Patents by Inventor Philippe Chazot

Philippe Chazot 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: 10474324
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting, by a first software application, a first window being displayed on a display of a host computing device, where the first window displays graphical content and is generated by a second software application. The method can further include capturing an image of the graphical content on the first window and generating a second window on the display of the host computing device, where the second window is configured as a top-most window on the display, such that subsequent application-level and system-level window pop-ups occur on a window layer below the second window. The method can further include displaying the captured image of the graphical content on the second window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10416789
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20190188166
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system of switching a wireless connection between a plurality of input devices and a first host device to at least a second host device. Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for switching multiple, independently connected data input devices from a first host computing device to a second host computing device together based on a single command or operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Philippe Chazot, Laurent Mealares, Jiri Holzbecher
  • Patent number: 10277671
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes sending a broadcast over a network requesting a response from other host computers on the network that are also communicatively paired with the input device, receiving a broadcasted response from a second host computer on the network indicating that it is communicatively paired with the input device, establishing a communicative connection with the second host computer via the network and automatically reestablishing the connection with the second host computer when the second host computer disconnects and reconnects to the network. In response to an edge-detect event, sending a control signal to switch the communicative pairing of the input device from the first host computer to the second host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Patent number: 10191869
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system of switching a wireless connection between a plurality of input devices and a first host device to at least a second host device. Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for switching multiple, independently connected data input devices from a first host computing device to a second host computing device together based on a single command or operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Chazot, Laurent Mealares, Jiri Holzbecher
  • Publication number: 20180329523
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10082886
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a graphical control element on a graphical user interface (GUI), determining a type of the graphical control element, generating configuration control data to cause an input device to configure one or more input elements on the input device to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and sending the configuration control data to the input device. In some cases, the configuration control data causes the input device to configure at least two of the one or more input elements to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and wherein the at least two of the one or more input elements are associated with different functions. The type of graphical control element can be one of a video media player, audio media player, hyperlink, word processor document, spreadsheet document, or alphanumeric text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10057934
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180181263
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting, by a first software application, a first window being displayed on a display of a host computing device, where the first window displays graphical content and is generated by a second software application. The method can further include capturing an image of the graphical content on the first window and generating a second window on the display of the host computing device, where the second window is configured as a top-most window on the display, such that subsequent application-level and system-level window pop-ups occur on a window layer below the second window. The method can further include displaying the captured image of the graphical content on the second window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180173326
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a graphical control element on a graphical user interface (GUI), determining a type of the graphical control element, generating configuration control data to cause an input device to configure one or more input elements on the input device to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and sending the configuration control data to the input device. In some cases, the configuration control data causes the input device to configure at least two of the one or more input elements to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and wherein the at least two of the one or more input elements are associated with different functions. The type of graphical control element can be one of a video media player, audio media player, hyperlink, word processor document, spreadsheet document, or alphanumeric text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180176965
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180173397
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a first window being displayed on a display of a host computing device, detecting graphical content on the first window, generating a second window (overlay) on the display, wherein the overlay is configured on a window layer above the first window, and changing graphical qualities of the overlay based on the detected graphical content of the first window. The graphical qualities may include at least one of a shape, size, color, transparency, or opacity of the overlay. The method can further include receiving input data corresponding to a movement of a cursor on the first window, setting a transparency of an area around the cursor to a first transparency, and setting a transparency of a remainder of the overlay to a second transparency, such that the area around the cursor appears to highlight a corresponding area of the graphical content on the first window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 9892064
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to input devices configured for use with computing devices. The present invention relates to methods and devices for establishing, maintaining and managing, wireless connections between an input device and one or more host computing devices running one of a plurality of operating systems. The input device may be configured to analyze data received from the host computing devices to automatically or manually determine an operating system running on the host computing devices and configure the input device for proper functionality with the determined operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jiri Holzbecher, Mathieu Meisser, Philippe Chazot, Ana Milosevic, Pascal Strahm, Olivier Dumont, Tzu-Pin Lin
  • Publication number: 20170353549
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes sending a broadcast over a network requesting a response from other host computers on the network that are also communicatively paired with the input device, receiving a broadcasted response from a second host computer on the network indicating that it is communicatively paired with the input device, establishing a communicative connection with the second host computer via the network and automatically reestablishing the connection with the second host computer when the second host computer disconnects and reconnects to the network. In response to an edge-detect event, sending a control signal to switch the communicative pairing of the input device from the first host computer to the second host computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20170351629
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes receiving an input signal (e.g., cursor movement) from an input device communicatively paired with the first host computer, detecting when the cursor moves to an edge of the display of the first host computer and when the input signal corresponds to continued movement of the cursor beyond the edge of the display of the first host computer, sending a first control signal to switch the communicative pairing of the input device from the first host computer to a second host computer, and sending a second control signal to the second input device communicatively paired with the first host computer to switch the communicative pairing of the second input device from the first host computer to the second host computer. The first input device may be a computer mouse, and the second input device can be one of a keyboard, speaker, or microphone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20170351471
    Abstract: Systems and methods for receiving an input signal from an input device that corresponds to a movement of a cursor on a display of the first host computer, detecting when the cursor moves to an edge of the display of the first host computer and when the input signal corresponds to a continued movement of the cursor beyond the edge of the display of the first host computer, sending a first control signal to switch the communicative pairing of the input device from the first host computer to the second host computer, and sending a second control signal causing a processor in the second host computer to move a second cursor on the second host computer to a location to simulate a continuous movement of the cursor from the edge of the display of the first host computer to a corresponding edge of a display of the second host computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20170351396
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving an input signal (e.g., cursor movement) from an input device communicatively paired with the first host computer, where the first host computer is communicatively coupled to a second host computer, detecting when the cursor selects and moves an application window to an edge of the display of the first host computer, the application window running a corresponding software application, and in response to detecting when the cursor selects and moves the application window to the edge of the display of the first host computer, sending a control signal causing a processor in the second host computer to launch a second application window running a second corresponding software application on a second display of the second host computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Publication number: 20170351472
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes receiving an input signal from an input device (e.g., cursor movement) communicatively paired with the first host computer, where the first host computer is communicatively coupled to a second host computer, determining that data is saved to a virtual clipboard, detecting when the cursor moves to an edge of the display of the first host computer and when the input signal corresponds to continued movement of the cursor beyond the edge of the display of the first host computer, sending a control signal indicating that data is saved to a virtual clipboard, receiving a request for the data saved to the virtual clipboard, and sending, by the first host computer to the second host computer, the data saved to the virtual clipboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah
  • Patent number: 9706015
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of establishing a wireless connection between a data input device and a host computing device. More specifically, the embodiments of the present invention relate to methods and systems for using a single input device (e.g., keyboard, mouse, or touchpad devices) with multiple host computing devices that may be running different operating systems, and efficiently switching the data protocols used to transmit HID data between the input device and the multiple host computing devices without requiring user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Jiri Holzbecher, Remy Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9400542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to control devices configured for use with computing devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods and devices for performing presence detection of an object body near a device. The methods and devices described herein may include comparing a reference signal against an over the air signal to determine whether a phase difference exists between the reference signal and the over the air signal. The existence of a phase difference may be indicative of a object or body in proximity to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Fortin, Laurent Cariou, Philippe Chazot