Patents Examined by Thanh T. Vu
  • Patent number: 11513668
    Abstract: An extensible user experience framework includes outputting a graphical user interface (GUI) including a persistent panel for displaying alerts of real-time communications and presenting single-click options for users to select to initiate actions in response to those alerts. A GUI is output for display at a client device. The GUI presents one or more alerts and one or more response actions for each of the one or more alerts, in which each of the alerts corresponds to different real-time communications received at the client device, and the response actions for a given alert are each selectable by a single user interaction to initiate a different action for a real-time communication associated with the given alert. An action for the real-time communication associated with the given alert is later initiated responsive to a selection of a response action for the given alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Zoom Video Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Amin, Yang He, Saravanakumar Venkatasubramanian Tiruthani
  • Patent number: 11504625
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether to enable color blind accessibility settings within the course of a user interactive narrative are described herein. Virtual color blindness indication objects containing colors that are visibly distinguishable within a single dichromatic visual spectrum can be utilized in objectives to determine a user's dichromatic visual deficiency type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: Karen Elaine Stevens
  • Patent number: 11500657
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for performing an ancillary user interface adaptation operation. The ancillary user interface adaptation operation includes providing an information handling system with a primary integrated processor system and an ancillary integrated processor system, the primary integrated processor system executing a primary control point service, the ancillary integrated processor system executing an ancillary control point service, the ancillary integrated processor system controlling an ancillary user interface via the ancillary control point service; determining when a user initiates a change to the ancillary user interface; and, configuring the ancillary user interface in response to the change initiated by the user via the ancillary control point service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Uboho Victor, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11500520
    Abstract: At a computer system a graphical user interface is displayed that includes a schema region displaying data field icons, each data field icon representing a respective data field, and a canvas region including block cards. Each block card specifies a respective layout type that is one of: a row-based arrangement, a column-based arrangement, or an inline arrangement. Each block card is generated in response to user placement of one or more respective data field icons onto the canvas region. For each block card, a respective database query is generated and executed to retrieve tuples of data for data fields associated with the respective block card. For each retrieved tuple, a respective two-dimensional grid position, including a respective row index and a respective column index, is computed. A data visualization is generated and displayed. Each retrieved tuple is represented as a visual mark displayed at its respective computed grid position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TABLEAU SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Karis, Allison Anne Whilden, Vidya Raghavan Setlur, Rodion Degtyar, Jonathan D. Que, Filippos Lymperopoulos
  • Patent number: 11500891
    Abstract: At a computer system a number of interrelated block object specifications are generated according to user placement of data field icons on a canvas region. Each block object specification includes a layout type, a mark type, and one or more visual encodings. For each block object specification, a respective query is generated according to the user-selected data field icons that specify the visual encodings for the respective block object specification. Each query is executed to retrieve a respective set of tuples from the data source. Each tuple comprises data values for data fields corresponding to the user-selected data field icons. A data visualization is generated in accordance with the layout type, the mark type, and the visual encodings specified in each of the block object specifications, wherein each tuple in each of the respective set of tuples is represented as a visual mark in the data visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TABLEAU SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Karis, Rodion Degtyar, Allison Anne Whilden, Vidya Raghavan Setlur, Jonathan D. Que, Filippos Lymperopoulos
  • Patent number: 11494050
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device and a method for controlling the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sungjae Park
  • Patent number: 11494046
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Han, Matthew E. Shepherd, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew H. Gamble, Brittany D. Paine, Brendan J. Langoulant, Craig A. Marciniak, Donald W. Pitschel, Daniel O. Schimpf, Andrew R. Whalley, Christopher R. Whitney, Jonathan R. Dascola, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 11461000
    Abstract: One or more systems and/or methods for adjusting a user interface based upon an orientation of an input object are provided. An input provided by an input object (e.g., a hand of the user) may be received through a display of a device (e.g., a touchscreen display of a smartphone). The input may comprises gesture data corresponding to a gesture performed relative to the display. The input may be evaluated to determine an orientation, such as a hand orientation, of the input object. In an example, curvature associated with the gesture may be evaluated to determine the orientation of the input object. A user interface displayed by the device may be adjusted based upon the orientation of the input object. In an example, a location, a size, an appearance, an output, and/or a functionality of a user interface element displayed within the user interface may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Ke
  • Patent number: 11442754
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products for targeting components. A server system obtains a plurality of tags corresponding to a plurality of components available for presentation on a web page. The server system generates a hierarchical structure that indicates: relationships between the plurality of components. The server system provides data to a first client device, the data configured to be processed to cause display of a first user interface based on the hierarchical structure, the first user interface being operable to: select one of the one or more components for association with the prompt interface, and allow a second user interface to be displayed at a second client device, the second user interface including a presentation of the prompt interface including content associated with the prompt interface and with the selected component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Salesforce, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Zachary Spadea, Nithyanandniranjan Chandarraj, James R. Morrin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11403351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for personalization using image clouds to represent content. Image clouds can be used to identify initial user interest, present recommended content, present popular content, present search results, and present user profile information. Image clouds are interactive, allowing users to select images displayed in the image cloud, which can contribute to presenting more personalized content as well as updating a user's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Yahoo Assets LLC
    Inventors: Mike Macadaan, David J. Liu, William G. Wetherell, James D. Simmons, Sudhir Tonse, Arun K. Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11397523
    Abstract: One or more embodiments described herein include methods and systems of sending multimedia content items as electronic communications. More specifically, systems and methods described herein provide user the ability to easily and effectively select multimedia content items stored on a computing device for inclusion in a communication session without navigating away from the communication session. Additionally, systems and methods described herein provide a user the ability to edit multimedia content items for inclusion in the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Langholz, William Mcmillan Tyler
