Patents Examined by Peiyong Weng
  • Patent number: 10180572
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10156969
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selectively presenting a user interface for a phone application are provided. More particularly, a change in the display mode of a multiple screen device can be determined. More particularly, a presentation of a user interface for an in-process call of a phone application can be retained after receiving a flick in an off-screen gesture area of the device. However, the user interface moves from a first screen to a second screen (or vice versa) in response to receiving the flick. The user interface provides detail information about a phone call that is currently in-process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10139905
    Abstract: In a method for interacting with a graphical user interface, the graphical user interface is depicted with at least one image object on a display device. The viewing direction and the position of a user of the graphical user interface depicted on the display device is determined, and an image object viewed by the user that is depicted on the graphical user interface is determined from the detected viewing direction and position of the user. Moreover, the distance of the user from the viewed image object is determined from the position of the user and the position of the viewed image object on the display device. When it is determined that the distance of the user from the viewed image object has been reduced and the image object was still viewed by the user, additional information is output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Theimer, Sebastian Gehrling
  • Patent number: 10127759
    Abstract: A process of selecting a recording on an audiovisual reproduction system consists of displaying a number of windows on a touch screen as an interface with a user. Items of information are stored in a bulk memory and are representative of an image of the album cover that is associated with each window and whose corresponding musical recording is stored in the bulk memory of the reproduction system. Each zone of a window is associated, via the touch-screen interface software, with at least one address for accessing the items of information in the database that is stored in the bulk memory belonging to the album cover whose image is displayed in the window that is touched by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventor: Tony Mastronardi
  • Patent number: 10101902
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for, at a first electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, receiving a message from a second electronic device. The message comprises an original multi-word first text. A first representation of the original multi-word first text is displayed in accordance with a text effect in a messaging application. In response to a user input with respect to the first representation in the form of a tap gesture on the touch-sensitive display, the displayed first representation is transiently replaced with a display of the original multi-word first text for a predetermined time period. Without further user intervention, upon completion of the predetermined time period, display of the first representation is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Glu Mobile Inc.
    Inventors: Sourabh Ahuja, Liang Wu, Michael Andrew Mok
  • Patent number: 10095398
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present disclosure include a content navigation system that allows a user to search, browse, and otherwise experience a collection of digital content items. For example, the content navigation system can provide a graphical user interface including a scroll element. One or more embodiments of the scroll element can include various navigational functions that provide a user-friendly interface for browsing and experiencing a collection of digital content items. Furthermore, the content navigation system can provide methods and systems for a user to easily configure the way in which the digital content items are organized within the user interface, thereby customizing the user's browsing experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Balakrishnan, Yi Wei, Joshua Puckett, Brian Smith, Andrew Scheff, Rajeev Nayak
  • Patent number: 10095387
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for processing a click at a user interface. A method includes partitioning, based on historical data, an offer component associated with additional online content to include a first region and a second region. A method further includes transmitting the offer component to the user interface for display. A method further includes receiving a first user interaction with the offer component. A method further includes determining the received user interaction is within the second region of the offer component. A method further includes presenting, responsive to receiving the second user interaction, a user prompt for a confirmation of the interaction. A method further includes receiving a second user interaction. A method further includes determining the second user interaction is indicative of confirmation of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Allen Huang, Akiva Bamberger, David Lewis
  • Patent number: 10089002
    Abstract: An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. The inspector tool may be integrated into the application or separate from the application. During execution of the application, the inspector identifies an element in the hierarchy and presents information regarding the element. For example, a display region corresponding to the element may be highlighted or text regarding the element may be displayed. The hierarchy may be navigated by selection of items in the user interface itself, by selection of an item in the displayed information, by directional inputs, or any suitable combination thereof. Information displayed in the inspector may be configured by the application based on the identified element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Yong Nugent
  • Patent number: 10082927
    Abstract: A computer-implemented collaborative editing method includes receiving input from a user of a browser-based document editing application on a document displayed by the application; identifying a current location in the document for a cursor of a first user executing the application; receiving from a central server system data that reflects changes made to the document by one or more users other than the first user and current positions in the document of cursors for the one or more other user; updating a document model stored on a computing device that is executing the browser-based application and rendering at least a portion of the model to the browser; and rendering the current positions of the cursors for the one or more other users to the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Micah Lemonik, Olga Sergeyevna Saviano, Janani R. Ravi, Luiz Do Amaral De Franca Pereira Filho
  • Patent number: 10079789
    Abstract: When an outgoing communication sent to one or more recipients contains a supported attachment type, a shared workspace that contains a shared version of the original attachment is provisioned. A modified version of the original outgoing communication is delivered to internal recipients including both a link to the shared document and the original attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy Schultz, Bram Paperman, Sunil Swami, Nicole Steinbok, Steven Geffner, Jeffrey Kohler, Gary Caldwell, Nino Yuniardi, Peter Leonard, Eli Tamanaha, Nina Shih, Isaac Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 10067578
    Abstract: Most computer operating systems are able to automatically configure the coupled computer peripheral device for use with the computer operating system without the need for installation of a specific driver. However, when these peripheral devices are detected by the computing system, a generic UI control configuration is often assigned to them and whatever customized settings previously configured by the user will be lost and replaced with a new set of unfamiliar setting. This poses much inconvenience and hassle to gamers when they use a different computing system or machine. Described according to an embodiment of the invention is a profile management method, operating on a computing cloud, comprising steps for receiving client data provided by a computing system detecting coupling of a user-interface (UI) thereto and for retrieving configuration data corresponding to the client data for use in configuring the UI by the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, Ping He
