Patents Examined by Le Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10338784
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul French, James P. Galvin, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10324593
    Abstract: A system for dynamically adjusting content for an interaction impairment can include a data provider, an end-user electronic device, a user identification module, and a data adjustment module. The data provider can be capable of providing access to electronic data. One or more characteristics of the electronic data can be incompatible with an impairment of an impaired user. The end-user electronic device can be configured to allow the impaired user to interact with electronic data. The user identification module can be configured to identify an identity of the impaired user and/or the impairment of the impaired user. The data adjustment module can be configured to automatically adjust incompatible characteristics of the electronic data prior to presentation by the end-user electronic device. This adjustment can increase the ability of the impaired user to utilize the electronic data with the end-user electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10108437
    Abstract: Example embodiments herein include a process executing in a browser that obtains a video editor application over a network. After obtaining the video editor application, a configuration process associated with the video editor application obtains a configuration file over the network. The configuration file identifies operable characteristics of the video editor application to be enabled for use by a corresponding user viewing the browser. The configuration process associated with the video editor application running on the browser executes the instance of the video editor application in accordance with the configuration file obtained over the network. Creation, maintenance, and distribution of different configuration files for different contexts enables the same video editor application running on corresponding remote browsers to be selectively configured in one of many different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Geoffrey King Baum, Lalit Balchandani
  • Patent number: 10020996
    Abstract: A methodology for creating a policy on graphic user interface (“GUI”) to control system resources on a network is provided. The methodology includes: providing a palette section in the GUI for display of libraries of different policy nodes, the policy nodes including at least one source element, at least one target element, and at least one action element that represent actions to be performed to transfer data between policy nodes; providing a policy design section in the GUI for assembly a policy out of different policy nodes from the palette section; instructing, after completion of a design of a policy in the GUI, an implementation of the policy by the system resources; and displaying in near real time a status of the implementation of the policy; wherein the competed policy in the GUI that is subject to the instructing contains sufficient information for the system resources to implement the policy without additional programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Lena Protasov, Sukarna Grandhi, Bela Patel
  • Patent number: 10013135
    Abstract: Tools and techniques for adjustable user interfaces with movable separators are provided. Display devices provided by these tools may include fixed-size hardware display screens. These display screens include input control portions that are responsive to user input to receive commands from users, and include output display portions for presenting output to users in response to the commands. These display screens also include separators that are movable along the display screens, with the separators dividing the input control portions from the output display portions. In response to movements of the separators, the input control portions and the output display portions are resized relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Yandong Wen
  • Patent number: 10007401
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that controls a display to display an operation target; determines a contact size of an object on the display; and enables or disables an operation input for the operation target based on the contact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hiro, Lyo Takaoka, Akane Yano, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 9990038
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and associated software are described herein for enabling a regular user of an end user device, such as a cellular telephone, to customize parameters associated with haptic effects applied to the user by the end user device. In one implementation, among several, a method described herein includes enabling a user of an end user device to access software adapted to design or modify haptic effects of the end user device. The method further includes enabling the user to open a haptic track file and enter or modify parameters associated with the haptic effects of the opened haptic track file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erin B. Ramsay, Robert W. Heubel, Jason D. Fleming, Stephen D. Rank
  • Patent number: 9965130
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for an input error remediation scheme for an electronic device with a touch screen display. In some examples, a method performed under control of an electronic device with a touch screen display may include displaying a first page on the touch screen display, detecting a first input from a user of the electronic device, detecting a second input from the user; determining whether the first input is inadvertent based at least in part on the second input, and displaying a second page on the touch screen display, if the first input is determined to be inadvertent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Seungil Kim, Changheon Lee
  • Patent number: 9967605
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for customizing menus on a consumer electronic device, such as a television, based on, for example, the region where the device is located when it is connected to the network. Although the available network content and services differ by region, a single device may be manufactured and sold in all of these regions and countries, which is more efficient and flexible. This enables separate models to display menus based on uniform menu definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Ling Jun Wong, True Xiong, Leo Pedlow
  • Patent number: 9955008
    Abstract: A system for interacting with a multimedia presentation includes one or more machine-readable codes embedded in a plurality of sequential frames or in individual slides of a multimedia presentation, the frames or slides defining at least one interactive portion of a larger multimedia presentation, a touch-screen driver extension resident on a digital medium and transferable over a network to the digital medium of a touch-screen operated multi-media device, the extension enabling interpretation at the multimedia-enabled interactive response unit of touch-screen taps input during play of the multimedia presentation, and a set of machine instructions resident on a digital medium coupled to or accessible to a multimedia-enabled interactive response system, the machine instructions executable by physical interaction with the one or more of the machine-readable codes in the multimedia presentation to serve one or more additional multimedia presentations to the touch-screen multimedia device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 9946583
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing media playback are described. In one embodiment, a third party media request is received from a third party application. A native media request is sent to a native media player in response to the third party media request. The native media request causes the native media player to access content or metadata. Metadata is returned to the third party application if the third party media request requested data. The native media player performs a content operation on the content if the third party media request requested a content operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Christopher Newman, Charles John Pisula
