Patents Examined by Patrick Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10175845
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature a computing device configured to display visual representations of digital notes and one or more group images representing one or more groups on a user interface, where each group may include one or more digital notes. The computing device is further configured to receive one or more user inputs via the user interface and change the compositions of the groups based on the received user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Pontus Axelsson, Kyle W. English, David M. Mahli, Richard J. Moore, Cristin E. Moran, Roland Persson, Michael Rotstein, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Diane R. Wolk, Linus Âkerlund
  • Patent number: 9919598
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image display apparatus mounted in a vehicle, which includes a communication unit for transmitting/receiving data to/from an external mobile terminal, and a controller for generating Internet access information including Internet access environment information about the image display apparatus and controlling the communication unit to transmit the generated Internet access information to the mobile terminal, wherein the Internet access information includes at least one of Internet access state information representing whether the image display apparatus is connected to the Internet, and roaming state information representing whether a roaming service is used for Internet access of the image display apparatus. According to a mobile terminal, image display apparatus mounted in a vehicle and data processing method using the same, Internet access information can be efficiently transmitted between the mobile terminal and the image display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungwoo Kim, Mingoo Kim, Kyunggeun Kim, Jihwan Park
  • Patent number: 9892761
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating an overview for videos by reconstructing a representation of underlying content and linking from points in the overview to specific points in the video. Mechanisms are provided to create three different types of navigable overviews for different types of how-to and instructional videos. A two-dimensional overview is generated when content is two-dimensional, such as instructional videos on electronic whiteboard or other flat content. The three-dimensional overview is created when the content is three-dimensional, such as how-to videos illustrating the use of specific three-dimensional tangible articles. In three-dimensional case, when 3D model is available, the video segments are directly linked to corresponding points on the model. When a model is not available, a rough overview is first created from the captured video and camera orientation metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Scott Carter, Matthew L. Cooper, John Adcock, Stacy Branham
  • Patent number: 9864481
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including: a storage to classify images into each of groups, and to store the classified images; an output unit to output, as a representative image of the group, a thumbnail image of each of the images, which are extracted one by one for each of the groups from the images classified into the groups; an operation detecting unit to detect a predetermined operation by the user with respect to the output representative image; and a controller to control, when the predetermined operation is detected, the output unit to output the thumbnail images of the images classified into the group in which the representative image is extracted, together with the output representative image, the thumbnail images being arranged in a predetermined direction, and to scroll the thumbnail images in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomonori Misawa
  • Patent number: 9854014
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for sharing motion data between computer systems. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a first computer system that is associated with a first user, first information that defines a first physical movement that was performed by a second user; outputting, using one or more output devices, a representation of the first physical movement; detecting a second physical movement performed by the first user; providing, to a second computer system that is associated with the second user, second information that defines at least a portion of the second physical movement performed by the first user; receiving, in response to providing the second information to the second computer system, third information that defines a correction to the second physical movement; and outputting, by the first computer system, a representation of the correction to the second physical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Paul G. Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 9851885
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and an operating method thereof and a computer readable storage medium are provided. The electronic apparatus with a touch screen display executes the following steps: a list of scrollable items on the touch screen display is displayed; a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected; in response to an edge of the list being reached, one or more items in a first direction is moved to display one or more gaps, wherein each gap is between the adjacent items and no gap is formed outside of the edge of the list; and the one or more items in a second direction is moved until the one or more gaps are no longer displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: David Brinda
  • Patent number: 9785334
    Abstract: A method for editing a frame-based page, an electronic apparatus and a recording medium using the same are provided. In the method, an item-based page including items respectively representing applications is displayed on a touch screen. A touch operation performed on an item is detected by using the touch screen. The item is dragged according to the touch operation. Whether the item is dragged to an action area of the item-based page is determined. The item is turned into a new frame displaying a content of the application represented by the item after the item is determined to be dragged to the action area of the item-based page. The frame displays a content of the application represented by the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Chia Shieh, Yen-Shun Wu, Ting-An Yang, Ju-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9632673
    Abstract: An application program window for a graphical user interface is provided that can include a geospatial data view panel adapted to display a geospatial view based on one or more data sources selected for display, the geospatial view being updated in real-time based on updates received for the one or more data sources selected for display. The window can include a data source panel adapted to display a plurality of available data sources and, for one or more of the available data sources, one or more hyperlinks that, upon user selection, serve to update the geospatial view. The window can include a timeline panel adapted to display one or more controls that, upon user selection, serve to initiate playback of a timeline enabled geospatial view by the geospatial data view panel, the timeline enabled geospatial view comprising a sequence of views spanning a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telos Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Schneider, Rosario Ramil C. Alfonso, Stephen P. Corcoran
  • Patent number: 9621650
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing or recreating a state from a mobile device. For example, a mobile application state identifier can include a protocol identifier, a target task component associated with a mobile application executing when the application state identifier is generated and a sub-task component related to a user-interface active in the mobile application when the application state identifier is generated. The application state identifier can also include a user input component reflecting actions taken by a user during execution of the mobile application. A method can include generating, on a first mobile device, an application state identifier and transmitting the application state identifier to a second mobile device, wherein the second mobile device opens a mobile application associated with the target task to a user-interface corresponding to the sub-task component in response to receiving the application state identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc
    Inventors: Tiruvilwamalai Venkat Raman, Chengling Chan, Mukarram Tariq, Stefan Lafon
  • Patent number: 9507498
