Patents by Inventor Rodney W. Schrock

Rodney W. Schrock 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20210373715
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying a desktop for a multi-screen device in response to opening the device. The window stack can change based on a 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 composite display can expand over the area of the two or more displays comprising the device when opened. A desktop expands to fill the display area and be displayed on the second of the displays after the device is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock
  • 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: 11010047
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200233575
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20200050344
    Abstract: The disclosed method and device are directed to a communication device that receives, by a gesture capture region and/or a touch sensitive display, a gesture while a first touch sensitive display is displaying a first displayed image and a second touch sensitive display is displaying a second displayed image and, in response, ceasing to display the first displayed image on the first touch sensitive display and commencing to display the first displayed image on the second touch sensitive display and ceasing to display a second displayed image on the second touch sensitive display and commencing to display the second displayed image on the first touch sensitive display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20200042272
    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: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180246620
    Abstract: A smartpad is provided that has various display modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Paul E. Reeves, Chris Tyghe, Alexander de Paz, Paul Webber, Rodney W. Schrock, Brett B. Faulk
  • Patent number: 9952743
    Abstract: A smartpad is provided that has various display modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    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: 9678624
    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: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Patent number: 9529494
    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: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20160313964
    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: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock
  • Publication number: 20160274783
    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: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Rodney W. Schrock, Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Aaron VonderHaar, Martin Gimpl, Salvador Soto, Stanley Kurdziel, Paul Webber
  • Publication number: 20160170633
    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: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20160124698
    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: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Paul E. Reeves, Sanjiv Sirpal, Alexander de Paz, Martin Gimpl, Rodney W. Schrock