Patents Examined by Justin S Lee
  • Patent number: 11057682
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents representations of items of content available for playback on the electronic device. The representations are optionally presented in a horizontally-scrollable row. In response to a user input to horizontally scroll the row of representations, in some embodiments, the electronic device presents an animation of moving a cropping frame/border between respective representations to scroll the presented representations. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents representations of auxiliary content related to an item of content in a product page user interface of the item of content. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents representations of items of content in accordance with content consumption history of the user account. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents representations of bonus content items associated with a series of episodic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Juliana Diaz Delgado, Lucio Moreno Rufo, Alexander Benton Grossman, David M. Moretti, Drew R. Domm, Fredric R. Vinna, Daniel Eldon Marusich, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Florian Maxime Ponson
  • Patent number: 11033795
    Abstract: A scoreboard for displaying scores in a sporting event or other recreational event is disclosed herein. The scoreboard comprises a base member, a support member, a plurality of cards and a ring member. The support member is disposed above the base member. The plurality of cards is arranged in at least three stacks along the length of said support member. Each of said cards defining at least one fastening aperture and indicia. The ring member is threaded through each of the fastening apertures in the cards and the support member. The scoreboard allows a scorekeeper to accurately display the score, and easily observe the movement of players to either side of a court. The scoreboard is simple in construction, easy to use, and eliminates the need of handling two large cards side by side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Gregorio Berrios
  • Patent number: 11037459
    Abstract: Improving performance of a dialogue-based tutor includes receiving feedback from a user associated with a natural language interaction of the user with a dialogue-based tutoring (DBT) system. The DBT system includes training data and domain-specific content. One or more feedback categories is presented to the user based upon the feedback. A selection of a feedback category from among the one or more feedback categories is received from the user. A feedback candidate is generated based upon the feedback and the selected feedback category. The feedback candidate is indicative of a potential change in one or more of the training data and the domain-specific content based upon the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cassius D'Helon, Jae-Wook Ahn, Nirmal K. Mukhi, Vinay Kumar Reddy Kasireddy
  • Patent number: 11030257
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for clustering media items in a semantic space to generate theme-based folders that organize media items by content theme. In particular, the disclosed systems can access media items that are stored in an original folder structure. The disclosed systems can generate content-based tags for each media item in a collection of media items. Based on the generated tags, the disclosed systems can map the collection of media items to a semantic space and cluster the collection of media items. The disclosed systems determine themes for the clusters based on the generated tags. The disclosed systems can present a media item navigation graphical user interface comprising the collection of media items organized by themes. The disclosed system can present the media item navigation graphical user interface without altering the original folder structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Jonas Dahl, Sudheer Tumu, Nithyanand Kota, Mihir Naware, Maneesh Dewan, Jatin Chhugani, Ganesh Satish Mallya
  • Patent number: 11023657
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, heavy document object model (DOM) elements in a heavy web page are removed directly from a DOM tree subsequent to a request being received to navigate to another web page but before the web browser actually navigates to that other web page. In one example embodiment, the heavy DOM elements are deleted from the previous page during an ‘onbeforeunload’ event using a scripting language such as Javascript, to ensure that the render of the next page starts faster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Sembian Mani
  • Patent number: 11024191
    Abstract: A system for a multimodal educational display, including a wireless network of sensors and actuators connected to a control system, wherein the control system is configured to gather information through said sensors, analyse data and control the multimodal display by providing action through said actuators based on measurable features of a group of people visiting the multimodal display, said actions being provided in a way that facilitates immediate understanding of an abstract concept from natural sciences and establishes new mental bindings that stimulate the imagination. The invention is further related to an educational method for a multimodal educational display realized in such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Kujawsko-Pomorski Klaster Brewstera
    Inventor: Jan Mikolaj Swierkowski
  • Patent number: 11009960
    Abstract: An electronic device: detects an input on a respective button. Tactile outputs are generated to indicate that the respective button has been activated in place of a mechanical switch that detects activation of the respective button when the respective button is mechanically compressed. In response to detecting the input on the respective button: in accordance with a determination that the input meets activation criteria, the electronic device provides a first tactile output with a first tactile output pattern that includes: between 0.5 and 4 cycles of an oscillation of one or more tactile output generators relative to corresponding neutral positions of the one or more tactile output generators. The oscillation of the one or more tactile output generators occurs at a frequency between 80 Hz and 400 Hz. In accordance with a determination that the input does not meet the activation criteria, the electronic device forgoes providing the first tactile output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Sebastian J. Bauer, Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Madeleine S. Cordier, Joshua B. Kopin, Kenneth L. Kocienda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Alan C. Dye, Jules K. Fennis, Brian T. Gleeson, Richard P. Howarth, Jonathan Ive, Duncan R. Kerr, John B. Morrell, Daniel J. Riccio, Hugo D. Verweij
  • Patent number: 11010046
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for executing function on a plurality of items on list are provided, one of methods comprises, receiving a touch gesture in a first direction on a first item on a list, determining the first item to be an execution target of a preset function in response to the touch gesture in the first direction, receiving a touch gesture in a second direction on a second item, adding the second item as an execution target of the preset function in response to the touch gesture in the second direction, receiving a touch gesture in the first direction, which is successive to the touch gesture in the second direction, on the added second item and executing the preset function on the first item and the second item in response to the touch gesture in the first direction on the added second item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: You Jin Jang, Bo Young Park, Jeong Eon Ju, Ja Young Youn
  • Patent number: 11011067
    Abstract: A shadow fairytale projector for providing images of a fairytale, comprises: a head part having a first lens module which protrudes from an outer side surface; a slit part where a perforated hole overlapping with the first lens module is formed, where the slit part comprises a first engagement rotation module for rotating a pack inserted into the pack slit and a film formed inside the pack, a fixing protrusion module for fixing the pack, and a discriminant protrusion module; and a body part which comprises a drive module connected to the first engagement rotation module to drive the first engagement rotation module, a control module, a speaker module connected to the control module to receive the sound signal and generate sound, and a battery for applying electrical energy to the drive module, the control module, and the speaker module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DOODOO STORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nam Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11003680
