Patents Examined by Doon Chow
  • Patent number: 10152202
    Abstract: The disclosed are a mobile device and a method for responding to events of a user interface of a mobile device. The method comprises: detecting a first trigger action on the user interface; calculating a coordinate of the position where the first trigger action occurs; according to the coordinate, determining that a response region to which the position belongs is the ith to the nth layer of response region, wherein i?[1, n]; judging whether the position belongs to the valid region of the ith layer of response region, and if yes, responding to the first trigger action in the ith layer of response area; otherwise, updating i to i+1, repeating this step until i is equal to n+1. By means of the above-mentioned solution, a mobile device is enabled to accurately respond to an operation of a user on the sector user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Holaverse Network Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Zhang, Kai Yu, Jiankai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10120555
    Abstract: A user interface for a touchscreen display device including a technique for cursor positioning, with respect to: (i) a touchscreen display upon which the cursor is displayed; and (ii) displayable content (also sometimes herein referred to as a “display area”) which is also, at least in part, displayed on the touchscreen display. Based on a desired position to which the activated display area is moved while a cursor remains static on the display screen, a placement position at which the cursor is to be placed with respect to the displayable content is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jia Chen, Yu Chen, Qiuju Geng, Kun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10120562
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an implementation method of user interface for a mobile device and a mobile device. Herein, the method comprises: detecting a trigger action on the mobile device; in response to the trigger action, displaying n layers of response region, wherein the n layers of response region are transparent rectangle, and overlap at one of their corners or edges, calculating display position(s) of one or more UI element(s), and presenting the UI element(s) in the valid region of each layer of response region. In the present invention, the sector UI may provide the user with a convenient access to opening an application corresponding to the UI element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shanghai Holaverse Network Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Zhang, Kai Yu, Jiankai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10108437
    Abstract: Example embodiments herein include a process executing in a browser that obtains a video editor application over a network. After obtaining the video editor application, a configuration process associated with the video editor application obtains a configuration file over the network. The configuration file identifies operable characteristics of the video editor application to be enabled for use by a corresponding user viewing the browser. The configuration process associated with the video editor application running on the browser executes the instance of the video editor application in accordance with the configuration file obtained over the network. Creation, maintenance, and distribution of different configuration files for different contexts enables the same video editor application running on corresponding remote browsers to be selectively configured in one of many different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey King Baum, Lalit Balchandani
  • Patent number: 10061474
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a user interface for searching, browsing, and ordering overhead (e.g. aircraft or satellite) imagery are provided. The user interface provides a map and search bar for searching and browsing images. Images may be presented to a user based on a selected and/or displayed geographic region of interest. Browsing to a different geographic region of interest may dynamically and automatically update the images presented. The user interface allows the user to select an image for viewing and/or purchase. Selection of an image overlays the image on the map, aligned with the geographic region which the image captures. Closing the selected image re-centers and re-zooms to the original display. Presented images can be filtered based on several criteria. Images can include still images and/or videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Planet Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Bertoldo, Carlos Cervantes, Richard J. Cirminello, Jr., James Long, Julian Mann, Daniel Berkenstock, Oliver Guinan, Ching-Yu Hu, Adam Wegel, Christopher Kelley
  • Patent number: 10019155
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a display device located in a vehicle. The display device displays a plurality of display icons with one of the display icons representing an active display icon. A touchpad is located in the vehicle remote from the display device. The touchpad provides virtual buttons corresponding to the display icons that have relative orientations corresponding to the display icons. The touchpad establishes a home location on the touchpad based on a location where a user of the vehicle touches the touchpad. The home location corresponds to the active display icon such that the virtual button representing the active display icon is located at the home location and the other virtual buttons are oriented about the home location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuteru Takeshi
  • Patent number: 10020996
    Abstract: A methodology for creating a policy on graphic user interface (“GUI”) to control system resources on a network is provided. The methodology includes: providing a palette section in the GUI for display of libraries of different policy nodes, the policy nodes including at least one source element, at least one target element, and at least one action element that represent actions to be performed to transfer data between policy nodes; providing a policy design section in the GUI for assembly a policy out of different policy nodes from the palette section; instructing, after completion of a design of a policy in the GUI, an implementation of the policy by the system resources; and displaying in near real time a status of the implementation of the policy; wherein the competed policy in the GUI that is subject to the instructing contains sufficient information for the system resources to implement the policy without additional programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Lena Protasov, Sukarna Grandhi, Bela Patel
  • Patent number: 10013135
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for adjustable user interfaces with movable separators are provided. Display devices provided by these tools may include fixed-size hardware display screens. These display screens include input control portions that are responsive to user input to receive commands from users, and include output display portions for presenting output to users in response to the commands. These display screens also include separators that are movable along the display screens, with the separators dividing the input control portions from the output display portions. In response to movements of the separators, the input control portions and the output display portions are resized relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Yandong Wen
  • Patent number: 10007401
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display an operation target; determines a contact size of an object on the display; and enables or disables an operation input for the operation target based on the contact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hiro, Lyo Takaoka, Akane Yano, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 9978043
