Patents Examined by Cong-Lac Huynh
  • Patent number: 10044793
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium stores computer-executable instructions. When the instructions are executed by a processor, the instructions cause an information processing apparatus including a communication section configured to communicate with external devices including a server machine on a network, to perform: a process of acquiring hyperlink information corresponding to a hyperlink from document data; a process of acquiring contents specified by the hyperlink information; a process of transmitting the contents to the server machine via the communication section; a process of acquiring, from the server machine, one of URL for acquiring the contents transmitted and URL-related information related to the URL, via the communication section; and a process of generating combined document data in which the URL is combined with the document data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Itogawa
  • Patent number: 10042829
    Abstract: Systems and methods of measuring the visibility of overlay content in a display of a computing device are provided. A page renderer can identify a position of a video block with respect to a web page rendered on the client device, identify a portion of the web page visible in a viewport of the client device, identify a portion of the video block visible in the viewport, and pass data identifying the portion of the video block visible in the viewport to an element renderer. The element renderer can receive the data, identify a position of overlay content with respect to the video block, compare the position of the overlay content to the portion of the video block visible in the viewport to determine visibility of the overlay content in the viewport, determine whether the visibility meets a visibility threshold, and provide visibility data to a records server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Durbin, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10042549
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, one or more processors, and memory detects a first portion of a gesture, and determines that the first portion has a first gesture characteristic. The device selects a dynamic disambiguation threshold in accordance with the first gesture characteristic. The dynamic disambiguation threshold is used to determine whether to perform a first type of operation or a second type of operation when a first kind of gesture is detected. The device determines that the gesture is of the first kind of gesture. After selecting the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device determines whether the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold. When the gesture meets the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the first type of operation, and when the gesture does not meet the dynamic disambiguation threshold, the device performs the second type of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Britt S. Miura, Akiva D. Leffert
  • Patent number: 10037137
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: presenting, on an input and display device, one or more input fields for an underlying application; detecting, using the input and display device, one or more handwriting input strokes provided to an input field overlay application; determining, using a processor, an input field targeting characteristic based on the one or more handwriting input strokes; selecting one of the one or more input fields as a target input field based on the input field targeting characteristic; and inserting a converted form of the one or more handwriting input strokes into the target input field. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Jon Wayne Heim, Russell Speight VanBlon, Grigori Zaitsev, Jason Peter Sallinger, John Weldon Nicholson
  • Patent number: 10032071
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, in an overlay handwriting application, one or more handwriting strokes; processing the one or more handwriting strokes to obtain at least one candidate machine input word; generating, using a spell check application, at least one spell check word using the at least one candidate machine input word; and providing, on a display device, the at least one spell check word generated by the spell check application. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Joshua Neil Novak, Steven Richard Perrin, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10033792
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that allow users to collaborate in relationship to data views, application displays, applications or events. A user can type in a text view related to a specific view in an application display, and the information is shared with other users that take part in sharing that view. A user that expresses an interest in an event is notified about the event and has the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users (e.g. by text). The particular form of interaction (and sharing) can be selectively specified. This interaction is comparable to a dynamic bulletin board where the subject is event driven. In the case of an event interest(s), users specify their interest (e.g. in other user application events or system events) and the system automatically alerts them to the occurrence of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 10025767
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for determining the layout of a form automatically to accommodate text in the form. Under the method and apparatus, a set of parameters define the sizing and alignment of elements of the form. Sizing and positioning instructions that are separate from the sizing and alignment parameters set the sizing and positioning of elements of the form based on the sizing and alignment parameters. The instructions determine the minimum size for the form, based in part on text in the form. The difference between the minimum size for the form and a desired size for the form is then distributed across the form to size and position the elements in the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Thomson, Dmitri Davydok, Anthony Lee, Ian Carl Legler
  • Patent number: 10013408
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reception unit, a display, a detection unit, and a changing unit. The reception unit receives sticky note information indicating a sticky note to be attached to a mount sheet. The display displays the sticky note information received by the reception unit as a newly arrived sticky note on the mount sheet. The detection unit detects that a status of the newly arrived sticky note has changed. The changing unit changes display of the newly arrived sticky note for which a change is detected by the detection unit into display as a non-newly arrived sticky note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nakamori, Kazunori Horikiri, Yusuke Kano, Nobuyuki Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 10007420
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting at least two object displayed contiguously, determining a line interval of the at least two objects, and reconfiguring an interval of the at least two objects based on the determined line interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Hyung Jung, Hyo-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9990440
    Abstract: Software on a client device presents a webpage through a browser. The webpage is from an online content-aggregation website and includes a plurality of panels containing a plurality of content items. The software selectively pre-loads into a cache a resource associated with a content item in a panel if the content item is relatively persistent in comparison to other content items. The cache is controlled by the browser. The software retrieves the resource from the cache upon receiving command from a user and presents the resource through the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Krutzler, Edward J. Campbell, III, Amit Motgi, Gamaiel Zavala, Arons Lee, Devrim Tufan
  • Patent number: 9971846
    Abstract: A first document may be requested and received from a server device. Based on the first document, a web page may be rendered for display. The rendered web page may include a set of selectable items, each corresponding to a respective type of web page content. The set of selectable items may be defined in a user profile of a user associated with the client device. It may be determined that a scroll position of the rendered web page has a particular characteristic. Perhaps in response to determining that the scroll position of the rendered web page has the particular characteristic, one of the selectable items may be selected. A second document may be requested and received from the server device. The second document may be associated with the selected item. Based on the first document and the second document, the web page may be re-rendered for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Krecichwost, Ronald Pereira Parsons
  • Patent number: 9971747
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alert management in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computing device includes a processor, an operating system configuring the processor to create a computing environment, an alert platform application, an alert pop up page file stored within the storage and containing instructions written in the rendering language to render a pop up page, and an alert history database containing alert data including an alert ID, display metadata, and application data, wherein the alert history database is configured to be queried to retrieve alert data, wherein the alert platform application is configured to query the alert history database to retrieve alert data, and wherein the alert platform application is configured to inject at least a portion of display metadata from alert data into the instructions from the alert pop up page file and render an alert pop up page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SweetLabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Bourke, Blake Machado, Brian Sleiter
  • Patent number: 9959350
    Abstract: A system gathers information on important and influential people and uses an ontology to build a social graph. The information is organized based on this social graph and provided to users as a service. The system uses ontology models to identify connectivity between entities (e.g., people, organizations, events, and things) in the social graph. Through its ontology, the system can determine, interpret, and represent the relationships of people that occur in the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Relationship Science LLC
    Inventors: Neal Goldman, John C. Dingee
  • Patent number: 9959251
    Abstract: The structure of a digital content item is used to socially connect users consuming the digital content item. The structured representation of the digital content item is determined. This structured representation is analyzed to identify key events within the digital content item. A user's current location within the digital content item is identified. Social communications of the user are filtered responsive to the user's current location and the identified key events within the digital content item. In this way, the user may peruse social media without inadvertently reading communications that give away (e.g., spoil) key events such as important plot points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michael Salomon Morton, Jeremy Faller
  • Patent number: 9952747
    Abstract: Disclosed are various implementations for updating information displayed in a user interface containing structured data fields. Information changing relative to a previous user interface is emphasized. Information remaining unchanged relative to the previous user interface can be deemphasized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Russell, Justin David Kelly
  • Patent number: 9946441
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for facilitating and organizing the creative process of planning events either along one line, or multiple in parallel, with a designated order but not at specific points in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Kai Austin
  • Patent number: 9940312
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transferring a web content display from one container to another container are disclosed. A request to transfer a first web content display hosted in a first container having a first document object model (DOM) tree to a second container having a second DOM tree is received. The first web content display has a state comprising a plurality of state components. A second web content display hosted in the second container is created. If a first state component is dependent on a property of the first DOM tree associated with a host of the first web content display: the first state component is adjusted in the second web content display according to a corresponding property of the second DOM tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Fady Samuel
  • Patent number: 9940308
    Abstract: To display a news feed in a social network environment, a social networking system generates news items regarding activities associated with a user of a social network environment. The social networking system may also attach an informational link associated with at least one of the activities to at least one of the news items, limit access to the news items to a predetermined set of viewers, and assign an order to the news items. The news items may be displayed in the assigned order to at least one viewing user of the predetermined set of viewers, and the number of news items displayed may be dynamically limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Zuckerberg, Ruchi Sanghvi, Andrew G. Bosworth, Chris Cox, Aaron Sittig, Chris Hughes, Katie Geminder, Daniel Corson
  • Patent number: 9934207
    Abstract: A web page may be rendered for display on a client device. The rendered web page may be based on a first document, and may include a plurality of selectable items corresponding to respective types of web page content. It may be determined that a first scroll position of the rendered web page has a first characteristic. Possibly responsive to this determination, a second document may be requested and received from a server device. The web page may be re-rendered for display on the client device, including content from the first document and the second document. It may be determined that a second scroll position of the re-rendered web page has a second characteristic. Possibly responsive to this determination, the web page may be further re-rendered for display on the client device, including content from the second document, but not the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Publishing Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Krecichwost, Jeremy Wayne Majors, Dennis J. Huh
  • Patent number: 9917917
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for prefetching of objects referenced on a network page. An encoded network page referring to at least one item is retrieved. The same item is included on a second network page. In response to an indication of user interest in the item on the first network page, at least an initial portion of a video resource associated with the indicated item and included on the second network page is retrieved. In response to a user selection of the same item, the retrieved initial portion of the video resource is rendered on the second network page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sean M. Scott, Devraj Varadhan