    Abstract: Provided are a method by which e-book related content with a high readability of a text is produced while minimizing a cost and time required in service of the e-book related content, thereby allowing a user to efficiently use the thus produced content, and a computer program for the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Jong Han Park
  • Patent number: 10986048
    Abstract: A system and method are provided that incorporate subjects or subject lines into instant messaging sessions or conversations on a mobile device. During an instant messaging session, the user is provided with an option to specify a subject for at least the current portion of the session or for the entire session. The subject is proposed to the other users in the session, who can accept, ignore or modify the subject at their end. Multiple subjects can be specified for a single conversation if desired, and the subjects can be displayed with the contact in a message list. The instant messaging sessions may then be searched using search tools that are typically used for search email and other data messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Piotr Konrad Tysowski
  • Patent number: 10969951
    Abstract: Several computerized tools, methodologies and data structures, according to embodiments of the present invention, are disclosed for collecting data for UX research and development directed to a product, process, and system and for developing personas and scenarios from the data for designing and for measuring the effectiveness of the product, process, and/or systems for use by the personas or real people. The tools, methodologies and data structures may be used individually or in sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Genpact Luxembourg S.à r.l II
    Inventors: Frank J. Torbey, David W. Clark, Phil H. Goddard, Karl Steiner
  • Patent number: 10963144
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for graphically organizing content in a user interface to a software application. A visual representations of data objects is presented on a canvas in the user interface. User input is received indicative of at least a visual construct for arranging the visual representations of the data objects on the canvas and criteria for arranging the visual representations of the data objects with respect to the visual construct. Data associated with each of the data objects that relates to the criteria is then identified. Each of the visual representations of data objects are placed on the visual construct based on the data related to the criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Fox, Yibing Zhu, Rolf Arnold Ebeling
  • Patent number: 10958605
    Abstract: A server includes a processor and a memory storing a multiple channel message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to identify when participants at client devices are viewing a common message thread. An alternate channel communication prompt is supplied to the client devices. An alternate channel communication is delivered to the client devices in response to activation of the alternate channel communication prompt by at least one participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Cornelius Murphy
  • Patent number: 10956530
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to presenting search diagnostic tools in concert with a website. In some embodiments, a system for presenting search diagnostic tools in concert with a website comprises a server, wherein the server stores code for a website including a first code set including executable code for rendering the website and a second code set including executable code for rendering a user interface integrated with the rendering of the website including search diagnostic tools for the website, and a control circuit configured to receive a search query, receive results for the search query, output signals to cause rendering of the website, wherein the website includes the results for the search query, and output signals to cause rendering of the user interface including the search diagnostic tools such that the user interface is presenting with the search results for the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Pellow, Binish Pillai, Lynda L. Gathercoal, Yue Tian
  • Patent number: 10955922
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, a computer program product, and a system for generating a haptic signal representing a fabric composition. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to generate a haptic signal that is based on a user selection. For example, embodiments of the present invention can combine characteristic signals corresponding to a plurality of textiles to generate the haptic signal for output to a haptic device. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to recommend similar fabric compositions based upon similarity between a characteristic signal of a fabric composition and the haptic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shreya Khare, Parag Jain, Srikanth G. Tamilselvam, Senthil Kumar Kumarasamy Mani, Sampath Dechu
  • Patent number: 10949049
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory storing a multiple channel message thread module with instructions executed by the processor to identify when participants at client devices are actively viewing a common message thread at the same time to establish a participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication lock prompt is supplied to the client devices in response to the participant viewing state. An alternate channel communication is delivered to the client devices in response to activation of the alternate channel communication lock prompt by at least one participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Spiegel, Robert Cornelius Murphy, Chamal Samaranayake
  • Patent number: 10922476
    Abstract: A technique is described herein that receives a set of markup-language documents (e.g., HTML documents). The technique produces a set of object-model representations (VDOMs) based on the set of markup-language documents. For a given markup-language document, the producing operation involves accessing and processing information that is linked to the markup-language document. Each object-model representation also includes visual layout information that specifies a visual appearance of a page that would be produced upon display of the markup-language document by a browser application. The technique then generates transformation logic based on the set of markup-language documents and their corresponding VDOMs. The transformation logic, when applied to a new markup-language document, converts the new markup-language document into a corresponding VDOM without retrieving at least some information identified by links (if any) in the new markup-language document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ziliu Li, Junaid Ahmed, Arnold Overwijk
  • Patent number: 10922049
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media that facilitate near real-time dynamic generation of graphical content based on audio, text, or gesture input. An example method includes receiving an input from an input device such as a microphone, a keyboard, or a camera. As such, the input may include text, speech, and/or a gesture. The method includes determining, based on the input, one or more command instructions. The method also includes determining, based on the one or more command instructions, a scene layout. Each of the one or more command instructions correspond to at least one element of the scene layout. The method also includes providing a rendered scene based on the determined scene layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Roundfire, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen L. Bolden
  • Patent number: 10915225
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a display configured to provide a screen including an editing object, a user interface unit configured to receive a user operation, and a controller configured to control to display a first wheel navigation User Interface (UI) in a region of the screen when a preset event is generated, the first wheel navigation UI including at least one editing menu related to an attribute of the editing object and being rotatable according to the user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong-yong Jeon