Patents Examined by Jeffrey Gaffin
  • Patent number: 9886159
    Abstract: Processing documents by highlighting a portion of a document displayed on a computer display, where the portion is highlighted when a cursor is in a predefined location of the display relative to the location of the portion of the document, where the portion is identified as a candidate for selection for a post-selection operation prior to the cursor being in the predefined location of the display, and where the highlighting is done independent of any input received via a computer input device to indicate the extents of the portion, and recording a selection of the portion when an input that is predefined to indicate a selection action is received in association with the portion via a computer input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Fox, Michael Pelts, Vladislav Pavel Rybak
  • Patent number: 9881407
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for managing, tracking, and facilitating the ordering and procurement of promotional products. Additionally, the disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for aggregating, managing, and tracking promotional product procurement data in order to allow for the data mining of such information. The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for enabling the generation of a virtual canvas for creating images sized for editable areas of a promotional product, website, brochure, banner, or the like. The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for enabling the generation of a virtual canvas for creating a rotatable image of a promotional product having positioned on the promotional product a user defined image. The disclosure herein provides methods, systems, and devices for enabling the generation of a single invoice comprising an invoice amount from a supplier and an invoice amount from a third party decorator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Trade Only Limited
    Inventor: Martin Roy Varley
  • Patent number: 9880697
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for remote multi-touch control are described herein. A system may include a mode controller to enter an orientation mode for a user interface displayed by a presentation device, the orientation mode configured to allow a user of the presentation device to orient an input point on the user interface with a remote device, and an input/output module to receive an input from the user to trigger the presentation device to transition from the orientation mode to a pass-through mode, the pass-through mode configured to allow the user to control an application at the presentation device using a touch point on the remote device, the mode controller is to enter the pass-through mode at the presentation device, the input/output module is to receive input from the user via the remote device, and the presentation device is to pass the input through to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Lenitra M. Durham, Pete A. Denman, Andrea Johnson, Sangita Sharma
  • Patent number: 9881132
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to provide remote access to a workstation operating in a medical domain via a zero configuration protocol. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises activating a viewing application that is configured to connect to a remote workstation, via a zero configuration protocol, and enable a view of medical application data. The method of this embodiment may also include receiving an indication of a current patient context. In some example embodiments, the current patient context identifies the medical application data that is currently being viewed at the remote workstation relating a particular patient that is available for viewing in the viewing application. The method of this embodiment may also include accessing the medical application data in the viewing application based on the current patient context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Cheuk-Lun Hui
  • Patent number: 9875149
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques performed by an application executing on a computing device. The application may have a graphical user interface (GUI) comprised of graphic objects displayed on a display of the computing device. The application may also have state data managed and stored by the application. The state data may specify features and layout of the GUI. The graphic objects may be displayed according to the state data. The application may dynamically adjust a threshold to different levels by monitoring user interactions with the GUI via an input device and setting the threshold to the different levels according to the user interactions with the GUI. Operations from an external source directed to the GUI are received. Each operation has a corresponding priority specific to the operation. The priorities and threshold levels are compared to determine whether to implement the operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sarah McDevitt, Clement Fauchere, Rick Duncan, Chris Whytock, Adrian Garside
  • Patent number: 9876751
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting a graphical visualization of user related content in a network or across networks are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include analyzing the content from within the network or across the networks, identifying trending topics, and customizing the graphical visualization based on a given topic. The given topic can be user specified and/or can be based on implicit and/or explicit user interests or preferences. The given topic can also be administrator specified. The graphical visualization can present the topics as being connected to the given topic, where the given topic is presented as a center node and the topics relating to that given topic are arranged radially from the center node. The trending topics can change based on a configurable timeframe (e.g., minutes, days, weeks, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Blazent, Inc.
    Inventors: Nova Spivack, Dominiek ter Heide
  • Patent number: 9870128
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for presenting multiple content items based on one or more rules defining how the multiple content items are to be presented. One content item may be a primary content item, and any number of additional content items may be related to or supplement the primary content item in some way. Rules may define which related content items may be presented and, in the case of multimedia content (e.g., content with both audio and video elements), which elements of the primary content may be overridden by or mixed with related content, and which may not. References to related content may be embedded in the primary content item, or references may be accessed at a content management system or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Audible, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Ashley Story, Jr., Ajay Arora, Douglas Scott Goldstein, Douglas Cho Hwang
  • Patent number: 9871832
    Abstract: A system comprises client devices that include user interfaces that comprise workspaces that can be used to display a live history of a multimedia collaboration session. The workspaces can be private and can be configured to display information representative of media elements that can be shared within the multimedia collaboration session, but that are only viewable to a participant associated with a particular client device. The private workspaces can be used to preview information before publishing it to other participants or to view a live history of the multimedia collaboration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Jones, Todd Vernon
  • Patent number: 9870129
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for human-machine interface devices. Embodiments commence upon receiving a set of dimensions, at least some of the dimensions having a plurality of dimension values, then generating for display, a first interactive user interface comprising a series of dimension tiles corresponding to the set of dimensions. A second interactive user interface comprising at least some of the dimensions is displayed in tandem such that a user interaction upon the first interactive user interface causes a change in the second interactive user interface. The dimension tiles can be used in configuration operations such that upon receiving a user interaction upon the dimension tiles, the change in configuration is reflected over the second interactive user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventors: Julia Blyumen, John Cartan, Dan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9864515
