Patents Examined by Rashawn N Tillery
  • Patent number: 10402035
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that facilitates use of an application on an electronic device. During operation, the system executes an orchestrator that coordinates the operation of a set of rendering components for rendering different views of a user interface for the application. The orchestrator is used to provide the user interface on the electronic device. First, the orchestrator obtains content for rendering the user interface. Next, the orchestrator identifies, from the content, a first rendering component from the set of rendering components for use in rendering a first view of the user interface. The system then provides the content to the first rendering component, wherein the content is used by the first rendering component to render the first view of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Ann Catherine Jose, Eugene Krivopaltsev, Jay JieBing Yu
  • Patent number: 10380430
    Abstract: A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a method for creating a parking zone with an associated parking policy is presented. The method may include causing display of a user interface for receiving information describing a parking zone including at least one parking space. The method may further include receiving location data describing a location of the at least one parking space included in the parking zone, and generating a parking zone data object that includes the location data. The method may further include receiving a parking policy definition defining a parking policy that includes one or more parking rules associated with the parking zone. The method further including modifying the parking zone data object to include the parking policy, and persisting the parking zone data object to the data store of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Current Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Lokesh Babu Krishnamoorthy, Kevin Koji Okamoto, Aileen Margaret Hackett
  • Patent number: 10379718
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a system for generating a visual montage. During operation, the system may determine a plurality of layers in the visual montage. A respective layer is associated with a time range and a plurality of predetermined slots for assigning graphical objects. The system may obtain data representing a set of graphical objects and constraints associated with the graphical objects. The system may then obtain information associated with an event and a respective time from an ambient environment of a user. The system may determine that the respective time is within the time range of a specific layer. The system may assign at least one graphical object to the specific layer according to the constraints associated with the graphical object to generate the visual montage. The system may then display the visual montage with the graphical object representing the event on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Gregory Michael Youngblood
  • Patent number: 10359907
    Abstract: A portable electronic device displays a plurality of icons (e.g., graphical objects) in a region in a touch-sensitive display; detects a predefined user action, with respect to the touch-sensitive display, for initiating a predefined user interface reconfiguration process; and varies positions of one or more icons in the plurality of icons in response to detecting the predefined user action. The varying includes varying the positions of the one or more icons about respective average positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10346024
    Abstract: A method of quoting content from a post in a discussion forum can include selecting content within a source post of the discussion forum and performing a drag operation. A representation of the selected content can be dragged in coordination with motion of an onscreen pointer. The method further can include inserting the selected content within an open reply form in the discussion forum upon termination of the drag operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander Kordun
  • Patent number: 10327723
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus and a radiation image display method implemented using the radiation imaging apparatus, may include a display unit to display at least one first radiation image in at least one view area, and a control unit. If the control unit obtains a second radiation image corresponding to a first radiation image selected from the at least one first radiation image, the control unit controls the display unit to display the second radiation image in a view area in which the selected first radiation image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Kim, Jin Hee Park
  • Patent number: 10332052
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the invention can be a method including receiving a first list of agenda items for a meeting, the first list of agenda items organized in a first order; transmitting the first list of agenda items to user interfaces of meeting participants; providing, to each user interface, access to predetermined item rating options; receiving, from the meeting participants in real-time, item ratings for at least one of the agenda items of the first list; and transmitting, to each user interface, a second list of agenda items for the meeting, the second list comprising a second list of agenda items organized in a second order; wherein the second order of the second list of agenda items is based on the item ratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Johnson Joi, Anthony Douglas Moquin, Douglas J. Claffey, Mark Daniel Suwyn, John W. Quillen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10318319
    Abstract: Example embodiments of a two-model user interface system are described. In an example embodiment, first information of a user interface model is presented via a user interface, the first information of the user interface model based on data available at a data processing system. User input indicating a selected portion of the first information is received via the user interface. A communication model is updated to include the selected portion of the first information, and the user interface model is updated to include an indication of the selected portion of the first information. The selected portion of the first information is communicated from the communication model to the data processing system based on the updating of the communication model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Andreas Riehl, Sonja Barnet, Gibo Thomas Pulipara
  • Patent number: 10318099
    Abstract: A system and method for capturing user feedback of content in a networked environment and controlling the software using a single action is disclosed. Feedback-software controls provide the user with a single interface that allows the user to simultaneously provide user review content while controlling the software displaying the content. The feedback-software controls eliminate the additional action(s) required to provide feedback and control software. By reducing the process of providing feedback and controlling software into a single action, the feedback-software controls increase the probability that a user will provide feedback. This increased feedback can result in improved recommendations given to users and insightful feedback for content providers or merchants. Another advantage provided by the feedback-software controls is that a viewer can easily provide feedback on all of the displayed content or can simply provide feedback on smaller portions of the content, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EVENTSQ LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Gichuhi
  • Patent number: 10303339
    Abstract: A vehicular human-machine interface, an instrument cluster and a method of providing information to a driver of a vehicle. The interface includes a multi-information display that provides a driver numerous dynamically-adjustable icons that are representative of a vehicle systems such that the driver can view, and if necessary, control through the interface. During use by a driver to navigate among the various icons being displayed, the human-machine interface enhances a driver's visual acuity by providing notorious indicia of the status of a particular vehicle system that may be of interest to the driver. In addition, by having certain information be arranged in a dynamic presentation format for selective viewing rather than arranged statically, certain information not of immediate interest can be temporarily removed, thereby freeing up the display to show a larger number of the icons on any particular screen being viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Talia T. Ho, Earnee J. Gilling, Tomohiro Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 10270869
