Patents Represented by Attorney McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Patent number: 8342495
    Abstract: A portable holder for supporting a ski, snowboard, bicycle and firearm during cleaning, maintenance, adjustment, sighting and repair operations at a work station, the holder being adapted to support a portion of the ski, snowboard, bicycle and firearm, the portable holder comprising: a base section adapted to be fixed to the work station in a substantially upright position; a threaded rod mounted to the base section in a substantially vertical orientation; and, one of a support bead and a vise assembly affixed to the upper portion of the threaded rod; wherein the base section contains a substantially vertically orientated threaded aperture allowing the threaded rod to be rotated about its longitudinal axis into the threaded aperture of the base section to permit both mounting of the threaded rod to the base section and height adjustment of the threaded rod relative to the base section; the support head having a base and at least one flange extending upwardly from the base to receive a support tongue of one of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 8345866
    Abstract: A handheld communications device comprises a display device, and a data processor that is in communication with the display device. The data processor is configured to generate an encryption key, and vary a visual output of the display device in accordance with a bit sequence of the encryption key. The varying visual output comprises a sequence of colors rendered on the display device and/or brightness levels output by the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Marc Drader, James Robinson, Michael Purdy
  • Patent number: 8339367
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system and method for analyzing movements of a handheld electronic device. The system comprises: memory; a microprocessor; a first module to generate movement data responsive to movements of the device, such as rotational movements; a second module providing instructions to the microprocessor to map the movement data against symbols representing an input movement string and store the string representation in the memory; and a third module. The third module provides instructions to the microprocessor to analyze data relating to the string representation against data relating to a gesture string representing a gesture related to a command for the device to determine if the gesture has been imparted on the device; and if the string representation sufficiently matches the gesture string, executes a command associated with the gesture on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey Alton Hugh Dods
  • Patent number: 8335880
    Abstract: The disclosure recites a device, system and method for provisioning resources from a server in a network to a mobile electronic device. The method comprises at the mobile electronic device: generating and sending a network registration request to the server to allow the server to determine whether the mobile electronic device is in a device registry linking resources managed by the server; waiting for a data transmission from the server, the data transmission containing text and a link to the resource that can receive the data transmission at the mobile electronic device; incorporating text and a link from the data transmission into a graphical user interface (GUI) generated on a display of the mobile electronic device to provide an interface to activate the link from the mobile electronic device; and generating an indicator on the GUI that the resource is new, if the resource is new to the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Knowles, Liam Quinn, Andrew Bocking, Karen Moser, Mark Tiegs, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8320599
    Abstract: A resonator for a transducer of an electronic device is provided. The resonator comprises: a first enclosure having a first opening to receive a back end of the transducer and a second opening; and a port connected to the first enclosure through the second opening of the enclosure, the port having a first end, a second end, an interior channel spanning from the first end to the second end. When the transducer is mounted into the first enclosure, a first volume between the transducer and the enclosure is formed which is in communication with air surrounding the second end of the port through the interior channel of the port. A second enclosure to cover a front portion of the transducer may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Christian Lorenz
  • Patent number: 8306961
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for a client connected to a server in a computer network to access a resource, such as an application, database (either local, server, or web-based), service and/or a file, stored in the network. The system comprises: the client in the network; the server in the network; an instance of the resource stored in at least one of the server and the client; a file associated with the application stored in at least one of the server and the client; and an access module operating to provide the client with access to the server. In the system at the client, a first icon associated with a said resource is provided and if the instance of the resource is stored at the server, the application is automatically accessed when the icon at the client is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: desktopsites, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Bethlehem, Laura Armstrong, Yan Chen, Zhenwu Li, Paul Zhiyong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8306534
    Abstract: A method of indicating the availability of a communication service begins by receiving, at a handheld communication device, a service indication of an availability of one of a plurality of communication services, via a wireless communication mode, to the communication device. The handheld communication device receives the service indication from a provider of the one communication service via a wireless non-traffic channel of the wireless communication mode. The communication device then provides a user-indication of the communication service availabilities in accordance with the received service indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David Yach, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8300848
