Patents Examined by Cong-Lac Huynh
  • Patent number: 9110974
    Abstract: A user interface display aids in the navigation between representations of different levels of detail of a structured document. A drilldown corresponds to a greater level of detail and a drillup corresponds to a reduced level of detail. A user enters an input to perform either a drilldown or a drillup. A transition animation is generated to provide contextual information to aid a user to understand that the transition in representation is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ARADAIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daishi Harada
  • Patent number: 9105010
    Abstract: Techniques for sharing user interactions are disclosed. A user can effectively share content with a group of users in as little as one action by using a sharing control associated with the content. The sharing control can be implemented using links or voice activated commands. Other users can specify interest in user particular events and be automatically alerted to the occurrence of the events. The shared content may include many types of content such as news, alerts, messages, tables and/or charts. The sharing control can be displayed as a part of a web page, or in a display of a local application that is not a browser. The local application can be installed on a wireless PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 9098828
    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, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. 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: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 9098314
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a service list including a plurality of available services is displayed via a web-based display on a remote client device. Each available service may be, for example, associated with meta-data available at a server. A user selection of at least one of the available services may then be received. A platform list, including a plurality of potential execution platforms, may be displayed to the user and a user selection of one of the potential execution platforms may be received. The server may then automatically generate application code based on the selected available service, the meta-data associated with the selected available service, and the selected execution platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Guy Blank, Guy Soffer, Amir Naor, Gil Friedman, Shahar Man
  • Patent number: 9098829
    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, and where a user can specify who are allowed to participate. 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: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Dov Koren
  • Patent number: 9092419
    Abstract: An adaptation of standard edit distance spell-check algorithms leverages probability-based regional auto-correction algorithms and data structures for ambiguous keypads and other predictive text input systems to provide enhanced typing correction and spell-check features. Strategies for optimization and for ordering results of different types are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Kay, Erland Unruh, Gaurav Tandon
  • Patent number: 9092928
    Abstract: A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a possible content alteration. A further embodiment feature may include a record of secondary authorization rights applicable to substitute altered content incorporated in a derivative version. Various techniques may be used to incorporate substitute altered content in a derivative version of the media work in accordance with applicable substitution guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, William H. Mangione-Smith, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 9081856
    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: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sean M. Scott, Devraj Varadhan
  • Patent number: 9063924
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for implementing a mere-parser are disclosed. Text data is processed to generate one or more parse items. A boundary based attribute associated with one of the parse items is identified, and the identified mere attribute is associated with one or more of the remaining parse items that is not blocked from being associated with the boundary based attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: A-LIFE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Heinze, Mark L. Morsch
  • Patent number: 9058429
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for usability testing of remote interfaces or online applications via a user test application are disclosed. A parser of the user test application receives an HTTP request for a page of the interface or application to be tested from an evaluating participant. The parser creates an iframe that contains a URL of the user test application with a task URL related to the remote interface or online application to be tested appended to the URL. An HTTP request is made to the interface or online application based on the HTTP request and the user test application processes an HTTP response from the interface or online application and transmits the HTTP response to the participant as if the participant made the request directly from the remote interface or online application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Toby Biddle
  • Patent number: 9058311
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for operating a user communication device are provided herein. In a first example, method of operating a user communication device is provided which includes displaying a HTTP link associated with a media resource and receiving a user selection of the displayed HTTP link. The method also includes displaying a delivery time schedule menu for the media resource responsive to the user selection of the displayed HTTP link, and receiving a delivery time schedule instruction indicating a user-acceptable time frame for receipt of the media resource. The method also includes generating and transferring an HTTP request packet with an HTTP header that indicates the user-acceptable time frame for receipt of the media resource into the user communication device, and receiving the media resource associated with the HTTP link according to the delivery time schedule instruction and responsive to the HTTP header in the transferred HTTP request packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Daniel Joe Sershen, James Walter Norris, Jeffrey J. Klaumann
  • Patent number: 9037962
    Abstract: Import data is obtained from one or more source documents and used to generate proposed pre-import review data indicating the proposed use of the import data to auto-fill one or more data entry fields in one or more forms associated with a data management system. The proposed pre-import review data is provided to a user for review, editing, and correction, and any changes to the data entry fields in the proposed pre-import review data are recorded. The proposed pre-import review data and data indicating the user's edits, corrections, or changes to the proposed pre-import review data, are analyzed/compared to calculate an accuracy score for the proposed pre-import review data and one or more reports are generated and provided to the user indicating the accuracy score for the proposed pre-import review data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Vassar, Thomas R. Palfreyman, Gurmeet Singh
  • Patent number: 9037961
    Abstract: The dependency graph spreadsheet system allows for the capture of a sequence of calculations or formulas as a function. The function is stored as a function definition in a spreadsheet application. The function definition provides the ability to call or select a name or code associated with the function or function definition in the spreadsheet application by placing the name in a cell of the spreadsheet application. If the form of the calculation needs to be verified or modified, the function is reviewed and/or modified in the function definition worksheet, eliminating the need to seek out each invocation of the function in the spreadsheet application. The dependency graph spreadsheet system also provides the ability to invoke a higher order function that uses a defined function as an input and generates an output from the higher order function on a range of data inputs for the defined function in the spreadsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
    Inventor: Howard Christopher Mansell
  • Patent number: 9037967
    Abstract: An Arabic spelling error detection and correction method for identifying real word spelling errors. The method uses a corpus of Arabic text alongside n-gram statistical techniques to detect erroneous words within the text. After identifying the erroneous word the method uses a dictionary formed from the corpus of Arabic text to retrieve candidate correction word to replace the erroneous word with. Using n-gram statistical models candidate correction words are generated and ranked in order of highest probable correction for the word. The generated and ranked correction words are assessed and the best correction word is selected. A final assessment of the correction is conducted and if the result is positive then erroneous word is replaced with the highest statistical correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Majed Mohammed Al-Jefri, Sabri Abdullah Mohammed
  • Patent number: 9032282
    Abstract: A method and a system for A/B testing of a website on a computer being connected to a web content management system, wherein the method includes receiving, at the web content management system from a requesting computer, a webpage data request directed to a webpage of a website for which at least two website variants including a first website variant and a second website variant are defined, and selecting one website variant of the at least two website variants of the website. If the second website variant is selected, the method further includes creating, at the web content management system, first markup language representation data of the webpage, second markup language representation data of the webpage, and webpage difference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Coremedia AG
    Inventor: Olaf Kummer
  • Patent number: 9021345
    Abstract: A reference-management tool facilitates managing prior art references relating to one or more patent applications, which may be represented by matters. Interfaces can be presented to users to enable the users to group matters into clans, to associate references with matters, to automatically generate information disclosure statements (IDSs) and to track citations of references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
    Inventors: Marion Lukawski, Benjamin S. Fernandez, Thomas Anthony Gelbmann, Jr., Karen J. Hull, Victor Petersen Jonas, Andrew James Koch, Matthew John Mathieson, Mark Robert Raabe, JoRae M. Stockdale, Johnathan Andrew Tinnen, William K. Weimer
  • Patent number: 9003284
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information search apparatus includes a generation unit, a selection unit, a search unit and a display unit. The generation unit generates recognition candidate character strings based on shapes of strokes and combinations of the shapes. The selection unit calculates reliability values for the recognition candidate character strings and selects search keys from the recognition candidate character strings. The search unit searches a database for second character strings including the search keys, and obtains one or more result character strings indicating search results of each of the search keys. The display displays the one or more result character strings corresponding to each of the search keys distinctively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hidetaka Ohira, Toshihiko Manabe, Yojiro Tonouchi, Ryuzo Okada, Mieko Asano, Tsukasa Ike
  • Patent number: 8990683
    Abstract: Bindings are used to describe a document (and a different document) by associating content elements with layout elements, the layout elements defining layout features or placement information to be applied to the associated content elements in the document, the bindings being stored separately from both the content and layout elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Perry A. Caro, Joseph Pasqua, Daniel C. Brotsky
  • Patent number: 8990686
    Abstract: A navigable view of objects (e.g. charts, tables, graphs, data sources, individual sheets of a workbook, . . .) that are obtained from one or more electronic object sources are displayed as graphical objects. The objects may be automatically/manually organized within the navigable display (e.g. by type, by sheet, by relationship, by data source, . . .). A user may navigate through the displayed objects. For example, a user may zoom in on an object to see a full screen version of the object. When zoomed in on an object, the navigable display may be panned (e.g. left, right, up or down) to see adjacent objects. From one object, the user may explore related elements using the same shared data (e.g. exploring a table object also shows a data source element). A user may also perform supported operations on the objects (e.g. sort/filter/drill down/drill up) that affect a display of the related objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Lin, Gabhan Berry
  • Patent number: 8984386
    Abstract: Techniques are provided that allow users that express an interest in an event (e.g. in other user application events) to be notified about the event and to have the capability to interact, in relation to the event, with other users. The system automatically alerts interested users to the occurrence of the event and can provide additional information with the alert (such as associated view(s)), so that the alert can be related, in context, with that additional information. Messages with a corresponding text description can be provided automatically if triggered by conditions that have been specified by the user. A user can proactively watch a limited number of views, but once there are changes that occur in other views of interest, the user will receive a message that includes an access identifier to such other view or views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Dov Koren