Patents by Inventor Paul Edward Reeves

Paul Edward 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).

  • Patent number: 10409437
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for revealing a desktop in a window stack for a multi-screen device. The window stack can change based on the revealing of a desktop. The system can receive a gesture indicating an application with the desktop, which was previously created in the stack, is to be revealed on the display of the device. Upon receiving the gesture, the system determines that the desktop is to occupy substantially all of a composite display that spans substantially all of the two or more touch sensitive displays of the device. Then, the system can determine that the desktop is to be associated with the composite display and change a logic data structure associated with the desktop to describe the position of the desktop on the top of the window stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock, Jared L. Ficklin
  • Publication number: 20190171344
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20190171178
    Abstract: A method executed by a processor of a monitoring and control system, the method to receive input indicating occupancy state of a designated area, or a plurality of areas therein or portions thereof. The method further receives, from one or more of a plurality of sensing capable devices of, or in communication with, the monitoring and control system, input indicating a respective event, the sensing capable devices situated within the designated area, or in one or more of the plurality of areas therein, or portions thereof. Based on the respective event and occupancy state of the designated area, the method selects an action to be taken with a device in the designated area or one or more of the plurality of areas therein or portions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 10203848
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Publication number: 20190041822
    Abstract: A monitoring and control system receives, from sensing capable devices situated within a designated area and in communication with the monitoring and control system, input indicating a respective number of events. The system identifies, for each of the events, a probability for taking each of a number of actions in response to the event, then calculates, for each of the actions, an overall probability for taking the action based on the identified probabilities for taking the action in response to the number of events, and selects one or more actions to be taken responsive to the number of events and the calculated overall probability for taking the action, for each of the actions, exceeding a respective threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves, Mark Thomas, Steven Fuertes, Gary Fong
  • Publication number: 20180330599
    Abstract: An monitoring and control system receives input indicating occupancy state of a designated area, optionally selects a confidence level regarding occupancy state of the designated area responsive to the received input, receives a sensed event from one or more of a plurality of sensors of, within, or proximate to, the monitoring and control system and/or the designated area, and selects an action to be taken responsive to the sensed event and the occupancy state or responsive to the sensed event and the selected one of the plurality of confidence levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Publication number: 20180330597
    Abstract: An alarm system receives input indicating occupancy state of a designated area, selects a confidence level regarding occupancy state of the designated area responsive to the received input, receives notification of a potential alarm event from one or more of a plurality of sensors of, within, or proximate to, the alarm system and/or the designated area, and selects an action to be taken responsive to the potential alarm event and the selected one of the plurality of confidence levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Sean Burke, Brian Joseph Reeves, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 9792007
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, a first image displayed on a first touch sensitive display of a first screen may be currently in focus. In embodiments, the gesture is a tap on a second touch sensitive display of the device. In response to the gesture, an application is launched, which displays a second image on a second display of a second screen. Focus is then changed from the first image on the first touch sensitive display to the second image on the second touch sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Patent number: 9632674
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing one or more control buttons in connection with a multiple screen device are provided. More particularly, the screen of a multiple screen device having a current focus is identified, and one or more control buttons are provided as part of or in association with the identified screen. When a change in focus from a previously identified screen to a different screen is detected, the presentation of the one or more control buttons can also change. In particular, control buttons are presented as part of a screen having the current focus, while control buttons are not provided on or in association with a screen that does not have the current focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 9626065
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for opening a full screen window in a window stack for a multi-screen device. The window stack can change based on the opening of a window. The system can receive a gesture indicating an application with a new window is to be executed or a new window is to be opened in the device. Upon receiving the gesture, the system determines that the new window is to occupy substantially all of a composite display that spans substantially all of the two screens of the device. Then, the system can determine that the full screen window is to be associated with the composite display and create a logic data structure associated with the opened window to describe the position of the opened window in the window stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Ron Cassar, Paul Edward Reeves
  • Patent number: 9280285
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for adjusting focus during a desktop reveal. A window has focus before the desktop is revealed. After the window is returned and the desktop hidden, the focus is again placed on the window. Further, a configurable area associated with the screen that displays the window is maintained during the desktop reveal and the return of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Publication number: 20160048301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for revealing a desktop in a window stack for a multi-screen device. The window stack can change based on the revealing of a desktop. The system can receive a gesture indicating an application with the desktop, which was previously created in the stack, is to be revealed on the display of the device. Upon receiving the gesture, the system determines that the desktop is to occupy substantially all of a composite display that spans substantially all of the two or more touch sensitive displays of the device. Then, the system can determine that the desktop is to be associated with the composite display and change a logic data structure associated with the desktop to describe the position of the desktop on the top of the window stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock, Jared L. Ficklin
  • Publication number: 20160041697
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 9229474
    Abstract: A multi-screen user device and methods for controlling data displayed thereby are disclosed. Specifically, the control of data displayed by at least one of the multiple screens of the multi-screen user device is conditioned upon the relative orientation of the multiple screens, whether the device orientation is changed from a first state to a second state, and user input received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Martin Gimpl, Paul Edward Reeves, John Steven Visosky
  • Patent number: 9141135
    Abstract: A dual-screen user device and methods for revealing a combination of desktops on single and multiple screens are disclosed. Selected desktops and/or running applications are displayed on dual screen displays. Desktops and applications can be shifted between screens by user gestures, and/or moved off of the screens and therefore hidden. Hidden desktops and screens can be re-displayed by other gestures. The desktops and applications are arranged in a window stack that represents a logical order of the desktops and applications providing a user with an intuitive ability to manage multiple applications/desktops running simultaneously. User gestures rearrange the order of the applications and desktops in the window stack. One embodiment provides an annunciator display or window extending across both screens in a dual screen configuration of the device. The annunciator window provides alerts, notifications, and statuses of the device in an increased area thereby enhancing viewability of information in the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Eduardo Diego Torres Milano, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton, Gregg Wygonik
  • Publication number: 20150234590
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for adjusting focus during a desktop reveal. A window has focus before the desktop is revealed. After the window is returned and the desktop hidden, the focus is again placed on the window. Further, a configurable area associated with the screen that displays the window is maintained during the desktop reveal and the return of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock
  • Patent number: 9063694
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for handling focus when a gesture is input in a multi-screen device. In embodiments, the gesture indicates a request to move an image displayed on the multi-screen device. In response, the image is moved and the focus is placed on the moved image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 9058153
    Abstract: Embodiments are described for minimizing application windows displayed on one or more displays of a multi-screen device. A device may display a dual screen application which is displayed across both screens. Depending upon which screen is used to launch (or reopen) an application, the dual screen application may be minimized to the other screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise Burton
  • Patent number: 9026923
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to navigation, by a dual display communication device, through display objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Paul Edward Reeves, Jared Ficklin, Denise Burton
  • Patent number: 9026930
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for adjusting focus during a desktop reveal. A window has focus before the desktop is revealed. After the window is returned and the desktop hidden, the focus is again placed on the window. Further, a configurable area associated with the screen that displays the window is maintained during the desktop reveal and the return of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney Wayne Schrock