Patents Examined by Eric J Bycer
  • Patent number: 10291556
    Abstract: A computer implemented method enables perception of multiple online personas in an instant messaging communications session by identifying at least two identities within a communications environment to whom messages may be directed, and by enabling a first persona of a user to be projected to a first of the identities while concurrently enabling a second persona of the same user to be projected to a second of the identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Weaver, Eric Jeffrey Wolf, Julie McCool, Julie Mills, Brian Heikes
  • Patent number: 10282088
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display device including a touch screen is provided. The method includes setting an application execution space having one or more sub spaces in which windows executing applications are arranged, arranging windows corresponding to one or more applications which are being executed in the sub spaces of the set application execution space, displaying a first sub space corresponding to one of the one or more sub spaces on the touch screen, receiving a data sharing command for sharing data included in a first window arranged in the first sub space, and sharing the data to be shared by a second window arranged in a second sub space corresponding to one of the one or more sub spaces based on the data sharing command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Soo Kim, Kang-Tae Kim, Doo-Hwan Kim, Chul-Joo Kim, Seong Choi
  • Patent number: 10282452
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional graphic user interface displays selected types of information regarding items included in one or more databases or returned by a search in accordance with locations on a two-dimensional display area or projection of a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional area and provides for selective display of information about respective items in a database (e.g. metadata) as additional dimensions of the display which may be suppressed and/or selectively introduced to avoid user distraction or obscuring information or for comparison between screens which may indicate to a user the degree to which a particular item may or may not be germane to an issue or particular subject matter of interest. The graphic user interface thus provides an effective tool for evaluating search results and organizing detailed review thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FASTCASE, INC.
    Inventors: Philip J Rosenthal, Edward J Walters, Andrew T Schiebler, Thomas A Lee
  • Patent number: 10268340
    Abstract: A first message may be displayed within a main chat room. The first message may be associated with a first topic. A second message may be displayed below the first message. The second message may be associated with a second topic. A third message may be received. The third message may be determined to be associated with the first topic. In response to the determining, the third message may be displayed by offsetting the third message below the first message, wherein the third message is displayed above the second message. The offsetting the third message below the first message may indicate a hierarchical relationship between the first message and the third message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Ju Chen, Tzuching Kuo, Lin Chung Liang
  • Patent number: 10269259
    Abstract: A computing device may include a display, a memory to store electronic textbook data comprising a plurality of different images associated with at least one location within the electronic textbook data, a user input device, and a processor coupled to the display, the memory, and the user input device. The processor may be configured to display the electronic textbook data with a primary image from among the plurality of different images at the at least one location on the display, and selectively replace the primary image with at least one secondary image from among the plurality of different images at the at least one location on the display based upon the user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Issa Batarseh, Ghaith Haddad, Rashad Oreifej, Rawad Al-Haddad
  • Patent number: 10270831
    Abstract: An audio combining system including a storage database, one or more audio sources and a computing device coupled together via a network. The computing device comprises a processor and an application executed by the processor configured to import audio data comprising a plurality of audio files and metadata describing the audio files from the one or more audio sources, associate the audio files into a plurality of groups based on one or more characteristics of the audio files, transmit the audio data to a storage database and storing the audio data on the storage database and present the plurality of groups to a user for selection, wherein upon selection the audio files comprising the selected group are played in a set order to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SOUNDLINK, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher C. Andrews
  • Patent number: 10255251
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, programming code is provided to each of a plurality of Internet web site hosts. Connection information is received that represents a web page and/or a user. At least one database is accessed that stores information representing advertising content, audience criteria and/or advertising performance, and a premium publisher, a publisher network, and/or self-serve publishing, and a plurality of electronic coordinated presentations. Information representing one coordinated presentation is selected at least as a function of at least one of the received electronic connection information, the electronic advertiser information and the electronic publisher information, and at least some electronic authored coordinated presentation information is transmitted, that is usable to provide the one coordinated presentation with an Internet web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOUCHCAST LLC
    Inventors: Edo Segal, Daniel Guerrero, Charles Miller, Mark Piesanen
  • Patent number: 10191628
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, when authoring an IMP, a designer may utilize an authoring tool to edit the visual and audio content associated with particular nodes. Further, in an embodiment, a designer may utilize an authoring tool to manipulate blocks corresponding to nodes of the IMP. For example, the authoring tool may include a library of stencils that the designer can utilize to create blocks corresponding to nodes of the IMP. In an embodiment, a designer may link the blocks to create a flow or tree establishing an ordered relationship between the blocks. A set of rules and/or facts may be generated based on the blocks and the designed flow. During IMP presentation, a rules engine may operate to activate nodes of the IMP based on the generated rules and/or facts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Emmi Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory A. Blew
  • Patent number: 10185486
    Abstract: A subscription to multiple channels of information on a single topic is performed. A topic of interest is received via a user interface. In response to receiving the topic of interest, a plurality of channels associated with the topic of interest is determined. A user interface is provided to present an indication of the plurality of channels and a user interface element is provided to facilitate a user subscription to the plurality of channels associated with the topic of interest without having to subscribe separately to each channel. A user selection of the plurality of channels associated with the topic of interest is received and the user is subscribed to the plurality of channels in response to the received user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Michael Patrick Schneider
  • Patent number: 10162495
    Abstract: Customization features for providing users with the ability to customize various aspects of a vehicle management system are described. These customization features can include functionality for generating custom reports based on vehicle parameters, including diagnostic codes. The customization features can also include features for customizing alerts based on vehicle parameters and features for customizing nomenclature in the vehicle management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ali'i McCormick, Jason Mathew Koch, Ralph James Mason, William Robert Elliot
  • Patent number: 10152139
