Patents Examined by Anita D. Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 11039214
    Abstract: A user device receives a plurality of content items that include a plurality of videos for presentation to a user of the user device, and renders a user interface on the user device. The user interface includes a first video of the plurality of content items that is being played concurrently with a second video of the plurality of videos. The second video is playing while being partially visible in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10942755
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an interface switching method, including: loading a display interface of a default style based on a preset parent theme type when an application starts; monitoring whether a data type processed by the application changes in real time operation of the application; obtaining a preset child theme type corresponding to a data type currently processed by the application based on the data type currently processed by the application if the data type changes, wherein a value of an attribute name of which a display style needs to be changed relative to the parent theme type is defined in the child theme type; and switching a display style of the display interface based on the value of the attribute name defined in the child theme type and of which the display style needs to be changed relative to the parent theme type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LAUNCH SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Chunwu Deng, Wuchao Jin
  • Patent number: 10911550
    Abstract: On a client computer a request is sent to a server computer to open a first portion of a document. The document is stored at the server computer. The first portion of the document is smaller than the entire document. The request includes information used by the server computer to determine a size of the first portion of the document. The first portion of the document is received from the server computer. A second portion of the document is rendered on a display screen on the client computer. The second portion of the document is a subset of the first portion of the document. When the client computer determines that the user has scrolled a third portion of the document and that more of the document is available at the server computer, a second request is sent to the server computer to open an additional portion of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Max Stevens, Robert Rolnick, Zhenjun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10901515
    Abstract: A vehicular interface system for providing application-based access to a plurality of vehicular subsystems is disclosed. The vehicular interface system includes a display for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI). A taskbar is displayed in a first portion of the GUI, the taskbar including a plurality of icons, each of icons representing a corresponding application. A plurality of windows is displayed in a second portion of the GUI. When determining that a user-selected icon is being dragged from an initial location on the taskbar, a semi-transparent overlay, corresponding to the application to be launched, is displayed on a window of the GUI as the selected icon is being dragged within the window. When determining that the selected icon is released within a selected window, the corresponding application is launched in the selected window. In general, the application provides control options or monitoring information relating to a subsystem of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan Boblett, Nalinichandra Penke, Roy Goldman, Michael Fairman, Kevin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10817159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eliciting from a user a probabilistic indication of the likelihood of two possible outcomes of a future event. During a session a user manipulates a wager marker on a graphical user interface displayed on a display, where the wager marker is moveable between two limits. Probabilities for each of the two limits are determined based on the position of the marker. Values representing the probabilities are updated on the interface in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Unanimous A. I., Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Willcox, Louis B. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10761716
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays content on a touch screen display and detects input by finger gestures. In response to the finger gestures, the device selects content, visually distinguishes the selected content, and/or updates the selected content based on detected input. In some embodiments, the device displays a command display area that includes one or more command icons; detects activation of a command icon in the command display area; and, in response to detecting activation of the command icon in the command display area, performs a corresponding action with respect to the selected content. Exemplary actions include cutting, copying, and pasting content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kocienda, Richard J. Williamson
  • Patent number: 10747804
    Abstract: Focus-assisted intelligent personal assistant query response determination is provided. A query submitted by an individual to an intelligent personal assistant is obtained and a direction of focus of the individual at a time the individual submits the query to the intelligent personal assistant is identified. Image(s) of an environment in the direction of focus of the individual are obtained and, based at least in part on the direction of focus, a geographic area to which the query applies is determined. A response to the query is determined at least in part by searching user-generated content associated with the geographic area. The response is validated against the captured image(s) of the environment, and the query is responded to by providing the determined response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10664126
    Abstract: Communicating information through a user platform by representing, on a user platform visual display, spatial publishing objects as entities at locations within a three-dimensional spatial publishing object space. Each spatial publishing object associated with information, and each presenting a subset of the associated information. Establishing a user presence at a location within the spatial publishing object space. The user presence, in conjunction with a user point-of-view, being navigable by the user in at least a two-dimensional sub-space of the spatial publishing object space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AQ MEDIA, INC.
    Inventor: Jan Peter Roos
  • Patent number: 10664125
    Abstract: Communicating information through a user platform by representing, on a user platform visual display, spatial publishing objects as entities at locations within a three-dimensional spatial publishing object space. Each spatial publishing object associated with information, and each presenting a subset of the associated information. Establishing a user presence at a location within the spatial publishing object space. The user presence, in conjunction with a user point-of-view, being navigable by the user in at least a two-dimensional sub-space of the spatial publishing object space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AQ MEDIA, INC.
    Inventor: Jan Peter Roos
  • Patent number: 10489007
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an evaluation tool for evaluating functionality and performance of applications are provided herein. The systems and methods described herein provide mechanisms for, among other things, providing contextualized evaluations of applications by tracking interactions with the evaluation tool, receiving evaluation criteria for assessing the application, and capturing rendered displays during an evaluation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Christopher Vaglio
  • Patent number: 10419601
    Abstract: An exemplary communication session management system concurrently presents a plurality of session icons within a single on-screen user interface, each session icon representative of a respective communication session and configured to visually indicate a session status of the respective communication session. The communication session management system further detects a user action performed by a user with respect to one of the plurality of session icons, modifies a communication session in response to the user action, and graphically indicates the modification of the session status of the communication session. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lonnie Katai, Kristopher T. Frazier, Michael J. D'Argenio, Zachariah Eamon Nelson
  • Patent number: 10353275
    Abstract: The present invention allows a setting to be changed by checking the current set values of setting items. A display controlling apparatus includes a selecting unit configured to select any of plural setting items arranged as display items in plural rows; an operating unit configured to accept a change command to change a set value of the setting item selected by the selecting unit; and a display controlling unit configured to perform control such that a list of plural candidate values settable for the setting item selected by the selecting unit will be displayed using a display region made up of one of the plural rows, the row being adjacent to the setting item selected by the selecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 10298874
    Abstract: A user device receives a plurality of content items that include a plurality of videos for presentation to a user of the user device, and renders a user interface on the user device. The user interface includes a first video of the plurality of content items that is being played concurrently with a second video of the plurality of videos. The second video is playing while being partially visible in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10270818
    Abstract: A system for generating and providing an inline resharing interface and sharing content includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to provide items of content for presentation; receive input identifying a selected item from the items of content; generate an inline sharing interface corresponding to the selected item, the inline sharing interface including a portion of original content from the selected item, an comment area, and an addressee area; and provide the inline sharing interface for presentation in place of the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Levine, Brynn Marie Evans, Irene Chung, Rodrigo Lagos, Sophi Newman
  • Patent number: 10180727
    Abstract: A method of launching a software program or application is provided for use with a graphical user interface (GUI) display. One portion of the GUI display includes a taskbar while a second portion is divided into a plurality of windows. To launch one of the programs/applications represented by the icons within the taskbar, the user first selects the icon representing the icon to be launched. Once an icon is selected, a visual cue is displayed, where the visual cue includes a plurality of mini-windows representing the plurality of display windows. When the user drags the selected icon into one of the mini-windows and then releases the icon, the selected program/application is launched in the window that corresponds to the selected mini-window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: Brennan Boblett, Nalinichandra Penke, Roy Goldman, Michael Fairman
  • Patent number: 10102300
    Abstract: An icon associated with content (e.g., webpage content) is created on a mobile device. In one implementation, the content is displayed on the mobile device and an indication is received to create an icon associated with the content. All or a portion of the content is rendered into the icon, and the icon is displayed on a user interface of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steve Lemay, Tim Omernick, Richard Williamson
  • Patent number: 10055214
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for configuring customizations to legacy tasks as part of modernizing such tasks are provided. Example embodiments of an RBMS provide tiered configuration so that end users can be provided with tools with which they can further modernize legacy tasks in ways that do not tamper with the integrity of the system. For example, in one embodiment at least two configuration levels are available: (1) an administrator level that can control and configure aspects of the RBMS such as the legacy and non-legacy tasks associated with a particular role and defining what tools will be provided to the end user level and (2) an end user level. Example embodiments provide a Role-Based Modernization System (“RBMS”), which uses these enhanced modernization techniques to provide role-based modernization of menu-based legacy applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced BusinessLink Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher F. Lategan
  • Patent number: 10031658
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a touchscreen configured to display content; and a controller configured to display a scroll bar on the touchscreen for adjusting an output location of the content, display at least one marker on the scroll bar to indicate a specific output location of the content, receive a selection signal indicating a pointer touches a first point of the scroll bar and moves in a prescribed direction, and change the output location of the content into an output location indicated by a corresponding marker located closest to the first point in the prescribed direction from the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hosun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10019066
    Abstract: A method of launching a software program or application is provided for use with a graphical user interface (GUI) display. One portion of the GUI display includes a taskbar while a second portion is divided into a plurality of windows. To launch one of the programs/applications represented by the icons within the taskbar, the user first selects the icon representing the icon to be launched. When the user drags the selected icon into one of the windows and then releases the icon, the selected program/application is launched in the selected window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: Brennan Boblett, Nalinichandra Penke, Roy Goldman, Michael Fairman, Kevin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9928028
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile terminal and a method of controlling a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal according to the one embodiment analyzes a voice signal received through the audio input unit, when going to a voice recognition mode, selects at least one application to be executed, and at least one item of content to be used in the application, according to the analyzed voice signal, wherein the at least one item of content is selected from items of content displayed on the touch screen, and executes the selected at least one application by using the selected at least one item of content according to the analyzed voice signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changho Jung, Junyoung Jung