Patents Examined by Darrin Hope
  • Patent number: 11374782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M), machine type communication (MTC), and Internet of things (TOT). The present disclosure can be utilized for intelligent services (smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail, security and safety related services, etc.) on the basis of the above technology. The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for controlling operations of electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Eun Kang, Kyung-Jae Kim, Yang-Wook Kim, Chang-Hyun Lee, Jae-Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 11356437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented method of providing feedback within a security system, specifically provided as a collaborative rating for a security service as indicated by a plurality of users. The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding security system and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Irisity AB
    Inventors: Marcus Bäcklund, Victor Hagelbäck
  • Patent number: 11320981
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide systems and methods for controlling loading of web content with scrolling. A scroll manager of a web browser may determine a ratio of a first dimension of a portion of a webpage visible within a viewport of the web browser to a second dimension of an entirety of the webpage. Prior or to loading any other portion of the webpage, the scroll manager may set a scroll thumb dimension within a scroll bar of the web browser based on the ratio. The scroll manager may receive an interaction on the scroll bar of the web browser to arrive at a position within the webpage relative to the second dimension to be displayed within the viewport. Responsive to the interaction, the scroll manager may select a requested portion of the webpage corresponding to the first dimension about the position to render in the viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Hongfei Wu, Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11321667
    Abstract: A system, product, and method including automatically performing extraction of slides from multimodal content, performing object extraction from each of the slides, allowing object substitution through semantics and concepts of the objects extracted, processing audio synchronized with the slides enriched with cognitive computing, search engine, and knowledge base, to provide annotations of the slides, processing the audio synchronized with the object being presented in each slide to enhance semantics and understanding, and curating for each step with human-machine interaction to provide a learning process by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Renato Fontoura de Gusmão Cerqueira, Marcio Ferreira Moreno, Rafael Rossi de Mello Brandao, Rodrigo Costa Mesquita Santos
  • Patent number: 11314345
    Abstract: A method for performing a directional operation includes: obtaining an operation directing to a target operation device; determining a direction of the operation, determining the target operation device matched with the direction of the operation; and performing the operation on the target operation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanjiong Wang, Zheng Li, Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 11314378
    Abstract: Improved techniques to utilize and manage a group of media items (or media assets) on a computing device are disclosed. The group of media items can be utilized and managed at a host computer for the host computer as well as a media device (e.g., media player) that can couple to the host computer. One popular example of a group of media items is know as a playlist, which can pertain to a group of audio tracks. One aspect pertains to providing a persistent media device playlist at a host computer. Another aspect pertains to imposing capacity limits to a playlist, such as a media device playlist. Still another aspect pertains to a graphical user interface that enables a user to trade-off storage capacity of a media device between media asset storage and data storage. Yet still another aspect pertains to a graphical user interface that assists a user with selecting media items to fill a group of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Jeffrey L. Robbin, David Heller
  • Patent number: 11310257
    Abstract: A machine learning model is trained using tuples that identify an actor, a resource, and a rating based on a normalized count of the actor's attempts to access the resource. Actors may be users, groups, IP addresses, or otherwise defined. Resources may be storage, virtual machines, APIs, or otherwise defined. A risk assessor code feeds an actor-resource pair to the trained model, which computes a recommendation score using collaborative filtering. The risk assessor inverts the recommendation score to obtain a risk measurement; a low recommendation score corresponds to a high risk, and vice versa. The risk assessor code or other code takes cybersecurity action based on the recommendation score. Code may accept a risk R, or aid mitigation of the risk R, where R denotes a risk that the scored pair represents an unauthorized attempt by the pair actor to access the pair resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Itay Argoeti, Roy Levin, Jonathan Moshe Monsonego
  • Patent number: 11281355
    Abstract: Systems and methods to control navigation within an interactive networked application between instances of enterprise software applications are described herein. Exemplary implementations may: present a given subordinate interface to a user, the given subordinate interface including a given navigation toolbar; receive first user input; present a first subordinate interface to the user, the subordinate interface including a first navigation toolbar; modify the given navigation toolbar to include a first icon and a first indicator; receive second user input; present a second subordinate interface to the user, the second subordinate including a second navigation toolbar; modify the first navigation toolbar to include a second icon and a second indicator; modify the given navigation toolbar to include the second icon and the second indicator; and/or perform other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Instabase, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica Andersen Campos, John Hung
  • Patent number: 11281359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal which provides an application more intuitively and a control method thereof and, more particularly, to a mobile terminal and a control method thereof, comprising: a display unit for displaying a specific home screen page from among a plurality of home screen pages; and a control unit for executing an application corresponding to the specific icon in response to a touch input for a specific icon included in the specific home screen page, wherein the control unit generates a temporary home screen page related to the application in response to a touch input of a predetermined type applied during execution of the application, and the temporary home screen page includes an application related to the executing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhye Kim, Taeyoung Jeon
  • Patent number: 11271805
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relating to persistent network resource and virtual area associations for realtime collaboration include managing and displaying an object associated with a virtual area that supports establishment of respective presences of communicants operating respective client network nodes. Examples of the object include an object that has one or more user-modifiable property fields and an object that is associated with screen sharing functionality of the client network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: KNAPP INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Josh Moyers, Matthew Leacock, Paul J. Brody, David Van Wie, Robert J. Butler
  • Patent number: 11256294
