Patents Examined by Dennis Bonshock
  • Patent number: 8250491
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment represent previously-accessed data items as nodes in a tree or trees and display the tree or trees with the access time on an axis. The root node of a tree represents a data item accessed via an address entered by a user while a child node of the tree represents a data item selected from a parent node of the child node. In an embodiment, data items that were displayed in the same window as their parents have different connectors between their associated nodes than do data items that were displayed in different windows from their parents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tim Holmes
  • Patent number: 8230338
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for game determined tag relevance for social bookmarking. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for the game determination of tag relevance for social bookmarking can be provided. The method can include rendering a game user interface in connection with content in a content browser, providing a list of tags previously associated with the content in the game user interface for a game participant and receiving relevance values for the tags through the game user interface provided by the game participant for each of the tags, comparing the relevance values to relevance values provided by others to generate a score and presenting the score in the game user interface, and applying the received relevance values to the tags to improve quality for each of the tags in association with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Dugan, Michael Muller, Jerry W. Redman, Amy D. Travis, Sara Weber
  • Patent number: 8205160
    Abstract: A computing device configured to execute computer code to generate a graphical user interface (GUI) for creating a multi-frame presentation is provided. The generated GUI may include a canvas pane configured to display a main frame and supporting frame icons representing a plurality of supporting frames of the presentation. The generated GUI may further include a connector tool operable within the canvas pane for creating a link between a source element and a target element, the source element being the main frame or an element of the main frame, the target element being a supporting frame or an element of a supporting frame, the link being defined by an associated linking script, the connector tool being operable to create the link via a click-and-drag action from the source element to the target element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Cheryl S. White, Douglas W. Herman, Casey A. Anderson, Bartosz Gulik, Patrick Schreiber, Ravipal Soin, Robert S. Dietz, Hana Kim, David Matthew Snow
  • Patent number: 8196042
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods are provided that facilitates revealing assistance information associated with a user interface. An interface can obtain input information related to interactions between the interface and a user. In addition, the interface can output assistance information in situ with the user interface. Further, a decision component that determines the in situ assistance information output by the interface based at least in part on the obtained input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Shengdong Zhao, Edward B. Cutrell, Raman K. Sarin, Patrick M. Baudisch, Darryl Yust
  • Patent number: 8151189
    Abstract: In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for an automated application interface. One or more wizards may be used to receive user input in order to perform one or more software interface operations to manipulate a first set of data between data analysis software and database software. Information associated with the user input may be captured and used to generate one or more template data stores. A user interface may be used to modify at least one template data store to identify a subsequent set of data. The template data stores may be automatically executed in an identified sequence to perform software interface and data analysis operations for the subsequent set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Sukendro
  • Patent number: 8141003
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for improving user navigation of a multi-page article on a small screen user device. In embodiments, as a user progresses through the multi-page article, pages and/or lines of text of the multi-page article are cached. In response to a user request to view the multi-page article in a full-page format, the cached content is compared against text of the full-page document and used to determine a presentation of the text that displays nonduplicative content to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Woo Jae Lee, Pujan Roka, Sanjay Sharma
  • Patent number: 8099673
    Abstract: Some embodiments of user interface annotations have been presented. In one embodiment, comments are retrieved from a database coupled to a client machine executing an application program, wherein subjects of the comments comprise at least one of a graphical user interface (GUI) of the application program and one or more user interface (UI) elements in the GUI. Then annotations of the comments are presented on the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Parkinson
  • Patent number: 8095889
    Abstract: The present invention advantageously provides a method for interfacing an access control system and an input device, comprising the steps of displaying, on the input device, a set of choices from a plurality of choices, receiving one choice, and modifying the displayed set of choices based on the one choice, wherein modifying is performed by a heuristic method and/or a usage-based method. The heuristic method determines if one choice is a request for additional information, and, if it is, modifies the choices to include the additional information, and to exclude advanced and typical choices; and, if not, modifies the choices to include the advanced and typical choices. The usage-based method comprises incrementing a choice counter, if the counter is greater than multiple choices, modifying the choices to extra emphasize the choice, and if not, modifying the to emphasize the choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ron DeBlaey, Jeffrey S. Zingsheim
  • Patent number: 8091042
    Abstract: A user interface display provides selectable icons and a control symbol in a toolbar. The control symbol can be selected by a user to display additional selectable icons within the toolbar. The additional icons can be inserted adjacent the control symbol or in another location on the toolbar. A user can associate a set of one or more selectable icons with a control symbol. In one implementation, reselecting the control symbol removes the additional icons from the toolbar. In another implementation, the additional icons are removed when one of the additional icons is selected. If the icons are positioned adjacent to their corresponding control symbol, the display position of other icons on the toolbar is adjusted to allow room for the additional icons. When a set of the additional icons is removed from the display, the position of the other icons on the toolbar is re-adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siebel Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingte Chen, Anil Kumar Annadata, Kuang-Yang Huang, Rohit Bedi, Henry Dana Jay
  • Patent number: 8060823
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an online advertising management platform maintains an account that includes data relating to an order for advertising provided by an ad network affiliated with the platform. When the platform receives a login that identifies a user as having access rights to the account, the platform displays a view that includes a window displaying data relating to the order and a toolbar in a standardized location relative to the window. The toolbar includes a tab that displays a count of each informational message (e.g., alert or tip) which relates to the displayed data and which has not been dismissed by the current user. When the user clicks on the tab, the platform displays a tabbed window that includes a list of the informational messages, regardless of whether an informational message on the list has been read or dismissed by another user allowed access to the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Petra Griffith, James Nieters, Todd Barlok, Claude Jones, Matthew Catrow Crampton, Naga Viswanathan Malepati
  • Patent number: RE45927
