Patents Examined by Amy Ng
  • Patent number: 10318525
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to browsing and searching content on an electronic device. An electronic device displays a first user interface including a search affordance and receives an input corresponding to selection of the search affordance. In response, the device displays a plurality of category affordances, including a first category affordance associated with a first category and a second category affordance associated with a second category. The device further receives an input corresponding to selection of the first category affordance and, in response, displays a representation of one or more information items that correspond to the first category and replaces at least a subset of the category affordances with a plurality of subcategory affordances that correspond to the first category. The plurality of subcategory affordances includes a first subcategory affordance associated with a first subcategory and a second subcategory affordance associated with a second subcategory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Ryan David Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Peter Roman, Marcel Van Os, Julie Fortuna, Cedric Bray, Simon Capern
  • Patent number: 10296588
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a build of material production system have been presented. In one embodiment, a graphical user interface (GUI) is presented via a client machine on factory floor to allow a user to submit a request to build a document from a master document in a predetermined natural language and a predetermined format. Further, a visual representation of a current build status of the document is provided in the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Smith
  • Patent number: 10289298
    Abstract: An interface method for a portable terminal includes generating a separate display area in a display screen when a predetermined area of the display screen is touched and displaying one or more applications in the newly generated display area. Thereafter, when a particular application among the displayed applications is dragged to an outside of the newly generated display area, at least one data item or function associated with the dragged application is displayed within in the newly generated display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Seok Hyun, Young-Hae Kim, Hae-Shik Yea
  • Patent number: 10289749
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for degree of separation for media artifact discovery. A method includes visually highlighting a media artifact on a Web page in response to a user's media preferences and how distant from a core range of media preferences the user wants to engage more media, and generating for display to the user additional information and resources about the visually highlighted media artifact and how the visually highlighted media artifact relates to the core range of media preferences in response to a user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Tirrell Payton
  • Patent number: 10282080
    Abstract: Unique interactive systems and methods that facilitate single-handed navigation and interaction with applications within a display space on any type of mobile computing device are provided. Embodiments include or employ scalable application tiles corresponding to applications, whereby the application tiles can provide or indicate the current state of the corresponding application. State information provided in each tile can vary as well depending on the current size of the tile. Tiles can be arranged into a plurality of zones such that a user can view one zone at a time and obtain context and information from the application tiles in that zone rather than working with all tiles and all zones simultaneously. The view of the display space can be of the world or all application tiles, zone, or application. Panning and zooming among the zones, application tiles and/or views can also be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: John SanGiovanni, Daniel C. Robbins
  • Patent number: 10282049
    Abstract: Provided are graphical user interface “baskets” that hold collections of windows on a large display (or collection (or array) of small displays) and confine respective windows into a particular screen region (that is, basket) as if that screen region (that is, basket) were the entire display. In one example, the basket layout(s) and window layout(s) may be saved. In another example, multiple windows may be organized/managed such that a “maximize” of a window does not take up the entire large display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Broomhall, Fabrizio N. Caldas, Christopher R. Dotson, Michael R. Spano
  • Patent number: 10248931
    Abstract: A method for collaborative annotating of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a first user to create a program annotation, enabling the first user to store annotation data, and enabling a second user to access the annotation data. The second user may navigate the program using the annotation and/or view the annotation while viewing the program. The first user may create the annotation while viewing the program, for example, by asserting an annotation button on a remote control device. The annotation may include the frame that was displayed when the user created the annotation, text, audio, an image, or video selected by the viewer. The annotations include chronological information indicative of a chronological location of the annotation within the program. The annotations may include “rating annotations” indicating the author's subjective rating of a portion of the program that is in chronological proximity to the annotation's chronological location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10244012
    Abstract: A system and method to visualize activities through the use of avatars. The system includes a display engine configured to display at least one automated activity as an avatar. The system also includes a management system configured to monitor the progress of the at least one automated activity and alter at least one of an appearance and a movement of the avatar in relation to the progress of the at least one automated activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Michael J. Osias, Brian W. Sledge
  • Patent number: 10215685
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products can be used for displaying and analyzing data. A method operates by receiving and displaying flow cytometry data in a tree plot, which represents multiple variations of classified flow cytometry data within an interface of computer that includes an input device. The interface permits a user to select, using the input device, portions of the tree plot associated with characteristics and sub-sets of the data. In an example, one or more histograms, contour plots, density plots, radar plots, and scatter plots representing the data are displayed within the interface. The interface permits a user to select, using the input device, portions of the histograms, contour plots, density plots, radar plots, and scatter plots, corresponding to characteristics and sub-sets of the data. In an example, updated histograms and plots are displayed in the interface substantially immediately based upon selected characteristics and subsets of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Zigon, Rachel Vanwinkle, Jeremy Alan Smith, Larry Myers
  • Patent number: 10176611
    Abstract: A system for layered-based image updates is disclosed. In the system, a server may receive information corresponding to a modification to an image made by a user; generate a layer that includes the modification to the image; store the layer; and publish the image as an updated image, including the layer, to cause a user device to display the updated image, information identifying the user, and an indication that the user is associated with the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Jonghoon Kim, Shruti Valunjkar
  • Patent number: 10175867
    Abstract: User input-based object selection using multiple visual cues is described. User selection input is received for selecting a portion of an image. Once the user selection input is received, one of a plurality of visual cues that convey different information about content depicted in the image is selected for each pixel. The one visual cue is selected as a basis for identifying the pixel as part of the selected portion of the image or part of an unselected remainder of the image. The visual cues are selected by determining confidences, based in part on the user selection input, that the plurality of visual cues can be used to discriminate whether the pixel is part of the selected portion or part of the remainder. The information conveyed by the selected visual cues is used to identify the pixels as part of the selected portion or part of the remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Price, Scott D. Cohen, Jie Feng
