Patents by Inventor Gene Ragan

Gene Ragan 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: 20080034307
    Abstract: Methods and a computer program product for providing a user interface including earlier versions of data. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving, while a current view is displayed in a user interface, a first user input requesting that a backup interface be displayed. In response to the first user input, the transition from displaying the current view in the user interface to displaying the backup interface is animated. The backup interface is displayed including a display area for presenting at least a first visual representation of an earlier version of the current view, where the earlier version includes a first element. While the backup interface is displayed, a second user input is received requesting that the current view be modified according to the earlier version. In response to the second user input, the current view is modified according to the earlier version.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Mike Matas, Marcel van Os, Gregory Christie, Kevin Tiene, Gene Ragan, Scott Forstall
  • Publication number: 20060271520
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer program products, and means for a provided for implicit searching. A method includes determining a context associated with a user interaction with a device; generating implicit search terms based on the context; searching a database using the implicit search terms to produce search results; and outputting the search results. The user interaction can be associated with an application such as a messaging application, word processing application, or an Internet browser. The output search results can be sourced from personal information saved by the application and associated with a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: November 30, 2006
    Inventor: Gene Ragan