Patents Examined by Andrea Leggett
  • Patent number: 10127241
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus connected to an external apparatus, when information indicating a change in a folder indicates that a new file has been appended to the folder, a document management application updates a screen so that existing files are arranged in order according to a specified sorting method and a new file is appended to a position, not according to the specified sorting method, at which the new file can be easily recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 10095664
    Abstract: A method, for presenting a content item from a plurality of content items for a window of time, includes receiving the window of time and a user profile. The method also includes identifying a content preference and a presentation preference within the user profile. The method also includes selecting the plurality of content items based on the content preference. The method also includes prioritizing the plurality of content items, based on the presentation preference, that results in a plurality of prioritized content items. The method also includes determining a presentation option, for the plurality of prioritized content items, having a presented content item. The method also includes presenting the presented content item corresponding to the presentation option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith H. Bank, Liam Harpur, Ruthie D. Lyle, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10061468
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a virtual space determines a representation of the virtual space based on information defining a personality of a character within the virtual space and/or information indicating a user's personality. The system and method may also determine the information defining the character's personality based on information regarding the user and/or information regarding the character. In some examples, the system and method may further determine information to facilitate a development of the user based on the information describing the user's personality. The system and method may also determine the user's personality based on information indicating user's personality. In some examples, the user's personality may be determined based on user's experiences within the virtual space. In some other examples, the user's personality may be determined based on information regarding the user that is acquired from sources external to the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLIFECT INCORPORATED
    Inventors: John A. Lundin, Daniel Westfall
  • Patent number: 10048757
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to: while presenting media content at a first non-zero playback speed, detect a press input by a first contact on a first media control; and, in response to detecting the press input: determine whether an intensity of the first contact is above a first intensity threshold; if the intensity of the first contact is above the first intensity threshold, present the media content at a second playback speed, where the second playback speed is faster than the first non-zero playback speed; and, if the intensity of the first contact is below the first intensity threshold, maintain presentation of the media content at the first non-zero playback speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gary Flint, Stefan Hafeneger
  • Patent number: 10042535
    Abstract: A method and device for executing an object on a display. The method of executing an object includes receiving a user input to an object displayed on a display; gradually enlarging and displaying the object; and executing the application corresponding to the object as the object is enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-hee Han, Jun-hyung Kim, Jong-hyun Ryu, Jong-hyo Lee, Joo-Yeol Lee, Ji-hye Lee
  • Patent number: 10013394
    Abstract: A method and system for re-marginating content displayed on a display screen of a computing device when upon receiving indication of an object superposed on the display screen content, a “handedness” preference of the reader/observer can be determined. In one embodiment, the content comprises display of one page in a series of digitally constructed pages. A keep out margin is calculated based on position of the object. Content is then re-flowed or line-wrapped about that keep out margin, to counteract any obscuration of displayed content. The line-wrapping of the content around the keep out margin is accomplished while maintaining a plurality of text attributes of the content. The line-wrapping forces reconstruction of a next one of the series of pages for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventor: Juan Ernesto Salas Imana
  • Patent number: 10013136
    Abstract: Accessible user interface applications for crowdsourced notification and sharing of events are disclosed that include: at least one piece of multimedia information content that is related to an at least one event, experience or combination thereof, at least one mapped geographical location that is related to the at least one event, experience or combination thereof, wherein the at least one piece of multimedia information content and the at least one mapped geographical location are collected by the accessible user interface application and converted into a crowd sourced social map; and a mobile device, wherein the accessible user interface is stored on, located on, shown by, accessed by the user from or a combination thereof. Related methods and systems are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Michael L Bachman, Justin D Dionisio
  • Patent number: 10001919
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes an input/output interface configured to provide a plurality of number keys and function keys, a buffer configured to store a value of a key selected through the input/output interface, and a controller configured to determine, when a specific condition occurs through the input/output interface, whether the specific condition is associated with a calculation function or a telephone function and perform a telephone function or a calculation function using the stored key value based on a result of the determination. Furthermore, a delete key of the plurality of number keys and the function keys is applied in common to the calculation function and the telephone function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Min Lee, Kyung Jung Kim, Jeong Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 9996232
    Abstract: A computer processor receives a selection to create a duplicate cursor in addition to a default cursor. The computer processor determines a first position corresponding to a default cursor, and the computer processor stores information about the first position. The computer processor determines a second position in which to create the duplicate cursor, and the computer processor stores information about the second position. The computer processor receives data input for the first position corresponding to the default cursor. The computer processor recalls the information of the first position and the information of the second position, and the computer processor duplicates the data input, which is received, at the first position and at the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hema J. Kaprani, Vinay V. Peshave, Dinesh G. Wadekar
  • Patent number: 9990107