  • Patent number: 10169049
    Abstract: Dynamic help is generated for a process which is defined by a process model definition stored in a repository. A help request triggers help, and identifies an application system for which help is requested. The application system is in a repository which provides an API that navigates and accesses contained objects and process model definitions in the repository. The processor determines, in response to the help request, which of configurations stored in a dynamic process help generator (DPHG) storage to use to provide help, based on the application system of the help request. The processor obtains, from that configuration, information indicating relations of the repository related to the application system, process models and objects. The processor requests, via the repository API, the process models and objects based on the information obtained from that configuration. The processor provides, as a response to the help request, the relations, process models and objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Software AG
    Inventor: Michael Käding
  • Patent number: 10165067
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visualization of electronic social network content are disclosed. A monitor may be designated. The monitor may include criteria specifying desired characteristics of mentions of electronic social network content. Electronic social network content, including mentions, is received from one or more electronic social network platforms. A timeline is presented. The timeline can be representative of a period of time corresponding to when at least a portion of the electronic social network content was provided to electronic social network platforms. A plurality of graphical depictions is presented that match the one or more search criteria of the monitor. Each graphical depiction is presented on the timeline at a position corresponding to a time at which the corresponding mention was provided to a corresponding electronic social network platform. An individual graphical depiction may be sized, colored, and/or shaped to convey additional information about the corresponding mention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NUVI, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Oldham, Thomas A. Holloway, Gavin R. Aiken, Timothy J. Benzinger, Matthew J. Kruskamp, Dustin R. Dahl
  • Patent number: 10158597
    Abstract: A method controls an Internet portal for a social network service from a motor vehicle. The Internet portal provides functions that can be activated by sending a control command to the Internet portal. An immobile proxy device provides a module that receives a selection, which is made by a user in the motor vehicle, for one of the functions and then sends a control command, which is specific to the Internet portal, for activating the function to the Internet portal. The module also produces suitable display data for the motor vehicle from output data from the Internet portal. The module also receives additional data from an additional data source and produces an additional control command for the Internet portal and/or display data for the motor vehicle therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Edwin Foris, Arne Zoerb-Schliefer
  • Patent number: 10139983
    Abstract: A user terminal comprising: a display having an available display area; a processor configured to run a client application having a user interface capable of operating in a full screen mode whereby a single layer of content is displayed in the available display area or in a split-view mode; wherein the client application is configured to: detect, while controlling the user interface to operate in the full screen mode, a user selection that the user interface operates in the split-view mode, and in response display a first layer of content in a predetermined position to partially overlap a second layer of content such that a portion of the second layer of content is displayed in the available display area and a remaining portion of the second layer of content is not displayed; and display an indicator providing an indication of how content displayed on the two layers is related.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart A. Bayston, Guilherme Schneider, Daniel Winston, Richard James West, Daniele Pizziconi
  • Patent number: 10139986
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display controller configured to cause a first icon to be displayed, an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation for moving the first icon in a first area within a display surface, an area detector configured to detect an overlapping area in which the first area overlaps with a second area, the second area being present within the display surface and being different from the first area, and a metadata sharing processing part configured to share, between the first icon which is moved from the first area to the overlapping area and a second icon which is different from the first icon and is moved from the second area to the overlapping area, pieces of metadata associated with pieces of content corresponding to the respective icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuji Takimoto, Atsushi Okamori, Hiroshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10142459
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, determine a first impairment associated with a first user of a first end user device, receive user input captured at a second end user device during a communication session between the first and second end user devices, store instructions for executing a group of adjustment techniques for modifying the user input where the group of adjustment techniques includes amplifying selective frequencies and translating the user input into sign language images, select an adjustment technique from among the group of adjustment techniques, adjust the user input according to the adjustment technique to generate adjusted user input, and provide the adjusted user input to the first end user device during the communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Aaron Bangor, Mark Stockert
  • Patent number: 10126748
    Abstract: A vessel display system includes a display device, an autopilot screen display unit displaying on the display device an autopilot screen for an autopilot mode, an automatic berthing control screen display unit displaying on the display device an automatic berthing control screen for an automatic berthing mode of automatically controlling a propulsion device and a steering mechanism to make the vessel berth at a berthing target position, a destination approach condition judging unit judging whether or not a predetermined destination approach condition, indicating that the vessel has come close to the destination, is satisfied, and a screen transition control unit automatically making the display on the display device transition from the autopilot screen to the automatic berthing control screen when the destination approach condition judging unit judges that the destination approach condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shu Akuzawa
  • Patent number: 10108269
    Abstract: During a medical scan session, a computing device executing a medical scan application receives a touch input from a touch sensitive medical scanning device. The computing device determines whether the touch input comprises at least one of a hold gesture or a swipe gesture. The computing device then performs a first function responsive to determining that the touch input comprises a hold gesture. The computing device then performs a second function responsive to determining that the touch input comprises a swipe gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sabina, Leon Rasovsky
  • Patent number: 10088989
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for computing operations based on a first and second user input. In use, a first user input in a first region of a graphical user interface is received. Next, while receiving the first user input, a second user input is received in connection with one or more portions of displayed content in a second region of the graphical user interface. Lastly, one or more operations are computed in connection with the one or more portions of the displayed content, based on the first input and the second input. Additional systems, methods, and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Duelight LLC
    Inventors: William Rivard, Adam Feder, Brian Kindle