Patents by Inventor Derrick R. Smith

Derrick R. Smith 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: 10678948
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for enabling a restricted multiple-application user experience via single-application (SA) modes. A plurality of SA applications on a computer device may be configured with SA modes. The SA mode of a running SA application may prevent all other applications from running. Multiple SA applications may be linked, enabling a user to navigate between the linked applications while being restricted by each SA application's SA mode. A link may involve a transfer event that deactivates the SA mode of a first SA application and exits the first SA application. A second SA application is then called, whereupon the SA mode of the second SA application is activated. One SA application may be configured as a dashboard application. The dashboard application may include a password dependent escape event. The escape event may deactivate the SA mode of the dashboard application and exit the restricted multiple-application experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Smith, Derrick A. Parks, James R. Alexander
  • Publication number: 20190303597
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for enabling a restricted multiple-application user experience via single-application (SA) modes. A plurality of SA applications on a computer device may be configured with SA modes. The SA mode of a running SA application may prevent all other applications from running. Multiple SA applications may be linked, enabling a user to navigate between the linked applications while being restricted by each SA application's SA mode. A link may involve a transfer event that deactivates the SA mode of a first SA application and exits the first SA application. A second SA application is then called, whereupon the SA mode of the second SA application is activated. One SA application may be configured as a dashboard application. The dashboard application may include a password dependent escape event. The escape event may deactivate the SA mode of the dashboard application and exit the restricted multiple-application experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Smith, Derrick A. Parks, James R. Alexander
  • Patent number: D715842
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Derrick R. Smith