Patents by Inventor Michael George Langlois

Michael George Langlois 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: 10251034
    Abstract: A method, device, and a vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the mobile device to the vehicle information system. An operating context is determined for at least one application executing on the mobile device. A user interface view for display by the vehicle information system is generated and provided to the vehicle information system. The user interface view comprises at least one application user interface element associated with the at least one application, and the application user interface element comprises an application entry point defined by the operating context for the at least one application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Benjamin Allan Johnson
  • 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: 10120550
    Abstract: A shutter and shutter operator are displayed adjacent to a boundary of an information display region on a display of a portable electronic device. The information display region displays first information. In a first state, the shutter operator indicates a first direction of movement of the shutter away from the boundary for the display of second information. In response to an input, the second information is displayed, and the shutter operator changes to indicate another direction of movement of the shutter towards the boundary for hiding the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Margaret Elizabeth Kuo, Thomas Jan Stovicek, Yoojin Hong, Michael George Langlois, Henry Yao-Tsu Chen
  • Publication number: 20170235469
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to manage resource access. In some aspect, a user interface is outputted on an electronic device. The user interface includes information for resource access and a user interface object for controlling a resource access permission. A user input associated with the user interface object is received. In response to receiving the user input, the resource access permission is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adam Richard SCHIEMAN, Katherine Evelyn KALLES, Daniel Jonas MAJOR, Michael George LANGLOIS
  • Publication number: 20170118610
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to detect resource access. In some aspect, a monitoring period for monitoring resource access on an electronic device is determined. A number of accesses to a resource on the electronic device made by an application during the monitoring period is determined. Information associated with at least one access to the resource is outputted on the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adam Richard SCHIEMAN, Maxim ZEZIN, Dale DUCHARME, Michael George LANGLOIS, Eugene CHIN, Sue Hsiu Ying LUDWIG, Jason Scott LOUSTEL
  • Publication number: 20170115828
    Abstract: A method, device, and vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the vehicle information system to the mobile device. The mobile device provides access to at least one application executing on the mobile device to the vehicle information system. On termination of that access, an operating context is determined for each of the mobile device applications where possible. In some cases, where application context is persisted from one system or device to the other, the current data is presented in accordance with a transport modality associated with the other device or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Michael George LANGLOIS, Benjamin Allan JOHNSON
  • Publication number: 20170118611
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to monitor resource access. In some aspect, an electronic device determines that an application attempts to access a resource on the electronic device. The electronic device determines whether the application is operating in a foreground of an operating system (OS) on the electronic device or in a background of the OS on the electronic device. If the application is operating in the foreground, the application is permitted to access the resource. If the application is operating in the background, a notification is generated to indicate that a background application attempts to access a resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adam Richard SCHIEMAN, Maxim ZEZIN, Dale DUCHARME, Michael George LANGLOIS, Eugene CHIN, Sue Hsiu Ying LUDWIG, Jason Scott LOUSTEL
  • Patent number: 9553967
    Abstract: A method, device, and vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the vehicle information system to the mobile device. The mobile device provides access to at least one application executing on the mobile device to the vehicle information system. On termination of that access, an operating context is determined for each of the mobile device applications where possible. In some cases, where application context is persisted from one system or device to the other, the current data is presented in accordance with a transport modality associated with the other device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Benjamin Allan Johnson
  • Patent number: 9471145
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, first information and detecting a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, which gesture indicates a request to display an inbox associated with a plurality of applications. In response to detecting the gesture, when a message is received for a first application that is not one of the plurality of applications, a plurality of visual notification icons is displayed and at least part of the inbox is gradually displayed while reducing display of the first information along with movement of the gesture, wherein a first visual notification icon of the plurality of visual notification icons is associated with the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Margaret Elizabeth Kuo, Daniel Johansson
  • Patent number: 9465440
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an information element associated with an application and detecting a first gesture. In response to detecting the first gesture, at least a first part of a first image is displayed, including information associated with the application, while reducing display of the information element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Simon Lessing, Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Mihal Lazaridis, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay
