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William Bull, Policarpo Wood, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Benjamin Andrew Rottler, Eric James Hope, Alan Cannistraro: Techniques for customizing control of volume level in device playback. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 10, 2012: US08218790 (57 worldwide citation)

User interface signals representing volume change requests are converted to volume control signals using a mapping. The mapping is overridden (modified) within a given time interval after starting (which includes resuming) playback. During this interval, the mapping for volume decreases is modified ...


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William Bull, Ben Rottler, Jonathan A Schiller: Audio user interface. Apple, Morrison & Foerster, November 25, 2014: US08898568 (48 worldwide citation)

An audio user interface that provides audio prompts that help a user interact with a user interface of an electronic device is disclosed. The audio prompts can provide audio indicators that allow a user to focus his or her visual attention upon other tasks such as driving an automobile, exercising, ...


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William Bull, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Policarpo Wood, Eric James Hope: Scrolling techniques for user interfaces. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 25, 2014: US08683378 (44 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for improving the scrolling of user interfaces of electronic devices are provided. For example, a user interface may provide various visual, aural, and tactile enhancements for increasing the ease and speed with which a user may scroll through a list of listings to highlight a pa ...


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William Bull, Ben Rottler: Auto-station tuning. Apple, Fish & Richardson P C, January 21, 2014: US08634944 (17 worldwide citation)

In various embodiments, a media player or portable media device can enable a user to navigate and discover content or other media assets. The media player may analyze broadcasts and other content streams to determine currently playing and forthcoming content. The media player may switch from one sou ...


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Richard Jordan, William Bull, Robert L Ciardella, Robert Taggart, Frederick R Holt: Disk drive with automatic disc clamping and ejecting. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 14, 1984: US04466033 (14 worldwide citation)

A floppy disk drive with automatic disc clamping and ejection is disclosed. The movement of the linear actuator is used to provide both the clamping and ejection, without other drive means. A pair of magnetic heads, positioned on opposing sides of a drive wheel, are fixed to a carriage, one engages ...


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William Bull, Ben Rottler: Advanced playlist creation. Apple, Novak Druce Connolly Bove Quigg, October 15, 2013: US08560950 (8 worldwide citation)

Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to initiate playback of content or other media assets based on information associated with content. A media player may receive information associated with content from a user selection of a song, movie, photo, or the like. Base ...


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William Bull, Kourtny Minh Hicks, Policarpo Wood, Eric James Hope: Method and apparatus for providing a user with dynamic sync status. Apple, Park Vaughan Fleming & Dowler, February 5, 2013: US08370754 (5 worldwide citation)

Data files are selected for downloading from a host device to an electronic device via a sync process. Once the sync process starts, the electronic device provides the user with dynamic sync status information so that the user, for example, knows how much data has been downloaded, how much time is r ...


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William Bull, Kourtny Minh Hicks: Graphical representation of assets stored on a portable media device. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 8, 2011: US07904485 (5 worldwide citation)

A user interfaces can deliver enhanced information regarding media assets stored on a portable media device. A graphical user interface for database browsing and navigation can include a list of values of a metadata item and a graphical representation of the distribution of media assets across the v ...


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Thomas M Alsina, Szu Wen Huang, William Bull, Anthony M Fadell, Jesse Lee Dorogusker, Emily Clark Schubert, Shyam S Toprani: Pushing a graphical user interface to a remote device with display rules provided by the remote device. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 3, 2015: US08970647 (4 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface (“GUI”) can be presented on a remote control accessory device that has user input and display devices. The GUI can be defined and managed by a portable media device that is controlled using the GUI. The portable media device can provide the accessory with a GUI image to be ...


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Eric William Bull: Electron beam deflection arrangements having preshaping of the beam. EMI, Cooper Dunham Clark Griffin & Moran, August 2, 1977: US04039807 (4 worldwide citation)

In an X-ray source for radiographic apparatus of the type known as computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanners it has been suggested to scan a beam of electrons across a target/anode to correspondingly scan a beam of X-rays relative to a patient. The target is inclined to the electrons mean directi ...