Patents Examined by Gregory J. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 9740674
    Abstract: An enhanced find and replace feature for a spreadsheet program module is disclosed. The enhanced find and replace feature allows users to search for terms and attributes across multiple sheets of a workbook. The find and replace feature also allows searches to be performed based on the formatting attributes of a cell as well as the textual or numerical contents of a cell. The enhanced find and replace feature also allows users to perform bulk formatting of cells (even cells without text) in a spreadsheet. In another aspect, the enhanced find and replace feature lists all the results of the find operation in a results list so that the user may choose which result(s) to view and edit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Marise Chan, Tuan Huynh, Justin M. Maguire, III, Marcella C. S. Rader, Christopher C. Yu
  • Patent number: 9684444
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided including a display, a processor and a memory. The processor is coupled to the display and the memory to carry out a method of facilitating user interface navigation in the electronic device. In a first view shown on the display, a first application interface provides a visual representation of a first application. In response to receiving a navigational command to access a second application visually represented by a second application interface, a transitional view is displayed including a transition between the first application interface and the second application interface. The displayed transition can be dependent on a property of the received navigational command. The first and second application interfaces can be displayed to appear in a non-overlapping arrangement on a planar surface, and can have sheet-like properties or behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Mihal Lazaridis, Danny Thomas Dodge
  • Patent number: 9626340
    Abstract: A document management system that is adapted to allow users to share files or folders by: (1) creating a link to the files or folders; and (2) sharing the link with other users. In particular embodiments, the system is adapted to keep track of any links generated by, sent by, and/or received by a particular user. The system may display a listing of the links upon request by a user, so that the user may re-use or deactivate the links, or modify attributes of the links. Having a centralized listing of the links may be particularly advantageous in helping a user keep track of the files and folders that they have shared and received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Kirigin
  • Patent number: 9626360
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium for synchronizing web content is disclosed. The method includes retrieving a first web content in a first language from a web site, the first web content corresponding to a second web content wherein the second web content is a translation in a second language of the first web content. The method further includes dividing the first web content into a plurality of translatable components and generating a unique identifier for each of the plurality of translatable components. The method further includes matching each of the plurality of translatable components to a plurality of translated components of the second web content using the unique identifier of each of the plurality of translatable components. If a translatable component is not matched to a translated component, the method further includes designating the translatable component for translation into the second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: MOTIONPOINT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Enrique Travieso, Adam Rubenstein, William Fleming
  • Patent number: 9613009
    Abstract: A method and system for predicting a next navigation event are described. Aspects of the disclosure minimize the delay between a navigation event and a network response by predicting the next navigation event. The system and method may then prerender content associated with the next navigation event. For example, the method and system may predict a likely next uniform resource locator during web browsing to preemptively request content from the network before the user selects the corresponding link on a web page. The methods describe a variety of manners of predicting the next navigation event, including examining individual and aggregate historical data, text entry prediction, and cursor input monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Timo Burkard, Arvind Jain
  • Patent number: 9609073
    Abstract: To generate stories for presentation to social networking system users, one or more story generation engines receives a set of actions of social networking system users. Various story generation engines output stories of different types that collect particular types of actions and arrange the actions in a specified format for presentation. The story generators may avoid selecting the same actions for different stories. Stories generated by the various story generators may be ranked and the ranking used to select stories for presentation to one or more social networking system users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Raylene Kay Yung, Daniel Schafer, Li Zhang, Serkan Piantino, Maxim Gubin
  • Patent number: 9600451
    Abstract: A method for a terminal to display a file includes sending to a server a file specification corresponding to the file; receiving from the server a data package for trimming page margins of the file, wherein the data package is generated according to the file specification, and includes margin trimming data of a page of the file; and displaying the page of the file based on the received data package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventor: Ruiheng Qiu
  • Patent number: 9588951
    Abstract: A conferencing system comprises a plurality of computing devices communicating over at least one network during a conference session, at least one of the computing devices being configured to share content displayed thereby with other computing devices, the other computing devices displaying the shared content, at least one of the computing devices also being configured to accept input annotations made on the displayed shared content and to share input annotations with other computing devices over a channel independent of the shared content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SMART TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Douglas Blair Hill, Bradley James Bax, Alexander Garin, Jeffrey Adam Mahovsky
  • Patent number: 9576049
    Abstract: Computer storage media, computerized methods, and systems for semantically navigating between content using zoom operations, as well as other user-initiated operations, are provided. The zoom operations include an open-pinch gesture (zoom in) and a closed-pinch gesture (zoom out) physically applied to a touch-screen display of a client device, where the touch-screen display presents a document with original content. When one or more of the zoom operations have been detected as being performed upon a targeted portion of the original content, new content that is relevant to the targeted content is retrieved, as opposed to simply expanding or contracting the original content within a display area of the touch-screen display. The document is transitioned to a view with representations of the new content organized according to a format, where the format is dictated by a type of the one or more zoom operations being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Macbeth
  • Patent number: 9542425
    Abstract: A method for storing, organizing and providing remote electronic access to documents. A cover sheet including a standard set of identification data characterizing each document is developed and stored. A digital version of each document is created and stored by scanning each contract. Each digital version includes a scanned image and a searchable text file, wherein the text is overlaid with the image. An index of bookmarks identifying sections of the digital version of each document is generated. Selected fields of information are captured from the digital version of the document. The documents are organized and cross-referenced in a database that includes the captured information and additional information related to each document. Designated parties are alerted of critical dates associated with each document. Remote electronic access to the documents is provided over the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: TractManager, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Jeffery, Thomas A. Rizk
  • Patent number: 9542369
    Abstract: A social networking system includes a mechanism for customizing display of content from an external web page. Nodes associated with a web page are included in the social graph based on one or more tags included in a web page, which contain meta-information for defining the node in the social networking system, such as the type of the node. The social networking system retrieves the tags from the markup language document and stores their information in connection with the node for the web page while using the tags to identify a template that describes display of content from the web page. The template may include user interface elements for receiving input, allowing a user to interact with a node in the social graph associated with the web page, allowing user interactions with the web page content to be tracked by and reflected back within the social networking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Tarjan
  • Patent number: 9529779
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method where a file is displayed on a display screen of a mobile device; and, a pop-up is identified outside of the visible area on the display screen of the mobile device. The identification of the pop-up includes detecting a document object model change in the file, the presence of one or more non-active elements in the file, and/or a change in luminance in an area outside of the visible area on the display screen. A controller moves the pop-up to the visible area on the display screen, or the visible area on the display screen is moved to the pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Nimesh Bhatia, Gregory J. Boss, Manuel Silveyra
  • Patent number: 9495332
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a method where a file is displayed on a display screen of a mobile device; and, a pop-up is identified outside of the visible area on the display screen of the mobile device. The identification of the pop-up includes detecting a document object model change in the file, the presence of one or more non-active elements in the file, and/or a change in luminance in an area outside of the visible area on the display screen. A controller moves the pop-up to the visible area on the display screen, or the visible area on the display screen is moved to the pop-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Gregory Jensen Boss, Nimesh Bhatia, Manuel Silveyra
  • Patent number: 9467580
    Abstract: A multifunction device (MFD) includes a control system and a plurality of associated local user interfaces including a first local user interface in communication with the control system for user selection of a selected one of a first group of mutually exclusive operations under the control of the control system and a second local user interface in communication with the control system for user selection of a selected one of a second group of mutually exclusive operations, different from the first group of operations, which are under the control of the control system. The device optionally includes a third local interface in communication with the control system, which serves as an interface between the first and second local user interfaces and the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Veena Kumari Saluja
  • Patent number: 9460057
    Abstract: A computerized system and method are presented that creates implicit content on a mobile device by monitoring and recording input from sensors on the device. Using the metadata and event identification, the content is created into clusters, which can be confirmed by the user as actual events. Events can then be grouped according to metadata and event information into a presentation grouping. Presentation groupings can be presented using a map and timeline interface, and can be augmented using content from external sources, other users, or viewers of the content. Themes can be created for presentation groupings that format the presentation groupings according to stored formatting appropriate to the theme. Themes can suggest theme events to which users can assign places and times. Information about future theme events can then be used to trigger a request for content or to trigger the creation of implicit content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: FILMSTRIP, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Grossman, Kenneth F. Krutsch, Richard Monson-Haefel
  • Patent number: 9442904
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein enable a residual error image to be added and rendered in an existing HTML canvas using native primitives. A current image and a residual error image containing pixel value differences between the current image and an updated image are received. A positive residual error image and a negative error image are generated from the residual error image. The positive residual error image is added to the current image to generate a partially updated image, and the partially updated image is xored to generate an inverse image. The negative residual error image is added to the inverse image to generate an updated inverse image, and xoring the inverse image to revert the inverse image to generate the updated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Clark
  • Patent number: 9424243
    Abstract: Techniques to process a form are disclosed. An attribute associated with a child data model is recognized in a first set of form data associated with a form an attribute associated with a child data model. A data value associated with the attribute is used to obtain a second set of form data associated with the child data model. The second set of form data is associated with the form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EMC Corporation
    Inventors: Rajakumar Thiruvasagam, Sachin G. Totale, Yuhui Zhao, Julian M. Hjortshoj, Ramkumar Ganesan
  • Patent number: 9420350
    Abstract: A method of providing a remote user interface (RUI) includes receiving a RUI request including first preference format information, second preference format information, and transmission option information, the first preference format information being related to a format preferred by a client device with respect to the RUI, the second preference format information being related to a format preferred by the client device with respect to a video included in the RUI, and the transmission option information indicating whether to consider the second preference format information when transmission of the RUI is decided; comparing a format of the RUI with only the first preference format information, or comparing the format of the RUI and the format of the video comprised in the RUI with the first preference format information and the second preference format information, respectively, based on the transmission option information; and selectively transmitting the RUI to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jin, Young-Chul Sohn
  • Patent number: 9418051
    Abstract: A method for extracting a document structure is disclosed. The method may include determining a position of reference information in a layout file, and extracting items related to the reference information from the determined position of the layout file. An apparatus for extracting a document structure is also disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor configured to determine a position of reference information in a layout file; and to extract items related to the reference information from the determined position of the layout file. The apparatus may further include a storage device configured to store the extracted items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignees: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Ning Dong, Jianbo Xu, Wenjuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9411784
    Abstract: A method and computer readable medium for defining pagination preferences that control pagination of dynamic-length presentations. In an embodiment, a computer implemented method for specifying pagination preferences comprises, identifying pagination preferences for each page of an original presentation, recording the starting point and ending point within the primary text flow that appear on each page, associating the elements with the page on which the elements are located and storing the pagination preferences, starting and ending points in the primary text flow, and page elements as metadata associated with each page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Matthew J. Phillips, Gang Xiao