Patents Examined by Kc Chen
  • Patent number: 11048381
    Abstract: When a user sees a content item presented by a social networking system, the user may select an option to save the content item. The saved content item may be reinserted in a newsfeed presented to the user, integrated into collections, archived, used for notifications to the user, or otherwise subsequently presented to the user. A plug-in may be used to save content items accessed through websites external to the social networking system. As privacy settings associated with a saved content item are modified, the modified privacy settings are applied to the saved content item, which may prevent the user saving the content item from subsequently viewing the saved content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jane Leibrock, Loren Alfred Cheng, Matthew Brown, Jessica Gronski, Marc Horowitz, William Jacobs, Zhengzheng Pan, Xiao Ou Wang, Joshua Van Dyke Watzman, Luke Woods, Rachel Margaret Wong
  • Patent number: 11023093
    Abstract: An improved human-computer interface for placing and sizing virtual objects in a three-dimensional (“3D”) representation of a real-world environment is disclosed herein. The disclosed HCI can determine a location, size, and orientation of virtual objects in a 3D representation of a real-world environment based on simplified user gestures. In some embodiments, based on the timing and direction of an input gesture, a computing device can utilize (1) an automated mode that determines a position and orientation of a virtual object or utilize (2) a manual mode that determines position, orientation, and size of the virtual object. A computing device capable of 3D spatial mapping generates mesh data defining a 3D representation of a real-world environment and images of the real-world environment. The size of the virtual object can be based on a computed depth of real-world objects related to the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Sandhya Rajendra Rao, Kathleen Patricia Mulcahy, Timothy David Kviz, Bogdan Berg
  • Patent number: 10969833
    Abstract: Various methods for providing a multi-dimensional data interface are provided. One example method may include receiving first data navigation instructions for navigating data in a first dimension or a second dimension via a first user interface device, causing a presentation of the data to be modified within the first dimension or the second dimension in response to at least receiving the first data navigation instructions, receiving second data navigation instructions for navigating the data in a third dimension via a second user interface device, and causing the presentation of the data to be modified within a third dimension in response to at least receiving the second data navigation instructions. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Peng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10884603
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems by which a user can drag a first icon associated with a first set of settings and drop the first icon onto a second icon located on a displayed level wherein the second icon is associated with a second set of settings. In response to dropping the first icon onto the second icon, the second set of settings can be overwritten with a copy of the first set of settings. A graphical user interface can also be updated to display the changes in the second set of settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Shallice, Justin Hicks, Charysse Archer, Laurel Stone
  • Patent number: 10802695
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) platform for the Internet of Things (IoT) is disclosed. The AR platform enables a user to associate AR objects with IoT devices. These associations may further enable a user to direct a control input to a particular IoT device and receive outputs such as sensor measurements or state information from the IoT device via interaction with an associated AR object. These AR objects may be perceived by the user via a client device, such as via an AR viewer or other human interface. The AR platform further enables users to create shareable objects that define an association among or between multiple AR objects and their IoT devices that can be shared with and modified by other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: YouAR Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Clayton Daniels, David Morris Daniels, Paul Issac Thomas, Luke Timothy Hartwig, Raymond Victor Di Carlo
  • Patent number: 10789726
    Abstract: In accordance with example embodiments, the method and system for film previsualization provides users with real-time previsualization guidance. In accordance with example embodiments, the method includes scanning a set using a mobile camera system; setting a master shot position in the set; tagging a position of one or more subjects within the set; calculating one or more camera positions based on the position of the master shot and the position of the one or more subjects; and displaying on the display of the mobile camera system the location of the one or more camera positions on a map of the set. In accordance with example embodiments, the method further includes overlaying selected composition guides over a camera live view on the display of the mobile camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rubber Match Productions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Dolin, Daniel Chantal Mills, Srinivas Krishna, Naimul Mafraz Khan, Edward Albert Rosales, Pavan Jakhu, David Alexander Yue, Sidhdharthkumar Patel, Laura Thomas, Danning Lu
  • Patent number: 10761691
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method is performed at a portable multifunction device with a touch screen display. The computer-implemented method includes: displaying a home menu comprising a plurality of application launch icons; detecting activation of any respective application launch icon; and, in response to detecting the activation, displaying a first animation of a transition from display of the home menu to display of an application that corresponds to the activated application launch icon. The first animation comprises expanding an image of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Freddy Allen Anzures, Imran Chaudhri, Scott M. Herz, Stephen O. Lemay, Michael J. Matas, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 10705684
    Abstract: A system includes display equipment and a processor coupled to the display equipment. The processor is configured to cause the display equipment to display an electronic checklist associated with an aircraft. The processor is configured determine whether the electronic checklist includes a checklist item associated with a particular control page of a plurality of control pages. The processor is configured to, based on determining that the electronic checklist includes the checklist item associated with the particular control page, cause the display equipment to display the particular control page that includes a control element that is selectable to cause a control command to be sent to one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Vikram H. Pandya, Joshua Lee Downs, Alex Jay Campise, Mark Ivan Nikolic
  • Patent number: 10698576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method for displaying cartoon data. The device for displaying cartoon data includes a storage unit configured to store a first layer as a main cut of cartoon data and second to Nth layers as sub cuts having additional information to be added to the main cut, wherein the first to Nth layers are displayed in a display region of a user terminal, a detection unit configured to detect a surrounding environment of the user terminal or data input to the user terminal, and a control unit configured to initiate a display of any one of the second to Nth layers in the display region of the user terminal according to a detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NAVER Corporation
    Inventors: Hyo Kim, Hyun Chul Lee, Ji Han Kim, Dai Hyun Lim, Byoung Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10628028
