Patents Examined by Edward Martello
  • Patent number: 10282219
    Abstract: A guide is configured in an authoring program to aid the user in editing objects on a document. The guide can be a horizontally or vertically oriented guide line and can be created from a single ruler, either a vertical or horizontal ruler displayed on the workspace. To create a horizontal guide, the user can position the cursor on a horizontal ruler. The user can click-and-hold and drag the cursor to create and position a horizontal guide over the workspace. To create a vertical guide, the user can position the cursor in the horizontal ruler and click and release. The user can create both vertical and horizontal guides using the vertical ruler in a corresponding manner, where clicking on the vertical ruler creates a horizontal guide, and click-and-hold and dragging creates a vertical guide. Guides can be individually configured or altered in their visual characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel John Altin
  • Patent number: 10284718
    Abstract: A networking system may comprise a web site serviced by a web server assembly. The web site may generally comprise a combination of the following components: a crediting system, a chat bidding system, a performance bidding system, a telephony switching system, a media interaction system, a display system, a photo management system, and a messaging system. An exemplary embodiment of the chat bidding system may comprise a plurality of common user accounts, a queue, and a featured user account. Common users of the common user accounts may pose tasks to the featured user, and may make a pledge for each task. The tasks may be stored in, and sorted by, the queue based on their pledges. A featured user of the featured user account may be presented with a highest ranked task in the queue, and may choose to respond to the task or to skip the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory A. Pearson, Ronald Shane Hamilton, David B. Hall
  • Patent number: 10282888
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional image is displayed in high resolution colors by generating a 3-dimensional model as a triangular mesh, converting the mesh into a grid of voxels, and assigning attribute values to a portion of the voxels. Laplacian interpolation based on the portion of the voxels is applied for iteratively calculating interpolated attribute values of other voxels. The voxels are rendered as a colored image according to the attribute values on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Lior Zar, Natan Sharon Katz, Benjamin Cohen
  • Patent number: 10282810
    Abstract: A rendering engine is described that implements rendering techniques to render 2D illustrations by assigning light values to objects that define an illustration ‘inside out’. Light values may be assigned to a first object and subsequently inherited by objects that are hierarchly related to the first object. The light values assigned to the objects may include a light variable that depends on a relationship between the two or more groups of objects. Various rendering techniques may be employed by the rendering engine to render illustrations that are both customizable and realistic in appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Daichi Ito
  • Patent number: 10235021
    Abstract: A computing device can be running a current context and displaying a current interface for the current context when a communication is received on the device. The device can display an alert on a portion of a display screen in conjunction with the current interface being displayed. The alert can include information about the communication, which can allow a user to better determine whether or not the communication requires immediate attention. If the user ignores the alert, it will disappear in a specified amount of time. If the user chooses to deal with the communication, he/she can tap on the alert to bring up an overlay interface for replying to the communication without having to switch to another application specifically configured for handling (e.g., viewing, replying to) the communication. After the user replies to the communication using the overlay interface, he/she can be automatically brought back to the current interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy T. Gray, Aaron Michael Donsbach
  • Patent number: 10217444
    Abstract: A method for network cloud resource generation, including creating a template virtual machine. The method includes creating an instantiation of a virtual machine for an end user by cloning the template, and loading an application executed by the virtual machine. The method includes accessing first information associated with the end user, and loading the first information in an instantiation of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Franck Diard, Bojan Vukojevic, Matt Lavoie, Yao-Tian Wang
  • Patent number: 10214106
    Abstract: A driving assistance apparatus which is mounted in a vehicle includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire external information, a notification request generation unit configured to generate a notification request based on the external information, a switching unit configured to switch between an on state and an off state of a notification function according to an input from a vehicle occupant, a first information notification unit configured to display a first display for giving notification of the external information in a predetermined display area of a display device based on the notification request when the notification function is in the on state and the notification request is generated, and a second information notification unit configured to display a second display for giving notification of predetermined information different from the external information in the predetermined display area when the notification function is in the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Yanatsubo, Hisashi Fujiwara, Yosuke Nihei
  • Patent number: 10210181
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for searching within images. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a query from a user device; receiving a query image from the user device; identifying a result image responsive to the query; determining that an object depicted in a sub-portion of the query image is similar to the result image; and in response to determining that the object depicted in the sub-portion of the query image is similar to the result image: providing annotation data to the user device that causes the user device to display an annotation with the query image, the annotation specifying the sub-portion of the query image that includes the object that is similar to the result image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: George L. Nachman
  • Patent number: 10192329
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device includes a processor. The processor is configured to perform: formula input process of inputting a plurality of pieces of formula data in association with respective formula numbers through a user operation; a formula setting process of setting formula data in the pieces of formula data input by the formula input process as an output target by the user operation; cited formula extraction process of extracting another formula data in the pieces of formula data when the formula data set by the formula setting process cites a formula number of the another formula data; and a data output process of outputting the set formula data with the extracted another formula data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Miki Suzuki, Hiroaki Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Uejima, Manato Ono, Saburo Kamitani, Akiko Muraki
  • Patent number: 10185390
    Abstract: A system includes a head mounted display (HMD) having at least one of a display unit and a sensing unit and configured to be connected to a mobile terminal in a wired manner, and a mobile terminal configured to control the HMD, wherein the mobile terminal includes a terminal body, an interface unit provided in the terminal body and configured to be connected to the HMD in a wired manner, a sensing unit configured to sense a movement of the terminal body, and a controller configured to output a preset first region of a virtual space on the display unit of the HMD and control the display unit of the HMD to display a second region of the virtual space different from the first region of the virtual space on the basis of a movement of the HMD sensed through the sensing unit of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheongha Park, Goeun Joo
