Patents Examined by Omar Abdul-Ali
  • Patent number: 10248204
    Abstract: To provide the user with the relationship between the scrolling speed in scroll-displaying and an operation performed on an input surface, a tactile stimulus control apparatus includes an intensity determination unit and a tactile stimulus control unit. In a case where an operation performed by a manipulator on the input surface provided corresponding to a display unit is detected while an image is scroll-displayed by the display unit, the intensity determination unit determines the intensity of a tactile stimulus to be provided to the manipulator based on the scrolling speed at the timing of detection of the operation. The tactile stimulus control unit controls a tactile stimulus generating unit, which is configured to generate the tactile stimulus to be provided to the manipulator, to generate the tactile stimulus with the intensity determined by the intensity determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kyota Saito
  • Patent number: 10049087
    Abstract: For one-touch user-defined context-aware text selection for touchscreen devices, an apparatus includes a processor and a memory storing code that is executable by the processor to determine a text selection context for a touchscreen device. The apparatus ascertains whether a text selection override policy is satisfied. The apparatus replaces application text selection rules with one-touch user-defined context-aware text selection rules for the determined text selection context in response to ascertaining that the text selection override policy is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karteeka Gosukonda, Su Liu, Kara Schrader, Xinya Wang
  • Patent number: 10042418
    Abstract: Proximity based systems and methods that are implemented on an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes sensing an object spaced away and in close proximity to the electronic device. The method also includes performing an action in the electronic device when an object is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve P. Hotelling, Brian Q. Huppi, Joshua A. Strickon, Duncan Robert Kerr, Imran Chaudhri, Greg Christie, Jonathan P. Ive, Peter J. Kennedy, Anthony M. Fadell, Jeffrey L. Robbin
  • Patent number: 10025765
    Abstract: A category is determined to which a portion of a code selected for review by a reviewer belongs. A subset is selected from a set of checklist items. A checklist item in the subset is configured for reviewing a set of categories of code portions including the category of the portion. A context including a characteristic of the reviewer is determined of the review of the portion. A checklist item in a sub-subset of the subset of checklist items is usable in reviewing the code portions under a set of contexts. The context of the review of the portion corresponds to a context in the set of contexts. Using a checklist item from the sub-subset, a checklist is dynamically configured to be specific to the review of the portion, specific to the reviewer, and specific to a given time of the review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evan C. Hughes, Richard A. Maludzinski
  • Patent number: 10019424
    Abstract: The invention is packed into an iSlide-Add-in for PowerPoint (POWERPOINT) software presentation that, on the one hand, overcomes all interactivity flaws reported by the active audience literature and conference speakers' experience; on the other hand, it overcomes dependency from external elements and removes concerns about security and vulnerability. iSlides is a system because it installs the iSlide-Add-in from the executable software iSlidesInstaller.exe 10, 20. The iSlide-Add-in augments the main ribbon options of PowerPoint (POWERPOINT) software presentation with a new I-SLIDE tab 31. This new option allows the insertion of a variety of iSlides (interactive slides), which highest feature is that text in them all are editable in PowerPoint (POWERPOINT) presentation mode. Additionally all type of text objects are editable, resized and mobile in PowerPoint (POWERPOINT) presentation mode 22 and external forms (images, pictures) are resized and mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Universidad de Santiago de Chile
    Inventors: Mario J. Lopez, Hector R. Ponce
  • Patent number: 10013151
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a terminal device for adjusting a widget. The method includes: acquiring a size value of the widget on an interface of a terminal device after switching a grid configuration of the interface from a first grid configuration to a second grid configuration; and determining the number of grids occupied by the widget according to size values of each grid in the second grid configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Weixing Li, Fei Xu, Daqing Sun, Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 10009653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a notification when activity exceeds an authorization level are provided. A determination is made as to whether content currently being presented to a first user exceeds an authorization level associated with the first user. In response to determining that the content exceeds the authorization level, the content being presented is monitored to determine whether the content meets a criterion. An amount of time the content being presented meets the criterion is measured. In response to determining that the amount of time exceeds a threshold, a communication is transmitted to a second user indicating that the content currently being presented to the first user exceeds the authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Danielle Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10007531
    Abstract: An illiteracy method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for receiving a user input via an adaptive interface device including a display, include a pattern detection and evaluation circuit configured to detect and evaluate a pattern of the user input selections of an icon of a plurality of icons on a main-display interface of the display, a cognitive level estimation circuit configured to estimate a cognitive level of a user based on the pattern, an interface design determination circuit configured to determine an interface design out of a plurality of interface designs stored in a database results in a highest value of the cognitive level of the user, and a design updating circuit configured to update the main-display interface according to the interface design having the highest value of the cognitive level of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roozbeh Daneshvar, Elham Khabiri
  • Patent number: 9986284
    Abstract: A control method and display apparatus for providing various types of content is provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit which displays an image of contents; a storage unit which stores information regarding the contents; a UI generation unit which generates UIs regarding the contents; and a controller which shuts down a first content being executed, storing information regarding the shut down first content and controls generation and display of a UI regarding the first content on the display unit, when running a second content different from the first content, while the first content is running. The control method includes running contents and displaying the contents; running a second content that is different from a first content being run, according to a user input; shutting off the first content before running the second content; storing the first content; and generating and displaying a UI regarding the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-jeong Bae, Yong-hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 9967627
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating social networking via a media device are described. Some embodiments provide a social networking facilitator (“SNF”) as part of a media device, such as a set-top box that is configured to receive media content events from a broadcast system, such as a satellite broadcast system. As the media device presents a media content event, a user can share, via the SNF, information about the presented media content event with members of his social network. In particular, the SNF prepares a message that includes information about or from the presented media content event, such as a title, a channel, a summary, rating, video clip, or the like. This message can then be edited by the user, such as by adding a comment or rating, before being transmitted by the SNF a social networking system, to be forwarded as a notification to members of the user's social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mary J. Russell, Thomas Gregory Bradberry
