Patents Examined by Tadeese Hailu
  • Patent number: 10130872
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a first group seeking members, detecting one or more users seeking to join a group, retrieving group parameters corresponding to the first group, and retrieving user parameters corresponding to each of the one or more users. The group parameters may include group characteristic data and group requirements. For each user of the one or more users, the group parameters corresponding to the first group are compared against the user parameters corresponding to the user. A score is determined for each of the one or more users based on the comparing. One or more selected users of the one or more users is recommended to the first group at least in part based on the score. One or more computer programs may be adapted to execute the above steps, and a processor may be configured to perform the above steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Brian Douglas Buhr, Sreelata Santhosh
  • Patent number: 10122774
    Abstract: Techniques for enabling members that have interacted physically to interact thereafter via an online social networking service are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a first member and a second member of an online social networking service physically interacted at an interaction location at an interaction time, and a specific time interval commencing at the interaction time is calculated. Thereafter, an ephemeral prompt is displayed to the first member, during the specific time interval, indicating that the first member physically interacted with the second member, and inviting the first member to message the second member via the online social networking service. The ephemeral prompt is prevented from being displayed subsequent to expiration of the specific time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pradeepta Dash, Elizabeth Ethel Burstein, Nash Raghavan, Mark Hull, Gaganpreet Singh Shah, Jayant Sai
  • Patent number: 10108310
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for icon based application control. The method includes receiving, by a processor, a detection signal indicative of a pre-defined user action on an icon in a graphical user interface (GUI). The icon has an associated application. Further, the method includes extracting adjustable settings of the associated application with the icon, and providing, by the processor, a setting interface for the icon in the GUI to enable adjustments of the settings for the application to be performed via the setting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD
    Inventors: Jialin Chen, Wenzhao Fang, Ping Shen, Xin Jiang, Mingyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10095787
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display and controller configured to cause the display to display a playback screen of a first multimedia file and cause the display to display a first retrieval screen in response to receiving a first user input during the displaying of the playback screen of the first multimedia file, such that the first retrieval screen includes a plurality of thumbnail images respectively corresponding to one of a plurality of playback points in time on a per first time interval basis of the first multimedia file. The controller also causes the display to play the first multimedia file beginning at a playback point in time that corresponds to a selected one of the plurality of thumbnail images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Haksoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10095379
    Abstract: A method for selecting a list element from a list displayable on a motor vehicle display unit. The list is displayed on a first display unit. First upwards/downwards commands are received upon actuation of an operating element by a user and, corresponding to the first upwards/downwards commands received, a first preselection region, which highlights a plurality of list elements, is moved upwards/downwards within the displayed list. A first selection command is received upon an actuation of the operating element and then a sublist, which exclusively comprises the list elements highlighted by the first preselection region is displayed on a second display unit. Second upwards/downwards commands are received and, corresponding thereto, a second preselection region, which highlights a single list element in the sublist, is moved upwards/downwards within the displayed sublist. A second selection command selects the list element highlighted by the second preselection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ronald Ecker, Simon Stusak
  • Patent number: 10088980
    Abstract: A menu application provides an integrated interface for launching multiple mobile applications from a dynamically configurable menu. Each of the mobile applications is associated with a servlet that provides the application's menu data to the menu application. The servlet may query design-time data and application run-time data to generate the menu data for the application. Additionally, the set of applications included by the menu application in a menu list may be based on a user authorization level, such that the menu list only includes applications that the user is authorized to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Nicole Laurent, Mark A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10075489
    Abstract: A method for managing information relating to a deployment of changes in order to communicate some or all the information to users includes providing an interface to a plurality of users at a plurality of workstations accessible by one or more of the users, receiving information comprising initiative data corresponding to each of the plurality of changes, the initiative data comprising data relating to a plurality of parameters corresponding to each of the plurality of changes, initiating display of some or all the initiative data corresponding to some or all the plurality of changes, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the deployment of the plurality of changes, the event data comprising change status data indicating a status of at least one of the plurality of changes, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Maurice Abrams, John Daniel Davidson, Daniel Douglas Grace, Eric Nathaniel Hunsaker, Gregory Lewis, Jerome K. Licup, Timothy McClellan, Hollie Hayes Newton, Selmer R. Peterson, Christine Roche, William Cather Steincamp, II
  • Patent number: 10075488
    Abstract: A method for managing information relating to a deployment of changes in order to communicate some or all the information to users includes providing an interface to a plurality of users at a plurality of workstations accessible by one or more of the users, receiving information comprising initiative data corresponding to each of the plurality of changes, the initiative data comprising data relating to a plurality of parameters corresponding to each of the plurality of changes, initiating display of some or all the initiative data corresponding to some or all the plurality of changes, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the deployment of the plurality of changes, the event data comprising change status data indicating a status of at least one of the plurality of changes, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Maurice Abrams, John Daniel Davidson, Daniel Douglas Grace, Eric Nathaniel Hunsaker, Gregory Lewis, Jerome K. Licup, Timothy McClellan, Hollie Hayes Newton, Selmer R. Peterson, Christine Roche, William Cather Steincamp, II
  • Patent number: 10075487
    Abstract: A method for managing information relating to a change deployment in order to communicate some or all the information to a plurality of users includes providing an interface to users at workstations accessible by the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via the workstations during a change deployment session, initiating display of at least one of the messages to the users via the interface, initiating display of task data to the users via the interface, the task data corresponding to at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the change deployment conference session, the event data comprising task status data indicating the status of the at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: William Cather Steincamp, II, Timothy McClellan, Shawn Maurice Abrams, Daniel Douglas Grace, Eric Nathaniel Hunsaker, Jerome K. Licup, Selmer R. Peterson, Christine Roche
  • Patent number: 10075493
