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Robert J Lowles, James A Robinson, Ken Wu: System and method of integrating a touchscreen within an LCD. Research In Motion, Ridout & Maybee, June 17, 2008: US07388571 (42 worldwide citation)

A touchscreen liquid crystal display that includes a liquid crystal display including a viewing surface, a liquid crystal area containing liquid crystal located behind the viewing surface, a plurality of spaced apart elongate first electrodes located on a viewing surface side of the liquid crystal a ...


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William Stacy, Robert J Lowles: Touch-sensitive display method and apparatus. BlackBerry, Steven M Greenberg Esq, Gary Monka Esq, CRGO Law, August 25, 2015: US09116569 (36 worldwide citation)

A portable electronic device comprises at least one force sensor configured to generate a force signal based at least in part on a force applied to a touch-sensitive display and a processor configured to receive the force signal and to provide a feedback signal when the force exceeds a force thresho ...


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Robert J Lowles, Edward Hui, David Mak Fan: Headset with multi-button control for a mobile communication device. Research In Motion, Cantor Colburn, July 19, 2011: US07983722 (27 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed at a headset for a mobile communication device having a multi-button control and is implemented with a standard headset jack. The multi-button control is decoded by a microprocessor after which an encoded signal is then transmitted from the processor to the handset. In this ...


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Robert J Lowles: Shared light pipe for a message indicator and light sensor. Research In Motion, Perry Currier, April 1, 2008: US07352930 (25 worldwide citation)

A shared light pipe is set forth for transmitting light generated by a message waiting LED in a mobile communication device, in one direction, and transmitting ambient or surrounding light, in an opposite direction, to a light sensor for controlling a display backlight of the device. The light pipe ...


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Jacek S Idzik, Robert J Lowles: Light assisted keyboard for mobile communication device. Research In Motion, Borden Ladner Gervais, Jeffrey W Wong, February 2, 2010: US07655901 (20 worldwide citation)

A mobile communication device having a keyboard with a set of keys representing alpha-numeric characters, the keyboard comprising a light source, located within said mobile communication device; for providing a light; a set of sensors, associated with said keys, for sensing an amount of said light i ...


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Conrad Aleksander Kreek, Jerry Mailloux, Ahmed Hashi, James Robinson, Ken Wu, Robert J Lowles, Andrew Bocking, Dale Brubacher Cressman, Bruce Winter: Automatic screen and keypad brightness adjustment on a mobile handheld electronic device. Research In Motion, Perry Currier, Stephen J Perry, April 20, 2010: US07701434 (18 worldwide citation)

A method is set forth for automatically adjusting screen and keypad brightness on a mobile electronic device having a light sensor, display screen and keypad, for optimum legibility under varying lighting conditions, with minimal eye strain and distraction to the user. The method includes obtaining ...


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Robert J Lowles, James A Robinson: Light source system for a color flat panel display. Research In Motion, Jones Day, Krishna K Pathiyal, Robert C Liang, November 22, 2005: US06967657 (17 worldwide citation)

A system for operating a color flat panel display (FPD) is provided that includes a color FPD, a rear light source, and a display processing device. The color FPD has an adjustable color depth and is configured to reflect ambient light. The light source transmits light through the bottom surface of ...


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Robert J Lowles, Jason T Griffin, Michael S Brown: Systems and methods of building and using custom word lists. Research In Motion, Jones Day, Krishna K Pathiyal, Robert C Liang, January 19, 2010: US07650348 (16 worldwide citation)

Standard word lists that are often used for such operations as predictive text, spell checking, and word completion are based on general linguistic data that might not accurately reflect actual text usage patterns of particular users. Systems and methods of building and using a custom word list for ...


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Steven Carkner, Robert J Lowles, Kent Nickerson, Carl Schaaff: Power supply system for a packet-switched radio transmitter. Research In Motion, Jones Day, Krishna Pathiyal, Robert Liang, February 15, 2005: US06856654 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is disclosed which allow a limited energy source (such as a low voltage battery stack or a low current computer auxiliary device power connection) to charge a high performance capacitive device, which in turn powers a low duty-cycle, high power load circuit (such as a packet- ...


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Robert J Lowles, Marc A Drader, James Robinson: Dual-function light guide for LCD backlight. Research In Motion, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, October 2, 2012: US08279158 (10 worldwide citation)

A portable computing device includes a housing having an external surface, and an event notifier, a display device, and a light controller disposed within the housing. The event notifier includes an event notification lamp, and a light conduit terminating at the external surface for conveying light ...