Patents Assigned to Z124
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210149444
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar
  • Patent number: 11010047
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10990242
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a window stack for a multi-screen device. The window stack can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a gesture indicating a change in the position of a window in the device. Upon receiving the gesture, the system determines a new position in the window stack for the moved window. Then, the system can determine a display associated with the moved window and change the logic data structure associated with the moved window to describe the new position of the moved window in the window stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Patent number: 10983559
    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 desktops or windows based on the displays that were pre-existing before docking or undocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Brian Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Sanjiv Sirpal, Richard Teltz
  • Patent number: 10963007
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting a user interface that includes a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, a virtual keyboard can be presented using one or more touch screens included in a multiple display device. The content of the virtual keyboard can be controlled in response to user input. Configurable portions of the virtual keyboard include selectable rows of virtual keys. In addition, whether selectable rows of virtual keys and/or a suggestion bar is displayed together with the standard character and control keys of the virtual keyboard can be determined in response to context or user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10949051
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to managing presentation of windows on a mobile device by presenting first and second portions of a composite display on one or more foldable touch-sensitive screens, receiving an input to activate an expose mode including a primary expose view with simultaneous representation of active windows, and displaying the primary expose view on a first portion of the composite display. When a gesture input indicating a command to maximize a selected active window is received, the primary expose view can be displayed on the first portion of the composite display and a secondary expose view can be displayed on a second portion of the composite display, wherein the secondary expose view appears hidden behind the first expose and appears to move out from behind the primary expose view on the first portion of the composite display onto the second portion of the composite display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10915214
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20210019104
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10871871
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of hierarchically related windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Ron Cassar, Paul E. Reeves, Volodimir Felixovich Lemberg, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10853016
    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 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar
  • Patent number: 10853013
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 10845938
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling the launching of applications in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first touch sensitive display of a first screen receives input to launch an application. In response, the application is launched. A determination is made as to whether the first touch sensitive display already has windows in its stack. If there are no windows in the stack of the first touch sensitive display, a new window of the first application is displayed on the first touch sensitive display. If there are windows in the stack, a determination is made whether a second display has windows in its stack. If not, the new window is displayed on the second display. If the second display also has windows in its stack, the new window will be displayed on the first touch sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Patent number: 10831358
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for an email application are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode in portrait orientation to a multiple screen operating mode in a landscape orientation, or vice versa, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a user interface associated with an email application. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided a user interface for the email application remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Paul Webber
  • Publication number: 20200348800
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a window stack for a multi-screen device. The window stack can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a gesture indicating a change in the position of a window in the device. Upon receiving the gesture, the system determines a new position in the window stack for the moved window. Then, the system can determine a display associated with the moved window and change the logic data structure associated with the moved window to describe the new position of the moved window in the window stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Patent number: 10740058
    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: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10719191
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10705674
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the data displayed by the multiple screens of the dual-screen user device is conditioned upon the type of user gesture or combination of user gestures detected. The display controls described herein can correlate user inputs received in a gesture capture region to one or more display actions, which may include maximization, minimization, or reformatting instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Alexander de Paz, Sanjiv Sirpal