Patents Examined by Di Xiao
  • Patent number: 10296179
    Abstract: A system and method for textually displaying weather data on an onboard aircraft display comprises receiving weather data from onboard weather radar. A data collector is coupled to the weather radar and collects relevant data, which is then manipulated to place it in a PIREP (pilot report) format. The formatted data is then rendered on the aircraft display and subsequently transmitted to a ground station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Naveen VenkateshPrasad Nama, Dilip Kumar Behara
  • Patent number: 10296178
    Abstract: A system and methods for facilitation of user interactions with an electronic device. A number of user interface methods are described and may be used alone or in combination with one another to present an enhanced interface to a user. A method of providing user interaction using a compact status indicator is described. A method for providing a virtual scroll wheel to a user for interaction with content sets is described. A method for allowing a user to dynamically modify a scalable user interface is described. A method for providing gesture based input to a user via a virtual gesture pad is described. A method of providing an interactive graphic search query interface is described. A method for indicating and selecting available content type is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Chambers, Wayne Scott, Cheryl Scott, Allen Yuh, Paul D. Arling
  • Patent number: 10289433
    Abstract: Systems and processes for generating output dialogs for virtual assistants are provided. An output dialog can be generated from multiple output segments that can each include a string of one or more characters or words. The contents of an output segment can be selected from multiple possible outputs based on a predetermined order, conditional logic, or a random selection. The output segments can be concatenated to form the output dialog. In one example, a dialog generation file that defines the possible outputs for each output segment, an ordering of the output segments within the output dialog, and format for the output dialog can be used to generate the output dialog. The dialog generation file can include any number of functional blocks, which can each output an output segment, that can be arranged hierarchically and in a particular order to generate a desired output dialog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harry J. Saddler, Nicolas Zeitlin
  • Patent number: 10291688
    Abstract: Methods and systems may be provided for user association of a computing application with a contact in a contact list. A view of one or more contacts of the user may be transmitted to a user, the view included a first contact. A request may be received from the user to associate an application with the first contact. A revised view may be transmitted to the user responsive to the received request, the revised view including a user-selectable mechanism for invoking the application on the first contact. The user may be redirected to a user interface of the application subsequent to the user selecting the user-selectable mechanism associated with the contact in the revised view, and the redirection may include transmission of information associated with the user and information associated with the first contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKFREE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark T. Harris, Hans D. Dreyer, Donald Kenneth Hobday, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10275046
    Abstract: In some implementations, an access device may sense movement in six degrees of freedom for interacting with information in a user interface. In some implementations, a security feature may be included for verifying an authorization of a user to use the access device. Additionally, in some implementations, the access device may establish communication with an available computing device for accessing and interacting with information that may include remotely stored information, cloud data, cloud services, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chunhui Zhang, Min Wang, Richard Harper, Tong Yuan, Chunshui Zhao, Xiangwei Zhu
  • Patent number: 10250665
    Abstract: A distribution control system is connected to one or more communication terminals that output image and/or sound data indicating at least one of an image and sound and transmits the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The distribution control system includes a browser management unit configured to start up a browser appropriate for the communication terminals; a browser configured to generate the image and/or sound data by rendering content data; and a transmitter configured to transmit the image and/or sound data to the communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for open use when outputting the image and/or sound data permitted to be open to the other communication terminals. The browser management unit is configured to start up the browser for personal use when outputting the image and/or sound data not permitted to be open to the other communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Kasatani
  • Patent number: 10237327
    Abstract: Examples of methods, systems, apparatus, and machine-readable storage media are provided to facilitate access and control of a remote desktop of a remote machine by a web browser at a client device through a transcoding server without installing proprietary plug-ins or protocols on the client device. A transcoding server may translate user input requests from a web browser into input calls compatible with a remote desktop display protocol. The transcoding server may receive remote desktop drawing commands from the remote machine and translate the remote desktop drawing commands into web browser drawing updates compatible with the web browser. A transcoding server may communicate with a web browser via HTTP and communicate with a remote machine via a remote desktop display protocol. A web browser may be an HTML5 browser. A transcoding server may send drawing coordinates to the web browser via an HTTP header and may use long polling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wyse Technology L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stevan Kominac, Jeremy Michael Stanley, Curtis J. Schwebke
  • Patent number: 10210563
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a travel search machine configured to retrieve and present search results as graphical elements within a graphical user interface. The travel search machine presents graphical elements with a slider configured to define a subset of the search results, where the subset is defined by a location of the slider among the graphical elements within the graphical user interface, and is further configured to receive a user input that moves the slider from a first location in the graphical user interface to a second location in the graphical user interface and in response to the first user input, cause the user device to display a notification window in the graphical user interface at a position relative to the slider in the first location, the notification window indicating a count of search results within the subset of search results defined by the location of the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hipmunk, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy Tu Hang, Carly Lane Lodge, Phillip Aquilina
  • Patent number: 10198141
    Abstract: A system and method for managing location-based information associated with the oil and gas industry. The system, in one embodiment, comprises a computing device connected to a location-based service, wherein the location-based information comprises energy operations data which is associated with a specific geographic location, and wherein the computing device is associated with a graphical map interface. The graphical map interface is configured to display location based information. The graphical map interface can also be configured to display an indication of the frequency of an event. The location based information can be associated with a geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Sorden, Michael Hinsley
  • Patent number: 10185469
    Abstract: A method includes outputting, at a display of an electronic device, a first content item in a sequence of content items, wherein the sequence comprises the first content item and a second content item that sequentially follows the first content item in the sequence, detecting a touch input received at a touch-sensitive component of the electronic device, and identifying a starting location on the touch-sensitive component, wherein the starting location includes a coordinate that corresponds to a location of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benedict John Davies, Yaroslav Volovich
