Patents Examined by Ayesha Huertas Torres
  • Patent number: 10296180
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for analyzing, monitoring and recording communications with a controlled-environment facility are described. In one embodiment, a floor plan for a controlled-environment facility is displayed to a user. The floor plan shows a number of areas representing locations within the controlled-environment facility. The areas displayed on the floor plan may represent locations within the controlled-environment facility based upon a physical or logical relationship between the areas. One or more floor plan areas are highlighted on the display. The highlighting is associated with communication service activity in the controlled-environment facility. For example, the communication service activity may correspond to an operational status of communication devices, call volume on communication devices, called numbers, caller identities, or real-time or historical calling activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Young
  • Patent number: 10157191
    Abstract: A metadata tagging system, an image searching method, a device, and a gesture tagging method are provided. The metadata tagging system includes a first device which tags metadata to an image and transmits the image tagged with the metadata and a second device which allows at least one image from among stored images to be searched. Accordingly, generated data may be searched and used more easily and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Keum-koo Lee, Ji-young Kwahk, Seung-dong Yu, Hyun-joo Oh, Yeon-hee Roh, Joon-hwan Kim, Soung-min Yoo
  • Patent number: 10147062
    Abstract: Mechanisms are described for helping users manage their time and achieve predefined goals. One or more goals for a user may be received (e.g., from the user or some other source), and activities that the user performs over a period of time may be monitored, where the activities are informative regarding how the user is progressing towards the goal. A calendar entry may be determined based on the user's monitored activity, where the calendar entry is designed to help the user move closer to his goal. The calendar entry may be accepted or rejected by the user, and if accepted may be added to the user's calendar. In this way, the user's time may be optimized, and the user may be able to take defined steps towards his goal by taking the actions suggested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Roope Rainisto
  • Patent number: 10139991
    Abstract: A method includes receiving input data pertaining to a user. Based on the input data, the method includes rendering a graphical user interface (GUI) that includes an initial icon arrangement (arrangement) presentable in a virtual environment. The initial icon arrangement includes a set of icons representative of portions of an overall time period represented by the initial icon arrangement. The method includes determining whether a portion of the input data is representable in the initial icon arrangement. If so, the method includes quantifying the second portion of the input data with a target and a timeframe, associating the target and the timeframe with the second portion of the input data, modifying icons in the arrangement that correspond to the timeframe to represent the target, rendering the modified icons as an opportunity layer on the arrangement, and displaying the arrangement with the opportunity layer in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ajay Chander, Sanam Mirzazad Barijough
  • Patent number: 10133447
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for determining user input of a presentation. Specifically, aspects disclosed herein provide differentiating between interacting with selectable objects within a slide and scrolling between slides, editing a selectable object within a slide, scrolling between slides, viewing off slide content, zooming out from a slide view, and zooming in to a slide view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shen Wang, Alexandre Gueniot, Cheng-Kai Chen, Jonathan Ko
  • Patent number: 10126824
    Abstract: Generating a screenshot is disclosed, including: obtaining, from a non-contact gesture identifying sensor associated with a device, a plurality of position points associated with an object's non-contact gesture movement corresponding to respective ones of a plurality of sampling times; determining that the object's non-contact gesture movement comprises a preset non-contact screenshot gesture based at least in part on the plurality of position points meeting a condition associated with the preset non-contact screenshot gesture; and generating a screenshot in response to the determination that the object's non-contact gesture movement comprises the preset non-contact screenshot gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Jianjiang Fang
  • Patent number: 10120566
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays, on the display, a first visual indicator that corresponds to a virtual touch. The device receives a first input from an adaptive input device. In response to receiving the first input from the adaptive input device, the device displays a first menu on the display. The first menu includes a virtual touches selection icon. In response to detecting selection of the virtual touches selection icon, a menu of virtual multitouch contacts is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Fleizach, Eric T. Seymour, James P. Craig
  • Patent number: 10120457
    Abstract: For displaying a logogram indication, a processor identifies a logogram input received from an input device. The logogram input is selected from the group consisting of a context logogram and a sub-logogram. The processor further displays a logogram indication selected from the group consisting of a selected logogram and a logogram hint list of candidate logograms in response to identifying the logogram input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Jian Li, Song Wang, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10114524
    Abstract: Providing, by operation of a computer, instructions causing a user computing device to present a carousel graphical user interface. The carousel graphical user interface includes a carousel region occupying less than all the display area of the user computing device and comprising multiple frames. Each frame is sized such that at least one, and less than all, of the frames are displayed simultaneously in the carousel region. Each frame is operable to receive selection via an input to the carousel graphical user interface of the user computing device. At least one frame includes content indicating an item from a set of one or more second items available for delivery; each second item in the set being swappable with a first item corresponding to a first item identifier of an order. The carousel region is navigable via user input to the graphical user interface to display each frame in the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Adnan Virk, Beverly Tseng Yen Chieh Freeman, Siddhartha Parmar, Claire Evelyn Balgemann, David Michael Renie, Charmaigne Lu, David Marcin, Nicolas Fernando Cabrera, Dhruv Manek
  • Patent number: 10116769
    Abstract: A uniform resource locator (URL) shortener relies on client-side support to embed links to websites into, for example, text messages, emails, tweets, or other forms of microblogging, and that provides additional capabilities. A method may include: recognizing a token indicator; recognizing a token in conjunction with the token indicator; selecting a template corresponding to the token indicator; and executing a process enabled according to the token and the template. Executing an enabled process may include one or more of: generating a URL; generating a URL that is itself a server-based URL shortener, in which the token indicator is substituted for the server-based URL shortener hostname to reduce the character count from that of the server-based URL shortener; displaying information from a destination website of the URL generated from the token and the template; or generating a URL according to a distinctive visual characteristic of the token indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Norihiro Edwin Aoki
  • Patent number: 10114544
