Patents by Inventor Jason Tyler Griffin

Jason Tyler Griffin 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: 10375220
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20190179414
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a query gesture and actuating, in response to the query gesture, an actuator to provide tactile feedback including information associated with the query gesture. The query gesture may be detected on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jerome PASQUERO, David Ryan WALKER, Michael Joseph DEFAZIO, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • 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: 10261599
    Abstract: Interrogative punctuation is automatically added to a sequence of characters entered into a handheld device upon termination of the sequence, such as by double actuation of the spacebar, when the first word, or the first and third words at the beginning of the sequence, of after a comma or semicolon, are indicative of an interrogatory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10203858
    Abstract: A method of controlling display of information on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device includes displaying selectable elements in an application screen. The first selectable element is located at a first location and, in response to receipt of an input, entering the display control mode of the portable electronic device. The method also includes, while in the display control mode and in response to receipt of a gesture on keys on a mechanical keyboard, moving, by an operating system on the portable electronic device, the application screen on the touch-sensitive display such that the first selectable element is moved to a second location. In response to detecting a touch at the second location while the first selectable element is displayed at the second location, utilizing, by the application, the touch to select the first selectable element. Returning the application to an original location on the touch-sensitive display when exiting the display control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Scott David Reeve, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • 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: 10162419
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a query gesture and actuating, in response to the query gesture, an actuator to provide tactile feedback including information associated with the query gesture. The query gesture may be detected on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker, Michael Joseph Defazio, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10146326
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device includes a keypad having a plurality of keys and a selection member; a display component; and a processor cooperating with the keypad and the display component to provide a display at the display component. The display includes a first representation of a plurality of the keys, and at least one of: (a) a second representation of an activated one of the input members, (b) a third representation including a plurality of diacritics disposed about an activated one of the input members, and (c) a fourth representation including a plurality of diacritics disposed about an activated one of the input members, and a direction of selection between the activated one of the input members and one of the diacritics. The processor cooperates with the selection member to adjust the direction of selection, and select one of the diacritics for display by the display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Michael George Langlois, John Jong-Suk Lee, Alen Mujkic, Andrew Douglas Bocking, Parul Nanda Gilani
  • Patent number: 10061394
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a portable electronic device having a base portion having a keypad, and a sliding portion. The sliding portion is coupled to the base portion and slideable relative thereto between a closed position wherein the keypad is covered by the sliding portion, and an open position wherein the keypad is exposed. The keypad includes a plurality of keys, at least some of the plurality of keys having a ridge that extends upwardly from the top surface of the key. Each ridge extends between a lower edge of the key and an upper edge of the key and is curved therebetween. Each ridge is offset from a midline of each key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kwok Ching Leung, Min Zhu, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10007395
    Abstract: A method for predicting messaging addresses for an electronic message composed on an electronic device is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the method comprises: receiving a request to compose an electronic message; automatically filtering the contacts based on filter criteria comprising a type of the electronic message to generate a first list of contacts; displaying a message composition user interface screen on a display screen of the electronic device, the message composition user interface screen including one or more address fields for inputting message recipients; displaying the first list of contacts, the message recipients being selectable from the first list of contacts; and selecting a messaging address in accordance with selection of a contact from the first list of contacts and populating an active address field in the message composition user interface screen with the selected contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott, Mihal Lazaridis, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Publication number: 20180131801
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Leif Fredrik ADEMAR, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Alistair Robert HAMILTON, Karl-Anders Reinhold JOHANSSON, Mihal LAZARIDIS
  • Patent number: 9910588
    Abstract: A method including receiving an input of a character from a virtual keyboard displayed on a display, generating a set of predicted input characters based on the input character, and displaying the generated set of characters in partitions of the virtual keyboard in proximate association with candidate letters is disclosed. An electronic device and a keyboard configured to perform the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, Donald Somerset Mckenzie, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Publication number: 20180039335
    Abstract: A method for providing a virtual keyboard displayed on a display with visual cues is provided. The method includes: receiving an input of a character from the virtual keyboard; displaying one or more sets of predicted input characters in a prediction bar displayed on the display, wherein each set of predicted input characters is located within the prediction bar at a position corresponding to a key of subsequent candidate input character in the set of predicted input characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome PASQUERO, Donald Somerset McCulloch MCKENZIE, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 9866667
    Abstract: Displaying information related to a message on a display screen of a handheld electronic device. In response to a movement of the handheld electronic device from an initial position to a first orientation, displaying on the display screen a first notice related to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Leif Fredrik Ademar, Jason Tyler Griffin, Alistair Robert Hamilton, Karl-Anders Reinhold Johansson, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: 9852280
    Abstract: An authentication scheme in which an instance of a designated element is shifted to proximity with a designated target to gain access a device may be enhanced by creating conditions that allow for either the designated element or the designated target to be different for each instance of authentication. In one embodiment, a secondary display portion may be used to provide an indication of a dynamic designated element. In another embodiment, a secondary display portion, in combination with a tertiary display portion, may be used to provide an indication of a dynamic designated target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Herbert Kyowski, Marc Elis Meunier, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Publication number: 20170344128
    Abstract: A method for providing a virtual keyboard displayed on a display with visual cues is provided. The method includes: receiving an input of a character from the virtual keyboard; displaying one or more sets of predicted input characters in a prediction bar displayed on the display, wherein each set of predicted input characters is located within the prediction bar at a position corresponding to a key of subsequent candidate input character in the set of predicted input characters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome PASQUERO, Donald Somerset McCulloch MCKENZIE, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 9807242
    Abstract: A unitary handheld portable module includes a keypad for entering data and a display for displaying data. A base module is configured to be coupled with and communicate through a telephone line and includes a keypad for dialing a telephone number and a display for displaying information. The portable and base modules are configured to have a mounted configuration in which the portable module is removably mounted on the base module and covers the base module's display, and the modules communicate with each other for the portable module's display to display information relating to operation of the base module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jessica L. Postma, Mihal Lazaridis, Jason Tyler Griffin, James Carl Infanti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9740389
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising: receiving character data from the remote device in response to a user applying the character data to a displayed target; and supplying the character data to one of a plurality of components executable on a processor of a device based on one or more characters in the character data. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9736218
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving character data from the remote device following a selection of character data for application to a target; and determining, based on one or more characters in the character data, one or more components executable on the processor for supplying the character data thereto. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin