Patents Examined by Kieu D. Vu
  • Patent number: 10331314
    Abstract: A user interface system including a display and a control module. The control module displays a plurality of active tiles in an active area of the display, and displays a plurality of inactive tiles in an inactive area of the display. An inactive tile selected by a user is moved to the active area, and an application associated with the selected tile is activated. An active tile having a priority level that is lower than a priority level of the selected tile is moved to the inactive area. In the active area, the tile having the lower priority level is replaced with the selected tile having the higher priority level. The inactive tiles of the inactive area are arranged in order of decreasing priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: 10296173
    Abstract: An in-vehicle apparatus and a control method of an in-vehicle apparatus, which is applied to a multimedia terminal having, for example, a function of navigation equipment and a function of video playback so as to improve usability to a user in a case of accepting an operation through a touch panel and a remote commander. A touch panel menu screen suitable for an operation through a touch panel and a remote commander menu screen suitable for an operation through a remote commander are switched to be displayed so as to accept an operation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Nezu, Makoto Sasaki, Satoshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10296188
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a timer and computing hardware configured to execute a software product. Execution of the software product results in generating and rendering a graphical user interface on the display with four or more user-selectable graphical objects. Selection of a first user-selectable graphical object at a first spatial position on the graphical user interface and a movement of the selected first user-selectable graphical object along a path towards a second user-selectable graphical object at a second spatial position is detected and a position of the first user-selectable graphical object is exchanged with the position of the second user-selectable graphical object. If, during a predetermined time period, a selection of a third user-selectable graphical object and a movement of the third user-selectable graphical object towards a fourth user-selectable graphical object is detected, the positions of the third and fourth objects is exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUPERCELL OY
    Inventors: Mikko Kodisoja, Antti Mattila, Riku Rikala, Chih-Han Hsu, Drussila Hollanda, Patrick Corander
  • Patent number: 10298874
    Abstract: A user device receives a plurality of content items that include a plurality of videos for presentation to a user of the user device, and renders a user interface on the user device. The user interface includes a first video of the plurality of content items that is being played concurrently with a second video of the plurality of videos. The second video is playing while being partially visible in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10281987
    Abstract: During control of a user interface via free-space motions of a hand or other suitable control object, switching between control modes can be facilitated by tracking the control object's movements relative to, and its contact with a “virtual touch plane or surface” (i.e., a plane, portion of a plane, and/or surface computationally defined in space, or corresponding to any physical surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Hua Yang, Leonid Kontsevich, James Donald, David S Holz, Jonathan Marsden, Paul Durdik
  • Patent number: 10275207
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a controller configured to execute one or more modules, an audio reproduction module configured to reproduce an audio file including reproduction sections, each of the reproduction sections comprising audio data and directional information, a display configured to display selectable objects corresponding to the directional information, and an audio control module configured to determine whether to reproduce audio data corresponding the directional information based on an input for selecting one of the selectable objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zi On Kwon, Hye Won Kim, Hyung Woo Shin, Son Young Lee, Seung Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10275117
    Abstract: Systems and processes for manipulating a graphical user interface are disclosed. One process can include receiving user input through a crown to rotate a virtual object. The process includes selecting a surface of the object from among the multiple surfaces of the object in response to determining that the crown rotation exceeded a speed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 10270818
    Abstract: A system for generating and providing an inline resharing interface and sharing content includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to provide items of content for presentation; receive input identifying a selected item from the items of content; generate an inline sharing interface corresponding to the selected item, the inline sharing interface including a portion of original content from the selected item, an comment area, and an addressee area; and provide the inline sharing interface for presentation in place of the selected item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Levine, Brynn Marie Evans, Irene Chung, Rodrigo Lagos, Sophi Newman
  • Patent number: 10261686
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a control method thereof, which has a display unit for displaying a virtual keypad and texts input by the virtual keypad. The mobile terminal includes a display unit and a controller. The display unit has a first area in which a virtual keypad is displayed and a second area in which a character input by a touch applied to the virtual keypad is displayed, and displays a first cursor for guiding a position at which a character is to be input. When an editing mode is executed in the state in which the first cursor is displayed, the controller displays, in the second area, a second cursor different from the first cursor, and selectively activates any one of the first and second cursors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Intai Kim, Daewoo Lee, Jaeyong Park, Sumi Kim, Hyojeong Jang, Minseok Hwangbo, Hyunju Oh
  • Patent number: 10241646
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and apparatus for navigating a file directory on a touch screen user interface (UI) of a multi-function device (MFD) are disclosed. For example, the method includes receiving an input via the touch screen UI of the MFD, wherein the touch screen UI displays a modified UI of a plurality of different cloud applications, wherein each one of the plurality of different cloud applications is associated a different function, determining a cloud application of the plurality of different cloud applications associated with a particular function is currently selected in the MFD, translating the input based upon the particular function of the cloud application that is selected and executing the input in accordance with the particular function of the cloud application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Evangeline C Dejoras, Gary D. Reece, Nisha Pan
  • Patent number: 10216373
    Abstract: The image processing apparatus includes a group creation unit and a group adjustment unit. The group creation unit automatically creates a frame group that includes multiple frames that are a portion of the video and have undergone position adjustment with respect to one another such that the target object images overlap one another. The group adjustment unit receives, from a user, a designation of a group adjustment amount that is a position adjustment amount for the frame group, and performs position adjustment on the frames included in the frame group in accordance with the group adjustment amount. Note that automatically creating the frame group here means that rather than receiving a designation of a position adjustment amount from the user, the image processing apparatus automatically creates a frame group in accordance with a predetermined algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORITSU PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoo Nakano, Yukiko Murata