    Abstract: An approach is provided for discovering similar content or search results. The discovery platform causes, at least in part, presentation of one or more results. Next, the discovery platform receives an input for selecting at least one of the one or more results. Then, the discovery platform process and/or facilitate a processing of the input to determine one or more criteria associated with the at least one of the one or more results. Additionally, the discovery platform causes, at least in part, presentation of one or more other results based, at least in part, on the one or more criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Steffen Bickel, Boris Anthony Grunikewicz
  • Patent number: 9501200
    Abstract: A smart display allows a user to build custom layouts of user interface blocks on the smart display independent of the software on the computer creating the user interface. A customization mechanism in the smart display allows a user to select portions of a user interface and move them to different positions on the display. The customization mechanism creates custom layout metadata that defines a screen offset for portions of a user interface moved by the user. The smart display monitors the incoming display data and re-assigns pixel rendering data to the new location in the moved user interface blocks as the data coming from the computer application changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Gregory R. Hintermeister
  • Patent number: 9495881
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for displaying multiple applications on a graphical user interface (“GUI”) are provided. An application control system (“ACS”) may determine which applications should be displayed, and ACS may determine an optimal layout for the application on the GUI. ACS may move and/or resize the applications and automatically determine an optimal layout such that the applications substantially fill a portion of the GUI. Additionally, ACS may facilitate communication between the applications using an application programming interface (“API”). An application may obtain information from any other application on the GUI by transmitting requests via the API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Edsense, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Coy Christmas, Luke Malpass, Parnell Lutz
  • Patent number: 9483175
    Abstract: A multifunction device displays a view of a top level of a hierarchical user interface. The hierarchical user interface has a plurality of levels including the top level and one or more lower levels. In response to detecting a first input, the device displays a view of at least one of the lower levels and at least a predefined portion of the view of the top level. While displaying a view of a respective lower level and concurrently displaying at least the predefined portion of the view of the top level, the device detects a second input. When the second input corresponds to a request to enter a content modification mode for the respective lower level, the device enters the content modification mode for the respective lower level and ceases to display the predefined portion of the view of the top level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Oliver P. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9354763
    Abstract: A video annotation interface includes a video pane configured to display a video, a video timeline bar including a video play-head indicating a current point of the video which is being played, a segment timeline bar including initial and final handles configured to define a segment of the video for playing, and a plurality of color-coded comment markers displayed in connection with the video timeline bar. Each of the comment markers is associated with a frame or segment of the video and corresponds to one or more annotations for that frame or segment made by one of a plurality of users. Each of the users can make annotations and view annotations made by other users. The annotations can include annotations corresponding to a plurality of modalities, including text, drawing, video, and audio modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventors: Celine Latulipe, Vikash Singh, David Wilson, Sybil Huskey
  • Patent number: 9304614
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a custom action for an information post are described. In one embodiment, data for generating a user interface component for display at a client machine may be transmitted from a server to the client machine. The user interface component displaying one or more information posts may be capable of being generated in accordance with first computing programming language instructions provided by a first entity. Each information post may include information relating to a record stored on a storage medium accessible to the server. Selected ones of the information posts may have associated therewith a custom action activation mechanism for activating a custom action relating to the associated information post. The custom action activation mechanism may be capable of being generated in accordance with second computer programming language instructions provided by a second entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Herman Kwong
  • Patent number: 9244802
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for presenting a resource user interface. These techniques present, in a summary section of a user interface, multiple selectable resource tiles that each include real-time and/or static information corresponding to one of multiple resources of a computing device. Each of the multiple selectable resource tiles are presented simultaneously, which enables a user to compare live, real-time resource usage for different resources of the computing device. Further, these techniques present, in a detailed view section of the user interface, additional real-time resource information and/or a real-time resource graph corresponding to a selected one of the multiple resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Yalovsky, Christina L. Rhodes, Rolf A. Ebeling, Peter Seraphim Ponomarev, Matthew P. Duignan
  • Patent number: 9111014
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a rule builder for data processing. A proper subset of a set of strings is selected. A first user interface is generated that is configured to present the proper subset of the set of strings. The first user interface is further configured to obtain multiple substring selections corresponding to each one of the proper subset of the set of strings. One or more selection patterns are identified based at least in part on the corresponding substring selections. A second user interface is generated that is configured to present the selection patterns for user verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Brown, Yu Pan, Abhijit S. Tambe, Joanna K. Wiebe, Anne M. Siddall
  • Patent number: 9111018
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer readable media for a patient care card graphical user interface are provided. The patient care card graphical user interface comprises a requirements display area configured to display one or more clinical measures relating to a patient, and a visual indicator that changes depending on whether the at least one or more clinical measures has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC
    Inventors: Michael Alan Ash, Brian Robert Carter
  • Patent number: 9086777
    Abstract: A smart display allows a user to build custom layouts of user interface blocks on the smart display independent of the software on the computer creating the user interface. A customization mechanism in the smart display allows a user to select portions of a user interface and move them to different positions on the display. The customization mechanism creates custom layout metadata that defines a screen offset for portions of a user interface moved by the user. The smart display monitors the incoming display data and re-assigns pixel rendering data to the new location in the moved user interface blocks as the data coming from the computer application changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Gregory R. Hintermeister
  • Patent number: 9057874
    Abstract: A method to select a feature in a view in front of a vehicle includes monitoring the view in front of the vehicle visible through a graphic projection display, monitoring a user input to the graphic projection display, determining the selected feature based upon the monitored view and the monitored user input, determining a registered graphic representing the selected feature for display upon the graphic projection display, and displaying the registered graphic upon the graphic projection display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba, Dehua Cui