Patents Examined by Justin S Lee
  • Patent number: 11188143
    Abstract: In some examples, a surface, such as a desktop, in front or around a portable electronic device may be used as a relatively large surface for interacting with the portable electronic device, which typically has a small display screen. A user may write or draw on the surface using any object such as a finger, pen, or stylus. The surface may also be used to simulate a partial or full size keyboard. The use of a camera to sense the three-dimensional (3D) location or motion of the object may enable use of above-the-surface gestures, entry of directionality, and capture of real objects into a document being processed or stored by the electronic device. One or more objects may be used to manipulate elements displayed by the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eyal Ofek, Michel Pahud, Pourang P Irani
  • Patent number: 11175814
    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: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Genpact Luxembourg S.à r.l. II
    Inventors: Frank J. Torbey, David W. Clark, Phil H. Goddard, Karl Steiner
  • Patent number: 11164473
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and program product utilize an automated educational tool to generate or modify one or more multiple choice questions in a question set in connection with tracking a user's attention state to dynamically vary the difficulty of a user assessment performed by the automated educational tool and thereby encourage the user to pay greater attention to the material being presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Carmine Dimascio, Florian Pinel, Benjamin Luke Johnson
  • Patent number: 11163432
    Abstract: An information processing system for transmitting data relating to an image to be displayed, includes a hardware processor configured to store a setting for using an external service, the setting for using the external service being stored in association with a user among one or more users; store transmission destination setting information in which the external service is set as a transmission destination to which the data is addressed, the transmission destination setting information being stored in association with a user among the one or more users; identify the one or more users; and transmit the data to the transmission destination corresponding to the external service, based on the transmission destination setting information associated with each of the identified one or more users, the transmission destination corresponding to the external service being different for each of the one or more users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukinari Toyota, Shigeo Araki, Naoki Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 11151891
    Abstract: A method of automatically providing personalized learning activities to users of an online learning platform is described. A quest is built based on an input of at least a first user's educational objective. The quest includes a primary quest that starts with a start node, ends with the end node, and includes a set of intermediate nodes, wherein each node of the primary quest must be traversed by the first user in order to complete the quest. The quest includes at least one secondary quest that starts with a node of the primary quest as its start node and includes a second set of intermediate nodes. As the user selects a node of the quest, educational activities related to its respective concept are presented to the user. The user's progress in the quest is tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Chegg, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Le Chevalier
  • Patent number: 11151107
    Abstract: Provided are methods, systems, and computer readable media for user interaction with database methods and systems. In an aspect, a user interface can be generated to permit dynamic display generation to view data. The system can comprise a visualization component to dynamically generate one or more visual representations of the data to present in the state space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: QLIKTECH INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Håkan Wolgé, Tobias Linsefors
  • Patent number: 11151892
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an Internet teaching platform-based following teaching system. By using a recording and broadcasting system of an Internet teaching platform, recording class teaching of a standard teacher and then performing standardization segmentation processing on data of the recorded class teaching, a standard teaching recorded and broadcast course is formed, and after learning the standard teaching recorded and broadcast course, a following teacher can imitate the standard teacher to perform local class teaching, which is also recorded by means of the recording and broadcasting system. By using the system of the present disclosure to perform processing of relationship construction, statistics, analysis and comparison on a variety of collected data, the recording and guiding before, during and after a teaching process of the following teacher can be realized, so as to facilitate the following teacher in effectively completing the local class teaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN EAGLESOUL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengfan Chen, Shanguo Liu, Shengqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11145216
    Abstract: Learning content management systems and processes are described that enable a user to independently define or select learning content, frameworks, styles, and/or protocols. The frameworks may be configured to specify a flow or an order of presentation to a learner with respect to a learning content presentation. The style definition may define an appearance of learning content. At least partly in response to a publishing instruction, the received learning content and the received framework definition are merged and then rendered in accordance with the defined style. The rendered merged learning content and framework definition are packaged in accordance with the defined/selected protocol to provide a published learning document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Breakthrough PerformanceTech, LLC
    Inventors: John DiGiantomasso, Martin L. Cohen
  • Patent number: 11138898
    Abstract: Disclosed are a device and method for providing a checking question designed to allow a user to perform the checking study of correct answers or incorrect answers by using the choices of one or more incorrectly answered questions. The device includes: an incorrectly answered question selection unit which selects one or more questions incorrectly answered by a user from among questions provided to the user; a choice extraction unit which extracts correct answers as choices for the respective selected incorrectly answered questions; a checking question generation unit which generates one or more checking questions designed to allow the user to study the incorrectly answered questions by allocating the extracted choices so that the extracted choices become the choices of the checking questions; and a checking study provision unit which provides the study of the incorrectly answered questions by transmitting the generated checking questions to a user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Jong-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11140287
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit, a switching unit, a layout unit, and an output unit and is to perform an object snapping function of laying out a new object in a spread page area by automatically aligning a position of the new object with respect to a layout position of an object already laid out in the spread page area. The selection unit selects an object as a selected object. The switching unit switches enabling and disabling of the object snapping function based on a user operation. The layout unit lays out the selected object in the spread page area by using the object snapping function in a case where the object snapping function is enabled. The output unit outputs album data including the spread page area in which the selected object is laid out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshinori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11120013
