Patents Examined by Roland J Casillas
  • Patent number: 10296610
    Abstract: A method for associating a post with a goal may include receiving, by a processor, a special operator term entered by a user as part of a post. The special operator term may automatically cause the post to be associated with a selected goal. The method may also include providing, by the processor, a list of goals for selection by the user in response to receiving the special operator term and adding, by the processor, the selected goal from the list of goals to the post in response to the user selecting the select goal. The method may additionally include receiving, by the processor, content of the post entered by the user. The method may further include automatically associating, by the processor, the post with the selected goal from the list of goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Sean Callanan, James A. Hart, Sandra L. Kogan, Xujin Liu
  • Patent number: 10296158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method directed to creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilizing information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A computing device communicates an interface to a client device, where the interface enables a user to create or edit content for inclusion in a narrative presentation for presentation of media, and generates a mixed-media module via integration of the content into a playable presentation of the content, the playable presentation of the content obtained from the narrative presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Doug Imbruce, Owen Bossola, Rasmus Knuttsson, Hakim El Hattab, Tommy Chheng
  • Patent number: 10296171
    Abstract: A method for associating a post with a goal may include receiving, by a processor, a special operator term entered by a user as part of a post. The special operator term may automatically cause the post to be associated with a selected goal. The method may also include providing, by the processor, a list of goals for selection by the user in response to receiving the special operator term and adding, by the processor, the selected goal from the list of goals to the post in response to the user selecting the select goal. The method may additionally include receiving, by the processor, content of the post entered by the user. The method may further include automatically associating, by the processor, the post with the selected goal from the list of goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Sean Callanan, James A. Hart, Sandra L. Kogan, Xujin Liu
  • Patent number: 10296192
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a data enrichment service that automatically profiles data sets and provides visualizations of the profiles using a visual-interactive model within a client application (such as a web browser or mobile app). The visual profiling can be refined through end user interaction with the visualization objects and guide exploratory data visualization and discovery. Additionally, data sampling of heterogeneous data streams can be performed during ingestion to extract statistical attributes from multi-columnar data (e.g., standard deviation, median, mode, correlation coefficient, histogram, etc.). Data sampling can continue in real-time as data sources are updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Sasha Stojanovic, Luis E. Rivas, Kevin L. Markey, Christopher F. Bidwell
  • Patent number: 10275116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing and managing docked browser tabs are provided. In one exemplary method, a webpage may be open in a first tab in a browser application on an electronic device. In response to one or more inputs, the state of the webpage in the first tab may be changed. A user may request to open the webpage in a second tab that is different from the first tab; and it may then be determined whether the first tab is a docked tab and whether the webpage is associated with a docked tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a docked tab and that the first tab is a docked tab, the webpage is presented with the state of the webpage in the first tab. In accordance with a determination that the webpage is associated with a standard tab and that the first tab is not a docked tab, the webpage may be presented in the second tab with a state different from the state of the webpage in the first tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Decker, Ada Chan, Steven Falkenburg, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Richard Mondello, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10269027
    Abstract: A method and system are configured to assess a fee for communication facilitation. An electronic publication system includes a publication module configured to generate a user interface. The user interface includes search result information associated with a first entity and communication initiation information associated with the first entity. The communication initiation information includes identification information configured to identify a contact module of the first entity. The communication initiation information may be selectable to facilitate communication with the first entity. The publication system also includes a receiving module configured to receive a lead data record from a communication system for communication between the first entity and a second entity via the contact module. The publication system also includes a fee assessment module configured to receive the lead data record and to assess a fee to the first entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo Manuel Zacarias, Valerie K. Shirk, Erik Anderson Stuart
  • Patent number: 10261659
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating graphically conveying information via a visualization. An example method includes accessing a first set of data characterized by hierarchically related data objects; representing a first object as a first central node in a visualization; displaying one or more additional second objects via one or more second nodes that are positioned on a first orbit path around the central node; determining if an additional object of the one or more second objects exhibits a superior hierarchical relationship relative to one or more third objects; and then illustrating the one or more third objects as petals that are circumferentially displayed about one or more outer edges of one or more nodes of the one or more second objects. The example method further includes enabling conversion of petals to planet nodes that orbit one of the second nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jairam Ramanathan, Prashant Singh, Yi Dai, Jindrich Dinga, David Kamholz
  • Patent number: 10261654
    Abstract: An improved handheld electronic device and an associated method are provided in which enhanced information regarding an “availability” of a user of a handheld electronic device is provided to another electronic device in a messaging environment. Such availability data provides step-wise indications of the relative availabilities of one or more users of electronic devices in a messaging environment. The step-wise indications can, for instance, range from an availability level of “currently active” to several levels of nonavailability. The device and method can be incorporated into an existing messaging environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard Dietrich Klassen, Christopher R. Wormald, Darcy R. Phipps, Craig A. Dunk
  • Patent number: 10262006
