Patents by Inventor John S. Visosky

John S. Visosky 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: 20160050462
    Abstract: An Intelligent TV can organize metadata about media items for display in a variety of contextual panels. The panels may be interactive or informational and may provide recommendations of other media items to the user. The Intelligent TV can receive a request to activate a panel through the reception of signals from a remote control or a user interface. Based on the request, the Intelligent TV can determine the type of panel requested by the user. The layout, information, and content of a panel may depend on the context and content of the media item with focus when a user activates the panel. The Intelligent TV can retrieve metadata for the requested panel and can then transition to the desired panel and provide the retrieved metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Saulo Correia Dourado, Alexander de Paz, Mikhail Shoykher, John S. Visosky, Terrance D. Voth
  • Publication number: 20160041697
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20160044362
    Abstract: A Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) subservice module for an intelligent television (TV) is configured to run periodic discovery scans for DLNA devices on a local network. The DLNA subservice module retrieves status data for DLNA devices connected to the network, updates an internal status data for the DLNA device using the retrieved data, and notifying a media scanner module of the Intelligent TV with the updated internal status data. The DLNA subservice module further works with internal provider modules of the Intelligent TV that deals with non-DLNA devices. The media browser includes a plug-in for retrieving metadata from DLNA content servers in addition to non-DLNA devices. The media scanner aggregates unified metadata retrieved from media browser content provider modules that includes data from DLNA devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mikhail Shoykher, John S. Visosky, Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Ron Cassar, Robert Csiki
  • Patent number: 9256390
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes providing a gallery for the dual screen device. The gallery can present one or more images in a user interface. The gallery user interface can adapt to changes in the device configuration. Further, the gallery can display images or videos in the various configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, Karina Amaral Limongi, Mohammed Selim, Rodney W. Schrock, Ron Cassar, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 9185324
    Abstract: An EPG data service for an Intelligent TV includes various of source plugins polling and retrieving updated EPG information from a plurality of respective EPG information sources and an EPG subservice receiving the EPG information retrieved by the various source plugins, aggregate the EPG information, and provide a relevant portion of the EPG information to an application of the Intelligent TV. For an EPG source with substantially no updated EPG information, the respective source plugin associates EPG information from the EPG source with dummy EPG data. The EPG subservice aggregates the updated EPG information from the plurality of EPG sources and resolve conflicts between duplicate EPG information from the plurality of EPG sources according to various rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Shoykher, John S. Visosky, Ron Cassar, Robert Csiki
  • Patent number: 9104365
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 9092191
    Abstract: A computational device divides, by a seam, a screen into first and second logical displays; in a first mode, moves the seam to a first position to provide logical displays having different selected aspect ratios, viewing angles, and/or a viewable image sizes and, in a second mode, moves the seam to a second different position to provide logical displays having still different selected aspect ratios, viewing angles, and/or a viewable image sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20150201147
    Abstract: An intelligent television and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with navigation, notification, and setup options which enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device, the intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, John S. Visosky, Mikhail Shoykher, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Zhe Cao, Xuan Hu
  • Patent number: 9075558
    Abstract: Methods and devices for receiving input and presenting a user interface with two screens and an off screen gesture area. The device may have an off screen gesture area that accepts user input outside the display area. The interface inputs received in the off screen gesture are may have special handling and cause different display changes. Further, the device, having two screens, may receive user interface inputs that cross the seam between the two displays. To provide a display that acts like a single display area, the device can predict motions may cross the seam and then interrelate separate inputs on separate screens. The interrelated inputs can cause display changes as if the inputs were received as a single user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, John S. Visosky, Tong Chen
  • Publication number: 20150172765
    Abstract: An intelligent TV is provided. The intelligent TV provides a management system for favorites and reminders. Selecting a program, associated with a television channel, allows a user to be presented with a list of options, such as making the program a favorite, the associated channel a favorite, or setting a reminder for programs of a like title, channel, and time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Mikhail Shoykher, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, John S. Visosky, Tong Chen, Zhe Cao, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9055255
    Abstract: An intelligent television and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with navigation, notification, and setup options which enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device, the intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Burdzinski, Tong Chen, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Todd Lee, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 9047038
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 9001103
    Abstract: A computational device energizes, at different times, a first set of display elements in a display in accordance with differing values and/or display parameters in response to differing energy management requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8994713
    Abstract: A computational device that determines, based on a sensed electronic storage device (ESD) parameter, to reduce energy usage by first display elements, but not by second display elements and apply different sets of display parameters to the first and second display elements, whereby a first level of energy/unit area used by the first display elements is less than a second level of energy/unit area used by the second display elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8996073
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring and displaying individual display screens of a multi-display device. More particularly, the method includes determining and presenting the display orientation of each display independently of other displays. The method and device may present a portrait display orientation in one display screen while simultaneously present a landscape display orientation in another display screen. Display orientation may be based on the user's desires and/or requirements of a hosted application. Upon rotation of the multi-display device, each screen display may be configured to maintain its orientation or may be configured to allow its display orientation to change, for example from portrait to landscape orientation. The display orientation characteristics for each display screen may be selectable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20150009237
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring and displaying individual display screens of a multi-display device. More particularly, the method includes determining and presenting the display orientation of each display independently of other displays. The method and device may present a portrait display orientation in one display screen while simultaneously present a landscape display orientation in another display screen. Display orientation may be based on the user's desires and/or requirements of a hosted application. Upon rotation of the multi-display device, each screen display may be configured to maintain its orientation or may be configured to allow its display orientation to change, for example from portrait to landscape orientation. The display orientation characteristics for each display screen may be selectable by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8890768
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the device. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8884841
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the device. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8868135
    Abstract: Methods and devices for configuring and displaying individual display screens of a multi-display device. More particularly, the method includes determining and presenting the display orientation of each display independently of other displays. The method and device may present a portrait display orientation in one display screen while simultaneously present a landscape display orientation in another display screen. Display orientation may be based on the user's desires and/or requirements of a hosted application. Upon rotation of the multi-display device, each screen display may be configured to maintain its orientation or may be configured to allow its display orientation to change, for example from portrait to landscape orientation. The display orientation characteristics for each display screen may be selectable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 8836842
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface in a dual screen device. More particularly, the method includes a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device while the device is in an image capture mode. The device may present different information on the two screens based on several factors including the mode of the image capture feature, the orientation of the device, and/or the state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, John S. Visosky