Patents Examined by Nathan Hillery
  • Patent number: 10726195
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, a web document is associated with a style sheet that can include style rules, which provide details about how the document is to be presented and formatted by, for example, a web browser. A reduced set of style rules is determined based upon contents of the web document and style sheet. Reducing the size of the style sheet is desirable, e.g., to increase communication and processing efficiency when the style sheet is sent with the document in an e-mail message. The reduced set of style rules can include rules that are referenced by user interface components present in the document, and can exclude rules that are not referenced by the document, or are incompatible with or not applicable to e-mail. The reduced set of style rules can be embedded in an e-mail message or other communication in place of the original style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Jeanne Marie Waldman
  • Patent number: 10691883
    Abstract: Providing an infinite or seemingly infinite canvas as a workspace is disclosed. In some embodiments, an ability to add to a displayed canvas and view simultaneously one or more table objects, each of which has associated with it an ability to define the content of a first cell by reference to one or more other cells such that the content of the first cell is updated automatically and without further human intervention if the content of one or more of the one or more other cells is changed, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Roger Rock Rosner, Jay Christopher Capela, Yaniv Gur, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, Matthew Ross Lehrian
  • Patent number: 10643493
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for low-latency math expression manipulation, communication, and collaboration across multiple peer devices. A controlling peer device can detect a drag node event, pass a network ID of a selected node to at least a second peer device, where the second peer device can locally process the network ID and update a local instantiation of an expression tree and UI rendered from the local expression tree. The controlling device can generate drop regions based on the selected node and the existing tree structure and pass an indication of the drop region to the second peer device. The controlling peer device can detect release of the dragged node within a drop region and pass a network ID of the drop region to the second peer device, which then locally updates its expression tree and UI based on the network ID of the drop region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alef Omega, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Randono, Hans Westman
  • Patent number: 10621885
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring body mounted/implanted sensors in combination with environmental sensors and sensors attached to person's medical/sports equipment. Data indicating a plurality of measured quantities associated with movement of a person at a time point is received. Each measured quantity within the plurality of measured quantities having been determined by a respective sensor attached to a respective location on the person or the person's environment or the person's medical/sports equipment. At least one characteristic of the person associated with the time point is determined based on analyzing the plurality of measured quantities. The at least one characteristic is stored. Recommendations for the person are determined based upon the characteristics, and a report comprising the recommendations is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John U. Knickerbocker, Shriya Kumar, Kang-Wook Lee, Minhua Lu
  • Patent number: 10623797
    Abstract: The invention provides for the communicating and editing of media files in wireless portable devices. The invention enables a user to manipulate displayed media content and other types of information stored in a personal media device. A master device may be coupled to a display device such as a television display and bonded to a slave device. A user may through use of either the slave device or the master device manipulate media content. The modified media content may be displayed substantially simultaneously on the television display, the master device, and the at least one slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing, S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Seppo Pyhalammi, Kaj Haggman, Jouni Soitinaho, Tuomo Sihvola
  • Patent number: 10621888
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided to permit location agnostic playback of local video files on mobile devices used in the field. For example, such local video files may include recordings of real world human interactions with the mobile device demonstrating a plurality of tasks using the mobile device. The local video files may be used, for example, for in field training of the users without requiring access to communication resources while in the field. In some cases, the local video files may be implemented in a language agnostic manner to permit users to be trained effectively in the field without requiring language translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR Detection, Inc.
    Inventors: Clinton M. Wichert, Patrick Herdman, Craig Aker
  • Patent number: 10601980
    Abstract: A communication system for communicating between a hearing user using a hearing user's communication device and an assisted user, the communication system comprising a relay that receives a hearing user's voice signal and converts that voice signal to text, a text to braille converter that receives the text generated at the relay and converts that text to braille data, a braille display device that is capable of generating braille messages that can be detected by an assisted user via touch and an assisted user's captioned device that receives the braille data and uses the braille data to drive the braille display device to generate braille messages for the assisted user to sense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ultratec, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M Engelke, Christopher R Engelke, Kevin R Colwell, Troy Vitek
  • Patent number: 10582006
    Abstract: A social networking system provides a short, unbiased biographical summary for a user of the social networking system. The short biography includes a few relevant biographical information items selected from the user's profile and is displayed on the profile page. The short biography may be displayed with a set of photographs also selected from the profile for their relevance. Relevance may be based on various information including temporal relevance and relevance to the viewing user. Display of the short biography allows a viewer to easily find current biographical information about the user in an abbreviated format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Xiu Deng, William Joseph Flynn, III, Joshua Wiseman, Matthew Cahill, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 10574781
    Abstract: A social networking system provides a short, unbiased biographical summary for a user of the social networking system. The short biography includes a few relevant biographical information items selected from the user's profile and is displayed on the profile page. The short biography may be displayed with a set of photographs also selected from the profile for their relevance. Relevance may be based on various information including temporal relevance and relevance to the viewing user. Display of the short biography allows a viewer to easily find current biographical information about the user in an abbreviated format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Xiu Deng, William Joseph Flynn, III, Joshua Wiseman, Matthew Cahill, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 10460620
    Abstract: Device for linking bodily movement to learning behaviour, whereby this device (1) consists of a number of objects that can be used by pupils as flexible adjustable seating units (2), characterised in that these seating units are each equipped with a digital module (4) that is able to detect movements of the seating unit caused by the pupils, and to communicate these movements wirelessly to a central teaching module (3), after which the central teaching module (3) can wirelessly send back an individual message to each of the seating units (2), adapted to the movement that is made with each of the seating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: I3-TECHNOLOGIES, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Gert Van Erum
