Patents Examined by Kieu D. Vu
  • Patent number: 11029829
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first display control unit that displays an image on a display unit, a selection unit that selects an operation image from a group of operation images used to receive different operations with respect to the displayed image, depending on a magnification of the displayed image, and a second display control unit that displays the selected operation image on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Hiroki Honjo, Shinichi Nakamura, Nozomi Noguchi, Ayaka Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11016788
    Abstract: A method for launching an application of a display device is provided. A first user interface comprising at least one icon for an application is displayed on a display screen of the display device. It is determined whether a hold duration of a focus on a target icon exceeds a preset time period, the target icon is an icon of a target application. In response to the hold duration exceeding the preset time period, the first user interface is updated by a second user interface comprising a display window superimposed on the first user interface, the display window presents a display interface of the target application. It is determined whether an activation instruction for the target icon is received. In response to the activation instruction, the second user interface is updated by a third user interface that is a display interface displaying the target application in a full-screen mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dayong Wang, Guanghai Zhuang, Jianye Hei
  • Patent number: 11010019
    Abstract: A camera thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a first thumbnail image from a camera. A distribution server thumbnail image acquisition unit acquires a second thumbnail image from a distribution server. A thumbnail image selection unit selects one of the first thumbnail image and the second thumbnail image as a thumbnail image that should be displayed. A camera information acquisition unit acquires camera information including streaming execution information indicating whether the camera is streaming. The thumbnail image selection unit refers to the streaming execution information to select the second thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is streaming and to select the first thumbnail image as the thumbnail image that should be displayed when the camera is not streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Takehara, Akinori Suyama, Tatsumi Naganuma, Satoru Hirose
  • Patent number: 11003315
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus configured to provide a chatting service, the apparatus comprising: a communicator configured to perform communication with a chatting service counterpart of another terminal apparatus through a server; a display configured to display on a chatting screen of the chatting service at least one application execution screen shared with the chatting service counterpart of the other terminal apparatus; and a controller configured to control the communicator to share a function related to the application execution screen executed according to a user's manipulation with the chatting service counterpart of the other terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-yun Sung, Hyun-soo Nah, Hye-rin Kim, Jong-chan Park, Tae-ho Wang
  • Patent number: 10990263
    Abstract: A graphical user interface for trimming a video may include a timeline representation of a duration of the video. A trim duration for the video may be selected based on movement of the timeline representation. The amount of time represented by a portion of the timeline representation may be independent of the duration of the video. The movement of the timeline representation may correspond to moment through the duration of the video at a constant scale regardless of the duration of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Fortunato, Joshua Hamill, Evan Kosowski, Rachael Irene Hines Thompson
  • Patent number: 10969940
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for enabling a user to control multiple media playback systems with a single mobile device. The mobile device may connect with a first or second media playback system based on receiving a first or second household identifier (HHID), respectively. If the mobile device receives both the first and second HHIDs, the mobile device may connect with either the first or second media playback system based on a priority of the two systems. If neither the first nor second HHIDs are received by the mobile device, a user may be prompted to add a third media playback system if the mobile device receives a third HHID. The user interface of the mobile device may receive an input to connect the mobile device to the third media playback system, and a connection may be established between the mobile device and the third media playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bates, Joni Rafalski Hoadley, Lee Keyser-Allen
  • Patent number: 10956237
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to inter-application sharing. In some implementations, a method includes displaying a first user interface (UI) of a first application in a display screen of a client device, wherein the first UI presents information associated with a target project. The method further includes displaying a second UI of a second application in the display screen of the client device. The method further includes receiving a user indication to transfer the information associated with the target project from the first UI to the second UI. The method further includes accessing underlying data associated with the target project. The method further includes transferring the underlying data from the first application to the second application. The method further includes displaying the information associated with the target project in the second UI after the transferring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Reginald Hansbrough, Sergio Acosta, Victor Medina, Lakshmi Dontamsetti, Abraham Vargas, Victor Cervantes, Eduardo Martinez
  • Patent number: 10956018
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing status and progress information on a scrollbar are described. A user opens a software application to perform operations or view items. The application includes a scrollbar in its graphical user interface. The user may perform a plurality of operations. The application determines a position on the scrollbar corresponding to a location of the operation or item. The application determines a status representation corresponding to a status of the operation or item. The application determines a height of a scrollbar segment corresponding to a length of the operation or item. The application displays the status representation in the scrollbar segment at the position. The application may also display changes in the status representation to provide progress information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Snowflake Inc.
