Patents by Inventor Donald James Lindsay

Donald James Lindsay 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).

  • Publication number: 20190155398
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal LAZARIDIS, Daniel Tobias RYDENHAG, Donald James LINDSAY, Alistair Robert HAMILTON, Robert Simon LESSING, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Joseph Eytan BENEDEK, Todd Andrew WOOD
  • Patent number: 10191556
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Donald James Lindsay, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Simon Lessing, Jason Tyler Griffin, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Todd Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 10142451
    Abstract: A control circuit provides a list of contacts on a touch-screen display and then, in response to detecting a touch-based selection of a particular contact, responsively depicts a plurality of contact addresses as correspond to that particular contact. A most frequently utilized contact address is placed at a location on the touch-screen display that corresponds to the touch-based selection of the particular contact. So configured, the user need likely not move their touching finger to locate the desired contact address. The most frequently utilized contact address can comprise a most frequently called telephone number since any new telephone number was last added to the plurality of telephone numbers for this particular contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Donald James Lindsay, Erik Artur Greisson
  • Publication number: 20180004408
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein includes displaying information associated with a first application in a display area of an electronic device, detecting a change in direction of a continuous gesture across at least a portion of the display area between a first direction and a second direction different than the first direction, the continuous gesture associated with a request to display information of a second application, the first application being different than the second application, in response to detecting the change in direction of the continuous gesture, reducing display of the first application to a first portion of the display area and presenting a preview of information associated with the second application in a second portion of the display area in which the first application was presented prior to detection of the continuous gesture, based on a first characteristic of the continuous gesture, discontinuing providing the first information and display the second application in the display area, and base
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas BOCKING, Donald James LINDSAY, Daniel Tobias RYDENHAG
  • Patent number: 9766802
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein includes displaying information associated with a first application in a display area of an electronic device, detecting a change in direction of a continuous gesture across at least a portion of the display area between a first direction and a second direction different than the first direction, the continuous gesture associated with a request to display information of a second application, the first application being different than the second application, in response to detecting the change in direction of the continuous gesture, reducing display of the first application to a first portion of the display area and presenting a preview of information associated with the second application in a second portion of the display area in which the first application was presented prior to detection of the continuous gesture, based on a first characteristic of the continuous gesture, discontinuing providing the first information and display the second application in the display area, and base
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Douglas Bocking, Donald James Lindsay, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag
  • Patent number: 9766718
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, in a window or field, first information associated with a first source running on a portable electronic device and detecting an input to display second information associated with a second source. After the detecting, second information associated with the second source and the first information in the window or field is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, David Paul Yach, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9747003
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a mobile communication device, and a method are provided for multiple-stage interface control of the device. The device is provided with a homescreen display, which includes a plurality of panels. The panels include at least one panel that is a fullscreen view of a first application executing on the device. This first application can be a messaging application, and the fullscreen view can be a unified inbox view for a plurality of different message types. The panels also include at least one launch panel having a number of graphical user interface elements, such as icons, representing access points to a corresponding application on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Donald James Lindsay, Todd Andrew Wood, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Daniel Payne, Andrew Douglas Bocking, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Danny Thomas Dodge
  • Publication number: 20170192667
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal LAZARIDIS, Daniel Tobias RYDENHAG, Donald James LINDSAY, Alistair Robert HAMILTON, Robert Simon LESSING, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Todd Andrew WOOD
  • Patent number: 9684378
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Donald James Lindsay, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Simon Lessing, Jason Tyler Griffin, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Todd Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 9665178
    Abstract: An electronic device, such as a mobile communication device, and a method are provided for selective access to certain homescreen panels displayable by the device. The device is provided with a homescreen display, which includes a plurality of panels. The panels include at least one panel that is a fullscreen view of a first application executing on the device. This first application can be a messaging application, and the fullscreen view can be a unified inbox view for a plurality of different message types. The panels also include at least one launch panel having a number of graphical user interface elements, such as icons, representing access points to a corresponding application on the device. When navigating from one of the launch panels to the fullscreen view, an intermediate lock interface for receiving an unlocking input is displayed. The unlocking input is received before the fullscreen view is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Bukurak, Thomas Carl Sanchez, Mihal Lazaridis, Donald James Lindsay, Todd Andrew Wood, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Daniel Payne, Andrew Douglas Bocking, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Danny Thomas Dodge