  • Patent number: 10187270
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for visualizing current and historical access policy of a group based policy. A first group based policy and a second group based policy are received at a computing device, where each group based policy includes policy rules defining a range of destination internet protocol addresses, a range of source internet protocol addresses and a range of access ports. The computing device renders a three dimensional representation of the first group based policy, based on the policy rules of the first group based policy. The computing device renders a three dimensional representation of the second group based policy, based on the policy rules of the second group based policy. The computing device displays the representations of the first group based policy and second group based policy on a graphical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjay Agrawal, Ruchir Gupta, Syed Basheeruddin Ahmed, Yi Yang, Meenakshi Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10176627
    Abstract: A set of primitives is divided into plural sub-sets of primitives, and a tree representation for representing the set of primitives in which each leaf node of the tree represents one of the sub-sets, and each parent node of the tree represents a sub-set of primitives corresponding to the combination of the sub-sets of primitives of all of its child nodes, is generated. For each node of the tree representation data indicating: the sub-set of primitives that the node represents; the vertices that are used by the primitives in the sub-set of primitives that the node represents; and the volume of space that the sub-set of primitives that the node represents falls within, is determined. The tree representation is then used to determine a set of primitives and a set of vertices to be processed when processing the set of primitives for the output frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Brian Pearson, Ting Wei, Sergey Solovyev, Andreas Danner Nilsen, Alexander Galazin, Michel Iwaniec
  • Patent number: 10176786
    Abstract: For preventing a display from automatically rotating while receiving input from a user, an apparatus, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a display device for presenting the user interface, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor (by executing the code) monitors for a user input event, prevents rotation of the user interface for a predetermined amount of time responsive to detecting the user input event, and allows rotation of the user interface responsive to expiration of the predetermined amount of time. The processor may initiate a timer to measure the predetermined amount of time. The processor may further detect an additional user input event during the predetermined amount of time and reset that the predetermined amount of time, responsive to detecting the additional user input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Jian Li, Ming Qian, Song Wang
  • Patent number: 10152810
    Abstract: A method executed by a computer is provided, including the steps of capturing a plurality of datasets, each dataset at least including a time value and an angular value, and placing pixels representing the datasets in a polar coordinate system at a radial distance from a center according to the time value and at an angle from a reference direction according to the angular value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Sebastian Mittelstädt, Jonas Mlynek, Stefan Hagen Weber
  • Patent number: 10130334
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a display controller. The display controller is configured to arrange a foreground image in a three-dimensional space and display, on a display device, the foreground image as an inspection status image representing an inspection status by an ultrasonic wave. The foreground image includes a linear image being as an image including a plurality of linear images that change in accordance with a status of a probe and connect the center of a circle and a circumference of the circle with each other, a probe image that is located at the center of the circle and has a shape of the probe, and a spherical image being as a spherical image that represents a range to which the ultrasonic wave output from the probe is applied and has a cross section as the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Kashima
  • Patent number: 10134191
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to generating a virtual space based on a physical layout of objects. The virtual space may be generated based on the physical layout of objects by one or more of identifying physical objects in a real-world space, determining a physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, determining virtual space content for the identified physical objects and the physical arrangement of the identified physical objects, executing an instance of the virtual space, and/or other operations. The virtual space may include the virtual space content determined based on individual virtual space content associated with the identified physical objects and the physical arrangement of the identified physical objects. The instance of the virtual space may be used to facilitate presentation of one or more views of the virtual space to a user and enable the user to interact with the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Reagan, Sagar Mistry, Nathan Allison
  • Patent number: 10108275
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products describe physical structures for interactive computer displays. A tangible, three-dimensional structure has an interior and an exterior surface. A bundle of optical fibers propagates light through the interior to the exterior surface of the three-dimensional structure. A magnet in the three-dimensional structure produces an attractive force, and a marker on the exterior surface identifies the three-dimensional structure and the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin A. Li
  • Patent number: 10109054
    Abstract: Systems and a related method for monitoring commercial off the shelf (COTS) display devices in an avionics display system ensure that the COTS display devices are compliant with hazard classifications by positioning transparent photodetectors in the optical path to monitor the images and components generated and projected by the COTS display devices. Transparent photodetectors are positioned downstream in the optical path to monitor image orientation, refresh rate, or brightness of displayed images and image elements. The system may include transparent image sensors for capturing scene content and monitoring image integrity by comparing the captured scene content to the displayed images. Transparent image sensors positioned proximate to camera cores of an enhanced vision system (EVS) may verify the alignment of individual component image streams combined into an image stream displayed via HDD, HUD, HWD, or a like display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon E. Wilson, Eric P. Stratton, David I. Han
  • Patent number: 10089965
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for moving and manipulating graphical objects on a device that may include one or more pointing device, such as a mouse, a touchpad, or a touch screen, some of which may be multi-touch enabled. In some embodiments, a method may include, concurrent with and in response to user input from a pointing device: moving a first graphical object, determining a plurality of alternative target orientations for that first graphical object, selecting one of the target orientations, and gradually changing certain display characteristics of the first object based on characteristics of the selected target orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Simbulus, lnc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Ward, Roger B. Milne, Thomas E. Fischaber, Sean A. Kelly, Krista M. Marks
  • Patent number: 10083264
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for modeling physical objects. Volumetric modeling operations are implemented with implicit surfaces on graphics processing units (GPUs) for Finite Element Analyses. For example, a number of implicit surfaces associated with signed distance fields are determined, and locality information associated with the implicit surfaces is obtained. Whether to blend the implicit surfaces is determined based at least in part on the locality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ansys, Inc.
    Inventors: Gunay Orbay, Joseph Tristano, Vince M. Pajerski