one or more regions of the user interface, and one or both icons can change their visual appearance to indicate their selection status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. CHAUDHRI, Bas ORDING, Steven JOBS
  • Patent number: 8744951
    Abstract: Among other disclosures, an operating system presents one or more advertisements to a user and disables one or more functions while the advertisement is being presented. At the end of the advertisement, the operating system again enables the function(s). The advertisement can be visual or audible. The presentation of the advertisement(s) can be made as part of an approach where the user obtains a good or service, such as the operating system, for free or at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Mike Matas, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick Coffman
  • Patent number: 8712902
    Abstract: Among other disclosure, an operating system that presents one or more advertisements to a user. The operating system can disable one or more functions while the advertisement is being presented. At the end of the advertisement, the operating system can again enable the function(s). The advertisement can be visual or audible. The presentation of the advertisement(s) can be made as part of an approach where the user obtains a good or service, such as the operating system, for free or at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Mike Matas, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick Coffman
  • Patent number: 8619038
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays icons (e.g., graphical objects) in one or more regions of a user interface of a touch-sensitive display, and detects user input specifying an exchange of positions of icons in the user interface. In some aspects, the respective positions of two icons in a user interface can be selected to exchange positions in the one or more regions of the user interface, and one or both icons can change their visual appearance to indicate their selection status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Bas Ording, Steven Jobs
  • Patent number: 8402390
    Abstract: Icons are arranged in foreground background positions in an interface environment to define a multidimensional path extending from a terminus. The icons transition between the foreground position and the background positions along the multidimensional path. Each icon corresponds to a content-specific menu item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Steven Jobs, Jeffrey Robbin, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Patent number: 8296677
    Abstract: Content abstractions are emerged in to an ingress terminus of a multidimensional path and depth transitioned through the multidimensional path to an egress terminus. The content abstractions are eliminated at the egress terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Steven Jobs
  • Patent number: 8099665
    Abstract: A method of organizing episodic content includes identifying a list of items associated with episodic content and sorting the list of items based on at least episode order upon a prompt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Steven Jobs
  • Patent number: 7853972
    Abstract: A menu having menu items is arranged in an interface environment. A first abstraction is arranged proximate to the menu, the first abstraction being based on a highlighted menu item. A second abstraction is transitioned into the interface environment upon the occurrence of an event, the second abstraction being proximate to the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Eric Taylor Seymour, Steven Jobs, David Alan Pound
  • Publication number: 20100235792
    Abstract: Content abstractions are emerged in to an ingress terminus of a multidimensional path and depth transitioned through the multidimensional path to an egress terminus. The content abstractions are eliminated at the egress terminus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Steven Jobs
  • Publication number: 20100185674
    Abstract: Among other disclosure, an operating system that presents one or more advertisements to a user. The operating system can disable one or more functions while the advertisement is being presented. At the end of the advertisement, the operating system can again enable the function(s). The advertisement can be visual or audible. The presentation of the advertisement(s) can be made as part of an approach where the user obtains a good or service, such as the operating system, for free or at reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Mike Matas, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick Coffman
  • Publication number: 20100185982
    Abstract: Icons are arranged in foreground background positions in an interface environment to define a multidimensional path extending from a terminus. The icons transition between the foreground position and the background positions along the multidimensional path. Each icon corresponds to a content-specific menu item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Steven Jobs, Jeff Robbin, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Patent number: 7747968
    Abstract: Content abstractions are emerged in to an ingress terminus of a multidimensional path and depth transitioned through the multidimensional path to an egress terminus. The content abstractions are eliminated at the egress terminus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Eric Taylor Seymour, Steven Jobs
  • Patent number: 7743341
    Abstract: Icons are arranged in foreground background positions in an interface environment to define a multidimensional path extending from a terminus. The icons transition between the foreground position and the background positions along the multidimensional path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Thomas Michael Madden, Steven Jobs, Jeff Robbin, Eric Taylor Seymour
  • Publication number: 20090265214
    Abstract: Among other disclosures, an operating system presents one or more advertisements to a user and disables one or more functions while the advertisement is being presented. At the end of the advertisement, the operating system again enables the function(s). The advertisement can be visual or audible. The presentation of the advertisement(s) can be made as part of an approach where the user obtains a good or service, such as the operating system, for free or at reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures, Mike Matas, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick Coffman
  • Publication number: 20090061837
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for providing an audio file interface. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes, while playing an audio file on a mobile device and displaying a current view in a user interface of the mobile device, receiving first user input requesting that an audio interface be displayed, and displaying the audio interface as an overlay in the user interface, where the audio interface includes information associated with the audio file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Scott Herz, Sean Kelly, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Kevin Tiene, Steven Jobs
  • Publication number: 20090064055
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting user interface elements. A first page of one or more user interface elements is presented on a touch-sensitive display. Each of the user interface elements corresponds to a respective application. A gesture performed on the touch-sensitive display is detected. In response to the detected gesture, a second page of one or more user interface elements is presented on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2007
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Scott Herz, Steven Jobs, Freddy A. Anzures
  • Patent number: RE45816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bartley K. Andre, Daniel J. Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan P. Ive, Steven Jobs, BJ Watrous, Duncan Robert Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Douglas B. Satzger, Calvin Q. Seid, Vincent Keane Seid, Christopher J. Stringer, Eugene Antony Whang