Patents Examined by Justin S Lee
  • Patent number: 11409414
    Abstract: A device with a display and, optionally, a touch-sensitive surface detects a first input corresponding to a request to share first content from a first application while displaying the first application on the display. In response to detecting the first input, the device displays a sharing interface that includes a plurality of options for sharing the first content. While displaying the sharing interface, the device detects selection of an affordance in the sharing interface. In accordance with a determination that the affordance is a respective user-first sharing option for a respective user, the device initiates a process for sharing the first content with the respective user. In accordance with a determination that the affordance is a protocol-first sharing option for a respective protocol, the device initiates a process for sharing the first content using the respective protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Shaw, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Stephen O. Lemay, Martin O. Pedrick, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 11410564
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a development system to permit a developer to generate mixed reality (MR) streaming content for display on a VR headset worn by a viewer. The system allows development and generation of the content steam by non-technical personnel, where such developers are not required to possess computer skills or engineering knowledge. The streaming content generated includes embedded pre-recorded video files originally recorded in a 360 degree format, which significantly reduces computer processing time, memory requirements, and significantly speeds up the development time required to produce a final executable streaming content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Thenkurussi Kesavadas, Naveen Kumar Sankaran, Steven M. LaValle
  • Patent number: 11400358
    Abstract: A scorekeeping device (1) and method are provided wherein the device has two rows of objects (3, 4), preferably beads, that are movably attached to a base (1), preferably a sweatband, worn on an appendage of a player (8), wherein the objects may be of different colors to denote different teams. One bead is moved downward as each point is scored until the last bead is reached, denoting a winner. A third row (5) having two beads is provided to indicate which team is serving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Karen J. McKay, Timothy S. McKay
  • Patent number: 11397844
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of creating essays on a computer device is provided, comprising: storing, in a memory storage device in the computer device, one or more files; creating, in an essay drafting software application, a first split screen workspace graphical user interface (GUI), wherein the first split screen workspace GUI includes an essay viewing area and a file viewing area; adding the one or more files to the file viewing area of the first split screen workspace GUI; adding one or more text pages to the essay viewing area of the first split screen workspace GUI; entering text to a first of the one or more text pages using a text editor software application; accessing a first file of the one or more files in the file viewing area of the first split screen workspace GUI through a keystroke performed on one or more keys on a keyboard, wherein the keyboard is adapted to operate as a data and command interface with the computer device and the essay drafting software application; and copying informati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Kahana Group Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Kershner, Jonathan Gans
  • Patent number: 11393354
    Abstract: A system and a method for generating a question paper are disclosed. Also disclosed is a method and a system for measuring the quality of a question paper. In one embodiment, the method for generating the question paper comprises, a) analysing reference question paper(s) b) generating a template comprising characteristic(s) for the question paper to be generated, and c) generating the question paper by selecting question(s) from a database so as to match the characteristic(s) of the template. Further, the characteristics of any given question paper or the generated question paper are compared with the characteristics in the generated template to determine a quality score. A system for implementing the disclosed methods is also disclosed. Further, a method for measuring effectiveness of a quality score and a method for interpreting a determined quality score is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INDIAVIDUAL LEARNING PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Nishit Desai, Keyur Faldu, Achint Thomas, Aditi Avasthi
  • Patent number: 11394839
    Abstract: A set of program instructions, when executed by a controller of an information processing apparatus, causes the information processing apparatus to: display, on a display of the information processing apparatus, a scan result screen formed by sequentially arranging images of documents scanned by an image scanner at respective ones of M×N display frames, the M×N display frames including M display frames arranged vertically and N display frames arranged horizontally; display an insertion icon at a left-side position with respect to a center of a display frame in a horizontal direction, the display frame being one of the M×N display frames; and in response to an operation of the insertion icon, control the image scanner to scan an image of a new document, and insert the scanned image to a position that is immediate left of the display frame corresponding to the operated insertion icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11385942
