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).

  • Publication number: 20210134421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling and tracking computer devices using a secure communication path between a central database and a device control-file watchdog program. One or more device control-files can be generated to control, limit and track a computer device using a device control-file watchdog program. The system sets limits on the computer device to ensure the user operating the computer device stays within a restricted set of usage limitations. The device control-file watchdog program protects the one or more device control-files and additionally can report on all activities performed by the computer device to the central database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Gary MOUSSEAU, Karima BAWA, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Publication number: 20200401288
    Abstract: A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch-sensitive display includes displaying information on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, scrolling through the information in a first scrolling mode when the gesture is associated with a first area of the touch-sensitive display, and scrolling through the information in a second scrolling mode when the gesture is associated with a second area of the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: John Jong-Suk LEE, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN, Michael George LANGLOIS, Alen MUJKIC, David William BUKURAK
  • Patent number: 10795562
    Abstract: A method of controlling a portable electronic device that has a touch-sensitive display includes displaying information on the touch-sensitive display, detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, scrolling through the information in a first scrolling mode when the gesture is associated with a first area of the touch-sensitive display, and scrolling through the information in a second scrolling mode when the gesture is associated with a second area of the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: John Jong-Suk Lee, Jason Tyler Griffin, Michael George Langlois, Alen Mujkic, David William Bukurak
  • Publication number: 20200261684
    Abstract: A scent pod is attached to a face mask. The scent pod includes a scented body for providing a scent to the user and a scent body holder for holding the scented body and securing the scented body to the face mask. A face mask includes a support for attaching to a user's face and a scent pod for providing a scent. The scent pod is attached to the support. The scent pod provides the scent to an internal chamber of the face mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Henry Fyke, Jason Tyler Griffin, Michael Joseph Defazio, Richard Devin Szasz, Peter Lionel Whitby, Shannon Moore, Martti Lemieux, Paul Kalbfleisch
  • Patent number: 10666585
    Abstract: A communication device receives an out-of-office message regarding a first contact. An application executing on the communication device displays a name of the first contact and an out-of-office indication regarding the first contact without displaying said out-of-office message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10649538
    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: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    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: 10642933
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for improving word prediction candidate selection in an electronic device. Input of one or more characters is received via a capacitive physical keyboard. A word prediction process generates a set of word prediction candidates, determines a unique character in each word prediction candidate, and displays the word prediction candidates along with visual indicia to indicate the unique character. A second input is then received comprising a tap input of a single character on the keyboard. The electronic device determines whether the second input corresponds to a unique character associated with any of the word prediction candidates, and if so, displays the selected word in an input field on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, Donald Somerset McCulloch Mckenzie, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10621328
    Abstract: A method of authenticating access on an electronic device. A digital image overlaid by an array of alphanumeric characters is displayed on a three-dimensional display of the electronic device. The digital image includes a three-dimensional representation of a scene and is displayed in three-dimensional coordinates. The array of alphanumeric characters is positioned on the three-dimensional display with respect to the digital image in three dimensions in response to received input. Access to the electronic device is authenticated in response to detecting that a designated character in the digital image is aligned with a designated object in the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Jerome Pasquero, Steven Henry Fyke, Neil Patrick Adams, Michael Kenneth Brown
  • Publication number: 20190358473
    Abstract: A face mask for filtering air includes a face seal for providing an airtight flexible seal around the nose and mouth of a user, a support sealably attached to the face seal, wherein the support has an open area that allows for passage of incoming air and outlet valves for expelling exhaled air, a front shell for removably attaching to the support, wherein the front shell has inlet holes for allowing the incoming air to pass through the open area of the support, and a filter for filtering particulate elements from air. The filter is configured to be housed between the front shell and the support. The face seal provides a direct connection between the filter and the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Devin Szasz, Brandon James Leonard, Peter Lionel Whitby, Steven Henry Fyke, Michael Joseph Defazio, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 10401965
    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: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jerome Pasquero, David Ryan Walker, Michael Joseph Defazio, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • 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