  • Patent number: 9953447
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, certain areas of the display screen are logically considered to be “privileged.” For example, a user may run a utility program and selected areas of the wallpaper to be privileged. In another example, a utility scans the wallpaper looking for, say, a face or text and marks the location around the face or text as privileged. In any case, when an icon (or other visual information) needs to be placed on the display screen, the icon is preferentially placed at a location that does not overlap with the privileged areas. If no non-privileged area is available, then an alert can be sent to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Zhu, Lian-Sheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9946303
    Abstract: Provided herein are a multi smartphone and a method of controlling the same. The multi smartphone includes a display part configured to output a screen when an input signal is sensed; a memory part configured to store a plurality of operating systems (OSs) which are operated differently based on a time at which the input signal is sensed, a place at which the input signal is input, or a user who inputs the input signal; and a control part configured to perform control such that at least one OS of the plurality of OSs is selected and operated based on any one of a time at which the input signal is sensed, the place at which the input signal is input, and the user who inputs the input signal when the input signal is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: FOUNDATION OF SOONGSIL UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPERATION
    Inventor: Jongseong Kim
  • Patent number: 9946739
    Abstract: An Intelligent Internet system having the capacity to discover, acquire, organize, store, and make accessible knowledge about things of interest to users and to help users more efficiently interact with these things in a rich variety of ways. The Intelligent Internet system provides users with a personalized interface that dynamically adapts to each user's interests and context. This interface provides users with direct access to “knowledge” about things that humans or machines can uniquely sense, recognize, name, understand and interact with, whether real or imagined. Users can access the knowledge stored in the Intelligent Internet system to find, learn about and select products and services; communicate with family, friends, colleagues, classmates, customers and suppliers; learn about things they encounter in their environment, make decisions about them, consume and share content related to them and perform transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NEURA LABS CORP.
    Inventor: Robert Haddock
  • Patent number: 9900649
    Abstract: A control method and display apparatus for providing various types of content is provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit which displays an image of contents; a storage unit which stores information regarding the contents; a UI generation unit which generates UIs regarding the contents; and a controller which shuts down a first content being executed, storing information regarding the shut down first content and controls generation and display of a UI regarding the first content on the display unit, when running a second content different from the first content, while the first content is running. The control method includes running contents and displaying the contents; running a second content that is different from a first content being run, according to a user input; shutting off the first content before running the second content; storing the first content; and generating and displaying a UI regarding the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-jeong Bae, Yong-hwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 9886177
    Abstract: Provided is a data preloading method which improves the response speed of a user device by predicting whether a particular object provided on a graphic user interface (GUI) will be selected based on the position of a pointer before the particular object is selected by a user and preloading data that should be loaded when the particular object is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Seung Yup Lee, Ju Wan Yoo, Gun Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9880718
    Abstract: The present systems and methods for customizing sub-applications and dashboards in a digital huddle environment are disclosed. The disclosed system and method may be employed for customizing sub-applications according to predefined options, including text, images and numbers; as well as customizing dashboards according to user requirements for showing goals progress, next meetings notifications, schedule, meetings alerts, and the like, according to the requirements of a particular team working in a digital huddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Robert Casale, Abigail O'Malley, Kedzie Teller
  • Patent number: 9876741
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for facilitating user interactions while watching media content are provided. In accordance with some embodiments, the method comprises: associating a first user device with a second user device, wherein the first user device and the second user device are associated with a first user; causing, on the first user device, a media content item to be presented; receiving an indication that the media content item is being presented on a third user device associated with a second user; causing, on the first user device, a selectable indication that the media content item is being presented on the third user device to be presented; and in response to determining that the selectable indication has been selected on the first user device, causing a communication interface for exchanging messages between the second user device and the third user device to be presented on the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Taboriskiy, Vincent Dureau, Joon-Hee Jeon, Jonathan Terleski, John Thomas
  • Patent number: 9875110
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide systems, methods, and software to provide individualized applications to remote desktop sessions. In one example, a method of operating a remote desktop server to provide individualized applications to remote desktop users includes identifying a request from a user for a remote desktop session. The method further includes, in response to the request, identifying one or more applications associated with the user that are stored in at least one hidden volume, and virtually overlaying application objects associated with the one or more applications in at least one non-hidden volume. The method also provides initiating the remote desktop session with the at least one non-hidden volume accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Conover, Jairam Choudhary, Fei Huang
  • Patent number: 9870189
    Abstract: A head mounted display apparatus and a method for displaying a content are provided. More particularly, a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display in accordance with a plurality of touches and a method for displaying a content are provided. One of the exemplary embodiments include a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display corresponding to combination of a first touch detected from a touch pad of the head mounted display apparatus and a second touch detected from a peripheral portable apparatus and a method for displaying a content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-myung Kim, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yang-wook Kim, Jae-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9851879
    Abstract: A smart device is provided with a main remote control application that may be configured using information. The main remote control application may present images of original remote controls corresponding to devices which are controllable by the configured main remote control application. In connection with a presented image of an original remote control, the display may present icons that are representative of a subset of the buttons of the original remote control. The user interface also allows a user to select amongst the images of the original remote controls to change which appliances are to be controlled via the user interface. A pop-up remote control widget may also be provided which may be invoked without switching to the main remote control application provisioned on the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Hilbrink, Rex Xu, Cesar Alvarado, Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes