Patents Examined by Phenuel Salomon
  • Patent number: 10140005
    Abstract: An apparatus having at least one processor and at least one memory, the apparatus configured to display a first element associated with content, the memory having computer-readable code stored therein which when executed causes the at least one processor to cause a plurality of second elements to be displayed in response to an input, wherein each second element is associated with a part of the content associated with the first element. The code, when executed may further cause editing of one or more of the second elements in response to an action in relation to one of the plurality of second elements, wherein said action comprises a sliding input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Fiona Gao, Mikko J. Peltola, Julie Yan, Jenny Xiong, Alan Wang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 10120839
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying elements of a mobile application are described. One or more processors can receive a request to identify elements of a mobile application. The processors can map a plurality of views included in the mobile application and associated transitions between the plurality of views. For each of the plurality of views, the processors can determine a category of the view. The processors can then store, for the mobile application, a data structure identifying each of the plurality of views, and for each of the plurality of views, the category of the view, and one more transitions to others of the plurality of views for use in responding to a request for content from the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas James Worthington Long, Anastasios Kakalis
  • Patent number: 10082947
    Abstract: This information processing device enables a user to easily move objects between applications simultaneously displayed on touch panels. The information processing device is provided with touch panels on which applications are simultaneously displayed. A touch panel coordinate management unit detects that an application object has existed for a prescribed time in a defined area of the touch panel when the object is being dragged. An application control unit and a display control unit move the display of the application to a position that allows the object to be dropped as a trigger for detecting the existence of the object in the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Kazushige Yamada, Hirokazu Kobayashi, Kohei Yamaguchi, Ryo Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10082950
    Abstract: A finger-mapped gesture system is a user interface method and apparatus for rapid data input on a touch-sensitive surface. The user gestures by holding the hand stationary relative to the surface and moving the fingers primarily by extension and flexion on the surface. Each finger gestures on a gesturing area instead of selecting among keys. Individual gestures are constructed from finger actions that each independently parameterize the gesture. In combination, the particular fingers gesturing and the parameters that the fingers gesture indicate the input that the user intends. On devices that do not directly identify fingers, fingers are identified via a finger map that, after calibration to a person's hand, associates each finger with a gesturing area. Gestures are otherwise independent of where they are performed, freeing users from having to look at their fingers to target visual elements. The system is optimized for rapid character data entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph T. Lapp
  • Patent number: 10073588
    Abstract: In an information processing device, a storage unit stores format information and an option value to be used in a recording process. A communication unit is configured to perform wireless communication with a service providing device and an image recording device configured to perform the recording process. A control unit executes: receiving layout definition data including layout information representing a layout of a content image icon; displaying a layout image in which the content image icon is disposed according to the layout information; receiving content data from the service providing device; displaying a preview image representing a result of the recording process when the user's touch operation is received on a location of the content image icon; and transmitting recording instruction when the user's operation for instructing the image recording device to perform the recording process is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10065120
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to view, manipulate, and share videos within a gaming platform implemented as an advisory services network. Within the context of a serious game designed around a complex business problem of an organization, players can review videos conveying ethnographic information, mark segments of the videos, tag the videos or segments for categorization, create discussions around the videos or segments, add the videos or segments as evidence to a dossier, embed the videos or segments into existing discussions, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Pallaw Sharma, Warwick Holder
  • Patent number: 10048933
    Abstract: A method includes determining, using signals captured from two or more microphones (1A) configured to detect an acoustic signal from one or more sound sources, one or more prominent sound sources based on the one or more sound sources (1C-1D). The method further includes determining one or more directions relative to a position of one or more of the two or more microphones for the one or more prominent sound sources (1B-1D). The method includes modifying one or more user interface elements displayed on a user interface of a display to provide an indication at least in part of the one or more directions, relative to position of at least one microphone, of the one or more prominent sound sources (1G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Erika Reponen, Ravi Shenoy, Mikko Tammi, Sampo Vesa
  • Patent number: 10031664
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having an input device for receiving a gesture based input from a user is used to control a navigation operation of an appliance. The portable electronic device receives via the input device the gesture based input and uses one or more parameters stored in a memory of the portable electronic device and one or more characteristics associated with the gesture based input to cause the portable electronic device to transmit a navigation step command to thereby control the navigation operation of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Arsham Hatambeiki, Jeffrey Kohanek, Pamela Eichler Keiles, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10031647
    Abstract: A system enables universal remote media control across multiple platforms, devices, and users. A protocol allows a media controller (such as computer or mobile device) to have access to running activities (such as a television show playing on a media player). The protocol does not require installation of a specific platform application, or a specific user-login/pairing of the media controller with the media player. The system receives commands from a media controller device using a common interface, provides the commands to a remote media player, loads new media content into the media player, based on the commands, and receives state notifications from the media player. The commands and the state notifications include a namespace and a message payload represented as a two-element script array. Another user or device can control the media player using the common interface, for example provided by a browser application on the media controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark David Scott, Mark Alan Foltz, John Affaki, Majd Bakar, Francis Tsui, Jennifer Shien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10025452
