Patents Examined by William L. Bashore
  • Patent number: 10264037
    Abstract: In one example, a presentation control device may allow a presenter, such as a teacher, to control interactions between audience members and the presenter. The presentation control device may display a presentation controlled by a presenter to a presentation audience as part of a group presentation session. The presentation control device may receive from the presenter a communication rule controlling an interaction between an audience member device and the presentation control device as part of controlling the presentation. The presentation control device may receive a communication regarding the presentation from an audience member in the presentation audience via the audience member device. The presentation control device direct the communication based on the communication rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Danielle Ellbogen, Divya Kumar, Rowan Forster
  • Patent number: 10262044
    Abstract: In an approach for managing computing interruptions, a processor receives a computing interruption on a computing device. A processor monitors computing activity of a user on the computing device. A processor accesses user preferences, wherein the user preferences are based on an analysis of previous responses by the user to previous computing interruptions. A processor determines a minimum threshold, based on the computing activity of the user and the user preferences, wherein the minimum threshold identifies when a computing interruption is allowed to be presented to the user. A processor determines from the computing interruption, a sender and a context of the computing interruption. A processor assigns a ranking to the computing interruption based on the sender and the context of the computing interruption. A processor compares the ranking to the minimum threshold. A processor determines whether to present the computing interruption, based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10241658
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display section, a storage section, and a control unit. When accepting a predetermined gesture under a gesture acceptance control, the control unit allows the storage section to store window information indicating a size and a position of a window being displayed on the display section, creates an icon associated with a file being displayed in the window, and allows the display section to display the icon. When accepting a launch gesture on the icon under the gesture acceptance control, the control unit retrieves the window information from the storage section and allows the display section to display a window for displaying the file associated with the icon in the size and position indicated by the window information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Judd, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Tetsuya Nishino
  • Patent number: 10242079
    Abstract: A computer system transforms data. The system displays a user interface including a data flow pane. A user builds a flow diagram in the data flow pane. Each node in the flow diagram specifies an operation: to retrieve data, to transform data, or to create an output dataset. The flow diagram includes a subtree having a data source node and transformation operation nodes. When the user initiates execution and the nodes in the subtree are configured to execute imperatively, the system performs the operations in the subtree sequentially as specified, retrieving data from the data source, transforming the data, and forming an intermediate dataset. When the user initiates execution and the nodes in the subtree are configured to execute declaratively, the system constructs a database query that is logically equivalent to the operations specified in the subtree and transmits the query to the data source to retrieve the intermediate dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Kim, Will Pugh, Isaac Kunen
  • Patent number: 10241669
    Abstract: A method is provided which includes displaying an output of an application on a touchscreen, receiving a user input for the application on the touchscreen, and determining the location of the received user input on the touchscreen. Further, the method includes generating an additional pop-up window for display on the touchscreen, and selecting a location for the additional pop-up window, where the selected location for the additional pop-up window does not coincide with the determined location of the user input for application. Further, the method includes displaying the additional pop-up window at the selected location for the additional pop-up window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sophie D. Green, Grace Jansen, Joe Pavitt, Antony Protonotarios, James Russell, Alexandros E. Vlissidis
  • Patent number: 10242341
    Abstract: Systems, methods and products are described that provide taskbar grouping by user task. One aspect includes identifying a plurality of applications open on a computing device; identifying one or more objects open in said plurality of applications; determining one or more objective measures of said one or more objects belonging to a particular task; and automatically grouping objects sharing one or more objective measures of belonging to a particular task together in a common taskbar icon of a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John W. Nicholson, Philip J. Jakes
  • Patent number: 10235032
    Abstract: A method for optimizing a captured photo is provided. In step (a), an original photo is provided. In step (b), the original photo is adjusted according to two sets of parameters to generate two test photos. In step (c), the two test photos are shown on a display of an electric device for selection. In step (d), a user's preference is generated accordingly. In step (e), the captured photo is adjusted according to the user's preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shih-Jay Chen
  • Patent number: 10235028
    Abstract: Techniques are described for text extraction on graphs. In one example, techniques include receiving a graphical representation of data, the graphical representation of data being a format other than a spreadsheet or table; and receiving user input selecting a portion of the graphical representation of data; and generating one or more text analytics rules based on the selected portion. The graphical representation may be a pie chart or a radial sunburst diagram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Dimple Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10223434
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention can include a system and method for managing a plurality of data feeds to be loaded into a database. The method includes obtaining a script which specifies a query. The method includes executing the query against a source to extract a result set and consulting the script to determine a format for the data feed. The method also includes converting the result set in accordance with the format to create the data feed and transporting the data feed to be loaded into the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Kenneth T. Milne
  • Patent number: 10216767
    Abstract: Methods for performing a structured collection procedure by utilizing a collection device are disclosed herein, in which a collection procedure is initiated for performing one or more data collections for one or more data event instances occurring according to a schedule of events. Each data event instances comprises a data collection pertaining to a biomarker to be performed according to one or more conditions of an adherence criterion. Each data event instance is determined to be successful or unsuccessful on the basis of actual performance of the data collection and meeting certain conditions of the predetermined adherence criteria for the data event instance. Contextual information for successful data collections is generated and a data file generated for storing records relating to successful data collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Bousamra, Abhishek Soni
  • Patent number: 10216350