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to providing a virtual joystick on a touch-sensitive screen. The virtual joystick is associated with an area on the touch-sensitive screen and may be provided for display along with a virtual keyboard. A touch input may be detected on the touch-sensitive screen. A determination may be made as to whether at least a portion of the touch input is within the area on the touch-sensitive screen associated with the virtual joystick. An action associated with a text cursor may be performed based on the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Eugene Louis Charles Girard
  • Patent number: 9864480
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that is capable of displaying a WEB top button without deteriorating the quality of appearance even if the display size of the WEB top button is changed. A display unit displays a button, to which a URL is assigned, on an operation screen. An acquisition unit accesses a Web server that is identified by the URL and to acquire a plurality of icons in different sizes. The display unit selects an icon, which corresponds to a display size of the button, from among the icons acquired by the acquisition unit, and displays the selected icon together with the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Toru Ikeda, Tomoya Sato
  • Patent number: 9864510
    Abstract: An introduction or connection platform is described that improves the performance of a mobile device having a touchscreen by reducing the number of user inputs needed and also the amount of memory required for making connections in Apps that are used with backend databases. Examples of the subject technology include or provide: (1) an application for a mobile device that provides for a simple way to introduce someone to someone else (or multiple people); and (2) a mobile application that provides for receiving as a user input a simple swipe (e.g., finger or other digit being swept across the mobile's touch screen) in order to introduce someone in response to a post (e.g., a person looking for someone with a certain skill and/or experience set). Exemplary embodiments are implemented on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Swishlinks LLC
    Inventors: Charbel Seif, Ali Shahanaghi
  • Patent number: 9860139
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a client device configured to remotely access a desktop hosted by a server system determines an event related to a user input for a desktop operation directed to the desktop. The client device receives a plurality of updates to a desktop graphical user interface (GUI) from the desktop hosted by the server system. Then, the client device correlates the event to an update in the plurality of updates to the desktop GUI based on a rule in a set of rules correlating events to updates. A metric is monitored for the update and information measured for the metric is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Spracklen, Banit Agrawal, Rishi Bidarkar, Vikram Makhija
  • Patent number: 9860580
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for presenting network media streaming content. A user interface is presented to the user in which content is presented soon after activation of the presentation device such as a television or sound system. The user interface may be configured to accept an input such as the user activating a “channel up” or a “channel down” button on a remote control after which different content is presented. The content presented may be determined randomly or may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Parag K. Garg, Samuel S. Gigliotti, Cody B. Meyer, Jonathan D. Morrison, II
  • Patent number: 9852432
    Abstract: A method, data processing system and computer program product for customizing a presentation. A set of individual preferences for each individual of a plurality of individuals to form a set of audience preferences is determined, wherein each preference in the set of individual preferences is associated with one of a plurality of versions of the presentation. A set of versions of the presentation from the plurality of versions of the presentation is selected based on the set of audience preferences. The set of versions of the presentation selected from the plurality of versions of the presentation is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 9846528
    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: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Eccleston, Robert Baesman, Sang Tian
  • Patent number: 9841956
    Abstract: This disclosure provides various embodiments for generating reports relating to UI models' compliance with a set of UI style guide rules. A digital UI model is parsed to determine whether a user interface, in a plurality of user interfaces within a software environment, satisfies at least one UI style guide rule in a plurality of UI style guide rules associated with the software environment. The digital UI model defines a plurality of attributes of the user interface. At least one statistical measure is calculated relating to compliance with UI style guide rules. The calculation of the statistical measure is based at least in part on the determination of whether the user interface satisfies the at least one UI style guide rule. A report is then generated identifying the at least one statistical measure, the report configured for presentation on a user interface of a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Karin Bornheimer, Tobias Haug, Thomas Uhl, Carsten Brandt
  • Patent number: 9841881
    Abstract: In a first step of a two step content selection operation, initial content can be selected by detecting movement of a content selection object with respect to a computing device. The selection area can be calculated based on the object movement that is detected. The content within the selection area can be selected and displayed in a second display area in which content of different types are separated into logical units. All or part of the initial content can be enlarged, enabling the second step of the selection operation in which a subset of the initial content is selected. Content can be transformed before being pasted into the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Zhen Liu, Jerry Huang, Chiu Chun Bobby Mak
  • Patent number: 9836314
    Abstract: Example systems and methods of Interaction with a native user interface via a web-based user interface are presented. In one example, a web-based transaction identifying a function to be executed in a processing system is launched in a web-based user interface session. A web application is invoked in the web-based transaction. A native user interface session is initiated from the web application. A native adapter transaction based on the web-based transaction is launched in the native user interface session. Execution of the function in the processing system is initiated in the native adapter transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Ralf Rubel, Henning Duerholt
  • Patent number: 9830045
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for previewing new events in a computing device having a plurality of applications for managing respective events are described. Individual applications are each represented by an application icon on a screen of a graphical user interface for the device. In response to a new event of a one of the applications, the application's icon is visually modified to notify of the new event. A visual modification may be determined in response to the new event, for example, to preview a content of the event. The visual modification may include a count of all new events that remain to be disposed. On a selection of the visually modified icon, additional previewing may be provided. Activation of the application having a visually modified application icon may be configured to automatically initiate the application at the new event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Craig A. Dunk, Christopher R. Wormald