Patents by Inventor Krishna K. Pathiyal

Krishna K. Pathiyal 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: 9743278
    Abstract: A method and device are described which provide a security interface, preferably for a mobile device. The security interface provides user-selectable non-secure data that is displayed without the need for a password. The non-secure data is preferably updated on a regular basis, and can be obtained from different sources, as selected by a user. The secure data can be accessed after successful authentication, such as a positive password verification. Additional non-secure data, related to the displayed non-secure data, can preferably be accessed, with or without a need for a password. An indication can be provided to inform a user that secure data has been updated, without the need to access such secure data. The security interface is preferably enabled after a predetermined timeout period. The interface allows the device to operate in three data access states: a controlled access state; a verification state; and a full access state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 8868403
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For instance, the names of the recipients of an electronic message might be stored in a temporary dictionary for rapid retrieval when entering a salutation in the message. As another example, a number of the words in an existing electronic message may be stored in a temporary dictionary and made available to a user when replying to or forwarding the message since the existing message might include words that the user might reasonably be expected to type in the reply message or the forwarded message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. Pathiyal, Mihal Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin, George V. Babu
  • Publication number: 20130325444
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For instance, the names of the recipients of an electronic message might be stored in a temporary dictionary for rapid retrieval when entering a salutation in the message. As another example, a number of the words in an existing electronic message may be stored in a temporary dictionary and made available to a user when replying to or forwarding the message since the existing message might include words that the user might reasonably be expected to type in the reply message or the forwarded message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. Pathiyal, Mike Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin, George V. Babu
  • Patent number: 8565419
    Abstract: The array of keys constituting a numeric phone keypad on a mobile communication device only partially overlaps the array of keys that make up the text input keypad creating an offset so that only subsets of the keys constituting the two keypads are common to both. With this configuration, the numeric phone keypad can be more easily distinguished from the text input keypad while still reaping the benefits of having some shared keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 8532977
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For instance, the names of the recipients of an electronic message might be stored in a temporary dictionary for rapid retrieval when entering a salutation in the message. As another example, a number of the words in an existing electronic message may be stored in a temporary dictionary and made available to a user when replying to or forwarding the message since the existing message might include words that the user might reasonably be expected to type in the reply message or the forwarded message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. Pathiyal, Mike Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin, George V. Babu
  • Publication number: 20130060563
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For instance, the names of the recipients of an electronic message might be stored in a temporary dictionary for rapid retrieval when entering a salutation in the message. As another example, a number of the words in an existing electronic message may be stored in a temporary dictionary and made available to a user when replying to or forwarding the message since the existing message might include words that the user might reasonably be expected to type in the reply message or the forwarded message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. PATHIYAL, Mike Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin, George V. Babu
  • Patent number: 8347104
    Abstract: A method and device are described which provide a security interface, preferably for a mobile device. The security interface provides user-selectable non-secure data that is displayed without the need for a password. The non-secure data is preferably updated on a regular basis, and can be obtained from different sources, as selected by a user. The secure data can be accessed after successful authentication, such as a positive password verification. Additional non-secure data, related to the displayed non-secure data, can preferably be accessed, with or without a need for a password. An indication can be provided to inform a user that secure data has been updated, without the need to access such secure data. The security interface is preferably enabled after a predetermined timeout period. The interface allows the device to operate in three data access states: a controlled access state; a verification state; and a full access state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 8290765
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations. For instance, the names of the recipients of an electronic message might be stored in a temporary dictionary for rapid retrieval when entering a salutation in the message. As another example, a number of the words in an existing electronic message may be stored in a temporary dictionary and made available to a user when replying to or forwarding the message since the existing message might include words that the user might reasonably be expected to type in the reply message or the forwarded message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. Pathiyal, Mike Lazaridis, Jason T. Griffin, George V. Babu
  • Patent number: 8275844
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes a software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 8275846
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Publication number: 20120017158
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Publication number: 20110069831
    Abstract: The array of keys constituting a numeric phone keypad on a mobile communication device only partially overlaps the array of keys that make up the text input keypad creating an offset so that only subsets of the keys constituting the two keypads are common to both. With this configuration, the numeric phone keypad can be more easily distinguished from the text input keypad while still reaping the benefits of having some shared keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Publication number: 20110010639
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes a software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 7864949
    Abstract: The array of keys constituting a numeric phone keypad on a mobile communication device only partially overlaps the array of keys that make up the text input keypad creating an offset so that only subsets of the keys constituting the two keypads are common to both. With this configuration, the numeric phone keypad can be more easily distinguished from the text input keypad while still reaping the benefits of having some shared keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 7805729
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes a software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 7779151
    Abstract: A scheme for replicating data items from a computer system to a mobile data communication device. In one embodiment, a method comprises one or more of the following: automatically detecting arrival of the data items at the computer system; characterizing the data items based on a characterization scheme; and redirecting the characterized data items from the computer system to the mobile data communication device, wherein the characterization scheme is adapted to correspond with a user-selectable notification scheme operable at the mobile data communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Harry Major, Krishna K. Pathiyal, Gary P. Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: 7534060
    Abstract: An improved keypad having a plurality of keys can have linguistic elements assigned to the keys in any of a variety of arrangements depending upon various considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Krishna K. Pathiyal, Jason Griffin
  • Publication number: 20080288604
    Abstract: A message notification scheme operable at a mobile data communication device, comprising one or more of the following: receiving data items redirected from a computer system; determining if the data items include characterization information based on a characterization scheme; and if so, extracting the characterization information and comparing the characterization information to a plurality of stored notification schemes at the mobile data communication device to provide an appropriate alert associated with a select notification scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Harry Major, Krishna K. Pathiyal, Gary P. Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20080288605
    Abstract: A scheme for replicating data items from a computer system to a mobile data communication device. In one embodiment, a method comprises one or more of the following: automatically detecting arrival of the data items at the computer system; characterizing the data items based on a characterization scheme; and redirecting the characterized data items from the computer system to the mobile data communication device, wherein the characterization scheme is adapted to correspond with a user-selectable notification scheme operable at the mobile data communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Harry Major, Krishna K. Pathiyal, Gary P. Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Patent number: RE47081
    Abstract: A system and method for an extendable software interface includes software architecture for use in a mobile device having a processor and a memory device. The software architecture includes a set of first-order controller software instructions configured to interface the application program with a first-order data model, and a first-order data object stored in the memory device in the form of the first-order data model. The first-order data object includes a second-order data object. A second-order set of controller software instructions configured to interact with the second-order data object is also included in the software architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Maguire, Krishna K. Pathiyal