Patents Examined by Haoshian Shih
  • Patent number: 10452222
    Abstract: Various systems, such as operating systems and application suites, have multiple programs that are installed and settings that are configured in order to put the system in a desired operational state (e.g., a substantially fully functioning state). Different users can have different experiences based on different programs they use, and the set of programs they use can come from network locations. A set of system readiness tasks is created that identifies the various actions to be performed to put the system in the desired operational state. Performance of the set of system readiness tasks is coordinated to display, prior to achieving the desired operational state, a preview of a user interface of the system that is customized to a specific user of the system. Performance of the set of system readiness tasks continues, while displaying the preview of the user interface, until the desired operational state is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Alphin, III, Samuel D. Clement, Samer F. Sawaya, Henri-Charles Machalani, Ananda Sarkar, Naresh Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10447562
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting and monitoring screen connectivity malfunctions, and generating alerts regarding presence of connectivity malfunctions, while identifying the user interface element that caused the connectivity malfunction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NICE LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Vaindiner, Iftach Smith, Vadim Grinevich
  • Patent number: 10444935
    Abstract: A user interface display method is provided. The method includes: displaying at a first location a current body type information related to a user; displaying a plurality of icons at a plurality of second locations adjacent to the first location respectively; when receiving a first input operation corresponding to the plurality of icons, displaying a first body type information of a plurality of body type information at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Ming Yong, Hung-Tai Hsu, Ching-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 10437422
    Abstract: A computer device implemented browsing system with a browser application operable on the computer device and configured to simultaneously retrieve, operate and display data and functional components related to a plurality of items intended for display on a single display window of the browser application over a display of the computer device. There is a processor configured to retrieve and process the data and there are functional components related to the plurality of items The plurality of items are displayed, operated and made accessible for a user on the single display window, and the browser application is configured to allocate an area for display for every item on the display window and direct all the data and functional components related to an item: to the area on the display window. The items are selected from software programs and applications, internet and intranet websites, web links, webpages and documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yoni Noam Zatalovski
  • Patent number: 10439894
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a communication apparatus, display apparatus and method of controlling the same. A communication apparatus includes a communication unit including a plurality of communication modules, each communication module comprising communication circuitry, the communication unit supporting different wireless communication methods; and a communication controller configured to sequentially activate each of the plurality of communication modules in a predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Myung Hur, Dong Wook Kim, Hyun Kyu Yun, Kyung Ik Cho
  • Patent number: 10410239
    Abstract: A digital magazine presents content items based on user interaction with or preference for content items determined based on how a user flips through different content items of the digital magazine. For example, the user may slow down or pause flipping, flip through content items at an inconsistent pace or change the navigational direction of the flipping, when the user is encountered with content items of interest. By analyzing how a user flips through different content items, content items that the user interacts with can be determined, and content items that the user may interact with or prefer can be determined and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Flipboard, Inc.
    Inventors: David Wigder, Yuru Zheng
  • Patent number: 10410388
    Abstract: An image editing method comprises: a step of acquiring identification information on each of a plurality of operation instruction units for instructing editing of an image, a step of automatically selecting one or more images for editing from a group of images to classify the one or more images into a group of usable images based on the identification information, a step of determining a right to edit reaching contents of processing which each operation instruction unit is authorized to perform against each image in the group of usable images, and a step of performing editing processing on an image to be edited in the group of usable images based upon the determined right to edit according to an editing instruction supplied from each operation instruction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Karin Kon, Kei Yamaji, Kazuhiro Mino
  • Patent number: 10394511
    Abstract: An approach is provided for selecting and displaying image(s). A user and user profile information corresponding to the user are identified. A sentiment of the user is identified by determining that user is in proximity to a digital picture frame in a room, receiving a measurement of ambient lighting of the room from a light sensor coupled to the digital picture frame, and determining an emotional state of the user based on the ambient lighting. Based on the user profile, an association is determined between the sentiment of the user and sentiment(s), which are determined to be conveyed by image(s). Based on the ambient lighting, the association between the sentiment of the user and the sentiment(s), and the image(s) conveying the sentiment(s), the image(s) are selected from multiple images. The selected image(s) are displayed on a display included in the digital picture frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Travis W. Chun, Romelia H. Flores, Marlentae A. Johnson, Michael A. Lau, Roberto R. Rodriguez, Ronald J. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 10379714
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display can receive an alert comprising information, and in response to receiving the alert, issue a perceptual output. The device can detect a user input and determine whether the user input was detected within a predetermined time interval after the perceptual output. In accordance with a determination that the user input was detected within the predetermined time interval, the device can display a notification on the display, wherein the notification comprises a first portion of the information. If the device continues to detect the user input after a second predetermined time period, the device can display a second portion of the information, where the second portion is different from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan R. Dascola, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, David Chance Graham, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric
  • Patent number: 10379809
    Abstract: A method of providing a voice-speech service in a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes receiving sensing information from a sensor unit, determining whether to set an operating mode of the voice-speech service as a driving mode according to the sensing information, and providing an audible feedback according to pre-stored driving mode setting information when an operating mode of the voice-speech service is set as the driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hayoung Jeon, Sora Kim, Heewoon Kim, Yumi Ahn, Jihyun Ahn
  • Patent number: 10372327
    Abstract: A cursor-based character input interface inputs a character selected by a cursor. A character prediction unit is adapted to predict one or more next characters based on a current input character, wherein the input interface is adapted to present the one or more predicted next characters as a supplementary interface in proximity to the current input character, and wherein the one or more predicted next characters of the supplementary interface are selectable by the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua M. Carr, Emma L. Foley, Josephine D. Messa, Thomas A. Wright
  • Patent number: 10359908
    Abstract: One embodiment of a graphical user interface for providing a menu to a user, wherein the menu comprises a plurality of executable actions, includes a plurality of petals, wherein each of the plurality of petals is associated with one of the plurality of executable actions, and a common central point at which all of the plurality of petals meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Robin Raszka, Nicholas D'Aloisio-Montilla, Bart K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 10353535
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for managing a multi-view display, including user interface techniques for manipulating viewing zone information and assigning content to viewing zones in the context of the viewing area. The multi-view display system may be calibrated to a coordinate system of the viewing area. The coordinate system can be based on the physical dimensions of the viewing area, a model or other representation of the viewing area, and/or characteristics detected by a sensing system observing the viewing area. A zone management device provide a user interface showing a representation of the viewing area along with representations of established viewing zones rendered in context within the viewing area. User interface elements allow a user to add, remove, manipulate, configure viewing zones, and/or assign content to viewing zones. User interface elements can also allow a user to manipulate the representation of the viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MISAPPLIED SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Albert Han Ng, Paul Henry Dietz, David Steven Thompson
  • Patent number: 10353559
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying a range slider comprising a left handle and a right handle, wherein the left handle and the right handle are separated by a distance greater than a predetermined threshold distance, and detecting a first user interaction with the range slider to move a first selected handle from a first position to a second position. Systems and methods further provide for determining, that the second position of the first selected handle results in the left handle and the right handle being separated by a distance less than the predetermined threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Schaerges, Gerard Keane, Johannes Osterhoff
  • Patent number: 10346762
    Abstract: Provided is a process of conducting a collaborative session between two analytics graphical user interfaces (GUI), the process including: instructing a first computing device associated with a first user to display a first GUI having a first graph depicting a first set of values of a first metric; determining that the first graph is to be shared on a second computing device associated with a second user in a second GUI; inferring that the second user prefers to view the first metric in a second graph based on a record of previous interactions in which the second graph was selected to view the first metric; and in response, instructing the second computing device to display in the second GUI the second graph depicting at least some of the first set of values of the first metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Greenspan, Maria Velez-Rojas, Jin Zhang, Serge Mankovskii, Ye Chen
  • Patent number: 10311135
    Abstract: A system and method is provided that automatically predicts the link that a user would like to follow by collecting and modeling user actions, and navigates to the link. In one aspect, the system may store a history of the user's manipulation of a browser's user interface, and predict the link of greatest interest to the user by comparing the visual similarity of potential links with previously selected and non-selected links, and estimating the location of the screen that the user is currently viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Don Hsi-Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10306395
    Abstract: A smartphone displays an emoji that when activated plays sound that externally localizes in binaural sound to the listener. The emoji includes an indication that shows a location where the sound will externally localize as the binaural sound away from a head of the listener when the listener activates the emoji.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10296197
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a decision unit configured to decide a form of each of a plurality of display objects based on a plurality of contents, on the basis of viewing priority information which has an influence on viewing priority of the content corresponding to the display object; and an output control unit configured to cause an output unit to output each of the plurality of display objects in the form decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Ochi, Mizuho Oda, Miyuki Shirakawa, Ryo Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10255085
    Abstract: One exemplary system can receive a selection of a dataset via a graphical user interface (GUI). The dataset can represent a time-series projection. The system can feed the dataset into a first machine-learning model to obtain an output indicating whether the time-series projection has a data value that should be overridden with an override value. If the first machine-learning model indicates that the time-series projection has the data value that should be overridden, the system can feed the data value as input to a second machine-learning model to obtain an output indicating whether the override value should be greater than or less than the data value. The system can then render a visual directionality cue within the GUI based on the output from the second machine-learning model. The visual directionality cue can provide guidance for overriding the data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventors: Varunraj Valsaraj, Bahadir Aral, Jinxin Yi, Roger Lee Baldridge, Jr., Rebecca Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10241743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of recording audio and a method of controlling the mobile terminal. Furthermore, the present invention relates a mobile terminal capable of outputting visual information and a method of controlling the mobile terminal. Provided is the mobile terminal including a recording function unit that records external audio, a display unit to which visual information is output, and a controller that performs processing by associating the audio recorded through the recording function unit and the visual information that is output to the display unit with each other, in which in response to selection of one region of the display unit, the controller matches the visual information included in the one region and the audio recorded through the recording function unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dami Choe, Hyungsup Kim, Wonseok Joung, Jungmin Park, Yongkyoung Shin