    Abstract: In embodiments of physics-based cell layout redesign, a computing device displays a cell layout interface that includes cells in a cell grid, and the computing device implements a physics-based algorithm as a computer application that can receive a redesign input to manipulate a cell in the cell layout interface. The physics-based algorithm is implemented to then determine one or more of the cells that are proximate the manipulated cell based on edge relations between an edge of the manipulated cell and respective edges of the one or more cells. The physics-based algorithm can then reconfigure the one or more proximate cells based on the redesign input to the manipulated cell and the edge relations between the edges of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Remon Tijssen, Michael S. Cragg
  • Patent number: 9971489
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) for training includes, in some embodiments, a first group of icons arranged about a first axis, where the first group of icons corresponds to computer-generated animation concepts. The GUI also includes a second group of icons arranged about a second axis that intersects the first axis at a particular icon along the first axis. The second group of icons corresponds to videos that illustrate the computer-generated animation concept associated with the particular icon on the first axis. The GUI can also include a third group of icons arranged about a third axis that intersects the first axis at another icon along the first axis. Horizontal correspondence between icons along the second and third axes indicates logical relationships between the corresponding training content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Inventor: Hoyt Lee Ng
  • Patent number: 9898161
    Abstract: A method of controlling multitasking in an electronic device using a double-sided display is provided. The method includes detecting a first gesture which reverses a first direction of a first screen executing a first application to a second direction or reverses the second direction of a second screen to the first direction, displaying a first list of applications on the second screen of the second direction is reversed to the first direction, when the first gesture is detected, detecting a input for selecting a second application from the first list of applications, and executing and displaying the touched second application on the second screen having the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Eun Han, Kwang-Tai Kim, Da-Som Lee
  • Patent number: 9886741
    Abstract: A method for displaying an image is provided, the method including: displaying, on a touchscreen of an electronic device, a plurality of items; selecting a first item from the plurality in response to an input received at the electronic device; detecting whether a condition for displaying an auxiliary area is satisfied; and responsive to the condition being satisfied, displaying the auxiliary area on the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Tae Kim, Chang-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 9851884
    Abstract: An information processing device 10 is provided with a first option group area where a slide operation of options of a first search criterion can be performed and a second option group area where a slide operation of options of a second search criterion can be performed, a slide operation performed in a direction different from that of the above-mentioned slide operation to switch the display of hierarchical options of the first search criterion can be performed in the first option group area, and a selection area is provided including a predetermined number of options of the first search criterion and a predetermined number of options of the second search criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Azusa Gojyo, Kenji Nishimura, Toshiaki Mori, Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 9843618
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a User Interface (UI) in a portable electronic device through a sub device is provided. The method includes sensing, by the portable electronic device, an input corresponding to displaying of a popup menu, which is provided by an application, on the sub device, transmitting UI configuration information corresponding to the popup menu to the sub device, receiving, from the sub device, user input data corresponding to a user input sensed on the popup menu that is displayed on the sub device, and controlling execution of the application in response to the received user input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Don Lee
  • Patent number: 9817912
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer-readable medium and system for managing a virtual meeting are disclosed. Invitees for a virtual meeting may be automatically determined based upon a selection of one or more groups made using a graphical user interface. Each invitee may be notified of the virtual meeting. Users may conveniently attend the virtual meeting. A recording of the virtual meeting may then be made accessible to members of one or more groups selected using the graphical user interface. In this manner, the setup of a virtual meeting and the distribution of a recording of the virtual meeting can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Saba Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Willis, Dan Maxwell, Thomas Beecher, Tom Hegg, Sunil Natraj, Sanjay Parmar, Shu-Hua Chang
  • Patent number: 9798455
    Abstract: An operation display part according to the present invention includes a GUI display portion which displays each of display images having a size in a horizontal direction correlated with a duration of an operating time of each of the steps, a touch operating portion which extends or shortens the size of each of the display images, a controller which determines an operating time of each step based on the operating time corresponding to the size of each of the display images, and a memory which stores information of a settable range of the operating time of each steps set for each washing course, wherein, when an operating time of a step included in a predetermined washing course is set in the predetermined washing course, the GUI display portion displays the settable range of the operating time of this washing course as a range in a horizontal direction together with the display images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ban, Naoki Yamasaki, Keiko Noda
  • Patent number: 9733806
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user interface operating method thereof. The electronic device comprises an input unit and a processing unit. The input unit detects an input from a user. The processing unit adjusts a home screen from a first display location to a second display location according to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Hung Lin, Lan-Lan Ma, Yu-Yen Wen
  • Patent number: 9733824
    Abstract: A graphical user interface is provided for navigating and/or manipulating content simply via touch of a touch-sensitive surface. The content may include discrete content items (e.g., songs, video clips, documents, web pages) and/or actions (e.g., place a call, read a message, play a game), and may or may not be hierarchical in nature. The interface may be presented on a touch-screen display, such that a user may navigate to a content item or action via a single touch on the display (e.g., with a finger or other tool), followed by gliding through any number of levels or clusters of nodes (representing content items, content compilations/categories and/or actions). The desired content item or action may be initiated automatically (e.g., opened, performed) simply by touching it, by lifting the gliding finger or by performing some other input (e.g., tapping a node, speaking a command, touching with a second finger).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Wendell D. Brown, Daniel E. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9729942
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention include methods and associated apparatuses that enhance a digital content experience. The methods and associated apparatuses may receive a selection of a video to view and determine a variety of content related to the selected video. The related content may be presented to a viewer while the video is playing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Discovery Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel G. Vehovsky, Kurt Andrew Merriweather, David Ross Speigel, Won J. You