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method of adjusting a volume level for an audio signal for a communication device to comply with a quality threshold. The method comprises: obtaining a digitized signal value of the audio signal and monitoring for an increase in the volume level. In the method, upon determining that implementing the increase in the volume level would produce an output that would exceed the quality threshold, processing the signal value to produce a first output signal value for the audio signal utilizing a digital signal processing (DSP) device in the communication device, a processing filter defined in the digital signal processing device, a first set of adjustment parameters and the signal value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Forrester, Larry Hawker, Bao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8289689
    Abstract: A display for a handheld computing device includes a display panel, a display circuit board carrying display electronics for the display panel, and a light guide coupled to the display panel and the display circuit board. The light guide includes at least one snap clip for securing the display to a circuit board of the handheld computing device. The least one snap clip is configured to allow the display to move relative to the computing device when the display panel is mounted to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Felipe Oliveira Simoes, John Holmes
  • Patent number: 8269715
    Abstract: In a portable computing device that includes a backlit device having a variable-intensity backlight, a light sensor, and a light controller coupled to the light sensor and the backlight, a method for controlling the intensity of light produced by the backlight involves the steps of (1) with the ambient light sensor determining the ambient light level at the computing device; and (2) with the light controller automatically adjusting the intensity of light produced by the backlight in accordance with the determined light level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Lowles, Marc A. Drader, James Robinson
  • Patent number: 8269554
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a system and method for attenuating harmonics in a power amplifier. An electronic circuit for reducing leakage of radio frequency signals from a power amplifier of a wireless communication device is provided. The circuit comprises: a printed circuit board (PCB) having the power amplifier mounted on the PCB; a first electrical track in the PCB connecting to a power input terminal of the power amplifier; and a first capacitor connected to the first electrical track and a ground reference in the PCB, the first capacitor reducing transmission of radio frequency signals from the input terminal of the power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Lizhong Zhu, George Mankaruse, Michael Corrigan, Jun Xu, Kent Nickerson
  • Patent number: 8266357
    Abstract: The disclosure recites a system and method for updating a resource to an electronic device. The system comprises: a resource providing information for the device; a server to maintain the resource; a communication link providing the device with access to the resource; a data transmission module for extracting and transmitting access information about the resource to the device; and a data processing module for processing the received information at the device. In the device, a GUI provides information on a topic retrieved from local storage on the device and additional information about the resource is incorporated into the GUI for that topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Knowles, Liam Quinn, Andrew Bocking, Karen Moser, Mark Tiegs, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 8260905
    Abstract: The present disclosure described herein relates to a device and method for managing access to a server. The method comprises: receiving information regarding a current capability of the wireless electronic device from the electronic wireless device; analyzing the information with operating parameters of the servers to identify a second set of servers in the network that are compatible with the current capability; generating and sending access requests to the second set of servers; monitoring for responses from the second set of servers to the access requests; and generating and sending a response to the wireless electronic device providing information relating to the second responses from the second set of servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Richard John George, Jonathan Joshua Dearden, Alexander Shatsky
  • Patent number: 8244200
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system, circuit and method for activating an electronic device from a low power state. The circuit comprises: a microprocessor; a first accelerometer; a second accelerometer which is activated upon receiving a movement signal from the first accelerometer, indicating a movement of the electronic device; a threshold circuit connected to an output of the second accelerometer to allow only signals generated by the second accelerometer that exceed a threshold to pass; an input device; and a monitoring circuit connected to the input device and an output of the threshold circuit. The monitoring circuit comprises a latch circuit utilizing signals from the threshold circuit and a reset signal from the microprocessor to generate a trigger signal to activate the input device. The monitoring circuit selectively generates an activation signal to activate the electronic device to a higher power state utilizing a notable signal received from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Kevin Orr, Steven Fyke, David Mak-Fan
  • Patent number: 8233282
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a frame for mounting a device above a printed circuit board (PCB) in an electronic device. The frame comprises: a frame section formed to be located on the PCB about a surface device on a section of the PCB; and a cover for placement on top of the frame section and for providing a support substrate for the device. In the frame, the frame section is securable to the PCB above at least a part of the surface device; the cover is locatable on the frame section with the device mounted to the cover; and the cover is shaped to allow a feature on the bottom of the device to extend downward towards an interior cavity of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Tim Kyowski, Jason Griffin
  • Patent number: D668434
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Antonia Iamartino
  • Patent number: D669660
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Shannon Savage
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    Patent number: D671296
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Antonia Iamartino
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    Patent number: D671297
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Antonia Iamartino
  • Patent number: D673347
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Cara Sumpton