Instrumentation And Component Modeling (e.g., Interactive Control Panel, Virtual Device) Patents (Class 715/771)
  • Patent number: 9692430
    Abstract: A frequency adjustment device 10 includes an operation unit 14 that inputs data for a first minimum value and a first maximum value indicating a target range of a characteristic value, a fine adjustment mark display unit 24 that displays a frequency value with a first mark for fine adjustment at a position relative to a first axis which extends from a first minimum value to a first maximum value, a coarse adjustment mark display unit 22 that displays the frequency value with a second mark for coarse adjustment at a position relative to a second axis which extends from a second minimum value to a second maximum value, and a medium adjustment mark display unit 23 that displays the frequency value with a third mark for medium adjustment at a position relative to a third axis which extends from a third minimum value to a third maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiichi Yoshitomi
  • Patent number: 9690883
    Abstract: Various disclosed embodiments include a method for integrating material assignments between a computer-aided design (CAD) system and a product data management (PDM) or product lifecycle management (PLM) system, the method performed by a data processing system and comprising accessing a designed part in the CAD system, wherein the designed part includes one or more geometric entity objects. The method also comprising assigning one or more assignment objects from the PDM system to each of the one or more geometric entity objects. The method further comprising associating one or more material objects from the PDM system with the one or more assignment objects, wherein the one or more material objects identify one or more materials identified from the designed part. The method comprising generating a design object in the PDM system representing the designed part based on the one or more assignment objects and the one or more material objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC.
    Inventors: Sivarama Nalluri, Satyanarayana Guduru, Raymond Kok, Sunil Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9684372
    Abstract: A system and method for human computer interaction (HCI), may acquire image data, determine an interaction intended to be conducted by a user based on various gestures and poses of the user detected from the image data, and perform an operation and/or function which is displayed on a display of a display unit, in response to a result of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Xun, Chen Maolin
  • Patent number: 9674642
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for real-time monitoring of operating condition at an infrastructure. The method comprises receiving data from one or more sensors wherein the data is associated with monitoring parameters of the infrastructure like environment condition, operator health condition and working condition of the infrastructure. The data is received by one or more mobile devices associated with one or more operators of the infrastructure. Based on the received data, the each of the mobile devices detects status of the operating condition of the infrastructure. The status is either safe or unsafe. The mobile device receives input from each of the one or more operators if there is any modification in the detected status. Based on the received input the detected status is updated. The mobile device provides one or more measures associated with the one or more monitoring parameters based on the updated status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Puneet Singh, Sunil Bhat
  • Patent number: 9665549
    Abstract: Systems and methods for customizing electronic documents based on use patterns are provided. A computer implemented method for customizing an electronic document, comprises automatically monitoring an interaction of a user with the document on an electronic device for reading the document to determine an area of interest of the document, determining the area of interest based on the user interaction, and altering cumulatively at least one of the appearance or behavior of the document on the electronic device at the area of interest, wherein the cumulative alteration is a function of a variable measure of the user interaction over a range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, James R. Kozloski, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9652570
    Abstract: Implementing a system-on-chip (SOC) design specified as a high level programming language (HLL) application may include querying, using a computer, a platform description to determine an available interface of a platform for a target integrated circuit and generating, using the computer, hardware for a function of the HLL application marked for hardware acceleration and hardware coupling the marked function with the available interface of the platform. Implementing the SOC design may also include modifying, using the computer, the HLL application with program code configured to access the generated hardware for the marked function and building, using the computer, the hardware and the software of the SOC design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Vinod K. Kathail, L. James Hwang, Sundararajarao Mohan, Jorge E. Carrillo, Hua Sun, Tom Shui, Yogesh L. Chobe
  • Patent number: 9645723