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and providing intelligent time to leave reminders on an electronic device are disclosed herein. In one aspect, the method includes: automatically, without human intervention, identifying a calendar entry including a first identifier (e.g., text in the title of a calendar entry that relates to a location, such as “go to dental checkup”), the first identifier corresponding to a geographic location that is unknown. The method further includes: automatically, without human intervention, retrieving a previously-visited address (e.g., a street address or GPS coordinates for the street address) associated with the first identifier. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, determining a departure time for the calendar entry based on the previously-visited address (e.g., based on a route from the current location of the device to the previously-visited address).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel C. Gross
  • Patent number: 10083238
    Abstract: One or more systems and/or methods for providing related content associated with a multi-touch gesture to a user are provided. A multi-touch gesture (e.g., a pinch-in gesture, a pinch-out gesture, etc.) may be received through a user interface of a client device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, television, virtual wall, etc.) associated with a user. The multi-touch gesture may be evaluated to identify an area of interest of the user interface (e.g., a portion of user interface containing content of interest to the user). The area of interest may be evaluated to identify context (e.g., keywords, phrases, associated content, etc.) associated with the area of interest. A search of content may be performed based upon the context to identify related content (e.g., news articles, wide-area network search results, local device search results, etc.) associated with the context. The related content may be provided to the user through the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Paris, Leili Baghaei Rad, Benoit Schillings, Yuhuan Tang
  • Patent number: 10073532
    Abstract: A system for a spatial-gesture user interface employing grammatical rules at various levels. Various distinct subset of the gestemes can be concatenated in space and time to construct a distinct gestures. Real-time spatial-gesture information measured by a spatial-gesture user interface is processed to at least a recognized sequence of specific gestemes and that the sequence of gestemes that the user's execution a gesture has been completed. The specific gesture rendered by the user is recognized according to the sequence of gestemes. Many additional features are then provided from this foundation, including gesture grammars, structured-meaning gesture-lexicon, imposed interpretations, context, and the use of gesture-rendering prosody. The invention can be used to provide very general spatial-gesture grammar user interface for touchscreens, high dimensional touch pad (hdtp), free-space camera, and other user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NRI R&D PATENT LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Lester F. Ludwig
  • Patent number: 10073607
    Abstract: A method of processing audio may include receiving, by a computing device, a plurality of real-time audio signals outputted by a plurality of microphones communicatively coupled to the computing device. The computing device may output to a display a graphical user interface (GUI) that presents audio information associated with the received audio signals. The one or more received audio signals may be processed based on a user input associated with the audio information presented via the GUI to generate one or more processed audio signals. The one or more processed audio signals may be output to, for example, one or more output devices such as speakers, headsets, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lae-Hoon Kim, Erik Visser, Raghuveer Peri, Phuong Lam Ton, Jeremy Patrick Toman, Troy Schultz, Jimeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 10067656
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for application selection in virtual reality mode. The method includes receiving a selection of an application. The method also includes determining whether a display of a user equipment is in the virtual reality mode. The method also includes, responsive to the user equipment being in the virtual reality mode, determining whether the selected application is included in a grouping of applications. The grouping includes one or more applications related to the selected application. The method also includes, responsive to the selected application being included in a grouping of applications, executing the grouping of applications. The method also includes providing the executed grouping of applications to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sridhar Kocharlakota
  • Patent number: 10063408
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for enabling a first user to set up an alert that will notify the first user when the first user has caught up to a second user's progress in consuming media. These systems and methods are used to ensure that the first user is informed, while they are consuming media, that they have caught up to the progress of a second user. By providing an alert while the first user is viewing media, the first user does not have to remember the progress of the second user while viewing the media, alleviating the first user from worrying they will pass the progress made by the second user without realizing they have done so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 10048832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user interface in a device, in which first and second selection areas are displayed on a display. The first selection area can be an area for selecting an object. In response to user input being received that selects the first selection area and the second selection area, a first predetermined action is performed for the selected object in response to the user input selecting the first selection area before the second selection area, and a second predetermined action is performed for the selected object in response to the user input selecting the second selection area before the first selection area. The user input can be received by various methods, including a touch and/or drag event received through a touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: German Jose D' Jesus Bencci
  • Patent number: 10048831
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the generation of a user interface displaying the devices associated with a local network. A client device may retrieve information associated with one or more devices associated with a common central device, local network, and/or subscriber. The client device may generate a user interface including one or more device objects organized along an ellipsoidal wireframe, wherein each device object represents an identified device. The user interface may include device identification and/or status information associated with each displayed device. Devices displayed within the user interface may be filtered based upon one or more parameters selected by a user. The client device may update and rearrange the displayed device objects based upon navigation commands received from a user via a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Marek Bugajski, Marcin Morgos
  • Patent number: 10037215
    Abstract: A method of interworking an application and a browser in a terminal by receiving a user input through the browser, determining whether an application related to the user input is registered in an external device, determining, if the application is registered in the external device, whether the registered application is installed in the terminal, and when the registered application is installed, running the installed application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyung-jin Seo
  • Patent number: 10025871
    Abstract: A method of providing content includes detecting execution of a mark-all-read command associated with a specified stream. The specified stream includes two or more content feeds, wherein each content feed includes a set of content items published by a respective publication source. The method also includes recording a time of execution of the mark-all-read command and displaying content items associated with the specified stream. The displayed content items have associated timestamps, and content items having associated timestamps dated prior to the recorded time of execution are displayed in a visually distinctive format from content items having associated timestamps dated after the recorded time of execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Darnell, Justin Christopher Haugh