    Abstract: A method of providing a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is provided. The method includes receiving an image to be used for the GUI, and selecting one or more object areas to be used for the GUI from the image, setting a GUI icon corresponding to the selected object area, and outputting the set GUI as a home screen for executing at least one of application on a display of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-Young Jung, Do-Hyeon Kim, Ji-Hoon Kim, Dong-Chang Lee, Dong-Hyuk Lee, Jae-Woong Lee, Won-Suk Chang, Seong-Taek Hwang
  • Patent number: 10216370
    Abstract: Techniques for exposing tabs in system task switchers are described herein. In one or more implementations, input is received to initiate a switch between different applications executed in a multi-application computing environment. In response, a system task switcher is launched to facilitate selection of and switching between the different applications. representations of the different applications are exposed via a user interface for the system task switcher. In the system task switcher configured to include functionality accessible via the system task switcher to exposed representations of individual tabs open in applications having tabbed user interfaces. Responsive to a selection of a particular application via the system task switcher, a switch occurs to the particular application in the multi-application computing environment. If a particular tab is selected, the switch occurs to expose the application UI with the selected tab being presented as the active/top tab with focus in the application UI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam E. Barrus, Richard Fang, Andrew M. Pickard, Samuel George Gates
  • Patent number: 10215574
    Abstract: A transport facilitation system is disclosed that can facilitate pick-ups in connection with a transportation arrangement service. The transport facilitation system can initially receive a pick-up request from a user device of a requesting user and select a driver to service the pick-up request. The transport facilitation system can transmit an invitation to service the pick-up request to a driver device of the driver and receive a confirmation to service the pick-up request from the driver device. Thereafter the transport facilitation system can, detect, from the user device, a sensor pattern corresponding to a hailing action performed by the requesting user using the user device. In response to detecting the sensor pattern, the transport facilitation system can initiate a selected display pattern on a graphical user interface (GUI) of the user device to enable the driver to identify the requesting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Le Cun, John David West
  • Patent number: 10210253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus of providing comments and statistical information for each section of a video content and the method thereof, the apparatus and the method thereof being capable of writing and displaying replies for each section of the video content which is edited section by section and providing a user interface which plays each section of the video content respectively, so as to allow a user to access the video content section by section in order to easily grasp the characteristics of the corresponding video and to intuitively search fast and play the wanted parts (or sections) of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: VEAVER, INC.
    Inventor: Hyun Sun Ju
  • Patent number: 10210256
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for indexing documents in a collection of linked documents. A link log, including one or more pairings of source documents and target documents is accessed. A sorted anchor map, containing one or more target document to source document pairings, is generated. The pairings in the sorted anchor map are ordered based on target document identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Huican Zhu, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Bwolen Po-Jen Yang, Anurag Acharya
  • Patent number: 10203851
    Abstract: Provided is a GUI including: an unadded pane region that hierarchically displays folders which are sets of images having no class information added thereto; an image pane region that displays the images displayed in the unadded pane region, the displayed images having no classification added thereto; and a class pane region that displays images having classification added thereto, wherein by externally inputting class information for one image having the class information added thereto, the input class information is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Minekawa, Yuji Takagi, Minoru Harada, Takehiro Hirai, Ryo Nakagaki
  • Patent number: 10203761
    Abstract: A glasses type mobile terminal including a camera configured to obtain an image; a display unit including a transparent display; and a controller configured to recognize a user is gazing at their hand, display an execution screen in a first transparent display area corresponding to a palm of the hand, recognize a first gesture corresponding to a virtual connection between the execution screen and a specific finger, associate the execution screen with the specific finger upon recognition of the first gesture, display a first item indicating association of the execution screen with the specific finger in a second transparent display area corresponding to the specific finger, recognize a second gesture of virtually connecting the first item with the displayed execution screen corresponding to the palm of the hand, and display a result of executing the first item to the application in the first transparent display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungtae Seo, Wonsang Yi, Chaemin Lim, Wonsul Jeon, Bomi Noh
  • Patent number: 10203836
    Abstract: A unique system and method is provided that facilitates pixel-accurate targeting with respect to multi-touch sensitive displays when selecting or viewing content with a cursor. In particular, the system and method can track dual inputs from a primary finger and a secondary finger, for example. The primary finger can control movement of the cursor while the secondary finger can adjust a control-display ratio of the screen. As a result, cursor steering and selection of an assistance mode can be performed at about the same time or concurrently. In addition, the system and method can stabilize a cursor position at a top middle point of a user's finger in order to mitigate clicking errors when making a selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hrvoje Benko, Andrew D. Wilson, Patrick M. Baudisch
  • Patent number: 10205999
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting information regarding multiple categories of content are provided. In addition, methods and systems that suggest activities by a user in relation to content and determined affinity for content in relation to user contacts are provided. A user interface application is provided that operates to display status and/or historical information regarding content, suggested activities, and suggested contacts. The user can interact with the interface to access detailed information and to act on suggestions. In addition the user can interact with the interface to share content to other users, including users participating in real time communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Chavez
  • Patent number: 10198164
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying imagery of a geographic area are provided. More particularly, a location selector interface element can be displayed in conjunction with the imagery when a continuous zoom event is detected. In response to the continuous zoom event, the location selector interface element can be displayed in conjunction with, for instance, a zoom interface for zooming the imagery. The location selector interface element can include a plurality of geographic labels. Each geographic label can be associated with a different zoom level of the imagery. Each geographic label can provide a description of a geographic area corresponding to the zoom level associated with the geographic label. A user can interact with the location selector interface element to select a desired zoom level for viewing the imagery. In response to the user interaction, the imagery can be zoomed to the zoom level corresponding to the selected geographic label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bailiang Zhou, Patrick Hofmann