Patents Examined by Claudia Dragoescu
  • Patent number: 10331221
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for analyzing interactions between a user and a computing device include analyzing user interaction data to identify a plurality of user gestures, and analyzing the gestures to identify those likely to represent user struggles or difficulties encountered with a user interface. A predictive model is generated from this analysis for use in identifying user gestures likely to represent user struggles during further user sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SessionCam Limited
    Inventors: Richard Churchill, Joao Duarte
  • Patent number: 10324607
    Abstract: A computer program product produces a non-modal graphical user control element as part of a ribbon for use within an application program providing real-time status information about the application program. The computer code comprises computer code for producing the non-modal graphical user control element on a ribbon graphically displayed within the application program. Additionally, the computer code includes computer code for receiving from the application program a status message of a predefined category and visually placing the status message on the non-modal graphical user control element. Application specific position information associated with the status message is received and responsive to user selection of the graphical user control element the application program switches to computer code associated with the application specific position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hexagon Technology Center GMBH
    Inventor: Keith D. Harvey
  • Patent number: 10324675
    Abstract: A method is provided for enabling sharing of data. The method comprises defining a sharing region corresponding to a portion of a surface of an apparatus. The method further comprises enabling sharing of data with an external device in response to user input associating the data with the sharing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Shunichi Kasahara, Yasuyuki Koga, Seiji Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10324617
    Abstract: Provided are an operation control method and a terminal. The operation control method includes: identifying an operation trace activated on a terminal screen by a user; judging whether the operation trace is in an area where a grid path is located, the grid path being composed of gap regions among various application icons on a terminal interface; and if the operation trace is in the area where the grid path is located, then executing a shortcut operation corresponding to the operation trace. The method makes full use of gaps among application icons, and performs certain shortcut operations according to operation traces in the gaps so as to be effectively differentiated from other existing shortcut operation gesture areas to facilitate a user to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijuan Yu, Xueying Jing
  • Patent number: 10318113
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of a digital content system allow a user to conveniently search and/or navigate through a collection of digital content items. In particular, a user can interact with a client device to search for and identify one or more digital content items within a collection of digital content items. For example, the digital content system may provide a photo from a collection of photos via a graphical user interface. The digital content system can receive a user input identifying a selection of one or more visual features within the photo. Based on the selected visual feature(s), the digital content system may identify photos from the collection of photos that include the identified visual feature(s) and provide access to the identified photos via the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Belhumeur, David J. Kriegman, Thomas Berg
  • Patent number: 10289290
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying a portion of plurality of background applications are provided, wherein an open application is in the foreground and one or more other open applications are in the background. The method includes receiving a user input to display an application currently in the background, in response to the user input, removing a portion of the application in the foreground, at a location on the display screen where the portion of the foreground application is removed, displaying at least a portion of an application currently in the background, and maintaining, at remaining locations, display of the application in the foreground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunseok Gil
  • Patent number: 10282428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer installation for the management of a set of files, comprising a network including a server and a workstation, said installation further comprising a graphical user interface that is adapted to: —display a virtual space (1) as well as a first icon that represents one of said files (A) of the set of files, said first icon being placed within said virtual space (1), —enable a user of said workstation to control, by interaction of the control peripheral with said first icon, the display of a first interactive tool enabling said user to record on said server the existence of a link between said first file and at least another one of said files of the set of files. Computer installation for the management of a set of files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ESPERAR
    Inventor: Bertrand Jean Szymkowiak
  • Patent number: 10275123
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided. A method includes at an electronic device with one or more processors, a display, and memory, displaying, by the display, a playback position indicator for a media file; receiving, by the electronic device, a user input for adjusting a position of the playback position indicator from a first position of the media file to a second position of the media file; and in response to receiving the user input, displaying, by the display, a snippet from a document corresponding to content of the media file at the second position of the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Eugene R. Siew, Allison M. Styer, Mark Ambachtsheer, Xiang Cao, Alastair K. Fettes, Yaniv Gur, Martin J. Murrett, Jacob Refstrup
  • Patent number: 10275149
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic device and a method for controlling a text input in an electronic device. The method includes detecting at least one touch input, determining a total number of touches that have made the touch input from the detected touch input, and controlling functions related to a text input, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Byung-Jai Im
  • Patent number: 10261663
    Abstract: A method requires a mandatory comment in a software productivity tool, comprising: opening in the software productivity tool a document stored in a non-volatile hardware data storage device; receiving a definition of an actionable data item of the document; receiving a request for an action associated with the item; determining if the action triggers a predefined comment rule; if triggered, then: requiring a mandatory comment; storing the accepted entered comment in the non-volatile hardware data storage device; and performing the requested action. A method specifies a mandatory comment, comprising: receiving a definition of an actionable data item of the document; receiving a definition of a comment rule related to an action on the item; receiving a definition of a comment criteria associated with the comment rule; and storing the actionable data item, the triggering criteria, and the comment criteria in a non-volatile storage device of a hardware device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Anthony Ritz, Willie Eide, Ephie Risho
  • Patent number: 10250735
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying relevant user interface objects when a device is placed into viewing position are disclosed. The device can update its display in response to user input. Display updates can be based on a logical arrangement of user interface information along a z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Daniel C. Gross, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10235873
    Abstract: A system and method wherein geographic data is used to configure a controlling device to control operations of a target device and/or to configure the controlling device to control tuning operations of a target device. The system additionally provides for the harmonization of controlling device configurations made on the controlling device and/or a remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Brandt J. Thompson, Jon Gallegos, Jason L. Godwin, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10235020
    Abstract: A solution is provided for presenting content items of a digital magazine to a user of a digital magazine server, where a dynamic index is provided to indicate which content items are currently displayed on a display of the computing device. Multiple content items of the digital magazine can be arranged in a content panel. A dynamic index is synchronized with the display region of the content panel such that when a position of the display region of the content panel changes, a dynamic index is updated to indicate the changed position of the display region of the content panel. A portion of a content item can be displayed or hidden depending on current user interaction with the display panel. The display region indicator indicates the displayed portions of the content items and their corresponding hidden portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventor: Guy Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10235015
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display surface of an operator control device in a vehicle, wherein data for a menu structure having menus in different levels is stored in a memory and the presence of an actuating object in a detection region is detected and the menus of the menu structure include a subsurface for displaying vehicle-specific information, wherein the subsurface having the vehicle-specific information is displayed or modified in the associated menu on the display surface only if it is detected that the actuating object enters into the detection region or exits from the detection region. Also disclosed is a corresponding operator control device in the vehicle for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Heino Wengelnik, Andreas Medler
  • Patent number: 10228839
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computing device may include a first display device and a second display device that are both touch sensitive devices. An auto-scroll module executing on the computing device may create an input area on at least one of the first display device or the second display device based on an orientation of the computing device. The auto-scroll module may automatically scroll the input area as input is received in the input area. The automatic scrolling may include removing a portion of the input being displayed in the input area, recognizing text in the portion of the input, and displaying the text in a text area of a window associated with an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, Preeth K. Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10219784
    Abstract: An ultrasound system and a method of editing a label displayed with an ultrasound image are provided. The ultrasound system displays a plurality of labels generated based on a predetermined threshold value on the ultrasound image, receives a selection signal for selecting at least one label from the plurality of labels and an adjustment signal for adjusting the predetermined threshold value, generates at least one new label based on a threshold value adjusted according to the adjustment signal, and replaces and displays some of the at least one new label on a region corresponding to the at least one selected label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang-hee Lee, Jun-sang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10216472
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a microphone recording audio data comprising first and second sections, a screen capable of detecting input of strokes on a surface thereof, a receiver configured to receive stroke data representing strokes input on other electronic devices during a period of the recording, and a hardware processor. The hardware process is configured to determine a first number of users who performed or devices that processed handwriting inputs in the first section, determine a second number of users who performed or devices that processed handwriting inputs in the second section, conditionally display on the screen a first object representing the first section in a first display style, and conditionally display on the screen a second object representing the second section in a second display style, the first and second numbers being different and the first and second display styles being visually distinguishable from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA CLIENT SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10175844
    Abstract: An interface environment captures and stores complex and variable data from a user in a rapid, robust, adaptable, and structured manner. The interface environment includes a display of a document, and the document includes one or more contextual objects. Each contextual object is responsive to an input of a user changing the content of the contextual object, and adds or removes from the document one or more contextual objects. The one or more contextual objects are added or removed in accordance with the content of the contextual object mapped to a definition in a domain specific knowledge for the document and in response to external applications monitoring the contextual objects. The interface environment is applicable to all types of domains including healthcare, point-of-sale, legal, financial, and other services. The document and the contextual objects are saved to a database and accessible by other external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Ricky Steven Pionkowski
  • Patent number: 10149130
    Abstract: A method of outputting notification of data reception in a device configured to transmit and receive data to and from an external device and a computer program recorded on a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, which when executed by a processor, is configured to cause the device to perform the method are provided. The method includes receiving, by a processor of the device, data from the external device, determining, by the processor of the device, an importance of notification by recognizing at least one of a state of the device and surrounding circumstances of the device, and outputting. by the processor of the device, the notification of the data reception when the determined importance of the notification exceeds a first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Line Corporation
    Inventor: Won Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10133461
    Abstract: A method for enhancing interaction between a customer and a customer service representative of a company is provided. A graphical user interface (GUI) of a windows control tool is displayed. A type of an interaction between the customer and the customer service representative at a computer operated by the company is determined. One or more applications associated with the type of interaction are launched based on a predetermined display layout associated with the type of interaction. One or more application windows corresponding to the launched applications are arranged on a screen based on the predetermined display layout associated with the type of interaction. The windows control tool is configured to control the one or more application windows based on customer service representative's input. The GUI of the windows control tool displays a plurality of window objects corresponding to the one or more launched applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: David W. Roberts, Aaron Quade, Steven D. Sternitzke