Patents Examined by John Repsher, III
  • Patent number: 10152135
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to the provision of multiple modes of a user interface that are automatically selected in response to the position and gestures of its operator. An apparatus includes an image sensor to capture at least one image of an operator, and a position component communicatively coupled to the image sensor to determine a proximate distance of the operator to a manually-operable control and to provide the determination of the distance to a user interface component to enable dynamic selection of one of multiple views of a visual portion of a user interface. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Jean Hsiang-Chun Lu, Garth Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10055120
    Abstract: Approaches are provided for managing content displayed on a touch screen enabled device. An approach includes detecting a gesture on a surface of a computing device. The approach further includes collecting data about touch events generated from the gesture on the surface of the computing device. The approach further includes evaluating the collected data to determine whether the gesture is recognized for changing a layout or format of content displayed on the computing device. The approach further includes performing a service call to an application programming interface of a layout tool to have the change in the layout or format of the content executed when the gesture is recognized. The approach further includes displaying the content on the computing device with the change in the layout or format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Craig M. Trim
  • Patent number: 10042655
    Abstract: Aspects of a system for automatically adapting an application user interface display on a small form factor computing device include a computing device having at least a processing device, a memory, and a display. The user interface is a functional landscape of an application that accommodates and displays, in various combinations, multiple regions of application functional controls and information. An adaptive user interface display module detects a change in available screen space for the application user interface on a small form factor computing device, and adjusts the functional landscape accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Kaufthal, Charles Scott Walker, Travis Spomer
  • Patent number: 10037128
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating, causing display of, sending, or otherwise providing one or more interfaces for monitoring machines, classifying operating behavior of the machines, and/or predicting operational behavior of the machines. The interfaces may include a graphical user interface that that shows graphical elements changing in appearance over time according to a sequence of stored values that represent measurements. An interface manager may receive, via the graphical user interface, input comprising a label, and, based at least in part on the input, store the label in association with the displayed sequence or in association with a set or cluster of sequences that includes the displayed sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Falkonry, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikunj R. Mehta, Prasanta Bose
  • Patent number: 10037132
    Abstract: A device and method for enlarging and reducing data is disclosed. Input from a stylus is detected. It is identified whether the input corresponds to enlargement or reduction of the data. A guide is displayed, when the input corresponds to enlargement or reduction of the data. The data is enlarged or reduced based on the input by the stylus on the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Saemee Yim, Jinhong Jeong, Sooji Hwang
  • Patent number: 10031636
    Abstract: A desktop display over a remote connection is updated by detecting, at their origin, changes in the desktop that reflect movement of an image, such as window scrolls, window moves and other movements of regions. For every frame of the desktop that is composed, moves can be detected. The offsets and regions of these moves are transformed into desktop space. A list of moves and other information about changed regions in the desktop display provide both an indication of moved image regions and move parameters, and image data that has otherwise changed. The moved image regions are moved at the destination by applying the move parameters, without transferring image data for the moved region to the remote device, while the remaining changed portion of the desktop is copied over the connection to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dorin Ungureanu, Mohamed Sadek, Robert W. Schmieder, Harneet Sidhana
  • Patent number: 10021156
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and electronic devices for performing playback of streamed media, including uploading an associated second media content item while performing playback of a first media content item. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, when performing playback of a first media content item, a message is sent to a computer server system, to return information that a service for sharing a related second media content item is selectable. The information is displayed at a user interface as a visual array of tiles, wherein each tile corresponds to a respective service. When a service is requested, a service data is processed, and the second media content item captured and uploaded with the requested service. By enabling a user to obtain media content items associated to the currently playbacked media content item, the user may find associated media content items, which he/she normally should not have been aware of.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Frank Conway, Robert William Wood, Arvind Suresh, Tobias Heinrich Schneider
  • Patent number: 10013160
    Abstract: Detecting user input based on multiple gestures is provided. One or more interactions are received from a user via a user interface. An inferred interaction is determined based, at least in part, on a geometric operation, wherein the geometric operation is based on the one or more interactions. The inferred interaction is presented via the user interface. Whether a confirmation has been received for the inferred interaction is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Bonnie E. John, Peter K. Malkin, John T. Richards, Calvin B. Swart, John C. Thomas, Jr., Sharon M. Trewin
  • Patent number: 10013153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a plurality of faces within one or more images, and, for each of the plurality of faces, registering the face with a contact. The method further includes receiving a selection of one of the plurality of faces from a user, and, in response to the selection of the one of the plurality of faces, determining the contact associated with the selected one of the plurality of faces. Still further, the method includes retrieving information about the contact, and generating a list of selectable communication types to be displayed to the user on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: James M. Freeman, Vaidya Balasubramanian Pillai, Matthew Eric Riley, Sr., David W. Thurber, Gregory Dwayne Carter, Jason Chang
  • Patent number: 10013266
    Abstract: A system for executing a procedure includes a procedure execution engine. The procedure execution engine is configured to translate a procedure defined via a procedure language to natural language statements corresponding to the operations specified by the procedure language. The procedure execution engine is also configured to generate a user interface for controlling execution of the procedure, and to display the natural language statements via the user interface. The procedure execution engine is further configured to indicate progress of execution of the procedure, via the user interface, based on the displayed natural language statements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TRACLABS, INC.
    Inventors: David Michael Kortenkamp, Scott Edward Bell
  • Patent number: 9933923
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for a display apparatus comprises an addressable window, which is related to a first formation action of a first start object to a target object and related to a second formation action of a second start object to the same target object, wherein each formation action comprises a transit from the respective start object to the target object using elements which can be selected from a plurality of element types, wherein assigned to each transit is an arrival time resulting from the speed of the corresponding formation, wherein the window includes a synchronisation button, by means of which the second formation action can be synchronised with the first formation action by delaying the second arrival time to the first arrival time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: XYRALITY GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Spohr
  • Patent number: 9904439
    Abstract: A system, methods and interfaces are provided for managing items in a networked environment. A set of items, such as publications or other works, can be embodied in tangible media that are mutually exclusive. In response to a selection of an item, a prioritized order of the tangible media corresponding to the selected item is provided. Each tangible media can be further subdivided into a prioritized order of physical attributes of the respective tangible media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Callies, Stephenie Landry, Russell C. Grandinetti, Aaron M. Donsbach, Julie Todaro, Devraj Varadhan, Smita Joshi, Ganesh Rao
  • Patent number: 9881337
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and article of manufactures for providing seamless transitions between graphical images on a binary options interface. An user-input is received on a touch-sensitive display of the binary options interface. The user-input corresponds to a request for a transformation of a graphical image that is displayed on the binary options interface. The binary options interface is integrated into a mobile device. In response to the user-input, an updated graphical image is generated. The updated graphical image is displayed to replace the graphical image on the binary options interface. The graphical image to the updated graphical image comprises a continuously displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Rich Jaycobs, Nolan Glantz, James Les Walker
  • Patent number: 9870300
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for logged event frequency visualization. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for logged event frequency visualization is provided. The method includes loading into memory of a computer system a set of logged data entries and associated time stamps from a data store of log entries and computing in the computer system a frequency of logging for each of the logged data entries. The method additionally includes concurrently displaying in a log viewer both the logged data entries and also a visualization of the frequency of logging for each of the logged data entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kathleen Sharp, Grant J. Shayler, John D. Taylor, Joe Winchester
  • Patent number: 9857960
    Abstract: Techniques related to data collaboration between different entities are disclosed. In an embodiment, a graph may be displayed in a computer graphical user interface. The graph may include nodes and edges. Each node may represent a distinct data object. Each edge may represent one or more relationships between the two distinct data objects. Based on one or more redaction criteria, a portion of the graph may be identified to be redacted before the graph is exported. Display of the graph in the computer graphical user interface may be updated to remove display of the portion of the graph. After the updating, a request to export the graph may be received. Responsive to receiving the request, a machine-readable representation of a redacted graph may be exported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Dennis, Timothy Taylor, Kimberley Lear, Jesse Rickard, Dyon Balding, Hunter Pitelka, David Leblanc, Vaughan Shanks, Joel Davies, Steffen Merten, Christopher Cook, Christopher Male, Marc Barker
  • Patent number: 9830050
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of apparatus, methods, and computer readable storage media for providing a reminder regarding a feed item of an information feed of an online social network. In some implementations, an indication is received at a computing device. The indication is with respect to occurrence of an event in relation to a designated one of a plurality of feed items of the information feed of the online social network. In response to receiving the indication, data is provided to cause a display device to display a reminder component with the information feed in a user interface. The reminder component is configured to present information identifying the designated feed item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee:, inc.
    Inventors: Zachary J. Dunn, Joseph M. Olsen
  • Patent number: 9823839
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface and a display, includes one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a contact on the touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector corresponding to the contact is at a respective location on the display associated with additional information not initially displayed on the display. While the focus selector is at the respective location, upon determining that the contact has an intensity above a respective intensity threshold before a predefined delay time has elapsed with the focus selector at the respective location, the device displays the additional information associated with the respective location without waiting until the predefined delay time has elapsed; and upon determining that the contact has an intensity below the respective intensity threshold, the device waits until the predefined delay time has elapsed to display the additional information associated with the respective location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Matthew I. Brown, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, Avi E. Cieplinski, May-Li Khoe, Nicholas Zambetti, Bianca C. Costanzo, Myra Haggerty, David J. Hart, B. Michael Victor
  • Patent number: 9803994
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for managing waste services by a service vehicle. The system may have a locating device configured to generate a location signal indicative of a location of the service vehicle, a sensor configured to generate a service signal indicative of a waste service being performed by the service vehicle, an input device, and a processing unit in communication with the locating device, the sensor, and the input device. The processing unit may be configured to make a determination that the service vehicle has made a plurality of service stops based on the location and service signals, and to automatically generate at least one service route including the plurality of service stops. The processing unit may also be configured to display the at least one service route and the plurality of service stops on a map in at least one graphical user interface on the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Philip Rodoni
  • Patent number: 9804739
    Abstract: A control method according to the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display on a display a display screen representing a floor plan including one or more rooms; and using at least one memory that associates first information indicating a type of each of one or more device icons representing one or more target devices with second information indicating an attribute of each of the one or more rooms, display each of the one or more device icons in a region on the display screen corresponding to a room that corresponds to each of the one or more device icons in accordance with the type of each of the one or more device icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Eiichi Naito
  • Patent number: 9804738
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the communications field and provide an icon sorting and displaying method, which can perform sorting according to both icon types and frequency of use so as to simplify user operations of searching for and selecting a frequently used icon. The method includes: sorting icons by type along a first direction; sorting icons of a same type by frequency of use along a second direction; and displaying the sorted icons on a screen. The embodiments of the present invention further provide a corresponding terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changzhu Li, Yahui Wang, Lei Wang, Wenmei Gao, Shunan Fan, Xiaoqiang Lv