  • Patent number: 10460020
    Abstract: A method and apparatus produces documentation from customized extensible mark-up language (XML) by generating a schema-specific Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specialization. The DITA specialization is generated from XML schemas which define the XML documents. During the process of generating the DITA specialization, a XSL transform is also generated. The XSL transform is applied to the XML file to produce a DITA file that follows the rules of the DITA specialization. Prior art transforms can then be used to convert the DITA file and the DITA specialization to standard documentation. Generating schema-specific DITA specializations may be an automatic process or a dynamic process under the direction of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Harlan Kent Brown, Vanadis Mack Crawford, John Edward Petri, Leah Rae Smutzer
  • Patent number: 10458845
    Abstract: This invention can be embodied in a mobile device for food identification and quantification with both a spectroscopic sensor and a camera. It can be a handheld food scanner, food probe, smart food utensil, utensil attachment, removable component of a smart watch or wrist band, phone component, or phone accessory. It can provide information on types and quantities of food (and nutrients, chemicals, and microorganisms in that food). It can be wirelessly linked with a wearable device to comprise a system for monitoring and modifying a person's food consumption habits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10423707
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing third party content are described. In one embodiment, the method includes storing information for a plurality of third party content elements that were selected by a user for display with a page of content, in response to a user request corresponding to a page associated with one of the plurality of third party content elements specified by the stored information, rendering for display on the page a third party content module associated with the third party content element, and, in response to a user modification of the third party content module, storing information corresponding to the user modification. The modified content module is rendered for display on a page of content according to the stored information. The user has the ability to customize and control the parameters of content modules selected by the user to be rendered on the accessed page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: IMDb.com, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul K. Young
  • Patent number: 10417923
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for memory recall and reactivation by targeted stimulation are provided. Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for providing patterns of a reinforcing cue re-presentation during sleep. Systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described for determining patterns of a reinforcing cue for re-presentation during sleep. Systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described for determining reinforcing cues for re-presentation during sleep. Systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described for determining and predicting sleep intervals based only on sleep onset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lotus Magnus, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Walter, Uma Marar
  • Patent number: 10382514
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for presenting timed media represented by data in a markup language (e.g., HTML) including examining a tag or metadata which is capable of specifying more than one form or representation of timed media, such as different versions of a video encoded according to different video codec standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Carlson, Kevin Calhoun, David W. Singer
  • Patent number: 10339616
    Abstract: A method and system for representing usage of an electronic learning system. The method and system involve receiving an input indicative of a selection of a property of the electronic learning system to be represented, the property including a course content provided by the electronic learning system and an activity available for that course content; receiving representation parameters that define a scope of the usage to be represented; determining an event count for the property during the period of interest; and generating a usage indicator for the property based at least on the event count. The usage indicator is generally reflective of at least a usage amount of the property during the period of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Mihai, Dariusz Grabka
  • Patent number: 10332417
    Abstract: A method and tool to give a multi-dimensional profile of a student's individual difficulties regarding a rules-based system such as reading or literacy. A sub-set of rules of the rules-based system are selected. Tasks related to the rules are presented to the student via, for example, the internet. The tasks are varied according to at least a plurality of classifications of type of rule and a plurality of different task types. The sub-set of rules and number of classification and task types are limited to allow exposure of all tasks within a manageable assessment period. Data from student responses to the tasks, both accuracy and other attributes (e.g. word vs. non-word, speeded vs. non-speeded, and others) of responses, can be evaluated across tasks and classifications to give a quite specific picture or profile of the student's knowledge and skills regarding the rules-based system. This assists better and targeted intervention steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Foundations in Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Carolyn J. Brown, Gerald N. Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10325012
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, a web document is associated with a style sheet that can include style rules, which provide details about how the document is to be presented and formatted by, for example, a web browser. A reduced set of style rules is determined based upon contents of the web document and style sheet. Reducing the size of the style sheet is desirable, e.g., to increase communication and processing efficiency when the style sheet is sent with the document in an e-mail message. The reduced set of style rules can include rules that are referenced by user interface components present in the document, and can exclude rules that are not referenced by the document, or are incompatible with or not applicable to e-mail. The reduced set of style rules can be embedded in an e-mail message or other communication in place of the original style sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Blake Sullivan, Jeanne Marie Waldman
  • Patent number: 10314492
    Abstract: This is a wearable device to measure a person's food consumption based on the interaction between light energy and body tissue comprising: a wearable spectroscopic sensor that collects data concerning the spectrum of light energy reflected from body tissue or having passed through body tissue; a data processing unit; and a power source. Spectroscopic sensor data is analyzed to measure consumption of selected types of food, ingredients, and/or nutrients. This device can be embodied in a finger ring, smart watch, wrist band, wrist bracelet, armlet, cuff, or sleeve with close-fitting spectroscopic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medibotics LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Connor
  • Patent number: 10318624
    Abstract: Providing an infinite or seemingly infinite canvas as a workspace is disclosed. In some embodiments, an ability to add to a displayed canvas and view simultaneously one or more table objects, each of which has associated with it an ability to define the content of a first cell by reference to one or more other cells such that the content of the first cell is updated automatically and without further human intervention if the content of one or more of the one or more other cells is changed, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Rock Rosner, Jay Christopher Capela, Yaniv Gur, Christopher Douglas Weeldreyer, Matthew Ross Lehrian