Patents by Inventor Marc Èlis MEUNIER

Marc Èlis MEUNIER 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: 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: 20160203307
    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: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy Herbert KYOWSKI, Marc Elis MEUNIER, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 9389638
    Abstract: A device for detecting a carrying case, and methods there for, are provided. The device includes: an orientation sensor; a near field communication (NFC) reader; and, a processor configured to place the device in a carrying case mode when an orientation of the device is within a given angular range as determined using the orientation sensor, and the NFC reader detects an NFC tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelsamie, Marc Elis Meunier, Omar George Joseph Barake, Steven Anthony Lill, Guowei Zhang
  • Patent number: 9131327
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to control accessories are disclosed. An example method includes establishing a first close-proximity communication connection via a first protocol by providing connection information via a second close-proximity communication connection via a second protocol, obtaining configuration information via the second close-proximity communication connection, and configuring a response to an event associated with the second close-proximity communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelsamie, Marc Élis Meunier, Antoine Gilles Joseph Boucher, Danqing Jiang, Jeff Chi Shing Chan
  • Patent number: 9065932
    Abstract: A device for providing notifications while mated with a carrying case is provided. The device comprises: an indicator; a first detector configured to detect when the device is mated with a carrying case, the carrying case having an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein the indicator is hidden in the closed configuration and at least partially exposed in the open configuration; a second detector configured to detect when the carrying case is in the open configuration; and, a processor configured to place the indicator in a given notification mode when the first detector detects that the device is mated with the carrying case and the second detector detects that the carrying case is in the open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelsamie, Alan James Deciantis, Omar George Joseph Barake, Steven Anthony Lill, Marc Elis Meunier, Kevin Howard Orr, Craig Eric Ranta
  • Patent number: 9042815
    Abstract: A wireless device for providing notifications associated with a mobile electronic device is provided. The device comprises: an indicator; a body enabled to mate with a mobile electronic device, the body comprising the indicator such that when the body is mated to the mobile electronic device, the indicator is not obscured by the body; an induction device for wirelessly receiving signals from the mobile electronic device to control the indicator; and, a circuit connecting the induction device to the indicator, the circuit enabled to receive the signals and control the indicator in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerard S. Rizkallah, Ahmed Abdelsamie, John Ivan Scharkov, Marc Elis Meunier, Jeff Chi Shing Chan, Douglas James Arthur Burrell, Steven Henry Fyke, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9020428
    Abstract: NFC-capable systems and devices, and related methods, for controlling operation of an NFC-capable mobile device are disclosed. Through NFC communication, the NFC-capable mobile device detects a load associated with a surface proximate the NFC-capable mobile device. Based at least partly on a determined sustained intensity of the load, the NFC-capable mobile device triggers operation of a camera of the NFC-capable mobile device to capture an image of the surface proximate the NFC-capable mobile device. Based at least partly on a determined correspondence of the captured image with stored image data, the NFC-capable mobile device executes a device control command, such as to control some aspect of the NFC-capable mobile device based on the detected surface, which may be part of a holster for holstering the NFC-capable mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Marc Élis Meunier, Vahid Moosavi, Kevin Howard Orr
  • Publication number: 20150091508
    Abstract: A charger that is part of a system including an electronic appliance wirelessly charges a first device. During the wireless charging, the charger sends, to the first device, a first message. In response to the first message, the electronic appliance receives a second message requesting a specified action by the electronic appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Marc Élis Meunier, Vahid Moosavi, Scott Douglas Rose, Lyall Kenneth Winger, Ahmed Abdelsamie, Gerald Robert Dwyer
  • Publication number: 20150091496
    Abstract: A first device is wirelessly charged by a second device. Bi-directional communication is performed between the first device and the second device during the wireless charging, where the bi-directional communication includes messaging from the second device to the first device, the messaging including information other than information relating to wireless charging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Marc Élis Meunier, Vahid Moosavi, Scott Douglas Rose, Lyall Kenneth Winger, Ahmed Abdelsamie
  • Publication number: 20150017909
    Abstract: NFC-capable systems and devices, and related methods, for controlling operation of an NFC-capable mobile device are disclosed. Through NFC communication, the NFC-capable mobile device detects a load associated with a surface proximate the NFC-capable mobile device. Based at least partly on a determined sustained intensity of the load, the NFC-capable mobile device triggers operation of a camera of the NFC-capable mobile device to capture an image of the surface proximate the NFC-capable mobile device. Based at least partly on a determined correspondence of the captured image with stored image data, the NFC-capable mobile device executes a device control command, such as to control some aspect of the NFC-capable mobile device based on the detected surface, which may be part of a holster for holstering the NFC-capable mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Marc Élis Meunier, Vahid Moosavi, Kevin Howard Orr
  • Publication number: 20140361876
    Abstract: A device for detecting a carrying case, and methods there for, are provided. The device includes: an orientation sensor; a near field communication (NFC) reader; and, a processor configured to place the device in a carrying case mode when an orientation of the device is within a given angular range as determined using the orientation sensor, and the NFC reader detects an NFC tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ahmed ABDELSAMIE, Marc Elis Meunier, Omar George Joseph Barake, Steven Anthony Lill, Guowei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8909955