  • Patent number: 9442648
    Abstract: A method includes displaying information on a touch-sensitive display, detecting a touch at location associated with the information, rendering an indicator and a cursor at a position within the information, detecting a moving touch associated with the indicator, and moving the cursor along the information as the indicator is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jordanna Kwok, Ronald Scotte Zinn, Qian Amanda Yang, Michael George Langlois, Raymond Lee Canton
  • Patent number: 9432490
    Abstract: A portable electronic device (200), including a first housing (204), a second housing (202) slidably coupled to the first housing, the first housing and the second housing movable between a closed position, an open position and a transition position between the open position and the closed position, at least one input device (212), and at least one position sensor (230, 232) operable to detect whether the portable electronic device is in the open position, the closed position or the transition position. When the at least one position sensor detects the transition position, the at least one input device is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Rohit Krishna Koppal, Aaron Robert Allen, Douglas Wayne Moskowitz, Laura Ann Mahan, Michael George Langlois, Donald James Lindsay, Sean David Drew Wilson, Tomas Manuel Trujillo
  • Publication number: 20160246489
    Abstract: A shutter and shutter operator are displayed adjacent to a boundary of an information display region on a display of a portable electronic device. The information display region displays first information. In a first state, the shutter operator indicates a first direction of movement of the shutter away from the boundary for the display of second information. In response to an input, the second information is displayed, and the shutter operator changes to indicate another direction of movement of the shutter towards the boundary for hiding the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Margaret Elizabeth KUO, Thomas Jan STOVICEK, Yoojin HONG, Michael George LANGLOIS, Henry Yao-Tsu CHEN
  • Patent number: 9423878
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a display of an electronic device, an information element associated with an application and detecting a first gesture. In response to detecting the first gesture, at least a first part of a first image is displayed, including information associated with the application, while reducing display of the information element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert Simon Lessing, Michael George Langlois, Daniel Tobias Rydenhag, Joseph Eytan Benedek, Mihal Lazaridis, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay
  • Publication number: 20160202850
    Abstract: A method, device, and vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the vehicle information system to the mobile device. The mobile device provides access to at least one application executing on the mobile device to the vehicle information system. On termination of that access, an operating context is determined for each of the mobile device applications where possible. In some cases, where application context is persisted from one system or device to the other, the current data is presented in accordance with a transport modality associated with the other device or system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicants: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George LANGLOIS, Benjamin Allan JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 9338116
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed, whereby notifications displayed on a display can be interacted with. In particular, a notification is displayed on a display, the notification initially being in an initial notification state. User input is detected and it is determined if the user input is being made in a direction towards the notification. If the user input is being made in a direction towards the notification, the notification is placed into a subsequent notification state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael George Langlois
  • Patent number: 9310990
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a shutter adjacent to a boundary of an information display region on a display of a portable electronic device, the information display region for displaying first information; receiving an input associated with the shutter; and displaying second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Margaret Elizabeth Kuo, Thomas Jan Stovicek, Yoojin Hong, Michael George Langlois, Henry Chen
  • Patent number: 9300779
    Abstract: A method, device, and vehicle information system are provided for persisting application context from the vehicle information system to the mobile device. The mobile device provides access to at least one application executing on the mobile device to the vehicle information system. On termination of that access, an operating context is determined for each of the mobile device applications where possible. In some cases, where application context is persisted from one system or device to the other, the current data is presented in accordance with a transport modality associated with the other device or system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Benjamin Allan Johnson
  • Publication number: 20160077602
    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: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jason Tyler Griffin, Michael George Langlois, John Jong-Suk Lee, Alen Mujkic, Andrew Douglas Bocking, Parul Nanda Gilani
  • Patent number: 9213421
    Abstract: A gesture is detected by an electronic device including a display. In response to detecting a first part of the gesture, a first part of first information is displayed on the display. In response to detecting a second part of the gesture subsequent to the first part of the gesture, the display of the first part of the first information is maintained. In response to detecting a third part of the gesture subsequent to the second part of the gesture, an additional part of the information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael George Langlois, Nils Roger Andersson Reimer, Donald James Lindsay