  • Patent number: 11392275
    Abstract: Method of generating contextual sending menu starts with processor causing first client device to display first and second portion of display screen in inactivated position. Processor receives selection from first user of first client device of chat selectable item in application interface. Chat selectable item is associated with communication interface of messaging system. In response to receiving the selection, processor generates media content item based on context of first client device and causes first portion and second portion of display screen to be displayed in an activated position by causing first portion to contract, and causing second portion to expand and to comprise a preview of media content item and selectable item associated with second user. Processor then receives from the first user selection of the selectable item associated with the second user, and transmits media content item to second client device. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desserrey, Dylan Shane Eirinberg, Matthew Colin Grantham, David Whyte
  • Patent number: 11372944
    Abstract: Online tutorials for websites or software platforms can become out of date quickly once a website or platform has a minor update. Embodiments of the present invention fix this problem by automatically mapping website elements from the original tutorial to elements of the updated website by calculating and determining similar non-exact matches to those elements as the website changes. This gives designers of websites flexibility to perform maintenance and updates to their websites without regularly reprogramming their tutorials ensuring a higher accuracy of educational material for the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LOU Web Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Lawson, Rachel Pardue
  • Patent number: 11354377
    Abstract: This application relates to apparatus and methods for automatically providing item reviews. In some examples, a website provides a widget on a website allowing a customer to request an item review for an item. In response to the customer requesting the item review, a computing device determine whether suitable reviews for the item are available. If suitable reviews are available, the reviews are provided to the customer requesting the item review. If suitable reviews are not available, the computing device determines a set of customers to request item reviews for the item from, and provides item review requests to the determined set of customers. The computing device receives responses to the item review requests received from the set of customers, and provides an item review based on the received item review requests. In some examples, the website provides the item review to the customer requesting the item review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Chittaranjan Tripathy, Siddharth Pratap Singh, Ioannis Pavlidis
  • Patent number: 11347372
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a controlling method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to be divided into a first area and a second area which is larger than the first area with reference to a folding line, a detector configured to detect a user interaction, and a controller configured to, in response to a folding of the display with reference to the folding line being detected through the detector, control the display to display a predetermined UI on an exposure area which is exposed part of the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-goo Kang, Yun-kyung Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hae-yoon Park
  • Patent number: 11343250
    Abstract: Application-manager software authenticates a user of a client device over a channel. The authentication operation is performed using a directory service. The application-manager software presents a plurality of applications in a GUI displayed by the client device. The plurality of applications depends on the authentication, the client device, and the channel. And the plurality of applications includes a thin application and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application. The application-manager software receives a selection as to an application from the user. If the selection is for the SaaS application, the application-manager software provisions the SaaS application. The provision includes automatically logging the user onto an account with a provider of the SaaS application using a single sign-on and connecting the user to the account so that the user can interact with the SaaS application. If the selection is for the thin application, the application manager software launches the thin application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: William Pugh, Michael Eakes, Ojvind Bernander, Pradyumna Gundavaram
  • Patent number: 11334236
    Abstract: A device maintenance apparatus which performs a maintenance of a device, includes: a storage configured to store device definition information in which a parameter of the device is defined; an acquirer configured to acquire device information from a maintenance target device which is a device of maintenance target; and a display processor configured to display, on a display, a first button using the device definition information stored in the storage and the device information acquired by the acquirer, the first button being a button for transitioning to a screen on which details of the parameter is displayed for each parameter of the maintenance target device, at least a name of the parameter and a value of the parameter being attached to the first button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Morihiro Fujisaki, Ryuta Motooka, Yoshio Uomori
  • Patent number: 11334217
    Abstract: A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) to receive a user command on a touch screen, and a multimedia apparatus using the same. The method for providing a GUI includes determining whether an enlargement command for a GUI item is received, and enlarging the GUI item. Therefore, it is possible to enable a user to operate the GUI item more correctly, and to provide the superior visual effect when the GUI item is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan-ho Park, Kyoung-nyo Hwangbo, Mi-kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11328352
    Abstract: In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for provisioning an electronic device with an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing usage information of an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for providing visual feedback on a representation of an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing the tracking of a category are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing a transfer of items are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing an authentication credential connected with an account are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for activating a physical account object are described. In some embodiments, exemplary user interfaces for managing balance transfers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Michael Artemiw, Alan C. Dye, Jarad M. Fisher, Richard W. Heard, Christine Franco, Pedro Mari, Mischa McLachlan, Aaron Melim, Ashish C. Nagre, Glen W. Steele, Akila Suresh
  • Patent number: 11321417
    Abstract: A method of browser-based target data extraction includes: storing a browser application and a browser extension, the browser extension containing a predefined network identifier of a server; at a controller of the client computing device interconnected with the memory, executing the browser application to retrieve a web page containing target data; at the controller, responsive to retrieving the web page, executing the browser extension simultaneously with the browser application for: capturing a portion of the web page containing the target data; responsive to capturing the portion, automatically generating an overlay interface including the target data; controlling a display of the client computing device to present the overlay with the web page; receiving an operator command at the overlay via an input assembly of the client computing device; and when the operator command is a confirmation command, transmitting the target data to the server using the predefined network identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventor: Nicolas Guillon