    Inventor: Egan Schulz
  • Patent number: 10955986
    Abstract: According to an example, usage of a plurality of features of an application by users in each of a plurality of tenants may be accessed. Popularities of the plurality of features among the users in each of the plurality of tenants may be determined and a feature of the plurality of features to be promoted to the users in the first tenant may be identified based upon the determined popularities of the features. Additionally, a visual callout to the identified feature may be caused to be displayed to the users in the first tenant to promote the identified feature to the users in the first tenant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Eliraz Busi, Itay Ben-Yehuda, Daniel Shmaya
  • Patent number: 10956033
    Abstract: Lack of physical display space on a mobile computing device complicates the entry of data since the input elements (usually “keys” on a virtual keyboard) are too small to accurately touch. Using on-screen virtual keyboards usually requires placing the virtual keyboard on the screen so that it does not obscure the underlying input field which further reduces the size of the input “keys”. As described herein, a semi-transparent layer is created representing a virtual on-screen keyboard with the specification of “areas of interest” (areas or bounded portions of the screen) which typically will contain the most important screen content. These areas of interest are given enhanced visibility by increasing the transparency of the virtual keyboard in those bounded areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sailors, Daniel Keefe, Nicholas Bekeris
  • Patent number: 10936069
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving an indication of a first input associated with an information item, determining that the first input corresponds with a first part of an invocation input associated with invocation of display of, at least part of, content associated with the information item, identifying a second part of the invocation input, the second part of the invocation input being immediately subsequent to the first part of the invocation input, and causing rendering, on a variable texture surface, of a textural representation of a guidance indicative of the second part is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Andres Lucero, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 10911321
    Abstract: A device may be configured to receive a text file including network information for an optical network. The network information may include information for an optical route in the optical network. The device may generate a user interface based on the text file. The user interface may display a representation of the optical route. The device may provide the user interface for display and receive a user input via the user interface. The device may change the representation of the optical route displayed by the user interface based on the user input and the network information included in the text file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Karthikeyan M. Nagarajan, Yashpal Kumar, Geetha Chandu, Pydi Kasi Viswanadham, Steven J. Hand
  • Patent number: 10911550
    Abstract: On a client computer a request is sent to a server computer to open a first portion of a document. The document is stored at the server computer. The first portion of the document is smaller than the entire document. The request includes information used by the server computer to determine a size of the first portion of the document. The first portion of the document is received from the server computer. A second portion of the document is rendered on a display screen on the client computer. The second portion of the document is a subset of the first portion of the document. When the client computer determines that the user has scrolled a third portion of the document and that more of the document is available at the server computer, a second request is sent to the server computer to open an additional portion of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Max Stevens, Robert Rolnick, Zhenjun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10908800
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for identifying features in a geographic area captured by a sensor. A server transmits computer readable instructions to a client device to cause the client device to display a first graphical element including data entry user interface elements for inputting one or more parameters. The server receives one or more data inputs corresponding to the one or more parameters. In response to receipt of the data inputs, the server transmits computer readable instructions to cause the client device to display a timeline graphical user interface element identifying detections of a feature in data captured for the geographic area. The data captured for the geographic area is selected based on the identified parameters and the timeline graphical user interface is segment into multiple display elements based on the identified parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Orbital Insight, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Falk, Maxim Ladonnikov, Rochit Sapra, Christopher K. Koverman
  • Patent number: 10901515
    Abstract: A vehicular interface system for providing application-based access to a plurality of vehicular subsystems is disclosed. The vehicular interface system includes a display for displaying a graphical user interface (GUI). A taskbar is displayed in a first portion of the GUI, the taskbar including a plurality of icons, each of icons representing a corresponding application. A plurality of windows is displayed in a second portion of the GUI. When determining that a user-selected icon is being dragged from an initial location on the taskbar, a semi-transparent overlay, corresponding to the application to be launched, is displayed on a window of the GUI as the selected icon is being dragged within the window. When determining that the selected icon is released within a selected window, the corresponding application is launched in the selected window. In general, the application provides control options or monitoring information relating to a subsystem of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Tesla, Inc.
