Patents by Inventor Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman 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: 11010047
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    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
  • Publication number: 20200233575
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    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: 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: 9727205
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for indicating a status of an application that is displayable on one or more displays of a handheld computing device. An icon may be provided that indicates the status and/or potential statuses of the application (e.g., whether the application is expandable and/or expanded). The icon may be changeable between a first state and a second state depending on the status of the application. The change in the icon from the first state to the second state may be animated along with an animated change of the application between display states. As such, a user may observe the icon to determine the status of the application with respect to the one or more displays (e.g., whether the application is expandable, expanded, or expanding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Eric Freedman
  • Publication number: 20160170633
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    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: 9213365
    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: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock, John Steven Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 9182937
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods are disclosed for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens. A determined number of desktops and/or running applications are displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device. Desktop displays and applications can be shifted between the screens by user gestures, and/or selected desktop displays. Applications can be moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. Desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order therefore providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications and desktops running simultaneously. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications that otherwise may require laborious efforts by the user to manage the multiple running desktops and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rod Schrock, Maxim Marintchenko, Robert Csiki, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20140380203
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for indicating a status of an application that is displayable on one or more displays of a handheld computing device. An icon may be provided that indicates the status and/or potential statuses of the application (e.g., whether the application is expandable and/or expanded). The icon may be changeable between a first state and a second state depending on the status of the application. The change in the icon from the first state to the second state may be animated along with an animated change of the application between display states. As such, a user may observe the icon to determine the status of the application with respect to the one or more displays (e.g., whether the application is expandable, expanded, or expanding).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Freedman
  • Patent number: 8842080
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for indicating a status of an application that is displayable on one or more displays of a handheld computing device. An icon may be provided that indicates the status and/or potential statuses of the application (e.g., whether the application is expandable and/or expanded). The icon may be changeable between a first state and a second state depending on the status of the application. The change in the icon from the first state to the second state may be animated along with an animated change of the application between display states. As such, a user may observe the icon to determine the status of the application with respect to the one or more displays (e.g., whether the application is expandable, expanded, or expanding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Eric Freedman
  • Patent number: 8832577
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and a universal clipboard application are described. Specifically, the universal clipboard application can be open on one screen of the multi-screen device while another application, from which data is either being copied to the clipboard application or pasted from the clipboard application, is open on another screen of the multi-screen device. Inputs received on the screen displaying the universal clipboard application can cause content to be copied to an application being displayed on the other screen of the multi-screen device, thereby providing an intuitive user interface for the universal clipboard application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20130083060
    Abstract: A device to identify display parameters for layers of a user interface based on contextual information associated with an environment of the device, determine which of the layers are to be visible on the user interface based on the display parameters, and render the user interface on a display component to include the visible layers based on the display parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Richard James Lawson, Eric Freedman, Marguerite Letulle, Ranjit Sidhu, Chandar Kumar Oddiraju, Lee Fastenau, Brian Romanko
  • Publication number: 20120144323
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods are disclosed for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens. A determined number of desktops and/or running applications are displayed on dual screen displays conditioned upon inputs received and the state of the device. Desktop displays and applications can be shifted between the screens by user gestures, and/or selected desktop displays. Applications can be moved off of the screens by other user gestures and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. Desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order therefore providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications and desktops running simultaneously. The user gestures prevent the user from having to open and close the running desktops and applications that otherwise may require laborious efforts by the user to manage the multiple running desktops and applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ, LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander De Paz, Rod Schrock, Maxim Marintchenko, Robert Csiki, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20120110486
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and a universal clipboard application are described. Specifically, the universal clipboard application can be open on one screen of the multi-screen device while another application, from which data is either being copied to the clipboard application or pasted from the clipboard application, is open on another screen of the multi-screen device. Inputs received on the screen displaying the universal clipboard application can cause content to be copied to an application being displayed on the other screen of the multi-screen device, thereby providing an intuitive user interface for the universal clipboard application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20120105363
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: IMERJ LLC
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett Faulk, Paul Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock, John Steven Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20120081278
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for indicating a status of an application that is displayable on one or more displays of a handheld computing device. An icon may be provided that indicates the status and/or potential statuses of the application (e.g., whether the application is expandable and/or expanded). The icon may be changeable between a first state and a second state depending on the status of the application. The change in the icon from the first state to the second state may be animated along with an animated change of the application between display states. As such, a user may observe the icon to determine the status of the application with respect to the one or more displays (e.g., whether the application is expandable, expanded, or expanding).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: FLEXTRONICS ID, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Freedman
  • Patent number: D711397
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard James Lawson, Eric Freedman, Marguerite Letulle, Ranjit Sidhu, Lee Fastenau, Robert W. Lifford, Brian Romanko, Christopher J. Linder
  • Patent number: D714331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Richard James Lawson, Eric Freedman, Marguerite Letulle, Jared Ficklin, Ranjit Sidhu, Lee Fastenau, Robert W. Lifford, Brian Romanko, Michael McDaniel