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provide assistance for an application. An assistance manager that identifies user input requesting assistance with a location within the page of the application displayed on a display system for a client device. The assistance manager identifies session information for the application by the computer system in response to identifying the user input requesting assistance. The assistance manager generates synchronized menu options within the application for an interactive voice response system based on the session information identified for the application. The assistance manager presents the synchronized menu options to the user within the interactive voice response system to provide the assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Wilson Fulton
  • Patent number: 10261668
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and one or more programs stored in memory for execution by one or more processors. The one or more programs include instructions for displaying a first application view that corresponds to a first application in a plurality of concurrently open applications. The one or more programs include instructions for detecting a first input, and in response, concurrently displaying a group of open application icons that correspond to at least some of the plurality of concurrently open applications with at least a portion of the first application view. The open application icons are displayed in accordance with a predetermined sequence of the open applications. The one or more programs include instructions for detecting a first gesture distinct from the first input, and in response, displaying a second application view that corresponds to a second application adjacent to the first application in the predetermined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10261664
    Abstract: A method for providing an activity management tool includes receiving a user request for an activity overview, and identifying installed applications and open windows of the installed applications. The method further includes presenting an activity overview graphical user interface (GUI) having a first area and a second area. The first area includes visual indicators of the installed applications. The second area includes the open windows of the installed applications, where the open windows are resized and positioned in such a way as to be simultaneously viewable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: William Jon McCann, Jeremy Gray Perry
  • Patent number: 10254920
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow a user to interact with an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a wearable device for providing a virtual menu to a user includes a display; at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of a viewing direction of the user; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is configured to monitor a viewing direction of the user based on the output of the at least one sensor; provide a menu on the display; determine, based on the monitored viewing direction, whether the user is looking in a direction of the location of the menu on the display; and expand the menu if the user is determined to be looking in the direction of the location of the menu on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Upskill, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Richard Reily, Harold Ronald Villanueva Tagunicar, Michael Anthony Sciscenti
  • Patent number: 10235381
    Abstract: A method including the steps of: providing a computer readable non-transitory storage medium including a computer readable code configured to run on a local computer and to perform a process to organize a plurality of assets in a tray system including a core tray program including one or more trays, and a synchronization manager configured to synchronize assets represented by icons in the one or more trays with corresponding assets at one or more file storage locations; running on a local computer the computer readable code; displaying by computer the tray; and synchronizing by computer the assets represented by icons in the one or more trays with the corresponding assets at one or more file storage locations. A system to perform the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Wesley Mereu, Paul Legomski
  • Patent number: 10222957
    Abstract: A computing device is described that includes a presence-sensitive display component, at least one processor, and a memory. The memory stores instructions that when executed cause the at least one processor to output, for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys and a search element, and determine, based at least in part on a selection of one or more keys from the plurality of keys, a query suggestion. The instructions, when executed, further cause the at least one processor to receive an indication of input selecting the search element, and responsive to receiving the indication of input, output, for display, an updated graphical keyboard that includes a selectable link associated with the query suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Min-sang Choi
  • Patent number: 10216383
    Abstract: Various aspects and attributes of a single-click list selection user interface are described herein. A user can toggle the list inclusion status of any item by single clicking on the item in a selection pane of the user interface. When the user single-clicks a storage container item, the selection pane navigates to and displays items in the selected storage container. In order to prevent inadvertent selections, the user interface may provide graphical feedback indicating the inclusion status of an item prior to the user single clicking that item, e.g., responsive to mouse hover over that item. The user interface may further include a list pane which displays all items presently included in the list, regardless of each item's original storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jason F. Moore, Justin Mann, Martijn E. Van Tilburg, Colin R. Anthony
  • Patent number: 10203848
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provides for changing a user interface for a multi-screen device. The user interface can change based on the movement of a window. The system can receive a user interface event that modifies the display of windows in the user interface. Upon receiving the user interface event, the system determines if a window has been covered or uncovered. If a window has been covered, the window is placed in a sleep state. If a window is uncovered, the window is activated from a sleep state. A sleep state is a window state where an application associated with the window does not receive user interface inputs and/or does not render the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Paul Edward Reeves, Ron Cassar, Nikhil Swaminathan, John S. Visosky
  • Patent number: 10205833
    Abstract: Methods, systems and graphical user interfaces that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via computers are disclosed. According to one embodiment, activation of a mobile device with respect to a wireless service provider can be performed by users through use of a computer (e.g., personal computer) that communicate with a remotely located activation server. According to another embodiment, graphical user interfaces can be presented to users so as to enable end users to easily activate mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrice Gautier, Debbie Shimizu, Alexandrea Anderson, Eddy Cue, Monika Gromek, Robert H. Kondrk
  • Patent number: 10198143
    Abstract: A local computing device may use a remote computing device to host various resources on behalf of the local computing device. The local computing device may receive data related to a graphical window of the remotely hosted resource and generate a graphical window on the local desktop environment for the remotely hosted resource. The local computing device may also update a taskbar to include the remote hosted resource. Window previews may also be generated by the local computing device and the window previews may include snapshots or dynamic images of the graphical window for the remotely hosted resource. In some instances, the snapshots may be provided to the local computing device from the remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Desai, Georgy Momchilov