Patents by Inventor Alexander de Paz

Alexander de Paz has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10664121
    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: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Publication number: 20200150774
    Abstract: An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Salvador Soto
  • Publication number: 20200125313
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for a handheld device with a unified desktop for integrating the functionality of the handheld device with a larger computer system. When connected to a peripheral display and/or a display of the larger computer system, the handheld device provides a unified desktop displayed across the screen(s) of the handheld device and the peripheral display. The unified desktop unifies the functionality provided by the larger computer system and the handheld functionality, e.g., communication applications (e.g., phone, SMS, MMS). A user can seamlessly interact with applications, e.g., open, move, close, receive notifications, on the unified desktop whether the applications are displayed on the screens of the handheld device, or the peripheral display of the larger computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20200110511
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for performing a copy-paste operation using finger gestures are disclosed. A first finger gesture is used to select a display area from which data is to be copied. Subsequently, a drag finger gesture is used to identify where the data that is to be pasted. The drag may extend across a non-display boundary between a first and second display screen of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10601744
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces for applications and in particular, presentation of card content by a user interface. In one embodiment, a process for presentation of a user interface includes detecting selection of a first graphical element, loading a framework file for presentation of content associated with the first graphical element, detecting selection of second graphical element presented by the user interface, and presenting card content for the second graphical element based on the framework file. The processes and devices described herein may be configured to preloading a framework file for presentation of content associated with one or more card elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander De Paz, Salvador Soto, Sergii Grysenko, Stephen Edwards
  • Publication number: 20200089391
    Abstract: A dual display communication device includes a gesture capture region to receive a gesture, a first touch sensitive display to receive a gesture and display displayed images (such as a desktop or window of an application), and a second touch sensitive display to receive a gesture and display displayed images. Middleware receives a gesture, the gesture indicating that a displayed image is to be moved from the first touch sensitive display to the second touch sensitive display, such as to maximize a window to cover portions of both displays simultaneously; in response and prior to movement of the displayed image to the second touch sensitive display, moves a transition indicator from the first touch sensitive display to the second touch sensitive display to a selected position to be occupied by the displayed image; and thereafter moves the displayed image from the first touch sensitive display to the second touch sensitive display to the selected position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz
  • Publication number: 20200089460
    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 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar
  • Publication number: 20200081548
    Abstract: An Intelligent TV can receive a selection associated with an item of content or the content source associated with a television display. Based on the selection, the Intelligent TV can associate a badge with the item of content or the content source. The badge is a user interface device having visual indicia that indicates the item of content or the content source includes a feature, a state, or a designation. The badge can indicate that the program or the content source is a favorite, is new, or has been previously viewed. Further, the Intelligent TV can receive a second selection for a user interface containing information about the item of content or the content source. Based on the second selection, the Intelligent TV can present both the information about and the badge associated with the item of content or the content source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Saulo Correia Dourado, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 10558414
    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: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10558415
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the data displayed by the multiple screens of the multi-screen user device is conditioned upon the relative position of the multiple screens. A gravity drop display feature is also disclosed in which data from a first application on a first screen is automatically displayed on a second screen when the device is rotated. Modal windows can be displayed with the gravity drop display feature in which the modal windows can either be dismissed upon execution of the gravity drop feature, or can remain being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 10558321
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to navigation, by a dual display communication device, through display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Paul E. Reeves, Maxim Marintchenko
  • Publication number: 20200042271
    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: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Mohammed Selim
  • Publication number: 20200042269
    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: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20200042272
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10547570
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, electronic devices and applications for presentation, configuration and operation of an application including a user interface. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a command for a user interface of the device, wherein the command is associated with a card element displayed by the user interface, wherein the user interface and card element are displayed by the device and wherein operation of device for presentation of the user interface is based on a platform for operation with card elements. The method also includes determining at least one operation of the device based on the command and the platform for operation with the card element, wherein determining includes interoperation of the user interface with the platform and controlling, by the controller, operation of the device based on said determining. Another embodiment is directed to a device configured to present a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander De Paz, Salvador Soto, Sergii Grysenko
  • Patent number: 10540087
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, wherein a window stack for application windows and/or desktops can be navigated and sequentially displayed according to the window stack ordering without disturbing or changing this ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    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: 10503454
    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: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar
  • Patent number: 10506294
    Abstract: An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for navigating processes associated with providing content. The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to utilize the intelligent television more easily and more effectively. Particularly, the user interfaces pertain to the display of media content, electronic programming guide information, television content, and other content. Further, the user interfaces provide unique process of transitioning between the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Saulo Correia Dourado, Karina A. Limongi, Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Salvador Soto
  • Patent number: 10503381
    Abstract: An email client having multiple screens that may be displayed in different corresponding ones of a plurality of different display portions of a handheld electronic device. The screens of the email client may be related by way of a dependency relationship and/or may provide for control between the various screens. In one embodiment, the email client includes a folder management screen, a message listing screen, a message detail screen, and an attachment screen. Additionally, the email client may be responsive to received gesture inputs to navigate with respect to the screens and/or perform actions with respect to one or more elements (e.g., messages) of the various screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Rodney W. Schrock, Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Aaron VonderHaar, Martin Gimpl, Salvador Soto, Stanley Kurdziel, Paul Webber
  • Patent number: 10445044
    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: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Ron Cassar