Patents by Inventor Thomas K. Burkholder

Thomas K. Burkholder 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: 11025622
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing devices, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing devices, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20190124083
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing devices, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing devices, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel l. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack . Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 10158635
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 9319406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Patent number: 9235840
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for delivering notifications to user regarding use of their authentication information. The delivery of notifications involves ascertaining a device identifier associated with a request received from a user device to engage in a transaction using the authentication information and comparing this device identifier associated with the request to a plurality of known device identifiers previously associated with the authentication information. Thereafter, a notification for a user associated with the authentication information can be generated and delivered, if the device identifier is not among the plurality of known device identifiers. In the systems and methods, contact information for delivering the notification is based on contact information for at least one previous transaction that meets a selection criteria and that is associated with the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farman Syed, Daniel Emil Pu, Darci Groves, David Ralston, Thomas K. Burkholder, Roozbeh Ghaffari
  • Patent number: 8799166
    Abstract: Providing digital content is disclosed. An indication that one or more arbitrarily selected downloadable items of third party prerecorded digital content are to be given as a gift is received. A request to deliver the one or more arbitrarily selected downloadable items of third party prerecorded digital content to a recipient of the gift is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas K. Burkholder, David L. Neumann, Debra Ameerally
  • Publication number: 20130305335
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for delivering notifications to user regarding use of their authentication information. The delivery of notifications involves ascertaining a device identifier associated with a request received from a user device to engage in a transaction using the authentication information and comparing this device identifier associated with the request to a plurality of known device identifiers previously associated with the authentication information. Thereafter, a notification for a user associated with the authentication information can be generated and delivered, if the device identifier is not among the plurality of known device identifiers. In the systems and methods, contact information for delivering the notification is based on contact information for at least one previous transaction that meets a selection criteria and that is associated with the authentication information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farman Syed, Daniel Emil Pu, Darci Groves, David Ralston, Thomas K. Burkholder, Roozbeh Ghaffari
  • Publication number: 20130019237
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application for installation on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives from a client device a software adoption request including an identifier associated with a user account and a proof of entitlement associated with a software package or the user account, verifies the proof of entitlement by comparing the proof of entitlement to a database, and if the proof of entitlement is verified, adopts the software package as part of the user account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130019233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang
  • Publication number: 20130019234
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for associating an application that was pre-installed on a computer with a user account on an online store. A system configured to practice the method presents an application available for download, receives a request to download the application to a computing device, determines that the application is a pre-installed application, presents an authorization prompt configured to request user authorization to link the application with a user account, receives the user authorization, generates a unique hardware identifier associated with the computing device, determines that the application is linkable based upon the unique hardware identifier, and links the adoptable application with the user account when the adoptable application is linkable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Pedraum R. Pardehpoosh, Craig M. Federighi, Daniel I. Feldman, Gregory T. Quirk, Jack R. Matthew, Jackie Lee-Kang, Jean-Pierre Ciudad, Monika E. Gromek, Thomas K. Burkholder, Daniel Emil Pu, Sam Gharabally, Ellis Marshall Verosub, Yoon Sub Hwang