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for row and column navigation. In accordance with the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a user device executes an application program configured to present data in a user interface (“UI”). The user device can execute a navigation controller to detect touch events at the user device. The navigation controller can determine if touch events correspond to input for panning or scrolling the UIs and for implementing the requested panning or scrolling. The navigation controller can include functionality for providing a touch event handler to detect input for panning or scrolling the data and a UI scrolling manager that implements the requested panning or scrolling. The panning or scrolling can be tracked and the data, as modified in accordance with the tracked movement, can be presented to a user in a UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiung Chang, Shao-Yi Hung, Li-Hui Chen, Peng-Jen Chen, Hsin Hui Huang, Hung-Ju King
  • Patent number: 9639871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for content identification and search are described. Content is identified or represented by one or more moods conveyed by the content to viewers. Identified moods are assigned range areas corresponding to each mood. Range areas are assigned spans corresponding to the range areas. Assigned spans are digitized and stored for searching. Searches are initiated by users through the identification of one or more moods and corresponding identification spans within ranges corresponding to the ranges. Once a user has selected at least one search span, a search is performed by looking for content having identification spans that at least partially correspond to the selected search spans, with content being ordered or ranked based on the degree of overlap between the identification spans and the search spans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: APPERTURE INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: Jacquelyn Fuzell-Casey
  • Patent number: 9639083
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for programming workpiece feature inspection operations for a coordinate measuring machine. An editing environment is operated to display a 3-dimensional workpiece representation comprising a first surface feature of a workpiece. A first feature surface sampling pattern is created having at least one pattern parameter adjusted to correspond to a first surface feature of the workpiece. A corresponding representation of the sampling pattern includes operative sampling pattern locations located proximate to the first surface feature. User operations in the GUI further adjust pattern parameters of the sampling pattern. The further adjustment of the pattern parameters simultaneously affects a plurality of the sampling pattern locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Yeh-Wei Tseo, Dahai Yu
  • Patent number: 9613447
    Abstract: Data within a database are displayed to discover patterns of events in time-based data. A first display of a linear timeline indicating events within time-based data is provided. The linear timeline of the first display may be transformed into a second display to cluster the events within the time-based data, where the second display includes one or more from the group of a stacked linear timeline of the events, a polar (annular) timeline of the events, and a helical timeline of the events. Patterns of the events are revealed within the second display to identify event associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James L. Lentz, Jung W. Van, Yee Pin Yheng
  • Patent number: 9609114
    Abstract: A system for controlling at least one motorized window covering using wireless communication is presented. The system includes a wireless device which is wirelessly connected to wireless access point which is connected to a gateway which is wirelessly connected to at least one motorized window covering. The wireless device has a display and an application installed thereon. The application includes an interactive illustration of a window with a moveable bottom bar that extends there across and a plurality of actuation buttons. When a user actuates either the moveable bottom bar or any one of the actuation buttons, the wireless device transmits a control signal to any wirelessly connected motorized window covering instructing it to move in a directed manner. This system provides a convenient and easy to use system and method of controlling motorized window shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Willis Jay Mullet, Matthew Warren Kirkland
  • Patent number: 9565639
    Abstract: A wireless communications device and method for establishing a voltage threshold at which to turn off electronics of a wireless communications device includes determining a power threshold level at which a device is to be shut off when a battery of the device reaches or drops below the power threshold level. The determined power threshold level may be offset. The amount of power remaining for the battery in the communications device may be measured. The communication device may be shut off based on the offset power threshold level so as to preserve enough power for an emergency message to be generated and sent in the case of an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Amar Nath Ray, Carl M. Coppage, Lynne T. Greene
  • Patent number: 9532240
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes: a content server configured to accumulate a content; a wireless base station device configured to receive the content sent from the content server; a terminal device configured to receive the content wirelessly sent from the wireless base station device; and a monitoring control device configured to: control delivery of the content to the terminal device over the content server, and send to the terminal device, when a quality of experience (QoE) for a user utilizing the terminal device due to delivery of the content, the QoE being predicted in accordance with sending of a first delivery request for the content from the terminal device, does not meet a given condition, information on a clock time or a place in which a new predicted QoE meets the given condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshio Masuda, Norio Murakami, Huan Ho, Mitsuru Nakatsuji
  • Patent number: 9524482
    Abstract: A three dimensional virtual retail space representing a physical space for designing a retail store space layout is provided. A three dimensional virtual object representing at least one physical object for the retail space is provided. Input can be received from a virtual reality input interface for interacting with the virtual object in the virtual retail space. Based on the input, the virtual object can be placed in the virtual retail space. An updated video signal can be sent to a head mounted display that provides a three dimensional representation of the virtual object in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Yopp, Charles Pilon
  • Patent number: 9513789
    Abstract: A system for diagnosing and repairing vehicles is provided. An example apparatus includes a vehicle interface configured to transmit one or more instructions to an adaptor connected to a vehicle and retrieve an indication of one or more diagnostic trouble codes from the adaptor. The apparatus includes a communication module configured to transmit the diagnostic trouble codes to a remote server along with a user identifier or a vehicle identification number, and receive repair information from the remote server. The apparatus further includes a user interface configured to receive user requests for information and to display information regarding the adaptor, the vehicle information, the one or more diagnostic trouble codes, and/or the repair information. Finally, the apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to control the vehicle interface, the communication module, the user interface, and the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alldata LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Marshall, Jeffery W. Lagges
  • Patent number: 9488967
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) using knowledge encoded in BMS point lists are provided. In one aspect, a method for configuring a BEMS of a site is provided. The method includes the following steps. A knowledge base is derived from subject matter expertise. The knowledge base is used to extract one or more building characteristics from a point list of a building management system (BMS) that are not directly available from the BMS point list. The BEMS is configured using the one or more building characteristics extracted from the BMS point list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Niall Brady, Freddy Lecue, Anika Schumann, Olivier Verscheure
  • Patent number: 9488969
    Abstract: Techniques for configuring a Building Energy Management System (BEMS) using knowledge encoded in BMS point lists are provided. In one aspect, a method for configuring a BEMS of a site is provided. The method includes the following steps. A knowledge base is derived from subject matter expertise. The knowledge base is used to extract one or more building characteristics from a point list of a building management system (BMS) that are not directly available from the BMS point list. The BEMS is configured using the one or more building characteristics extracted from the BMS point list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Niall Brady, Freddy Lecue, Anika Schumann, Olivier Verscheure
  • Patent number: 9483086
    Abstract: Scale(s) on one or more axes may be displayed. The scale(s) may present a range of values associated with at least one business object attribute. Visual representation(s) of business object(s) may be displayed. The visual representation(s) may be positioned relative to the scale(s). Detail boxes corresponding to each visually represented business object may be displayed. Each detail box may present information about a corresponding business object. All detail boxes may be displayed. Information presented by the detail box(es) may be an image and/or text. The information presented by the detail box(es) may be interactive. Displaying or not displaying the detail box(es) may be toggled. The visual representation(s) of the business object(s) may be repositioned based on the toggling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Xuebo Liang, Isabelle Thore, Mohannad El-Jayousi, Rolan Abdukalykov, Alain Gauthier, Roy Ghorayeb, Vincent Lavoie
  • Patent number: 9477802
    Abstract: An executable circuit design is used to generate waveforms, from which behaviors of the circuit are captured. The behaviors and various combinations thereof can then be saved in a database, along with descriptions and other metadata about them, thereby generating a behavioral index of the circuit design code. Behavioral indexing of circuit designs allows a user to maintain an indexed behavior database, track changes in behaviors as the circuit design's executable description evolves, and figure out how the executable description can be reused in different projects. When applied to digital design development, it facilities the current design and verification effort, as well as design reuse down the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Wah Norris Ip, Rajeev Kumar Ranjan, Kathryn Drews Kranen, Beth C. Isaksen, Georgia Penido Safe
  • Patent number: 9471052
    Abstract: A method and device of controlling an industrial process. The method includes the steps of monitoring a plurality of values of at least one physical property of the industrial process to be controlled and determining whether the respective value of the at least one physical parameter deviates from a nominal value. Further, the method includes the step of displaying on a display screen, in chronological order, current state of the at least one physical property over time, which current state reflects the deviation of the respective value from the nominal value. Finally, the method includes the steps of providing on the display screen, when a user selects one of the current states, detailed information pertaining to the selected state and controlling the industrial process on the basis of the detailed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Susanne Timsjo, Saad Azhar, Hongyu Pei-Breivold
  • Patent number: 9472106
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing aircraft flight information and flight plan information are described. Specific techniques are described for managing flight data in real time, sharing flight data between a plurality of systems, dynamically managing flight information, generating flight plan information, providing flight plan information to a user, and closing flight plan discontinuities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Louis J. Bailey, Ryan D. Hale
  • Patent number: 9465891
    Abstract: A data visualization system and related methods may include generating a multi-dimensional graphical object, in which a tessellated arrangement of columns represents an underlying hierarchical data set. Parent-child relationships may be represented by adjacency of columns with respect to an X-Y plane. Magnitudes of underlying values and/or expressions may be represented by Z-axis heights of the columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Data Cocoon LLC
    Inventors: Martin Kagan, Gregory Houlding, Whitney Lee Kagan
  • Patent number: 9454136
    Abstract: A method of controlling an industrial system by a control system including a user interface having a main display arranged to provide a status view of at least a portion of the industrial system and a secondary display enabling user interaction with the industrial system and the main display. The method includes: receiving an alert concerning a status change in a part of the industrial system; displaying, on the secondary display, an alert object associated with the part of the industrial system generating the alert; detecting a selection of the alert object based on gesture-based user input; displaying the alert object on the main display; receiving an adjustment command of a parameter via gesture-based user input, the parameter being associated with the part of the industrial system generating the alert; adjusting the parameter based on the adjustment command; and controlling the part generating the alert based on the adjusted parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventor: Susanne Timsjo
  • Patent number: 9430929
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for providing a diagnosis of a system of a building are described herein. One method includes displaying a system of a building, wherein the display of the system includes an identification of a particular component of the system, identifying, within the display of the system, a number of components of the system related to the particular component, and identifying, within the display of the system, a relationship between the particular component and the number of components and a relative operational status of the particular component and the number of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad B. Beaulieu, Wendy Foslien, Henry Chen, Tom Plocher
  • Patent number: 9405432
    Abstract: Method, technology and system of user-controlled realistic 3D simulation and interaction are disclosed for providing realistic and enhanced digital object viewing and interaction experience with improved three dimensional (3D) visualization effects. A solution is provided to make available 3D-model/s carrying similar properties of real object, where performing user-controlled realistic interactions selected from extrusive interaction, intrusive interactions, time-bound changes based interaction and real environment mapping based interactions are made possible as per user choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Nitin Vats, Gaurav Vats
  • Patent number: 9384259
    Abstract: A content item categorizer system retrieves content items from Internet sources. If a retrieved content item includes sufficient information for traditional categorization methods, then the system assigns one or more categories to the content item using such traditional methods. The system creates a metadata model, based on information about traditionally-categorized content items, that maps at least hashtags from the content items to one or more content categories. When the system retrieves a sparse-info item that does not include sufficient information for traditional categorization, the system applies the metadata model to categorize the content item using at least hashtags in the sparse-info item. The metadata model may also include information indicating mappings between categories and coincidence of hashtags and additional content item attributes. Also, the metadata model may provide information for categorizing sparse-info items based on multiple hashtags in the sparse-info item metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo!
    Inventors: Mike Wexler, Brian Webb
  • Patent number: 9351641
    Abstract: A mobile processing device system for patient monitoring data acquisition includes a repository of information. The information associates a particular patient monitoring device type for displaying a particular patient parameter with a particular text label identifying the particular patient parameter. A portable processing device includes an imaging device for acquiring image data representing an image presenting patient parameter data from the particular patient monitoring device type. An image recognition processor, uses the information, for analyzing the image data to identify the particular text label identifying the particular patient parameter and a value of the particular patient parameter. An output processor communicates data representing the particular patient parameter and the value to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Neff
  • Patent number: 9355470
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, an interactive system employs sets of interior design guidelines. In an embodiment, the user begins by specifying the shape of a room and the set of furniture that must be arranged within it. The user then interactively moves furniture pieces. In response, the system suggests a set of furniture layouts that follow the interior design guidelines. The user can interactively select a suggestion and move any piece of furniture to modify the layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Paul Merrell, Vladlen Koltun, Eric Schkufza, Maneesh Agrawala
  • Patent number: 9335905
    Abstract: A system and machine-implemented method for visually providing feedback regarding a user selection are provided. The method includes receiving an indication of a user input with respect to a content item, wherein the input corresponds to a request to trigger one or more related actions for the content item, providing a visual indication in response to the request for display to the user, wherein the visual indication is provided in a first state showing that the request has been received, determining a status of the request, determining if the request is completed based on the status, updating the visual indication to a second state indicating the progress of the request based on the status if the request is not completed and providing the updated visual indication for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Neely Ainslie, Sebastien Vincent Gabriel
  • Patent number: 9311111
    Abstract: A language processing environment provides facilities for defining and using handle classes. A handle class is a class that always and only exists as a handle to stored data, yet that data is accessed in the same manner as with non-handle classes. The language processing environment provides syntax such that all values in the language are members of some class and all classes are defined using the same syntax. Methods and properties are supported on both handle and non-handle classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: The Mathworks, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Foti
  • Patent number: 9307105
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus combines a plurality of sub-movies representing operation procedures to be performed to perform maintenance on the image forming apparatus and plays the combined sub-movies sequentially as one movie. In response to stopping the movie being played, the image forming apparatus displays a replay mark for use to issue a command to replay the movie from the beginning of a sub-movie corresponding to a position where the movie is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9298943
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for controlling metadata associated with content on an electronic device that includes displaying interface screens for user entry of metadata control instructions, accepting user instructions, modifying metadata of applicable content, and associating the modified metadata with the applicable content. The system can export and/or store the applicable content along with modified metadata. The system can automatically modify metadata according to one or more profiles. Relevant profiles can be determined based on the export mechanism, destination or type of content. The system can add watermarks to indicate metadata modification. The system can display metadata for user modification. The content can include photos, videos or other content. The system can display metadata and geolocation indicators for each content item that indicate whether that item has associated metadata and geolocation information. The user can selectively modify meradata of selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Deacon Johnson
    Inventor: Deacon Johnson
  • Patent number: 9298879
    Abstract: Methods and systems for collecting and managing anesthesia perioperative data of a patient are provided. More particularly, a method of the present disclosure can include presenting a dashboard view of a user interface on a display of a computing device. The dashboard view can display a plurality of modules corresponding to the various perioperative periods of a procedure. In response to a user input, the method can access a module in the plurality of modules if it is determined that the user has access to the module, and can present a corresponding module interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Ellington, Robert O'Brien, James Hurst
  • Patent number: 9286803
    Abstract: An in-vehicle system and method for presenting an abstraction of available parking spaces proximate the vehicle, including information conveying the quantity and heading of the available spaces. The available parking information is presented in a format that can be understood at a glance, for use in making navigation decisions while cruising for an available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Mario Tippelhofer, Marco Antonio Lobato Fregoso, Heiko Maiwand, Trevor Shannon
  • Patent number: 9274610
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a display unit that displays a letter/character; a touch pressing input unit including a plurality of keys arrayed in a matrix; the touch pressing input unit allowing touch-inputting a letter/character corresponding to a key touched by a user's finger; the touch pressing input unit allowing pressing-inputting a letter/character corresponding to a key pressed; and a control unit that manages control to cause the letter/character input by the touch pressing input unit to be displayed on the display unit; the control unit managing control so that, if a key is touched and pressed at the touch pressing input unit with the user's finger, a letter/character corresponding to the key pressed is displayed on the display unit, and so that, if a key is touched and released without being pressed by the user's finger at the touch pressing input unit, a letter/character corresponding to a key displaced at a position from which the user's finger has been released is displayed on the display uni
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 9271027
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for operating an image display device that receives a signal from a pointing device includes receiving, from the pointing device, a pointing signal to display a pointer on a display of the image display device, and a selection signal, wherein the selection signal includes information regarding a command to perform an operation on the image display device, displaying, on the display, the pointer corresponding to the pointing signal, determining whether the pointer is displayed on a most frequently displayed region during an input standby time associated with the selection signal, and performing an operation associated the most frequently displayed region when the pointer is displayed on the most frequently displayed region during the input standby time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ohkab Kwon, Jaekyung Lee, Woohwang Park, Kunsik Lee, Gyuseung Kim
  • Patent number: 9251504
    Abstract: A system and method are provided. A virtual reality environment rendering module provides a virtual reality environment representative of one or more of a contact center, a predictive dialer, and a media collaboration session. The virtual reality environment is configured based on collected information of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Chavez
  • Patent number: 9233001
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method incorporating computer-implemented steps, a computing device, and a computer readable storage medium, for providing alignment information data for the alignment of an orthopaedic implant for a joint of a patient. The method comprises the computer-implemented steps of being responsive to patient specific information data for deriving patient data, where the patient specific information data is indicative of one or more dynamic characteristics, and being responsive to the patient data for providing the alignment information data for the alignment of the orthopaedic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OPTIMIZED ORTHO PTY LTD
    Inventors: Brad Peter Miles, Peter Bede O'Connor, Justin Roe, Brett Fritsch, Len Walter, Ed Marel, Michael Solomon, Brian Cheung, Milton Scott Bergeon, James William Pierrepont
  • Patent number: 9212933
    Abstract: An electricity monitoring system of monitoring electricity usage within a unit. The electricity monitoring system may include a transceiver module configured to receive an electricity usage report from a smart device associated with a unit. The electricity usage report may indicate electricity usage for the smart device. The electricity monitoring system may also include a determination module configured to generate a unit electricity usage report for the unit based on the received electricity usage report. The unit electricity usage report may indicate electricity usage for the unit. The transceiver module may be further configured to transmit the unit electricity usage report to a provider of electricity for the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Wei-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 9198004
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a position of a mobile device in an indoor environment are provided. An example method includes receiving a request for the position of the mobile device within the indoor environment from an application running on the mobile device, estimating the position of the mobile device within the indoor environment based on signals received from a plurality of wireless access points responsive to receiving the request for the position of the mobile device, identifying an ambiguity in estimating the position of the mobile device, identifying disambiguation information for resolving the ambiguity in the position, requesting disambiguation information for resolving the ambiguity associated with the position, receiving the disambiguation information for resolving the ambiguity associated with the position; resolving the ambiguity in estimating the position using the disambiguation information; and determining the position of the mobile device in the indoor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saumitra Mohan Das, Faraz Mohammad Mirzaei, Vinay Sridhara
  • Patent number: 9194597
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for incorporating manual changes to the setpoint for a thermostatic controller into long-term programming of the thermostatic controller. For example, one or more of the exemplary systems compares the actual setpoint at a given time for the thermostatic controller to an expected setpoint for the thermostatic controller in light of the scheduled programming. A determination is then made as to whether the actual setpoint and the expected setpoint are the same or different. Furthermore, a manual change to the actual setpoint for the thermostatic controller is compared to previously recorded setpoint data for the thermostatic controller. At least one rule is then applied for the interpretation of the manual change in light of the previously recorded setpoint data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Scott Douglas Hublou, Leo Cheung
  • Patent number: 9177108
    Abstract: Data is received that characterizes infusions administered to a patient among each of a plurality of infusion channels. Thereafter, a plurality of infusion events and respective event times are identified based on the received data. A temporal view of the infusion events can then be displayed in a graphical user interface and/or the temporal view of the infusion events can form part of a report. The temporal view segregates each channel into a separate swim lane with each swim lane visualizing infusion events for the corresponding channel at the respective event times. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Federico Garibaldi, Yared Akalou
  • Patent number: 9171272
    Abstract: A data marketplace infrastructure allows a data source company or a third party to automate generation of one or more applications in association a data feed. In contrast to custom, manual development of applications, the data marketplace infrastructure constructs applications that suggest applicability to the data feed. Factors suggesting applicability include without limitation similarity of data structures and similarity of subject matter. Based on an applicability determination, patterns of historical visual usage and patterns of historical business logic usage may be used to identify expressions specifying the visuals and business logic that may be copied to and used in a new application in association with the data feed. Furthermore, previewers can provide feedback to help tune which automatically generated applications are maintained in association with the data feed and which are discarded or altered in some way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLP
    Inventors: Vijay Mital, Max Uritsky, Suraj Poozhiyil, Moe Khosravy
  • Patent number: 9141343
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates the development and compilation of a software program. During operation, the system provides, in a programming language platform associated with source code for the software program, an indicator for a resource with a close method that does not complete erroneously. Next, the system enables use of the indicator with a resource-management statement in the source code, wherein the indicator facilitates omission of an exception-handling construct for the resource-management statement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Joseph D. Darcy
  • Patent number: 9116757
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a data processing apparatus in which, merely by an arbitrary indicator being specified by a user from the array of indicators representing plural types of instructive information which is acceptable during the execution of an application, an operation allotted to the indicator is executed. In the present invention, a CPU recognizes a mark on a paper sheet specified by a user through the analysis of an image of the paper sheet photographed by a document camera, and after reading out a command corresponding to the mark with reference to a mark table based on the mark, instructs the currently executed application to perform an operation corresponding to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hasegawa, Toshiaki Kanamura
  • Patent number: 9104430
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method and apparatus for enabling extensibility in sensing systems. The distributed sensing system comprises a number of sensor nodes, a device database, a sensing module registry, a sensing needs monitor, and an automatic composer. The device database is in communication with at least one sensor node and configured to maintain physical information on at least one sensor node. The sensing module registry is configured to maintain a registry of a number of software modules that are available for extracting information from sensor data. The sensing needs monitor is configured to maintain a list of context pairs that represent a number of sensing needs of a sensing application. The automatic composer is configured to generate a composition of software modules, at runtime, to realize the sensing needs of users and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Maurice K. Chu, Juan Liu
  • Patent number: 9105013
    Abstract: A system and method are provided. A virtual reality environment rendering module provides a virtual reality environment representative of one or more of a contact center, a predictive dialer, and a media collaboration session. The virtual reality environment includes avatars representative of resources and entities to be serviced by the resources. Characteristic(s) of the avatars are selected based on collected information of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Chavez
  • Patent number: 9063739
    Abstract: A method and computer program are provided for graphically configuring devices in a control area network that includes providing one or more application programming interfaces, creating one or more graphical objects on a computer display using a graphical user interface, and associating one or more functions of an application programming interface with one or more of the devices using the graphical user interface. Each application programming interface corresponds to a class of devices and includes a set of functions. Each class of devices includes one or more devices. At least one of the graphical objects represents one or more of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Robert D. Ward, Robert Michael Whapham, Joseph P. Kessler
  • Patent number: 9060248
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that dynamically updates a geofence of a mobile business. During operation, the system establishes a first location and a first geofence for the mobile business. Next, the system receives a second location of the mobile business different than the first location of the mobile business. The system then generates an updated geofence for the mobile business based on the second location of the mobile business. The system subsequently broadcasts the second location of the mobile business to a set of mobile clients monitoring the mobile business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Gregory K. Coulombe, Horace Chan, Daniel L. Moise, Richard J. Becker
  • Patent number: 9054965
    Abstract: A system and method for managing captured network traffic data is provided. The invention comprises a plurality of capture agents, each being configured to capture the network traffic associated with one or more applications. Each application is associated with one or more capture agents according to an application profile that is stored and maintained in a capture server. When analysis of an application's network traffic is required, the capture server contacts the corresponding capture agents according to the application profile. The capture server then effects the identification and archiving of the network traffic that corresponds to a user-defined capture condition. A database at the capture server maintains a record that associates the corresponding network traffic with the user-defined capture condition such that the corresponding network traffic can later be retrieved and analyzed using an analysis engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Malloy, Michael Canney, Ryan Gehl, Marc A. Cohen, Eric S. Nudelman, Russell Mark Elsner