Patents Examined by Laurie Ries
  • Patent number: 10970483
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first extraction part that extracts a value corresponding to a first item, which is an item indicative of a deadline, from a result of character recognition with respect to an image acquired by reading a document which includes an item and a value corresponding to the item; a generation part that generates a second character string of a date format indicative of a date of the deadline based on the result of the character recognition in a case where the value extracted by the first extraction part is a first character string other than the date format; and an output part that outputs the generated second character string as the value corresponding to the first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junichi Shimizu, Kunihiko Kobayashi, Daigo Horie
  • Patent number: 10963631
    Abstract: An information processing device processes a first image and a second image. The first image contains a first entry area that is blank. The second image contains a second entry area that is the same as the first entry area. Entry information has been entered in the second entry area. The information processing device includes a first detector and a second detector. The first detector detects the first entry area from the first image. The second detector specifies the second entry area from the second image based on a detection result of the first entry area by the first detector, and detects the entry information entered in the specified second entry area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Jay Sillador
  • Patent number: 10963633
    Abstract: A system including first computer memory storing a full data set representable in rows and columns, a second computer memory storing executable instructions, and processors configured to execute the instructions to cause presentation of data of the full data set on a display including columns of data each having data fields, receive user input identifying a column of the data set, determine items to modify in information in the data fields of the identified column, generate and cause display of an indication of a proposed change action to modify the determined items, and in response to a user input indicating a selection of the indication of the proposed change action, update the presentation of the data based on the change action to modify information displayed in the data fields of the identified column of the data, and store a log of the change action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cervelli, Adam Storr, Jesse Rickard, A. Rafee Memon
  • Patent number: 10956529
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing content. One of the methods includes providing a plurality of image content items to an application interface of a client device for presentation; receiving a user selection of a particular image content item of the plurality of presented image content items; and responsive to the selection, providing a combination of native content and third party content associated with the selected image content item, wherein the native content includes a close up view of the selected image content item and the third party content includes a third party webpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Lu, Justin Velo, Kelvin Tow, Mengya You, Nicole Crawford, Harrison He
  • Patent number: 10949606
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to low-maintenance conversion of an advance function presentation (AFP) format to a portable document format. According to an embodiment of the present invention, hidden text may be inserted as locators in the AFP files. For example, the hidden text may be inserted in a small font size (e.g., approximately 1 point) in a color that matches the background, e.g., text in white. A benefit of this hidden text is that it does not need to change with the maintenance of the statement template. Accordingly, the transformation software template may be built, or trained, to look for these hidden text locators to identify the beginning and end of sections. This leads to a robust transformation software template that does not need to be maintained or changed with text changes in the statements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Abhinav Mishra
  • Patent number: 10937012
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a document is provided. The method includes generating a metadocument configured to retain multiple components of different data types. A component editor directory of a component editor server is queried and a list of component editors compatible with metadocument is retrieved. A first component editor of the list of component editors is selected from a remote location. The first component editor is associated with a first defined data type. A first document component comprising the first defined data type is generated within the metadocument resulting in a single document comprising the first document component. A user interface is updated with the single document comprising the first document component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Sean Brown
  • Patent number: 10936800
    Abstract: Digital programmed logic implemented on a computing device programmed to cause the display of an electronic document on a graphical user interface within the computing device. The electronic document displayed includes a plurality of data items of information. The programmed logic is programmed to automatically generate summary data that summarizes at least two data items from the plurality of data items included in the electronic document. The programmed logic is further programmed to generate a virtual sticky and display the virtual sticky on the electronic document. The virtual sticky displays the automatically generated summary data and the display of the virtual sticky is overlaid onto at least a portion of the display of the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kaoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10936815
    Abstract: A computer system identifies hand strokes generated while a user produces handwritten text. Based on the hand strokes, characters are identified. Based on the characters, words are identified. The words are checked for spelling, and the user is notified of any misspelled words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas S. Brugler, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Douglas Brown
  • Patent number: 10936171
    Abstract: An operation of an action zone in an image displayed on a display device is received. The operation has a defined location in the image and a current time for an operation of the action zone. A time delay is applied to the current time to obtain a selection time for the operation of the action zone, by calculating the selection time as the current time minus the time delay. A map with a time stamp immediately prior to the selection time is determined from maps of the image. Each map defines, for a specific time stamp, a location for each action zone in the image. An action zone defined in the determined map and matching the defined location of the operation of the action zone in the image is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ivan Deleuze, Guilhaume Garcia, Christophe Menichetti
  • Patent number: 10936802
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to creating configurable forms and for configuring forms as well as creating configurable flow form process files and configuring flow form process files and for auto-discovering some or all of the available actions that can be performed on a type of record from a set of form flows process files stored in a data store. Establishing a configurable form can include receiving a form file configured with an acceptability filter and at least one non-mandatory form item that is configured to be either on or off and in the applicability filter, and establishing at least one circumstance under which the non-mandatory form item is to be applied in the form file and generating a configurable form file. On a graphical user interface, along with mandatory form items, non-mandatory form items can be depicted depending upon establishment of circumstances determined by the applicability filter. A search list is disclosed that can nominate without code what data source should be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wisetech Global Limited
    Inventors: Richard White, Zubin Appoo, Mikhail Sverdlov
  • Patent number: 10911554
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking web link usage is provided. An example system includes a request detector, a click history module, a link presentation generator, and a serving module. The request detector may be configured to receive a request for a web page comprising a web link. The click history module may be configured to access click history associated with the user account. The link presentation generator may be configured to modify the web page, utilizing the click history. The serving module may be configured to serve the modified web page in response to the request for the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Anthony Nuzzi
  • Patent number: 10909306
    Abstract: A method includes storing, at one or more data storage devices, a design in a platform-independent format. The method also includes generating, at a web front end, a GUI including a publish option associated with the design. The method includes sending the GUI to a client device. The method also includes receiving a user request indicating a selection of the publish option, and, in response to receiving the user request, generating first output based on the design, the first output having a HTML format. The method includes identifying a rendering engine based on browser information associated with the client device and generating second output by rendering the first output at the rendering engine, the second output having an image format. The method includes sending the second output to at least one of a data storage device of the data storage devices, a publishing endpoint, or the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Melanie Joy Perkins, Toby Patrick Francis Rahilly
  • Patent number: 10902196
    Abstract: Webpages are optimizing through the use of experiments that compare the responses of viewers that are either presented with the original webpage or a variant thereof. One or more variants are first defined through the use of a browser-based editor application that initially examines the webpage for a snippet of code. The snippet can be added to the webpage, if missing, and the webpage returned to the editor application. Changes made to the webpage to define a variant are saved in variation code. When the webpage is later requested by multiple viewers, in each instance the viewer receives the webpage with the snippet, the snippet instructs the browser to download a file, and the instructions of the file determine whether the viewer will see the variant or the original webpage. Tracking viewer responses to the webpage and the variant allow a statistical basis for comparison to be developed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Optimizely, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Siroker, Pete Koomen, Elliot Kim, Eric Siroker
  • Patent number: 10902190
    Abstract: Techniques for populating a response electronic message with one or more quotes are disclosed, where the quote(s) are obtained from a received electronic message. In one example, a quote is automatically detected in the received electronic message and inserted into the response electronic message as a suggested quote. Additionally or alternatively, a character input that indicates an intent to insert a quote into the response electronic message is received. A text input is then received, where the text input includes at least a portion of the text in the received electronic communication that constitutes the quote. Based on the text input, the quote in the received electronic message is determined and the response electronic communication is populated with the quote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Kalyan Ayloo
  • Patent number: 10902191
    Abstract: A system for generating a summary of a text document is disclosed. In some examples, the system includes a processor configured to generate an initial summary of an original document. The initial summary includes a selection of extracted sentences copied from the original document. For each extracted sentence of the initial summary, the processor processes the extracted sentence to generate an abstracted sentence, and generates vector representations of the extracted sentence, the abstracted sentence, the original document, and the current summary. The vector representations are then input to a decision network to compute an editing decision. The editing decision is selected from a group of possible decisions that includes a decision to add the extracted sentence and a decision to add the abstracted sentence. The processor also updates the current summary based on the editing decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Feigenblat, David Konopnicki, Edward Moroshko, Haggai Roitman
  • Patent number: 10904174
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for managing communications. In an embodiment, a set of informational components are extracted from a received textual message received at a user device. Based on these informational components, a group of pictorial representations is generated. Each pictorial representation that is generated corresponds to one of a plurality of the informational components of the textual message. The pictorial representations are assembled into a number of potential pictorial message representations that each represent the content of the textual message. An information loss is calculated for each of the potential pictorial message representation. A pictorial message is selected from the set based on the information loss and available display space of the user device and is displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Thiruvengadam, Vijay Ekambaram, Smitkumar Narotambhai Marvaniya
  • Patent number: 10893007
    Abstract: An example device for transmitting an answer message includes a display configured to display information, a communicator configured to receive a question message from another device, a processor configured to control the display to display graphics representing a plurality of pieces of recommendation information which are includable in an answer message for the received question message and relations between the plurality of pieces of recommendation information, and a user input unit configured to receive a user input that selects at least one of the plurality of pieces of recommendation information, wherein the communicator is further configured to transmit an answer message including the selected recommendation information to the another device according to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-hak Yu, Eun-jeong Ko, Deok-ho Kim, Hae-jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10878488
    Abstract: An example electronic apparatus and an example method for summarizing content thereof are provided. The example method includes displaying content on a display; based on receiving user input for content summarization, determining, as a content summarization range, from among content areas which are not displayed on the display, a content area corresponding to a location on the display at which the user input is detected; summarizing content within the content summarization range according to a type of the content; and displaying the summarized content along with the displayed content. The example electronic apparatus and example method may summarize the content by using a rule-based algorithm or an Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Lee, Ji-hyun Rho, Won-ho Ryu
  • Patent number: 10867126
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an electronic form are described. The method and system include identifying a visible portion of the electronic form. The electronic form can include a control component at a component location of the electronic form that is operable to receive an input from a user. The method and system can then determine an accessibility state of the control component based on the component location and at least one of a display property of the display and the visible portion. The accessibility state can be a convenient state when the component location is suitable for the display but is in an inconvenient state when the component location is not suitable for the display. When it is determined that the accessibility state is the inconvenient state, the method and system involves displaying a transient control component, or a version of the control component, on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: David Lockhart, Jeff Geurts, Steve Schoger, Jeffrey Avis
  • Patent number: 10866686
    Abstract: Provided is a method of recognizing text in a terminal, the method including generating first tag information about a kind of language set in a user interface (UI) for inputting text and a location of a cursor at a time point when a text input has started, when the UI for inputting text displayed on the terminal is executed; when a language switch request that requests the terminal to switch the kind of language set in the UI is received, generating second tag information about a kind of switched language and a location of the cursor at a time point of receiving the language switch request; when the text input is finished, storing a screen image of the terminal; and recognizing the text input to the terminal based on at least one piece of tag information and the screen image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-soo Kim, Hyon-sok Lee, Tae-kwon Chang, Ji-woong Choi, Jong-youb Ryu, Hae-in Chun