Patents by Inventor Shaul Wisebourt

Shaul Wisebourt 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: 20170147172
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Patent number: 9514441
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conducting at least two concurrent conversation sessions is provided whereby a user may quickly switch between sessions. A graphical user interface may be provided comprising a first portion for conducting a first communication session and a second portion for immediately invoking a switch to a second communication session. In operation, the first portion of the graphical user interface is switched to immediately conduct said second communication session in response to a user input to invoke the switch. The second component can display notifications for concurrent session activities and a particular notification selected by a user to invoke the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Patent number: 8868044
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Deitrich Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Patent number: 8396454
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Patent number: 8397171
    Abstract: A method for use in controlling user interface operation of a communication device when visually displaying a map involves the steps of causing a viewable map region of the map to be visually displayed in a display, the viewable map region having a plurality of selectable map elements; maintaining a list of element identifiers which includes element identifiers corresponding to the selectable map elements in the viewable map region, each element identifier being associated with a pair of x, y coordinates for visual display; controlling end user selection of the selectable map elements via a positioning mechanism in left and right directions in accordance with a numeric order of the x-coordinates; and controlling end user selection of the selectable map elements via the positioning mechanism in up and down directions in accordance with a numeric order of the y-coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Reaearch In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Tatiana Kalougina, Shaul Wisebourt, Peter John Devenyi, Jesse Joseph Boudreau, Eric Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120108275
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerhard D. KLASSEN, Shaul WISEBOURT
  • Patent number: 8116739
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20100105360
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerhard D. KLASSEN, Shaul WISEBOURT
  • Patent number: 7672663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20090179859
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device has a keypad that includes a plurality of different character sets selectively illuminable thereon. Different types of light and different mechanisms for delivering light provide the selective illumination of a particular character set. When a particular character set is illuminated, a corresponding character lookup table is active on the handheld electronic device whereby the processor determines the particular character or characters that were intended in an actuation of a key of the keypad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Shaul Wisebourt, David Bajar, Steven Henry Fyke, Ian Robertson
  • Publication number: 20080307305
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Patent number: 7430409
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20080146149
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a status of a handheld electronic device to another electronic device, that method includes initiating on the handheld electronic device a routine that employs a network to determine the status, transmitting the status from the handheld electronic device to one of the one or more networks, and transmitting the status from the one of the one or more networks to the another electronic device. Once the other electronic device receives the status of the handheld electronic device, the electronic device can determine a form of communication for communicating with the handheld electronic device based on the handheld electronic device's status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20070257933
    Abstract: There is provided a method of changing a theme for a user interface of a computer system comprising receiving an identification of an image with which to define a color palette of a theme for rendering elements of a user interface on a color display of the computer system; analysing the image to determine at least one predominant color; and defining the color palette in response to the analysis. The image may comprise a background image selected by a user for display by the computer system. Dynamic generation of the color palette matches the user interface to colors to provide flexible and appealing themes. A computer readable memory having recorded thereon instructions to carry out this method is also provided, as well as a device comprising such memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt, Lawrence Kuhl
  • Publication number: 20070256026
    Abstract: One illustrative method for use in controlling user interface operation of a communication device when visually displaying a map involves the steps of causing a viewable map region of the map to be visually displayed in a display, the viewable map region having a plurality of selectable map elements; maintaining a list of element identifiers which includes element identifiers corresponding to the selectable map elements in the viewable map region, each element identifier being associated with a pair of x, y coordinates for visual display; controlling end user selection of the selectable map elements via a positioning mechanism in left and right directions in accordance with a numeric order of the x-coordinates; controlling end user selection of the selectable map elements via the positioning mechanism in up and down directions in accordance with a numeric order of the y-coordinates; and repeating the acts of causing, maintaining, and controlling for a next viewable map region of the map having a next pluralit
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Tatiana Kalougina, Shaul Wisebourt, Peter Devenyi, Jesse Boudreau, Eric Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070184855
    Abstract: A method for visually representing information on a display of a portable electronic device includes receiving location coordinates from at least one other portable electronic device, plotting a visual identifier on a map and displaying the map on the display of the portable electronic device. The position of the visual identifier corresponds to the location coordinates received from the at least one other portable electronic device, which correspond to an actual location of the at least one other portable electronic device. The appearance of the visual identifier is selected to depict the status of the user of the at least one other portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt, Samer Fahmy
  • Publication number: 20070173267
    Abstract: A computer readable medium, method and user device for a user interface functionality for SMS and SMS-like message conversations is provided. A group of individual SMS messages is treated as a single entity by the SMS conversation UI, the SMS conversation history UI saves space by including the SMS editor within the conversation history panel, and displays a pop-up display with useful information regarding the SMS message being edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Lawrence Kuhl, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20060286968
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for representing a conversation of related messages is provided. In a message collection user interface for displaying messages sent and received by a communications device, a dynamic session placeholder is used for a respective conversation of related messages. The message collection user interface is displayed including any dynamic session placeholders in the list of messages. As messages from the conversation are occasioned, the dynamic session placeholder is updated. When the message collection is displayed, it is displayed in accordance with the updated session placeholder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Research in Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20060288107
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for conducting at least two concurrent conversation sessions is provided whereby a user may quickly switch between sessions. A graphical user interface may be provided comprising a first portion for conducting a first communication session and a second portion for immediately invoking a switch to a second communication session. In operation, the first portion of the graphical user interface is switched to immediately conduct said second communication session in response to a user input to invoke the switch. The second component can display notifications for concurrent session activities and a particular notification selected by a user to invoke the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Shaul Wisebourt
  • Publication number: 20060128404
    Abstract: A computer readable medium, method and user device for a user interface functionality for SMS and SMS-like message conversations is provided. A group of individual SMS messages is treated as a single entity by the SMS conversation UI, the SMS conversation history UI saves space by including the SMS editor within the conversation history panel, and displays a pop-up display with useful information regarding the SMS message being edited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Gerhard Klassen, Lawrence Kuhl, Shaul Wisebourt