Patent published on July 4, 2023
Apple's Patent Revolutionizes Cross-Device User Interface Experience
Apple is one of the leading tech companies in the world and it is continuously innovating to bring us the best technologies. Recently, Apple announced a patent that could revolutionize the way we interact with our devices. The patent is about a device that can be used in vehicles and has a display that can show a user interface.
This new device has the capability to detect inputs and when an affordance is activated, it can invoke a digital assistant. The digital assistant can prompt the user for an audible request and display a dialogue box with a search result. The user interface stays on the portable device’s display.
The patent is related to some other applications like U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 61/793,924, filed Mar. 15, 2013, entitled “Voice and Touch User Interface;” U.S. application Ser. No. 13/032,614, filed Feb. 22, 2011, now U.S. Pat. No. 8,970,647, entitled “Pushing a Graphical User Interface to a Remote Device with Display Rules Provided by the Remote Device;” U.S. application Ser. No. 12/683,218, filed Jan. 6, 2010, now abandoned, entitled “Pushing a User Interface to a Remote Device;” U.S. application Ser. No. 12/119,960, filed May 13, 2008, now abandoned, entitled “Pushing a User Interface to a Remote Device;” U.S. application Ser. No. 13/175,581, filed Jul. 1, 2011, now U.S. Pat. No. 9,870,130, entitled “Pushing a User Interface to a Remote Device;”
This patent could make it easier for us to use multiple devices. It could allow us to go from one device to another without having to worry about losing our work or having to start from scratch. Imagine if you could start writing a document on your laptop, switch to your phone in the middle of the process, and then switch back to your laptop to finish it. That would be incredibly convenient.
It could also make it much easier to transfer data between devices. For example, if you wanted to transfer photos from your phone to your laptop, you could do it with just a few clicks. You wouldn't have to go through the hassle of downloading the photos to your computer and then transferring them manually.
This patent could also make it easier for us to access information from anywhere. Imagine being able to access the same information on your phone, tablet, and laptop, even when you're not at home. That would be very useful for professionals who need to stay connected while they're on the go.
The patent could also make it easier for us to use voice commands. We've already seen how voice commands can be used on our phones and tablets, but this patent could make it much easier to use them on other devices like laptops and even cars. Instead of typing in a command, you could just speak it, and the device would respond.
While this patent could be revolutionary, it’s important to remember that it’s just a patent at this point, and there’s no guarantee that it will ever come to the market. It could take years for Apple to perfect the technology and make it available to the public. That said, there’s no doubt that this patent could make a huge difference in the way we interact with our devices.
Apple’s patent, US11692840B2, could revolutionize the way we use our devices. It could make it easier to switch between devices, transfer data, access information, and use voice commands. While it’s unclear if this patent will ever make it to the market, it could be a game-changer for users who want a more seamless experience with their devices.