Patents by Inventor Terrill Mark Dent

Terrill Mark Dent 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: 10139994
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for generating and publishing multi-media information associated with actions performed on a mobile communication device. A publishing application monitors actions performed on the mobile communication device and enables selection of at least one of the actions. Content associated with selected actions may be stored and data associated with at least one of the selected actions and the content associated with at least one selected action may be extracted. The multi-media information may be displayed on a graphical user interface in a pre-selected format, such as a chronologically arranged list. Users may preview and modify the multi-media information before publication through a pre-selected communication service. The multi-media information may be published by selecting an icon, including an image identifying the pre-selected communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9773264
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for providing composite user interface controls and a library or online storefront for same. In one aspect, there is provided a method for a client computer of sharing a custom control, comprising: receiving by a browser an encrypted custom control comprising a number of user interface elements which are positioned in a specified manner with respect to each other, wherein each of the user interface elements has one or more properties; receiving by the browser a decryption key; and decrypting by the browser the encrypted custom control using the decryption key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu, Ryan Gregory Wood, Spencer William Bloom, Sandra Marcela Kupfer
  • Patent number: 9740389
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising: receiving character data from the remote device in response to a user applying the character data to a displayed target; and supplying the character data to one of a plurality of components executable on a processor of a device based on one or more characters in the character data. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9736218
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving character data from the remote device following a selection of character data for application to a target; and determining, based on one or more characters in the character data, one or more components executable on the processor for supplying the character data thereto. A device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Jason Tyler Griffin
  • Patent number: 9519145
    Abstract: A mobile device, system and method for controlling a heads-up display device is provided. A mobile device is in communication with a heads-up display (HUD) device. The mobile device is enabled to: transmit a portion of display data to the HUD device for display thereupon, rather than provide the portion to a display of the mobile device; and display a remaining portion of the display data at the display. The HUD device is enabled to: receive from the mobile device the display data for display at the HUD; display the data at the HUD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9432319
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for automatically generating distribution lists are provided. In response to receiving, using a communication interface of a device comprising a processor and the communication interface, a message comprising a given identifier, a distribution list is automatically generated at the processor, the distribution list comprising at least one network address associated with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Terrill Mark Dent, Gregory Robertson Bentz
  • Patent number: 9401917
    Abstract: A method executed on a first electronic device for accessing an application server on a second electronic device includes receiving a cache manifest for an application, the cache manifest identifying a resource item that can be pre-cached on the first electronic device, pre-caching the resource item as a cached resource item in a cache memory of the first electronic device prior to launching an application client on the first electronic device. The method further includes, upon launching the application client on the first electronic device, retrieving data from the application server, wherein the data includes content and a reference to the resource item, obtaining, from the cache memory, the cached resource item that corresponds to the resource item, and displaying an output based upon the content and the cached resource item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Herbert Anthony Little, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Publication number: 20160202944
    Abstract: A mobile device, system and method for controlling a heads-up display device is provided. A mobile device is in communication with a heads-up display (HUD) device. The mobile device is enabled to: transmit a portion of display data to the HUD device for display thereupon, rather than provide the portion to a display of the mobile device; and display a remaining portion of the display data at the display. The HUD device is enabled to: receive from the mobile device the display data for display at the HUD; display the data at the HUD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventor: Terrill Mark DENT
  • Patent number: 9323057
    Abstract: A mobile device, system and method for controlling a heads-up display device is provided. A mobile device is in communication with a heads-up display (HUD) device. The mobile device is enabled to: transmit a portion of display data to the HUD device for display thereupon, rather than provide the portion to a display of the mobile device; and display a remaining portion of the display data at the display. The HUD device is enabled to: receive from the mobile device the display data for display at the HUD; display the data at the HUD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9317485
    Abstract: An electronic device or system and method are provided for selectively normalizing or modifying content element attributes that are defined using absolute values, such as absolute font sizes expressed in length measurements such as points and pixels. A document containing structured content, such as an HTML-formatted email message or webpage, is obtained. When any such content element attributes are included with the document, a determination is made whether those attributes can be changed for that document. The determination may be dependent on the complexity of the structured document. If so, the absolute values are converted to relative values, and the document is subsequently rendered for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Terrill Mark Dent, Ryan Gregory Wood
  • Publication number: 20160034124
