Patents Examined by Sajeda Muhebbullah
  • Patent number: 10318525
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to browsing and searching content on an electronic device. An electronic device displays a first user interface including a search affordance and receives an input corresponding to selection of the search affordance. In response, the device displays a plurality of category affordances, including a first category affordance associated with a first category and a second category affordance associated with a second category. The device further receives an input corresponding to selection of the first category affordance and, in response, displays a representation of one or more information items that correspond to the first category and replaces at least a subset of the category affordances with a plurality of subcategory affordances that correspond to the first category. The plurality of subcategory affordances includes a first subcategory affordance associated with a first subcategory and a second subcategory affordance associated with a second subcategory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Ryan David Shelby, Megan M. Frost, Peter Roman, Marcel Van Os, Julie Fortuna, Cedric Bray, Simon Capern
  • Patent number: 10248931
    Abstract: A method for collaborative annotating of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a first user to create a program annotation, enabling the first user to store annotation data, and enabling a second user to access the annotation data. The second user may navigate the program using the annotation and/or view the annotation while viewing the program. The first user may create the annotation while viewing the program, for example, by asserting an annotation button on a remote control device. The annotation may include the frame that was displayed when the user created the annotation, text, audio, an image, or video selected by the viewer. The annotations include chronological information indicative of a chronological location of the annotation within the program. The annotations may include “rating annotations” indicating the author's subjective rating of a portion of the program that is in chronological proximity to the annotation's chronological location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Amento, Christopher Harrison, Larry Stead
  • Patent number: 10175867
    Abstract: User input-based object selection using multiple visual cues is described. User selection input is received for selecting a portion of an image. Once the user selection input is received, one of a plurality of visual cues that convey different information about content depicted in the image is selected for each pixel. The one visual cue is selected as a basis for identifying the pixel as part of the selected portion of the image or part of an unselected remainder of the image. The visual cues are selected by determining confidences, based in part on the user selection input, that the plurality of visual cues can be used to discriminate whether the pixel is part of the selected portion or part of the remainder. The information conveyed by the selected visual cues is used to identify the pixels as part of the selected portion or part of the remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Price, Scott D. Cohen, Jie Feng
  • Patent number: 9971844
    Abstract: Adaptive loading of images is described. In some implementations, the process of loading of images by a computing device can be adapted to account for image size, image load times and/or user behavior. In some implementations, the process of preloading of images can be adapted to account for image size and/or user behavior. In some implementations, presentation of an image loading indicator can be adapted to account for image size and/or amount of time required to load an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Koski, Nikhil Bhatt
  • Patent number: 9652256
    Abstract: A user operations engine allows an end-user to select a specific region of a document. The user operations engine then provides the end-user with access to one or more video clips that demonstrate modifications that were made to the selected region of the document using one or more tools associated with a software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: AUTODESK, Inc.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 9547431
    Abstract: System and computer program product to consume data on a mobile device. Data records are outputted according to a columnar or row orientation in a first panel of an application. Four other panels, each initially hidden from view, are defined to receive data from the user via a predefined touchscreen gesture. If an orientation of the gesture matches the orientation of the data records, the set of data records is either archived or deleted to a respective panel, of the four other panels, according to a direction of the gesture and a predefined action associated with that direction. If the orientation of the gesture is transverse to the orientation of the data records, individual data records are archived or deleted to a respective panel, of the four other panels, according to a direction of the gesture and a predefined action associated with that direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Eggebraaten, Jesse R. Gorzinski, Shannon E. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 9547409
    Abstract: A service level management document is modeled by a multi-path, navigable graph. The graph is comprised of nodes connected by lines where each node represents part of a modeled service level management document and each line represents the relationship between connected nodes. Each node has a predetermined shape that corresponds to the role of each node in the graph, such as by designating whether the node is a root node, branch node, leaf node, or branch graph node. Moreover, the shape can distinguish whether the node is optional or required. The background color of each node is indicative of the state of the information within a configuration page linked to a corresponding node. The configuration pages of a graph collectively describe the content of the modeled service level management document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ai Huang
  • Patent number: 9535572
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a UI generating part to generate a first user interface including at least one UI menu item to select a function; a user input part to receive a user instruction to adjust a size of the UI menu item; and a controller to control the UI generating part to increase or decrease the size of the UI menu item of the first user interface depending on the user instruction, and display the UI menu item with the increased or decreased size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-yeon Lee, Heui-jin Kwon
  • Patent number: 9477732
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for representing data values of a data set as a plurality of graphical elements in a data visualization, where each data value is associated with a plurality of data dimensions. A first data visualization may be generated based on a first configuration of the dataset. The first data visualization and a first user interface are displayed on a data visualization display page. The first user interface includes the plurality of graphical elements in the first data visualization. A selection of a element of the plurality of graphical elements is received through the first user interface. Moreover, the data values based on the received selection are filtered. A second data visualization representing the data set excluding the filtered data values is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Helfman, Joseph Goldberg
  • Patent number: 9373279
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a screen saver for a display panel in a mobile electronic device are provided. After a time period of inactivity has been sensed, a screen saver image is retrieved from memory and transmitted to a display panel. The method and system also preferably provide means for controlling the color of the screen saver image to balance the aging of the primary colors within the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Robert J. Lowles
  • Patent number: 9342206
    Abstract: Situational awareness map display information is generated at a location and populated with sensor information accessed via the Internet. The map display information is made available on the Internet. A remote browser-enabled display terminal accesses the map display information via the Internet, and displays the map and sensor information. A memory associated with the remote terminal is preloaded with fade information. At the remote terminal, a location icon is generated at the cursor location under control of a mouse click. The icon is faded at the stored fade rate. The icon may be a segmented circle surrounding the marked location. Fading may be by sequentially deleting one or more segments from the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Lillian K. Andres, Valerie Underwood
  • Patent number: 9214051
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a more secure Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transaction by preventing observation of banking customers' Personal Identification Number (PIN). Such systems and methods make it difficult to obtain a customer's PIN by tracking the hand movement of a customer using an ATM. Inputs presented for a customer selection are preferably dynamically displayed in different locations preferably each time the customer is asked to enter a PIN. Dynamically changing the sequence of the display and/or location of the presented inputs reduces the possibility of mapping the hand movement of the customer to the positions of the inputs displayed for a customer selection. Inputs may also be presented at a very narrow viewing angle, thereby making observation of a PIN difficult. Hence, banking customers are preferably provided with a more robust and secured ATM transaction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Coporation
    Inventors: Kurt D. Newman, Timothy J. Bendel, Rustam N. Wadia, Debashis Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9196111
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a more secure Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transaction by preventing observation of banking customers' Personal Identification Number (PIN). Such systems and methods make it difficult to obtain a customer's PIN by tracking the hand movement of a customer using an ATM. Inputs presented for a customer selection are preferably dynamically displayed in different locations preferably each time the customer is asked to enter a PIN. Dynamically changing the sequence of the display and/or location of the presented inputs reduces the possibility of mapping the hand movement of the customer to the positions of the inputs displayed for a customer selection. Inputs may also be presented at a very narrow viewing angle, thereby making observation of a PIN difficult. Hence, banking customers are preferably provided with a more robust and secured ATM transaction system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt D. Newman, Timothy J. Bendel, Rustam N. Wadia, Debashis Ghosh, David Joa
  • Patent number: 9189249
    Abstract: A method for generating a graphical icon to represent a software module is disclosed. The method includes the steps of processing a description of the module stored within a database through a glossary to obtain a normalized description, parsing the normalized description to abstract the module and identify at least one component of the module, obtaining at least one icon component for the at least one module component, and assembling the at least one icon component into the graphical icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra J. Danielson, Miguel A. Rivera
  • Patent number: 9116611
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface displays, on the display, a first visual indicator. The electronic device receives a first single touch input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to the first visual indicator; and, in response to detecting the first single touch input on the touch-sensitive surface at a location that corresponds to the first visual indicator, replaces display of the first visual indicator with display of a first menu. The first menu includes a virtual touches selection icon. In response to detecting selection of the virtual touches selection icon, the electronic device displays a menu of virtual multitouch contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eric T. Seymour, Christopher B. Fleizach
  • Patent number: 9092112
    Abstract: A graphical user interface in which object thumbnails are rendered in a three-dimensional environment and which exploits spatial memory. The objects may be moved, continuously, with a two-dimensional input device. Pop-up title bars may be rendered over active objects. Intelligent help may be provided to the user, as visual indicators, based on proximity clustering or based on matching algorithms. The simulated location of the object thumbnails in a direction orthogonal to the surface is based on function, such as a linear, polynomial, or exponential function for example, of one or more object properties, such as number of mouse clicks since selected, age, size, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew J. Conway, Stephen A. Jacquot, Dennis R. Proffitt, George G. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9087323
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automated signature generation. In one aspect, a method implemented in a computer includes: storing information relating to a plurality of persons on a computer readable medium; and generating a signature block applied to a message composed in a user interface, based on one or more addresses in an address field of the user interface used to compose the message and the information relating to the plurality of persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Brian Hein, Matthew Brezina
  • Patent number: 9032293
    Abstract: A media type currently associated with a multiple media player device is determined by the multiple media player device. A current setting status associated with each of a set of adjustable options associated with the determined media type is determined. A set of option icons that each represents one of the set of adjustable options is identified. Each identified option icon is paired with the associated current setting status of each adjustable option. A menuing input is detected. An overlay user interface menu, including only one option icon and the associated current setting status pair, is displayed over full-screen content on a display. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Hill, Steven Friedlander, Sabrina Yeh, Hyehoon Yi
  • Patent number: 8972872
    Abstract: Associating a semantic service description (SSD) with a service, wherein the SSD comprises a semantic description of the service, including a semantic description of a parameter of the service, according to a computer interpretable language, and, as a service grounding, a mapping between the computer interpretable language expressing the SSD and an interface, including an interface parameter, of the service. A dynamic composition of a task based upon a user selection of a plurality of known services is supported and a dynamic association of the task with a user interface of an application is supported, based upon associating the task with the user selection of a UI object, a UI display screen, and a UI event for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yannis Labrou, Ryusuke Masuoka, Zhexuan Song, Guang Huang
  • Patent number: 8850323
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a communication unit to connect to a different device on a network, the different device storing contents; an output unit to connect to a display apparatus; a control unit; an operation input unit; and a reproduction unit. The control unit searches for contents stored in the different device on the network, generates a list of thumbnail images indicating the searched contents, estimates an error rate when each of the contents is received and reproduced, and outputs the list to the display apparatus, the control unit changing a state of each of the thumbnail images in the list according to the estimated error rate. The operation input unit receives reproduction instruction operation with respect to the content indicated by each of the thumbnail images. The reproduction unit receives the content, which is subjected to the reproduction instruction operation, from the different device, and reproduce the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okada, Masahiko Enari, Noboru Murabayashi