  • Patent number: 10181309
    Abstract: An electronic device control method and system are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a first electronic device, a trigger event performed on a display content displayed by the first electronic device, wherein the first electronic device is a mirror device of a mirror system; generating, by the first electronic device, control information according to the trigger event; sending, by the first electronic device, the control information to a second electronic device, wherein the second electronic device is a source device of the mirror system; identifying, by the second electronic device, a target object according to the control information; and performing, by the second electronic device, an operation on the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Ji, Mei Xiang
  • Patent number: 10165322
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that authorizes a user device to receive commands from selected users and does not authorize the user device to accept commands from non-selected users. Moreover, the media guidance application may authorize the user device to accept commands from a first user based on how other users interact with the first user. For example, if the actions of other users indicate that the first user is the leader of the group of users (or should otherwise be the one controlling the user device), the media guidance application may authorize the user device to accept commands from the first user based on the actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Sashikumar Venkataraman, Rakesh Barve
  • Patent number: 10156964
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methods for managing large user selections in an application. An invertible collection software module solves the problem of managing a large number of user selections within an application. When not inverted, the invertible collection tracks what a user has selected. When inverted, the invertible collection tracks what a user has not selected thus saving memory. One method may comprise defining a specific context having a set of items available for user selection, representing, by an empty inverted invertible collection, the selection of all items within the specific context, tracking one or more items a user has deselected within the specific context depending upon whether the collection is inverted or not inverted and tracking one or more items a user has deselected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony P. Scherk, Timothy R. Schwarzen, Timothy G. Shanahan, Gregory R. E. Wiley
  • Patent number: 10156956
    Abstract: A system includes a data record (such as an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)) and a user interface for modifying (e.g., storing data in) the data record. The data record includes both free-form text elements and discrete data elements. The user interface includes user interface elements for receiving free-form text data. In response to receiving free-form text data via the free-form text user interface elements, a suggested action is identified, such as a suggested action to take in connection with one of the discrete data elements of the data record. Output is generated representing the suggested action. A user provides input indicating acceptance or rejection of the suggested action. The suggested action may be performed in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: MModal IP LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Koll, Christopher Scott, Juergen Fritsch, Anna Abovyan, Michael Finke
  • Patent number: 10146513
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods in a digital broadcast transmission system for providing user interfaces to a mobile device. The user interfaces (e.g., “widgets”) may provide information to a mobile device user by displaying the interfaces in a predetermined location on a mobile device display. For example, the user interfaces may be displayed on a dashboard on a mobile device and may contain updated information. As information pertaining to content of the user interfaces changes, the status of the information in the user interfaces may change accordingly. In one example, an event user interface may provide information pertaining to the event and may be updated based on changes to the event. For example, the number of participants may change. This information may be provided in the user interface. In addition, user interfaces may be selected, modified, arranged, organized or otherwise manipulated at a server and downloaded to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Seppo Pyhalammi, Kaj Haggman, Timo Yliniemi, Tero-Markus Saarimaa, Tuomo Sihvola
  • Patent number: 10142453
    Abstract: There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) an operating system computer program stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe gesture, and, in response to the detected swipe gesture, displaying a search bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canonical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shuttleworth, Ivo Weevers, Mika Meskanen, Oren Horev, Calum Pringle, John Lea, Otto Greenslade, Marcus Haslam, Ivanka Majic, Xi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10126924
    Abstract: When the user requests a contact interface, the messaging module displays a contact interface that includes multiple rows. Each row includes a contact interface element that is associated with a contact with which the user has or is exchanging messages. From the contact interface the user can request to transmit a shortcut message to a contact from a set of predefined shortcut messages. Each shortcut message is predefined in that the content to be included in the message is already set. The user indicates the shortcut message to transmit to a contact by shifting the content interface element associated with the contact in a horizontal direction. When the user ends the shifting of the contact interface element, the messaging module automatically transmits a shortcut message to the contact based on the magnitude of the shift performed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PATH MOBILE INC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Dustin R. Mierau, Edmund Kim, Emilie Kim
  • Patent number: 10120563
    Abstract: A container, such as a beverage container or a mug, may include electronics to run applications. In some examples, the container may include a display for visually displaying icons, menus, data, and other elements. In some examples, the container may include one or more sensors, such as touch sensitivity built into the display or a separate touch-sensitive panel, and/or a motion sensor. In some examples, the container may use the one or more sensors to receive input from a user to run interactive applications on the display. In some examples, the container may recognize particular forms of input, such as user swipes in specified directions and/or for specified durations on the touch-sensitive display, and/or motion of the container in specified directions to execute specified commands for the applications. The recognized input may form a user interface for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhanglin Liu, Jiqiang Song, Chao Zhang, Ying Gao, Dennis Luan, Haibing Xie, Dongping Jony Liu, Randolph Wang, Bin Luo, Ho Wang
  • Patent number: 10114621
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to generate a wizard application are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes storing a graphical user interface input by a user for the wizard application in a file, storing a definition of an action input by the user to be performed by the wizard application in the file, and transferring the file and an engine to a user's computer, the file to be used by the engine to execute the wizard application, and the engine to, in response to an input from a user of the engine, convert the graphical user interface to at least one of a command line interface, a webpage interface, or an interface that reads user input from a file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Han Zhang, Nai-Long Wen, Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10110886
    Abstract: A display device displays a plurality of display elements having respective densities that continuously change in a first direction (an X direction), in such an arrangement that the display elements constitute a pointer needle and the densities continuously change in a second direction (a Y direction) intersecting the first direction, thereby displaying the pointer needle on a display section. This provides a display device with improved stereoscopic vision of the pointer needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kobayashi