Patents Examined by Chau T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11113355
    Abstract: A network server includes a webpage provider, a user monitor, and a content selector. The webpage provider is configured to provide to a user terminal a webpage including a first region and a second region arranged in a first direction in response to a request from the user terminal. The first region includes pieces of first content arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction, and the second region includes pieces of second content arranged in the second direction. The user monitor is configured to detect an action of the user terminal for the pieces of first content. The content selector is configured to search for pieces of third content related to the content for which the action of the user terminal is detected among the pieces of first content in a database, and to include the pieces of third content in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NHN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jung Ho Ahn
  • Patent number: 11087069
    Abstract: A method of visually interacting with an electronically stored document having a plurality of visual objects. The method includes accessing the document that includes a closed region characterized by an open area boundary surrounding an open area. The method further includes displaying the document on a display. The method further includes receiving a user input of a region of interest within the document and in the open area. The method further includes iteratively, in a time interval of multiple segments, dynamically displaying a fill area in each of the multiple time segments. The fill area is defined by outwardly expanding vertices from the region of interest and bounded by an expanding fill perimeter limited by the open area boundary. The fill area is coextensive with the open area upon the fill perimeter coinciding with the open area boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Bluebeam, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph W. Wezorek
  • Patent number: 11087210
    Abstract: A method of operating a health tracking system is disclosed. The method comprises: receiving a first data record comprising at least a first descriptive string regarding a consumable item, the first descriptive string having at least one word thereof incorrectly spelled; generating a vector using the first descriptive string using a machine learning model; identifying a second descriptive string which corresponds to the consumable item and which has a correct spelling of the at least one incorrectly spelled word by applying the machine learning model to the generated vector; calculating a confidence factor regarding the identified second descriptive string using the machine learning model; and when it is determined that the confidence factor exceeds a predetermined threshold, (i) modifying the first data record by replacing the first descriptive string with the second descriptive string, and (ii) storing the modified first data record in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenzhe Xue, Hesamoddin Salehian, Patrick Howell
  • Patent number: 11087075
    Abstract: A method to incorporate a first edit and a second edit into an electronic document includes receiving the first edit and the second edit having a shared position in the electronic document, and determining whether the second edit is privileged relative to the first edit. The method further includes responsive to determining that the second edit is not privileged relative to the first edit, requiring the second edit to be independently accepted prior to incorporating the second edit into the electronic document, and responsive to determining that the second edit is privileged relative to the first edit, incorporating the second edit into the electronic document without requiring the second edit to be independently accepted, and responsive to receiving an acceptance of the first edit, causing the first edit and the second edit to be incorporated into the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vance Julius Vagell, Fil Zembowicz, Luiz Amaral Franca Pereira Filho, Ian Gunn, Nikita Rybak
  • Patent number: 11087219
    Abstract: A semantic document generation system is described. The semantic document is composed of document details, people and meta-data. The semantic document is self-aware of the information it contains. The semantic document's structure and terms are governed by legal, logical and party related rules. A semantic contract can be created from a semantic document generation system. The semantic document generation system receives an indication of a type of a document to be generated and plurality of terms for the document from a plurality of sources. The terms are converted into triples. A plurality of rules governing the terms of the document is applied to the triples to generate a knowledge graph and determine whether terms from the different parties are compatible. The terms are determined to be compatible in a case where the plurality of rules governing terms of the document is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LEGISLATE TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Charles Brecque
  • Patent number: 11086498
    Abstract: Server-side chart layout for web applications is provided. Output of a server-side layout engine is exposed on the web via a server-side web service and a client-side web player that communicates with the web service. The web player is operative to send chart definitions to the web service, and receive a scene graph of a resultant chart layout. The scene graph includes normalized and annotated information to draw the chart, animate transitions, implement interactivities, and provide standardized accessibility locally within a web client. Aspects enable chart fidelity across native and browser endpoints, and provide faster chart load and render performance that is unaffected by growth of data size or expansions in provided chart features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Barry Christopher Allyn, Kurt William Berglund
  • Patent number: 11068664