    Abstract: An information processing device, configured to perform color gamut conversion for compressing or enlarging the color gamut of image data, includes: a selecting unit configured to select a plurality of coordinate movement directions to be synthesized for determining the coordinate movement destination of a pixel to be processed during the color gamut conversion; a coordinate moving unit configured to move the coordinates of the pixel to be processed in each of the selected plurality of directions; and a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize coordinate movement in the selected plurality of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takami Mizukura, Naoya Katoh
  • Patent number: RE46076
    Abstract: An input apparatus, a control apparatus, a control system including those apparatuses, and a control method therefor with which a user can feel a linearity between a movement of the input apparatus and that of a pointer and an accurate pointing operation is possible are provided. An MPU of an input apparatus variably controls a gain value in a range from first threshold value to a second threshold value or first range, in which the input apparatus is within a low-velocity range, and controls the gain value to be constant in a range exceeding the second threshold value second range. The gain value is a value multiplied to a velocity value of the input apparatus that is obtained by an operation, the velocity value being obtained through detection of a movement of the input apparatus. Accordingly, in a relatively-low-velocity range, a pointer velocity value becomes smaller by a multi-degree function as movements of the input apparatus and a pointer on a screen become slower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: RE46114
    Abstract: Techniques are described for presenting streaming media content to users in an engaging manner. A streaming media player may provide an interface that allows users to browse though a collection of available titles sorted into different categories (e.g., science fiction titles, television shows, westerns, etc.). The interface may be configured to automatically begin playback of one of the media titles at a designated insertion point, providing a user with a preview of the title. The insertion point itself may be selected as an interesting point in a given title, and therefore, likely to engage a user in that title.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: NETFLIX Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Scot Yellin, Michael Thomas Hastings, Thomas Purnell-Fisher, Greg Peters
  • Patent number: RE46157
    Abstract: A receiving system and a method for processing data in the receiving system are disclosed. The receiving system includes a receiving unit, a first handler, and a second handler. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal through a mobile broadcast network. Herein, the broadcast signal includes mobile service data and a first signaling table. And, the first signaling table includes service guide transmission information and service guide bootstrapping information on the mobile service data. The first handler acquires the service guide bootstrapping information based upon the service guide transmission information included in the first signaling table. And, the second handler accesses a service guide by using the acquired service guide bootstrapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, Gomer Thomas
  • Patent number: RE46287
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a pixel unit in which pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern; and a driving circuit for driving the pixel unit. Each of the pixels includes a signal level holding capacitor; a first transistor that is turned on/off in response to a writing signal and via which one end of the signal level holding capacitor is connected to a signal line; a second transistor having one end of the signal level holding capacitor connected to a gate thereof and the other end of the signal level holding capacitor connected to a source thereof; a current-driven self-light-emitting element whose cathode is held at a cathode potential and whose anode is connected to the source of the second transistor; a third transistor that is turned on/off in response to a driving pulse signal; and a fourth transistor that is turned on/off in response to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhide Uchino, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Junichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: RE46309
    Abstract: Ones of the windows associated with a software process are identified in a screen layout on a local display of a sharer network node. On the sharer network node, an image of the identified windows as they are arranged in the screen layout and free of obscuration by any other windows in the screen layout is generated. The image is transmitted from the sharer network node to a viewer network node. Also, commands derived from input device events on sharer and viewer network nodes are received. The received commands are processed into a command sequence, which is passed to a shared process executing on the sharer network node. Windows associated with the shared process are presented on the sharer network node in accordance with the received command sequence. An image of the presented windows is generated and transmitted from the sharer network node to the viewer network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sococo, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Say Go, Vladimir Petter
  • Patent number: RE46659
    Abstract: In a user-interface application, a computing apparatus has a user-interface to assist the user in searching for information from a data array. In an example embodiment according to the present invention, the data array is an ordered list of addresses. In a UI so equipped, the user experiences a particular sequence of events. The user begins at a point on a list of addresses. After the user rotates a jog/shuttle knob, the list rolls down a low rate. As the user rotates the jog/shuttle knob further the scroll accelerates. After a predetermined time or number of items, a helper character is displayed. This character may represent a first letter of a name or a first digit of a telephone number. The UI displays the helper character to the user. The user continues to hold the position of the jog/shuttle knob until a help character, corresponding to his/her desired selection, appears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Marcel van Os
  • Patent number: RE46818
    Abstract: Media menu items are generated within a media interface environment. Media menu item abstractions are generated, one of the media menu item abstractions arranged in a foreground position, and one or more of the media menu item abstractions arranged in background positions in the media interface environment. Selection of a media menu items transitions to a corresponding content menu interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Eric Taylor Seymour, Jeffrey Robbin, Thomas Michael Madden
  • Patent number: RE47060
    Abstract: Traders in an electronic trading system are provided an opportunity to improve prices for an item trading in an active market are provided. After a trader hits a bid or lifts an offer, a market becomes active. When the market is active, traders can submit orders that improve on the price of the current market price of an item. Whenever a price improvement order is currently available for use in a transaction order, a price improvement indicator is displayed to indicate to other traders that price improvement is occurring. When a price improvement order is used to fill a transaction order, a portion of the difference between the market price and the price improvement price may be divided between the trader associated with the price improvement order, the trader associated with the transaction order, and the system host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BGC PARTNERS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Sweeting
  • Patent number: RE47070
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes a sensor, a calculation section, and a transmission section. The sensor detects a movement of the input apparatus and outputs a detection signal corresponding to the movement of the input apparatus. The calculation section calculates a corresponding value that corresponds to a movement of an image displayed on a screen in a predetermined calculation cycle, the corresponding value corresponding to the detection signal. The transmission section transmits the corresponding value in a transmission cycle shorter than the calculation cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Yamamoto