  • Patent number: 9928309
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for managing content on at least two devices. An interface provides a listing of content, such as multimedia files, stored on devices such as a personal computer and/or mobile device. Indicators associated with a content item indicate whether or not associated content is stored on the respective devices. Selection of an indicator may result in copying of files from one device to another, deletion of a media file from a respective device, and/or downloading a file from a location remote from either or both devices to a respective device. Indicators may be updated to reflect the completion of copying, deletion, and/or downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Craig Pugsley, Jonathan Davies
  • Patent number: 9928482
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to meta-data management for an activity thread in an activity-centric collaborative environment, and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for private metadata integration. In one embodiment of the invention, a private meta-data integration method can be provided for an activity-centric collaborative environment. The method can include selecting an activity thread for display to a collaborator in an activity map of the activity-centric collaborative environment, and identifying the collaborator. For meta-data instances associated with corresponding activity objects in the activity thread, the meta-data instances can be excluded that have been marked private by a creator other than the identified collaborator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scott H. Prager, Sami M. Shalabi
  • Patent number: 9811349
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal apparatus including a display unit displaying an execution screen of a shared application, reflecting on a display operations performed by multiple users as operations performed on one application, where the shared application includes a function for displaying an identification object that associates each of the users with an operation result, displayed on the execution screen, reflecting the operation performed by each of the users, a function for setting, when a first user selects an identification object related to a second user and specifies a region on the screen, the specified region as a shared region that is shared by the first and second users, and a function for controlling, when the first or second user performs operation in the shared region, such that the displayed operation result reflecting the operation is not shown to users other than the first and second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Ooba
  • Patent number: 9811237
    Abstract: A computer system and method of operation thereof are provided that allow interactive navigation and exploration of logical processes. The computer system employs a data architecture comprising a network of nodes connected by branches. Each node in the network represents a decision point in the process that allows the user to select the next step in the process and each branch in the network represents a step or a sequence of steps in the logical process. The network is constructed directly from the target logical process. Navigation data such as image frame sequences, stages in the logical process, and other related information are associated with the elements of the network. This establishes a direct relationship between steps in the process and the data that represent them. From such an organization, the user may tour the process, viewing the image sequences associated with each step and choosing among different steps at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 2, LLC
    Inventor: Rodica Schileru
  • Patent number: 9813461
    Abstract: An attendee device in an online conference session views a shared application window in a full screen mode. The attendee device receives data for content being shared by a host device, including at least one application window at a first resolution. The attendee device receives an input to enter a full screen mode for one of the application windows and determines whether displaying that application window at a second resolution for the full screen mode requires the image data to be magnified. When displaying the application window at the second resolution requires magnified image data, the attendee device requests the magnified image data from the meeting server facilitating the conference session. The meeting server provides the magnified image data to the attendee device, and the attendee device displays the application window in full screen mode using the magnified image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hua Ouyang, Yi Lu, Qi Shi, Huahua Yin, Yunwei Luo
  • Patent number: 9778919
    Abstract: A software module is presented that enables a user to efficiently switch between interacting with a content object in a first context and a second context. Information from the first context is used when switching to the second context and vice versa, thereby decreasing the overhead associated with switching contexts. In one embodiment, the content object is an HTML file, the first context is the file as it appears in a web browser, and the second context is the file in editable format. In one embodiment, when the web browser is directed to a “context-switch URL,” a modified web server extracts information from the context-switch URL and switches the context from the first context to the second. In one embodiment, a person initiates a context-switch by pushing a button on the web browser. This causes a context-switch URL to be generated and directs the web browser to the context-switch URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven R. Kusmer, King Rhoton, Hal R. Schectman, Dietrich W. Schultz, Michael P. Thompson, Kevin G. Wallace, Brian D. Herring
  • Patent number: 9772739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling a system, especially an electrical and/or electronic system comprising at least one application device. To simplify and to facilitate the use of the system it is provided that control information input is interpreted in accordance with available application devices and an application device is controlled in accordance with the result of the interpretation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Wolfgang Theimer
  • Patent number: 9762760
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises: a display that displays a first screen including one or more than one first key for setting a mode to execute a function of the apparatus, and then, if one of the first keys is pressed, displays a second screen including one or more than one second key, which is a lower-class screen under the pressed first key; and a customizing portion that hides at least one of the first and the second keys on the first screen, according to a user operation, and wherein if a user changes to non-display, the setting of at least one of the first keys on the first screen, while there exists a second key preliminarily prohibited from being hidden, on the second screen that is a lower-class screen under the first key to be hidden according to the changed setting, the customizing portion doesn't hide the first key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tsumoru Matsuura, Eiichi Yoshida, Takatsugu Kuno, Kenichi Komaba, Taketoshi Yamahata
  • Patent number: 9715678
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for presenting a plurality of shared calendars in a single electronic display frame or window where each of the plurality of shared calendars is displayed in a common view mode relative to other displayed shared calendars. Users may select one or more shared calendars to be displayed in the same display frame or window as their own calendar. Upon selection of a shared calendar to be displayed alongside a first calendar, an aggregate view object is called to control and coordinate all shared calendars selected for display in the common window or frame. The aggregate view object determines the view data object, including view mode (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly) and other calendar display settings of the first or active calendar displayed in the common view of shared calendars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hill, Hans Bjordahl