    Abstract: A method for generating and presenting a comment excerpt in an online publication based on a comment in a comments section is provided. The method may include determining whether a passage from the comment in the comments section is relevant to a sentence in the online publication, and in response to determining that the passage from the comment is relevant to the sentence in the online publication, extracting the passage from the comment. The method may further include determining the scope of the comment that is associated with the extracted passage, wherein determining the scope of the comment comprises determining a context associated with the extracted passage based on text surrounding the extracted passage. The method may further include, based on the determined scope of the comment, generating the comment excerpt that corresponds to the comment. The method may further include presenting the comment excerpt within the online publication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott Carrier, Dwi Sianto Mansjur, Brendan Bull, Andrew G. Hicks
  • Patent number: 11017153
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for optimizing the loading of a web page. The server receives indications (e.g., Document Object Model (DOM) elements) of web page elements of interest of a web page from multiple client devices. The server updates a list of web page elements for the requested web page that is sorted in terms of popularity based on these received indications of web page elements of interest. The server may then appropriately respond to a request to retrieve that web page by accessing such a list and transmitting to the browser of the requesting client device the data to populate the content of the web page elements for the requested web page in an order based on the sorted list. In this manner, the browser will be able to optimize the loading of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ivory, Todd E. Kaplinger, Aaron K. Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 11017161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for rendering an annotatable image within an image viewer. An indication of an intent to annotate the annotatable image is received from a user. A meme generation interface is rendered with respect to the annotatable image. Meme annotation criteria is received from the user via the meme generation interface. The meme annotation criteria includes one or more of: a meme message, a meme position indicator, and a font type identifier. The annotatable image is modified based, at least in part, upon the meme annotation criteria, thus generating an annotated image. The annotated image is published to a meme publication website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Pasko, Michal Brzozowski, Wiktor Gworek, Zachary Yeskel
  • Patent number: 11017152
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for optimizing the loading of a web page. The server receives indications (e.g., Document Object Model (DOM) elements) of web page elements of interest of a web page from multiple client devices. The server updates a list of web page elements for the requested web page that is sorted in terms of popularity based on these received indications of web page elements of interest. The server may then appropriately respond to a request to retrieve that web page by accessing such a list and transmitting to the browser of the requesting client device the data to populate the content of the web page elements for the requested web page in an order based on the sorted list. In this manner, the browser will be able to optimize the loading of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ivory, Todd E. Kaplinger, Aaron K. Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Patent number: 11010539
    Abstract: Implementations of enhanced content collaboration technology are disclosed herein. In an implementation, a collaboration service determines which collaboration commands to surface in association with each user in a list of users collaborating on a document. The collaboration commands are selected based on each user's collaboration state. The service updates local applications with information indicative of the user state, so that the local applications may surface a user-specific, collaboration state-driven selection of commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Wilde, Jade Kessler, Ashlyn D. Zoecklein, Douglas L. Milvaney
  • Patent number: 11003344
    Abstract: A process, and corresponding system for performing the process, is described for editing and representing property values for a digital map. The process retrieves electronic map data from a style sheet corresponding to a vector map tile set for a digital map and displays map layer styles in a property editor panel, where each map style layer references a portion of the data and one or more visual style rules to apply to the portion. The process also displays a visual map with the map layer styles applied. Upon receiving selection of one or more map style layers from the plurality of map style layers, the process displays style layer properties and values corresponding to each. The process renders in the visual map only the selected one or more style layers marked as visible. As edits are made in the property editor panel, the visual map is updated to reflect the changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Mapbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Saman Bemel-Benrud, Thomas Christopher MacWright, Eden Halperin, Lauren Budorick, Qian Gao, Scott Andrews
  • Patent number: 10984169
    Abstract: A method for providing a dynamic loupe in a window of an electronic device. The method includes displaying a document in the window of the electronic device, displaying, using at least dimensions associated with a first sub-region of the document being displayed, the dynamic loupe for the first sub-region, receiving an instruction to associate the dynamic loupe with a second sub-region of the document being displayed, determining one or more dimensions of the second sub-region, and displaying, using at least the identified one or more dimensions, the dynamic loupe for the second sub-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nils Beck, Conrad Carlen
  • Patent number: 10963622
    Abstract: When a browsing computer navigates to a network document, such as a web page, the corresponding server also downloads computer readable formatting information necessary for the operating system of the browsing computer to render correctly any characters within the network document even if the fonts associated with those characters do not exist on the browsing computer prior to encountering the network document. An exposure module is also downloaded to the browsing computer. The exposure module is loaded onto the browsing computer, which in turn either permanently installs or temporarily exposes the operating system of the browsing computer to the computer readable font formatting information associated with the network document. As a result, the operating system of the browsing computer is able to display or otherwise process the network document correctly and consistently regardless of the computer readable fonts installed on the browsing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Clantech, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Adamson, III
  • Patent number: 10908809
    Abstract: A device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays a user interface including a user interface object at a first location. While displaying the user interface, the device detects a portion of an input, including a contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface corresponding to the user interface object. In response to detecting the portion of the input: upon determining that the portion of the input meets menu-display criteria, the device displays a plurality of selectable options that corresponds to the user interface object on the display; and, upon determining that the portion of the input meets object-move criteria, the device moves the user interface object or a representation thereof from the first location to a second location according to the movement of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mark K. Hauenstein, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Julian K. Missig, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 10878172
    Abstract: When a browsing computer navigates to a network document, such as a web page, the corresponding server also downloads computer readable formatting information necessary for the operating system of the browsing computer to render correctly any characters within the network document even if the fonts associated with those characters do not exist on the browsing computer prior to encountering the network document. An exposure module is also downloaded to the browsing computer. The exposure module is loaded onto the browsing computer, which in turn either permanently installs or temporarily exposes the operating system of the browsing computer to the computer readable font formatting information associated with the network document. As a result, the operating system of the browsing computer is able to display or otherwise process the network document correctly and consistently regardless of the computer readable fonts installed on the browsing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Clantech, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Adamson, III
  • Patent number: 10867120
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for manually and programmatically remediating websites to thereby facilitate website navigation by people with diverse abilities. For example, an administrator portal is provided for simplified, form-based creation and deployment of remediation code, and a machine learning system is utilized to create and suggest remediations based on past remediation history. Voice command systems and portable document format (PDF) remediation techniques are also provided for improving the accessibility of such websites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AudioEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean D. Bradley, Mark D. Baker, Jeffrey O. Jones, Kenny P. Hefner, Adam Finkelstein, Douglas J. Gilormo, Taylor R. Bodnar, David C. Pinckney, Charlie E. Blevins, Helena Laymon, Trevor C. Jones, Damien M. Carrillo
  • Patent number: 10855760
    Abstract: A method for synchronizing content between a first electronic device and a second electronic device in response to an input signal, includes: (a) receiving a first synchronization signal from the first computing device that is based on the input signal being received in the first electronic device; (b) mapping the first synchronization signal to a second synchronization signal based on mapping information accessible to the second electronic device, wherein the second synchronization signal includes information not represented by the first synchronization signal; and (c) transmitting the second synchronization signal to the second electronic device for processing, wherein (i) the input signal comprises one or more sensors; (ii) the first electronic device comprises a controller that interprets the input signal to provide the first synchronization signal, and (iii) the second electronic device comprises an actuator and wherein the second synchronization signal corresponds to a command for actuation in the secon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Cole Asher Ratias
  • Patent number: 10853407
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to execute a machine-learning process for identifying and understanding fine properties of various items of various types by using images and associated corresponding annotations, such as titles, captions, tags, keywords, or other textual information applied to these images. By use of a machine-learning process, the machine may perform property identification accurately and without human intervention. These item properties may be used as annotations for other images that have similar features. Accordingly, the machine may answer user-submitted questions, such as “What do rustic items look like?,” and items or images depicting items that are deemed to be rustic can be readily identified, classified, ranked, or any suitable combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: eBay, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Bhardwaj, Robinson Piramuthu, Vicente Ordonez-Roman, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Wei Di
  • Patent number: 10846328
    Abstract: Digital asset association techniques with search query data are described. In one example, A first digital asset is displayed at a location within digital content in a user interface. The location is specified using placeholder data of the digital content. An input is received via selection of an option as part of the user interface to initiate a search. Search query data associated with the placeholder data is obtained in response to the input. A search is initiated for a second digital asset using the search query data. The second digital asset is displayed at the location within the digital content in the user interface as specified by the placeholder data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Guillaume Le Bleis, Sachin Soni, Ajay Jain