  • Patent number: 9619038
    Abstract: A method includes entering, by a portable electronic device, a low-power condition and while in the low-power condition, detecting an input. In response to detecting the input, a cover image is displayed. An application image is progressively revealed along with movement of a gesture while reducing display of the cover image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9477311
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device. A gesture is detected on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display information associated with a second application. At least part of the information associated with the second application is displayed without opening the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Donald James Lindsay, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Robert Simon Lessing, Jason Tyler Griffin, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Todd Andrew Wood
  • Patent number: 9465440
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an information element associated with an application and detecting a first gesture. In response to detecting the first gesture, at least a first part of a first image is displayed, including information associated with the application, while reducing display of the information element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Simon Lessing, Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Mihal Lazaridis, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9432490
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (200), including a first housing (204), a second housing (202) slidably coupled to the first housing, the first housing and the second housing movable between a closed position, an open position and a transition position between the open position and the closed position, at least one input device (212), and at least one position sensor (230, 232) operable to detect whether the portable electronic device is in the open position, the closed position or the transition position. When the at least one position sensor detects the transition position, the at least one input device is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Rohit Krishna Koppal, Aaron Robert Allen, Douglas Wayne Moskowitz, Laura Ann Mahan, Michael George Langlois, Donald James Lindsay, Sean David Drew Wilson, Tomas Manuel Trujillo
  • Patent number: 9423878
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an information element associated with an application and detecting a first gesture. In response to detecting the first gesture, at least a first part of a first image is displayed, including information associated with the application, while reducing display of the information element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Simon Lessing, Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Mihal Lazaridis, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9417779
    Abstract: Utilizing a scrollbar handle for both zooming and panning a display comprising items in a user interface may be accomplished by monitoring an input device's interaction with the scrollbar handle. If the scroll handle is dragged in a direction away from an orientation of the scroll handle in the scrollbar, a display area zoom function can be activated. The zoom function allows a viewbox, comprising content, to be rescaled as a function of the distance the scroll handle is dragged. A displaybox can be created that distinguishes an area of the viewbox from the remainder of the display, which corresponds to content in the viewbox that would be displayed in normal zoom if the scroll handle were released at that location. Further, upon detecting that the scroll handle is released, the display area can zoom to a view of the content inside the distinguished area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Flake, Donald James Lindsay, Jeffrey Jon Weir, Brett Brewer
  • Patent number: 9383918
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a touch at a plurality of touch locations on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device, identifying when the touch is a first gesture type based on touch attributes including a first touch location of the plurality of touch locations, and at least one of speed of the touch, time between detecting the touch at consecutive ones of the touch locations, distance between the consecutive ones of the touch locations, and direction of the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery John Paul Dippel, Benjamin Biron, Patrick-Andre Savard, Mihal Lazaridis, Donald James Lindsay, Danny Thomas Dodge
  • Patent number: 9311426
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display screen usable in at least two orientations, such as landscape orientation and portrait orientation. Provided in this disclosure is selective rendering of a structured document according to the orientation of the display screen. A structured document such as as webpage is rendered (as a first rendered document) for display according to the document object model structure and optionally styles provided with the webpage. The same webpage is rendered (as a second rendered document) by removing or replacing selected objets in the document object model structure, or by applying different style directives than included in the originally received webpage. When the display screen is in a first orientation, the first rendered document is displayed. When a change in orientation of the display screen to the second orientation is detected, the second rendered document is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Jan Stovicek, Matthew Nicholaos Staikos, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9218125
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information associated with a first application on a touch-sensitive display, detecting a touch on a touch-sensitive display and determining touch attributes, determining when the touch is a first gesture type based on the touch attributes, and when the touch is determined to be the first gesture type, forwarding information related to the touch to a second application, otherwise forwarding the information related to the touch to the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Daniel Thomas Dodge, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9213421
    Abstract: A gesture is detected by an electronic device including a display. In response to detecting a first part of the gesture, a first part of first information is displayed on the display. In response to detecting a second part of the gesture subsequent to the first part of the gesture, the display of the first part of the first information is maintained. In response to detecting a third part of the gesture subsequent to the second part of the gesture, an additional part of the information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay