Patents by Inventor William Castell

William Castell 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: 20080109521
    Abstract: A scheme for message folder synchronization. In one embodiment, a method may comprise: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server for a user; storing the message in a first folder of a first folder system associated with the user at the messaging server; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device indicating that the message has been moved from a first folder at the mobile data communication device to a second folder of a second folder system associated with the user at the mobile data communication device; and responsive to the status signal, moving the message from the first folder of the first folder system at the messaging server to a second folder thereat corresponding to the second folder of the second folder system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Vander Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20080052365
    Abstract: A scheme for message status indication. One embodiment of a method comprises one or more of the following: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server for a user having a mail address thereat, the message being displayable on a computer for the user with a status indicator icon associated therewith, wherein the message is received from a sending party that has requested a read receipt indication; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device indicating that the message has been read at the mobile data communication device; altering the status indicator icon associated with the message on the computer responsive to the status signal; and forwarding a read receipt indication to the sending party.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Vander Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20080051141
    Abstract: A message status synchronization scheme. In one embodiment, a method may comprise: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server from a sender for a user having a mail address thereat, the message being displayable on a computer for the user with a status indicator icon associated therewith; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; upon receiving a reply message from the mobile data communication, configuring address information associated with the reply message and transmitting the reply message to the sending entity with the user's mail address as its originating address; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device indicating that the message has been replied to on the mobile data communication device; and altering the status indicator icon associated with the message on the computer responsive to the status signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: Tabitha FERGUSON, Barry LINKERT, Raymond VANDER VEEN, William CASTELL, Mihal LAZARIDIS, Gary MOUSSEAU
  • Publication number: 20080045268
    Abstract: A message status synchronization scheme. In one embodiment, a method may comprise: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server for a user having a mail address thereat, the message being displayable on a computer for the user with a status indicator icon associated therewith; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device indicating that the message has been deleted on the mobile data communication device; and altering the status indicator icon associated with the message on the computer responsive to the status signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Vander Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis, Gary Mousseau
  • Publication number: 20080046534
    Abstract: A scheme for message status indicator synchronization operable with a mobile data communication device. An embodiment comprises one or more of the following: upon receiving a message over a wireless network for a user, determining that the message is a redirected message facilitated by a redirector component associated with a messaging server for the user having a mail address thereat, wherein the determining is based on verifying a redirection flag associated with the message; presenting at least a portion of the message to the user; generating a status signal responsive to a change in the message's status upon the presenting; and transmitting the status signal to the redirector component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20080043694
    Abstract: A scheme for message status indicator synchronization. An embodiment comprises one or more of the following: automatically detecting arrival of a message at a messaging server for a user having a mail address thereat, the message being displayable on a computer for the user with a status indicator icon associated therewith; processing at least a portion of an instance of the message for transmission to the user's mobile data communication device over a wireless network; receiving a status signal from the mobile data communication device; and altering the status indicator icon associated with the message on the computer responsive to the status signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20080008163
    Abstract: A unified messaging system, method and user interface is provided for a handheld mobile communication device. The method may include the following steps: (a) receiving a notification signal at the wireless device via the wireless data channel indicating that the unified messaging system received and stored a voice mail message intended for a user of the wireless device; (b) transmitting a command signal from the wireless device to the unified messaging system via the wireless data channel, the command signal including a message retrieval command; (c) receiving via the wireless voice channel a voice call initiated by a voice mail system component of the unified messaging system in response to the message retrieval command transmitted from the wireless device; and (d) receiving the voice mail message from the unified messaging system via the wireless voice channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: William Castell, Gary Mousseau, Mihal Lazaridis
  • Publication number: 20070088786
    Abstract: At a wireless communication device having memory storing multiple sets of electronic mail (email) messages, each of the sets of email messages having been received via a distinct email service account, multiple selectable icons are displayed. Each icon is for invoking a computer program for presenting a distinct one of the sets of email messages at the wireless communication device upon its selection. Each icon may include or be limited to a textual component which may identify the relevant email service and may indicate a number of unread messages. The icon may be automatically downloaded to the device from a remote location based on a specified network address, such as a uniform resource locator (URL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Hardy, Andrew Bocking, Ronald Zinn, William Castell, Bryan Hurren
  • Publication number: 20070027956
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing congestion in wireless communication systems is provided. An unsolicited message reduction system includes a message detector and an all points bulletin (APB) generator. The message detector applies predefined filtering rules to identify and act upon unsolicited email messages to reduce the total number of transmissions in the wireless communication system. The filtering rules include global and user rules, with the global rules normally having precedence over user rules. The APB generator allows messages to be sent wireless mobile communication devices through direct wireless messages instead of through email messages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: William Castell, Allan Lewis, Tabitha Ferguson, Bill Yuan, Ian Patterson
  • Publication number: 20060095525
    Abstract: A system and method of pushing user-selected data items from a host system to a user's mobile data communication device upon detecting the occurrence of one or more user-defined event triggers is provided. The user may then move (or file) the data items to a particular folder within a folder hierarchy stored in the mobile data communication device, or may execute some other system operation on the data item. Software operating at the mobile device and the host system then synchronizes the folder hierarchy of the mobile device with a folder hierarchy of the host system, and any actions executed on the data items at the mobile device are then automatically replicated on the same data items stored at the host system, thus eliminating the need for the user to manually replicate actions at the host system that have been executed at the mobile data communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Mousseau, Tabitha Ferguson, Barry Linkert, Raymond Veen, William Castell, Mihal Lazaridis