    Abstract: Systems and methods for censoring text-based data are provided. In some embodiments a censoring system may include at least one processor and at least one non-transitory memory storing application programming interface instructions. The censoring system may be configured to perform operations comprising storing a target pattern type and a computer-based model for identifying a target data pattern corresponding to a target pattern type within text based data. The censoring system may also be configured to receive text-based data by a server, and to retrieve the stored target pattern type to be censored in the text-based data. The censoring system may be configured to identify within the received text-based data, a target data pattern corresponding to the retrieved target pattern type. The censoring system may be configured to censor target characters within the identified target data pattern, and transmit the censored text-based data to a receiving party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Vincent Pham, Jeremy Goodsitt, Anh Truong, Mark Watson, Reza Farivar, Kenneth Taylor
  • Patent number: 11385785
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for displaying and interacting with multiple open views in a mobile environment. An example method can include displaying content for a first active web page in a first pane on a display, the first active web page having a first hyperlink for a first target web page, and the first pane being displayed in a maximized state on the display. The method may also include receiving a long touch input on the first hyperlink, and, responsive to receiving the long touch input, opening the first target web page in a second pane, the second pane being displayed in a minimized state in a dock area of the display, wherein a minimized state is a scaled down version of a maximized state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Lee Rogers, Ricardo Escutia, Sun Kyung Park, Michael Oh, Renwei Wu, Min-sang Choi, Stephen Joseph McDonald
  • Patent number: 11369983
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automaton (1) for treating a surface for treatment, the automaton comprising treatment means (10), e.g. an arm, having a movable end (12) configured to treat a surface, and an interface configured to indicate to the automaton the surface that is to be treated. The interface includes a screen (21) configured to display a representation of at least a portion of the surroundings in which the surface for treatment is to be found, and the interface is configured to enable a person to select the surface for treatment on the representation displayed on the screen (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Les Companions
    Inventor: Antoine Rennuit
  • Patent number: 11373555
    Abstract: It is a teaching system for remote hydraulic experiments based on combination of virtual and real, belonging to the field of teaching application. In the virtual simulation teaching system for remote hydraulic experiments based on combination of virtual and real, the virtual and real combination part involves that a hydraulic circuit is simulated by a student by remotely calling the Automation Studio software on the experimental platform, the hydraulic circuit is modified and optimized according to the idea of the student, and the hydraulic experimental platform is connected finally to perform actual operations. The system is also added with a network HD ball machine, a network video recorder, a switch, a ball machine bracket, a router and other devices to form a feedback system, so the student can observe the real-time operation of the hydraulic experimental platform through the feedback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hong Zhang, Xin Liu, Rui Yang, Dali Chai, Jianwei Liu, Wentao Zhang, Lan Ding
  • Patent number: 11368546
    Abstract: An industrial automation component may receive identification information associated with a user of the industrial automation component and determine whether a profile that corresponds to the identification information exists in a database. When the profile does not exist, the industrial automation component may receive a graphical interface template configured to be displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI) associated with the industrial automation component, one or more parameter names configured to associate one or more measurements acquired by the industrial automation component, pre-load information comprising data configured to enable the industrial automation component to operate, or any combination thereof. The industrial automation component may then and generate a user interface view for the GUI based on the graphical interface template, the parameter names, the pre-load information, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kalan, William Sinner, Charles M. Rischar, Subbian Govindaraj, Haithem Mansouri, Juergen Weinhofer, Andrew R. Stump, Daniel S. DeYoung, Frank Kulaszewicz, Edward A. Hill, Keith Staninger, Matheus Bulho
  • Patent number: 11356580
    Abstract: A screen capture prevention method includes serving a single-color, DRM-protected video clip for display as a background for a document on a web browser. The document is processed to render its background color as transparent. Content of the document is viewable over the contrasting video clip background. When a screen capture event is detected, the video clip is changed to a same color as the content of the processed document, rendering the content indistinguishable from the background while the screen capture event is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Tresorit Kft.
