Patents Examined by Nathan K Shrewsbury
  • Patent number: 10331464
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing user engagement with an online service. The system includes a contextual instruction tool that teaches users about features of the online service. The system provides instruction according to different contexts of a user's interaction on their device. The instructions to the user may be in near-real time to the interaction or sometime after the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Viraj Mody, Stefano Cayre, Jacob Hurwitz, Nick Rolph, Aadil Sarfani, Alexander Embiricos, Genevieve Sheehan, Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10332313
    Abstract: The disclosure describes systems and methods related to moving object content that is enhanced with textual content presented using rapid serial visual presentation (“RSVP”). In one embodiment, video content is enhanced with RSPV content. Related embodiments provide systems and methods for displaying, creating, and editing such content. A particular embodiment provides for RSPV enhanced video previews. In another embodiment, augmented reality content is enhanced with RSVP content. In some embodiments, RSPV enhanced moving object content is provided on various end user electronic devices including smart phones, smart watches, and head mounted displays. These and other embodiments are disclosed further herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Spritz Holding LLC
    Inventors: Francis Abbott Waldman, Maik Steffen Maurer, Oleg Skrypnyuk
  • Patent number: 10289206
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing free-form drawing for health applications are described herein. A system for implementing a health application includes a user interface module to receive, at a user device, a plurality of parameters including a free-form gesture path, the free-form gesture path representing an air gesture performed by a user of the user device; and a control module to adjust a fitness routine of the user based on the plurality of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kathy Yuen, Lenitra M. Durham, Giuseppe Raffa, Glen J. Anderson, Daniel S. Lake
  • Patent number: 10275436
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display showing a user interface (UI) automatically adjusts the zoom level of a magnification region. The electronic device receives a request to magnify at least a portion of the display showing the UI. The electronic device determines the context that the electronic device was operating in at the time of the magnification request. The context is comprised of display parameters, environmental parameters, or both. The electronic device displays the UI at a zoom level determined based on user preferences. Upon detecting a text input condition, the device resizes and optionally moves the magnification region so that the resized magnification region does not overlap with the newly displayed composition interface window. The device uses an auto-snap feature when the content within the magnification region displays a second boundary upon scrolling the content within the magnification region from a first boundary opposite the second one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Everitt, Christopher Brian Fleizach, Darren C. Minifie, Elizabeth Caroline Furches Cranfill, Eric T. Seymour, Gregory F. Hughes
  • Patent number: 10275144
    Abstract: An information processing device has a storage unit and a touch panel with a screen. The storage unit stores layout information indicating the positions at which various settings are displayed on the screen. The touch panel displays a setting selection screen on which the settings are arranged in the display positions indicated by the layout information, accepts selections of settings to be made, and displays help screens showing help information for each of the settings in an order corresponding to the display positions indicated by the layout information. The layout information can be altered to have the help information displayed in a desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10235032
    Abstract: A method for optimizing a captured photo is provided. In step (a), an original photo is provided. In step (b), the original photo is adjusted according to two sets of parameters to generate two test photos. In step (c), the two test photos are shown on a display of an electric device for selection. In step (d), a user's preference is generated accordingly. In step (e), the captured photo is adjusted according to the user's preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Shih-Jay Chen
  • Patent number: 10223434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include a system and method for managing a plurality of data feeds to be loaded into a database. The method includes obtaining a script which specifies a query. The method includes executing the query against a source to extract a result set and consulting the script to determine a format for the data feed. The method also includes converting the result set in accordance with the format to create the data feed and transporting the data feed to be loaded into the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth T. Milne
  • Patent number: 10216350
    Abstract: A method of providing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is provided. The method includes receiving an image to be used for the GUI, and selecting one or more object areas to be used for the GUI from the image, setting a GUI icon corresponding to the selected object area, and outputting the set GUI as a home screen for executing at least one of application on a display of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Young Jung, Do-Hyeon Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Dong-Chang Lee, Dong-Hyuk Lee, Jae-Woong Lee, Won-Suk Chang, Seong-Taek Hwang
  • Patent number: 10215574
    Abstract: A transport facilitation system is disclosed that can facilitate pick-ups in connection with a transportation arrangement service. The transport facilitation system can initially receive a pick-up request from a user device of a requesting user and select a driver to service the pick-up request. The transport facilitation system can transmit an invitation to service the pick-up request to a driver device of the driver and receive a confirmation to service the pick-up request from the driver device. Thereafter the transport facilitation system can, detect, from the user device, a sensor pattern corresponding to a hailing action performed by the requesting user using the user device. In response to detecting the sensor pattern, the transport facilitation system can initiate a selected display pattern on a graphical user interface (GUI) of the user device to enable the driver to identify the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Le Cun, John David West
  • Patent number: 10187339
    Abstract: An email client includes a network interface, a hardware processor, a user interface, an identification module, a content email management module and one or both of a grouping module and bypass email handling module. The network interface communicates with at least one service provider email server. The identification module identifies content emails by analyzing email traffic in an email account established on the service provider's email server. Content email senders are classified as content providers. The content email management module obtains content emails. The grouping module groups content emails from each content provider for display as respective single content item. Optionally, a bypass email handling module implants content emails received over said bypass channel into an email account or accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Shai Geva, Amitay Svetlit
  • Patent number: 10185462
    Abstract: A control unit, method and computer program product cooperate to provide a controllable depth of display of at least a part of a graphical user interface. Moreover, the control unit includes a control circuit that controls a depth display of an icon, which may be a user-selectable icon, as part of the graphical user interface. The control circuit changes the depth of display of the icon when an object is detected as approaching the display. In this way, a user is provided with visual feedback when the user is interacting with the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Maiko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10169188
    Abstract: From an element hierarchy of a User Interface (UI), a UI element that is selected for inclusion in the UI at runtime is determined. A category of the UI element is determined. A subset of a set of accessibility compliance rules is associated with the UI element. The subset of accessibility compliance rules corresponds to the category of the UI element. The UI element is analyzed to determine that the UI element fails to satisfy an accessibility compliance rule in the subset of accessibility compliance rules. Responsive to the analyzing, in an accessibility compliance report, a violation information is output describing the UI element and the accessibility compliance rule from the subset of accessibility compliance rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Rahul R. Belekar, Ankur Gupta, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10171865
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a memory, a wireless transmitter, and one or more hardware processors. The wireless transmitter transmits content data to an external electronic device, the content data being encoded and including first data to display video and second data to display an object capable of being operated by a user. The one or more hardware processors are coupled to the memory, decode the second data, and execute, in accordance with a user operation on the object, processing corresponding to the user operation by using the decoded second data if the video and the object are displayed on a screen of the external electronic device by using the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Takashi Minemura
  • Patent number: 10095382
    Abstract: A display apparatus (1) includes a display section (14), a gesture acceptance section (102), and a display control section (101). In providing a second scrolling display of a list, the display control section (101) identifies, among a plurality of items enumerated in the list, an item likely to have been missed by a user in a previous scrolling display and allows the display section to provide the scrolling display of the identified item at a speed different from a speed specified by a scroll gesture accepted by the gesture acceptance section (102) or in a display manner different from that of the other items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shoichi Sakaguchi