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Patrick S Piemonte, Christopher D Moore, Aroon Pahwa, James A Howard: Rendering maps. Apple, Adeli, August 18, 2015: US09111380 (15 worldwide citation)

Some embodiments provide a mapping application for rendering map portions. The mapping application includes a map receiver for receiving map tiles from a mapping service in response to a request for the map tiles needed for a particular map view. Each map tile includes vector data describing a map r ...


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James A Howard: Vertically adjustable pipe racking apparatus. Byron Jackson, John O Evans Jr, September 7, 1976: US03978993 (15 worldwide citation)

A multi-stage, well-drilling mast assembly, particularly adapted to mobile drilling platforms, such as drilling vessels, the assembly having a main stage mast and an auxiliary mast, both pivoted to the platform for swinging movements between horizontal and vertical positions. The main stage carries ...


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James A Howard, John R Hampton, Greg P Wallace: Method for pipeline filtration. January 11, 2005: US06841007 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for cleaning a pipline by providing a filter or a number of filters adapted to reside in the pig launcher of the pipeline. The filters can be used to remove debris and impurities from the fluid flowing in the pipeline during a pigging operation. Alternatively, the filters may be retained in ...


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James A Howard, R Smith Jr: Multi-stage well-drilling mast assembly. BJ Hughes, August 29, 1978: US04109800 (8 worldwide citation)

A multi-stage, well-drilling mast assembly, particularly adapted to mobile drilling platforms, such as drilling vessels, the assembly having a main stage mast and an auxiliary mast, both pivoted to the platform for swinging movements between horizontal and vertical positions. The main stage carries ...


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Aroon Pahwa, Christopher Blumenberg, James A Howard, Jeffrey P Hultquist, Michael D Schuster: System and method for loading and rendering curved features in a map. Apple, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, December 29, 2015: US09224218 (4 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of a system and method for loading and rendering curved features in a map are described. Embodiments may include a map tool of a mapping or navigation application configured to generate a display for a map that includes one or more curved features (e.g., curved roads or curved polygons). ...


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Seejo K Pylappan, James A Howard, Bradford A Moore, Christopher Blumenberg: Smart loading of map tiles. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 27, 2016: US09453734 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for displaying a portion of a map on a mobile device of a user while the user is traveling along a route. The mobile device can use a selected route and a current location of the device to load map tiles for parts of the map that are upcoming along the route. In this ...


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James A Howard, Christopher Blumenberg: Methods and apparatus for building a three-dimensional model from multiple data sets. Apple, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, August 16, 2016: US09418478 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for a map tool displaying a three-dimensional view of a map based on a three-dimensional model of the surrounding environment. The three-dimensional map view of a map may be based on a model constructed from multiple data sets, where the multiple data sets include mapping infor ...


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Jeffrey P Hultquist, James A Howard, Aroon Pahwa, Christopher Blumenberg: Method, system and apparatus for rendering a map according to hybrid map data. Apple, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, June 23, 2015: US09064341 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems and apparatus are described to render a map according to hybrid map data. A map may be generated by a map service and sent to a client device. Hybrid map data composed of raster graphics data and vector graphics data may be generated by a map service to be sent to and rendered on a ...


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Aroon Pahwa, Jeffrey P Hultquist, James A Howard, Christopher Blumenberg: Method, system and apparatus for rendering a map according to texture masks. Apple, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, June 30, 2015: US09070314 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems and apparatus are described to render map data according to texture masks. A rendering device may obtain map data, which may include one or more shapes described by vector graphics data. Along with the one or more shapes, embodiments may include mask indicators corresponding to the ...


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James A Howard, Eric S Lee, Hugh W Johnson, James C Dovey, Gregory R Chapman, James D Batson, George E Williams, Walker J Eagleston, Gregory B Novick, Chanaka G Karunamuni: Changing display images of a camera timer remote control. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 2, 2018: US09860436

Certain embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to control a camera from a wearable mechanism device, such as a watch, pendant or other device with its own limited display. Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable mechanism device for remotely controlling a ca ...