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for creating a new appointment for an electronic calendar. The method receives a set of proposed attendees for the new appointment. The method retrieves and analyzes calendars of the proposed attendees. The method proposes a time for the new appointment at which all proposed attendees, including an organizer of the appointment, are available to attend the new appointment. In some embodiments, the proposed time is an earliest future time at which all proposed attendees are available to attend the new appointment. In some embodiments, the method also proposes a second time for the new appointment at which a subset of the proposed attendees are available to attend the new appointment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany S. Jon, Stephen O. Lemay, Lawrence Yang
  • Patent number: 9965145
    Abstract: Expandable user interface menu techniques are described, including displaying a menu having a menu item, receiving an input indicating selection of the menu item, and expanding the menu, based on one or more parameters associated with the menu item, to present a structure configured to receive another input associated with the menu item, the menu item remaining displayed while the menu is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter J. Baird
  • Patent number: 9965130
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for an input error remediation scheme for an electronic device with a touch screen display. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device with a touch screen display may include displaying a first page on the touch screen display, detecting a first input from a user of the electronic device, detecting a second input from the user; determining whether the first input is inadvertent based at least in part on the second input, and displaying a second page on the touch screen display, if the first input is determined to be inadvertent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Seungil Kim, Changheon Lee
  • Patent number: 9967605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for customizing menus on a consumer electronic device, such as a television, based on, for example, the region where the device is located when it is connected to the network. Although the available network content and services differ by region, a single device may be manufactured and sold in all of these regions and countries, which is more efficient and flexible. This enables separate models to display menus based on uniform menu definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Ling Jun Wong, True Xiong, Leo Pedlow
  • Patent number: 9965153
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for human-machine interface devices. Embodiments commence upon receiving a set of dimensions then generating a first interactive user interface comprising a series of concentric rings corresponding to the set of dimensions. The concentric rings comprise a series of wedges representing dimension values. A second interactive user interface is displayed, wherein the second interactive user interface comprises at least some of the set of dimensions, and wherein a user interaction upon the first interactive user interface causes a change in the second interactive user interface. Embodiments can include a selector to select a wedge and/or a slice, and the second interactive user interface can be presented as a table. User interaction upon the second interactive user interface is reflected simultaneously on the first user interface and user interaction upon the first user interface is reflected simultaneously on the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Cartan
  • Patent number: 9958946
    Abstract: User input in the form of image data is received from a user via a natural user interface. A vector difference between an adjustment start position and a current position of the user input is calculated. The vector difference includes a vector position and a vector length. The vector position is compared to stored rail data, and the vector length is compared to a stored threshold length. The rail data describes a plurality of virtual rails associated with an application. Based on the comparisons, the user input is matched to one of the plurality of virtual rails and a notification describing the matching is provided to the application. The application, thereupon, transitions from a first command to a second command corresponding to the matching virtual rail without receiving any explicit termination gesture for the first command from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David William Bastien, Oscar P. Kozlowski, Mark D. Schwesinger
  • Patent number: 9955008
    Abstract: A system for interacting with a multimedia presentation includes one or more machine-readable codes embedded in a plurality of sequential frames or in individual slides of a multimedia presentation, the frames or slides defining at least one interactive portion of a larger multimedia presentation, a touch-screen driver extension resident on a digital medium and transferable over a network to the digital medium of a touch-screen operated multi-media device, the extension enabling interpretation at the multimedia-enabled interactive response unit of touch-screen taps input during play of the multimedia presentation, and a set of machine instructions resident on a digital medium coupled to or accessible to a multimedia-enabled interactive response system, the machine instructions executable by physical interaction with the one or more of the machine-readable codes in the multimedia presentation to serve one or more additional multimedia presentations to the touch-screen multimedia device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 9946583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing media playback are described. In one embodiment, a third party media request is received from a third party application. A native media request is sent to a native media player in response to the third party media request. The native media request causes the native media player to access content or metadata. Metadata is returned to the third party application if the third party media request requested data. The native media player performs a content operation on the content if the third party media request requested a content operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Christopher Newman, Charles John Pisula
  • Patent number: 9928309
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for managing content on at least two devices. An interface provides a listing of content, such as multimedia files, stored on devices such as a personal computer and/or mobile device. Indicators associated with a content item indicate whether or not associated content is stored on the respective devices. Selection of an indicator may result in copying of files from one device to another, deletion of a media file from a respective device, and/or downloading a file from a location remote from either or both devices to a respective device. Indicators may be updated to reflect the completion of copying, deletion, and/or downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Craig Pugsley, Jonathan Davies
  • Patent number: 9927892
    Abstract: In an approach for managing a user interface a computer identifies a first user that is utilizing the user interface. The computer determines the identified first user is utilizing an aiming tool. The computer receives an input, the input including at least: an orientation of the aiming tool, wherein the orientation includes at least one of: a direction and a force to be applied upon release of the aiming tool. The computer calculates a trajectory from the aiming tool to a first location on the user interface based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Qi Chen, Fang Liang Dong, Chang Lei, Xiao Xia Mao, Wen Wen Yang, Chao Zheng, Jie Zhu
  • Patent number: 9928482
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to meta-data management for an activity thread in an activity-centric collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for private metadata integration. In one embodiment of the invention, a private meta-data integration method can be provided for an activity-centric collaborative environment. The method can include selecting an activity thread for display to a collaborator in an activity map of the activity-centric collaborative environment, and identifying the collaborator. For meta-data instances associated with corresponding activity objects in the activity thread, the meta-data instances can be excluded that have been marked private by a creator other than the identified collaborator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott H. Prager, Sami M. Shalabi