    Inventors: Brennan Boblett, Nalinichandra Penke, Roy Goldman, Michael Fairman, Kevin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10895969
    Abstract: A displaying input device, including a display, a touch-sensitive panel, a storage device, and a controller, is provided. The controller executes a detecting process, wherein a pointer position of a pointer based on position information output from the touch-sensitive panel and a specific operation performed by the pointer are detected; an initial display process, wherein an overall image based on data stored in the storage device is displayed in an initial size at a selectable image display area in an image displayable region; an enlarged image display process, wherein an enlarged image being a part of the overall image is displayed in an enlarged size in an enlarged image display area in the image displayable region; and a selection acceptance process, wherein selection of one of selectable images in the overall image which is displayed at a released position, where a releasing operation is performed, is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yu Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10895962
    Abstract: Mechanisms are described for facilitating navigation between webpages, such as during web-surfing operations. A first webpage may be presented to a user, and the user may 5 provide a marking input regarding a position on the first webpage to be marked. A visual representation of the position may be presented to the user on the device display, such as within a marker box that may be presented overlying the webpage content. The user may then navigate to another, second webpage, which may be presented for the user's consumption. To navigate back to the first webpage and view the contents of that webpage at 10 the marked position, the user may provide a navigation input via the visual representation during presentation of the second webpage. In response to the navigation input, the first webpage may be presented to the user at the position that was marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Wei Tian
  • Patent number: 10893082
    Abstract: Within a social network, a user may establish a set of contacts who share with the user various content items and comments related thereto. However, these content items are often hosted by a content source outside of the social network, and the user may have to transition to the content source to view the content item, and then transition back to the social network to submit a comment. Instead, a device may monitor the social network to record shared content items. When the user requests a presentation of the content source, the content items hosted by the content source that have been shared with the user may be included in the presentation. The presentation of the content source may also accept comments from the user regarding a content item, and send the comments to the social network where the content item was shared with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wissam Kazan, Amanda Font, Mona Akmal, Samuel DeKoven Grossberg, Francislav P. Penov, Benjamin Nicholas Truelove, Vasudha Chandrasekaran, Shazaan Bahrainwala
  • Patent number: 10885104
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for dynamically selecting and sending content items to a user device based on various network and device conditions are provided. In some embodiments, a listing of images stored within a user account on a content management system may be generated, and a selection probability value may be assigned to each image within the listing. An available capacity level on the user device may be determined, and images may be dynamically selected to be sent to the user device based on the determined available capacity level and each image's selection probability value. In some embodiments, each image's selection probability value may be based on one or more factors. For example, images that have been recently viewed, recently added to a collection of images, and/or shared within a shared virtual space created by the user, may receive higher selection probability values than other images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Grue, Andrew Haven, Andrew Scheff
  • Patent number: 10877654
    Abstract: User interfaces are provided for improved data optimization. A model user interface can be used to generate models based on a historical data file based on modeling details and filters specified by a user. The user can save the models and apply the models to optimize a data file. The user can specify optimization details and see visualizations of the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Speare, Dayang Shi, Spencer Lake