Patents Examined by Cao (Kevin) Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9483277
    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: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventors: Richard James Cole, Stephanie Robesky, Benjamin Dove, Natasha Valerie Sopieva
  • Patent number: 8996998
    Abstract: Systems and processes that incorporate teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, transmitting a client program having a graphical user interface to a media device accessible via an interactive television network. Temporal actions of users are collected, while presenting a media program of the client program. A symbolic overlay of the client program is generated including a linear presentation of the timeline corresponding to temporal progression of presentation of the media program, and an iconic symbol corresponding to the temporal action that superimposes the symbolic overlay onto the media content. The iconic symbol enables association of comments with the media content. The comments are presented by at least one symbol situated relative to the linear presentation of the timeline corresponding to the temporal progression of the media. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Patent number: 8863001
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a mechanism to allow end users to install web applications and websites onto their desktop. In accordance with one or more embodiments, client-side code can be utilized to allow developers associated with a website to define boundaries associated with user interaction, and have those boundaries enforced by a run-time engine. In at least some embodiments, developers can provide, through JavaScript code and/or HTML markup, various configurations for the creation of a start menu shortcut, navigation, and so-called jumplist integration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jane T. Kim, Mary-Lynne Williams, Martin J. Hall, Jess S. Holbrook, Bruce A. Morgan, Alexander H. Malek, Israel Hilerio
  • Patent number: 8839137
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a touch panel that detects a first user input, a communication unit that communicates with a portable terminal which detects a second user input, a data obtaining unit that obtains content data including an operable object, a display output unit that outputs a content image which displays the object, and a control unit that controls an operation of the object displayed in the content image, wherein the control unit executes a first operation of the object if the first user input is detected by the touch panel, and executes a second operation of the object if the second user input is received from the portable terminal by the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8788969
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display; a storing module, an accessing module, a display controller, a sensing module, and a file operating module. The accessing module obtains a folder representative icon from the storage module. The display controller displays the folder representative icon on the touch-sensitive display. The sensing module detects a first slide operation along a first direction on the folder representative icon. The file operating module spreads out a first display window, along the first direction from a side of the folder representative icon to display the sub-folder representative icon. The sensing module further detects a second slide operation on the sub-folder representative icon. The file operating module further spreads out the second display window, along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, from a side of the sub-folder representative icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tay-Yang Lin, Chin-Feng Chen, Shu-Ming Liu, Chi-Tse Shih, Ni-Chun Hou, Hsin-Chih Hsu, Cheng-Hsiu Du
  • Patent number: 8745521
    Abstract: A system and method of creating annotations for graphical user interface (GUI) objects is provided. The annotations may be based on best candidate GUI objects that are in the vicinity of GUI objects that need annotation. The best candidate GUI object may be selected based on the position of an unannotated GUI object, a position of candidate GUI objects, a role of the unannotated GUI object, and a precedence criteria of the unannotated GUI object. The precedence criteria may include a position preference for candidate GUI objects in relation to unannotated GUI objects. The annotations may also be based on information within a self-described GUI object. Options can be specified to define how the annotations are extracted from candidate GUI objects and self-described GUI objects. The annotation of GUI objects can assist non-technical users in the automated testing and documentation of GUIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Original Software Group Limited
    Inventor: Christopher Colin Armitage
  • Patent number: 8656289
    Abstract: A system and method for managing and displaying data messages includes a computing device configured to receive stream data, assign data messages of the stream data to one or more display columns of a graphical user interface, and display the data messages in the assigned columns. The stream data may be embodied as short data messages such as text messages having predetermined maximum character length. The data messages may be assigned to the display columns based on meta-data associated with the data messages such as the author of the data message, the source of the data message, and/or the type of the data message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tweetdeck, Inc.