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for generating and publishing multi-media information associated with actions performed on a mobile communication device. A publishing application monitors actions performed on the mobile communication device and enables selection of at least one of the actions. Content associated with selected actions may be stored and data associated with at least one of the selected actions and the content associated with at least one selected action may be extracted. The multi-media information may be displayed on a graphical user interface in a pre-selected format, such as a chronologically arranged list. Users may preview and modify the multi-media information before publication through a pre-selected communication service. The multi-media information may be published by selecting an icon, including an image identifying the pre-selected communication service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9191433
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for generating and publishing multi-media information associated with actions performed on a mobile communication device. A publishing application monitors actions performed on the mobile communication device and enables selection of at least one of the actions. Content associated with selected actions may be stored and data associated with at least one of the selected actions and the content associated with at least one selected action may be extracted. The multi-media information may be displayed on a graphical user interface in a pre-selected format, such as a chronologically arranged list. Users may preview and modify the multi-media information before publication through a pre-selected communication service. The multi-media information may be published by selecting an icon, including an image identifying the pre-selected communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9176940
    Abstract: A method for an electronic device having an input device and a display, including, displaying a block of text within a text editing application, displaying, in proximity of the block of text, an alignment control interface after a precondition is met, detecting a dragging motion associated with the alignment control interface, modifying an alignment of the block of text based, at least in part, on the detected dragging motion, detecting an end of the dragging motion, and, displaying, in a predetermined position associated with the alignment of the block of text, the alignment control interface. An electronic device including a display, an input device, a memory, and a processor, the processor being configured to execute the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9177189
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for transferring data to a mobile device through animated barcodes. The mobile device scans, with a barcode reader, at least a first barcode and then scans at least a second barcode, whereby the barcodes are shown on a display. The display is in an open-loop relationship with the mobile device. The mobile device decodes the at least first and second barcodes to extract a first data portion and an associated first sequence identification, and a second data portion and an associated second sequence identification. The mobile device combines the first and second data portions according to the associated sequence identifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher O'Byrne Saunders, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Patent number: 9164649
    Abstract: An electronic computing device can be configured to act as a text-entry device and a cursor control device for a second device. The first device can include a touch-sensitive display capable of receiving text inputs and cursor inputs for controlling operations performed on the second device which is communicatively coupled to the first device. The first device can be configured such that selection of a field displayed by the second device can cause information such as text from a focus field to be displayed by the first device. The second device can be configured to send information pertaining to the focus field to the first device. The information can include a warning that the maximum length of input for the focus field has been, or is about to be, exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Terrill Mark Dent, Ryan Gregory Wood, Kalu Onuka Kalu
  • Patent number: 9158518
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Web-based integrated development environment and graphical user interface for real-time collaborative application development which uses a connected device. Changes made to an application within the application development tool are applied to a connected mobile device in real-time or near real-time application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Terrill Mark Dent, Kalu Onuka Kalu
  • Patent number: 9003330
    Abstract: There is disclosed a user interface for selecting a photo tag. In an embodiment, the user interface embodies a method of selecting a photo tag for a tagged photo, comprising: providing a tag entry field for entering a photo tag; in dependence upon a string entered by a user, displaying in a matching tag list any tags from one or more selected tag sources matching the entered string. The method may further comprise displaying a tag type for each tag appearing in the matching tag list. The method may further comprise allowing user selection of a tag in the matching tag list to complete the tag entry field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen Brown, Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Terrill Mark Dent
  • Publication number: 20140357242
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for generating and publishing multi-media information associated with actions performed on a mobile communication device. A publishing application monitors actions performed on the mobile communication device and enables selection of at least one of the actions. Content associated with selected actions may be stored and data associated with at least one of the selected actions and the content associated with at least one selected action may be extracted. The multi-media information may be displayed on a graphical user interface in a pre-selected format, such as a chronologically arranged list. Users may preview and modify the multi-media information before publication through a pre-selected communication service. The multi-media information may be published by selecting an icon, including an image identifying the pre-selected communication service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich KLASSEN, Terrill Mark DENT
  • Publication number: 20140324962
    Abstract: A method of generating a display object is provided, the method comprising operating a first processor comprised within a first device to: execute an application; generate an display object associated with the application; output the active display object on the first device; transmit the display object to a second device for output by the second device; and receive user input to the application via the display object output on the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Mathias LEWIN, Leif Fredrik ADEMAR, Terrill Mark DENT, Michael Stephen BROWN
  • Publication number: 20140325383
    Abstract: A method is described. The method comprising the steps of receiving character data from the remote device following a selection of character data for application to a target; and determining, based on one or more characters in the character data, one or more components executable on the processor for supplying the character data thereto. A device is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Michael Stephen BROWN, Terrill Mark DENT, Dan Zacharias GÄRDENFORS, Jason Tyler GRIFFIN