Patents Examined by Jeffrey A. Gaffin
  • Patent number: 10643133
    Abstract: A method for predicting a future situation based on an analysis of at least one predictive pattern. The method comprises monitoring a plurality of events carried out by an event processing component, detecting a predictive pattern predictive of a future situation, selecting one of a plurality of proactive actions and an execution time according to its effect on at least one of a probability of occurrence and a cost of occurrence of the future situation, and outputting the selected proactive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yagil Engel, Zohar Feldman
  • Patent number: 10354016
    Abstract: A system and method for menu-based navigation to view audio and/or visual media is disclosed. A user can navigate through a menu system by moving a cursor between various showcases listed in a second display area of a screen. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category in a first area of the screen. The second display area can display information about available media items within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There can also be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain images representative of categories. The categories can be genres of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Patent number: 10347032
    Abstract: Slice representation of a volume with the aid of volume data is provided. A selection of a slice orientation for slice representation of volume data is made. A slice is then determined in accordance with the selected orientation. A relief representation is calculated for this slice and used as a relief for the representation of the at least one slice. A vivid representation of slice information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Engel
  • Patent number: 10318135
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a window display position, and a terminal. The method for adjusting a window display position in the present disclosure includes displaying a window in a first position of a terminal screen; acquiring a rotational angular velocity and/or a rotating angle of a terminal; determining a change of a rotation direction of the terminal according to the rotational angular velocity and/or the rotating angle; and adjusting, according to a rotational change direction of the terminal, the window to be displayed in a second position of the screen. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, a function of dynamically adjusting a window display position according to a change of a rotation direction of a terminal is implemented. After the adjustment, a user operation is more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Yuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10313848
    Abstract: A system for storing and searching digital identities includes a mobile device including: a processor; a display coupled to the processor; a user interface device for sending a signal to the processor according to a user input; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: store a plurality of digital identities in the memory, herein each of the digital identities includes a name of a corresponding user, an address of the corresponding user, a contact email and/or phone number of the corresponding user, and additional characteristics pertaining to the user, displayed in a single screen of the mobile device, and wherein each of the digital identities is updated in real-time; sort the plurality of digital identities according to a search function upon receipt of a search command, the search command including a search term and an ordered combination of indexing values, each of the indexing values including one of a date, a location, and a category; filter the plu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Circle Project, LLC
    Inventors: Sara Gaspard, Scott Gaspard, Simon Nicholls
  • Patent number: 10303420
    Abstract: To enable prompt presentation of a user interface that displays documents that other users have accessed or edited, distribution of document activity indicators is performed in a proactive manner such that the document activity indicators are already available at a time when such a user interface is to be presented. Document activity triggers the creation of corresponding document activity identifiers, which are distributed to the workspaces of one or more users in accordance with document activity itself, the type of activity, the user performing the activity, a user who initially created the document, or combinations thereof. When another user utilizes a content creation computer application program, the activity by other users is selectively reflected within the user interface presented by such a content creation computer application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Woodruff Harris, Manoj Sharma, Maura Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 10295347
    Abstract: A system collects user data that describes at least one destination. The system generates, based on the collected user data, map data to render a plurality of maps. The maps are arranged in a stack so that a first interactive map is primarily displayed in the user interface and one or more dynamic maps are conceptually below that interactive map. A portion of each dynamic map is viewable and selectable within the user interface. As updated map data is received, information on the interactive map and dynamic maps is correspondingly updated. When a dynamic map is selected or the system detects that a dynamic map is to be displayed, the system provides for display a new interactive map that replaces the previous interactive map in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: URBAN ENGINES, INC.
    Inventor: Agata Krol
  • Patent number: 10296180
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for analyzing, monitoring and recording communications with a controlled-environment facility are described. In one embodiment, a floor plan for a controlled-environment facility is displayed to a user. The floor plan shows a number of areas representing locations within the controlled-environment facility. The areas displayed on the floor plan may represent locations within the controlled-environment facility based upon a physical or logical relationship between the areas. One or more floor plan areas are highlighted on the display. The highlighting is associated with communication service activity in the controlled-environment facility. For example, the communication service activity may correspond to an operational status of communication devices, call volume on communication devices, called numbers, caller identities, or real-time or historical calling activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Young
  • Patent number: 10289371
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display module, a short-range communication module configured to perform short-range communication, and a controller configured to search for at least one device available for short-range communication via the short-range communication module, acquire location information of the at least one searched other electronic device, and display the at least one searched electronic device reflecting the acquired location information on the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ilkon Kim, Wooseok Ko, Sungjin Kwon, Kwangho Eom, Jonghwan Kim, Taejoo Kim, Taejin Lee, Wonjung Doo, Sungil Kim, Kyuho Choi
  • Patent number: 10275120
    Abstract: In a medical imaging apparatus and a method for the operation thereof, on at least one processed image, an evaluation field to evaluate the image quality of the at least one image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Maria Kroell
  • Patent number: 10275200
    Abstract: An electronic device may measure a user's exercise or other activity and output intuitive information regarding the activity. The electronic device may include a sensor that senses a movement of the electronic device. A processor may determine types of activity states of specified unit times, and determine a specific activity state as a representative activity state of a specified time range based on distribution of the activity states of the specified unit times. The processor may output information corresponding to a determined representative activity state. Short bursts of secondary activity which occur during the specified time range may be omitted in the output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Gwan Kang, Byung Jun Lee, Yun Hwa Seo, Sun Young Park, Seung Hyuck Shin, Hyun Su Hong
  • Patent number: 10269455
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for determining and generating content items that provide patient information and content provided by, for example, a third-party content provider that is relevant to information associated with an open healthcare application. The content items are displayed in a separate display space from the healthcare application's user interface and dynamically change and update in response to changes in the information being displayed on the healthcare application's user interface. Additionally, the content items are actionable thereby enabling healthcare providers to address alerts, take actions, view supporting documentation, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Ash, Will Van Norel, Thomas C. Gifford, Meagan Jacoby
  • Patent number: 10268675
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a display unit for displaying a first character input User Interface (UI) in which a plurality of characters are arranged to surround a predetermined reference point, a touch input apparatus having a concave area for detecting a touch gesture of selecting one character of the plurality of characters, and a controller for controlling the display unit to display, wherein if the number of pre-stored completed character combinations corresponding to an input character combination configured with at least one character sequentially selected according to the touch gesture detected by the touch input apparatus is smaller than or equal to a threshold value, a second character input UI in which the completed character combinations corresponding to the input character combination are arranged to surround the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Gi Beom Hong, Jungsang Min, Jeong-Eom Lee, Sihyun Joo
  • Patent number: 10261679
    Abstract: A computer device enables a user to construct presentations from independent Hosted Information Resources. A dynamic navigation user interface includes a navigation specific user interface control element that when selected cause the web browser to navigate between the ordered set of digital resources in the resource data set. The client device causes the display screen to display the webpage with the dynamic navigation user interface in the web browser. Responsive to the selection of a control element in the dynamic navigation user interface, the web browser application loads the next resource of the ordered set of resources and updated dynamic navigation user interface is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Knowlio, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Sylvain Boodhoo, Will McGarrett Harper
  • Patent number: 10261666
    Abstract: A system, method, apparatus and graphical user interface are provided for navigating a multi-component application or service—such as an application that executes on a mobile device and that includes multiple features, pages, content items, utilities, settings, etc. A shortcut bar provides rapid access to application components that correspond to multiple shortcuts, and the shortcut bar can be opened, by swiping it, to reveal a set of options associated with an open shortcut (e.g., the shortcut closest to where the user swiped on the bar). The options can be scrolled (e.g., vertically) or swiped in another direction (e.g., sideways) to access options associated with other shortcuts. The shortcut bar and the options provide set paths of navigation to desired content, without regard to the current context (e.g., the displayed content). Navigation paths to the content via the current context will vary, depending on the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Samish Chandra Kolli, Vivek Y. Tripathi, Aarthi Jayaram
  • Patent number: 10248438
    Abstract: The present invention relates to interface control systems and methods, for use with consumer electronic devices. User Interfaces, which are normally predefined at the time of manufacture, are entirely specific to the appliance by virtue of the underlying kernel or operating system. The present system includes means for providing information to and receiving information from a user to establish control over the user interface. The means for providing and receiving the information may be controlled, at least in part, by an alterable database that is separate from both the operating system and applications. This allows the database to be changed without making any changes to the underlying operating system or applications. The alterable database may be in a script form, and may be configured by the user at any time during normal operation of the apparatus. The system may invoke or modify the information contained in the alterable database in response to stimuli external to the alterable database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Brett S. Nash, Robert J. Karp
  • Patent number: 10235462
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for generating a webpage. In one embodiment, a request may be received from a user to view the webpage that includes portlets. A time of the request may be identified. The portlets may be provided. Based on an interaction history of the user and the identified time of the request, the portlets may be arranged on the webpage. The webpage may be output for display, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Steven M. Miller
  • Patent number: 10235022
    Abstract: A secondary device receives presence information for a content item that is synchronized by a content management system with the secondary device and with a primary device. If a user of the primary device is present as indicated by the presence information, a collaboration element is displayed on the secondary device. Responsive to a user input at the collaboration element, a collaboration request is sent to the primary device, and collaboration information enabling collaborative interaction with an instance of the content item on the primary device is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Eccleston, Robert Baesman, Sang Tian
  • Patent number: 10228834
    Abstract: A horizontal toolbar presents a hierarchical path terminating at a currently-selected element, beginning at a root element, and including intermediate elements from a hierarchically-related subset of elements having parent-child relationships. A tree representation, provided simultaneously with the horizontal toolbar, includes nodes matching the elements included in the hierarchical path. The tree representation uses branches connecting adjacent parent-child nodes to indicate parent-child relationships and highlights a current node-of-interest in relation to other displayed nodes and matching the currently-selected element in the horizontal toolbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: DongYoung Kim, Mincheol Lee, Yong Sik Lee, Johannes Osterhoff
  • Patent number: 10228760
    Abstract: A system configured to generate and/or modify three-dimensional scenes comprising animated character(s) based on individual asynchronous motion capture recordings. The system may comprise sensor(s), display(s), and/or processor(s). The system may receive selection of a first character to virtually embody within the virtual space, receive a first request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the first character, and/or record first motion capture information characterizing the motion and/or the sound made by the first user as the first user virtually embodies the first character. The system may receive selection of a second character to virtually embody, receive a second request to capture the motion and/or the sound for the second character, and/or record second motion capture information. The system may generate a compiled virtual reality scene wherein the first character and the second character appear animated within the compiled virtual reality scene contemporaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VISIONARY VR, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Ross, Gil Baron