Patents Examined by Doon Y. Chow
  • Patent number: 10394408
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending media based on received signals indicating user interest in a plurality of recommended media items are presented. In one or more aspects, a system is provided that includes a recommendation component configured to analyze a set of videos and identify a first subset of videos to recommend to a user, wherein respective representations of the videos included in the first subset are presented to a user via a user interface displayed at a client device. The system further includes a selection component configured to receive input regarding user interest in two or more videos included in the first subset of videos. The recommendation component further identifies a first subset of the two or more videos for re-recommending to the user based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Martin Brandt Freund, Jason Robert Richard Sanio
  • Patent number: 10373356
    Abstract: A display device according synthesizes icons and messages with a portion where no descriptive display image is displayed by OSD for display. Icon functions are set by a PC so that the setting of the operation of the PC and the display device, and the setting of an external device can be conducted. The number of lines of the message to be displayed is determined according to distortion correction at the case of oblique projection to correct position coordinates detected by a camera. In a presentation system including an interactive white board device, the display device (for example, a liquid crystal projector), and the PC, the display of the icons are improved to extend the functions, and the display of the messages at the case of oblique projection, and a position detection precision on a screen by the camera incorporated into the display device are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Uchida, Shinji Onodera, Satomi Morishita, Kenichi Iwahara
  • Patent number: 10357714
    Abstract: The invention includes methods, systems, computer program products and means for providing an intuitive user interface for interacting with a game console that obviates the need for, or use of, a typical game controller. In one embodiment, the user interface comprises an analog-like mechanism for manipulating a menu and icon system. The menu system allows the user to highlight a menu option or icon using movement along one axis and to activate the menu option or icon via movement on a different axis. In one embodiment, highlighting is associated with a vertical motion and activation is associated with a horizontal motion. The vertical motion can be tied to the vertical movement of a particular appendage, e.g., the up and down movement of the user's right arm, and the horizontal motion can be tied to the horizontal movement of that or another appendage, e.g., movement of the right arm or hand across the body from right to left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Challinor, Dare Matheson, Kasson D. Crooker, Marc A. Flury, Matthew C. Boch, Eran B. Egozy, Dean N. Tate
  • Patent number: 10353985
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for reusing components from an application are provided. In some implementations, a method includes associating a parent and child component in a source application. The components are used in the presentation of document data during navigation among documents. A navigation interface in an application window of the source application is presented, including presenting document data according to the parent and child components. Input adding the parent component from the source application window to an application window of a target application is received. It is determined that the output of the child component is connected with the input of the parent component, and then computer readable instructions associated with the parent component and the child component are inserted into the target application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Hebbar, Randy L. Swineford
  • Patent number: 10353537
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to present an overlay combined with a presentation of media content at each of a plurality of computing devices on an electronic communications network to illustrate a collection of one or more commentaries temporally associated with portions of the presented media content where the portions of the presented media content comprises portions of a teleconference workflow meeting, to collect one or more commentaries from each of the plurality of computing devices, and to present the commentaries from the plurality of computing devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, LP
    Inventors: Linda Roberts, E-Lee Chang, Ja-Young Sung, Natasha Barrett Schultz, Robert King
  • Patent number: 10338672
    Abstract: A system, computer-readable storage medium including instructions, and a computer-implemented method for manipulating one or more objects in a graphical user interface for a display device is presented. A start of a path selection mode is detected. A first path traversed by a cursor in the graphical user interface is detected, with the first path intersecting one or more objects in a plurality of objects displayed in the graphical user interface of the display device. A curve corresponding to the first path is displayed in the graphical user interface. An end of the path selection mode is detected. A selection state of the one or more objects is updated based on the curve, the selection state including a selected state and a deselected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregg Wernecke
  • Patent number: 10338784
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul French, James P. Galvin, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10324593
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10320727
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed herein for managing document feedback on a sharing service using a messaging client. Utilizing the technologies described herein, a file is associated with a message from an interface configured to compose the message. In addition, the interface is configured to receive a selection of one or more categories of feedback data. A category of feedback data is inserted into the message based on the selection. For example, comments associated with a section of the file may be displayed in the message. The feedback data, such as the comments, are retrieved from a locally stored file, a remotely stored file, a database and/or any other computing device storing the feedback data. Once the message is delivered to a recipient, a user interface may be configured to receive feedback data and communicate the received data to a remote data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Floor Mesters, Ivo van Doorn, Milo Oostergo
  • Patent number: 10310697
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a user interface system providing a graphical user interface view that includes a high-level menu including first and second of high-level menu options respectively associated with first and second sub-menus, assigning the first high-level menu option an active status, activating the first sub-menu such that the first sub-menu is navigable with a directional pad (“D-pad”) of a remote control device while the first high-level menu option has the active status, receiving user input provided by way of a toggle button of the remote control device designated to toggle between the first and second high-level menu options, toggling the active status from the first high-level menu option to the second high-level menu option, and activating the second sub-menu such that the second sub-menu is navigable with the D-pad of the remote control device while the second high-level menu option has the active status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Brian F. Roberts, Imran Arif Maskatia, Paul Bradley Bowers
  • Patent number: 10303495
    Abstract: A robot system preventing a worker from mistaken operation due to mistaken assumptions resulting from differences in operation of the GUIs. The robot system includes a machine attribute value storage part storing a combination of values corresponding to attributes of types, appearances, and display positions for addition of display elements of the robot on the GUI screen of the display device and a combination of values corresponding to attributes of various definition types of both operations and responses of the display elements and includes a machine screen generation part using a combination of values corresponding to attributes stored in the machine attribute value storage part as the basis to generate and add display elements of the robot to the GUI screen of the machine. The machine screen generation part is configured to generate the GUI screen of the display device including the display elements of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroji Nishi, Masahiro Oyamada
  • Patent number: 10304037
    Abstract: A spatial event map system including server-side data processor that maintains a spatial event map which locates events in a workspace. The spatial event map includes a log of events, entries in the log having a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time. The system includes logic to send messages including an event, a location of a graphical target of the event in the workspace and a time, to client-side network nodes; and to receive messages identifying events that create or modify a graphical target, and to add corresponding entries to the log of events. The events can include history events that are sent to the other client-side network nodes, and added to the log for the corresponding history events, and ephemeral events that are sent to other client-side network nodes without adding corresponding entries in the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HAWORTH, INC.