    Inventor: Iain Gregory Dodsworth
  • Patent number: 8566749
    Abstract: A computer facilitates multiple parameters data analysis by special visualization and navigation methods. Data to be analyzed is loaded from an external source the computer displays the data in response to user input using a variety of methods including data tables, slices of data spaces, hierarchically navigated data spaces, dynamic slice tables, filters, sorting, color-mapping, numerical operations, and other methods. Data and inputs are shared among multiple users for collaborative analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Alexey Kashik, George Gogonenkov
  • Patent number: 8443300
    Abstract: Computerized methods and systems for three-dimensional (3-D) displaying and navigating of search results are provided. In embodiments, a criterion may be received from a user of a publication system. A database associated with the publication system may be searched based on the criterion. Search results retrieved from the database may be displayed on at least one side of a 3-D interface object. At least one control may be displayed proximate to the three 3-D interface object. The control may be used to navigate the 3-D interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Kumar Nankani
  • Patent number: 8386939
    Abstract: A system for generating, on a user terminal, a user interface having at least two interface items, where the system is configured to store at least two sets of data each corresponding to the interface items. A first set of data includes data for generating and controlling the performance of an operation associated with a first of interface items, and a second said set of data includes data for generating and controlling the performance of an operation associated with a second of the interface items. When a user interacts with the first interface item, the system is configured to perform the action associated with the first interface item, independent of the second interface item and without performing any other action corresponding to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Cokinetic Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Kris Stevens, David J. Shulman, Kevin J. Lennon, Michael Baresich
  • Patent number: 8316303
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device, including a controller to: transmit a client program having a graphical user interface (GUI) to a media device operating in an interactive television (iTV) network, wherein the client program presents a symbolic overlay that superimposes onto media content received by the media device and enables the media device to associate comments with the media content received at the media device, and wherein the comments are presented by at least one symbol in a temporal vicinity of the media content; and perform a highlighting event when a cursor of an input device is positioned at or near the at least one symbol of the presentation of the symbolic overlay. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert Arthur King
  • Patent number: 8266546
    Abstract: A manufacturer or other retailer provides a consumer with a graphical user interface for customizing an article. The graphical user interface includes an analog-style selection control that allows a user to select at least one characteristic of a feature of the article. With this type of selection control, a consumer need not select a particular control value or designate a combination of control values to choose a characteristic for a feature of an article to be custom-manufactured. Instead, the consumer need only select a position or value relative to a range of positions or values provided by the analog-style selection control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalie A. Candrian, Shane S. Kohatsu
  • Patent number: 8042061
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interface presentation are described. A user interface for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user interfaces in accordance with the personal characteristic information. A user access profile level for the user may be selected among a plurality of available user access profile levels in accordance with the personal characteristic information. Product information may be selected in accordance with the age data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Benjamin Hunter Stotts, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 8032838
    Abstract: A system and method of processing a markup language based electronic mail includes identifying in a head section of markup language code any style rules for rendering the markup language based e-mail and sorting the style rules in order of reference in the markup language code, interleaving the style rules for placement in a body section of one or more blocks of markup language code corresponding to one or more sections of the markup language based e-mail, wherein interleaving is based on predetermined rules, and storing the one or more blocks of markup language code including the interleaved style rules as separately downloadable blocks of data corresponding to sections of the markup language based e-mail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Research In Motion Limited
    Inventors: David Sze, Gerhard D. Klassen, David Tapuska
  • Patent number: 8015490
    Abstract: The present invention has been made to facilitate search or management of video data. The present invention generates a display space defined by display axes determined by feature parameters representing the feature of video data or audio data or associated parameters linked to the video data or audio data, converts feature values designated by the feature parameters or associated values designated by the associated parameters into coordinate parameters corresponding to a position on the display axes on the display space, and displays the video data through a display window on the display space in accordance with the change of the position corresponding to the converted coordinate parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Ogikubo
  • Patent number: 8006188
    Abstract: In an implementation of component localization, control components are maintained that each define a localization format, such as a display format for a section of a display. A locale designation is received and a control component is obtained that corresponds to a locale. Display data is generated that includes the control component in a display format defined by the control component and which corresponds to the designated locale according the defined localization format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Marek L. Gorecki, Reeves H. Briggs
  • Patent number: 7987431
    Abstract: A computerized method of presenting information from a variety of sources on a display device. Specifically the present disclosure presents a graphical user interface for organizing the simultaneous display of information from a multitude of information sources. In particular, the present technology comprises a graphical user interface which organizes content from a variety of information sources into a grid of tiles, each of which can refresh its content independently of the others. The grid functionality manages the refresh rates of the multiple information sources. Both a grid and individual tiles may be communicated independently of one another to other devices or users. According to some embodiments, the method of the present invention allocates refresh rates to tiles according to priorities that are assigned based on identifiers such as quality of service (QoS) tags associated with one or more of the information sources. The present invention is intended to operate in a platform independent manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Surfcast, Inc.
    Inventors: Ovid Santoro, Klaus Lagermann, Tom Dechaene
  • Patent number: 7937666
    Abstract: Techniques for collecting data via a display page are disclosed. A data entry field that does not display a current value associated with the data entry field is provided in the display page. A display field configured to display at least a portion of the current value associated with the data entry field is included in the display page selectively, e.g., at a time when a display criteria is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan R. Klems, Yousuf Ajmerwala, Ronald A. La Motte, Piyush Patel
  • Patent number: 7937660
    Abstract: A stent-graft planning system is a web-based system that assists a physician in selecting and ordering the right stent-graft online in real-time. The stent-graft planning system provides a physician with a two-dimensional (2D) graphic model reflecting the individual vessel anatomy, e.g., aneurismal anatomy, and the selected stent graft in that anatomy. By comparing the graphic model with the image of the patient's vessels, the physician can note any dimensions that are inconsistent with the graphic image and problems with the stent-graft placement. Each collected measurement is validated and the physician is warned if the measurement suggests a problem. The stent-graft system automatically generates the most suitable stent graft for an individual patient. After reviewing the selected stent graft in the 2D model, the stent graft can be ordered online.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Christoph A. Binkert
  • Patent number: 7930639
    Abstract: Systems and methods that discover relations and correlates among disparate pieces of data, to infer possible relationships between the industrial process and historian data/events to improve industrial operations. A correlation component can employ heuristic models to capture process data/event data, and can further include an implicit correlation component and an explicit correlation component. Accordingly, relations among various parameters can be discovered (e.g., dynamically) and proper corrective adjustments supplied to the industrial process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Baier, Taryl J. Jasper, John T. Campbell, Robert J. McGreevy, Frank Anthony Palmieri, Jr., Robert J. Herbst