  • Patent number: 10064603
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus is provided, including a touch display which displays a graphical user interface (GUI) including a plurality of input buttons and receives an input of a user; and a controller which detects an input posture of the user and sets a display mode of the GUI based on the detected input posture. The GUI has a first display mode and a second display mode, and the first display mode and the second display mode are modes in which locations of at least one of the plurality of input buttons included in the GUI are differently displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-ju Lee
  • Patent number: 10061495
    Abstract: A method for displaying a relational diagram on a screen where at least one view of the relational diagram is larger than an available viewing area provided by the screen. The method comprises steps of detecting a predetermined action performed on a first element of the relational diagram, determining one or more relevant elements associated with the first element, and modifying a view of the relational diagram to display the first element and the one or more relevant elements on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sreenivasulu Valmeti
  • Patent number: 10046235
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for improving ease in transmitting information between peer devices. Communications devices establish a peer group. Each communications device in the group assigns different sections of its touchscreen to the other devices in the group. To transfer information to another device in the group, the user swipes on the touchscreen towards the assigned section for the target communications device. Upon detecting the swipe, and determining that the swipe was towards the assigned section, the communications device initiates a transfer of the information to the target communications device. This may involve confirmation at the device or a paired device before transfer, or no confirmation. Receipt of the information at the target communications device may trigger notifications to be displayed. It may also trigger a request for acceptance of the transfer at the target communications device after which receipt is confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Ta-Tsung Leu
  • Patent number: 10037135
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device includes detecting a touch input by an external object on a first part of a display, determining whether the touch input is accompanied by and adjacent input, and processing a function corresponding to a second part of the display when the touch input is not accompanied by the adjacent input. An electronic device includes a display to display an image, a touch sensor to sense at least one of a touch input and adjacent input, and a processor configured to detect the touch input by an external object on a first part of the display via the touch sensor, determine whether the touch input is accompanied by the adjacent input and process a function corresponding to a second part of the display when the touch input is not accompanied by the adjacent input. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haechang Hyun, Jinkyu Kim, Jinwan An, Mangun Hur
  • Patent number: 10031660
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to techniques for enabling easy generation, editing, and access to digital content compilations, such as playlists, etc. Specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure employ one or more graphical user-interfaces that provide a playlist toolbar (e.g., a sidebar) after determining a user wishes to access a digital content compilation. Further, predictions may be made to determine potential activities associated with these compilations based upon previous actions performed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William M. Bachman, Brian R. Frick, Timothy B. Martin, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Christopher J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 10019427
    Abstract: An end user application running on a local client computer stores activity data and comment data for an electronic document. Activity data includes data indicative of actions taken by users and associated with the electronic document, such as actions with respect to the electronic document itself, and actions with respect to comments, such as adding a comment and marking a comment as resolved. A displayed comment or comment thread can be marked as resolved in response to a user action. A corresponding action is stored in the activity data. Activity data can be displayed while the electronic document is open in the end user application. An action of resolving a comment can be accessed in the displayed activity data. In response to receiving an input associated with a displayed action of resolving a comment, the comment can be marked as unresolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Wilde, Erin O'Connell, Patrick Gan, Douglas Milvaney, Joan Weaver
  • Patent number: 10007411
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided The electronic device includes an input unit configured to receive a selection on an object theme including at least one object from a user, an information collection unit configured to collect information corresponding to the object theme, a storage unit configured to divide the collected information into variable information or invariable information and store the information, and a display unit, when new variable information is collected according to a user instruction for reselecting the object theme, configured to add an object to an image by using the stored information and the new variable information and display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Che Young Kim, Yu Sic Kim, Chae Kyung Lee, Dok Shin Lim
  • Patent number: 10001920
    Abstract: In a data entry environment constrained by a symbolic grammar, a data entry position in the data set may be amenable to the insertion of a subset of symbols in compliance with the grammar. Also, the grammar may or may not permit the insertion of a value of one or more types at the data entry position of the data set. In order to facilitate grammatically correct data entry, a symbol list may be presented that indicates the grammatically valid symbols for the symbolic context of the data entry position, as well as the validity of the insertion of a value at the data entry position. The symbol list may also permit the selection of a symbol list option, and may insert the selected symbol or value at the data entry position. Various symbol list option selection inputs may be associated with the symbol list options to facilitate and economize data entry, and the association may be adapted based on whether or not a value is permitted at the data entry position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lisa Feigenbaum, Ernest Tong, Calvin Hsia, Jay Schmelzer
  • Patent number: 9996224
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for identifying and updating a group of media content items are provided. In some embodiments, the method comprises: receiving indications of filtering criteria; identifying a first collection of media content items, wherein the first collection of media content items includes media content items associated with a particular topic; identifying a first group of candidate media content items, wherein the first group of candidate media content items includes media content items not included in the first collection of media content items; creating a second collection of media content items by applying the stored filtering criteria to the first collection of media content items and the first group of candidate media content items; and causing a user interface that indicates the second collection of media content items and the identifier of the collection of media content items to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Natalia Ann Cohen Fisher, Garen Checkley