    Abstract: At an electronic device, detecting a compatible external device, where the external device is executing or has executed a first application. The detection may be made wirelessly. The electronic device also receives usage information regarding the first application from the external device. Display an affordance for user selection based on the received information. When the affordance is selected, launch a second application on the electronic device, the second application corresponding to the first application. In some examples, the second application is a different version of the first application. Launching the second application may additionally include bringing the second application to the same state as the first application. For example, if e-mail is being drafted on the external device, the electronic device may launch an e-mail editor showing the draft. In this way, a user can seamlessly transition from the use of one electronic device to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 11256396
    Abstract: Using pinch gestures to navigate user interface layers of an application. In particular embodiments, a pinch gesture may cause an application program to close a currently running user interface layer of the application and navigate to another user-interface layer of the application. In some implementations, a pinch gesture may cause an application to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS, INC
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 11249636
    Abstract: A method of controlling a repeat rate of a button displayed on a touch-sensitive display of a portable electronic device is described. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a touch-sensitive display, comprising: displaying on the touch-sensitive display a user interface screen including a user interface element, the user interface element being activatable by first control input to perform a single instance of an action; when a variable repeat control mode is activated: in response to receipt of a second control input, repeating the action associated with the user interface element at a rate dependent on the second control input; and when the variable repeat control mode is not activated: disabling ability of the second control input to cause the repeating of the action and enabling the first control input to cause a single instance of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brent Kenney, Deepankar Banshilal Jain
  • Patent number: 11231773
    Abstract: A system configured to generate and/or modify three-dimensional scenes comprising animated character(s) based on individual asynchronous motion capture recordings. The system may comprise sensor(s), display(s), and/or processor(s). The system may receive selection of a first character to virtually embody within the virtual space, receive a first request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the first character, and/or record first motion capture information characterizing the motion and/or the sound made by the first user as the first user virtually embodies the first character. The system may receive selection of a second character to virtually embody, receive a second request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the second character, and/or record second motion capture information. The system may generate a compiled virtual reality scene wherein the first character and the second character appear animated within the compiled virtual reality scene contemporaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Mindshow Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron
  • Patent number: 11221757
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises: a touchscreen display; and a controller configured to cause the touchscreen display to display a first key group and a second key group. The controller is configured to arrange the first key group along an edge of the touchscreen display, and arrange the second key group along the first key group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yushi Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 11194816
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from a user, input for generating an article, wherein the input comprises (i) an indication of topic-specific requirements for the article that are dependent upon a topic of the article and (ii) an indication of non-topic-specific requirements for the article that are independent of the topic of the article; creating at least one query from the input; retrieving, from secondary sources by performing a search utilizing the query, structured information contextually relevant to the topic; and from the structured information, generating the article, wherein the article comprises a coherent and grammatically fluid structured article generated in view of the topic-specific requirements and the non-topic-specific requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Parag Jain, Abhijit Mishra, Anirban Laha, Saravanan Krishnan, Karthik Sankaranarayanan
  • Patent number: 11157129
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that displays cursors for street level images, where the cursor changes appearance based on the objects in the image, such as the geographic distance between the objects and the camera position and the surface of the objects. For example, the cursor may appear to lie flat against the objects in the image change size based on the distance between the camera and object's surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Filip, Andrew Timothy Szybalski
  • Patent number: 11144591
    Abstract: A method of managing a media file storage relocation and/or editing process that comprises receiving location data indicative a user geographical location of users during a monitored period and a capturing/uploading geographical location and time of each media file, using the file capturing/uploading geographical location and time to identify a spatiotemporal proximity of a group from the users to respective the media file capturing/uploading geographical location of one or more of the media files during a respective the media file capturing/uploading time, detecting member(s) of the group which is imaged in the one or more media files using a recognition function, such as a face and/or voice recognition functions and in response to the detecting, initiating a media file storage relocation process and/or an editing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PomVom Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Minkovicz, Shmuel Assa
  • Patent number: 11126444
    Abstract: Adding electronic content by a user within the prior art requires the user formats every item or uses a template that predetermines the position and type of content added. However, it would be beneficial to provide users with templates which provide rules which are applied to the content as it is added based upon aspects of the template and/or data associated with the content. It would be beneficial if such templates automatically associated format elements, icons, other display elements, sourced additional content etc. based upon aspects such as the region of the template the content is added or data associated with the content being added. Further, where rendering is based upon data associated with the content if the user modifies the rendered content then these changes should be beneficially reflected in the data associated with the content such that a subsequent rendering reflects the user adjustments, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Corel Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Deutch
  • Patent number: 11086934
    Abstract: A system for controlling playback of various types of content includes a first computing device that provides a unique identifier to a second computing device to establish an association there between. By virtue of the established association, the second computing device can send one or more messages to the first computing device, the one or more messages referencing a piece of content associated with a first media playing element of a plurality of media playing elements, and one or more commands corresponding to the first media playing element. The first computing device can select the first media playing element based on the received one or more messages, and control how the first media playing element plays the referenced piece of content utilizing the one or more commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Touchstream Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Strober