Patents by Inventor David Lloyd Heit

David Lloyd Heit 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: 9876904
    Abstract: A method of communicating information describing a voice call from a caller device to a recipient device. Call subject information describing the call is obtained from the caller device and sent to the recipient device to inform the recipient about the subject of the call. The call subject information is can be presented as a subject line displayed to on the recipient device to inform the recipient about the nature of the call and/or its urgency, thereby enabling the recipient to better determined whether to answer the call. The call subject information can be input by the caller or extracted automatically from an application from which the call was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, William David Castell, David Lloyd Heit, Douglas Michael Gisby, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Richard John George, Ian James McDonald
  • Patent number: 9537866
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to control the use of applications on handheld device is based on network service, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a network identifier; correlating the network identifier with application and/or feature limitations stored on the mobile device; and limiting application usage based on the results of such correlating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ian James McDonald, Brian Oliver, Alan Panezio, David Lloyd Heit, Nicholas Alfano, Gregory Scott Henderson, Douglas Gisby
  • Publication number: 20160234381
    Abstract: A method of communicating information describing a voice call from a caller device to a recipient device. Call subject information describing the call is obtained from the caller device and sent to the recipient device to inform the recipient about the subject of the call. The call subject information is can be presented as a subject line displayed to on the recipient device to inform the recipient about the nature of the call and/or its urgency, thereby enabling the recipient to better determined whether to answer the call. The call subject information can be input by the caller or extracted automatically from an application from which the call was initiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas Patrick Alfano, William David Castell, David Lloyd Heit, Douglas Michael Gisby, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Richard John George, Ian James McDonald
  • Patent number: 8798586
    Abstract: An apparatus, and an associated methodology, provides control over operation of a voice-only, cellular mobile phone by an enterprise. An enterprise server provides selection of the operating capabilities of the voice-only wireless device. Once selected, the wireless device is caused to be provisioned to operate in conformity with the selected policy. Rather than sole control of the operational capability of the wireless device by a network operator, i.e., carrier, control of some operational capabilities of the device is carried out directly by enterprise personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Douglas Dean Metcalf, James Misasi, David Lloyd Heit, Ian J. McDonald, Alan Tom Panezic
  • Patent number: 8798605
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and programmed instructions useful for transferring an end of an existing call session from a wireless handheld telephony device to a second device, such as a desk phone. The second device provides information useful for transferring the call directly to the handheld device on which the call session is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Lloyd Heit, Eric Martin Ritter
  • Publication number: 20110177818
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and programmed instructions useful for transferring an end of an existing call session from a wireless handheld telephony device to a second device, such as a desk phone. The second device provides information useful for transferring the call directly to the handheld device on which the call session is established.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: David Lloyd Heit, Eric Martin Ritter
  • Publication number: 20110177801
    Abstract: Devices, methods and programmed instructions useful for transferring one or more telephony functions associated with a wireless handheld telephony device to a second telephony device are disclosed. The wireless handheld telephony device provides information useful in transferring the one or more telephony functions to the second telephony device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: David Lloyd Heit, Eric Martin Ritter
  • Publication number: 20110065417
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to control the use of applications on handheld device is based on network service, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a network identifier; correlating the network identifier with application and/or feature limitations stored on the mobile device; and limiting application usage based on the results of such correlating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ian James McDonald, Brian Oliver, David Lloyd Heit, Alan Panezic, Douglas Michael Gisby, Gregory Scott Henderson, Nicholas Alfano
  • Publication number: 20100151841
    Abstract: An apparatus, and an associated methodology, provides control over operation of a voice-only, cellular mobile phone by an enterprise. An enterprise server provides selection of the operating capabilities of the voice-only wireless device. Once selected, the wireless device is caused to be provisioned to operate in conformity with the selected policy. Rather than sole control of the operational capability of the wireless device by a network operator, i.e., carrier, control of some operational capabilities of the device is carried out directly by enterprise personnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: DOUGLAS DEAN METCALF, JAMES MISASI, DAVID LLOYD HEIT, IAN J. MCDONALD, ALAN TOM PANEZIC
  • Publication number: 20080274715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to enhance decision making capabilities of a user of a mobile device, the method having the steps of: receiving, at the mobile device, information related to the cost of mobile services; and communicating an indication of the cost of mobile services to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: David Lloyd Heit, Atul Asthana, Douglas Michael Gisby, Ian James McDonald, Brian Oliver, John-Luc Bakker, Nicholas Alfano
  • Publication number: 20080274694
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-channel blocking, the method having the steps of: creating a block filter to block a plurality of communication channels to a mobile device; communicating the block filter to a blocking element; and executing the blocking filter at the blocking element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2007
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Inventors: William David Castell, Nicholas Alfano, Ian James McDonald, Atul Asthana, David Lloyd Heit, Douglas Michael Gisby, Richard John George, Jan John-Luc Bakker