    Abstract: Providing contextual messages from a service to a user in a native application on a system. Embodiments determine a user specific context within the general context of the native application on a first device and provide in a user interface to the user information about the user specific context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anshul Rawat, Raju Jain, Thirumanjunathan Vellaiappan, Michael John Novak, Mohammed Amirali Samji
  • Patent number: 10262416
    Abstract: A system and method for planning a pathway through an anatomical luminal network of a patient including memory storing a computer program that is configured to analyze and manipulate CT images, a processor configured to execute the computer program and a display device configured to display a user interface of the computer program. The user interface includes an airway finder window displaying a CT image including a target. The CT image is rotatable about a pre-defined axis of rotation to assist a user in identifying an airway of the anatomical luminal network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Matt W. Baker
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10255754
    Abstract: A method for interactive image sharing includes receiving, by an image sharing application executing on a first computing device, from a second computing device, a plurality of puzzle piece images and an image associated with the plurality of puzzle piece images. The method includes generating, by a puzzle generator executing on the first computing device, a puzzle assembly interface. The method includes confirming, by the puzzle generator, assembly of the plurality of puzzle piece images by a user of the first computing device. The method includes displaying, by the puzzle generator, the image associated with the plurality of puzzle piece images upon confirmation of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Puzzup LLC
    Inventor: Cayley Michael Bell
  • Patent number: 10255380
    Abstract: Some examples include displaying a user interface that includes attributes and entities that are determined to be related to an input entity identified by a user. Further, some implementations include displaying a structured data table that identifies attribute values associated with the input entity and selected related entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Yan, Ning Liu, Lei Ji, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10248305
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of manipulating documents in file management applications. In one example, a listing of at least one file can be encoded in a user interface of a client application for rendering in a touch screen display. A touch input can be received that designates a selected one of the files, where the touch input can be a gesture performed on the touch screen display. In response to a type of the gesture matching a predefined gesture type, a determination can be made whether at least one of the files is active in the client application and the user interface can be modified to include the at least one of the files and the selected one of the files in response to the at least one of the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AirWatch LLC
    Inventors: Colleen Caporal, Muhammad Abeer
  • Patent number: 10222936
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dispensing compositions, such as beverages, are provided. A beverage dispenser may be configured to receive input corresponding to a selection of a beverage, and in response, a graphical representation of the beverage at a display device. The beverage dispenser may receive additional input corresponding to an adjustment of an amount of an ingredient of the selected beverage, and in response, the graphical representation of the beverage may be updated. The graphical representation of the beverage may include graphics depicting the beverage container, the volume of liquid in the beverage container, and the adjusted ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Indrani Deo, Steven Jersey
  • Patent number: 10209874
    Abstract: A method of outputting content by a device includes obtaining attribute information about review content that is retrieved by the device; estimating an amount of user's memory about the review content at a preset time based on the obtained attribute information and reference information obtained after the review content is selected; comparing the estimated amount of the user's memory and a threshold value; and changing appearance of the review content in response to the amount of the user's memory being determined as equal to or less than the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Kim, Uk-jin Yang, Hyun-kwon Chung
  • Patent number: 10198142
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a graphical user interface for receiving a server configuration (e.g., receiving a new configuration or a modification to an existing configuration). The graphical user interface (UI) includes several UI control elements for defining components of the server configuration. It also includes a display area for displaying graphical representations of the defined components of the server configuration. Examples of control elements in some embodiments include control elements for adding, deleting, and modifying servers. In some embodiments, at least one control element is displayed when a cursor control operation is performed on the UI. The cursor control operation (e.g., a right hand click operation) in some embodiments opens a display area that shows the control element. In some embodiments, at least two different components in the server configuration correspond to two different layers (e.g., a web server layer and a data storage layer) in the server configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOGRID, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Lappas, John Martin Keagy, Nicholas F. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10185468
    Abstract: A user device comprising a user interface generator configured to generate a user interface for designing an animated meme comprising a sequence of images and at least one text layer overlaid on at least some of the sequence of images, the user interface comprising an edit frame comprising: an image sequence overlay configured to display an arrangement of selected images from the sequence of images and at least one slider associated with a text layer configured to define when the text layer is to be displayed over the sequence of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick William Schneider, IV, Jakob O. Engstrand
  • Patent number: 10180848
    Abstract: Described are techniques for determining features to be presented in a user interface based on the times that users spent viewing previous webpages or other user interfaces. A data structure associating user viewing times with the count, size, color, or other features of the elements presented in the previous user interfaces may be generated. Based on this data structure and a target viewing time, a set of user interface features to be presented in a subsequent user interface may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Nima Sharifi Mehr
  • Patent number: 10164841
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums for using a cloud assist service to generate a read-only GUI to view the status of a storage system. An authorized user can login remotely to the cloud assist service to view the read-only GUI of the storage system. The read-only GUI will present a view of the status of the storage system that is similar to a local GUI available to users connecting directly to the storage system. Responses used to generate the local GUI are recorded and simulated by the cloud assist service to create a familiar read-only GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Benjamin Borowiec, Joseph S. Hasbani, Emanuel G. Noik