    Abstract: A digital asset is represented and verified as a set of related digital asset or other content objects. Related metadata is stored on an immutable distributed ledger separately from the content objects themselves. For example, a transaction object includes metadata such as identifiers for two or more content objects, fingerprints for the content objects. The content objects may be stored in a local or cloud object repository. Validation of a later identified content object may include determining a fingerprint for the later identified content object, mapping that fingerprint to an address within the immutable distributed ledger to retrieve metadata previously mapped, and comparing the two fingerprints. Visual validation may be provided when the first and second fingerprints match, such as by displaying a positive icon adjacent the later identified object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Attestiv Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Bates, Thomas Mark Morley, Emmanuel Parasirakis, Nicos Vekiarides
  • Patent number: 11120700
    Abstract: An apparatus for personalization of teaching material presented via AR devices includes a processor and a memory that stores executable code. The executable code includes code to deliver teaching material to an AR device of a teacher when the teacher is using the teaching material to teach one or more students. The teaching material includes generic teaching material in an unmodified form. The executable code includes code to create personalized teaching material for a student of the one or more students. The personalized teaching material includes the generic teaching material modified based on learning concepts in a profile of the student that the student has previously experienced. The executable code includes code to deliver the personalized teaching material to an AR device of the student. The teacher views the generic teaching material in the teacher's AR device and the student views the personalized teaching material in the student's AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pramod Verma, Rachel Leekin, Seema Nagar, Kuntal Dey
  • Patent number: 11113079
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for assisting a user in performing a task are provided. For example, a request may be received from the user via a messaging interface, and the task (e.g., make a reservation) may be determined (e.g., identified) based upon the request. Questions associated with information required (e.g., name, location, dates, etc.) to perform the task may be determined and provided. Visual elements (e.g., selectable buttons) corresponding to answer choices associated with the questions may be provided. A selection of a first visual element of the visual elements may be received, and the task may be performed based upon the selection of the first visual element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Media Inc.
    Inventor: Nadav Golbandi
  • Patent number: 11103765
    Abstract: A score keeper and display device, and methods of making and using such a score keeper and display device, whereby the score keeper and display device includes a panel having opposing panel front and rear faces, first interconnected slots disposed within the panel to communicate between the panel front and rear faces, a first marker configured to travel between the first interconnected slots, second interconnected slots disposed within the panel to communicate between the panel front and rear faces, and a second marker configured to travel between the second interconnected slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Scorezit, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Larry Wehrs
  • Patent number: 11099729
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for displaying content on a user device. For example, a method of displaying content on a user device may include: receiving a first set of content data; arranging and displaying the first set of content in a first sequence of consecutive segments; detecting user input indicative of a scroll pattern of the user through the first sequence of consecutive segments; determining a preferred category based on the detected user input; receiving a second set of content data; arranging the second set of content data into a second sequence of consecutive segments based on the preferred category; and displaying the second set of content data in the arranged second sequence of consecutive segments on the display of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Chi-San Ho, Yue Duan, Micah Price
  • Patent number: 11079845
    Abstract: A method of soothing a wearer of a body-worn device includes detecting an emotional state of the wearer of the body-worn device by reading sensors associated with the body-worn device. Based upon the emotional state, one or more of a plurality of sensation emitting devices of the body-worn device are energized a pattern, providing soothing to the wearer of the body-worn device. In one pattern, sequential energization of the plurality of sensation emitting devices simulated stroking of the person wearing the body-worn device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Matt Giordano
  • Patent number: 11080016
    Abstract: Speech-based interaction with a display window is disclosed, including: receiving speech input with respect to a display window that is presented at a device; converting the speech input into an operation instruction; determining an interface element of the display window that corresponds to the operation instructions, including by querying interface element information corresponding to the display window; and activating the interface element of the display window based at least in part on simulating a manual selection event with respect to the interface element of the display window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BANMA ZHIXING NETWORK (HONGKONG) CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Shanwen Shi
  • Patent number: 11074219
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for a visual file manager are described. For example, operation of a visual file manager on a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer system is described in which a folder in a folder hierarchy of the computer system is graphically represented by a canvas of the visual file manager, the canvas being configured to provide zooming capabilities (e.g., zoom in, zoom out) for the graphical representation of the folder, and contents of the folder being configured to be individually and graphically modified within the canvas. Collaborative work is enabled by allowing access to the graphical representation of the folder to multiple users. A folder within the linked folder can be represented by a rectangular panel on the canvas. Multiple folders can be graphically represented by multiple panels on the canvas, where each panel can be individually and graphically modified based on user preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Yildirim Yazganarikan
  • Patent number: 11074418
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, an obtaining unit, and a translating unit. The receiving unit receives a document as a target to be translated. The obtaining unit obtains a non-target region from the document, the non-target region being a region that is not a target to be translated. The translating unit does not perform translation on the non-target region but performs translation on a portion other than the non-target region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ito
  • 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