Patents by Inventor Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS

Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS 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: 10375220
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20190215359
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for transferring data from a first mobile device to another device by determining a set comprising one or more items, initiating a first transfer of at least some data associated with at least one of the one or more items to the other device, detecting an interaction with the set, and enabling a second transfer of additional data associated with the set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Michael Erik WINBERG, Emil WASBERGER
  • Patent number: 10237330
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for transferring data from a first mobile device to another device by determining a set comprising one or more items, initiating a first transfer of at least some data associated with at least one of the one or more items to the other device, detecting an interaction with the set, and enabling a second transfer of additional data associated with the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Michael Erik Winberg, Emil Wasberger
  • Patent number: 10187908
    Abstract: A system and method are provided including an electronic device having a processor, a display coupled to the processor, a memory coupled to the processor, a short-range communication system coupled to the processor, a transducer coupled to the processor, and a communication module saved in the memory. The communication module configures the processor to execute a communication discovery process, the communication discovery process including sending information via the short range communication system to a pairable device, the information including data for executing a coordinated indication of pairability; receive an affirmative response via the short-range communication system from the pairable device; and perform the coordinated indication of pairability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors
  • Publication number: 20180131801
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Leif Fredrik ADEMAR, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Alistair Robert HAMILTON, Karl-Anders Reinhold JOHANSSON, Mihal LAZARIDIS
  • Patent number: 9866667
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: 9740389
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising: receiving character data from the remote device in response to a user applying the character data to a displayed target; and supplying the character data to one of a plurality of components executable on a processor of a device based on one or more characters in the character data. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9736218
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving character data from the remote device following a selection of character data for application to a target; and determining, based on one or more characters in the character data, one or more components executable on the processor for supplying the character data thereto. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9710126
    Abstract: A method in a portable electronic device for providing a user with an improved user interface is described. The electronic device includes one or more processors and memory including instructions which when executed by the one or more processors cause the electronic device to perform the method. While content in a user interface of a first application is displayed, a first user input is detected. In response to the first user input, at least a preview for a second application is displayed. In some instances, the second application is selected automatically at least partly in dependence on the content displayed in the user interface of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Engström, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, David Andrew Brown
  • Patent number: 9686346
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of detecting an electronic device being positioned at one of a plurality of discrete positions, and generating data pertaining to at least one application associated with the one detected discrete position for generating or modifying a display object on a display generated by a remote device. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Christopher Engström
  • Patent number: 9665279
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a memory configured to store instructions, a plurality of keys configured to receive respective key inputs, and a screen. The portable electronic device also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to detect a first key input at one of the plurality of keys, enable a preview mode based on the detected first key input. While the preview mode is enabled, the processor is also configured to a second key input at one of the plurality of keys, at least one of the first or second key input being associated with a content preview for one of a plurality of applications, and display on the screen the content preview for the associated one of the plurality of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors
  • Patent number: 9619131
    Abstract: Methods and devices for navigating lists of items using multiple displays are described. An example method is implemented on an electronic device having a first display. The method includes displaying a list of items on the first display, at least one of the list of items having respective associated content not visible in the displayed list of items; and while displaying the list of items on the first display, sending the associated content for one or more of the at least one item to a second display for display on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Per Åke Daniel Johansson, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag
  • Patent number: 9576397
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for generating display pixel data so as to reduce latency when rendering a representation of a graphic on a display, such as for augmented-reality applications. The method comprises: receiving a set of display pixel coordinate-pairs at the graphics processing unit; applying a transform matrix to the set of display pixel coordinate-pairs to obtain a set of graphic pixel coordinate-pairs, the transform matrix calculated using orientation data received from an external reference; retrieving a set of graphic pixel data associated with the set of graphic pixel coordinate-pairs; and, determining a set of display pixel data based on the retrieved set of graphic pixel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors
  • Patent number: 9535503
    Abstract: Methods and device for simultaneous multi-touch input on a touchscreen display are described. In one aspect, the present application describes a method implemented by a processor of an electronic device. The electronic device has a touchscreen display. The method includes detecting a first touch gesture on a first portion of the touchscreen display associated with a first control element and, during the first touch gesture, detecting a second touch gesture on a second portion of the touchscreen display associated with a second control element different from the first control element; and while detecting the first touch gesture and detecting the second touch gesture, simultaneously, causing a first event in the first portion of the touchscreen display in response to the first touch gesture, and causing a second event in the second portion of the touchscreen display in response to the second touch gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Lars Oskar Alexandersson
  • Patent number: 9516072
    Abstract: A device is described. The device comprises: a display configured to display first application data; a processor configured to communicate with a further device. The processor is further configured to: detect an event associated with the further device and generate, in response to the detected event, first application data pertaining to a display of second application data associated with applications executable on the further device; and output the first application data to the display. A system and method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Svante Magnus Ulfstand Hallerström, Mathias Lewin
  • Patent number: 9513793
    Abstract: A computer implemented method performed by an electronic device connected to a plurality of other devices. The electronic device comprises a display and an input device for receiving user input. The method comprises receiving a predefined user input at the electronic device, causing the display of information at the plurality of connected devices in response to receiving the predefined user input, and preventing the plurality of connected devices from causing the information to not be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar
  • Patent number: 9459701
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device including a touch-sensitive display for receiving touch input and a keyboard comprising a plurality of buttons, the method comprising: detecting actuation of a button on at least one of the plurality of buttons; detecting a touch input at the touch-sensitive display while the button is actuated; responding to the touch input, wherein response to the touch input while the button is actuated is different to response to touch input detected while the button is not actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Carl Fredrik Alexander Berglund, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Emil Alexander Wasberger
  • Patent number: 9438993
    Abstract: Methods and devices to generate a multiple-channel audio recording are disclosed. An example method includes initiating a registration of a first device in response to determining that the first device is in a physical location of an event, sending first registration information to register the first device for the event, recording first audio via the first device, and sending the first audio for combination with second audio recorded via a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Mathias Lewin
  • Patent number: 9389691
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed, whereby the device can be a first electronic device. The first electronic device is adapted to be coupled to a second electronic device. The method comprises outputting, with the first device, a request to communicatively couple with a second device in response to a gesture performed with the first device. The second electronic device and method of operating it are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Mathias Lewin
  • Publication number: 20160196013
    Abstract: A method of controlling display of information on a portable electronic device includes detecting, at the portable electronic device, an input to enter an attachment and link view, in response to detecting the input to enter the attachment and link view, scanning communications received at the portable electronic device for attachments and links, the communications including messages received in a plurality of messaging applications, and displaying previews of the attachments and links from the plurality of messaging applications. The display of the previews of attachments and links from the plurality of messaging applications is dependent on an active application at the time of receipt of the input to enter the attachment and link view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Christopher ENGSTRÖM