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Daniel Bricklin, William T Lynch, John Friend: Method and apparatus for entering and manipulating spreadsheet cell data. Compaq Computer Corporation, Jeffrey H Ingerman, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, February 10, 1998: US05717939 (232 worldwide citation)

A method for entering and manipulating spreadsheet cell data is described. The present invention provides a method for determining the target cell for written information and for scaling the information to fit within the boundaries of the target cell. A multi-tiered character recognition scheme is u ...


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John Friend, Michael Belshe, Roger Collins, Mike Bennett: System and method for full wireless synchronization of a data processing apparatus with a messaging system. Good Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 10, 2007: US07243163 (179 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed in which a data processing device is completely synchronized with a messaging service. One embodiment of the system comprises a wireless data processing device; a messaging service to maintain messages and other information on behalf of a user; and synchronization logic for mai ...


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John Friend, Michael Belshe, David Hoffman: System and method for providing provisioning and upgrade services for a wireless device. Motorola Mobility, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 14, 2011: US07962622 (145 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a system is disclosed. The system includes a wireless data processing device, a messaging service to maintain data objects on behalf of a user, and a data center, coupled to the wireless device and the messaging service. The data center establishes a plurality of routing connectio ...


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Sanjiv Maurya, Benson Wei Ming Tse, Frank VanZile, Larry Dean Bonham, Phil Peterson, John Friend: Method and system for distributing and updating software in wireless devices. Good Technology, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 20, 2010: US07702322 (134 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a message indicating that updates are available for a wireless device. The method further includes assigning a software policy for the wireless device, and based on the software policy, transmitting a notification to the wireless device indicating ...


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John Friend, Roger Collins, Mike Bennett: Apparatus and method for conserving bandwidth by batch processing data transactions. Good Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 26, 2006: US07155483 (94 worldwide citation)

A system is described in which, under certain conditions, a wireless data processing apparatus and/or the service to which the apparatus communicates, will enter a batch processing mode. Under the batch processing mode, the apparatus and/or service will combine a series of message transactions (e.g. ...


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Daniel Bricklin, William T Lynch, John Friend: Method and apparatus for entering and manipulating spreadsheet cell data. Compaq Computer Corporation, Jeffrey H Ingerman, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, December 8, 1998: US05848187 (88 worldwide citation)

A method for entering and manipulating spreadsheet cell data is described. The present invention provides a method for determining the target cell for written information and for scaling the information to fit within the boundaries of the target cell. A multi-tiered character recognition scheme is u ...


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John Friend, Michael Belshe, Roger Collins, Mike Bennett: System and method for full wireless synchronization of a data processing apparatus with a messaging system. Good Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 23, 2007: US07287097 (74 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed in which a data processing device is completely synchronized with a messaging service. One embodiment of the system comprises a wireless data processing device; a messaging service to maintain messages and other information on behalf of a user; and synchronization logic for mai ...


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John Friend: Auto font magnification mechanism. Good Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 7, 2006: US06995749 (67 worldwide citation)

According to one embodiment, a handheld device is disclosed. The handheld device includes a housing, a display mounted within the housing, and a font magnification mechanism. The font magnification mechanism automatically magnifies a font being displayed on the display to a larger font whenever the ...


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John Friend, Mike Freedman, Dan Bricklin: Input device with deferred translation. Compaq Computer Corporation, Jeffrey H Ingerman, Fish & Neave, October 3, 1995: US05455901 (64 worldwide citation)

Improved data entry for handwriting entry computer systems, including "delayed translation" of written strokes, is provided. After a user has entered data into a handwriting entry computer system, the writing is associated with a target field or object. In one embodiment of the invention, a translat ...


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John Friend: Input device with data targeting to determine an entry field for a block of stroke data. Compaq Computer Corporation, Jeffrey H Ingerman, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, July 29, 1997: US05652806 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved method for targeting in a computer system. A block of data is identified by analyzing strokes of writing to determine if a current stroke is to be associated with an existing block of data or with a new block of data. Displacement in the X direction and Y d ...