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a user interface that includes one or more user interface elements; detects a user input on a touch-sensitive surface that includes detecting a contact at a location that corresponds to a respective user interface element; and, in response: if the user input satisfies menu-display criteria, including a criterion that is satisfied when the contact has an intensity above a first intensity threshold, displays a first menu overlaid on the user interface; and, if the user input satisfies action criteria, wherein the action criteria are capable of being satisfied when the intensity of the contact is below the first intensity threshold, initiates performance of an action associated with the respective user interface element without displaying the first menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gary I. Butcher, Christopher P. Foss, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Alexander J. Perry, Patrick L. Coffman, Aram David Kudurshian, Cédric J. Bray, Usama M. Hajj
  • Patent number: 9992316
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for connecting an interactive wearable device with a network. In one aspect, a method includes loading content from a playlist; recognizing contextual information relating to the content; determining the location of the user; requesting supplemental content via a network based on the contextual information and the location; displaying supplemental information to a user; interacting with the supplemental information at least in part via an interactive headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Muzik Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Hardi
  • Patent number: 9983771
    Abstract: An apparatus including at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: receive a user input; and based on the user input, provide an open instance of a first application on a first device as a corresponding open instance of at least a related application on a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: John Martin, Andrew Borovsky, Graham Phillip Oldfield, Richard Michael Collin
  • Patent number: 9959524
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a graphical position hierarchy and associated data sets is described. The method includes receiving a graphical position hierarchy model, analyzing nodes of the position hierarchy model to discern branches and leafs thereof, associating incumbent information with the nodes, where the incumbent information pertains to resources such as employees, contracting services, consulting, and other data and attributes related to the position hierarchy model, and displaying the model to a user thereof. Nodes of a position hierarchy may include incumbents, or may be placeholder position nodes, with no incumbents, allowing the user to model the position hierarchy according to organization needs before associating or allocating resources thereto. The method provides options for users to analyze the effect of changes to the position hierarchy on organizational resource allocation and costs in order to assess, optimize, and monitor the impact of such changes on the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Julian Challenger, Ute Bursian
  • Patent number: 9949534
    Abstract: A method of making an article of footwear is disclosed. The method may include the steps of selecting a family of article types, selecting a customized article type, manufacturing an article of footwear with the customized article type and shipping the article of footwear to a pre-designated shipping address. The customized article type can be configured with a user selected characteristic. The method can also include limiting the number of article types displayed to a user at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Dirsa, Clifford B. Gerber, Petre Gheorghian, E. Scott Morris
  • Patent number: 9940003
    Abstract: A method and device for executing an object on a display. The method of executing an object includes receiving a user input to an object displayed on a display; gradually enlarging and displaying the object; and executing the application corresponding to the object as the object is enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-hee Han, Jun-hyung Kim, Jack Lee, Joo-yeol Lee, Ji-hye Lee
  • Patent number: 9910928
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing a lazy loading operation is disclosed. The system and method, in general, retrieves a plurality of subsets of a dataset via the lazy loading operation and increments a counter for each of the plurality of subsets retrieved by the processor. Then, the system and method detects a first event that navigates away from the retrieving of the plurality of subsets and also detects a second event that navigates back to the retrieving of the plurality of subsets. Next, the system and method returns to the retrieving of the plurality of subsets in accordance with the counter in response to the detecting of the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Lisa Seacat Deluca, David J. Levinson, Randa Salem
  • Patent number: 9904445
    Abstract: A method for adaptively invoking applications and electronic apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes the following steps: establishing a database recording a plurality of data combinations, wherein a first data combination among the data combinations correspond to a first application, a first object, and a second application invoked by the electronic apparatus in response to a first action applied to the first object included in the first application; controlling the user interface unit to receive a second action applied to the second object when the user interface unit displays the first application including the second object; and accessing the database, and invoking the second application according to the first data combination when the second object and the second action respectively correspond to the first object and the first action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Han-Wen Lian
  • Patent number: 9898543
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing a lazy loading operation is disclosed. The system and method, in general, retrieves a plurality of subsets of a dataset via the lazy loading operation and increments a counter for each of the plurality of subsets retrieved by the processor. Then, the system and method detects a first event that navigates away from the retrieving of the plurality of subsets and also detects a second event that navigates back to the retrieving of the plurality of subsets. Next, the system and method returns to the retrieving of the plurality of subsets in accordance with the counter in response to the detecting of the second event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Denise A. Bell, Lisa Seacat Deluca, David J. Levinson, Randa Salem
  • Patent number: 9892204
    Abstract: An approach for using shortcut input to access or group documents is provided. The input may be mapped to opening or grouping the documents based on user preferences, and the documents may be displayed once the computer system detects the input of the shortcut input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Goyal, Prasad P. Purandare, Paryushan P. Sarsamkar, Arti Singh
  • Patent number: 9880720
    Abstract: A personal display system with which a user may adjust the configuration of displayed media is provided. The personal display system may include an electronic device operative to provide media to a personal display device operative to display the received media. Using one or more optical and digital components, the personal display device may adjust displayed media to overlay features of a theater, thus giving the user of the personal display device the impression of being in the theater. In some embodiments, the personal display device may receive a user selection of a seat in the theater from which to watch the media, and may adjust the media display accordingly. In some embodiments, the personal display device may detect the user's movements using one or more sensors and may adjust the displayed image based on the user's movements. For example, the device may detect a user's head movement and cause the portion of media displayed to reflect the head movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony M. Fadell, John G Tang