Patents by Inventor Martin Gimpl

Martin Gimpl 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: 20220365335
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment device for at least one objective lens and/or at least one eyepiece of a long-range optical device, in particular in the form of a riflescope, a telescope or a binocular, wherein the attachment device comprises at least one window, which is transparent at least in a visible spectral range, as well as at least one electrical heating device for the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: Swarovski-Optik KG.
    Inventors: Alois Zangerl, Martin Kuhn, Michael Socher, Philipp Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11416131
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11416023
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined after the device is rotated. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a dialer of a phone application can be retained after receiving a signal indicating the rotation of the device. However, based on the direction of the rotation, the dialer may be moved from a first screen to a second screen and the window is changed to a landscape orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11372515
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates that two images, one that is in focus, swap positions. In response to receiving the gesture, the image in focus is moved from a first display of a first screen to a second display of a second screen. After the images are swapped, the focus is maintained on the image that originally had the focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11340751
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a virtual keyboard in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, information displayed on the screen of a multiple screen device having a current focus of the user is identified, and is presented by a top screen. The virtual keyboard is presented by the bottom screen. The virtual keyboard can be dismissed in response to detecting a change in the focus of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 11262792
    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: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 11226710
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode to a single screen operating mode, or from a single screen operating mode to a multiple screen operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a virtual keyboard. More particularly, a presentation of a virtual keyboard can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided an application with a keyboard focus remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20220004306
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20220004350
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 11137796
    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: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 11093200
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10963007
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting a user interface that includes a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, a virtual keyboard can be presented using one or more touch screens included in a multiple display device. The content of the virtual keyboard can be controlled in response to user input. Configurable portions of the virtual keyboard include selectable rows of virtual keys. In addition, whether selectable rows of virtual keys and/or a suggestion bar is displayed together with the standard character and control keys of the virtual keyboard can be determined in response to context or user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10949051
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to managing presentation of windows on a mobile device by presenting first and second portions of a composite display on one or more foldable touch-sensitive screens, receiving an input to activate an expose mode including a primary expose view with simultaneous representation of active windows, and displaying the primary expose view on a first portion of the composite display. When a gesture input indicating a command to maximize a selected active window is received, the primary expose view can be displayed on the first portion of the composite display and a secondary expose view can be displayed on a second portion of the composite display, wherein the secondary expose view appears hidden behind the first expose and appears to move out from behind the primary expose view on the first portion of the composite display onto the second portion of the composite display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20210019104
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10845938
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling the launching of applications in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first touch sensitive display of a first screen receives input to launch an application. In response, the application is launched. A determination is made as to whether the first touch sensitive display already has windows in its stack. If there are no windows in the stack of the first touch sensitive display, a new window of the first application is displayed on the first touch sensitive display. If there are windows in the stack, a determination is made whether a second display has windows in its stack. If not, the new window is displayed on the second display. If the second display also has windows in its stack, the new window will be displayed on the first touch sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Publication number: 20200285350
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a virtual keyboard are provided. More particularly, a change in the operating mode of a multiple screen device from a multiple screen operating mode to a single screen operating mode, or from a single screen operating mode to a multiple screen operating mode, can be determined. Moreover, a change in the operating mode can effect a change in a presentation of a virtual keyboard. More particularly, a presentation of a virtual keyboard can be retained, where the number of screens of the device in view of the user is changed, provided an application with a keyboard focus remains in view of the user after the change in operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10740058
    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: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20200249798
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments are directed to managing presentation of windows on a mobile device by presenting first and second portions of a composite display on one or more foldable touch-sensitive screens, receiving an input to activate an expose mode including a primary expose view with simultaneous representation of active windows, and displaying the primary expose view on a first portion of the composite display. When a gesture input indicating a command to maximize a selected active window is received, the primary expose view can be displayed on the first portion of the composite display and a secondary expose view can be displayed on a second portion of the composite display, wherein the secondary expose view appears hidden behind the first expose and appears to move out from behind the primary expose view on the first portion of the composite display onto the second portion of the composite display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10705674
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the data displayed by the multiple screens of the dual-screen user device is conditioned upon the type of user gesture or combination of user gestures detected. The display controls described herein can correlate user inputs received in a gesture capture region to one or more display actions, which may include maximization, minimization, or reformatting instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Alexander de Paz, Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10678411
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface or “desktop” across two devices are provided. More particularly, a unified desktop is presented across a device and a computer system that comprise a unified system. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment that emulates a personal computing environment. To function within the personal computing environment, the unified desktop includes a process for docking and undocking the device with the computer system. The unified desktop presents a new user interface to allow access to functions of the unified desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl