Patents Examined by Amy M Levy
  • Patent number: 10310709
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a method of displaying an image are disclosed. The image display apparatus includes a display configured to display a plurality of items and display an item selected from among the plurality of items with a highlight, a detector configured to detect a user input for moving the highlight, and a controller configured to determine candidate items to which the highlight is to be moved in response to the user input, select one of the candidate items based on information about a moving path of the highlight, and move the highlight to a selected candidate item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-hyuk Kwon, Jeong-hye Choi
  • Patent number: 10310706
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to user interfaces and in particular to providing a touch target for device interaction. In one embodiment, a process for providing a touch target includes displaying, by a device, a touch target on a display of the device, wherein the touch target is displayed in a first position, and detecting an input touch command to the display of the device. The process can also include positioning the touch target based on the input touch command, wherein the touch target is moved to a second position and controlling device operation based on position of the touch target. The processes and devices described herein may be configured to project contact position of a contact to portions of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 10310731
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a live view image on a screen; detecting a first gesture that is performed on the screen when the live view image is displayed; and displaying a thumbnail menu on the screen together with the live view image based on a duration of the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-seok Song, Myung-kyu Choi, Tae-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10310802
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time collaborative computing and collective intelligence are disclosed. A collaborative application runs on a collaborative server connected to a plurality of portable computing devices. During repeated time-steps each portable computing device receives user input regarding a media item and sends an indication of the user input to the collaborative server. The collaborative application determines a Group Approval value based at least in part on the indications of the user inputs and sends an indication of the Group Approval value to the portable computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventor: Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10296168
    Abstract: A method for a multi-step selection interface is provided including receiving a multistep selection indication, causing, using a processing circuitry, a first selection menu extending in a first direction to be rendered on a display, receiving a first selection indication based on the first selection menu, in response to receiving the first selection indication; causing a second selection menu to be rendered on the display, extending in the first direction in substantially the same position of the display as the first selection menu, and causing a rendering of at least a portion of the first menu to be displaced in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Shi-Ping Hsu, Sam Leventer, Fred Zyda
  • Patent number: 10275136
    Abstract: A media management system configured provides functionality to store, organize, and share digital media. The media management system may capture media in one or more media capture sessions and organize the media according to the time at which it was created or captured. An adaptable media grouping system is included to allow desired media to be quickly and easily located through coarse and fine groupings. The media management system may also manage and share URLs. The media management system may be implemented on various hardware devices, including mobile, desktop, and other computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Benedict Ow, Andrew Platter, Dmitry Kogosov, Richard Stiles
  • Patent number: 10268342
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: displays a first user interface that includes a plurality of selectable objects; while a focus selector is at a location that corresponds to a respective selectable object, detects an input that includes detecting a contact on the touch-sensitive surface; and in response to detecting the input: in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting an increase in intensity of the contact that meets intensity criteria, displays a menu that includes contact information for the respective selectable object overlaid on top of the first user interface; and in accordance with a determination that detecting the input includes detecting a liftoff of the contact without meeting the intensity criteria, replaces display of the first user interface with display of a second user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Sebastian J. Bauer, Jonathan R. Dascola, Stephen O. Lemay, Wan Si Wan, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Gregory M. Apodaca, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan Ive, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10268341
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a device displays a user interface that includes user interface objects associated with respective object-specific operations that are triggered by changes in contact intensity. While displaying the user interface, the device detects a first input. In response to detecting the first input: if a focus selector is at a first location, the device performs a first operation associated with the first object; if a focus selector is at the second location, the device performs a second operation associated with the second object; and if a focus selector is at a location that is away from any objects that are associated with object-specific operations that are triggered by changes in contact intensity, perform a third operation that includes updating the user interface on the display to concurrently visually distinguish the first and second objects in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Chanaka G. Karunamuni
  • Patent number: 10248309
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a live view image on a screen; detecting a first gesture that is performed on the screen when the live view image is displayed; and displaying a thumbnail menu on the screen together with the live view image based on a duration of the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-seok Song, Myung-kyu Choi, Tae-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10249384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for evaluating and/or predicting the outcome of a clinical condition, such as cancer, metastasis, AIDS, autism, Alzheimer's, and/or Parkinson's disorder. The methods can also be used to monitor and track changes in a patient's DNA and/or RNA during and following a clinical treatment regime. The methods may also be used to evaluate protein and/or metabolite levels that correlate with such clinical conditions. The methods are also of use to ascertain the probability outcome for a patient's particular prognosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: John Zachary Sanborn, David Haussler
  • Patent number: 10248631
    Abstract: Systems and methods of presenting media data are provided. A particular method includes receiving a first event message associated with the media data from a media engine presenting media data via a graphical user interface (GUI). The method also includes executing an instruction in response to the first event message. The instruction modifies an in-memory representation associated with the GUI in which the media data is being presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Amacker
  • Patent number: 10241649
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and device configurations. In one embodiment, a process for providing application discovery and trial includes presenting a widget element on a display of the device, wherein the widget element includes graphical elements for a plurality of trial applications, and detecting a selection of one of the trial applications in the widget element. The process also includes updating the display to present a selected trial application based on the selection, wherein presentation of the selected trial application includes display of an overlay element, detecting a selection of the overlay element, and presenting a trial application control window based on the selection of the overlay element, the trial application control window including graphical elements for one or more of terminating, continuing and conversion of the selected trial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10237394
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for a call log of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, a second, child window is provided in a second screen in response to receiving the flick. The second, child window provides detail information about a phone call selected in the call log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10219026
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for and method of changing a playback time point and a playback viewing angle in a multi-view video. The mobile terminal including a touchscreen and a controller to control the touchscreen, to display a first frame corresponding to a first viewing angle area of a first time point and a progress bar corresponding to the multi-view video, to move a time indicator displayed on a position corresponding to the first time point to a position corresponding to a second time point of the progress bar according to a first input signal inputted on the progress bar, to display a first thumbnail image corresponding to the first viewing angle area of the second time point, and to display a second thumbnail image corresponding to a second viewing angle area of the second time point according to a second input signal inputted on the second thumbnail image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sanghyun Eim, Jihye Ham
  • Patent number: 10200444
    Abstract: A system and method for coordinating screen saver initiation and functionality. The system comprises at least one client station, each of the at least one client station having a screen saver module associated therewith; and a central control station in communication with each of the at least one client station over a network, the central control station having a screen saver control module for controlling each of the screen saver modules associated with the at least one client station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Brian Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10185474
    Abstract: A device may activate a screen capture mode and may record screen information provided via a touch screen display associated with the device based on activating the screen capture mode. The device may detect one or more user interactions with the touch screen display in association with the screen information. The one or more user interactions may include a touch gesture. The device may deactivate the screen capture mode and may generate content including the screen information and an indication of the one or more user interactions. The indication may be overlaid on the screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Mahajan, Vijayanand K. Paulrajan
  • Patent number: 10180772
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive surface, a display, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts: displays a first user interface that includes objects of a first type and objects of a second type; detects a first portion of a first input that includes an increase in characteristic intensity of a first contact above an intensity threshold while a focus selector is over a respective user interface object; in response, displays supplemental information associated with the respective user interface object; while displaying the supplemental information, detects an end of the first input; and, in response: if the respective user interface object is the first type of object, ceases to display the supplemental information; and, if the respective user interface object is the second type of object, maintains display of the supplemental information after detecting the end of the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Foss, Freddy A. Anzures, Sebastian J. Bauer, Imran A. Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Olivier D. R. Gutknecht, Peter L. Hajas, Michael T. Jurewitz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Wan Si Wan, Giancarlo Yerkes, Kenneth L. Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10133456
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a display control unit configured to display, on a display unit, a function selecting screen that contains a first icon for receiving a selection of a first communication function and a second icon for receiving a selection of a second communication function. The first communication function is to provide communication using a signaling protocol for connecting to or disconnecting from a destination of communication and an encoding protocol for encapsulating communication data in IP packets. The second communication function is to provide communication using the same signaling protocol and a different encoding protocol. The communication terminal also includes a receiving unit configured to receive a selection of the first icon or the second icon; and a starting unit configured to start the first communication function and the second communication function in response to the selection of the first icon and the second icon, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kanda, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 10126823
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for modifying an audio parameter based on a gesture. The technique includes acquiring sensor data associated with a hand of a user and analyzing the sensor data to determine at least one hand position. The technique further includes determining, based on the at least one hand position, an interaction between a first virtual object that corresponds to an audio event and a second virtual object that corresponds to the hand of the user. The technique further includes, based on the interaction, modifying a spatial audio parameter associated with the audio event to generate a modified audio stream and causing the modified audio stream to be reproduced for output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaime Elliot Nahman, Davide Di Censo, Stefan Marti
  • Patent number: 10126932
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for providing an adaptive seek bar, for use with a displayed user interface of an electronic device, for example a tablet computer, smartphone, or wearable mobile device, that can be used as a media device for playing of music, video, or other forms of media content. A media application is configured to display a seek bar that is adaptable to the shape of a parent user interface, for example by being displayed along the perimeter of the parent user interface. The adaptive seek bar can be associated with a greater usable length, and occupy less central space than other types of seek bar. User interaction with the seek bar can be used to access or otherwise control the playing of media content that is stored locally at the electronic device, or is streamed from a media server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Igor Trn{hacek over (c)}ić, Anton Gravestam