    Abstract: An information management problem definition system has a processing device configured for receiving a plurality of messages comprising a chat session from a plurality of users communicating via a plurality of workstations during a problem definition initiative conference session. The processing device is further configured for logging session data and event data comprising data corresponding to one or more messages received from one or more users during the chat session, archiving at least a portion of the logged event data, wherein the archived data is configured as searchable and retrievable data, and initiating an interface to one or more of the plurality of users including initiating display of at least one of the plurality of messages via the interface and initiating display of at least some of the event data and at least some of the session data via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy McClellan, William Cather Steincamp, II, Kelley Hullet LeRow
  • Patent number: 10075486
    Abstract: A method for managing information relating to a change deployment in order to communicate some or all the information to a plurality of users includes providing an interface to users at workstations accessible by the users, receiving information comprising a plurality of messages from users communicating via the workstations during a change deployment session, initiating display of at least one of the messages to the users via the interface, initiating display of task data to the users via the interface, the task data corresponding to at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, logging event data related to a plurality of events associated with the change deployment conference session, the event data comprising task status data indicating the status of the at least one task necessary for completing the change deployment, and initiating display of at least some of the event data to the users via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: William Cather Steincamp, II, Timothy McClellan, Shawn Maurice Abrams, Daniel Douglas Grace, Eric Nathaniel Hunsaker, Jerome K. Licup, Selmer R. Peterson, Christine Roche
  • Patent number: 10067643
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an electronic device. The electronic device generates for presentation on a display a user interface including a plurality of groups of icons. A plurality of the icons have been grouped based at least in part on metadata of applications associated with the icons. The electronic device receives input selecting a respective icon. In response to receiving the input selecting a respective icon, the electronic device invokes an instance of an application associated with the respective icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Elbert D. Chen, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 10061488
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes a controller which generates a user interface (UI) image, a display which displays the UI image, and a UI device which receives an input which relates to the UI image. The UI image may include a first tab which includes a plurality of first parameter sets which respectively correspond to a plurality of imaging modes, and a second tab which includes a second parameter set which corresponds to an imaging mode selected from among the plurality of imaging modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 10063721
    Abstract: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus being able to execute first and second functions and set the processing conditions of each function by using a user interface, and a control method of the information processing apparatus. In a case that either of the first and second functions is selected, an application common to both the first and second functions is launched, and a user interface window generated based on common data corresponding to the application is displayed. The processing conditions of the selected function can be set from the user interface window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10061756
    Abstract: Methods of facilitating the discovery of relationships between/among participants within systems for annotating visual media objects to create new associations, communities, and other relationships. These methods include processing annotations, metadata, and/or other information using one or more aggregate-behavior-visualization algorithms and displaying aggregate-behavior visualizations to users. These visualizations allow users to seek out and discover relationships and provide unique knowledge assets useful for a variety of purposes, including creating smart documents and fostering learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Carnegie Mellon University, University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Ananda Gunawardena, David Kaufer, Alexander R. W. Cheek, Joanna Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10048844
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides an operating method of inspecting equipment, with the method applicable to semiconductor inspecting equipment having a movable element. The method includes: displaying a wafer graphic by a touch display; detecting a touch signal generated by the touch display; detecting the magnification of the wafer graphic when the touch signal is generated; and determining the moving speed of the movable element based on the magnification of the wafer graphic when the touch signal is generated. In addition, the moving direction of the movable element can be determined according to the touch signal. Through the instant disclosure, the operator can more intuitively operate each movable element of semiconductor inspecting equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stojan Kanev, Yung-Chin Liu, Andrej Rumiantsev, Yao-Chuan Chiang
  • Patent number: 10049169
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a current-visitor context of a current visitor to a web page in a current web-browsing session. The current-visitor context includes one or more data associated with or concerning the current visitor. The method includes selecting based on the current-visitor context a particular one of multiple possible instances of the web page for presentation to the current visitor. The particular one of the multiple possible instances of the web page is substantially most likely to generate a highest expected outcome from interaction with the web page by the current visitor as indicated by the current-visitor context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ZETA GLOBAL CORP.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Catlin, Richard E. Chatwin, Benjamin D. Foster, Matthew R. McEachen, Murthy V. Nukala, Veeravich T. Thumasathit
  • Patent number: 10048862
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and program product is disclosed for on-screen keyboard management. A touch screen displays an on-screen keyboard, a processor is operatively coupled to the touch screen, and a memory stores code executable by the processor. The code determines a duration associated with a key event in response to a key press on the on-screen keyboard, and ignores the key press in response to determining that the duration associated with the key event satisfies a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Lance Warren Cassidy, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10051021
    Abstract: An information management problem definition system has a processing device configured for receiving a plurality of messages comprising a chat session from a plurality of users communicating via a plurality of workstations during a problem definition initiative conference session. The processing device is further configured for logging session data and event data comprising data corresponding to one or more messages received from one or more users during the chat session, archiving at least a portion of the logged event data, wherein the archived data is configured as searchable and retrievable data, and initiating an interface to one or more of the plurality of users including initiating display of at least one of the plurality of messages via the interface and initiating display of at least some of the event data and at least some of the session data via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy McClellan, William Cather Steincamp, II, Kelley Hullett LeRow
  • Patent number: 10048830
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of integrating microservices. The computer displays a graphical environment and determines a suggested next microservice according to usage data. At least one of the microservices may access a hardware sensor that generates measurement data for the at least one microservice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Aby Jose, Vikas Gupta