    Abstract: An implementation of an auto-completion or auto-correction mechanism where a dictionary of entry list look-up is triggered by the expiry of a time limit between data entry events such as key-press events, where the value of the time limit is dynamically determined as a function of the entry rate. The time limit may be calculated for example on the basis of an average entry rate, and may include an extra margin value. The occurrence of look up triggering will therefore tend to be optimised to the present user's data entry rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio Di Cocco, Filippo Calá
  • Patent number: 10139997
    Abstract: In embodiments of statistics time chart interface cell mode drill down, a first interface displays in a table format that includes columns each having a column heading comprising a different value, each different value associated with a particular event field, and includes one or more rows, each row having a time increment and aggregated metrics that each represent a number of events having a field-value pair that matches the different value represented in one of the columns and within the time increment over which the aggregated metric is calculated. A cell can be emphasized that includes one of the aggregated metrics in a row that includes the respective time increment, and in response, a menu displays options to transition to a second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Eugene Burke, Katherine Kyle Feeney, Divanny I. Lamas, Marc Vincent Robichaud, Matthew G. Ness, Clara E. Lee
  • Patent number: 10126907
    Abstract: A screen generation device includes a controller configured to: determine one of a vertical direction and a horizontal direction to be a reference direction; generate a size-changed screen; generate a hard key screen; generate a remote operation screen; determine a first area and a second area; arrange the size-changed screen in the first area and the hard key screen in the second area; and arrange the soft key images in the hard key screen of the same size as the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Hikaru Muto
  • Patent number: 10126921
    Abstract: A field device management apparatus is communicably connected to one or more field devices. The field device management apparatus includes a communication module configured to obtain, from a field device connected to the field device management apparatus, fundamental information serving as inherent information, and one or more parameters determining operation contents, a device information storage module configured to determine device identification information based on the fundamental information, and to store, in association with the device identification information, device information including the fundamental information, the parameters, and one or more comments optionally input concerning the field devices, and a user interface module configured to generate a device information display screen that displays a list of the device information corresponding to each of the field devices which are being connected to the field device management apparatus, and that receives an edit of the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Ryouhei Furihata
  • Patent number: 10104023
    Abstract: Many users may plan meetings through social networks, email, and/or websites. As provided herein, a user may efficiently plan a meeting with other users through a map interface. For example, the user may identify a location of interest on a map, and choose one or more target users to receive an automatically generated location of interest message about meeting at the location of interest. The location of interest message may comprise text describing the location of interest (e.g., I am at the back table at the Steak Grill, I am near the library sign on the corner of West St. and East St., etc.), directions to an event at the location of interest, instructions about the event, a location of the event, a time of the event, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Vince Magistrado, Sneha Datla
  • Patent number: 10055084
    Abstract: A first data visualization based on first and second sets of data items is provided on a first dashboard. A second data visualization based on third and fourth sets of data items is provided on a second dashboard. Each data item of the first and third sets has at least a first tag. Each data item of the second and fourth sets does not have the first tag. A selection of the first tag is received. In response to the selection, a third data visualization based on the first set of data items and not based on the second set of data items is provided in place of the first data visualization and a fourth data visualization based on the third set of data items and not based on the fourth set of data items is provided in place of the second data visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randal L. Bertram, Gregory R. Hintermeister, Anthony D. Mora, Nicole X. Xie
  • Patent number: 10048825
    Abstract: A first data visualization based on first and second sets of data items is provided on a first dashboard. A second data visualization based on third and fourth sets of data items is provided on a second dashboard. Each data item of the first and third sets has at least a first tag. Each data item of the second and fourth sets does not have the first tag. A selection of the first tag is received. In response to the selection, a third data visualization based on the first set of data items and not based on the second set of data items is provided in place of the first data visualization and a fourth data visualization based on the third set of data items and not based on the fourth set of data items is provided in place of the second data visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randal L. Bertram, Gregory R. Hintermeister, Anthony D. Mora, Nicole X. Xie
  • Patent number: 10048847
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to a method for managing display of a window. In certain aspects, the method includes presenting a window in a display area, wherein the window comprises a control icon, receiving a first input indicating a selection of the control icon and presenting a plurality of selectable options associated with the control icon, wherein each of the plurality of selectable options correspond with one of a left direction or a right direction. In certain aspects, the method further includes receiving a second input indicating a selection of a first one of the plurality of selectable options and adjusting a size of the window in response to the second input based on a direction associated with the first one of the plurality of selectable options. Systems and computer-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Friedrich Kuscher, John Nicholas Jitkoff
  • Patent number: 10043414
    Abstract: Systems and computer-implemented methods for microscope-based learning including providing a first menu on a GUI to allow a user to identify or view a cell category of interest on a digital slide image that is simultaneously displayed with the first menu on the GUI. The systems and methods further include providing a navigation system on the GUI to allow the user to navigate the digital slide image and select proportional x and y coordinates on the digital slide image. A second menu is also provided on the GUI to allow the user to identify a cell type for the selected proportional x and y coordinates. The systems and methods are capable of automatically determining if the cell type identified by the user matches a predetermined cell type within the x and y coordinates from a database. The systems and methods further indicate whether the identified cell type matches the predetermined cell type on the GUI and display a summary of the total matches on the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microscopy Learning Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Traylor
  • Patent number: 10042515
    Abstract: A data input system includes a display control unit that displays a plurality of list boxes configured to allow selection of one choice among a plurality of choices on a display screen, the plurality of list boxes placed side by side along a direction substantially orthogonal to a direction of receiving an input to change a choice selectable in each of the list boxes, and a control unit that determines both of a list box whose choice is to be changed among the plurality of list boxes and a direction of a change of a choice in the list box based on a position of a point input in a region including the plurality of list boxes on the display screen and a direction of indication indicating a motion from the point as a starting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoharu Kumagai