    Inventors: Péter Bartha, István Lám, Péter István Budai, Dániel Krausz
  • Patent number: 11341316
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an image encoding application determines a first value for an encoding parameter based on a search interval. The image encoding application then encodes a source image using the first value for the encoding parameter to generate a first encoded image. Subsequently, the image encoding application computes a visual quality score for a first reconstructed source image derived from the first encoded image. The image encoding application reduces the search interval based on a comparison between the visual quality score and the target visual quality score. Based on the resulting reduced search interval, the image encoding application determines a second value for the encoding parameter. The image encoding application encodes the source image using the second value for the encoding parameter to generate a second encoded image. Subsequently, the image encoding application transmits the second encoded image to software application(s) for further processing and display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventor: Aditya Mavlankar
  • Patent number: 11334375
    Abstract: A method of providing a home screen graphical user interface (GUI) for a user of a cloud-based content management platform includes providing the home screen GUI for the user via the cloud-based content management platform. The home screen GUI includes a first area providing visual representations of documents stored on the users cloud storage of the cloud-based content management platform and a second area providing visual representations of workspaces created by the user. Each workspace includes a set of documents previously added to a respective workspace by the user and stored on the users cloud storage. The method further includes receiving, via the first area of the home screen GUI, a user input with respect to a visual representation of a document stored on the users cloud storage. The user input indicates a request to add the document to a particular workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Smith, Michael Colagrosso, Michael Procopio, Sandor Dornbush, Sean Whipps
  • Patent number: 11320910
    Abstract: A device detects a first press input followed by a second press input on the button. The device provides a first non-visual output in response to the first press input and before the second press input. Depending on the amount of time lag between the first press input and the second press input, the device provides either a second non-visual output in conjunction with performing a first operation or a third non-visual output in conjunction with performing a second operation, where the second non-visual output and the third non-visual output have different output profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Joshua B. Kopin, Duncan R. Kerr, Hugo D. Verweij
  • Patent number: 11321672
    Abstract: Scheduling events with multiple invitees includes: identifying a plurality of invitees for an event in a calendar system having at least one processor; searching an availability associated with each of the invitees to determine a number of periods of availability in the calendar system, at least some of the invitees being available during each period of availability; creating a separate instance of the event in the calendar system for each identified period of availability; and for each invitee available during at least one of the periods of availability, assigning the invitee to one said instance of the event for which that invitee is available with the calendar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Airbnb, Inc.
    Inventors: Nancy E. Kho, Bill D. Le, Fang Lu, Alaa Abou Mahmoud
  • Patent number: 11311171
    Abstract: An electronic device including a rotatable member and an operating method in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a rotatable member rotatably arranged outside a part of the housing, a display exposed through a part of a front surface of the housing, a memory arranged inside the housing, and at least one processor arranged inside the housing so as to be connected to the display and the memory electrically or functionally. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to control the display to display a first group including at least one object corresponding to at least one basic function on a screen of the display, and control the display to display a second group including at least one object corresponding to at least one additional function related to a user or the electronic device, together with the first group, on the screen in response to occurrence of an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seolynn Park, Soojung Kim, Jongchae Moon, Goeun Lee, Jooyeon Cho, Minkyoung Yoon
  • Patent number: 11301126
    Abstract: An icon control method and terminal that include detecting first input of a user, moving a first icon towards a second icon in response to the detected first input, instructing to perform a first operation on the first icon and the second icon when a distance between the first icon and the second icon falls within a first distance range, and that in the first distance range, duration in which the first icon is in a staying state is greater than a first preset time length, and instructing to perform a second operation on the first icon and the second icon when the distance between the first icon and the second icon falls within a second distance range, and that the first icon is in the staying state in the second distance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenwei Shan, Zhu Liu, Xi Huang, Kai Qian
  • Patent number: 11294529
    Abstract: An application window divider control is shared by a first application window and a second application window in a user interface. Based on a received directional instruction that moves the application window divider control along an axis of the user interface, placement of the first application window and the second application window may be positioned across a range of consistently spaced points along an axis of the user interface. Placement adjustment can also impact other application windows in the user interface. The application window divider control may also snap to provide “magnetic” points along the axis when certain conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Miron Vranjes, Jesse Clay Satterfield, Matthew Isaac Worley, Chaitanya Sareen, Nils Anders Sundelin, Abhishek Malani, Alice Steinglass, Robert James Jarrett
  • Patent number: 11295631
    Abstract: Disclosed is a character and shape presentation device, more specifically, an electro-vibrating device including a zoned electro-vibrating panel. The electro-vibrating device includes a motor for generating rotational power; a rotation unit rotated by the rotational power generated by the motor and provided in shape of a cylinder; and an electro-vibrating panel anodized on a face of the rotation unit to provide different tactile sensation patterns to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jeha Ryu, Youngho Kim, Baekdong Cha, Yoonjeong Choi, Kyoungjae Jin