    Inventors: David M. Foley, Adam Pearson, Demian Entrekin
  • Patent number: 10289297
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and computer-readable devices. A computing device presents a user interface that includes first and second images. The computing device receives first user input that moves the user interface in a first direction. The computing device moves the user interface in the first direction by moving the first and second images in the first direction, and modifying a presentation of the second image at the same time that the second image is moved in the first direction, to indicate that the second image is an image that is pannable. The computing device receives second user input that interacts with the second image to pan the second image. The computing device pans the second image by replacing a first portion of the second image with a second portion of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: William Young Chang, Dana A. Bright, Thomas Homer Rutledge, Soufi Esmaeilzadeh, Antin Harasymiv, Su Chuin Leong
  • Patent number: 10282905
    Abstract: A computing device includes at least one processor and at least one module operable by the at least one processor to output, for display, a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising one or more graphical objects representing one or more data elements, receive input to select a graphical object representing a data element, wherein the selection occurs at a start location within the GUI, and determine a set of spatial locations with which the data element can be associated. The at least one module is further operable to output, for display, a plurality of overlay elements, each comprising a respective boundary that forms a respective path from the start location to a respective graphical representation of a respective spatial location, receive input to traverse a chosen overlay element, and associate the data element with the respective spatial location corresponding to the chosen overlay element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Blair E. P. Moxon
  • Patent number: 10261650
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating user access to data and software functionality. An example method includes identifying open windows of plural software applications; accessing rules pertaining to one or more behaviors of one or more of the open windows; and using the rules to adjust the one or more behaviors in accordance with a context of each of the open windows. In a more specific embodiment, the one or more behaviors are adjusted via window groupings in accordance with window context, which includes one or more keywords associated with open windows. The example method further includes displaying a search window with a user option to enter a query using keywords. Search results may identify documents that are associated with window groups associated with keywords of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rami Musa, Arin Bhowmick, Melinda Uhland, Christopher Patterson, Min Wu, Joseph H. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10261996
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for obtaining a translation of a previous version of a display item to present on a graphical user interface when a translation of a current version of the display item is unavailable. A client device can request a translation of a display item in a graphical user interface invoked by the client device. The client device can send a server a first key corresponding to the current version of the display item, a second key corresponding to a previous version of the display item, and locale information describing the current location and/or language preferences of the client device. If the server cannot obtain a translation corresponding to the first key, the server can obtain a translation of the previous version of the display item in the language associated with the locale based on the second key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongbo Chen, James Leszczenski, David Mann, Atsushi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10248932
    Abstract: The present invention provides various approaches for disseminating emergency broadcasting messages or other messages of importance (hereinafter “alerts”) within virtual world environments such that interested virtual world residents can be made aware of matters of importance based on their physical world locations (e.g., without respect to the locale of their current virtual world presence).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Y. Gershfang, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Neil A. Katz, James W. Seaman, Adam R. Snopek, Richard Young
  • Patent number: 10228836
    Abstract: A system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory storing vosset data for a virtual object, the vosset data including a first displacement threshold and a first component, and a vosset module executable by the one or more hardware processors. The vosset module is configured to display the first component of the virtual object to a user in a virtual environment, display a manipulator object adjacent to the virtual object in the virtual environment, the manipulator identifies a pre-determined direction of displacement, detect a displacement event associated with the manipulator object, the displacement event being initiated by the user performing a grab event on the manipulator object and extending the manipulator object a displacement distance in the direction of displacement, determine that the displacement distance exceeds a displacement threshold, and alter the virtual object based on detecting the determining that the displacement distance exceeds the displacement threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Gregory Lionel Xavier Jean Palmaro
  • Patent number: 10217490
    Abstract: A digital video editing system uses a graphical user interface which facilitates the selection of a video sequence of interest and its representation in a conveniently visualized form. Through the graphical user interface, the user may select a starting frame, a time interval, and a number of frames within the time interval which may be represented by thumbnail depictions of selected video frames. Once the video sequence is represented by a selected sequence of video frames over a selected interval, the user can then use editing techniques to manipulate the portions of the video sequence represented by the thumbnail depictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 10209873
    Abstract: A method for controlling a digital device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present specification includes activating a display unit, when a first input is detected in a Standby mode, wherein the display unit is deactivated, activating the display unit, when a second control input is detected in the Standby mode, wherein the display unit is deactivated, and displaying a quick control menu based upon a position where the second control input is detected, detecting a third control input selecting the quick control menu, and displaying an execution screen of the application respective to the third control input, and, herein, the first control input and the second control input may each include two parts, and the first control input and the second control input may be partially identical to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Doyoung Lee, Sinae Chun