Patents Examined by Ryan F. Pitaro
  • Patent number: 10810284
    Abstract: A computer-based system and method is provided to allow for virtual access and control of a surgical console. The present invention may provide for the replication of the graphical user interface (GUI) associated with a piece of operating room equipment and the provisioning of the replicated GUI to an internet accessible platform that may act as an access point for a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Hunter, Catherine P. Ha
  • Patent number: 10776416
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus includes one or more processors and one or more memories storing, as one or more computer programs, computer-readable instructions to be executed by the processors to be performed a process including: obtaining a first imaging protocol including one or more parameters concerning radiation imaging; searching a plurality of imaging protocols stored in a storage unit for a second imaging protocol differing in some parameters from the obtained imaging protocol; causing a display unit to display a user interface for selecting an imaging protocol as a replacement destination of the first imaging protocol from the second imaging protocol specified when the second imaging protocol is specified by the process of searching; and replacing the first imaging protocol with the selected second imaging protocol in accordance with an instruction from an operator to the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Abe
  • Patent number: 10770113
    Abstract: A computing device has memory, a microphone, and an image sensor. A process plays an immersive video in a user interface region, which displays a portion of the immersive video according to a user selected visibility window. While playing the immersive video, the user adjusts the window, and the process records information that identifies placement of the window within the immersive video. The process records audio provided by the user and records video of the user. The process uses the information that identifies placement of the window to form a customized video including what was displayed in the window while playing the immersive video. The customized video also includes a visual overlay in a peripheral portion of the customized video, which includes the recorded video of the user. The customized video also includes an audio overlay using the recorded audio. The process transmits the customized video to another computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Zeality Inc.
    Inventors: Dipak Mahendra Patel, Arlene Joy Ganancial Santos, Scott Riley Collins, Bryan Daniel Bor, Adam Mark Dubov, Timothy George Harrington, II
  • Patent number: 10761680
    Abstract: A display method of a scenario emoticon using an instant message service is provided. The display method includes displaying a scenario emoticon selection region showing at least one thumbnail image of at least one scenario emoticon; receiving an input of a selection upon one from the at least one thumbnail image; and displaying, in response to the selection, a scenario emoticon on a display region within a chat window where an instant message is output. When the play file is played, the at least one object is displayed according to a preset scenario, if a user interaction upon the object is input while the play file is played, a status of the object is changed in response to the user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventors: Hee Young Lee, Hyun Ju Park, Ji Hyun Kim, Yong Jin Lee, Jung Hong Choi, Yeon Hee Shin, Hyun Joo Yeon, Joo Hyun Ji, Hui Hyeon Kim, Se Won Hwang, Eu Gene Lim, Hyung Taek Jeong, Jung Gyun Lee, Kwang Hoon Kim, Geon Young Kim, Je Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10754510
    Abstract: A Document Integration and Viewing System (DIVS) can perform a method that comprises accessing a plurality of electronic documents, assigning each of the electronic documents to an appropriate category of a plurality of user-specified document categories, establishing a sequence for the electronic documents in each of the user-specified document categories, and generating a graphical user interface that includes a plurality of panes. Each of the user-specified document categories is assigned to a different pane of the plurality of panes so that each of the electronic documents is assigned to a corresponding one of the panes. Within each pane, all of the electronic documents assigned to the pane are viewable sequentially in response to user inputs according to the sequence determined for the electronic documents of the corresponding category, with seamless visual transitions between contents of the electronic documents assigned to each pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jordan M. Becker
  • Patent number: 10754543
    Abstract: Operating a touch-screen device includes displaying at least a portion of a keyboard on a touch-screen, detecting a touch on the touch-screen, and detecting movement of the touch on the touch-screen. Operating the touch-screen device also includes moving the displayed keyboard in response to the detected movement of the touch on the touch-screen, detecting a release of the touch from the touch-screen, and assigning a character according to a final location of the touch relative to a location of the displayed keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Olivier Artigue, Jean-Michel Douliez, Francois Trible
  • Patent number: 10747426
    Abstract: Ergonomic keyboard-less typing may be used to replace traditional typing on a computer keyboard. The user may use an alternative user interface device, such as a smart phone, a tablet, or a wearable device, to make character selections. One of a plurality of user contact types may be received from an input interface, to provide a first indication of the character inputs the user would like to select. A display menu, generated at least in part based on the contact type received, may then present a plurality of gesture types, and one or more characters corresponding to each of the plurality of gesture types. A second indication of one of the plurality of gesture types may be received at the input interface. A selection of one or more characters may then be displayed based on the received first indication and the received second indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TYPYN, INC.
    Inventor: Marcos Lara Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10747391
    Abstract: A method of operating a display device includes displaying one or more entities and one or more application icons associated with the one or more entities on an application selection screen; receiving a first input selecting an application icon of the one or more application icons, while continuing to display the application selection screen; and executing an application associated with the selected application icon, in response to the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kapsu Han, Noyan Gunday
  • Patent number: 10725630
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and program products are disclosed for selecting a target application based on content. A content module receives a content element. A characteristic module determines one or more characteristics of the content element. A selection module selects an application to receive the content element based on the one or more characteristics of the content element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 10692534
    Abstract: In the present invention, image data is edited in response to a demand transmitted from a data-processing apparatus through a network. A moving-picture server (3) acquires a scenario consisting of a plurality of scenes, each lasting for a given time, is acquired in response to a demand made by a personal computer (1-1). The server acquires from a temporary edition space (6) a given number of original data items that will be used in the scenario, also in response to a demand made by the data-processing apparatus. The moving-picture server (3) selects prescribed ones of the original data items acquired and allocate them to the scenes of the scenario acquired. The server corrects the original data items selected, in accordance with the prescribed image data items that have been allocated to the scenes of the scenario. The image data is thereby edited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takao Yoshimine
  • Patent number: 10687370
    Abstract: Methods and systems for population of user identifiers based on nearby devices are disclosed. One or more user identifiers are entered into a first electronic device. When the first electronic device is in proximity to a second electronic device, and a user prepares to log on to the second electronic device, the one or more user identifiers from the first electronic device are retrieved by the second electronic device and presented to the user for selection. The user identifiers may be displayed in a prioritized state based on particular factors. Sharing policies for particular user identifiers may be set based on user input. The user can then select one of the presented user names for logging on to an account with the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10681155
    Abstract: To generating a presentation of user activities occurring over a period of time, location history data that indicates multiple locations a user visited, along with the respective visit times, is received from the user. Using the location history data, a continuous event that begins on a first calendar day and ends on a second calendar day is determined. A representation of the first calendar day as a colloquial day is generated, where the colloquial day includes the entire event, and where the colloquial day at least partially overlaps with the calendar day but does no coincide with the calendar day. The colloquial day is displayed via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Sanz, Markus Cedric Huebscher, Jana McSorley, John Maguire, Dino Wernli, Selen Basol, Johannes Gerardus Maria, Dorington George Little
  • Patent number: 10671234
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and electronic devices for performing playback of streamed media, including complementing a media content item with an associated media content item. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, during playback of a first media content item, a message is sent to a computer server system, to return information that a related second media content item is selectable. The information that the second media content item is selectable is displayed at a user interface as a visual array of tiles, wherein each one of the tiles corresponds to a respective second media content item. Playback of the second media content item can be combined with the first media content item. By displaying information about selectable associated media content items to a user, the user will be enabled to individually select associated media content items to complement a currently playbacked media content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Frank Conway, Robert William Wood, Arvind Suresh, Tobias Heinrich Schneider
  • Patent number: 10664163
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-young Seo
  • Patent number: 10656789
    Abstract: Locating an event on a timeline is provided. A calendar application may locate an event on a timeline by detecting a selection action on the event on a calendar. A context menu is displayed on the calendar, where the context menu includes a search control. An activation of the search control is detected. The event is located on the timeline of the calendar. The event is displayed on the timeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Neel Joshi, Jeannine Boone, Joan Li, Montine Rummel, Johanna Hawkins, Mark Healy
  • Patent number: 10628040
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-young Seo
  • Patent number: 10618406
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus includes a first user interface configured to display host information; and a second user interface configured to display guest information, and to transmit the guest information to the first user interface if a linking signal for the guest information is received, wherein the first user interface displays the guest information by changing the host information to the guest information. Therefore, by integrating a cluster which is a first user interface with a center fascia which is a second user interface to implement a large area screen, and linking information between the cluster and the center fascia, it is possible to reduce attention dispersion during driving, to improve a driver's recognition rate, and to improve a driver's convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jia Lee, Jongmin Oh, Gideok Kwon, Yong Lee, Taeyub Kim, Hotaek Lee, HeeJin Ro, Inseong Park, Jong Yong Nam, Jong Bok Lee, Seok-Young Youn, Gi Beom Hong
  • Patent number: 10620777
    Abstract: The invention provides a communications interface for communications between participants, said interface including a virtual space (1) and graphical avatars (2, 3) that firstly represent respective ones of said participants and secondly are designed to move in said virtual space (1), said communications interface also including control means for controlling the movement of each graphical avatar, said communications interface being characterized in that it is designed to set up a discussion channel automatically between two of said participants when either the distance (d) between the two graphical avatars (2, 3) representing respective ones of said two participants is less than or equal to a predetermined first value (D1), or the distances between a graphical object and each of the two graphical avatars (2, 3) are less than or equal to a second predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GLOWBL
    Inventor: Mathieu Nicolas Labey
  • Patent number: 10614917
    Abstract: A medical apparatus has a plurality of movable elements that are remotely displaced. A display device receives inputs for positioning the movable elements from a user. A computing device that is coupled to the display device displays a model of the medical apparatus on the display device. The movable elements are displayed in the model in accordance with the received inputs for positioning. In response to a trigger signal of the user for moving the movable elements, the movable elements are driven so as to adopt the displayed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gemmel, Hans Schweizer, Wei Wei, Markus Weiten
  • Patent number: 10614099
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for populating user information onto an electronic form using human interactions via touch, voice, gestures or an input device. The electronic form is selected by the user for completion using a user profile of stored data. When a form field requires a manual input—such as a form field with multiple potential values—a user is prompted to complete the field using one or more of the human interactions to allow the user to easily complete the field. These human interactions may include touching the form field with a finger on a touchscreen user interface, speaking the form field name, gesturing or selecting via the input device to generate a window of different potential values, and then touching, speaking, gesturing of selecting via the input device the value that the user prefers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: UBIQ Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Eigner, William Eigner, Eric Tobias, Charles Kahle, Anthony F. Iasi