Patents by Inventor Paul E. Reeves

Paul E. Reeves 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: 20200166968
    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 desktops or windows based on the displays that were pre-existing before docking or undocking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Brian Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Sanjiv Sirpal, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20200125313
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for a handheld device with a unified desktop for integrating the functionality of the handheld device with a larger computer system. When connected to a peripheral display and/or a display of the larger computer system, the handheld device provides a unified desktop displayed across the screen(s) of the handheld device and the peripheral display. The unified desktop unifies the functionality provided by the larger computer system and the handheld functionality, e.g., communication applications (e.g., phone, SMS, MMS). A user can seamlessly interact with applications, e.g., open, move, close, receive notifications, on the unified desktop whether the applications are displayed on the screens of the handheld device, or the peripheral display of the larger computer system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20200110566
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface after waking from a stand-by mode. More particularly, the method includes a device entering a stand-by mode while in a first orientation or state. While in the stand-by mode, the device changes orientation or state. The device can determine the new orientation or state upon waking and provide the appropriate display for the new orientation or state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20200110511
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for performing a copy-paste operation using finger gestures are disclosed. A first finger gesture is used to select a display area from which data is to be copied. Subsequently, a drag finger gesture is used to identify where the data that is to be pasted. The drag may extend across a non-display boundary between a first and second display screen of the multi-screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20200097488
    Abstract: Methods and devices for connecting a mobile device with different data storage devices located either locally or remotely are provided. The device may apply one or more rules to create a hierarchical virtualization of the several data storage devices. The virtualization may then be provided to the user as a single, hierarchical file system. Further, a monitoring system may monitor the file system to determine if any new applications have been installed or if applications are currently being executed. If a connection is made to a secure network, the system may provide the information derived from the monitoring to the secure network. The secure network can then analyze the information to determine if any of the applications should be uninstalled from the device or should be stopped while the device is connected to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Brian Reeves
  • Publication number: 20200065045
    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. The unified desktop acts as a single user interface that presents data and receives user interaction in a seamless environment. The unified desktop can present notifications for both the computer system and the device in the unified desktop. Thus, regardless of the origin of the notification, the notification may be presented on the unified desktop on the device user interface and/or the computer system user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10558321
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to navigation, by a dual display communication device, through display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Paul E. Reeves, Maxim Marintchenko
  • Patent number: 10558414
    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: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl
  • Publication number: 20200042270
    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: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Mohammed Selim, Gregory Burdzinski
  • Publication number: 20200042269
    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: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 10545712
    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: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10540087
    Abstract: An intuitive technique for inputting user gestures into a handheld computing device is disclosed allowing a user to better manipulate different types of screen display presentations, such as desktops and application windows, when performing tasks thereon, wherein a window stack for application windows and/or desktops can be navigated and sequentially displayed according to the window stack ordering without disturbing or changing this ordering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10540052
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for displaying a second window for a multi-screen device in response to opening the device. The window stack can change based on the change in the orientation of the device. The system can receive an orientation change that transitions the device from a closed state to an open state. A previously created, but inactive, window in the stack can be displayed on one of the two or more displays comprising the device when opened. The previously created window become active to be displayed on the second of the displays after the device is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Ron Cassar, Paul E. Reeves, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10503381
    Abstract: An email client having multiple screens that may be displayed in different corresponding ones of a plurality of different display portions of a handheld electronic device. The screens of the email client may be related by way of a dependency relationship and/or may provide for control between the various screens. In one embodiment, the email client includes a folder management screen, a message listing screen, a message detail screen, and an attachment screen. Additionally, the email client may be responsive to received gesture inputs to navigate with respect to the screens and/or perform actions with respect to one or more elements (e.g., messages) of the various screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Rodney W. Schrock, Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Aaron VonderHaar, Martin Gimpl, Salvador Soto, Stanley Kurdziel, Paul Webber
  • Patent number: 10409438
    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: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Brian Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Richard Teltz
  • Publication number: 20190243514
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of hierarchically related windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ron Cassar, Paul E. Reeves, Volodimir Felixovich Lemberg, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20190163681
    Abstract: An analytics system can include a display on which a plurality of images are shown, and an analytics application communicably coupled to the display. The analytics application can receive a question and hypotheses from a user using the display. The analytics application can also generate queries using a natural language module, and send the queries to a plurality of data sources. The analytics application can further receive data from the data sources in response to the queries, and evaluate the data to generate evaluated data. The analytics application can also present the evaluated data, and receive a selection of at least one data item of the evaluated data. The analytics application can further convert the at least one data item into evidence, receive a selection of the evidence applied to a hypothesis, and evaluate the hypothesis. The analytics application can also present an assessment that the hypothesis answers the question.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Joel P. Benedict, Caroline E. Christ, Paul E. Durbin, William C. Elm, Kathryn M. Kopren, Brian Mendicino, Brian A. Neal, Samantha S. Szymczak, Mark Westerlund, Jorge E. Zuniga, Elise M. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20190155561
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10268338
    Abstract: A smartpad is provided that has various display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Paul E. Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Alexander de Paz, Paul Webber, Rodney W. Schrock, Brett B. Faulk
  • Patent number: 10261651
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of hierarchically related windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Ron Cassar, Paul E. Reeves, Volodimir Felixovich Lemberg, John S. Visosky