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Inventor:
Hardy; Michael Thomas
Address:
Waterloo, CA
No. of patents:
20
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8577982 Method and apparatus for efficiently managing "messages sent" file and resending of messages fro November 5, 2013
An enhanced email system incorporating mobile wireless communication devices includes program logic for efficiently managing (i.e., at least partially synchronizing) "messages sent" files in the mobile device and in a related message server. The exemplary program logic also more effi
8286089 Representing new messages on a communication device October 9, 2012
There is provided a method of representing new email messages on a communication device having a display. This method comprises setting a new message flag when an email message is received by the device; and displaying a new message indicator on the display when the new message flag
8284633 Electronic device and method providing activation of an improved bedtime mode of operation October 9, 2012
An improved electronic device and method provide an improved clock feature that includes a BEDTIME mode that is initiated by execution of a BEDTIME mode routine. The BEDTIME mode comprises a number of features that are conducive to sleep by performing operations that minimize distrac
8255001 Expedited communication key system and method August 28, 2012
A method of performing expedited communication functions on a mobile device includes monitoring the duration-of key press on a keyboard of the mobile device and determining if the monitored duration of the key press is greater than a threshold duration. If the monitored duration of the
8234347 Method and apparatus for efficiently managing "messages sent" file and resending of messages fro July 31, 2012
An enhanced email system incorporating mobile wireless communication devices includes program logic for efficiently managing (i.e., at least partially synchronizing) "messages sent" files in the mobile device and in a related message server. The exemplary program logic also more effi
8204521 System and method for acknowledging calendar appointments using a mobile device June 19, 2012
A system and method are provided for communicating calendar appointment acknowledgements to a sender from a recipient device, in particular a mobile communication device capable of receiving SMS messages. The sender creates a calendar object comprising calendar event data, designates a
8180841 System for facilitating thread-based message prioritization May 15, 2012
To perform thread-based message prioritization, metadata may be extracted from a received electronic message. Based on the extracted message metadata and accumulated metadata extracted from previously received messages, a message thread to which the received electronic message belong
8176136 Schedulable e-mail filters May 8, 2012
An e-mail filter may be associated with a schedule defining a recurrent active time period. As such, some e-mail filters may be active at specific times of day and on specific days of the week and inactive the rest of the time. Before applying any filters, the current time is determi
8156187 Searching for electronic mail (email) messages with attachments at a wireless communication devi April 10, 2012
A set of email messages is received at a wireless communication device. Each of the email messages has at least one attachment. For each attachment, an indicator of whether any content of the attachment has been presented at the wireless communication device (e.g. displayed on a disp
8131803 System and method for integrating an address book with an instant messaging application in a mob March 6, 2012
A system for integrating an address book application with an instant messaging application in a mobile station is provided. An instant messaging database may be used to store instant messaging data, the instant messaging data including instant messaging contacts and instant messaging
8099467 System, method, and user interface for searching for messages with attachments on a mobile devic January 17, 2012
Embodiments of a system, method, and user interface for searching for messages with attachments on mobile devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a messaging application is programmed such that, in operation, a user is presented with a search screen in which the user may define sea
8005496 System and method for interrupt control on a handheld device August 23, 2011
An interrupt message is sent over one of a plurality of transport mediums from a first mobile device to a second mobile device. The interrupt message may include a first mobile device identifier associated with a transport medium that is independent of the plurality of transport medi
8001203 Schedulable e-mail filters August 16, 2011
An e-mail filter may be associated with a schedule defining a recurrent active time period. As such, some e-mail filters may be active at specific times of day and on specific days of the week and inactive the rest of the time. Before applying any filters, the current time is determi
7966323 Enabling category-based filtering June 21, 2011
A category may be associated, in a personal information manager (PIM) application, with a data item by associating a category pattern with the data item. Where the PIM application already associates keyword patterns with data items for enabling keyword searching, the category pattern may
7930358 Method and apparatus for efficiently managing "messages sent" file and resending of messages fro April 19, 2011
An enhanced email system incorporating mobile wireless communication devices includes program logic for efficiently managing (i.e., at least partially synchronizing) "messages sent" files in the mobile device and in a related message server. The exemplary program logic also more effi
7881243 Method and apparatus capable of unified multi-transport message handling February 1, 2011
Upon obtaining a message object that specifies a plurality of destination addresses, a multi-transport client selects a candidate destination address from among the plurality of destination addresses, determines the transport associated with the candidate destination address and arranges
7761523 Schedulable e-mail filters July 20, 2010
An e-mail filter may be associated with a schedule defining a recurrent active time period. As such, some e-mail filters may be active at specific times of day and on specific days of the week and inactive the rest of the time. Before applying any filters, the current time is determi
7752279 System for facilitating thread-based message prioritization July 6, 2010
To perform thread-based message prioritization, metadata may be extracted from a received electronic message. Based on the extracted message metadata and accumulated metadata extracted from previously received messages, a message thread to which the received electronic message belong
7536206 Expedited communication key system and method May 19, 2009
A method of performing expedited communication functions on a mobile device includes monitoring the duration-of key press on a keyboard of the mobile device and determining if the monitored duration of the key press is greater than a threshold duration. If the monitored duration of the
7418265 System and method for interrupt control on a handheld device August 26, 2008
An interrupt message is sent over one of a plurality of transport mediums from a first mobile device to a second mobile device. The interrupt message may include a first mobile device identifier associated with a transport medium that is independent of the plurality of transport medi










 
 
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