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein for a peripheral device and a method of identifying the peripheral device via power cycling. In one embodiment, the method comprises obtaining characteristic information about the peripheral device, encoding the characteristic information in a power signal at the peripheral device and sending the power signal to an electronic device that is operably connected with the peripheral device. The electronic device can then take action such as adjusting its settings or applications based on the characteristic information of the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelsamie, Antoine Boucher, Marc Élis Meunier, Sushil K. Verma, John Ivan Scharkov
  • Publication number: 20140333431
    Abstract: A device for providing notifications while mated with a carrying case is provided. The device comprises: an indicator; a first detector configured to detect when the device is mated with a carrying case, the carrying case having an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein the indicator is hidden in the closed configuration and at least partially exposed in the open configuration; a second detector configured to detect when the carrying case is in the open configuration; and, a processor configured to place the indicator in a given notification mode when the first detector detects that the device is mated with the carrying case and the second detector detects that the carrying case is in the open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed ABDELSAMIE, Alan James DECIANTIS, Omar George Joseph Barake, Steven Anthony LILL, Marc Elis MEUNIER, Kevin Howard ORR, Craig Eric RANTA
  • Patent number: 8831579
    Abstract: A method enables a mobile device to provide caller information stored on the mobile device to an accessory device that is connected wirelessly to the mobile device. The method includes establishing a short-range wireless connection between the mobile device and the accessory device, determining an incoming telephone number for an incoming telephone call, searching a directory stored on the mobile device for an entry matching the incoming telephone number, and transmitting caller data from the entry matching the incoming telephone number to the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yoav Sachnovsky Yanai, Marc Élis Meunier, Christopher Pattenden, Allan Jeffrey Stirrett
  • Publication number: 20140065955
    Abstract: A wireless device for providing notifications associated with a mobile electronic device is provided. The device comprises: an indicator; a body enabled to mate with a mobile electronic device, the body comprising the indicator such that when the body is mated to the mobile electronic device, the indicator is not obscured by the body; an induction device for wirelessly receiving signals from the mobile electronic device to control the indicator; and, a circuit connecting the induction device to the indicator, the circuit enabled to receive the signals and control the indicator in response thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Gerard S. RIZKALLAH, Ahmed ABDELSAMIE, John Ivan SCHARKOV, Marc Elis MEUNIER, Jeff Chi Shing CHAN, Douglas James Arthur BURRELL, Steven Henry FYKE, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN
  • Patent number: 8502097
    Abstract: The present technology provides a bridge-style push-button with anchoring, a device comprising same, and a method of assembly. The push-button comprises a first anchor portion for coupling to the device, a second anchor portion for coupling to the device, a resilient bridge portion suspended between the anchor portions, and an actuating portion mounted on the bridge portion. The first anchor portion is mounted along a differently oriented axis from the second anchor portion. The first and second anchor portions may be slideably mounted, rotatably mounted, or both. The device comprises anchor sites for mounting of the push-button. The method of assembly comprises coupling the first anchor portion to the device before the second anchor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Leonardo Aldana, Felipe Oliveira Simoes, Marc Élis Meunier
  • Publication number: 20130053009
    Abstract: A method enables a mobile device to provide caller information stored on the mobile device to an accessory device that is connected wirelessly to the mobile device. The method includes establishing a short-range wireless connection between the mobile device and the accessory device, determining an incoming telephone number for an incoming telephone call, searching a directory stored on the mobile device for an entry matching the incoming telephone number, and transmitting caller data from the entry matching the incoming telephone number to the accessory device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoav Sachnovsky YANAI, Marc Élis MEUNIER, Christopher PATTENDEN, Allan Jeffrey STIRRETT
  • Publication number: 20130013938
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein for a peripheral device and a method of identifying the peripheral device via power cycling. In one embodiment, the method comprises obtaining characteristic information about the peripheral device, encoding the characteristic information in a power signal at the peripheral device and sending the power signal to an electronic device that is operably connected with the peripheral device. The electronic device can then take action such as adjusting its settings or applications based on the characteristic information of the peripheral device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Ahmed Abdelsamie, Antoine Boucher, Marc Élis Meunier, Sushil K. Verma, John Ivan Scharkov
  • Publication number: 20120160640
    Abstract: The present technology provides a bridge-style push-button with anchoring, a device comprising same, and a method of assembly. The push-button comprises a first anchor portion for coupling to the device, a second anchor portion for coupling to the device, a resilient bridge portion suspended between the anchor portions, and an actuating portion mounted on the bridge portion. The first anchor portion is mounted along a differently oriented axis from the second anchor portion. The first and second anchor portions may be slideably mounted, rotatably mounted, or both. The device comprises anchor sites for mounting of the push-button. The method of assembly comprises coupling the first anchor portion to the device before the second anchor portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Leonardo ALDANA, Felipe Oliveira SIMOES, Marc Èlis MEUNIER