Patents Assigned to Z124
  • Patent number: 11372515
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates that two images, one that is in focus, swap positions. In response to receiving the gesture, the image in focus is moved from a first display of a first screen to a second display of a second screen. After the images are swapped, the focus is maintained on the image that originally had the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11340751
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a virtual keyboard in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, information displayed on the screen of a multiple screen device having a current focus of the user is identified, and is presented by a top screen. The virtual keyboard is presented by the bottom screen. The virtual keyboard can be dismissed in response to detecting a change in the focus of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11327526
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Mohammed Selim, Gregory Burdzinski
  • Patent number: 11290587
    Abstract: A docking station for docking portable electronic devices is disclosed. The docking station is configured to mechanically accept and operatively interface with the portable electronic device for non-contact charging and data transfer. The docking station can provide security features for providing and/or restricting access to computational facilities such as printers, databases, installed programs, etc. Such security features can include installing applications on such portable devices that limit access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Christopher P. Ricci, Dennis J. Dupray
  • Patent number: 11262792
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11231829
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling a computing device using gesture inputs. The gesture inputs may be operative to move screens corresponding to applications executing on the handheld computing device from one display to another. Additionally, a multi portion gesture may be used to target different screens. For example, a first portion of the gesture may maintain or “pin” a screen in a display such that a second portion of the gesture is operative to move a different screen behind the pinned application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 11226710
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode to a single screen operating mode, or from a single screen operating mode to a multiple screen operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a virtual keyboard. More particularly, a presentation of a virtual keyboard can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided an application with a keyboard focus remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11221649
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selecting a card from an application stack, wherein the card represents a corresponding application that a user would like to make active or bring focus to. The selecting includes one or more of a dragging and a tapping action, with these actions being triggers for transitioning the device to an optional drag state or tapped state, respectively. Transitioning through this state executes the activating of a corresponding application or other action on the device to facilitate window/application/desktop management. The selecting further allows a user to specify which a touch screen (or portion hereof) on which a particular application should be launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar
  • Patent number: 11221647
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface on a second screen. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device from a first screen to a second screen while the device is closed. The change in the display mode may be made in response to a request from an application. The application may be executed and have the user interface window associated with the application moved to a second screen. The change to the second screen can be requested based on input into the application or automatically generated based on the type of application. In response to the request from the application, the device can render the user interface in the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11221646
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface during an image capture. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device for a first screen and a second screen when capturing the image. The change in the display mode may be made in response to one or more actions conducted by a user. The image capture function includes different modes that display different information on the first and/or second screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Publication number: 20220004350
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20220004306
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20210373715
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying a desktop for a multi-screen device in response to opening the device. The window stack can change based on a change in the orientation of the device. The system can receive an orientation change that transitions the device from a closed state to an open state. A composite display can expand over the area of the two or more displays comprising the device when opened. A desktop expands to fill the display area and be displayed on the second of the displays after the device is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 11182046
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to gesture-based navigation through windows displayed on a mobile device by receiving a first gesture through a touch-sensitive screen of the mobile device. In response to receiving the first gesture, display of a first window of an ordered set of windows on a first display area of the touch sensitive screen can be stopped and display of the first window on the second display area of the touch sensitive screen can be started. In response to receiving a second gesture, display of a second window of the ordered set of windows on the first display area can be stopped and display of the second displayed window on the second display area can be started. The second displayed window on the second display area can at least partially obscures the first displayed window on the second display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Paul E. Reeves, Maxim Marintchenko
  • Patent number: 11137796
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 11132161
    Abstract: A mobile device and methods for controlling windows displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the windows displayed by the mobile device are conditioned upon the orientation of the device. A feature is also disclosed in which a window from a first application on a first display portion is automatically displayed on a second display portion when the device is rotated. Modal windows can be displayed with the feature in which the modal windows can either be dismissed upon execution of the feature, or can remain being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 11093200
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20210223819
    Abstract: Methods and devices for minimizing and maximizing displayed output associated with applications are provided. More particularly, an application presented across two or more screens of a device in a landscape mode can be minimized to present portion of the application in one of the screens. With respect to a maximization operation received with respect to a page of an application results in the expansion of the displayed portion of the application to multiple screens of the device. Input to effect minimization and maximization operations can be entered in one or more gesture capture regions associated with the screens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11068124
    Abstract: Control of a computing device using gesture inputs. The computing device may be a handheld computing device with a plurality of displays. The displays may be capable of displaying a graphical user interface (GUI). The plurality of displays may be modified in response to receipt of a gesture input such that the displays are changed from a first state to a second state. The change of the displays from the first state to the second state may include moving a GUI from a first display to a second display. Additionally, a second GUI may be moved from the second display to the first display. The gesture input may comprise multiple touches, such as a pinch gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Publication number: 20210165537
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of selected desktops and applications on single and dual screens are disclosed. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops running simultaneously. One embodiment provides an annunciator window extending across both screens in a dual screen configuration. The annunciator window provides alerts, notifications, and statuses of the device in an increased area thereby enhancing viewability of the information in the window. The annunciator window can be expanded over a selected screen to view full contents of the window without having to minimize or close running applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik