Patents Examined by William Bashore
  • Patent number: 10289204
    Abstract: An apparatus including a movement sensor and processing unit, where sensed movement, especially velocity and/or acceleration and changes thereof, is used to control real and/or virtual objects, where no hard selection protocol is used and output signals and/or commands occur with a change in velocity or acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Quantum Interface, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Josephson
  • Patent number: 10191643
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes providing for display to a user content including multiple content objects that each has a boundary defining a two-dimensional area. A two-dimensional scroll region for user scrolling within the content is determined. The two-dimensional scroll region is independent of the two-dimensional areas of the content objects. User input to scroll within the content in one or both of the two dimensions across one or more of the boundaries is received. The method includes scrolling within the content according to the user input, the scrolling being continuous across the boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Reid Hauser, Jasleen Singh, Jonathan M. Kaldor, William S. Bailey, Vladimir Kolesnikov
  • Patent number: 10156979
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a user interface for displaying a graphic and a hidden graphic in a first area; displaying a set of contents corresponding to the graphic in a second area distinguishable from the first area; detecting a user's gesture for selecting a part of the first area; enlarging the first area to include a part of the second area; displaying a plurality of graphics including the graphic and the hidden graphic in the extended first area in response to the user's gesture; detecting a user's additional gesture for moving a first graphic among the plurality of graphics; and moving the first graphic to a part of the extended first area in response to the user's additional gesture, and moving a second graphic of the plurality of graphics to an area from which the first graphic is moved out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Berm-jin Cho, Yu-shik Whang, Hyun-gyoo Yook
  • Patent number: 10156980
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing input to a computing device based on a toggle gesture performed during a drag gesture are provided. A drag gesture can be performed on a touch screen to manipulate a user interface object. For example, the drag gesture can move the user interface object or resize the user interface object. Such manipulation commands may have alternate modes or options. For example, a user may want to place a copy of the user interface object rather than simply moving it. Accordingly, a toggle gesture can be performed during the drag gesture to choose an alternate manipulation command. For example, a drag gesture can be performed to move an object, and a toggle gesture can be performed during the drag gesture to copy the object instead of moving it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Lehrian, Zachariah N. Paine, Edward P. A. Hogan
  • Patent number: 10152200
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to managing elements within a notification area of a graphical operating system. The elements may include any graphic, logo, or image associated with running software. A user indicates which elements can be displayed in the notification area, consequently creating a list of potentially displayable elements. For each listed element, an order of display, file location, and display status is designated. The user may freely change the order in which elements are displayed in the notification area by repositioning the displayed elements. Elements may be permanently removed from the notification area, resulting in their deletion from the list. Only elements entered into the order list, at the discretion of the user, are displayable within the notification area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Duncan, Latika Kirtane, Jeff Miller
  • Patent number: 10149013
    Abstract: A method for collaborative sketch annotating of a program of multimedia content includes enabling a first user to create a sketch annotation, enabling the first user to store sketch annotation data related to the sketch annotation, and enabling a second user to access the sketch annotation. The second user may navigate the program using the sketch annotation and/or an indication of the sketch annotation. The first user may create the sketch annotation while viewing the program, for example, and the program may be paused for adding the sketch annotation to one or more paused frames. The sketch annotations may include chronological information indicative of a chronological location of the sketch annotation within the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Scott Amento, Larry Stead, Mukesh Nathan
  • Patent number: 10147071
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for presenting a visual representation of an email thread, comprising organizing a plurality of emails in an email system with respect to a plurality of parties; organizing the plurality of emails with respect to an email thread to produce thread information; correlating the plurality of parties with thread information to produce a condensed tree structure to represent plurality of parties and the plurality of emails, wherein each node of a plurality of nodes of the condensed tree structure represents one corresponding party of the plurality of parties; and rendering the condensed tree structure on a computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Saurabh Gupta, Sandeep Perumbuduri, Nancy A. Schipon, Jack P. Yapi
  • Patent number: 10133795
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for providing real-time tracking of user personalized metrics from a database are provided. A request is received from a user device for personalized metrics data from a customer relationship management (CRM) application. A home page user interface is transmitted for display on the user device. The home page user interface provides several icons for user selection, where each of the several icons corresponds to a unique personal metrics category. A selection of one of the several icons is received. A user interface for a personal metrics category corresponding to the selected icon is transmitted for display on the user device. The user interface provides for display on the user device at least one personalized metrics data corresponding to the personal metrics category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Rose Reed, Lajja Mehta, Kapil Reddy Gowru, Pierre-Marie Dartus, Angela Lee Sy
  • Patent number: 10134071
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for configuring a lighting fixture in a virtual environment. The methods and apparatus may enable a user to directly or indirectly manipulate a virtual lighting effect in a virtual environment and be presented with virtual representations of one or more lighting fixtures that correspond to producible lighting fixtures that are capable of producing the manipulated lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Valentinus Rene Engelen, Bram Knaapen
  • Patent number: 10133972
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory that stores, for each one of a plurality of paper types, paper profile information that includes multiple paper attribute information each defining an attribute of paper and stores preferentially displayed paper attribute information in association with at least one configuration, the preferentially displayed paper attribute information indicating paper attribute information to be displayed preferentially compared to other paper attribute information of the multiple paper attribute information and circuitry that obtains preferentially displayed paper attribute information corresponding to paper to be printed in the at least one configuration, and control a display to display preferentially displayed paper attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujioka, Yuu Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10127058
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with content consumption are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a decoder, a user interface engine, and a presentation engine. The decoder may be configured to receive and decode a streaming of the content. The user interface engine may be configured to receive user commands. The presentation engine may be configured to present the content as the content is decoded from the stream, in response to received user commands. Further, the decoder, the user interface engine, the presentation engine, and/or combination/sub-combination thereof, may be arranged to adapt the presentation to enhance user experience during response to a skip back command, where the adaption is in addition to a nominal response to the skip back command, e.g., display of closed captions. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Johannes P. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10120564
    Abstract: A user interface device, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the same, implement a display unit configured to display a plurality of characters, a dial part configured to select any one character among the plurality of characters, and a touch part configured to be touched by a user. A control unit of the interface is configured to select a handwritten recognition mode as a character input mode when the touch part is touched, and select a dial operation mode as the character input mode when the dial part is operated, thereby improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Kyudae Shim
  • Patent number: 10120544
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include an apparatus for enabling a tooltip to view information associated with portions of charts displayed on a display screen of a mobile computing device and include a processor, and one or more stored sequences of instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to display information associated with a chart on a display screen of a mobile computing system using a first chart type, the information including label information and value information Based on detecting a selection of a portion of the chart, cause the tooltip to be displayed on the display screen of the mobile computing system, the tooltip displaying label information and value information associated with the selected portion of the chart, the tooltip including a navigation tool to enable navigating and updating the tooltip with label information and value information associated with different portions of the chart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Yuseung Kim, Jean Elie Bovet
  • Patent number: 10110522
    Abstract: Functionality is disclosed herein for setting sharing options for files using a messaging client. A message interface is displayed that allows a user to compose an electronic message. While the message is being composed, the user may specify sharing options for a file, or files, associated with the message. The sharing options may specify access settings used to identify the users that are allowed to access the file through a sharing service, feedback settings that are used to indicate when feedback is expected, and expiration settings that are used to indicate when sharing of the file expires. The sharing options are communicated from the messaging client to the sharing service. The sharing service may utilize the sharing options to control the manner in which the file, or files, is shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Floor Mesters, Milo Oostergo, Ivo van Doorn
  • Patent number: 10108003
    Abstract: A system includes a portable non-destructive testing (NDT) device. The NDT device includes a processor configured to receive imaging data captured via a sensor of the NDT device, cause a display of the NDT device to display an image to be analyzed based on the imaging data, and cause the display to display a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI includes a first plurality of user-selectable objects. Each of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is configured to activate one or more monitoring functions of the NDT device. The processor is also configured to cause the display to display at least a first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects. The first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is configured to substantially overlay the image. The first set of the first plurality of user-selectable objects is displayed based at least in part on an inspection state of the NDT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan David Maule, Thomas Charles Ward, Melissa Rose Stancato
  • Patent number: 10108614
    Abstract: A unique document handling facility on the scale of a Lotus Notes document. Preferably, the documents are stored in a relational database and served-up using Java servlets, with provisions for handling document content and group level security. The preferred implementation of the invention provides several specific features: (1) Presentation and control of heterogeneous document content through the service of the Enterprise Application Development Platform, (2) An efficient scheme for group level and user level security, (3) Presentation of heterogeneous document types, (4) Presentation of heterogeneous data types in the document, (5) A method to externalize definition of keyword selections, and (6) The ability to present document fields in any order, regardless of whether they originate in the head or body of the underlying document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Wason
  • Patent number: 10095371
    Abstract: A device and a method for displaying content on a display device involve generating a graphical user interface including a toolbar in response to a request to display content. The toolbar is displayed simultaneously with the content on a display screen of the display device, with at least two sides of the toolbar are separated from edges of the display screen. The toolbar is partially transparent and brought onto display using an animation, separately from display of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Florian Jann, Michael Krenkler, Tina Rauschenbach, Emil Voutta
  • Patent number: 10095370
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a network visualizing apparatus giving a user to have a clear perspective of network configuration and operation. [Solution] The visualizing apparatus for monitoring a network having logical configuration changeable by software interpreting a network control command includes a display device 98, a first drawing unit drawing a first image 92 representing cooperation between services provided on the network on the display device 98, and a second drawing unit drawing a second image 98 representing what connection between which node and which switch realizes the service cooperation on the network, on the display device. The first and second drawing units update drawings of a service cooperation execution monitoring window 92 and a network configuration monitoring window 98, respectively, in a synchronized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
    Inventors: Hideki Murasato, Takashi Kimata, Tetsuo Toyomura, Koji Zettsu
  • Patent number: 10095388
    Abstract: A system includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) including a plurality of user-selectable elements accessible by a user to select a patent strength calculator from a plurality of patent strength calculators, to edit a patent strength calculator, or to create a new patent strength calculator. The memory further stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to apply a selected patent strength calculator to a list of documents to determine a patent strength score for each patent of the list of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Innography, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyron J. Stading, Clifford Scott Herrick, John Gallner
  • Patent number: 10088997
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating data includes a display unit that displays an area object the contour of which is extracted from an image to be processed by an image processing application, an operating unit that receives selection conditions for selecting an area object that is intended by a user out of the area objects displayed by the display unit, and a contour extracting unit that extracts a contour of an area object selected based on the selection conditions received by the operating unit. When the contour extracting unit extracts a contour of a selected area object, the display unit displays the selected area object and an unselected area object in a distinguishable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Masahide Horiuchi, Fumiko Tsuwano