Patents Assigned to P4tents1, LLC
  • Patent number: 10838542
    Abstract: A method is provided, comprising: developing particular application code that is part of a particular application configured to cooperate with an electronic device including a touch screen and memory coupled to at least one processor, where the particular application code, when installed on the electronic device, cooperates with an operating system of the electronic device to cause the electronic device to: display an object and at least a portion of an interface; detect a gesture via the touch screen on the object; perform a first function in a first touch state; perform a second function in a second touch state; identify a change in a pressure of the gesture being detected via the touch screen on the object; and based on the change in the pressure of the gesture being detected via the touch screen on the object, blur the at least portion of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10788931
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: displaying, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface including a graphical user interface element; while the graphical user interface is displayed, detecting, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture on the graphical user interface element; in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, that the gesture is moving, displaying, utilizing the display, another graphical user interface; and in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, that a magnitude of the gesture is greater than a threshold: altering, utilizing the display, a display of the graphical user interface element, detecting user input, and customizing at least one aspect of the gesture, based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10782819
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: at least one non-transitory memory; a touch screen; an actuator; and one or more processors in communication with the at least one non-transitory memory, the touch screen, and the actuator, wherein the one or more processors execute instructions stored in the at least one non-transitory memory, to cause the apparatus to: detect, via the touch screen, a touch on an object of a duration that is greater than a duration threshold; in response to detection of the touch of the duration that is greater than the duration threshold, display the object as being selected; detect, via the touch screen, another touch; in response to detection of the another touch: rotate the selected object, and open content associated with the selected object in a background virtual display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10725581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method and apparatus are provided to: display, on a display and via a user interface of a network browser application, a first web page including a hyperlink that identifies a second web page; detect a first contact starting at a first contact point at a first contact time on the touch-sensitive interaction surface; detect an end of the first contact at a second contact time; determine a duration of the first contact as a difference between the first contact time and the second contact time; determine whether there is a contact movement of the first contact between the first contact point and a second contact point; determine whether the first contact point of the first contact corresponds with a location of the hyperlink of the first web page; for performing a variety of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10671213
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: displaying, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface configured to display a sentence including a plurality of words; and while the graphical user interface is displayed: detecting, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture of a particular type at a location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to at least one of the plurality words, in response to detection of the gesture of the particular type at the location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to the at least one word, displaying a selection of the at least one word, during the display of the selection of the at least one word, detecting, utilizing the touch interface, another gesture of the particular type at a location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to the at least one word, and in response to detection of the another gesture of the particular type during the display of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10671212
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system, method, and computer program product are provided, where one embodiment involves a non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer instructions that; when executed by at least one processor of a mobile device including a touch screen, and a memory, and an actuator coupled to the at least one processor; cause the mobile device to: display indicia associated with an application, utilizing the touch screen; when a first duration of a touch being applied to the touch screen is detected as ceasing in connection with the indicia, perform an operation; when a second duration of the touch, that is different than the first duration of the touch, being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first duration is detected without the ceasing, output feedback that is perceptible by touch, utilizing the actuator; when the second duration of the touch being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10664097
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying a plurality of user interface elements on a display including a first user interface element and a second user interface element; detecting a first contact moving across the display; and, while the first contact is detected moving across the display: moving the first user interface element in a first direction on the display at a first speed; and moving the second user interface element in the first direction on the display at a second speed greater than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656758
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided, comprising: a display; a touch-sensitive surface; one or more processors; memory; and one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for: displaying, on the display, an application launching user interface that includes a plurality of application icons for launching corresponding applications; while displaying the application launching user interface, detecting a first single-finger touch input that includes detecting the first single-finger touch input at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first application icon of the plurality of application icons, wherein the first application icon is for launching a first application that is associated with one or more corresponding quick actions; and in response to detecting the first single-finger touch input, determining a response to the first sin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656759
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: display, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface including: a first object at a first location on the graphical user interface, and a second object at a second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture that starts at a third location on the graphical user interface that is different from both the first location and the second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed after the gesture is detected to start at the third location on the graphical user interface, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a movement of the gesture; and in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, of the movement of the gesture, change at least one aspect of the second object, while not changing the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656752
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying, on a display, a first user interface that includes one or more selectable user interface objects; detecting that an input on a touch-sensitive surface, which is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a first touch state; in response to detecting a cessation of the input while the input is in the first touch state, displaying information associated with the respective user interface object; detecting that the input on the touch-sensitive surface, which is at the location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a second touch state; in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch state, blurring or shading at least a portion of the first user interface; and in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch stat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, method, and computer program product are provided to: display a textual word; detect a gesture via the touch screen on the textual word; in a first touch state, perform a first function in connection with the textual word; in a second touch state, perform a second function in connection with the textual word, the second function including selecting the textual word so as to display a selection of the textual word in a separate virtual display layer that is at least partially transparent or translucent for viewing an insertion point of the textual word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656754