    Abstract: A computing device with a touch screen display displays a first set of a first plurality of icons in a first area of the touch screen display, the first plurality of icons including a plurality of sets of icons that are separately displayed in the first area of the touch screen display, the first plurality of icons including application launch icons; displays a second plurality of icons in a second area on the touch screen display, the second plurality of icons including application launch icons, wherein the second area is different from the first area; detects a finger swipe gesture in the first area; and, in response, replaces display of the first set of the first plurality of icons with display of a second set of the first plurality of icons in the first area on the touch screen display, while maintaining the display of the second plurality of icons in the second area on the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Herz, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie
  • Patent number: 10620815
    Abstract: Representative embodiments disclose mechanisms for machine interfaces. The system comprises a screen with one or more viewports. A scrollable list is displayed in one of the viewports. Scrolling may be vertical (up/down), horizontal (left/right) or both (diagonal). The system receives selection of an item in the list. As the list is scrolled, the system monitors the position of the selected item relative to the edges of the viewport. When the item comes within a threshold distance of the edges of the viewport, the system changes the selection from the currently selected item to another item within the viewport. As the selection is changed, the context remains consistent, thus context sensitive toolbars remain in the same context as items are scrolled off the screen and new items are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Erez Kikin Gil
  • Patent number: 10613725
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for defining and applying a fixed, spaced relationship between graphic objects. A first anchor of a first graphic object and a second anchor of a second graphic object are selected, and a spaced relationship is defined with the distance between the first and second anchors at the time they are selected. In accordance with the fixed spaced relationship, when the second anchor is moved, the first graphic object is automatically moved to maintain the same distance between the first and second anchors. But when the first anchor is moved and that movement is not triggered by movement of the second anchor, the distance between the two anchors changes because the second graphic object is not automatically moved with the first graphic object. The new distance between the two anchors sets the new distance for the fixed spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Bernard James Kerr
  • Patent number: 10609498
    Abstract: The object is to provide a display system of mobile audio devices which enables comparative display between frequency range of audio source read externally and memorize by the main body of the mobile audio devices and frequency range replayed by the main body of the mobile audio devices. The display system of audio devices comprises the audio source file 18 memorizing outer audio source data, the replay unit 14 of audio source data of the audio source file 18, the device data memory 16 of data of replay devices, the controller 15 controlling among circuits, the sampling rate output 21 of audio source data of said audio source file 18, the replay sampling rate output 23 outputting said replay sampling rates, the audio source output display part 12 displaying said sampling rate output 21, and the replay output display part 13 displaying said replay sampling rate output 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Radius Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Kohda
  • Patent number: 10599300
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for operating a mobile device having stored thereon a plurality of applications (“apps”) that are each configured to capture an image. The method includes receiving first user input data requesting invocation of a given one of the applications. The given application is launched by the user. After launching the given application a user interface is presented which serves as an entry point through which all of the image capture applications stored on the mobile device are made available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Sauve, Shamik Bandyopadhyay, Kathryn C. Lemson, Jannes Paul Peters, Eric Bennett, Ahmad Bilal
  • Patent number: 10567481
    Abstract: An approach for collaboration is provided. An approach includes linking a first user device to a first collaboration screen of a work environment and a second user device to a second collaboration screen of the work environment. The approach also includes displaying data associated with the first user device on the first collaboration screen. The approach further includes detecting manipulation of the data at the first collaboration screen. The approach additionally includes displaying a copy of the data on the second collaboration screen based on the detecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Dawson, Barry M. Graham
  • Patent number: 10452234
    Abstract: A method of providing an interactive dashboard of a process for offline analysis by a dashboard server is disclosed. The dashboard server receives selection of a dashboard of the process. The user may export the selected dashboard for offline analysis. The selected dashboard may be exported in at least one of dynamic interactive format and static interactive format. The dashboard server generates dynamic interactive packet for the dynamic interactive format. The dynamic interactive packet includes information for rendering a dynamic interactive dashboard of the selected dashboard. The dashboard server generates static interactive packet for the static interactive format. The static interactive packet includes one or more snapshots corresponding to each of one or more interactions on the selected dashboard. The dashboard server provides an interactive dashboard to the user for the offline analysis using either the static interactive format or the dynamic interactive packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: V Vimal Das Kammath, Puneet Gupta, Naganarasimha Ramesh Garla
  • Patent number: 10416849
    Abstract: An interface display control method in an electronic device, includes invoking and displaying a first level submenu interface on a trigger received, the first level submenu interface including menu item arrangement area and preview area, and controlling a display screen to display multiple first level submenu items on the menu item arrangement area for ease of access by user. The multiple first level submenu items correspond to application control parameters. The method responds to user first operation to activate and second operation of user selecting. The second operation signal is responded to, and current settings value of the control parameter, corresponding to the operated first level submenu item, is displayed. The first operation signal causes display of multiple second level submenu items or multiple bottom submenu items corresponding to the operated first level submenu item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ShenZhen Dazzne Technical Limited
    Inventors: Wei-Kun Chen, Zuo-Jian Ye
  • Patent number: 10254918
    Abstract: A display control section of a display device allows a display section: to display an acceptance screen for accepting an operation of allowing icons contained within an operation screen displayed by the display section to be displayed in a predetermined normal manner or a manner in which the icons are extended in a first direction on the operation screen moving away from a user's line of sight when a tilt of the display surface is changed in one direction; when the acceptance section accepts the operation of allowing the icons to be displayed in the normal manner, to display the operation screen containing the icons displayed in the normal manner, and when the acceptance section accepts the operation of allowing the icons to be displayed in the manner in which the icons are extended, to display the operation screen containing the icons extended at least in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Hanada