Patents Examined by Steven P Sax
  • Patent number: 10565221
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for examining digital forensic data using a viewer computer. Forensic data collections are provided to the viewer computer, which can format the data artifacts according to a variety of display types and presentation formats, to facilitate review and reporting by a user. The display types and presentation formats also enable the user to easily switch between a source location view and a related artifacts view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Magnet Forensics Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Czeslaw Kordasiewicz, Michelle Elizabeth Allix MacKenzie, Jared Daniel Windover
  • Patent number: 10552182
    Abstract: A multiple display device with a number of display areas, and a method of operating the device are provided. The method includes: executing a first application, and displaying the first user interface on the first image-display area; displaying text or icons related to the second application on the third image-display area; receiving a first user input for selecting an item or action via the first image-display area; receiving, after receiving the first user input, a second user input for selecting the text or the icon via the third image-display area; and displaying the second user interface on the second image-display area, in response to the second user input, and processing the item or action, using the second application. Various embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongeun Kim, Jungsik Park, Woongeun Kwak, Sangyong Kim, Jaeyoung Shin, Seungwon Oh, Dohun Cha, Byounguk Yoon, Hyunju Hong
  • Patent number: 10552005
    Abstract: A building energy management system for controlling one or more building control units having points is disclosed. The building energy management system may be configured to display a schematic representation of a building control unit that is bounded to points in accordance with binding information. In response to receiving a point list request, the building energy management system may extract and generate a points list in a list format that includes some or all of the points in the schematic representation of the building control unit. Generating favorite points links, filtering points and batch setting point values are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay N. Nair, Marco Nostrini
  • Patent number: 10545646
    Abstract: A collaboration server enables users that are members of a network to upload, access, and edit clauses. The server provides, for viewing to a user, a clause on a user interface. In addition, the server can provide a one-click feature on the user interface that, when selected by a user, copies the clause while maintaining the formatting of the clause. When an additional user edits the clause, an updated version of the clause can be provided for viewing on an updated user interface. Here, the server disables the one-click feature of the prior version of the clause and provides a new one-click feature for the updated version of the clause. Therefore, each user that has access to the clause can avoid mistakenly working with an outdated version of the clause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Foxwordy Inc.
    Inventors: Monica Zent, Khanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10545643
    Abstract: Systems and methods perform comparison of data represented as charts, for example, bar graphs, pie charts, line charts or stacked bar charts. The charts present visual representations mapping source values to target values. A user can select charts associated with a data records for comparison from an index of data records. The user selects a chart and a particular source value from the reference chart. The target values corresponding to the source value from other charts are compared against the target value from the reference chart. An aggregate of the target values associated with the source value from each chart may be presented to the user. The user can also use multi-touch input to select object representing data and drag them to perform actions associated with the objects. The actions performed on the objects depend on the locations of the objects as the user drags them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Joel Kraut
  • Patent number: 10528134
    Abstract: A one-handed input chording user input device for converting finger movements into digital input has a chassis configured to conform to human fingers with a plurality of articulating finger frames connected adjacent to each other, a plurality of user input elements, a processing device, and a signal transmitter. The plurality of user input elements is connected around the chassis in order to capture flexion, extension, adduction, and abduction movements of the plurality of articulating finger frames. The processing device interprets signals received from the plurality of articulating finger frames into desired output communication elements such as text characters. The signal transmitter sends the interpreted output to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Stouffer
  • Patent number: 10521177
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (A/V) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons. Note that the one or more related states are related to the current state in a state diagram by corresponding operations that transition the entertainment device from the current state to the one or more related states. Then, the portable electronic displays the user interface on the touch-sensitive display. In this way, the portable electronic device dynamically adapts the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10496726
    Abstract: Methods for managing an interactive system, such as a web site, are disclosed. An interactive system can comprise a plurality of states, and a first structure of the interactive system can be defined by transitional links between those states. Session data can represent user navigation through the states, and a predetermined set of parameters for session data can be defined by the first structure of the interactive system. The method can include accessing a representation of the first structure of the interactive system, and analyzing the session data based on the predetermined set of parameters. A second structure for the interactive system can be determined when the first set of parameters are not met, such that as compared to the first structure, the second structure adds or removes a transitional link directly between the a first state of the interactive system and a second state of the interactive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ClickFox, LLC
    Inventors: Tal Cohen, Nissim Harel
  • Patent number: 10467032
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for use with a set of images including a first image, with each image of the set of images respectively representing a computer and respectively including software and configuration settings data. The mechanism deploys a plurality of first image instantiations of the first image for respective use by a plurality of users. The mechanism tracks use of the plurality of first image instantiations to create a historical usage data set indicative of how the plurality of users are customizing the plurality of first image instantiations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nnaemeka I. Emejulu, Andrew J. Lavery, Mario A. Maldari, Karthikeyan Ramamoorthy
  • Patent number: 10452332
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (A/V) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons. Note that the one or more related states are related to the current state in a state diagram by corresponding operations that transition the entertainment device from the current state to the one or more related states. Then, the portable electronic displays the user interface on the touch-sensitive display. In this way, the portable electronic device dynamically adapts the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10445115