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device displays a plurality of user interface representations in a stack on a display. The device detects a first drag gesture by a first contact at a location on a touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a location of a first user interface representation on the display. While the first contact is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the location of the first user interface representation on the display and is moving across the touch-sensitive surface in a direction that corresponds to a first direction on the display, the device moves the first user interface representation in the first direction on the display at a first speed in accordance with a speed of the first contact on the touch-sensitive surface and moves a second user interface representation, disposed above the first user interface representation in the stack, in the first direction at a second speed greater than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656755
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: displaying a first user interface on a display, the first user interface including an object; while displaying the first user interface on the display, detecting a first input by a first contact on a touch-sensitive surface at a location in the first user interface that corresponds to the object of the first user interface; in response to detecting the first input by the first contact, in accordance with a determination that the first contact has a contact duration that is less than a duration threshold, displaying the object; and in response to detecting the first input by the first contact, in accordance with a determination that the first contact has a contact duration that is greater than the duration threshold, dynamically changing the appearance of the object, wherein the dynamic change in the appearance of the object is based at least in part on the duration of the first contact and wherein the dynamic change in the appearance of the object inclu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: a non-transitory memory storing instructions and a plurality of applications; a touch screen; and one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory and the touch screen, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to cause the apparatus to: present a particular object utilizing the touch screen; detect a contact being detected on the touch screen on the particular object; in the event that a first duration of the contact is detected on the touch screen on the particular object, perform an operation; and in the event that a second duration of the contact is detected on the touch screen on the particular object where the second duration is greater than the first duration, perform another operation; wherein the apparatus is configured to present, utilizing the touch screen, a setting interface, where the one or more processors execute the instructions to also cause the apparatus to: detect, utilizing the setting interfa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656757
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus provided for: displaying, via a touch screen, at least a portion of an interface in a first virtual display layer; detecting a gesture being applied to the touch screen; when a distance of the gesture being detected on the touch screen is less than a distance threshold, performing an operation; when the distance of the gesture being detected on the touch screen is greater than the distance threshold, performing a blur operation, and displaying the at least portion of the interface and at least a portion of another interface in different virtual display layers; and when the distance of the gesture being detected on the touch screen is greater than the distance threshold, outputting feedback that is perceptible by touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649580
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided, comprising: at least one non-transitory memory; a touch screen; a camera; and one or more processors in communication with the at least one non-transitory memory, the touch screen, and the camera, wherein the one or more processors execute instructions stored in the non-transitory memory to cause the apparatus to: display, via the touch screen, a first virtual display layer including contents; display, via the touch screen, at least one user interface element; detect, via the touch screen, at least a portion of touch on the least one user interface element; when an aspect of the touch is detected to surpass a threshold, display, via the touch screen, a plurality of markings in a second virtual display layer that appears to have a lesser depth than the first virtual display layer, where at least a portion of the second virtual display layer is at least partially translucent so that at least a portion of the contents of the first virtual display layer is visi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device having a display and a touch-sensitive surface: displaying a first user interface of a first application on the display; while displaying the first user interface on the display, detecting a first movement of a first contact across the touch-sensitive surface in a first direction; and during detection of the first movement of the first contact across the touch-sensitive surface: in accordance with a determination that first one or more criteria is met by a first movement condition being met, displaying a second user interface, and in accordance with a determination that second one or more criteria is met by a second movement condition, that is different from the first movement condition, being met, displaying a third user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649578
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer readable storage medium is provided for storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions which, when executed by an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface, cause the electronic device to: display a screen on the display; while displaying the screen, detect a first input by a first contact on a first icon that meets application-launch criteria; in response to detecting the first input on the first icon that meets the application-launch criteria, replace the screen with a first user interface of a first application that corresponds to the first icon; while displaying the first user interface, detect a second input by a second contact that includes movement across the display in a first direction; and in response to detecting the second input, perform an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649571
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: displays a first user interface that includes a plurality of selectable objects; detects an input that includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to a respective selectable object; and in response to detecting the input: in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting an increase in intensity of the contact that meets intensity criteria, displays a menu that includes contact information for the respective selectable object overlaid on top of the first user interface; and in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting a liftoff of the contact without meeting the intensity criteria, replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10649579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided, comprising: a touch screen; an actuator; memory storing one or more programs; and one or more processors in communication with the touch screen, the actuator, and the memory; wherein the one or more programs are configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for: displaying, utilizing the touch screen, indicia associated with a particular application on an interface, the interface for choosing among a plurality of applications including the particular application; when a first duration of a touch being applied to the touch screen is detected as ceasing in connection with the indicia, launching the particular application; when a second duration of the touch, that is greater than the first duration of the touch, being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first duration is detected without the ceasing, outputting feedback that is perceptible by touch, utilizin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith