Patents Examined by Jeffrey Gaffin
  • Patent number: 10225611
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system comprising a content navigation application module including a user interface unit, a synchronization unit, and a content navigation control unit. The user interface unit generates first metadata information associated with a content frame of a first piece of content. The synchronization unit synchronizes the display of the first metadata information with the display of the content frame during content playback of said first piece of content. The first metadata information and the content frame are displayed on different devices. The content navigation control unit enables content navigation based on user interaction with the first metadata information when the first metadata information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Fahn
  • Patent number: 10216752
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed herein for utilizing a picture created by a customer of a service provider network to define infrastructure associated with the service provider network or other networks. The picture may be a picture of a drawing or a model, for instance. The picture is analyzed to identify resources depicted in the picture as well as any connections between the resources. Based upon the analysis, configuration data that describes the configuration of the resources within the service provider network may be generated and used to perform one or more actions. For example, the configuration data might be used to generate a deployment template and/or used to provision the resources within the service provider network or other networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Adam Lichtenberg, Thomas Price Jones, II
  • Patent number: 10210828
    Abstract: The present invention provides a temperature sensing circuit, which comprises a switching circuit, a charging circuit, and a judging circuit. The switching circuit receives a supply voltage for generating a switching signal. The charging circuit is coupled to the switching circuit and receives the supply voltage. The switching signal controls the charging circuit for generating a voltage signal according to the supply voltage. The judging circuit is coupled to the charging circuit for generating a judging signal according to the level of the voltage signal. The levels of the switching signal and the voltage signal are related to a temperature state; and the judging signal represents the temperature state. The temperature sensing circuit can be applied to the driving circuit of a display panel for detecting the temperature state. Hence, the level of the driving signal of the driving circuit can be adjusted for improving the image quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Giantplus Technology Co., Ltd., National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Po-Tsun Liu, Li-Wei Chu, Guang-Ting Zheng, Yi-Chun Kuo, Chun-Yen Chen, Ku-Huang Lai
  • Patent number: 10212061
    Abstract: Systems and methods of dynamically rendering webpage interaction statistics data are described herein. A computing device can receive, at a first time, the information resource. The information resource can include a content element, a first interaction metric for the content element, and a style specifier. The style specifier can a first and second visual style corresponding to a first and second range of interaction metrics respectively. The computing device can determine that the first interaction metric is within the first range and set the content element to the first style based on the determination. The computing device can receive, at a second time, a second interaction metric for the content element. The computing device can determine that the second interaction metric is within the second range and set the content element to the second style based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Emre Demiralp, Tommaso Francesco Bersano-Begey
  • Patent number: 10198414
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium and system that optimizes interaction with a form of a website page includes retrieving with a web content optimization computing device an original website page with a form in response to a request from a requesting system. The web content optimization computing device stores at least the form of the original website page and adjusts at least one field control of the form to generate a simplified website page. The web content optimization computing device provides the simplified website page to the requesting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: USABLENET INC.
    Inventor: Enrico Scoda
  • Patent number: 10192366
    Abstract: An example method is described that includes providing, for display, a three-dimensional (3D) model of a part. The method also includes receiving, via a graphical user interface, data defining a cutting plane. The cutting plane intersects the 3D model of the part and divides the 3D model into a first portion and a second portion. The method further includes determining a first set of minimum-volume bounding boxes that is tangent to the cutting plane and encloses the first portion of the 3D model, and determining a second set of minimum-volume bounding boxes that is tangent to the cutting plane and encloses the second portion of the 3D model. The method also includes providing a preform geometry for the part. The preform geometry includes the first set of minimum-volume bounding boxes and the second set of minimum-volume bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Grube, Huseyin Erdim, Mitchell T. Lee, Stefanie A. Meier
  • Patent number: 10187484
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes launching, by a client system of a first user, a video-call session; receiving, by the client system of the first user, a video stream including video captured at a client system of a second user; and displaying the video stream in a small-overlay-window on a display of the client system of the first user, wherein the small-overlay-window is positioned over an active application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Taine, Edward Young Zhang, Dwayne B. Mercredi, Michael Leggett, Brendan Benjamin Aronoff, Peter Henry Martinazzi, Evan Patrick Noon, Duckjin Kang, John Randall Ehrhardt
  • Patent number: 10185805
    Abstract: A medical image processing apparatus and method are provided. The medical image processing apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire an icon based on information in a medical image file of an object, the icon having a shape of the object and comprising one or more sub-icons, and a display configured to display the icon. Each of the one or more sub-icons corresponds to an anatomical region of the object is configured to accept input to perform one or more image processing functions associated with the corresponding anatomical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Praveen Gulaka, Hyun-hee Jo, Se-Jin Yoo, Jae-moon Jo
  • Patent number: 10185472
    Abstract: A method provides a user interface for a computer system including providing a formal definition of a structured system configuration including at least one configuration unit having a plurality of configuration parameters; creating at least one configuration module assigned to the configuration unit; linking the configuration module to a configuration entity to retrieve configuration values assigned to the configuration parameters; retrieving configuration values from the configuration entity, and generating a user interface specific to the at least one configuration unit on the basis of at least one generic template for presenting the plurality of configuration parameters associated with the configuration unit and the associated configuration values retrieved for at least one predetermined client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Steffen Werner
  • Patent number: 10185740
    Abstract: An event view selector for a search user interface is described. In one or more implementations, a service may operate to collect and store data as events and apply a late binding schema to extract events that match the search criteria and provide search results for display via the search user interface. The search user interface exposes an event view selector operable to enable transitions between multiple different views of the events associated with different levels of detail. The views may include at least a raw view, a list view, and a table view. Responsive to receiving an indication of a view selected via the event view selector, the selected view may be exposed via the search user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SPLUNK INC.
    Inventors: Divanny I. Lamas, Marc Vincent Robichaud, Carl Sterling Yestrau
  • Patent number: 10181193
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for reducing the effects of latency in a camera-projection system are described herein. A method includes recording, via a camera, a plurality of frames of one or more moving objects, wherein at least one of the moving objects is a target object to have an image projected thereupon. The method can include analyzing the recorded frames of the one or more moving objects to determine a predicted path of the target object. Additionally, the method can include projecting, via a projection device, an image onto the target object using the predicted path of the target object to compensate for a predetermined system latency. The method can include recording a plurality of frames of the target object and the image. The method can include adjusting the predicted path of the target object until an offset between the target object and the image is below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jarrod Knibbe, Hrvoje Benko, Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10175880
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a displaying method thereof are provided, where the display apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display contents and user interfaces (UIs); an input unit configured to receive a user command; and a controlling unit configured to control the display unit so that a first UI is displayed on one region of the display unit in the case in which a first touch is input through the input unit while the contents are displayed and the first UI is changed to a second UI to be indicated in the case in which a second touch having larger pressure than the first touch is input through the input unit while the first UI is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-ho Phang, Na-young Koh, Jean-Christophe Naour, Kwan-min Lee
  • Patent number: 10168883
    Abstract: A method for configuring user profiles associated with multiple hierarchical levels, including identifying multiple hierarchical levels in an organization to be configured, concurrently displaying multiple interface components corresponding respectively to the hierarchical levels, each interface component configured to receive user input for the respective hierarchical level, configuring data of a first user profile associated with a first hierarchical level based on a first value specified by user input, and configuring data of a second user profile associated with a second hierarchical level based on a second value specified by user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Anadi Upadhyaya
  • Patent number: 10168817
    Abstract: (Problem) To facilitate setting of an image display style and selection of images in an image display apparatus with a touch screen. (Solution to Problem) Thumbnails included in an area designated by a pinch gesture are all specified. If it is not true that “the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style” (S2004, No), the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style (S2005), and the status is set to selected state (S2006). If it is true that “the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in the selected style” (S2004, Yes), the thumbnails included in the designated area are all displayed in unselected style (S2007), and the status is set to unselected state (S2008). If the gesture is continuously changed to a pinch-out gesture or a pinch-in gesture (S2010, No), the selected area or the unselected area are expanded or reduced depending on the status (S2014, S2015).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MORPHO, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Hiraga, Tomoyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10170067
    Abstract: A GOA electric circuit introduces a resistor and a timing signal, which are used to replace a second capacitor in the existing skills. One terminal of the resistor is connected to a constant high voltage level and the other terminal thereof is connected to a gate electrode of a ninth thin-film transistor. A source electrode of the ninth thin-film transistor is electrically connected to the timing signal. In the stage maintaining the output terminal at low voltage level, the voltage level of the second node can be changed between high and low voltage levels as the timing signal is changed, and the voltage level of the second node is pulled down in a specific frequency. This effectively prevents the second node from being at high voltage level for a long time and avoids the problem of threshold voltage shifting, and therefore improves the stability of GOA electric circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yafeng Li
  • Patent number: 10168741
    Abstract: A screen display apparatus and a method are provided. The method includes displaying a display screen on a flexible display unit, and bending the flexible display unit by activating a driving unit coupled to the flexible display unit when an edge of the display screen is displayed. According to the present disclosure, an electronic device can provide various interactions through the flexible display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-Chae Moon
  • Patent number: 10168862
    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 categories listed in a menu in a first display area. When the user selects a category, the menu changes to display sub-categories within the category, with the chosen category listed in a home position of the first display area. A second display area can display available selections within a selected category or sub-category. A third display area can display additional information about the selected media item. There also can be a display area where a user can create a filter within a selected category or sub-category. The menu selections can contain representations of categories. The categories can be genres or lists of movies or music. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Sirisha Naga Lakshmi Yenigalla, Stefan Belavy, Wendy Coquilla, Christine Park
  • Patent number: 10168865
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display apparatus for generating a symbol. The method includes displaying a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of functions on a display, and in response to one of the plurality of images being selected by a user, determining a symbol corresponding to the selected image, matching a function corresponding to the selected image with the symbol, and storing the matched symbol with a correlation to the selected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-hyun Kim, Bong-hyun Cho, Su-gyeong Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10165175
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a control unit and an acceptance unit to accept an operation to move a selected location on a screen in which items are positioned. When moving a particular item not located in a first direction at an end of selectable locations, the particular item is moved in the first direction. Where the particular item is located in the first direction at the end of the selectable locations, the particular item is not moved. In response to selecting a selectable locations without moving any item, a selected location is moved to a location in the first direction from the location being currently selected. Where the location in the first direction being currently selected is at the end of the selectable locations, the selected location is moved, in a direction opposite the first direction, from the location being currently selected to a location at a selectable locations end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Emi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10164842
    Abstract: Techniques for providing visualization and analysis of performance data are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for providing visualization and analysis of performance data. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to provide a user interface at a mobile device for a user to view network performance data associated with the mobile communications network. The one or more processors may further be configured provide one or more user-selectable options to a user at a mobile device to view the network performance data. The one or more processors may also be configured to dynamically filter the network performance data based on the one or more user-selectable options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Edoardo Rizzi, Sameh Yamany