    Abstract: Conversation user interfaces that are configured for virtual assistant interaction may include contextual interface items that are based on contextual information. The contextual information may relate to a current or previous conversation between a user and a virtual assistant and/or may relate to other types of information, such as a location of a user, an orientation of a device, missing information, and so on. The conversation user interfaces may additionally, or alternatively, control an input mode based on contextual information, such as an inferred input mode of a user or a location of a user. Further, the conversation user interfaces may tag conversation items by saving the conversation items to a tray and/or associating the conversation items with indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Tanya M Miller, Richard Morris
  • Patent number: 10444975
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for graphical icon manipulation. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving a user input that corresponds to a selection of a graphical item that is located in a first portion of the graphical interface. The actions further include receiving a translation input that corresponds to a drag of the graphical item. The actions further include determining that a location of the selection input is in a second portion of the graphical interface. The actions further include updating the graphical item by providing, in place of the graphical item, a representation of a change to the graphical item based on the graphical item being placed in the second portion. The actions further include determining that the selection input has ceased. The actions further include providing, for output, the change to the graphical item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Joseph Murphy, Alan Lee Gardner, III, Ariel Benjamin Sachter-Zeltzer
  • Patent number: 10448091
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (A/V) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons. Note that the one or more related states are related to the current state in a state diagram by corresponding operations that transition the entertainment device from the current state to the one or more related states. Then, the portable electronic displays the user interface on the touch-sensitive display. In this way, the portable electronic device dynamically adapts the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EVA Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10423515
    Abstract: A method of recording user-driven events within a computing system includes receiving at a motion-sensitive display surface at least one user-performed gesture, which includes user movement of an object over the surface that recognizes such user interaction therewith. Touch information is generated corresponding to the at least one user-performed gesture. The touch information is configured to be provided to an application. The touch information is intercepted and recorded before it is provided to the application. The intercepted touch information is grouped into at least one chunk, and the at least one chunk is output to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Varadarajan (TSV) Thiruvillamalai, Deepraj Sitaram Dixit, Tapas Ranjan Sahoo, Singireddy Neeraja Reddy
  • Patent number: 10421013
    Abstract: The invention includes methods, systems, computer program products and means for providing an intuitive user interface for interacting with a game console that obviates the need for, or use of, a typical game controller. In one embodiment, the user interface comprises an analog-like mechanism for manipulating a menu and icon system. The menu system allows the user to highlight a menu option or icon using movement along one axis and to activate the menu option or icon via movement on a different axis. In one embodiment, highlighting is associated with a vertical motion and activation is associated with a horizontal motion. The vertical motion can be tied to the vertical movement of a particular appendage, e.g., the up and down movement of the user's right arm, and the horizontal motion can be tied to the horizontal movement of that or another appendage, e.g., movement of the right arm or hand across the body from right to left.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HARMONIX MUSIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Challinor, Dare Matheson, Kasson D. Crooker, Marc A. Flury, Matthew C. Boch, Eran B. Egozy, Dean N. Tate
  • Patent number: 10387173
    Abstract: Emotional state data is used to tailor the user experience of an interactive software system, by monitoring and obtaining data about a user's emotional state. Invoice data is further used, and organized in a particular manner for presentation to the user based on a predicted future emotional state of the user. Emotional state data is analyzed and used to dynamically modify the user's experience by selecting user experience components and invoice presentation characteristics based on the analysis of the user's emotional state data. Different types of user experience components can be utilized to adjust the user experience to adapt to the user's new emotional state, prevent the user from entering an undesirable emotional state, and/or encourage the user to enter into a desirable emotional state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Paulus, Luis Felipe Cabrera, Mike Graves
  • Patent number: 10390080
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (A/V) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons. Note that the one or more related states are related to the current state in a state diagram by corresponding operations that transition the entertainment device from the current state to the one or more related states. Then, the portable electronic displays the user interface on the touch-sensitive display. In this way, the portable electronic device dynamically adapts the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Eva Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10387094
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display (such as a cellular telephone) provides a wireless remote control for an entertainment device (such as a consumer-electronic device). Based on device-state information that specifies a current state of the entertainment device (which is received from an audio/video (A/V) hub that communicates with the entertainment device) and one or more related states of the entertainment device, the portable electronic device may generate a user interface that includes one or more virtual command icons. Note that the one or more related states are related to the current state in a state diagram by corresponding operations that transition the entertainment device from the current state to the one or more related states. Then, the portable electronic displays the user interface on the touch-sensitive display. In this way, the portable electronic device dynamically adapts the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Eva Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 10374992
    Abstract: A lead user may share an on-line media content experience with one or more followers by identifying content of interest being experienced on the lead user system, identifying one or more followers with whom to share the content of interest, inviting the followers to experience the content of interest, and enabling the followers to access the content of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Heikes, William Frischling, John Thomas Love
  • Patent number: 10354227
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for managing electronic documents. For example, systems and methods described herein provide an electronic document owner with an analysis of one or more potential recipient's availability to review and sign the electronic document. Additionally, systems and methods described herein schedule the review and signing of an electronic document for a recipient such that the recipient does not miss the signing deadline for the electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Sourabh Goel, Shilpi Aggarwal