  • Patent number: 10216392
    Abstract: An information processing method and a first electronic device are provided. The method includes: triggering a communication unit of a first electronic device to perform a detection; acquiring a second state parameter of a second electronic device, if the communication unit detects that a device distance between the first electronic device and the second electronic device meets a preset condition; and controlling a display unit of the electronic device to display a second icon in a first interface with a first manner. The second icon is for representing the second electronic device, and the first manner is determined based on the second state parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10209864
    Abstract: An intuitive user interface for clearing or deleting a structured data element is provided. One or more elements in a data structure may be selected and upon selection of a delete option, the contents of the one or more elements may be cleared. One or more animating panels may be provided which contain elements around the cleared elements. A panel may be moved by a gesture-type action to replace cleared elements. The panels may visually indicate which elements may be moved in place of the cleared elements. The user can visualize how elements may be shifted instead of having to understand terminology in a dialog. Selecting outside the panels may cause the panels to disappear, which may be equivalent to a clear action where other elements are not moved into the place of the deleted elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Karen Cheng, Benjamin Edward Rampson, Chad Barry Rothschiller
  • Patent number: 10204598
    Abstract: Displaying a plurality of encoded media items on a device includes: detecting that a first scrolling action has been completed; determining a predicted next encoded media item to be displayed; obtaining the predicted next encoded media item from a first memory; pre-decoding the predicted next encoded media item to generate a pre-decoded media item; storing the pre-decoded media item in a second memory, the second memory having lower latency than the first memory; receiving an indication that a second scrolling action has begun; and in response to the second scrolling action, displaying the pre-decoded media item via a display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip McAllister, Shayne Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10204449
    Abstract: For interactive viewing in medical imaging, pre-rendering is used to provide greater quality of the rendered images with a given computational power. For interactivity in viewing direction, two or more views are rendered for each location and provided as video to the viewer. The viewer selects a viewing direction interactively, and an image at the selected view direction is formed from the previously rendered images of the videos for the two or more views. In an alternative or additional approach, a video graph is created with videos of different segments of the graph. The videos are sequences of images representing change in location, camera parameters (e.g., zooming), and/or rendering settings. Once provided to the user, interactivity is provided by selection of the appropriate node of the video graph. The user may interactively select different locations and/or rendering settings available in the video graph, allowing interaction while benefiting from quality provided by pre-rendered video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Wei Hong, John Paulus, Jr., Daphne Yu, Kaloian Petkov
  • Patent number: 10198153
    Abstract: A device that orders items for switching may include a processor circuit. The processor circuit may be configured to identify items that are available for switching, wherein each of the items is associated with a first attribute and a second attribute. The processor circuit may be further configured to order the items based at least in part on the first attributes of the items. The processor circuit may be further configured to determine a subset of the items for display, wherein the subset includes a first number of the ordered items. The processor circuit may be further configured to order the subset of the items based at least on the second attributes of the items. The processor circuit may be further configured to display ordered representations corresponding to the ordered subset of the items for switching. The ordered representations may remain unchanged after switching to an item of the subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Robert Flack, Terry David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10191642
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a novel user interface capable of switching a number of images for display on a screen. The information processing apparatus displays a menu image representing one or more menu item images on a screen, displays, when any one of the one or more menu item images is selected, a selection target image associated with the selected menu item image on the screen, stores a selected order of already-selected ones of the one or more menu item images, displays, when one direction along one side of the screen is specified, another selection target image, which is selected in accordance with the stored selected order and the one direction, and redisplays the menu image when an opposite direction to the one direction is specified in a state in which the selection target image associated with the menu image selected most recently is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Munetaka Tsuda, Shuji Hiramatsu, Shigeru Enomoto, Motoki Kobayashi, Toru Morita
  • Patent number: 10191638
    Abstract: Described are methods for the parameter change of parameterized functions for technical devices by means of a data processing device comprising pointing means and a display on which a sliding bar with corresponding sliding element is shown for the parameter change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Ralf Hinkel
  • Patent number: 10180727
    Abstract: A method of launching a software program or application is provided for use with a graphical user interface (GUI) display. One portion of the GUI display includes a taskbar while a second portion is divided into a plurality of windows. To launch one of the programs/applications represented by the icons within the taskbar, the user first selects the icon representing the icon to be launched. Once an icon is selected, a visual cue is displayed, where the visual cue includes a plurality of mini-windows representing the plurality of display windows. When the user drags the selected icon into one of the mini-windows and then releases the icon, the selected program/application is launched in the window that corresponds to the selected mini-window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TESLA, INC.
    Inventors: Brennan Boblett, Nalinichandra Penke, Roy Goldman, Michael Fairman
  • Patent number: 10176535
    Abstract: A user is allowed to include of social category indicators in a user profile header of an on-line posting. In response to answers to questions presented by a social category application executing on a user terminal device or a system, characteristics of a user's interests or personal traits may be determined. Using the characteristics, social category indicators are generated that include a symbol for presentation with a user profile header in a message board of a webpage. The social category application may interact with the provider website/application to substitute the social category user profile header for a standard user profile header of the webpage, so that the indicators appear on the message board(s) as part of the user's postings. The indicators in the social category user profile header allows user to more effectively identify persons with similar interests and backgrounds without engaging in lengthy text exchanges with other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Michelle Felt