Patents Examined by Cao H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10291558
    Abstract: A method of providing instant messaging communication between a first user and at least one other user via a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SKYPE
    Inventors: Richard James Cole, Stephanie Robesky, Benjamin Dove, Natasha Valerie Sopieva
  • Patent number: 10254914
    Abstract: An approach is provided that selects three attributes that correspond to objects included in a dataset, where each of the three attributes is assigned to a different coordinate value (x, y, and z coordinates). The approach creates a simulated three dimensional (3D) scene of the objects on a display screen by using the x, y, and z coordinate values corresponding to the attributes of each of the objects. The approach further displays, on a 2D screen, a gyroscopic graphical user interface (GUI) that provides three dimensional (3D) control of the simulated 3D scene. In the approach, a gesture from a user receiving at the gyroscopic GUI. Responsively, the approach adjusts the 3D scene displayed on the 2D screen based on the gesture that was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Andersen, Jacob A. Daigle, Jason E. Doucette, Wilson L. Wu
  • Patent number: 10248302
    Abstract: An alarm application is described. A user interface of the alarm application may be presented that includes a generic alarm option and a sleep alarm option. A first view of the user interface may be presented that includes generic alarm related options when the generic alarm option is selected. A second view of the user interface may be presented that includes sleep alarm related options when the sleep alarm option is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roy J. E. M. Raymann, Jay C. Blahnik, Stephanie M. Greer, Aroon Pahwa, Jonathan T. Varbel
  • Patent number: 10235030
    Abstract: A user interface display method is provided that displays electronic documents and/or items on a list on an electronic device. The method includes: displaying one or more images; obtaining preference information; and altering the images according to the preference information and displaying the altered images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Eunbee Cho, Eunyoung Kim, Jaeho Ko, Boosun Shin
  • Patent number: 10235025
    Abstract: The opinion expression application enables a user of the client device to conduct a public-initiated open-ended poll that is event-time specific in duration to express likes and dislikes about anything and anyone associated with the event. A subject field on a user interface enables the user of the client device to choose exactly about what subject matter to express his/her opinion on, and then to express his/her opinion level by activating a single opinion level button that has a very specific meaning. A server aggregates the opinion level expressed by activating the opinion level button with all of the other cast opinion levels previously submitted by users of different client machines on this poll. The server feeds the aggregation of the cast opinion levels back to each of the client devices in near real-time to be displayed. The opinion expression application limits a time period when the user can cast an opinion level about the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: VoteBlast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ardeshir Falaki, Earl A. Oliver
  • Patent number: 10225218
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for managing message content are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, a message comprising audio content and visual media content. The method further includes sending, by the one or more computing devices, a first set of data descriptive of the audio content to an audio device. The audio device is configured to communicate the audio content to a user of the audio device. The method includes sending, by the one or more computing devices, a second set of data descriptive of the visual media content to a display device. The display device is configured to display the visual media content for the user. The method further includes providing, by the one or more computing devices, a notification to the user of the audio device to view the visual media content on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: George Cody Sumter, Christopher James Kelley, Matthew David Tait, Alok Chandel, Shane Riley Brennan
  • Patent number: 10223381
    Abstract: An electronic device in response to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a non-transitory memory configured to store at least one executable instruction and at least one processor connected to the memory. The at least one processor is configured by executing the instruction to calculate a distance traveled based on collected sensor information received from a plurality of sensors in response to detecting movement of the electronic device, to divide the calculated distance traveled by a specified reference unit, and output a specified object to a region including at least one reference unit point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Ook Jeong, Jong Kun Lee, Seung Wok Han, Kyung Sub Min
  • Patent number: 10222969
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method and device, which are to be applied to a source client, wherein the source client is a client in a foreground running status in a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal, by means of a split-screen function, divides the display screen thereof into a first split screen for displaying a running interface of the source client and a second split screen for displaying a running interface of a target client, the target client is a client in a foreground running status in the mobile terminal. The method comprises: establishing a communication connection between the source client and the target client; receiving a drag instruction for a thumbnail of target data in the source client and moving the thumbnail according to the drag instruction; monitoring whether a data transmission instruction for the target data is received, if yes, transmitting the target data to the target client through the established communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Juan Hu, Lanhua Huang, Dawei Wang, Haiwei He, Yong Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10216410
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are disclosed that improve error correction in time-dependent character input systems. Error correction algorithms correct inaccurately entered words by identifying alternative button press type combinations that conform to the number of button presses in a button press type sequence. The number of possible alternative combinations compounds as the number of button presses in a sequence increases. The disclosed improvement reduces the number of possible alternative button press type sequences by including interspersed time-independent selection buttons among the time-dependent ones. The algorithm divides the button press type sequence into segments at each time-independent button press type of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Michael William Murphy
  • Patent number: 10218673
    Abstract: A web content display system including a provided interface, a processor, a storage unit and an operation interface. The processor is coupled to the provided interface, the storage unit and the operation interface. The provided interface is for inputting a web address with an authorization data corresponding thereto. The processor acquires and analyzes at least one web content corresponding to the web address to obtain a title, an article content with a display format corresponding thereto and an original marketing content with a display format corresponding thereto. The storage unit stores analyzed information and a third party marketing content. The operation interface receives a request for the title from a user device. The processor generates an embedded code executed by a web browser to display a reorganized web content. The article contents of the reorganized web content and the web content have the same display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Hsiang-Lun Lin, Hsiang-Lung Yang, Ping-Che Yang, Tsun Ku
  • Patent number: 10203833
    Abstract: In one example of the disclosure, a set of image frames of a software application display, taken in sequence over a recording period, is obtained. For each frame from the set, a count of image areas that changed as between the frame and an adjacent frame is determined, and the count is recorded in correlation with order of recording of the frame relative to other frames of the set. An application-active period during which consecutive frames have changed-areas counts exceeding a changed-areas threshold is identified. Upon determining that duration of the application-active period exceeds a threshold period, a recommendation to modify the application is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Rachel Kahana Samet, Dror Saaroni
  • Patent number: 10198161
    Abstract: A method of and system enabling asynchronous communication, whereby a message comprising an image or video is sent to one or more individuals or groups, a recipient of which is presented with the opportunity to capture an image, video, and/or auditory response, and to communicate that response to one or more of the sending individual, said one or more individuals or groups, or a second one or more individuals or groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Faysee Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Collins, Jesse Collins, Michael Sitchenko
  • Patent number: 10198246
    Abstract: A method for controlling an interactive display is provided. The method receives a set of voice input data, via a voice input device communicatively coupled to the interactive display; interprets, by at least one processor, the set of voice input data to produce an interpreted result, wherein the at least one processor is communicatively coupled to the voice input device and the interactive display; presents, by the interactive display, a text representation of the interpreted result coupled to a user-controlled cursor; receives, by a user interface, a user input selection of a textual or graphical element presented by the interactive display, wherein the user interface is communicatively coupled to the at least one processor and the interactive display; and performs, by the at least one processor, an operation associated with the interpreted result and the user input selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Vasantha Selvi Paulraj, Kiran Gopala Krishna, Jitender Kumar Agarwal, Sivaprakash Pasupathi
  • Patent number: 10191610
    Abstract: Focus indication is implemented for components displayed on a display device. A first signal is accepted from a first user input device to change focus to a first selected component on the display device. A focus indicator is provided in association with the first selected component in response to the first signal. A second signal is accepted from a mouse or touch user input device to change focus to a second selected component. A determination is made that focus has changed in response to an input from the mouse or touch user input device. Display of the focus indicator is suppressed for the second selected component in response to the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: James Evans
  • Patent number: 10185459
    Abstract: A display processing method, a display processing apparatus and an electronic device are described. The display processing method includes obtaining information from a second application when an interface of a first application is displayed in a predetermined region of a display screen of a display device; displaying prompt information on the information, on the interface of the first application; receiving a first operation on the prompt information; dividing the predetermined region into a first region and a second region, in response to the first operation; and displaying at least a part of the interface of the first application in the first region, and displaying an interface of the second application in the second region, wherein the information is displayed in the interface of the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Yan Gao, Jie Xia, Xiaotian Zhu
  • Patent number: 10181992
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to provide host-independent resource monitoring for distributed networks. The method includes determining, from a set of jobs, one or more jobs to execute that monitor the status of resources within a distributed network. The method determines one or more environments in which to run the one or more jobs, and instantiates the one or more jobs with one or more environment variables for the determined one or more environments such that the one or more jobs are configured for operation in the determined one or more environments. The method accordingly displays, using a graphical user interface, a job environment matrix including a list of the set of jobs in conjunction with a running status of each of the jobs in each of one or more environments. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventor: Jiaqi Guo
  • Patent number: 10165023
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of providing a user with a web-browser supplement is disclosed. One method includes providing access to a focal group, wherein the focal group includes at least one member having at least one association with the user. Access is provided to information associated with the at least one member having relevance to the focal group. Web browsing by the user is supplemented by the information of the members of the focal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Davar, Serge M. Krasnyansky
  • Patent number: 10152536
    Abstract: An example implementation involves a controller device detecting a first input in a control interface of a first application. Based on the first input, the controller device sends over a local area network (LAN) to a media playback system, a command that instructs the media playback system to play back media provided by a first streaming audio service. The controller device displays, in the control interface of the first application, an indication of a suggested second application that is operable to provide access to a second streaming audio service that is different from the first streaming media service. The controller device detects a second input in the first application, wherein the second input comprises a selection of the suggested second application. Based on the second input, the controller device downloads the second application to data storage of the controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher D. Butts
  • Patent number: 10154119
    Abstract: A method and system including a display; a memory storing processor-executable process steps; and a processor to execute the processor-executable process steps to cause the system to: present a user interface on a display, the user interface including one or more sub-actions associated with a core action, and one or more user-entry sub-action fields associated with the one or more sub-actions; receive data in one or more of the displayed user-entry sub-action fields, wherein the received data is entered by a first user; present a sharable action indicator in response to reception of the data in the one or more displayed user-entry sub-action fields; in response to a first user selection of the sharable action indicator, display a list of one or more additional users; and in response to selection by the first user of at least one of the one or more additional users, transmit a notification to the selected one or more additional users indicating that the core action has been shared with them by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Srinath Warrier
  • Patent number: 7984385
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes displaying, within a user interface of a digital media system, a bounded region representing at least a portion of a media item, the media item comprising a plurality of frames, determining a position of a cursor within the bounded region, and displaying within the bounded region a frame from among the plurality of frames based on the determined cursor position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Ubillos