Patents by Inventor Will Chen

Will Chen 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: 20190198838
    Abstract: Provided herein are electrochemical cells having a solid separator, a lithium metal anode, and a positive electrode catholyte wherein the electrochemical cell includes a nitrile, dinitrile, or organic sulfur-including solvent and a lithium salt dissolved therein. Also set forth are methods of making and using these electrochemical cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Greg ROBERTS, Zhebo CHEN, Will HUDSON, Rainer FASCHING, Tiffany HO, Tim HOLME, Mohit SINGH, Aram YANG
  • Patent number: 10304347
    Abstract: Exercise-based watch faces and complications for use with a portable multifunction device are disclosed. The methods described herein for exercise-based watch faces and complications provide indications of time and affordances representing applications (e.g., a workout application or a weather application). In response to detecting a user input corresponding to a selection of the affordance (e.g., representing a workout application), a workout routine can optionally be begun. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein, as well as electronic devices related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wilson, Aled Hywel Williams, Kevin Will Chen, Chester H. Chipperfield, Stanley Carl Ng
  • Publication number: 20190139512
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels and having display control circuitry that controls the operation of the display. The display control circuitry may operate the display in different modes. In a paper mode, display control circuitry may use stored spectral reflectance data to adjust display colors such that the colors appear as they would on a printed sheet of paper. In a low light mode when the ambient light level is below a threshold, the light emitted from the display may be adjusted to mimic the appearance of an incandescent light source. In a bright light mode when the ambient light level exceeds a threshold, the light emitted from the display may be adjusted to maximize readability in bright light. The target white point of the display may be adjusted based on which mode the display is operating in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Jiaying Wu, Will Riedel, Wei Chen, John Z. Zhong
  • Publication number: 20190121523
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Patent number: 10175866
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices can allow applications to provide complication data to be displayed in a complication of a watch face. A client application can create a complication data object according to a template to efficiently select how the complication data is to be displayed. For example, a complication controller on the watch can receive new data and determine which template to use. The complication data object can be sent to a display manager that can identify the selected template and display the data according to the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza C. Block, David A. Schimon, Eric Lance Wilson, Joshua H. Shaffer, Paul W. Salzman, Christopher C. Jensen, Timothy C. Lee, Daniel B. Pollack, Alexander Ledwith, Kevin Will Chen, Lawrence Y. Yang, Alan C. Dye
  • Publication number: 20180336866
    Abstract: An electronic device having a touch-screen display detects a first input on the display while displaying a first user interface on the display. In response to detecting the first input on the display, the device enters a flashlight mode. Entering the flashlight mode includes replacing the first user interface with a first flashlight user interface. The first flashlight user interface has a first total lumen output and a first luminance that is substantially uniform over the display. The device determines whether brightness change criteria are met, and in accordance with a determination that the brightness change criteria are met, displays a second flashlight user interface having a second total lumen output greater than the first total lumen output and a second luminance that is substantially uniform over the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Marco TRIVERIO, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, Christopher Patrick FOSS, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM
  • Publication number: 20180329587
    Abstract: Context-specific user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, provide, inter alia, indications of time and, optionally, a variety of additional information. A user interface screen including a current time indicator and a first platter is displayed. The first platter is at a first position, is associated with a first application, and displays a first set of information obtained from the first application. The first set of information relates to a first temporal context of the current day. In response to detecting a user input, the first platter is displayed at a second position and a second platter is displayed at the first position. The second platter is associated with a second application and displays a second set of information obtained from the second application. The second set of information relates to a second temporal context of the current day.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Heena KO, Giovanni M. AGNOLI, Kevin Will CHEN, Joshua R. FORD, Chrisopher Patrick FOSS, Aurelio GUZMAN, Stephen O. LEMAY, Matthew J. SUNDSTROM, Joshua WEINBERG, Christopher WILSON
  • Patent number: 10047194
    Abstract: A biodegradable polyester is consisting of a poly(terephthalate-di-(?-caprolactone) segment, a poly(terephthalate-butylene-terephthalate) segment, a poly(terephthalate-butylene-?-caprolactone) segment, a poly(?-caprolactone-butylene-?-caprolactone) segment, and a poly(tri(?-caprolactone) segment. The above five segments are obtained by polycondensation reaction of terephthalic acid, 1,4-butanediol and ?-caprolactone under the presence of a catalyst, with a polycondensation temperature of 255° C. to 270° C. and a polycondensation time of 2 hours to 4 hours. Furthermore, based on 1 mole of terephthalic acid, a molar ratio of 1,4-butanediol to terephthalic acid is in the range of 1.1 to 1.4, and a molar ratio of ?-caprolactone to terephthalic acid is in the range of 0.5 to 1.6. The biodegradable polyester can have a melting point (Tm) of 90° C. to 170° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: Tatung Company, TATUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: C. Will Chen, Ching-Huang Wang, Ping-Hsun Tsai
  • Publication number: 20180206766
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Kevin Will CHEN, David Chance GRAHAM, Daniel S. KEEN, Justin Shane RUSHING, T. Allan SHORTLIDGE, Anton M. DAVYDOV, Alan C. DYE, Jonathan P. IVE, Zachery KENNEDY, Zachury MINJACK, Dennis S. PARK, Brian SCHMITT
  • Publication number: 20180150212
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying content on a reduced-size user interface. An electronic device with one or more processors, memory, and a display, receives content associated with a designated area of the display, where the content is associated with a plurality of available display formats stored in the memory. The device determines a size of the designated area and determines a first display format for the content from the plurality of available display formats based on at least the content and the size of the designated area. The device displays a representation of the content according to the first display format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Eliza BLOCK, Lawrence Y. YANG, Christopher WILSON, Eric Lance WILSON, Paul W. SALZMAN, David SCHIMON
  • Patent number: 9974467
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen, David Chance Graham, Daniel S. Keen, Justin Shane Rushing, T. Allan Shortlidge, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Zachury Minjack, Dennis S. Park, Brian Schmitt
  • Publication number: 20180078182
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. One example user interface detects when a workout of a particular type is started and begins generating activity data related to workout metrics associated with the type of workout selected. Using determined current values for the workout metrics, the example user interface displays a pro-view display that includes indicators for the workout metrics associated with the selected workout type. The pro-view display also includes a focus indicator that highlights a selected indicator representative of a focused workout metric. The focus indicator is movable among the indicators representative of the workout metrics based on user input. Upon detection of a gesture, the example user interface transitions to a simple-view display that includes an indicator representative of the focused workout metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Will CHEN, Jay BLAHNIK, Gary Ian BUTCHER, Jules K. FENNIS, David Chance GRAHAM, Lawrence Y. YANG
  • Patent number: 9918664
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for monitoring attributes of a user's physical activity (e.g., workout) or inactivity, and to user interfaces (e.g., an activity indicator) for displaying the same. In some examples, a device determines whether physical activity corresponds to a first type based on a first set of criteria, and whether physical activity corresponds to a second type based on a second set of criteria. In some examples, the device controls an inactivity timer that measures user's inactivity. In some examples, the device displays a first visual representation of an attribute or amount of a first type of physical activity, and a second visual representation of an attribute or amount of a second type. In some examples, the device displays a third visual representation of an attribute or amount of a third type of activity. In some examples, the third visual representation corresponds to user's inactivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Kevin Will Chen, David Chance Graham, Daniel S. Keen, Justin Shane Rushing, T. Allan Shortlidge, Anton M. Davydov, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Zachury Minjack, Dennis S. Park, Brian Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9916075
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying content on a reduced-size user interface. An electronic device with one or more processors, memory, and a display, receives content associated with a designated area of the display, where the content is associated with a plurality of available display formats stored in the memory. The device determines a size of the designated area and determines a first display format for the content from the plurality of available display formats based on at least the content and the size of the designated area. The device displays a representation of the content according to the first display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Eliza Block, Lawrence Y. Yang, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Paul W. Salzman, David Schimon
  • Patent number: D815649
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Nathan De Vries, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Foss, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D820300
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Broughton, Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D822040
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Howard Bebbington, Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Chanaka Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Daryl Soli, Aled Williams, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: D826243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Broughton, Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Christopher P. Foss, Heena Ko, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: D840414
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: D842326
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Broughton, Kevin Will Chen, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson